The Road to TGS: Sega's Presentation

By Dale Bashir on Sep 19, 2017

Up next, we have Sega's line-up for this year's Tokyo Game Show, which also includes games from their second party developers Atlus and 5pb. and also Western games that are published in Japan by Sega, which includes games by EA Sports and Warner Bros. Unlike their contemporaries, Sega seems to be just keeping their games on the show floor instead of having a stage presentation like the rest of the developers. 

Main Headliners

The main four games headlining their line-up is Hokuto Ga Gotoku, a Fist of the North Star game by the makers of the Yakuza series, A Certain Magical Virtual-On, a mecha game that steams from a crossover light novel between the Toaru series of light novels and Sega's own arcade series Dennou Senki Virtual On. The Yakuza 2 remake, Yakuza Kiwami 2, is also getting the spotlight this year at TGS. The last game sharing the limelight is none other than Sega's very own Sonic the Hedgehog, with his brand new 3D adventure, Sonic Forces. 

Other Playable Demos

Atlus will be putting the next game in their Shin Megami Tensei franchise, Deep Strange Journey on the forefront, with a playable demo of the 3DS title on the show floor.

5pb.'s next installment to the Steins;Gate visual novels is Steins;Gate Elite, coming to the Playstation 4 and Vita. Those who get to try the playable demo will have 7 minutes to play the demo and will walk away with an exclusive tin badge for playing the demo.

Other demos include Phantasy Star 2 for the PS4 and Warner Bros' Lego Ninjago: The Video Game.

Merchandise

Though their game offerings are a little slim, one cannot argue that Sega's merchandise are must-haves.

They are having a series of pins and badges dedicated to the Sega Saturn era of games, with badges featuring games like Virtua Cop, Panzer Dragoon and Nights into Dreams.

The house of Sonic is really putting their best games in the forefront this year and their second party titles are also the next installments of beloved franchises. Overall, Sega is showing fans exactly what they want.

Dale Bashir
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