SEGA reveals Tokyo Game Show 2015 lineup – we may know what game the Yakuza team is working on!

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SEGA’s Tokyo Game Show site opens today, offering fans a glimpse at what the company will have on display. While we’ve known what plenty of the games will be for a while, there were a few surprises that SEGA have tried to keep a secret. Thankfully, Gematsu dug around in the site’s source code and found mention of two unannounced games! The code has since been removed, but thankfully Gematsu saved the info.

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The first of these unannounced games is Thirteen Mecha Soldier Defense Zone for the PS3 and PS4. It is likely that this is a new game from Atlus and VanillaWare. In 2013 VanillaWare posted the artwork below as their New Year’s greeting card, and the title on the image matches the source code. Not to mention, there are definitely Mech Soldiers on display.

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The second title (revealed in the code below), presumed to be the long rumored new game from SEGA’s Yakuza team that will not be a Yakuza game, is referred to as LEXUS and is to be released to the PS3 and PS4. While this data is legitimate and from SEGA’s own site, we (and Gematsu) are speculating that LEXUS is from the Yakuza team. The code does not confirm this, though the platforms and fact that it is a SEGA title point to the Yakuza team.

Before we start thinking that the Yakuza team is working on a Lexus branded racing game, it should be noted that the word “lexis” refers to “the vocabulary of a language, as distinct from its grammar; the total stock of words and idiomatic combinations of them in a language; lexicon.”. Binary Domain, another non-Yakuza game from the Yakuza team, used language as a team building tool, even allowing players to speak to CPU controlled teammates via microphone. While this was a novel idea, SEGA failed to properly market this innovation. Could the Yakuza be returning to the concept with LEXUS? Is the game actually LEXIS but LEXUS just looks cooler?

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As for the games that have been publicly revealed, they are as follows:

SEGA

7th Dragon III Code: VFD (3DS) – Playable, Stage
Blade Arcus from Shining EX (PS4, PS3) – Playable (PS4), Stage
Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Ignition (PS4, PS3, PSV) – Playable (PS4), Stage
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X (PSV, PS4) – Playable (PSV), Stage
Miracle Girls Festival (PSV) – Playable, Stage
Phantasy Star Online 2 (PS4, PSV, PC) – Playable (PS4), Stage
Sega NET Mahjong MJ (PC, Android, iOS) – Stage
World End Eclipse (PSV, PC, Android, iOS) – Stage

Atlus

Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir (PS4, PS3, PSV) – Playable (PS4)
Persona 5 (PS4, PS3) – Stage

Nippon Ichi Software

Criminal Girls 2 (PSV) – Playable, Stage

Mages

YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World (???) – Playable, Stage

Warner Bros.

LEGO Jurassic World (PS4, PS3, 3DS, Wii U) – Playable (PS4, 3DS)

Tokyo Game Show 2015 starts September 17th! Stay tuned to SEGAbits for more news as we near the event, as well as coverage when the event begins.

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4 responses to “SEGA reveals Tokyo Game Show 2015 lineup – we may know what game the Yakuza team is working on!

  1. fernandeath says:

    Once more sega is ignoring the Xbox One

    • SEGA MAN says:

      Have you seen how badly the Xbox One is doing in Japan? It makes sense for them to ignore it over there.

    • Gen says:

      Definitely the X1 is one of the worst performing consoles ever over there, considering it’s meant to be a universal icon, like Sega was, and Nintendo, and Sony, and Atari.

      But ignoring the X1 in the west is likely going to be because of the current down sized state of Sega West, it’s a company problem in the west but a console problem in the east in other words it seems.

  2. CrispX says:

    I Want JSRF on Steam!

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