SEGA’s latest teaser ends up being more Samurai & Dragons

We posted a few days ago that SEGA was teasing something for the Playstation Vita. We didn’t know much outside of the platform (due to HTML code) and the phrase ‘The New Story will Begin‘. Guess what the new game was? It was a teaser for the fifth season of Samurai & Dragons and we have the trailer above.

If you have played Kingdom Conquest, that is pretty much what Samurai & Dragons is for the Playstation Vita. It seems that SEGA is trying to enter this whole free-to-play market. SEGA is set to start the new Samurai & Dragons on November 1st.

More SEGA All-Stars Packs heading to Samurai & Dragons

Sega of Japan are releasing another set of Sega All-Stars card packs, but this time with even more lineup of franchises from Sega’s past ranging from Alex Kidd, Comic Zone, to The House of the Dead and Rub Rabbits plus with a couple of obscured IPs. According to the site, the first pack will be available today through May 8th and the second pack will be available from May 8th to May 22nd. Samurai and Dragons is free to download on the Japanese PSN for PSVita. So if you have a Japanese account and you have a thing for fan service from Sega, check the game out! Wish I had a Vita right about now. Hit the jump to see which SEGA franchise was represented in one of the packs.

Samurai & Dragons gets a crossover with Fate/Stay Night *With other list Sega franchises in card format*

Sega’s Playstation Vita game, Samurai & Dragons, crosses over special guests from the Fate/Stay Night series by TYPE MOON. We have other SEGA franchises represented as cards like the SEGA All-Stars,  Valkyria Chronicles and Shining characters to use during gameplay. Hit the jump for a complete collection of the Fate/Night Stay and the Sega franchises card list.

Samurai & Dragons & SEGA All-Stars, oh my!

Samurai & Dragons, the Japanese version of Kingdom Conquest released to the Playstation Vita, just got SEGA-fied. Well, that is to say it will soon be SEGA-fied and by “SEGA-fied” we mean they’re adding a slew of SEGA cameos. A Deluxe Package is set to release on November 29, and it will include rare Bayonetta, Sonic, Kazuma, and Akira cards plus in-game money. Also later this year, Samurai & Dragons will get cards from the popular SEGA card arcade game Sangokushi Taisen and a Hatsune Miku card that can be bought with in-game currency. Perhaps most exciting is that SEGA hired Hatsune Miku illustrator KEI to turn their consoles into characters. Players will be able to play the game with girl versions of the SG-1000, SC-3000, SG-1000II, Sega Mark II, Master System, Mega Drive, Game Gear, Mega CD, Mega Drive MK II, Mega CD 2, Saturn, 32X, and the Dreamcast.

After the break, a full list of SEGA character cameos as well as more images of the incoming cards and console cuties.

Shining Blade characters will cameo in Samurai & Dragons

Shining Blade
was the last Shining title for the PSP, seems it will be making an appearance on the Playstation Vita via its cameo appearance in Samurai & Dragons. SEGA announced that they will be releasing a special pack of cards for their free-to-play Playstation Vita title that will include appearances from Shining Blade universe.

The special pack will be on sale from May 23rd through June 20th. The back will cost you 300CP. This game is Japan only with no announcement of bringing it over to America.

Samurai & Dragons is probably one of Vita’s best free games

There was some confusion when Samurai & Dragons was first revealed, hype was built up thanks to the fact that none other than Jet Set Radio’s director Masayoshi Kikuchi was announced to be working on a Vita game. Soon after however hype died down when the graphics left much to be desired. Somewhere lost in translation was that Samurai & Dragons will be free to download off PSN (With a boxed version being released with extra items) and when you take that into account, the title is looking like it could be an enjoyable ride.

Inspired from SEGA’s iOS title Kingdom Conquest, Samurai & Dragons promises to have a multiplayer aspect that would no doubt entice people who are looking for a free co-op game. The title is releasing in retail on 29th March for Japan and 26th April for Japanese PSN. A Western release date is yet to be confirmed.

This is how Samurai & Dragons plays on Vita

Above is Japanese footage for the Playstation Vita title called Samurai & Dragons. Taking up development for the title is Masayoshi Kikuchi, one of the masterminds behind the Yakuza franchise. Game mixes Western and Japanese by allowing you to be a knight, samurai or many of the other playable classes.

The game mixes RTS and dungeon crawling. Basically to get resources a user goes into a dungeon crawling level then build up their empire via the RTS sections. Yeah, reminds me a lot of the free game they launched on the iPhone last year called Kingdom Conquest.  No news if the game is coming West.

Samurai & Dragons gets first gameplay trailer

SEGA has just released the first trailer for their up and coming Playstation Vita exclusive, Samurai & Dragons which is being produced by famed SEGA developer Masayoshi Kikuchi. The trailer features the 4 play co-op that will be half the title, as players will go through various dungeons and fight minotaurs, the undead and as you may have guessed, dragons. The other half of the title will be the town building aspect, which you will be able to expand after hunting for resources in the dungeons in the world and by beating bosses. So far there is no release date announced for Western audience or in the game’s native Japan.

[Thanks to Pao for the tip!]

SEGA to have upcoming games playable at Jump Festa

SEGA will have the majority of their handheld titles (and one arcade title) playable at Jump Festa. Check out the list of playable titles.

  • Samurai & Dragons (Vita)
  • Shining Blade (PSP)
  • Rhythm Thief R (3DS)
  • Hatsune Miku and Future Stars Project Mirai (3DS)
  • Hatsune Miku Project Diva Arcade (Arcade)
By the time that the show starts, Puyo Puyo will already be out (comes out 12/15). As for Project Diva Arcade, this one is already out  in game centers. Everything else is a 2012 title.
So what do you get for playing unreleased games? Free swag. Isn’t that awesome? If you live in Japan, the event will start on December 17th and end on the 18th at the Makuhari Messe outside of Tokyo.