While SEGA of Japan kicked off the SEGA 60th anniversary celebrations earlier this year, SEGA West has officially started celebrations today with a 60 day long GO SEGA event and a dedicated website, SEGA60th.com. During the next 60 days, there will be let’s plays, competitions, employee interviews and content covering the company’s history. Additionally, a large Steam sale has begun, with themed weeks planned.
Most exciting are the reveal of four exclusive mini games. Available on Steam for a limited tile, the games include: Relic Entertainment’s Armor of Heroes, a multiplayer tank battle game featuring assets from the Company of Heroes games. Amplitude Studios’ Endless Zone, a mashup of the developer’s Endless franchise and SEGA’s Fantasy Zone franchise. Streets of Kamurocho, a Streets of Rage and Yakuza mash-up from SEGA. And finally… Golden Axed, the never thought to ever be released working prototype of SEGA Studios Australia’s SEGA Reborn project! The last one we are especially excited to play, as it is a cancelled project we covered quite a bit on this site in the past.
After the break, the full press release and a gallery of mini game screenshots!
Join SEGA in Celebrating its 60th Anniversary With a Very Special Steam Promotion and 60 Days of SEGA Content
Starting 14 October 2020, celebrations begin! Free games to download and keep forever, new and never seen before content, exclusive interviews and 60th Anniversary website launched!
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 — London, England – 14 October 2020 – It’s official! 2020 marks the 60th Anniversary of SEGA®! It’s been a long and winding road to get here, encompassing some of gaming’s most iconic moments, scores of unforgettable games and the overcoming of multiple obstacles in a way that would make a certain hedgehog incredibly proud. SEGA West is delighted to announce its plans to celebrate this amazing milestone in its history with its millions of fans around the world. Head over to the newly launched sega60th.com for more details.
The week-long 60th anniversary celebrations start today on Steam, as gamers will be treated to awesome discounts on SEGA’s diverse portfolio of products (check the Steam promotion page here for more details). There are also some brand new, free-to-own retro-inspired mini games¹, which have been created by SEGA studios specifically for this 60th anniversary.
- Armor of Heroes – Relic Entertainment™ – A retro-inspired multiplayer tank romp for up to four players in versus combat and couch co-op. Available from 15-19 October.
- Endless Zone – Amplitude Studios™ – The Endless universe and Fantasy Zone™ collide in this side-scrolling shoot ‘em up. Available from 16-19 October.
- Streets of Kamurocho – SEGA® – Kiryu and Majima from SEGA’s critically acclaimed Yakuza™ series are raging on the Streets of Kamurocho in a new, but familiar challenge. Available from 17-19 October.
- Golden Axed – SEGA® – A build of a never-before-seen glimpse at a canned project called Golden Axe™: Reborn. Available from 18-19 October. So, just one day.
To claim your free games, all you need to do is head to the linked product page on Steam above and click ‘Play Game’, this will add the game to your library, and it will be yours forever. Act fast, once they’re taken down from Steam, they’re gone forever! In addition, Steam users who link their accounts to their email addresses at sega60th.com will be treated to SEGA Saturn classic, NiGHTS™ into Dreams, for free during the 60 day celebration.²
The fun doesn’t stop when the promotion is over though, as from today, our social channels and 60th Anniversary website will be lit up with 60 days of fantastic SEGA content. We’ll be hosting let’s plays, regular competitions, interviewing SEGA stalwarts from all corners of the business and treating you to video and editorial content covering different parts of SEGA’s rich history. Stay tuned to our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube channels for your daily dose of content.
For more information about SEGA and its 60th Anniversary, head over to sega60th.com as it will be updated regularly with new content and information.