Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Sega

Sega releases Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax’s intro

Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (PS3, PS Vita) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 2

Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax’s opening cinematic has been released. The upcoming crossover fighter from Ecole and French Bread features characters from various Dengeki Bunko novels as well as Sega-themed stages, from such series as Virtua On, Sonic, and Valkyria Chronicles. Sega fans should also note that the launch edition comes with a bonus soundtrack packed with remixed tracks from other Sega titles.

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PlayStation 3 News

Sega releases new screens, final developer interview for Yakuza 5

Yakuza 5 (PS3) Video Series 3 Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sega has released the third and final entry in their developer interview for Yakuza 5. The ending interview is with general director Toshihiro Nagoshi and producer Masayoshi Yokoyama, and covers the game’s themes, music, and impending Western release. If you’ve missed the first two parts, head over to part 1 and then part 2. Also, while an exact release date is still unknown, the game has gone up for pre-order, and it was revealed today that early buyers will receive a 15% discount and the Fulfiller of Dreams static theme. New screenshots were also released, as well as a look at the theme.

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PlayStation 3 News

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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3D Gunstar Heroes now available on eShop for 3DS

3DS Gunstar Heroes (3DS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Treasure’s legendary action side-scroller Gunstar Heroes has been added to Sega’s 3D Classics line. 3D Gunstar Heroes, now available on eShop, features two versions (Japanese and International), local co-op, emulation options, stereoscopic 3D support, and new gameplay modes. The added modes include Mega Life (more health), Mega Shot (double damage), and Gunslinger (allows for players to discover new weapon combinations, a la Alien Soldier). The game’s extensive scrolling and high-intensity action made it particularly difficult to port to 3DS, and it was actually passed over previously. The technically minded curious about how it was accomplished can find some answers in a new interview with producer Yosuke Okunari and M2 president Naoki Horii at Sega’s blog.

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Sega releases second video in interview series for Yakuza 5

Yakuza 5 (PS3) Video Series 2 Announcement - Screenshot 1

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

Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (PS3, PS Vita) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 3

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

Streets of Rage 2 (3DS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

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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3DS

(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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