Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Sega

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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New Yakuza 0 trailer highlights origins of Goro ‘Mad Dog’ Majima

Sega is offering players a closer look at the Mad Dog of Shimano Family (and Yakuza 0), Goro Majima. The trailer finds a younger Majima as a civilian running the Grand Cabaret in Sotenbori, Osaka. He was appointed to his job after angering his bosses in the Tojo Clan, with his punishment being to make tons of cash in order to regain his status as yakuza. He does a little too well, though, so he’s given a tougher assignment: his first hit.

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Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live now available on PS4 for PSVR

Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live is now available for PSVR. Players will get to watch a Hatsune Miku concert from the audience, using their enthusiasm to charge the singer. The game is free to download but requires in-game purchases, sold as $14.99 stages, to play. The first of three was released today and includes seven songs: Love Trial by 40mP, 1/6 – out of the gravity – by noa, Satisfaction by kz, Weekender Girl by kz & Hachioji P, 39 by DECO*27 & sasakure.UK, Cute Medley – Idol Sounds by Mitchie M, and Love Song by Lamaze-P. A demo is also available that features the tutorial and one song, Weekender Girl by kz & Hachioji P.

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Sega catches players up on Yakuza 0’s story in new video

Yakuza 0 localization producer Scott Strichart gives the lowdown in the latest video for the upcoming origin story. Set in the 1980s, the game follows the rise of two series staples, Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima, as they redeem themselves and proceed to climb the ranks of the underworld.

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