Yakuza: Dead Souls announced for March 2012

SEGA have finally announced Yakuza spinoff, Ryu Ga Gotoku: Of the End, for America and Europe today. The game is dated for March 2012, following the same trend that the prior two Yakuza games set. There has been no words if SEGA will change the controls as one of their directors said prior to the announcement of this game. 

The game is set to bring back primary hero Kazuma Kiryu and Shun Akiyama and fans of the series can enjoy controlling Goro Majima and Ryuji Goda for the first time as zombies and mutants invade Tokyo and involves focus on guns for the first time in the series. Check after the break for the press release and for the boxart for Yakuza: Dead Souls.

Celebrate the Dreamcast’s 12th Birthday With Us!

Since 2009, It has become a yearly tradition for me to throw a Dreamcast birthday party by way of Dreamcast gaming, a live stream, chit chat, drinking and pizza. This year will be no different from last year: Starting at 11am Eastern Standard Time (5pm GMT) on Friday, September 9th, I’ll be kicking off the party at twitch.tv/dreamroom. We’ll play a ton of games, chat, reminisce and celebrate the 12th anniversary of the Dreamcast’s American launch. We’ll check out the original launch titles, play some wacky imports, go on a Dobuita shopping spree and I even have a few surprises.

So mark your calendars and keep your eyes on The Dreamcast Junkyard and SEGAbits as the big day nears!

SEGA teases upcoming Valkyria Chronicles news

We are slowly heading into next month, which will be the month SEGA Japan shows off titles at the Tokyo Game Show… now all of a sudden they are teasing news on their site? Shocking? This time last year they started teasing Valkyria Chronicles 3 for the PSP. What do you think it is this time?

There is one small issue, the site says its a ‘small update’. This probably wouldn’t be a new game. Maybe an art book? How about Valkyria Chronicles 3 extended for Vita? Yeah, that would rock.

[Source: Andriasang]

New Shining Game announcement soon

[A screenshot from the most recent Shining release, Shining Hearts]

Speaking in a recent Famitsu interview, Tsuyoshi Sawada, the man directly in charge of the direction of the Shining series, has revealed that a new title in SEGA’s long running series is in the works, read the full quote after the break;

New Hatsune Miku project reveal on the 28th

SEGA is set to reveal a new Hatsune Miku project they have been working on, most likely to be Project Diva 3. Could this be the first entry to the series on the NGP?

I guess we will find out in a few days. Isn’t it great? Another Japanese game we won’t get in the west. I guess you should be happy that Sony hasn’t sued all import stores.

[Via: The forums]

New Yakuza announcement coming Thursday

Are you ready? The Yakuza website is teasing an announcement for Thursday? What could it be? Most of their announcements are always quite obvious, a new game in the series most of the time. Another PSP game?

Maybe they will port this one to the Xbox 360? How long have we heard people hope for that. Would be good, at least in America. Could be the Yakuza of the End release date, since Japan hasn’t gotten a official date.

[Source: AndriaSang]

We could be seeing Sakura Wars at TGS

People want a new Sakura Wars game and it seems that the series developer, Red Entertainment, has something to announce soon. They updated their blog with a hint about a TGS announcement.

“The next time I handle the blog, I believe I will, for the first time in a while, be able to have a splendid announcement.”

The splendid announcement could be something else besides a new Sakura Wars. Even if its a new game, I doubt it will be released here. I head “Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love” didn’t do so hot.

[Source: AndriaSang]

Yakuza 4 announcement trailer

Here is the Yakuza 4 announcement trailer, a bit late, since it was announced awhile back. Regardless, its coming out Spring 2011, for those of you who want to skip to the end.

I noticed that in the Western trailers, SEGA is afraid to let the characters talk, because they assume all Americans are afraid of Japanese speak. Well, we are, thank you SEGA.

SEGA teases Yakuza announcement

If you are going to tease something on the launch of the Dreamcast, it best be Dreamcast related. SEGA has updated their site and said there is follow up information on September 9th. Hopefully its a title for the game or maybe that its really Shenmue 3. That would work.

Whatever it is, we will get back to you on the 9th with some Dreamcast articles and Yakuza news.

[Source: AndriaSang]

Creative Assembly to announce new Total War at E3

We have known that Creative Assembly have been looking around for some people to do a sports title. This puzzled and made everyone ask themselves, what the creators of Total War have been up to. The studio apparently told EuroGamer it was going create a 2012 Olympic title. Not shocking I guess.

But what is more shocking is that they have e-mailed and teased that they will be at E3, with a new Total War game. They say the game is PC-only and will take the series “back to basics.”

[Source: IGN via The Forums]

Another Yakuza game in the works

Yakuza 4 has not even been released in Japan and they are already teasing the next installment, titled “Project K” for right now. The video has the following phrases flashing on the screen:

  • The boy knew it
  • The graveness of the crimes he continued to commit
  • But the boy still doesn’t know
  • The cruel fate that awaits
  • Also, the boy knows
  • That fighting is his destiny

The trailer shown to the press in Japan shows a boy, who seems to be the main character in the game. Might have to do with a younger Kazuma? Ends with:

“A new challenge for Ryu ga Gotoku starts”

[Source: AndriaSang via Forums]