SEGA promised it could have “HUGE” information at SEGA FES 2018 earlier today and it delivered, providing not one, not two, however 4 slightly spectacular bulletins.
Most of the bulletins had been considerably predictable (within the earlier article I precisely predicted two bulletins and was considerably shut to a different), however the actual shock is that we bought something in any respect. The guesses had been made below the belief that SEGA would really announce one thing worthwhile, however as acknowledged earlier than, SEGA sometimes doesn’t have many thrilling bulletins throughout its FES occasions.
This yr was completely different, nonetheless, and there was one thing for everybody.
Shenmue I & II HD
First off, SEGA announced that in the end Shenmue I & II might be coming to trendy consoles in 2018. Specifically, the PlayStation four, Xbox One and PC.
These might be fully enhanced variations of the originals, that includes absolutely scalable display decision, alternative of recent or basic management schemes, PC graphics choices, an up to date consumer interface and the choice to decide on between the unique Japanese or English voiceovers.
Mega Drive Mini
Next, following within the footsteps of the Sega Genesis Mini, SEGA introduced the approaching of the Mega Drive Mini. The full vary of video games it’s going to supply is unknown (it appears SEGA was asking followers what titles they needed?), however we do know it is going to be arriving in Japan in 2018.
Third, SEGA introduced SEGA Ages for the Nintendo Switch and be accessible through the Nintendo eShop. It might be coming to Japan and the West this summer season.
Overall, this seems to be paying homage to the SEGA Genesis Classics that was inadvertently leaked in February, however with titles comparable to Sonic the Hedgehog, Thunder Force IV and Phantasy Star, together with its availability on the Switch, it seems to be like homeowners of the Nintendo console bought the higher deal — particularly as a result of the SEGA Ages compilations on the SEGA Saturn and PlayStation 2 had been by no means solely localized.
Lastly, SEGA revealed new entry within the Sakura Taisen (generally known as Sakura Wars within the West) sequence is within the works.
For these unfamiliar with the sequence, Sakura Taisen is a sequence of tactical RPGs that incorporates a sim-based story system the place the participant’s actions have a direct influence on the sport’s end result. Since its debut in 1996 on the Sega Saturn, it has gone on to get 4 extra entries in the principle sequence, with the final arriving in 2005 for the PlayStation 2. So far, the one entry to have made it to the West was the fifth entry, Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love in 2010 for the PS2 and Wii.
As for this entry, all we all know is that it is going to be set in Taisho period 1929.
Well performed, SEGA, nicely performed.