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Atlus Rumoured to Be Working on SEGA Ports “Don’t Rule Out Yakuza 5″ UPDATE Atlus Debunk Rumour

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

UPDATE

Jason Schreier of Kotaku has apparently been in contact with Atlus USA who have said that they are unaware of any work being done on a Yakuza 5 port. He adds that, “they’re not a big company and they just announced like 4 new Persona games. Seems pretty unlikely to me.” Are Atlus USA covering up a leak or is this EGM just speculating?

Thanks to TimmiT for bring this information to our attention.

ORIGINAL STORY

SEGA’s acquisition of Atlus may result in one of the most fan-requested ports in recent years.

Rumours posted in this month’s EGM magazine confirm that Atlus is working on ports for SEGA and that we shouldn’t “rule out Yakuza 5 coming to America under the Atlus banner”.

Nothing has been confirmed at this time and it’s not clear whether EGM are just speculating or whether they have some insider information, but the feature comes with the huge Yakuza 5 header which hints that the magazine might know more than they’re letting on.

One can only hope!

[Source: Yakuza Fan]

Virtua Fighter 20th Anniversary Website Appears

Friday, November 29th, 2013

SEGA of Japan have launched a 20th anniversary Virtua Fighter website. You can access the website by clicking here.

The website is looking a bit sparse at the moment with the only real content being a video of the original game, but the fact that SEGA are acknowledging Virtua Fighter’s 20th anniversary must mean they have something up their sleeve. New merchandise? A sale on existing games? A whole new game altogether!? Only time will tell.

Keep an eye on the website as it also contains a blog which is bound to be updated in the near future. Excitement!

[Source: Retro Gamer]

SEGA Trademarks Shenmue III But Don’t Get Too Excited UPDATE SEGA Confirms Trademark is Fake

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

SEGA have filed a trademark for Shenmue III. This would be big news if it wasn’t for the fact that publishers do this all the time so that their intellectual properties are protected from usurpers.

The interesting thing is that SEGA are obviously still thinking about the series. If the company are aware of the public’s desire for a sequel then at least that can give us some hope that a sequel might still be in consideration/development.

More on this as we get it as the only source we have for the story is currently down due to the immense traffic they’re receiving.

UPDATE
An image of the trademark information is available on SEGAbits’ Facebook page. You can also see this below:

UPDATE 2
The trademark might also relate to the “postmortem” talk Yu Suzuki is doing at GDC 2014. This will discuss the whole of the Shenmue series an an hour-long talk translated by Mark Cerny. GDC runs from March 17th to the 21st in 2014. Sourced from Gamespot.

UPDATE 3
Blimey! More details: SEGA have trademarked Shenmue III through the company R.G.C. Jenkins & Co. This is the same company who handled the Sonic Lost World trademark. You can find it yourself by going to the OHIM website (click here) and searching for Shenmue III.

UDPATE 4
The Shenmue III trademark might be a fake. The trademark lacks an application reference number which would make the trademark legitimate. A similar hoax was recently registered with this same company on November 14th for Fallout 4. The registration was recently removed after it was proven to be a hoax.

UPDATE 5
SEGA has officially confirmed that the trademark is fake and the listing has now been removed. Full details at from Eurogamer.

[Source: SEGAbits]

Ryo Hazuki Voice Actor Teasing SEGA Activity

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Corey Marshall, famously known for his role as Ryo Hazuki in the Shenmue series has teased some voice acting work on an unspecified SEGA title.

The voice actor is pictured in the studio and then next to a SEGA banner of some sort. Speculation already points to Shenmue 3 (when doesn’t it), but could Ryo be making another cameo appearance in another SEGA title?

More on this as we get it.

[Source: RadioSEGA]

Official Space Channel 5 Twitter Account Appears, Sparks New Game Rumours

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

An official Space Channel 5 Twitter account has appeared and Tweeted the following two messages:

“・・・・・ザッ・・・・・

・・・・・ガ・ガガガ・・・・・”

Loosely translated these mean “…Se-…” and “…Ga… …GaGaGa…”.

It’s not much but does this mean the Space Channel 5 brand is being brought back to life? Could a new game be on the way? Only time will tell!

[Source: RadioSEGA]

Rumours That Aliens: Colonial Marines for Wii-U Has Been Cancelled “Not True”

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Eurogamer have reached out to SEGA for a comment regarding internet rumours that Aliens: Colonial Marines has been cancelled for Wii-U.

Their response? “It’s not true. We haven’t announced the release date for it yet but that’s it.”

Rumours began last night when Kotaku writer Jason Schreier left a comment saying, “We heard from a tipster about a month ago that the Wii U version had been ‘postponed indefinitely’. We reached out to Sega, and they denied it. I’ll let you guys fill in the blanks there. :)”

SEGA had previously announced that the game was due out in the “launch window” for the Wii-U which lasts up to March. Fingers crossed this is still the case.

NeoGAF users have also noticed that the game’s Amazon listing has also disappeared.

Rumour: New Sonic Game Could Be Announced Next Month

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

The Sonic Stadium have revealed that “sources close to SEGA” have revealed to them that a new Sonic game will be either announced or simply teased next month with an estimated release date of September 2013.

There’s an awful lot of details about the game from this mystery source. We’ve detailed the key points below:

* It will be released on Wii U, PS3, 360, 3DS, PS Vita, PC, and “Next gen” consoles
* PC and PS Vita versions will be identical aside from the graphical differences, while the 3DS version will be another Sonic Rush styled game
* Similar to Sonic Unleashed (Daytime), Sonic Colours and Sonic Generations where gameplay switches between full 3D movement and 2D side-scrolling sections
* Each route in a stage will lead to one of two or three exits at the end that will each take you to a different stage
* The developers are trying for a least 20 diferent stages, not including boss battles
* “You might unlock Knuckles in any one of three stages. Sometimes, if you already have a character that would be unlocked first, a different one may be unlocked. Altogether we’re looking at about 10 different characters to play with, and no, Sonic isn’t getting any new friends.”
* Each character will have their own skills to help them progress in stages easier where others will have more difficulty or simply cannot ala Sonic 3 & Knuckles and the Sonic Advance series
* The 3DS version will be “similar in idea, but smaller in scope”. The source says it looks like every stage will only ever branch off into 2 stages.

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

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