Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Sega

Puyo Puyo Tetris bringing puzzle crossover fury to PS4, Switch

Sega has announced the crossover puzzler Puyo Puyo Tetris. The fast-paced, four-player title will feature a ten-stage Adventure mode, Puzzle League, and Arcade with five modes (Versus, Swap, Fusion, Big Bang, and Party) for single and online multiplayer. An in-game shop also allows players to unlock characters and skins for both Puyos and Tetriminos. The game is scheduled to release this spring for PS4 and Nintendo Switch, the latter of which will also be available as a special launch edition.

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Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone now available on PSN for PS4

Digital idol Hatsune Miku has returned to get the glow sticks moving in Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone for PS4. The PSN exclusive features over 200 songs that are broken down as either a Future Sound track or a Colorful Tone tune. The former are centered on the Diva games, while the latter are related to the Project Mirai games and arcade tracks. The packs are available separately for $29.99 or together for $53.99, with the bundle also coming with an exclusive survival course add-on. Future Tone sets itself apart from previous entries with a new control scheme that accommodates a faster pace. Songs can be tackled in five difficulty levels. Additionally, players also have access to new customization items that highlight other Sega properties, including Sonic, Virtua Fighter, Valkyria Chronicles, and Space Channel 5.

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Things get weird at Sega over Yakuza 0 The Business Edition

Yakuza 0’s early run, dubbed The Business Edition, is making Sega’s Marketing and Production team embrace their inner American Psycho. A new video has gone up of the crews embracing the holiday spirit by giving one another business cards. Not just regular business cards, but fancy business cards. They also happen to be housing them in the sleek holder that comes with The Business Edition.

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Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live gets seven-song 3rd Stage

Hatsune Miku’s third stage has opened up in Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live. The PSVR-exclusive entry receives seven additional songs today, for $14.99: Raspberry * Monster by HoneyWorks, Amazing Dolce by Hitoshizuku & Yama?, Sweet Devil by Hachioji P, Erase or Zero by Crystal P, Beginning Medley – Primary Colors by OSTER project, Name of the Sin by ryo (supercell), and a special encore performance of The First Sound by malo. A demo is also available on PSN.

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Fight! Fight! Fight! Yakuza 0 trailer highlights combat system

Kiryu and Majima will be cracking plenty of skulls in Yakuza 0, and Sega has released a trailer showing the two in action. Each has three unique fighting styles with which to dispatch rivals and thugs. As in previous entries, players can improve their fighting prowess by upgrading and expanding their move sets. Of course, everyday objects can also be used as weapons, if fists and feet aren’t getting the job done. As an added twist, players can throw money to distract their enemies, though there’s a chance Mr. Shakedown will appear to clear them out.

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Sega bringing Valkyria Revolution over for PS4, Xbox One

The Valkyria series is continuing stateside next year with the release of Valkyria Revolution for PS4, PS Vita, and Xbox One. Released in Japan as Valkyria: Azure Revolution, North American players will be able to purchase the game digitally and physically for PS4 and Xbox One as well as digitally for PS Vita. Neither strictly a sequel or a spin-off, Revolution is set in an alternate timeline from the main series, now based on Europe’s industrial revolution rather than WWII, and replaces the turn-based combat system with a hybrid setup. Combat is in real time, but players will also engage in tactical strategy across multiple battlefields. The story follows five vengeful friends, the Circle of Five, who use their influence to push an isolated nation to fight against imperialist neighbors. As the game plays out, the group will come to be viewed as brave liberators or traitorous murderers. One of the remaining Valkyrur, Brunhilde, is a wild card in the struggle.

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PS4 getting Yakuza Kiwami in 2017, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life in 2018

They keep pulling me back in! Sega will be releasing two new Yakuza titles for PS4: Yakuza Kiwami, a remastered version of the original Yakuza, in 2017 and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life in 2018. Kiwami is set to be a complete overhaul with graphical assets recreated from scratch for 1080p/60fps support and dialog re-recorded by the original Japanese cast. Additionally, the game will be beefed up with an extra 30 minutes of cutscenes, expanding the backstory and tying it to Yakuza 0, and new districts, adding Pocket Circuit car racing and other activities. The combat is also being revamped to utilize the updates from Yakuza 0. On a final, odd note, Majima will randomly pop up for a quick fight. Lastly, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, which will continue Kiryu’s adventure, has had its digital and physical North American release confirmed for early 2018.

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Enjoy the nightlife in 1980s Japan in new Yakuza 0 activities trailer

A new video has gone live highlighting some of the side activities available in Yakuza 0. Sometimes even gangsters need to cut loose, and Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima will have plenty to do during their downtime in the redlight districts of Kamurocho and Sotenbori. The areas will offer access to a batting cage, karaoke bar, disco, (ahem) wrestling arena, and arcade. The latter will host a number of Sega titles, including Out Run, Space Harrier, and Super Hang On. PSX 2016 attendees can try their hand at the game with a special playable demo at Sega’s booth, B2250.

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Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone bringing 200+ songs to PS4

The Hatsune train continues to roll on with news that Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone is coming to North America. The PS4 entry will be a PSN-only release that will come packed with 224 songs, five difficulty levels, and 340 costumes for Miku and company. It’s being described as an “arcade incarnation,” which means faster gameplay and a different control scheme from Diva X. The game will be a free download, serving as the delivery platform for two for-pay song packs: Colorful Tone and Future Sound. Both can be downloaded separately for $29.99 or as a bundle for $53.99. Players who buy both will get hairstyle customizations and an exclusive ‘survival course’ add-on. Future Sound bundles songs from the Project Diva games, while Colorful Tone includes those related to the Project Mirai games as well as arcade songs.

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Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live – The 2nd Stage adds six songs, encore

Sega has released the second stage for Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live. The $14.99 drop includes six tracks: shake it! – by emon, Quirky Medley – Giga-Remix – by Giga-P/Reol, Mikito P, Hello, Worker – by KEI, Cat Food – by doriko, Tell Your World – by livetune, and Time Machine – by 1640mP. A special performance is also bundled in, LOL -lots of laugh- by mikumix. Stages are available individually or as a set via the Season Pass, with 3rd Stage set to go live in December.

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