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Video Spotlight: Project Diva Arcade Gets Power Drift Song

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Project Diva Arcade is receiving 3 new songs in an update with one curious entry being a remix of Like the Wind from the Power Drift soundtrack. The in game promotional video for the song also gives you a fascinating insight into what a HD remake of Power Drift could look like. Check it out in the video below. Like the Wind starts at 2:09:

[Source: Project Diva YouTube Channel]

Tokyo Joypolis to Get New Sonic Athletics Attraction April 25th

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

SEGA’s theme-park Tokyo Joypolis in Odaiba, Japan is getting a new Sonic-themed attraction called Sonic Athletics. The new attraction is an 8 player running game that requires the player to actually run on a treadmill. You compete with other players by simply being the fastest runner. Check out some images of the attraction below:

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

Fire Should Light a Match App Features SEGA Backgrounds

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Japanese Android and iOS game Fire should Light a Match is a simple little game where you strike matches against matchboxes. The trick is not to strike items that aren’t matches which include things like pencils and cigarettes.

The App is extremely popular in Japan and through a series of QR codes you can download SEGA-themed backgrounds which feature Dreamcasts, Mega Drives and SEGA Saturns.

The app is not region protected and can be obtained worldwide via these links:
iOS Version
Android Version


SEGA Make Project Mirai 2 Official

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

SEGA have made the announcement of Hatsune Miku and Future Stars: Project Mirai 2 official. The game’s announcement was leaked early thanks to Famitsu, but now the official website is live and we have high quality screenshots to go with it.

Click here to be taken to the Hatsune Miku and Future Stars: Project Mirai 2 official website.

Project Mirai 2 will be a Japan exclusive and launch on 3DS later this year.

[Source: Project Mirai 2 Official Website]

Segata Sanshiro Merch Now Available Via Ebten

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

The Japanese video game merchandise shop Ebten is pumping out some amazing SEGA-related merchandise at the moment. Added to that list recently are a series of Segata Sanshiro-themed merch (the Japanese mascot of the SEGA Saturn).

If you live in Japan you can now purchase a mug, a large banner and a t-shirt. Check the images below:


SEGA Teasing New Project Diva Game

Monday, April 15th, 2013

SEGA of Japan have opened a teaser page for a new Project Diva game. Nothing is available at this time other than a date which suggests the full reveal will take place on the 18th of April.

Click here to be taken to the teaser page. The game is currently codenamed “Project MMR”.

[Source: Project Diva Wiki’s Facebook Page]

Famitsu Leaks Info About SEGA’s 0328 Game; It’s a Football Management Sim

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Famitsu have done a silly and leaked information about the game SEGA are teasing via this website. The PS3/PS Vita game was not due to be officially announced until Thursday but the Famitsu leak suggests we have a new entry in the Let’s Make a Soccer Team! franchise. Bit of anti-climax eh?

The last Let’s Make a Soccer Team! game was released in 2011 (thanks Aki At).

[Source: SEGABits]

What is SEGA’s “NEW PROJECT 0328”?

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

SEGA of Japan are teasing a new project. The announcement has come via this teaser website which alludes to a March 28th reveal. The new game will be released for PS3 and PS Vita. This is all the information we have at this time. What could it be?

[Source: Spong]

Toshihiro Nagoshi Discusses SEGA’s Future, PSO2 and Relic Entertainment

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Yakuza director and chief creative officer of SEGA Toshihiro Nagoshi has sat down for a fascinating interview with Famitsu to discuss SEGA’s future, the success of Phantasy Star Online 2’s Japanese launch and the company’s purchase of Relic Entertainment.

Key points include:

– Regarding SEGA’s future; “To be honest, we still need to solidify our footing and our performance as a company, but given the frenetic cycles we deal with nowadays, if we worried solely about that right now, we wouldn’t have a stable future in three or five years.”
– Regarding the success of PSO2’s Japanese launch; “I think it comes down to the talents of the PSO2 team, and how they convinced the company to go that way. I see possibilities with F2P across the industry; it all depends on what you do with it, but it took this team to show us what we could accomplish with this property.”
– Regarding the purchase of Relic Entertainment; “Sega already has The Creative Assembly, which is great at making RTS’, and so we’re becoming one of the best in the world at this genre now. So this purchase was part of our strategy for tackling this genre as well.”

Read the full interview at Polygon by clicking here.


Video Spotlight: Border Break 20 Player Arcade Match Footage

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Border Break is a Japan exclusive, third-person, mecha fighting game that is hugely popular in its’ native country. Machines are linked together for LAN multiplayer which can result in matches like the one below which includes a massive 20 players duking it out. Watch the chaos ensue here:


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