SEGA’s “The Surprising Sandbox” Trailer shows off SEGA’s Ingenuity

It is nice to see some of that SEGA creativity is alive and well in Japan. This upcoming arcade game utilizes projection mapping and a moldable sand to allow kids to craft a variety of nature landscapes. It seems different and inventive – and I like seeing that from SEGA.

Also, I always like remembering that SEGA’s arcade division never really got out of hardware design.

[Kotaku]

Alien: Isolation – New Trailer Series #howwillyousurvive?

With less than a month to go until the Alien: Isolation launch on October 7 (I can’t wait), SEGA and Creative Assembly will be launching a series of mini trailers showcasing survival skills, environments, and by the looks of it – some gruesome deaths. The game has officially gone gold.

This first person survival game features a full-sized Xenomorph hunting you and the other personnel on the Nostromo. The alien has a full set sense to track you and hunt you down. Only through your wit, improvisation and scavenging skills can you survive.

Alien: Isolation will be available for the Xbox One, PS4™, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.

[Source: SEGA]

Emperor Edition of Rome II launches on Sept. 16

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The definitive version of Total War: Rome II Total War subtitled the Emperor edition is coming to PC and Mac in less than two weeks. Gamers who have already purchased the game will receive a free update.

The update includes new campaign DLC that covers the 2nd Triumvirate War is known as the Imperator Augustus campaign. The Emperor edition also brings a whole host of other improvements to the game including the battle lighting and politics system.

Check out the trailer after the jump: Continue reading

Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Launches on PS3 in November

Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax is a light novel crossover fighting game coming to PSVita and PS3 in Japan. It launches on November 13, 2014. It seems to be a classic 4 button fighter with one button dedicated to a summon attack. The game is developed by French-Bread and Ecole.

Now for the SEGA hardcore, the game feature some neat little SEGA touches. There is a non-playable character wearing a Dreamcast costume and can summon Akira and Pai from Virtua Figher.

Both Pai and Akira will be playable on the console versions. There are some stages based on SEGA games such Phantasy Star and Sonic the Hedgehog. Check out some footage of Akira after the jump: Continue reading

Persona 5 is coming PS3 and PS4

Now that Atlus is a part of the extended SEGA-SAMMY family I can post uber-exciting news as this – that is, the people at ATLUS are from dumb and are going to capitalize on the 10 million strong PS4 users and bring their flagship title to both PS3 and PS4. Brilliant! This one is assuredly getting a Western release as well.

Which begs the question…with a shrinking Japanese market for console games why isn’t SEGA launching high profile titles *cough*yakuza*cough”ahem* in the West as well to capitalize on hungry gamers. IF SEGA can deal away Bayonetta to Nintendo, they can surely find a suitor of Yakuza in the West.

This Persona trailer is interesting but I can’t wait to see what the developers really have in store. Also, I included a trailer for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax after the jump: Continue reading

Yakuza Zero Trailer Features the Bright Shining Lights of 1988

I won’t comment about the lack of Western release for this game. It is set to come out on PS3 and PS4 in 2015. I love the series and mourn the loss of it. The storylines had a perfect mix of soap opera style drama and SEGA silliness.

According to Push Square, gamers will be able to control Kazuma and Goro Majima who is known as the Emperor of the Night. Basically you get to play as thug and crime boss allowing you to see two sides of the criminal element.

It is nice to see the narrative focus narrowing on key characters as Yakuza 4 was solid but you did not spend enough time with characters to get their full sense unlike Yakuza 3.

[Source: R3DPlaystationFilmer]