In what seems yet another questionable business move from Atlus (after the Persona 5 streaming debacle), the company has now tried to take down Nekotekina’s Patreon page for funding the development of RPCS3, an open-source PS3 emulator, via a DMCA takedown request. According to the team developing RPCS3, the reasoning Atlus put forward to Patreon was the following:
Atlus has announced that it will be creating its own European publishing team, located in SEGA Europe’s headquarters. This will enable them to start publishing their own titles in the future, likely signaling the end of their publishing partnership with Deep Silver. Commercial director Simon Inch is already on-board for the new team, and moving forward they will be adding a PR manager and a product marketing manager.
Yu Suzuki has provided a few comments regarding the latest Shenmue 3 trailer and the game’s new logo, on both the official PlayStation Blog and the Kickstarter page. You can read the comments below, as well as find a batch of old and new screenshots of the game. I also looked into the comments from Kickstarter backers on the latest update.
Shenmue 3 has received its first teaser trailer, finally giving us a bit of a closer look at the state of development of the game. According to the official description, the first teaser of Shenmue III is built from a small slice of an in-development build of the game, and it delivers small peeks in new look of main characters, new characters, and feels of Shenmue world. You can view the video below!
What stands out is that a lot of the scenes in the video look far too dark to discern any detail, which is likely something done in post-processing of the video itself. Otherwise, it’s clear that the animations and faces still need some work. The environments on the other hand do look good, even if the video doesn’t always give us a good look at them. All things considered this first teaser seems to be in line of what we can expect from the game, given its low budget, and I’m looking forward to see more of the game as it progresses.
SEGA of Japan has released a promotional trailer for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone DX, the physical version of the previously digital-only release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone. The game is scheduled to be released in November 22 in Japan for the PlayStation 4, and contains all of the songs and modules that were included in the base game and all of its DLC. In addition, it also contains two new songs: “Ghost Rule” and “Suna no Wakusei” (“Dune”), and a new Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary commemoration module. This new module can also be seen in the new trailer. The new content will also be making its way to the digital version of the game as DLC in the US and EU in 2018 (although the song “Dune” hasn’t officially been confirmed for release in the West yet). You can view the promotional trailer below!
UPDATE: Thanks to Atlus USA’s Sam Mullen for letting us know that the official English name for the song is “Dune”, and not “Sand Planet”, as I mistakenly wrote in the original version of the article.
Original article: Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone DX will also be getting “Suna no Wakusei” (“Dune”), a 2nd new songs alongside the previously revealed “Ghost Rule”. The DX version of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone is a physical version of the complete game with a few extras. It’s scheduled to be released on November 22 in Japan, From the screenshot included, it seems the game will be using the actual music video for “Suna no Wakusei” in-game as well, rather than a custom 3D music video made specifically for the game. This now brings the total number of songs included in Project DIVA Future Tone DX to 238. You can view the music video for the song below.
SEGA of America and Europe have announced that Yakuza 6: The Song of Life will be releasing on March 20th, 2018 in the Americas and Europe for PS4. They also announced that, aside from a regular launch edition, the game will also be getting a premium “After Hours” edition:
Ys Net posted a new update on their Shenmue 3 Kickstarter page, announcing that they have signed a global publishing contract with Deep Silver for their game. This means that Deep Silver will apparently be in charge of publishing Shenmue 3 worldwide. SEGA and Atlus fans in Europe already know Deep Silver, given that they’ve been handling publishing of their titles there for a while now.
At the same time, the new title screen that comes with the press release finally reveals what appear to be the updated character models of Ryo and Shenhua, Previously, Ys Net had in fact resorted to changing Ryo’s face through Photoshop, replacing it with the one from Shenmue 2. So far, it seems the new models are receiving a mixed response from fans. What’s curious is that the Shenmue 3 logo on the new title image is also different from the new logo that was revealed in their June update.
A few years ago, SEGA and Gumi announced a partnership to bring SEGA’s mobile games to the West, beginning with SEGA’s biggest mobile hit in Japan: Chain Chronicle. Unfortunately, things apparently didn’t work out between the two companies, and Gumi ended up shutting down Chain Chronicle on Feburary 29th, 2016. A fan petition was created to try and save the game, but seemingly to no avail. At least until now, as the long abandoned official Facebook page for the game suddenly showed a sign of life with a new message from the game’s mascot, Pirika: