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SEGA Mobile Games Recap in 2020

1. Revolve8 no more. Revolve8 mobile game was terminated on December 26, 2019.
2. Company of Heroes (iPad version) was released by Feral Interactive on February 13, 2020.
3. Baby Sonic (and Teen Sonic) from Sonic Movie is coming to Sonic Dash and the mobile version of Sonic Forces.
4. Project Sekai : Colorful Stage! feat. Hatsune Miku pre-registration was opened on April 2020.
5. Demiurge (SEGA Heroes, Crazy Taxi Tycoon) has ended its partnership with SEGA.
    Albert Reed, one of the Demiurge's founder, has bought the studio back from SEGA, which owned it since 2015.

6. SEGA HEROES In-app purchases were deactivated from April 16, 2020.
7. Crazy Taxi Tycoon In-app purchases were deactivated from April 16, 2020.

8. Sonic Dash was reported hitting 400 MILLION Downloads on April 2020.
9. Sonic at the Olympic Games - Tokyo 2020 was released on May 07, 2020.
10. Longclaw from Sonic Movie is coming to Sonic Dash and the mobile version of Sonic Forces.
11. Project Sekai : Colorful Stage! feat. Hatsune Miku First Closed Beta Test started on May 08, 2020.
12. Total War: Elysium – Beta Sign Up was opened for Android version in May 2020.
13. SEGA HEROES no more. SEGA HEROES game was terminated on May 21, 2020.
      Note: SEGA Heroes was a great success, $7 million from 4.1 million installs in just sixteen months.

14. Crazy Taxi Tycoon no more. Crazy Taxi Tycoon game was terminated on May 21, 2020.

15. Berserk characters are coming to Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation Dx2.
16. Tikal is coming to Sonic Dash and the mobile version of Sonic Forces.
17. Earth UFO Catcher app was released for limited time on June 03, 2020.
18. Project Sekai : Colorful Stage! feat. Hatsune Miku Second Closed Beta Test started on June 27, 2020.
19. IDW Sonic’s Tangle and Whisper are coming to the mobile version of Sonic Forces.
20. CopipeRoid was released on July 07, 2020.

21. Sonic Dash was reported earning nearly $11 million since its initial release.
      It has generated more revenue than the last five Sonic mobile games combined.

22. SEGA NET Mahjong MJ was release for international / global on July 28, 2020.
23. Virtua Fighter characters were coming in Fist of the North Star Legends ReVIVE on July 30, 2020.
24. Excalibur Sonic is coming to the mobile version of Sonic Forces.
25. Company of Heroes (Android version) was released on by Feral Interactive September 10, 2020.
26. Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World ~ Lost in Memories was released on September 09, 2020.
27. International version of IDOLA : Phantasy Star Saga was released by Boltrend Games for North America and Asia on September 17, 2020.
28. Sakura Revolution (Sakura Kakumei: Hanasaku Otome-tachi) was teased and then announced on September 2020.

29. Project Sekai : Colorful Stage! feat. Hatsune Miku was released on September 30, 2020.
30. International version of IDOLA : Phantasy Star Saga was released by Boltrend Games for Europe on October 22, 2020.

31. StarHorsePocket Plus was released on November 01, 2020.
32. CopipeRoid started a campaign with a chance to win a Limited Pink Button Version of Astro City Mini.
33. Football Manager 2021 Mobile was released on November 24, 2020.
34. Chain Chronicle Part 4 ~Call of the New World~ (sequel for Chain Chronicle 3) was released on November 26, 2020
35. Total War Battles: WARHAMMER! Mobile Game was announced. The game will be published by NetEase Games.
36. Football Manager 2021 Touch was released on December 01, 2020.
37. Sakura Revolution (Sakura Kakumei: Hanasaku Otome-tachi) was released on December 15, 2020 on Japan.

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Sakura Kakumei (Sakura Revolution) English Translation Supersheet :

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Lesson 1: Casting Many Stars in a Game Does Not Guarantee a Game's Success

Revolve8 mobile game was released on January 17, 2019
and shut down on December 26, 2019.



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Revolve8: Episodic Dueling is a twisted fairy tale mobile RTS game with all-star Japanese staffs behind the title.
The staff includes Koji Igarashi (Castlevania series producer, Bloodstained) working on character designs, Masayoshi Kikuchi (Yakuza series, Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei Liberation) as senior producer, and Ryota-H (Fate/Grand Order and Lord of Vermilion) as character artist.

Articles:
1. http://segabits.com/blog/2018/10/10/real-time-strategy-game-revolve8-announced-globally-for-ios-and-android/
2. https://www.dualshockers.com/revolve8-interview-ios-android-iga/
3. https://www.gameadvisor.com/game/14/Revolve8

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Lesson 2: Using Famous or Poll Winning Franchise Does Not Guarantee a Game's Success

First Example

SEGA Networks considers Sonic Runners a failure



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According to SEGA, the game has been making less than 30 million yen (about $260k USD) per month while brand new IPs like Masayoshi Kikuchi‘s (Jet Set Radio creator) Sen No Kaizoku  (War Pirates: Heroes of the Sea) has become a big hit.
All signs point to Sonic Runners being a big flop, and with negative fan feedback it might be too late to get consumers interested again even if SEGA changes the game.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2016/02/08/sega-considers-sonic-runners-a-failure/

Another Example :

Sales of Sakura Revolution are not looking good right now
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Retracted. Reason : Unreliable source



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Sales of the role-playing game (RPG) app " Sakura Revolution ~ Hanasaki Maidens ~ " (development and operation Delightworks ) for iOS / Android, which was fully released at the end of last year, are not good.
According to "Game₋i," an information analysis site specializing in game-related stocks (games and social games), the sales forecast for the title in December was 73.7 million yen, and the average sales ranking for smartphone game apps was 215th.
Famous titles generally have sales of several hundred million yen in the month they are released, and are said to fail unless they are ranked within the 50th place on average.

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Retracted. Reason : Unreliable source


Source : https://www.resetera.com/threads/business-journal-sakura-wars-mobile-game-revenue-a-catastrophe-73-5m-yen-in-december-vs-more-than-3-billion-yen-of-development-budget.357088/
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Business Journal’s Source for Sakura Kakumei's Opening Month Number was Turned Out Unreliable



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Business Journal’s full statement is below: "This article includes a compilation of views and opinion from game reviewers Nakaido who, in a commentary video uploaded on December 20, 2020, had the opportunity to interview industry stakeholders again. However, there were comments and expressions that lacked citation. We offer our apologies to Nakaido and, after obtaining their consent, have quoted the video and added/updated our content to reflect this."

Article : https://www.combatrevue.com/2021/01/sakura-revolution-earns-73-5-milion-yen-in-its-opening-month/

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App Annie: Sakura Revolution was Japan's Most Downloaded Android Game in December 2020
And #2 Most Downloaded iOS Game in December 2020




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App data insights and analytics company App Annie reports that Sakura Revolution was the most downloaded game on Japan’s Google Play Store in December 2020.
Per the agency, the title saw more downloads than Punishing: Grey Raven (Hero Entertainment), Among Us! (InnerSloth), and Roof Rails (Voodoo) during the period.
App Annie also reports that the title did not break into the top-10 highest grossing Android titles for the month.

Articles :
https://www.combatrevue.com/2021/01/app-annie-sakura-revolution-most-downloaded-android-game-in-december-2020/
https://www.combatrevue.com/2021/01/app-annie-sakura-revolution-2-most-downloaded-ios-game-in-december-2020/

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FIST OF THE NORTH STAR: LEGENDS ReVIVE - UR Kaioh Returns!!!



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Event Gacha Kaioh is underway : February 4, 2021 (Thu) at 20:00 UTC - February 12, 2021 (Fri) at 19:59 UTC.
The First General and supreme ruler of the barbaric Land of Shura, he is Raoh and Toki's older brother.
His use of Hokuto Ryuken has turned him into a demon.
Wearing a special armor that barely contains his Demonic Chi Aura, he confronts Kenshiro.

Link : https://hokuto-revive.sega.com/en/info/detail/004780rbc0PL.html

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SakaTsuku (Pocket Club Manager) 25th Anniversary Ad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cdy0AaUXMU

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FIST OF THE NORTH STAR: LEGENDS ReVIVE - Desert Wildflower Mamiya



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Mamiya with her bike, ready to take on the post-apocalyptic world.
Hiding the physical brand and emotional scars that Juda left on her, she throws herself into battle despite being able to see the Death Omen Star.
She cuts a beautiful yet sorrowful figure as she rides through the wilderness.
Schedule : February 17, 2021 (Wed) at 20:00 UTC - February 22, 2021 (Mon) at 19:59 UTC.

Link : https://hokuto-revive.sega.com/en/info/detail/004896F9J8kw.html

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Sega: Sakura Revolution Has Slowed Down Considerably



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We hear that the Sakura Wars mobile game Sakura Revolution: Blooming Maidens was doing well immediately after its launch, but it has “slowed down considerably.”
 While some mobile games like the new Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World: Lost in Memories have been successful in that challenge, some have more issues being accepted. 

Article : https://twinfinite.net/2021/02/sega-sakura-revolution-pachinko-pachislot/

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SakaTsuku (Pocket Club Manager) 25th Anniversary Introduction Video

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SEGA Group Mission Movie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zcbWuN3IVs
"Proactive Pioneers"

You're breakin' my heart Sega. You barely make your own games anymore let alone must of a Sega renaissance as I've been predicting and hoping for for the last few years.

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"Proactive Pioneers"

You're breakin' my heart Sega. You barely make your own games anymore let alone must of a Sega renaissance as I've been predicting and hoping for for the last few years.

Life changes, priorities change, we change, SEGA change.
That's just the way it goes.

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Chain Chronicle Part 4 - "Great Hunting Battle" Event



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One day, inspection teams from all over the world visited the volunteer army headquarters.
Their purpose is to see the prisoners on the continent of sin who participated in the volunteer army, and the volunteer army members accept the inspection while being nervous.
However, behind the scenes, a plot was wriggling by the greedy king who lived on the other side of the world.
Play the event, collect exclusive items, and exchange them for luxurious rewards!
Event Periode Date: March 16th (Tuesday) 11: 00-March 23rd (Tuesday) 10:59

Link : https://sega.jp/topics/210316_1/

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Dungeon of the Endless: Apogee - a stylish gem lands on smartphones



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So yes, the text is a bit too small, but Dungeon of the Endless has arrived on smartphones at just the right time.
I am properly inside this game now, properly committed, swiping and tapping and panicking through this stylish French future.

Article : https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-03-16-dungeon-of-the-endless-apogee-a-stylish-gem-lands-on-smartphones