Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Sega

Tekken 7 gets the Fatal Fury touch with Geese Howard DLC

Akuma’s addition to Tekken 7 was a surprise, but Bandai Namco’s latest roster reveal is a real shocker: Geese Howard from Fatal Fury. SNK’s infamous ball-busting boss is making his way into the King of Iron Fist Tournament this winter as a downloadable addition. Check him out in action below.

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Arc System announces crossover fighter BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

A new multi-franchise crossover fighter was revealed at this year’s Evo tournament, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle. The brawler is being developed by Arc System Works and has a tentative release date of 2018. Set to be released on unspecified console platforms, the game will include characters from four series: BlazBlue, Persona 4 Ultimate Arena, Under Night In-Birth, and the web-based anime, RWBY. The announced characters from each are Ragna the Bloodedge, Yu, Hyde, and Ruby Rose. Character design is being led by illustrator Konomi Higuchi.

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Nintendo Switch News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

SNK, Altus bringing $14,000 to Evo for The King of Fighters XIV

SNK and ATLUS will be returning to Evo this year, and bringing some cash with them. The King of Fighters XIV will be one of the tournament titles, and the studios are ponying up $14,000 in pot bonus prize cash. First place will receive $8,000, while second place will take home $4,000 and third place, $2,000. Also on hand, though for bragging rights instead of cash, will be Puyo Puyo Tetris. Attendees will be able to try out the hybrid puzzler at Atlus’ booth.

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Convention, Nintendo Switch News, PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Sega releases digital pre-order bonus for Yakuza Kiwami

Virtual gangsters itching to relive their glory days can snatch a bonus by pre-ordering the digital version of Yakuza Kiwami. The remake of the original Yakuza is releasing next month, but early buyers can now score a free system theme that features series badasses Kazuma Kiryu and Akira Nishikiyama. Check it out below.

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PlayStation 4 News

Project Diva Future Tone getting new downloadable conent

Sega is set to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Hatsune Miku. To get the party going, the studio plans on getting players back into the groove with a new add-on for the PS4 rhythm title Project Diva Future Tone. Not much else is known at this point, but availability and price should be revealed soon.

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DLC, PlayStation 4 News

Jutland’s liberation begins with release of Valkyria Revolution

The Valkyria series receives its fourth entry today with the launch of Valkyria Revolution. The spin-off shares some similarities with the original trilogy but is entirely separate from them, taking place in a different universe and timeline. The combat has changed, too, from being turn based and tactical to more free wheeling, similar to systems found in action role-playing games. As leader of the Vanargand Squad, an elite anti-Valkyria unit, players set forth to defeat the Ruzi Empire in order to end a devastating blockade that is slowly strangling the kingdom of Jutland. Their squad will fight throughout Europa using swords, guns, and ragnite-fueled powers.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News, Xbox 360 News

(PlayStation 4 Review) Valkyria Revolution

“… provides a welcomed return to a rich universe, but for all of its interesting ideas, it proves underwhelming on the whole.”

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PlayStation 4 Reviews

Valkyria Revolution gets new video, freebies, and DLC schedule

Another music-centric video has been released for Valkyria Revolution. The previous footage featured composer Mitsuda-san, while the latest finds him joined by vocalist Sarah Alainn. The two play and discuss the track “Eternal Rest.” Additionally, a free theme for PS4 and PS Vita has gone live, as has a massive list of upcoming downloadable content. The video and DLC schedule can be found below.

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Sega Forever to launch free-to-play classics on mobile tomorrow

Sega is launching a new mobile initiative tomorrow dubbed Sega Forever. The new program allows gamers to download older Sega titles for free on their mobile devices. Described as “a re-awakening of archetypal gaming” the collection is billed as “an ode to the deep and diverse Sega catalogue.” The free-to-play games will be ad supported but also playable offline, and include extra features, such as cloud saves, controller support, and leaderboards. Ad-free versions are also available at a reduced rate of $1.99 per title. The company plans to add official emulations and ported games from every console era, retaining the originals as faithfully as possible while updating them for mobile platforms. The inaugural set includes Altered Beast, Sonic the Hedgehog, Comix Zone, Kid Chameleon, and Phantasy Star II. Gamers will find them on Google Play Store for Android devices and on the App Store for iPhone and iPad. New titles are set to be added every two weeks.

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Android, Apple Handheld

Endless Space 2 update improves AI, adds heroes, planets, quests

Amplitude Studios has released a new update for Endless Space 2, Stellar Prisoner. The 4X grand strategy’s free download adds the Neutron Star battle arena, providing perks to those who hold the node, along with an associated quest involving a strange prisoner trapped within. Also included are new heroes, one Endless Virtual hero and a Cravers Prime hero, two unique planets, and improvements to the modding system for editing textures as well as story and hero visuals. The base game is also being improved with “numerous general performance and AI improvements.” The studio will be showcasing the update today at 10 a.m. (CST) on their Twitch channel.

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