In one of our earlier articles we reported that various SEGA games are currently being discounted during Sony’s Easter Sales on the EU PlayStation Store. Now, the US PlayStation Store is getting a range of discounts of its own. Like in the EU sales, these include Yakuza 5 and the Project DIVA F games (although unlike in the EU, Project Diva f on the PS Vita isn’t being discounted).
The annual Easter Sale on the EU PlayStation Store is underway, and as you may expect the list of discounts includes some SEGA and Atlus games. As usual, we compiled them in the list below, with prices both in Euro and British Pound added for your convenience. As you can see, it’s a good occasion to complete your collection of Project DIVA F, Yakuza or Persona 4 games! The Easter Sales run until April 6th, and Sony have announced that they will be adding more games to the list next week.
UPDATE: Sony are apparently sending out e-mails to people with a EU PlayStation Network account containing a unique code (one time use only) that grants an additional 10% discount to your entire PS Store cart. While it seems to be intended as an incentive to buy games from the January Sales, the description suggests it applies to any items in your cart (which the exception of pre-orders, subscriptions, PlayStation Now rentals and video on demand). However, it seems not everyone with a EU PSN account has received an e-mail with a code at this point, and it’s not clear if more e-mails are being sent out. There’s not a lot of time to use the code, as it expires this Sunday, January 17th at 23:59 GMT.
Earlier on we reported on Sony’s January Sales for the EU PlayStation store, which included two Persona games from Atlus. Recently, Sony have added another batch of games to these sales, and unlike the first batch they now include a few SEGA games! Until January 22, both the PS3 version of Project DIVA F and Project DIVA F 2nd are being sold at a 50% discount (and an additional 10% for PlayStation Plus subscribers), and the same goes for TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT on PS4. Read on to find a list with the details!
|Game||Publisher||Platform||Original Price||Discount||Offer Price||PS Plus Price|
|Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F||SEGA||PS3||£36.99/€44,99||50%||£18.99/€23,99||£17.09/€21,59|
|Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd||SEGA||PS3||£39.99/€49,99||50%||£19.99/€24,99||£17.99/€22,49|
|TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT||SEGA||PS4||£9.99/€12,99||50%||£5.35/€6,49||£4.82/€5,84|
More news on the 2015’s Sonic and SEGA Fan Jam have just come out! The event will take place on November 14 at The Guild Hall Arena in Savannah, Georgia. Tickets are $15 for adults 21 years and older, $10 for those 13-20 years of age, and $5 for the yung Sega fans.
A tentative list of featured games and events have been put up. Shenmue I and Shenmue II will be available to play, fitting with the big news of Shenmue III‘s announcement. Setups for casual play of Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax will also be available. By the time Fan Jam is held, the game will have already come out in North America, so perhaps the competition will be fierce. There will be tournaments at the Fan Jam too, including such titles as Fighting Climax, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd, and Sonic Heroes. Other activities including the screening of fan films, a cosplay contest, and karaoke featuring Sega music.
There are also quite a few panelists who have their own forums scheduled already – be sure to check this link out to read the descriptions and profiles of the persons involved!
The GoGetFunding page is still up, so if you’d like to donate go ahead and stop by to show your support. The team has come a long way and they’re still not done. There are still two and a half months until the Fan Jam is held!
More announcements are planned for the Fan Jam, so stay tuned for additional news in the future.
This past weekend, the Summer Wonder Festival 2015 (second Wonder Festival of the year) showed off a variety of garage kits. Sega and Atlus properties were well represented at this event. Shockingly, there are figures for 7th Dragon III Code: VFD! Also, besides the previously announced figma for Kazuma Kiryu, a figma was also announced for Goro Majima to be in production at this event, as shown above.
Find a list below of Sega and Atlus related figures, with links to teaser images courtesy of myfigurecollection.net. Please keep in mind that some of the material is NSFW (as noted), and some of the images are promotional/serve as teasers for the art that is later to come. Some links will not display near-final renders of a figure.
- Persona 3 Male MC
- Virtua Fighter Sarah Bryant
- Virtua Fighter Akira Yuki
- Yakuza Goro Majima
- Snow Mikudayo Nendoroid
- Hatsune Miku Nendoroid Co-de
- Hatsune Miku 1/12 by FREEing
- Megurine Luka 1/12 by FREEing
- Project DIVA F 2nd Orange Blossom Hatsune Miku by Max Factory
- Shining Resonance Kirika Towa Alma by Kotobukiya
- 7th Dragon III Code: VFD’s Samurai Class by Max Factory
- 7th Dragon III Code: VFD’s Rune Knight by Vertex
- Valkyria Chronicles Selvaria Bles by Vertex (NSFW)
- Jet Set Radio’s Beat by Union Creative International Ltd.
Interestingly, it seems Sega is listed as manufacturing a handful of anime-related figures. None are so important as this one below:
Only making a figure of Yui, of all characters from that series? Sega solidifies themselves as arbiters of taste by choosing the best character. After all, she was brought to us to bring justice to this world. If you are a fan of Iroha Isshiki, you are probably pretty cool, but if you are a fan of Yukino Yukinoshita, I am beyond disgusted.
EU gamers felt left out when Sony had a “Golden Week” sale on the US PlayStation Store earlier this year, but Sony has now announced a similar sales initiative named “Big in Japan” for the EU PlayStation Store, which sees a plethora of Japanese games sold at a discounted price for the PS3, PS Vita and PSP. We made a list of all the Atlus and Sega games featured in the sales, together with their new price. Not listed below but perhaps worth noting is that many of the Hyperdimension Neptunia games, a franchise which will receive a crossover game with the SeHa Girls, have been discounted as well. The sales ends on July 7th.
While EU PS3 owners are still waiting for Sega Europe to fix the problems with the previous batch of Project DIVA F 2nd DLC (which is still only available for the PS Vita two weeks after its release), Sega has announced that they just released the final batch of DLC for the game in the US. The final songs are “Electric Angel” by Yasuo and “Though My Song Has No Form” by doriko. The final modules are “Tyrol” (designed by nezuki), “Angel” (designed by Tomio) and “P-Style CG”.
Sony is celebrating Japan’s national holiday week with a “Golden Week” sale on the US PlayStation store. A ton of Sega and Atlus games are on sale right now, and we compiled the list of their discounted games below (with Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory included as well, given how it’s getting a crossover game with the SeHa Girls). As usual, PlayStation Plus members receive an additional discount. The discounts will be available until 5/05/2015. My thanks go to Kuronoa for helping me compile this list!
The next batch of DLC for Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd is now available from the PlayStation Store in the EU. However, it seems the US release has been delayed by a week (release now scheduled for the 5th of May), much like what happened to earlier EU DLC releases. That said, the EU DLC appears to be available only for the PS Vita at the moment. It’s unclear whether it will become available later today for the PS3.
Sega has released another batch of DLC for Project DIVA F 2nd today, and at the same time announced the rest of the DLC scheduled to be released later this month. Starting today in the US, the new Rhythm Game Songs “When First Love Ends” by ryo and “Marginal” by OSTER project are available for download for the price of $2.99. Two new costume modules have also been made available: “Powder” designed by Ichikai Hano and “Ha2une Miku” (both available individually for $1.99). If you already own the Costume Club and Song Club Season Passes, these are of course available for download at no extra cost. The DLC also seems to be available for the EU, though at the time of writing the Ha2une Miku DLC appears to be missing. UPDATE: downloading Marginal for the PS3 also doesn’t appear to be working at the moment, as the PS3 states the content can’t be downloaded.