Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Sega

Sega confirms acquisition of Relic, Company of Heroes IP

Company of Heroes 2 (PC) Sega Acquisition Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sega has confirmed THQ’s recent announcement that they have purchased all shares of THQ Canada Inc., better known as Relic Entertainment Studios, for $26.6 million. In addition to the team, Sega has also purchased some of THQ’s IPs, including, as verified by Eurogamer, Company of Heroes. The press release also noted the Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War series, but it didn’t specify whether its license was actually part of the sale. This latest purchase by Sega means that Relic will soon be under the same umbrella as another strategy-centric PC developer, Total War creators The Creative Assembly.

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THQ announces results of asset sale, Crytek, Sega, Ubisoft buy

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THQ has announced the results of their recent asset sale, and the details, which include the new homes of Homefront and Metro: Last Light, can be found below. In regards to what will be done with the acquired studios and properties, the company states that they expect “the new owners to extend employment to most employees and to continue development of the games they purchased that are currently in development.” All of those assets that were not sold, including Darksiders stewards Vigil Games, “will remain part of the Chapter 11 case.“ As of their announcement, the THQ estate will receive around $72 million and employee a small staff to assist during the transition period.

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Bayonetta to be available on PSN next week

Bayonetta (360, PS3) PSN Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The pistol-packing shape-shifting witch is set to return to the PlayStation 3 next week when Bayonetta launches on PSN. The PlatinumGames-developed action title, directed by Devil May Cry creator Hideki Kamiya, features fast-paced, cinematic combat that mixes dangerous firepower with equally dangerous ponytailes. Gamers can grab the digital version on January 29 for $19.99.

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PlayStation 3 News

Total War: Shogun 2 Gold Edition announced, coming in March

Total War Shogun 2 (PC) Gold Edition Announcement - Header

Would-be Shoguns awaiting their time to strike will get their chance with the epoch-spanning Total War Shogun 2 Gold Edition. The collection will include Shogun 2 as well as both Rise of the Samurai and Fall of the Samurai. Missing are the many clan packs, which add new factions, agents, and soldiers, as well as the blood back. Europe and Australia, however, get all downloadable content to date, save for the blood pack.

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DLC, PC News

The Cave now available online for console and PC

The Cave, the latest adventure-puzzler from designer Ron Gilbert and Double Fine Productions, is now available for 360, Linux, Mac, PC, PS3, and Wii U. The download-only release, published by Sega, features seven adventurers who must explore a trap-filled cave three at a time, with each character’s backstory coming to the fore as the trio make their way deeper into the chasm.

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Project X Zone coming to North America, screens released

Project X Zone (3DS) NA Announcement - Art Small

Namco Bandai has announced that they will be bringing over the crossover strategy-RPG Project X Zone. The Banpresto- and Monolith Soft-developed 3DS release features 50-plus characters from various Capcom, Namco Bandai, and Sega properties venturing out in twos as a Pair Unit, with a third assisting Solo Unit, in an attempt to seal a rift in time and space that is causing the universes to merge. Players can look forward to such pairings as Akira and Dante, Chun Li and Sakura, and Frank West and Jin.

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The Cave to launch online for console, PC next week

The Cave (360, PC, PS3) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 2

Sega has announced that the upcoming Double Fine Productions-developed adventure title The Cave will be available next week. The download-only release will be available on the Nintendo eShop and PSN on January 22 and on Live Arcade and Steam on January 23 for $14.99/1200 MS Points.

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Anarchy Reigns now available for 360 and PS3

Anarchy Reigns (360, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sega has announced that PlatinumGames’ Anarchy Reigns has hit store shelves for 360 and PS3. The brawler features 16 fighters battling it out using chainsaws, microwave rays, swords, and more against mutants, characters from other PlatinumGames’ titles, and what looks to be krakens. Excellent. The single-player campaign centers around the mystery behind the disappearance of Maximillian Caxton, while online multiplayer is supported for general mayhem.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Two new behind-the-scenes videos released for Total War: Rome II

Creative Assembly has released two new behind-the-scenes videos for their upcoming strategy title Total War: Rome II. The first video, The Unmaking of Carthage, details the new tactical map as well as how naval battles will be combined with land combat. The second video is a more laid-back discussion about unit and city variety with lead unit designer Jack Lusted.

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PC News

Sega releases launch trailer for AM2 fighters

Sega has released a new trailer for the three AM2 fighters that were recently released on Live Arcade and PSN, Fighting Vipers, Sonic the Fighters, and Virtua Fighter 2. The brawlers are available for $4.99/400 MS Points each and have been updated to support online play.

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