Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Sega

Sega translated a live-action promo for Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX

Hatsune Miku Project Mirai DX (3DS) Weird Video Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sega has released three new videos for their upcoming rhythm title Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX. These aren’t gameplay videos, though, but translated videos of a live-action version of Hatsune Miku, known as Mikudayo. I’m going to be honest with you, it’s almost fever-dream level of surreal. Give them a watch here: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. They’re worth a look.

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Sega releases second video in interview series for Yakuza 5

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Sega has released the second video of their ongoing series exploring the themes and history of Yakuza 5. The first, released last April, offered an overview of the storyline and inspirations behind the series, while the latest interview, with developers Mr. Nagoshi and Mr. Yokoyama, covers the character designs, hostess clubs, and new cities. The two also touch on the series’ appeal to Western audiences.

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PlayStation 3 News

Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax’s first four fighters debuted in trailer

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Sega has released a video revealing the first four fighters from their upcoming crossover brawler Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax. Asuna from Sword Art Online, Kuroyukihime from Accel World, Shizuo Heiwajima from Durarara!!, and Tomoka Minato from Ro-Kyu-Bu! will be joining a host of others from various Dengeki Bunko light novels and Sega properties to duke it out this October. The one-minute-long video highlights their fighting styles as well as a few of their combos.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax hitting PS3, PS Vita on October 6

Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (PS3, PS Vita) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sega has announced that they will be releasing their latest fighter, Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax, on October 6. Designed after novels published by Dengeki Bunko, including Sword Art Online and Durarara!, the 2D crossover brawler will feature a variety of characters across the lines, including a few Sega characters, battling in Sega-themed environments. The North American version will launch as a special edition that comes bundled with a bonus soundtrack CD that features tracks from several Sega composers, including Jun Senoue, Kenichi Tokoi, and Teruhiko Nakagawa. The tracks aren’t from the game, however, but are inspired by various Sega properties, such as Nights into Dreams, Shinobi, and the Sonic Adventure series.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

3D Streets of Rage 2 brings the side-scrolling pain to eShop for 3DS

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The Syndicate is back on the mean streets of the 3DS. Fortunately, Axel Stone, Blaze Fielding, Eddie “Skate” Hunter, and Max Hunter are prepared to deliver as many beatdowns as necessary in 3D Streets of Rage 2. In addition to stereoscopic 3D environments, the latest version also features a new Casual Mode, which kills enemies once they fall down; the unlockable Fists of Death Mode, where one hit kills; local co-op multiplayer; and options to alter the display mode, change it to the Japanese version, and so on. Two interviews—part one, part two—were also released detailing how M2 and Sega updated the 1992 side-scrawling brawler for a new generation.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Tembo the Badass Elephant

(PlayStation 4 Review) Tembo the Badass Elephant

“… as frustrating as it is funny …”

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PlayStation 4 Reviews

Tembo the Badass Elephant set to rampage tomorrow for console, PC

Tembo The Badass Elephant (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 10

Game Freak will be doing its bid to defend the world against the Phantom Army tomorrow by calling up the only hero capable of saving the day, Tembo the Badass Elephant. Global victory will require battling through 18 levels of side-scrolling action, packed with gun-toting soldiers and environmental hazards. And for the budget-minded readers, a 10% discount is still on offer across all platforms.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Tembo the Badass Elephant deploys its mighty trunk on console

Tembo The Badass Elephant (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The murderous Phantom Army has invaded, and there’s only one thing that can stop them: a commando elephant. Tembo the Badass Elephant, from Pokemon developer Game Freak, calls in the toughest of the tough (pachyderms) to save the day, which will require battling across 18 levels in a side-scrolling action-heavy platformer. The game is currently available for PS4 and Xbox One but on sale across all platforms, with 10% off for Gold Members, PS Plus subscribers, and Steam pre-orders.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Catch up with Yakuza with new video series, World of Yakuza 5

Yakuza 5 (PS3) Video Series Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sega is laying the groundwork for the return of Yakuza with the first of a three-part video series, Welcome to the World of Yakuza 5. The nearly six-minute-long video features Sony’s Director of Third Party Production and Developer Relations Gio Corsi interviewing Yakuza 5’s General Director Toshihiro Nagoshi and Producer Masayoshi Yokoyama. Topics covered include what the duo value most as creators, the storyline, and the inspiration behind the series.

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PlayStation 3 News

Ten Project X Zone 2 characters revealed, new screenshots up

Project X Zone 2 (3DS) Character Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bandai Namco has release new screenshots from the upcoming tactical-RPG Project X Zone 2. The images reveal 10 of the characters to make up the latest cast, which will include many returning from the original as well as some new faces. Those featured are Ken and Ryu from Street Fighter, Maya Fey and Phoenix Wright from Ace Attorney, Gemini Sunrise and Sakura Shinguji from Sakura Wars, Axel Stone from Streets of Rage, Ciel Alencon and Nana Kazuki from God Eater 2, and Aty from Summon Night 3. Over a dozen shots in all have been posted, covering combat and dialog sequences.

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