SEGA Europe to publish Persona 4 Arena Ultimax in Europe, SEGA also publishing in Australia

P4AUEuropeThis NeoGAF topic reported that Persona 4 Arena Ultimax’s (the expansion/sequel to Persona 4 Arena) PEGI classification was recently registered. That registration lists the game’s publisher as SEGA Europe. The move comes across a notable display of the new relationship between Atlus and Sega, fast approaching its first anniversary. Towards the end of May, Atlus took over distribution rights for Persona 4 Arena in Europe from Zen United, delisting the game from PSN in the process. Zen United previously handled distribution of other Atlus games in Europe, including Rune Factory 4 and Persona 4 Arena.

London 2012 Fly-through Trailer

Check out the first trailer for the 2012 London Olympic Games! The trailer is a fly-through of the new Olympic stadium in London, recreated for people who are rubbish at sports to sit on the couch and pretend to be Olympians.

Worth noting we also see for the first time Sega Studios Australia’s new logo, pretty swish! Sega Studios Australia was previously known as The Creative Assembly Australia and developed some of the Total War games and expansions.

I hope they can find a way to innovate and make a good game out of the Olympics.

Rumor: Rise of Nightmares is “STAMACSTA” in Australia

Rise of Nightmares: It’s a pretty creepy title. It makes sense in the context of the game, the nightmares are rising and it is up to you to keep them down and defeat them.


According to the Australian Classification Board, a game developed by SEGA’s CS3 team containing “strong horror violence, blood and gore” will be released in Australia. This describes Rise of Nightmares to a T, however the title does not match up. In the classification, this game is titled “STAMACSTA”. Either SEGA’s CS3 team are developing two gory games and we have yet to hear of this other one, or much more likely STAMACSTA is Australia’s title for Rise of Nightmares. Fingers crossed that a classification board employee accidentally let his cat walk on the keyboard rather than this being true. It’s quote an awful title. “Stam-acts-ta”?

After the break, check out the classification information.

SEGA Australia details Yakuza 4 limited editions

SEGA Australia have announced that they will be releasing two limited editions for Yakuza 4, along with the regular edition of the game. The limited editions will be labeled as Kuro Edition (Black Edition) and the Shiro Edition (White Edition).  Kuro Edition comes in black steel book and is packed with four pieces of bonus content to unlock. Same thing for the Shiro Edition, only it comes in white steel book. You can see each edition above.
Pre-order deals are rather sweet:

  • EBGames: Pre-order the Kuro Edition and receive the awesome Ichiban Box (Number 1 Box) with your game. It has a hostess calendar, chopsticks, rice bowl, and all comes packaged in a rice box (see picture below!).
  • JB Hi Fi: Pre-order the Shiro Edition and receive a free copy of Yakuza 3.
  • GAME Stores: Pre-order Yakuza 4 and receive a free Yakuza 4 t-shirt. (see picture below!)

All  versions of the game are now available to pre-order in Australia. The game hits store shelves on March 24th. No limited editions announced for America or Europe. Sucks for us.

[Source: HookedGamers]

    Conduit 2: Australians are Criminals!

    Do you have a face? Are you Australian? If you answered yes to both of those questions you are eligible to have your face appear in the upcoming Conduit 2!

    “Impress your friends, family, and players everywhere by having your photo in Conduit 2! We’re giving away a chance to have your photo on a “wanted” poster in the game. This is your chance to really be a part of Conduit 2!

    Not only is this a competition, but to enter you also have to give a suggestion of what you would like to see in Conduit 2. Good to see developers listening to the fans and actively seeking feedback.

    You can enter the competition here:

    Sega Australia reveals ‘Welcome to Violence’

    One year after the excellent ‘Bang Bang Box’ edition of The House of the Dead: Overkill, the good people at Sega Australia have revealed another excellent bundle for the Wii. ‘Welcome to Violence’ contains the games Madworld, The House of the Dead: Overkill and The Conduit. All three games have recieved a warm reception from critics and will satisfy any Wii owner suffering from a bit of the old bloodlust. It all comes presented in a nifty Drive in Cinema/Grindhouse case too!

    The price for the compilation is only AUD $109.95, a very nice price considering that major retailers are selling the individual games for between $50 and $80 each! If you don’t have these games yet, now is a great time to check them out!