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SEGA reveals the most popular titles in the SEGA AGES lineup

Games for the AGES

SEGA has wrapped the SEGA AGES line, which brought numerous classic SEGA games to Switch with a host of improvements. The line was somewhat extensive, including numerous titles from SEGA's history. Which ones turned out to be the most popular? That all depends on what part of the world you're talking about.

In an interview with NintendoEverything, Rieko Kodama (producer/director), Yosuke Okunari (supervisor), and Tsuyoshi Matsuoka (M2 director) talked about some of the biggest hits in the brand. Over in Japan, Virtua Racing was the leader of the pack. As for the overseas market, Sonic the Hedgehog was the biggest hit, followed by OutRun. OutRun saw a lot of attention in Europe particularly. SEGA notes that the two Puyo Puyo games in the lineup also got a lot of attention, but that was in Japan only.

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 "Pre-Order" trailer

Buyo buyo today

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 isn't far off from launch. The game releases on Dec. 8th, 2020, and you can pre-order it right now! You'll have to cough up $40, and make sure you have 1.2GB of space to accommodate the game. If you need to see a bit more gameplay, you can check out the trailer above.

Another Japanese trailer for Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 released

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 is coming to Switch on December 8th, 2020, and SEGA is keen to show off some more gameplay before launch. Check out the latest Japanese trailer for the game above.

RUMOR: Is SEGA teasing a reveal for Sonic Adventure 3? (UPDATE)

Third time's a charm?

SEGA loves to tease Sonic fans when it comes to the reveal of new games, and it certainly seems like they're up to their old tricks once again.

SEGA recently shared the above image on Twitter, and it doesn't seem like much of anything at first. Just a joke about the Fibonacci sequence at first glance, but a second look reveals something more.

If you look closely at Sonic's cheek, you can see a very faint '3' hiding in the image. SEGA has hidden stuff in Sonic imagery before, so this is very much in their wheelhouse. It's also worth noting that the Sonic image itself comes from Sonic Adventure.

Following that, Mike Pollock, the voice actor for Eggman, replied to the tweet with his own reference to the number 3. This could either be Pollock picking up on the fan chatter and just joining for fun, or he could be deliberately getting in on the tease as well.

I think it's quite obvious SEGA is teasing something for Sonic, and with the character's 30th anniversary coming in 2021, it seems like the perfect time to go all-out on a Sonic Adventure 3. Sonic fans have been waiting patiently since April to see what SEGA is working on for the Blue Blur. If that wait leads to Sonic Adventure 3, I have a feeling most fans will feel their patience paid off!

UPDATE - Some new evidence has surfaced, and it could either point to this being a mistake, or even more legitimate. As you can see in the image above, the Fibonacci sequence image that SEGA used can be found on Shutterstock. This is indeed the same image, but as you might notice, there are numbers and letters throughout. The number 3 appears in exactly the same spot it does in the Sonic image. The question is, did SEGA remove all the other letters/numbers and somehow accidentally leave the 3 behind, or did they purposefully remove all the numbers/letters EXCEPT 3?

Thanks to MegaJacobF for the heads up!

RUMOR - Paramount considering a Dr. Robotnik spin-off film

Get a load of THIS, Sonic

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie ended up being a big hit with both fans and critics alike. We already know that Paramount is working on a sequel, but rumors are floating around about a spin-off project as well.

Industry insider Daniel Richtman is reporting that Paramount is considering a spin-off film that will focus on the antics of Dr. Robotnik. Obviously, this movie would retain Jim Carrey in the role of Robotnik, but there are no details on what path the story would follow.

The follow-up to Sonic the Hedgehog will no doubt pull in some big numbers, but a spin-off shifting the focus to Jim Carrey could do equally well!

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

Puyo Puyo Champions - Arle (Valkyrie Costume) gameplay

Ready?

As we shared earlier, SEGA has revealed that Valkyrie Arle is in Puyo Puyo Champions, and she's been hiding behind a secret code! This version of Arle is an alternate costume, and you can unlock it by hovering over Arle on the character select screen and pressing the X button 10 times. That's all there is to it! Nice to see an alternate costume in a game that you don't have to pay for!

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster "Blonde Child and Lady in Black" trailer

Two more mysterious characters

A new trailer has been released for Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster, and it focuses on Blonde Child (voiced by Mariya Ise) and the Lady in Black (voiced by Tamie Kubota). The game is set to launch on October 29th, 2020 in Japan, and this Spring in Europe and North America.

SEGA/Atlus share full details on their TGS 2020 Online schedule

The most jam-packed schedule of them all

SEGA/Atlus have come forward with the complete schedule for their TGS 2020 Online appearance. Check out the rundown below.

Sega Titles

Astro City Mini
Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle (PS4)
Chain Chronicle 3 (iOS, Android)
Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation (iOS, Android)
Fist of the North Star: Legends ReVIVE (iOS, Android)
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix (Switch)
Kemono Friends 3 (iOS, Android, PC [DMM])
Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis (PS4, Switch, PC)
Project Sekai: Colorful Stage feat. Hatsune Miku (iOS, Android)
Pro Soccer Club wo Tsukurou! Road to World (iOS, Android)
Puyo Puyo Champions (PS4, Switch, PC [Steam])
Puyo Puyo!! Quest (iOS, Android)
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 (PS5, Xbox Series, PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
Re:ZERO – Starting Life in Another World: Lost in Memories (iOS, Android)
Sakura Kakumei: Hanasaku Otome-tachi (iOS, Android)
Yakuza Online (iOS, Android, PC [Windows])

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Official Titles

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Switch)
Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – The Official Video Game (PS4, Switch)

Atlus Titles

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster (PS4, Switch)

Partners Titles

Arc System Works

Guilty Gear: Strive (PS5, PS4, PC [Steam], Arcade [APM3])

Beep Japan

Neversong & Pinstripe (PS4, Switch)

Electronic Arts

FIFA 21 (PS4)
FIFA 21 Legacy Edition (Switch)
Star Wars: Squadrons (PS4)

Experience

Yomi wo Saku Hana (PS4, Switch)

M2

Aleste Collection (PS4, Switch)

Nippon Ichi Software

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny (PS4, Switch)
Labyrinth of Galleria: Coven of Dusk (PS4, PS Vita)
Mad Rat Dead (PS4, Switch)

Silver Star Japan

Real-Time Battle Mahjong Online + Ginsei Shogi (Switch)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia (Switch)

■ Schedule

September 25 (YouTube, Niconico, Periscope)

20:00 to 21:00 – Sega Fan Meet-Up 2020: A Sincere Thanks to All Sega Fans (Japanese, Chinese, English) – Sega Group president and CEO Haruki Satomi shares the latest information on entertainment content Sega plans to offer in the future directly with the fans. Featuring MCs Nasu Nakanishi (comedian), Mami Yamashita (voice actor), and Ayana Tsubaki (talent), and presenter Haruki Satomi (Sega Group president and CEO).

21:00 to 22:00 – Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis Introduction (Japanese, English) – The latest information on Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis, the latest entry in the Phantasy Star Online 2 series, including live gameplay. Featuring MC Nasu Nakanishi (comedian), and presenters to be announced.

22:00 to 22:40 – Kaiun! Segademo Kanteidan (Japanese, Chinese, Korean) – Sega’s first 60th anniversary event. Valuable Sega treasures appear one after the other. There may even be legendary items delivered from Sega’s storehouse or received from the world’s top stars. Come see the shocking appraisals! Featuring MCs Nasu Nakanishi (comedian) and Ayana Tsubaki (talent), and presenters to be announced.

22:40 to 23:300 – Sega Shopping Channel (Japanese) – A Sega 60th anniversary event extra edition. A program introducing official Sega products. With the theme of “classic game consoles,” look forward to tons of information on Genesis / Mega Drive Mini, which is about to celebrate its one-year anniversary; Game Gear Micro, which is due out on October 6; Astro City Mini, which is due in December; a Game Gear 30th anniversary celebration; and more. Featuring MC Mami Yamashita (voice actor) and presenter Yosuke Okunari (classic hardware producer).

23:00 to 24:00 – Information Live! Sega / Atlus (Japanese, Chinese, Korean) – An introduction to popular Sega and Atlus titles in one sweep, including Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle, Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers, and Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix. Featuring MC Ayana Tsubaki (talent), and presenters to be announced.

September 26 (YouTube 12:00 to 18:00, YouTube 18:00 to 24:00, Niconico, Periscope)

11:50 to 12:00 – Opening – An introduction to the day’s lineup. Featuring MCs Nasu Nakanishi (comedian) and Mami Yamashita (voice actor).

12:00 to 14:00 – Information Live! Sega / Atlus (Japanese) – Kemono Friends 3, Re:ZERO – Starting Life in Another World: Lost in Memories, and Sonic Station Live! TGS Sonic Speed Edition.

Kemono Friends 3 – A 30-minute broadcast featuring information on the one-year anniversary campaign and new story developments for Kemono Friends 3 with voice actor unit Hanamaru Animal. There may even be a surprise announcement. Stay tuned! Featuring presenters Fuuka izumi (voice actor), Kanako Yanagihara (voice actor), and Haruka Fushimi (voice actor).
Re:ZERO – Starting Life in Another World: Lost in Memories – A Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online special broadcast for the Re:ZERO official smartphone game Re:ZERO – Starting Life in Another World: Lost in Memories. Get an introduction to original adventure RPG, which was supervised by Re:ZERO creator Tappei Nagatsuki, plus early information on the first story update and the latest event news. Featuring presenters Yuusuke Kobayashi (voice actor), Yumi Uchiyama (voice actor), and Moe Iori (Emilia official cosplayer).

Sonic Station Live! TGS Sonic Speed Edition – A TGS 2020 Online edition of Sonic Station Live!, a program that delivers various Sonic-related information. This month’s episode will introduction a new compilation album and the latest merchandise, as well as feature a live painting by Sonic series designer Yui Karasuno. The live painting will start on September 26 at 12:00 JST alongside the start of the “Information Live! Sega / Atlus” broadcast and end during the Sonic Station Live! portion of the broadcast. Featuring presenters Kazuyuki Hoshino (Sonic series creative director) and Jun Senoue (Sonic series sound director), and Yui Karasuno (Sonic series designer).

14:00 to 14:40 – Segalt Q (Japanese, Chinese, Korean) – Sega’s second 60th anniversary event. Sega enthusiasts challenge high-difficulty questions about Sega. Featuring MCs Nasu Nakanishi (comedian) and Yurika Tachibana (talent), and presenters to be announced.

14:40 to 15:00 – Sega Shopping Channel – A program introducing official Sega and Atlus products. A collaboration between the Sega Store and Atlus D-Shop. Sega Shiro introduces 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, Shin Megami Tensei, Persona 5 Royal, a Jack Frost Phantasy Star Online 2 Sega tote bag project, and more for as long as time permits. Featuring Mami Yamashita (voice actor).

15:00 to 17:00 – Sega Partners Express (Japanese) – Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia, Nippon Ichi Software titles, Real-Time Battle Mahjong Online + Ginsei Shogi, Aleste Collection, and Neversong & Pinstripe.

Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia – Featuring presenter Hiroko Mizuta (Warner Bros. Japan PR).

Nippon Ichi Software Titles – Introductions to Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny, Labyrinth of Galleria: Coven of Dusk, and Mad Rat Dead. Featuring presenter Sohei Niikawa (Nippon Ichi Software president and CEO).

Real-Time Battle Mahjong Online + Ginsei Shogi – Featuring presenter Daiki Iwata (Silver Star Japan) and guest Yoshitaka Hoshino (professional shogi player).

Aleste Collection – An introduction to the game with new information. Featuring presenters Naoki Horii (M2 president and CEO) and Kazuki Kubota (M2 ShotTriggers director).

Neversong & Pinstripe – Featuring presenter Robert Pontow (Beep Japan owner and indie games fan).

17:00 to 19:15 – Information Live! Sega Atlus (Japanese) – Pro Soccer Club wo Tsukurou! Road to World, Fist of the North Star: Legends ReVIVE, and 2020’s new developments for Chain Chronicle.

Pro Soccer Club wo Tsukurou! Road to World – Information on future collaborations with players and events. Featuring presenter Nobuchika Miyazaki (producer).

Fist of the North Star: Legends ReVIVE – Event and collaboration information in celebration of the game’s one-year anniversary. Featuring presenters Kouhei Iwamoto (producer) and Tomoyuki Fujita (director).

Chain Chronicle 2020 New Developments Rush – Part 3 climax highlights, new information on Part 4, a follow-up on the collaboration with Isekai Ojisan, and the latest event information. Featuring presenters Jun Matsunaga (general director) and Yousuke Tomomitsu (administrative director), and guest Hikaru Midorikawa (voice actor).

19:15 to 20:00 – Sega ni Hamatte Kiite Mita (Japanese, Chinese, Korean) – Sega’s third 60th anniversary event. A passionate discussion on the uniqueness of the Yakuza and Persona series with guests who love each series. Featuring MCs Nasu Nakanishi (comedian) and Mami Yamashita (voice actor), and guests Komazawa Isolation (pro street dancer YouTuber) and Chiaki Matsuzawa (freelance announcer).

20:00 to 21:00 – Project Sekai: Colorful Stage! feat. Hatsune Miku Pre-Release News Blast Special (Japanese) – Tons of new information on the September 30-due Project Sekai: Colorful Stage! feat. Hatsune Miku, including songs, just ahead of its official release. Featuring MC Aoi Tatsuse, and guests Yuki Nakashima (voice actor) and Daisuke Hirose (voice actor).

21:00 to 22:00 – Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 Live Gameplay – Live gameplay of the December 10-due Puyo Puyo Tetris 2. Plus details on the new “Skill Battle” rule and an exhibition match between top Puyo Puyo Tetris players. Featuring MC Yurika Tachibana (talent), presenters Mizuki Hosoyamada (producer) and Naohiro Hirao (director), and guests Taiyou Amemiya (professional player) and Tomokun (professional player).

22:00 to 23:00 – Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster (Japanese) – An information variety program for the upcoming Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster, including fun discussion and live gameplay. Featuring MC Chiaki Matsuzawa (freelance announcer), presenter Kazuyuki Yamai (director), and guests Junya Enoki (voice actor) and Mafia Kajita (freelance writer).

23:00 to 24:00 – Uso ka Honto ka Wakaranai Yarisugi Sega Densetsu (Japanese, Chinese, Korean) – Sega’s fourth 60th anniversary event. Whether real or fake, rumors that never come to light continue to exist within Sega… Whether you believe them or not is up to you… Featuring MCs Nasu Nakanishi (comedian), Mami Yamashita (voice actor), and Yurika Tachibana (talent).

September 27 (YouTube, Niconico, Periscope)

11:50 to 12:00 – Opening – An introduction to the day’s lineup. Featuring MCs Nasu Nakanishi (comedian) and Mami Yamashita (voice actor).

12:00 to 14:00 – Puyo Puyo Championship TGS 2020 Special Tournament: The Big Four Ultimate Match (Japanese) – A special tournament featuring the best four players of the Puyo Puyo Championship Season 3 Stage 1 with a wonderful prize. Come watch heated battles between top professional players. Featuring MCs Ayana Tsubaki (talent) and Yurika Tachibana (talent), commentator Tom (professional player), and professional players Saki, Tomokun, Hiponia, and Rein.

14:00 to 15:00 – Information Live! Sega Atlus (Japanese) – Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – The Official Video Game, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and Puyo Puyo!! Quest.

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Games – The latest information on Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – The Official Video Game and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Puyo Puyo!! Quest Corner – The latest information on the 22 million downloads-strong free-to-play smartphone puzzle RPG Puyo Puyo!! Quest. Viewers will receive an in-game item as a gift.

15:00 to 16:00 – Sega Nan Desu (Japanese, Chinese, Korean) – Sega’s fifth 60th anniversary event. A mass gathering of Sega hardware and games. Let’s talk Sega with special guest Maple Chogokin. Featuring MC Mami Yamashita (voice actor) and guest Maple Chogokin (comedian).

16:00 to 18:00 – Information Live! Sega Atlus (Japanese) – Astro City Mini, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix, Sakura Wars, and Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation.

Astro City Mini – The latest information on Astro City Mini, including new announcements and live gameplay. Featuring presenters Akira Shimokawa (Sega Toys product planning department senior specialist), Hiroyuki Miyazaki (Japan division: deputy division manager), and Kensaku Nishimura (Sega communication and design department), and guest Fujita (game entertainer).

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix – Introducing the uniqueness of the Hatsune Miku-starring rhythm action games Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix and Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone. Featuring Mikudayo and Mikunano (Sega feat. Hatsune Miku Project promotional characters).

Sakura Wars-Related Information Corner – The latest information on Shin Sakura Wars the Stage, music CDs, the new smartphone RPG Sakura Kakumei: Hanasaku Otome-tachi, and other Sakura Wars-related content.

Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation – A mini-lecture featuring Yuuko Kawanishi and the latest information on Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation.

18:00 to 20:00 – Sega Partners Express (Japanese, Chinese, Korean) – Electronic Arts titles, Yomi wo Saku Hana, Guilty Gear: Strive, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, and Maglam Lord.

Electronic Arts Titles – FIFA 21 and Star Wars: Squadrons. Featuring presenter Toshiyuki Itakura (Impulse).

Yomi wo Saku Hana

Guilty Gear: Strive – An introduction to the game plus an announcement related to the new information due out in October. Featuring Riku Ozawa (Arc System Works PR).

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin – An introduction to the game with various trailers.

Maglam Lord – An introduction to the sword creation action RPG Maglam Lord, which will be released in Traditional Chinese and Hangul for Switch. Featuring presenter Saki Mashiko (D3 Publisher PR).

20:00 to 21:30 – Sega Nama TGS Special (Japanese, Chinese, Korean) – A Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online special edition of Sega Nama, including the latest information concerning the Yakuza series. Featuring MC Ayana Tsubaki (talent) and presenter Toshihiro Nagoshi (Sega CCO).

21:45 to 23:00 – Sega Atlus Music Station: Final – Sega’s sixth 60th anniversary event. From enthusiast talks by the guitarists of Sega and Atlus, to a DJ concert by Tomoya Ohtani with a Sega 60th anniversary setlist, and performances of Sega masterpieces by Takenobu Mitsuyoshi and Persona 5 masterpieces by Lyn. Featuring MCs Nasu Nakanishi (comedian), Mami Yamashita (voice actor), Ayanaa Tsubaki (talent), and Yurika Tachibana (talent), presenters Takenobu Mitsuyoshi (sound creator / vocalist), Hidenori Shoji (Yakuza series composer), Toshiki Konishi (Atlus Sound Team composer), Jun Senoue (Sonic series sound director), and Tomoya Ohtani (Sonic series sound director), and guest Lyn (vocalist).

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix getting new DLC on Sept. 17th, 2020

26 songs on the way

SEGA has announced that the next round of DLC for Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix is due out in the West on Sept. 17th, 2020. This update will bring in Song Packs 8 through 11, which feature a combined 26 new songs. If you own DLC Bundle 2 or have purchased any of the individual Song Packs, these songs will be available immediately upon the DLC’s release.

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