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SEGA bringing Persona 5, Odin Sphere, and possibly a new Yakuza to TGS 2015

by Ron Duwell | September 11, 2015September 11, 2015 6:30 pm PDT

SEGA is of course showing up at Tokyo Game Show this year, as always, but the company doesn’t really look like itself from the line-up of games. No Sonic, no Sonic, and, of course, no Sonic. Where is all the Sonic, SEGA? (or your other classic franchises for that matter)

Indeed, the most exciting titles SEGA is bringing to the show actually come from Atlus, who was purchased by SEGA two years ago. Look at this line-up and tell me if there is anything on here more exciting than Persona 5 or Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir.

Sega:

  • Phantasy Star Online 2—PS4, Vita, PC (playable demo for PS4, stage)
  • Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X—PS4, Vita (playable demo for Vita, stage)
  • 7th Dragon III Code: VFD—3DS (playable demo, stage)
  • Miracle Girls Festival—Vita (playable demo, stage)
  • World End Eclipse—Vita, PC, Android, iOS (stage)
  • Dengeki Bunko: Fighting climax Ignition—PS4, PS3, Vita (playable demo for PS4, stage)
  • Blade Arcus from Shining EX—PS4, PS3 (playable demo for PS4, stage)
  • Sega NET MAhjong MJ—PC, Android, iOS (stage)

Sega Networks:

  • Sen no Kaizoku—Android, iOS (stage)
  • Chain Chronicle V—Vita (stage)

Atlus:

  • Persona 5—PS4, PS3 (stage)
  • Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir—PS4, PS3, Vita (playable demo for PS4)

Maybe 7th Dragon III Code: VFD is worth a look even if it has a stupid name, but as it seems now, Atlus is carrying the banner of quality for SEGA. It was definitely worth the price for SEGA, which is why SEGA’s president actually promised to follow in Atlus’ standards of quality from here on out.

Interestingly enough, SEGA will also have a booth for Star Wars Battlefront at the show through its partners program. Go figure, right?

Don’t count SEGA out just yet ,though. Another recent development might show signs of it bringing a new Yakuza game to the convention. According to this teaser image, the company will be announcing a new game two days before the show, and if the background graphics aren’t enough to imply it, I’ll spell it out for you. Yakuza is coming to Tokyo Game Show 2015.

Yakuza announcement

Tokyo Game Show 2015 runs from Sept. 17 through 20. Stay tuned for our coverage from the floor.


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...

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