Hello everyone, Kori here! Reporting back from the Game Developers Conference (GDC 2016) bringing you coverage from the show floor with my hands on the highly anticipated Rez Infinite for PlayStation VR developed by Tetsuya Mitzuguchi, my thoughts on virtual reality games, and my tour inside SEGA Networks Inc. Without further a do, hit the jump to read the coverage from the show floor.
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The crossover tactical RPG Project X Zone 2: Brave New World, developed by Monolith Soft and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment is finally here for Nintendo 3DS. The game features your favorite characters from Bandai-Namco, Capcom, Nintendo, and SEGA. To help promote the game, we’ve teamed up with Bandai Namco Entertainment US and UK to give away copies of the game along with four official Project X Zone 2: Brave New World Wall Scrolls illustrated by Yasuto Morioka of Bandai Namco Studios Inc. featuring Morrigan Aensland (Darkstalkers), Alisa (God Eater), and Hibana from SEGA’s Nightshade (aka Kunoichi in Japan).
We have four copies of Project X Zone 2: Brave New World (2 US and 2 UK) and four wall scrolls. That obviously means that we will select four winners by Wednesday, February 24th and announce them the next day (25th) on our Twitter. Good luck to all those who enter and enjoy this awesome RPG game filled with all of its fan served goodness. Segata Sanshiro would be proud of you all!
Ever dreamed of coming to a fan convention that pays tribute to SEGA’s line-up of video games, chat with other fans and meet guests that worked on your favorite SEGA titles? Kori-Maru here to bring you my impressions and experience hosting the second year of Fan Jam, a event dedicated to the SEGA fan community. Hit the jump to read what went down at this year’s event!
With the update to the light novel crossover fighting game coming out next week in Japan, SEGA & Degenki Bunko has recently announced that IGNITION will be receiving two additional characters as DLC for free only for a limited time.
Yuki of Sword Art Online will be one of the DLC fighters joining the fray along with Ren from SAO: Alternative Gangeiru Online as a supporting character.
The release date for the DLC will be announced for a later date. Degenki Bunko Fighting Climax IGNITION is set for release in Japan on December 17th for PS4, PS3, & Vita. With the update receiving DLC unlike the original, which light novel or SEGA character would you guys be interested in seeing as DLC? Hit the jump for artwork & screenshots.
What happens when you mix popular light novel characters and popular SEGA franchises in one crossover fighting game? You get Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax,a crossover fighting game developed by Japanese game developers French Bread & Ecole Software who have worked on the Melty Blood series. The game is published by SEGA and features various light novel characters from ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Bunko imprint as a celebration of the publication’s 20th anniversary. Not only does the game feature light novel characters, SEGA fans will be very pleased to see what this game has to offer when it comes to fan service. Be sure to hit the jump for my review of Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax!
The wait is now over and we at SEGAbits are happy to announce our surprise partnership with NECOMIX with their upcoming sequel to their Sonic Prologue fan film, which had over 900k views since it’s launch last year in August, to celebrate Sonic’s 25th Anniversary next year. With this partnership, we will be posting updates on Sonic Prologue 2 exclusively on our social media network, Facebook & Twitter.
Sonic Prologue 2 takes place directly after the events of Sonic 2 and the beginning of Sonic 3 where Sonic first meets one of his earlier rivals in the series, Knuckles the Echidna. This time, the team is going to need support through donations to make this project happen. Hit the jump for the “exclusive” 60fps trailer, story synopsis, screenshots, a message from the director and details on donation support of the smash hit fan film.
If you’re a fan of SEGA living in Georgia and like retro video games, we will be making a guest appearance at Savannah Comic Con in Savannah, Georgia this Saturday on June 20th. We will be featuring our SEGAbits original content such as My Life with SEGA, This is Saturn, Weekly Five and many more.
We will also be promoting our fan event, Sonic & SEGA Fan Jam 2015, with playable retro SEGA video games, hosting a Sonic Adventure 2 tournament provided with Sonic/SEGA prizes and a glimpse of what’s coming to the fan event this Fall. Don’t forget to check out our TooManyGames 2015 appearance with Sonic Retro on June 27th as we uncover secrets of the never released SEGA Saturn game, Sonic X-treme. Welcome to the Next Level of Excitement!
So Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax will be getting a sequel in arcades that is set to add quite a bit of new content including new playable characters. If you never heard of the game, its a 2D anime based fighting game that happens to feature some SEGA characters (from franchises like Virtua Fighter and Valkyria Chronicles). So what can you expect to see in the new game? Let’s check it out:
- Quenser Barbotage from Heavy Object accompanied by fellow 37th Mobile Maintentance Battalion members Heivia Winchell and Milinda Brantini who are incorporated into attacks.
- Major Floreytia Capistrano also from Heavy Object will also be in the game as a supporting character.
This new version of Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax is being titled ‘Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax New Work’ (working title) and will hit Japanese game centers this summer. The console version of the first arcade release is set to hit Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita this fall in the West.
MomoCon has recently announced the return of SEGA’s appearance to this year’s convention event with panels and first playable demos of a number of unreleased games from their lineup! These games include the upcoming Nintendo 3DS games Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX and the entire SEGA 3D Classics arcade roster. Also for consoles the first North American playable demos of TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT, and Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax!
I will be attending the convention once again to interview the cool reps from SEGA of America on their line-up titles for the summer and will be bringing you coverage and videos from the convention floors. If you have any questions on the following titles, be sure to leave a comment below.
Last November, we at SEGAbits hosted our very own gathering for all SEGA fans & gamers. The event was named Sonic & SEGA Fan Jam 2014, and was made possible with the awesome help of The Guild Hall of Savannah which provided us the venue space. As the person who spearheaded the event, it was a great experience to host a convention which celebrated SEGA’s video games ranging from classic to current releases. Attendees had a variety of games to play, SEGA fan films from talented filmmakers and animators to watch, and special guest appearances of talented Archie Comics Sonic The Hedgehog artist Tracy Yardley and Matt M. the host of Sonic The Hedgehog YouTube channel Tails Channel!
This year, we are happy to announce the launch of the Sonic & SEGA Fan Jam 2015 website, announcing the event coming this Fall. Like any sequel, we aim to make it bigger for everyone in the southern east coast area with more games, activities, and special guests from the SEGA community. In addition to the official site, we’ve worked on developing a Facebook page for the event to keep you guys up to date on news and special guest appearances. In the coming months, we will announce special guests, ticket prices, and many more details. Want to show your support by helping us with donations for the event? Be sure to click the jump for more details.
SEGA Networks has recently released a gameplay trailer of Sonic Runners for smartphone devices. The gameplay showcases Sonic the Hedgehog and friends blasting through various levels in classic 2D format similar to the Genesis and Advance/Rush games with slight changes to their designs (retaining their original Dreamcast/Modern look but with shorter sizes) collecting rings, Red Rings, and what appears to be small colored diamonds.
The video also shows more characters to be unlocked, Sonic Record, a leveling up system, story mode and having companions during gameplay.
The graphics in this game looks pretty great and colorful. The gameplay in my opinion reminds me of a combination of the classic Sonic titles with the Rush feel to it. Sonic Runners will be running towards Japan on iOS and Android smartphone devices this Spring. What are thoughts on the gameplay? Feel free to leave comments in our comments section.
The official site has also updated with character descriptions and some screenshots, check it out!
As part of SEGA Wow/Overworks month. I will be streaming Sakura Taisen 3 on the SEGA Dreamcast, showcasing unlocked minigames, cutscenes and more. Tune in to our stream now as I try to survive fun and yet challenging minigames with the Paris Assault Force!
To celebrate the last week of SEGA AM2 month with Virtua Fighter, the SEGAbits crew are planning on having a couple game sessions over on Xbox Live Arcade by playing Virtua Fighter 2 with our visitors and forum members. The game session will begin on Jan 30th, Friday at 12pm EST (9 AM PST).
To join us in a couple of matches, you could either follow us on Twitter and send us a direct message with your XBL gamertag or add “KoriSX15” with a message typed “VF2” to the gamertag. So be sure to put your skills to the test and show us what you got this Friday! Juunen hayainda yo!
SEGA AM2’s Action RPG, Rent A Hero, has been fully translated to English and released by the hard working of hackers from Rom Hacking Dot Net. Pretty much finishing what Edison Translation Group left off with only one section of the game translated.
Now gamers can finally get their hands on Rent A Hero from start to finish in English language for the first time ever.
Rent A Hero focuses on a teenager named Taro who has recently moved to Aero City along with his family and receives a armored suit. When he wears the suit, he becomes Rent A Hero, a hero for hire keeping the world at peace and payed for his heroic deeds.
For screenshots of Rent A Hero in English. Click the jump below!
Hello SEGAbits readers, Kori-Maru here and fresh from our fan convention event in Savannah, Ga. I would like to thank everyone who’ve attended our event and The Guild Hall for their support and using their venue for the event. Met new friends and had some great moments at the event. Want to learn how SEGA & Sonic Fan Jam came to be and how the even turned out? Hit the jump of my impressions of Sonic & SEGA Fan Jam 2014 including a ton pictures.