Yakuza Kiwami’s Valentine’s Day Promo Event

Yakuza Kiwami came out at the end of last month, that doesn’t mean SEGA of Japan is done promoting. Above is a promotional event SEGA did with PlayStation to promote the game on Valentine’s Day. What it seems like to me is that the people had to walk a sort of red carpet as grown men dressed up like Yakuza bow as they walked. A scene that is straight out of Yakuza Kiwami. Their prize? I would assume a copy of the game.

So far Yakuza Kiwami hasn’t gotten a release date outside of Japan, where its available for both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Yakuza Kiwami  has moved over 200,000 units in its first two weeks on sale, so the game seems to be doing fine.

SEGA’s edible meat Puyos are selling out

Do you like your dinner staring back at you with a pissed off face? If so, SEGA’s new ‘PuyoPuyoMan‘ (Google translate) might be for you! This meaty edible is part of SEGA promotion for Puyo Puyo’s 20th Anniversary last year. The product came out in January 23rd and already its a big seller. It seems to have sold out at 25 shops.

The PuyoPuyoMan is suppose to include tasty pork and bamboo shoot. They say that the red one is spicy, if you see the picture in the gallery below you will see that they also turned the other Puyo Puyo’s into snacks. A delicious Puyo could be yours for about $2 bucks (and if you live in Japan, of course).

Japanese Sonic Free Rider promo features excited actors


Here is a new promo video for Sonic Free Riders in Japan. It is quite an odd piece of promotional footage for a few reasons, I have never seen a Japanese person smile so much, almost seems like its a Microsoft Kinect advertisement policy or something. You know, since all the US adverts have the same thing. Also who has a room that white or that large in Japan?


The last thing that will lead to people doing creepy shit, is the feature that lets two players join hands and do tricks on screen with two of the in-game characters. Lets be honest, Sonic fanbase is disgusting and a ton of horrible fan fiction is bound to happen.

[Source: AndriaSang]

Virtual On Force bonus unlocked in Border Break

SEGA is running a promo for Japanese consumers that are SEGA Mech fanatics. The first run of Virtual On Force, starndard or collectors edition, will be packed  with a DLC code for Border Break: Air Burst.

The product code will be used to unlock a ‘rare’ paint color for your mechs in Border Break: Air Burst. Worse of all?  To use the code you have to be a member of BorderBreak.NET, a monthly pay service.

SEGA Japan has not given out images of this super rare paint color, but who cares? I mean, would have been cool to unlock a Virtual On Force mech in the game. Forget it, just port Border Break on PSN/XBLA.

[Source: AndriaSang]

Yakuza PSP razor promotes manliness

SEGA is going to have ‘retail specific’ promotional items for Black Panther: New Yakuza Chapter. The above razor is the bonus item for Bic Camera, a Kurohyou Original Kai Razor.” This one is a sample razor by Kai.

Shops like Geo, Joshin, Tsutaya and WonderGOO will be getting cards with DLC codes on them. The art on them is pretty awesome as well.

What DLC does the cards have? You are going to have to hit the jump to find out!

SEGA 16-bit console war dog tags

SEGA used “Pirate TV” as a advertising campaign for the SEGA Mega Drive (US: Genesis) in Britain. The dog tag above was given to a UKR reader by SEGA during a event to try out the Mega CD  and Sonic 2.

This is where I talk about how in my day, console wars where fought on the playground, not behind a computers.  You get the idea.

Free Sonic and Iron Man comics!

I love free stuff, do you? Well, May 1st is free comic book day and you will be able to pick up 30 select titles for free, which happens to include Sonic the Hedgehog and Iron Man.

You can see the site’s FAQ to answer all your questions. Reason they are giving them away for free? Comic sales are going down, trying to get people hooked by giving them a free comics could increase subscribers. Its like crack.

Its really sad, the comic book shop I used to go to when I was in high school is now closed. It would have been cool to stop buy.