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Sega Festival in Japan will have "surprise announcement" Update: Sega teasing "huge" announcement. Megaton incoming?

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UPDATE: Sega is hyping this up as something "huge" via all their sub-divisions. Megaton incoming? Thanks goes to TimmiT:

View PostTimmiT, on 13 April 2018 - 09:34 AM, said:

Sega America and Sega Europe are now hyping up the surprise announcement on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/...793532299927553
https://twitter.com/...793771870126081

So guess it might actually be something big then.

The events will be live streamed, schedule here: https://gematsu.com/...stream-schedule


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And the Sega news just keeps rolling in. We have the Sonic event at SXSW on March 16, all that chaos about Microsoft and Sega - and now:

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Sega will host Sega Fes 2018 from April 14 to 15 at Bellesalle Akihabara in Tokyo, the company announced. Entry will be free, and run from 11:00 to 19:00 JST on the first day, and 11:00 to 18:00 JST on the second day.

The event will span three floors of Bellesalle:

2nd Floor: Museum Zone – The floor themed after Sega's “Present, Past, and Future.” There will be corners that visualize the “Amazing Experience” concepts of Sega Group's various companies, as well as a museum corner that celebrates Sega Saturn's 30th anniversary, Dreamcast's 20th anniversary, and enables visitors to experience the history of Sega.

1st Floor: Huge Attraction Experience Zone – On this floor are “huge attractions” that make up the centerpieces of this event, where surprising experiences full of fun content unique to Sega will be offered. There will also be a game experience corner and Sega Group companies original goods sales corner. Both Sega Fes goods and new items will appear in great numbers.

Basement 1st Floor: Stage Zone – The floor where events intended for fans of the game titles made by Sega Group's various companies will be held. There will be stage events featuring special guests while delivering the latest news, surprise announcements unique to Sega Fes, and game tournaments. Stage events will also be live streamed.


Source is Gematsu here via ResetERA here

The last Sega Fes was held in 2016 where the Soul Reverse arcade game was announced in addition to championing and promoting the return of the legendary Sega AM2. So it's highly likely this event will cover what AM2 have been up to which many speculate is Virtua Fighter 6. It's Japan and it's an arcade focused event, so if VF6 doesn't happen strongly expect an arcade game or two from Sega's teams. Sega have been on fire recently with Daytona 3 and House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn so their arcade output is still alive and kicking. Highly expecting VF6 but would welcome anything else.

Notably Sega have been pushing Virtua Fighter recently in their marketing (on Twitter and so on) so many speculate VF6 is one of the announcements.

Anyone else hyped for this?
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Oh, it's that Sonic from Sonic Forces. Whee. :v:

Isn't it a bit early for celebrating the Saturn's 30th anniversary, anyway?

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View PostICEknight, on 01 March 2018 - 12:20 PM, said:

Oh, it's that Sonic from Sonic Forces. Whee. :v:

Isn't it a bit early for celebrating the Saturn's 30th anniversary, anyway?


lol, yeah - quite bizarre to see Sega using key art from Sonic 06 in their promo here. On ResetERA they were shouting "Sonic 06 remaster" even though this is an arcade event and the very notion is ridiculous. As for the Sega Saturn no idea on that one, but yeah an anniversary celebration seems odd given we're what, multiple years early here?

That said Sega's recent arcade output has been fucking great so I'm excited to see what they announce here. Between this and SXSW we have some exciting announcements coming up.

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30th anniversary of the Mega Drive - that's what the site says :eng101:

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View Post360, on 01 March 2018 - 12:12 PM, said:

Daytona 3


There is no Daytona 3. Just countless remakes of the original.

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View PostAshura96, on 04 March 2018 - 11:30 AM, said:

There is no Daytona 3. Just countless remakes of the original.


Daytona 2 is a genuine sequel is it not? Vague memories of playing it at my local arcade and thinking it was awesome and wishing the game had a home port which never came.

Speaking of home ports it's criminal Virtua Cop 3 never got ported. Ghost Squad got a port on the Wii but Virtua Cop 3 with its awesome bullet-time gameplay remained stranded in arcades. If I ever come in to an insane amount of money one of the things I'm going to buy is a Virtua Cop 3 cabinet. I was amazed when I played it years ago.

Looking forward to Sega's upcoming announcements. Whatever they announce, whether it be Virtua Fighter 6 or something else, I hope they intend for there to be console ports.

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He might mean the fact that Daytona 3 was more of a remake than sequel. I mean, 2 of the 'new' tracks are just redressed mirrors of the advanced and expert courses, the original tracks are in there too, and upon closer inspection thanks to the accidental release of the game on PC, it's using the original engine. That's definitely a remake to me. but Daytona 2 was a proper sequel.

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Yes Daytona 2 is a proper sequel, but it might as well not exist at this point given SEGA's zero effort on making it available outside of the arcade.

Daytona Championship USA did have "3" in the title but it was dropped before release, and probably best that they did.

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Ah okay - see what you mean now. Yeah such a shame Daytona 2 never received a console port given it was such a good game. Seems lost to the abyss now like Virtua Cop 3. Strange how Sega ports much-requested games like Afterburner Climax but leaves other hit releases like the above in arcade limbo.

Still looking forward to this event and whatever announcements may come regardless.
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View Post360, on 08 March 2018 - 02:17 PM, said:

Strange how Sega ports much-requested games like Afterburner Climax but leaves other hit releases like the above in arcade limbo.

Also strange how they let both OutRun 2 and After Burner Climax fall into delisted-digital-games limbo. =(
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View Post360, on 08 March 2018 - 02:17 PM, said:

Ah okay - see what you mean now. Yeah such a shame Daytona 2 never received a console port given it was such a good game. Seems lost to the abyss now like Virtua Cop 3. Strange how Sega ports much-requested games like Afterburner Climax but leaves other hit releases like the above in arcade limbo.

Still looking forward to this event and whatever announcements may come regardless.

It's a combination of the facts that they can't be bothered to get the Daytona licence back again, they've lost the original source code (like most of their games from that point :argh: ) and they think the Model 3 can't be emulated well enough yet, even though Supermodel is pretty much perfect now and M2 would be very happy to port it!

And it's a real shame. These are just gonna be lost to time, as arcade machines can't go on forever. A lot of the Daytona 2's disappeared from my local arcades around the time DCUSA was released (only one remains!), and I can't remember the last time I saw Virtua Cop 3!

And speaking of arcade game ports- if Virtua Fighter 6 is announced, will there be a home port coming soon after? The state of arcades, even in Japan, is not what it used to be, and I'm not sure they will port it. It was in a bad way even when VF 5 was around, and I'm not sure Sega would consider doing the same for VF 6- it would do less well in arcades, and the sales wouldn't be great either.

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View PostICEknight, on 08 March 2018 - 02:48 PM, said:

View Post360, on 08 March 2018 - 02:17 PM, said:

Strange how Sega ports much-requested games like Afterburner Climax but leaves other hit releases like the above in arcade limbo.

Also strange how they let both OutRun 2 and After Burner Climax fall into delisted-digital-games limbo. =(


The Ferrari and Boeing/Northrop Grumman licences those two games require mean delisting is inevitable. Unless they renew the licence of course, but with games like that having such a niche audience in this day and age, I'm guessing Sega didn't forsee a return on the investment.

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View Post360, on 08 March 2018 - 02:17 PM, said:

Ah okay - see what you mean now. Yeah such a shame Daytona 2 never received a console port given it was such a good game. Seems lost to the abyss now like Virtua Cop 3. Strange how Sega ports much-requested games like Afterburner Climax but leaves other hit releases like the above in arcade limbo.

Still looking forward to this event and whatever announcements may come regardless.


At least Virtua Cop 3 can be run on a modded Xbox :ssh:

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This is good timing. I'm in Tokyo on the 11th April for a week or so and it looks like a fairly open event.

Expect some shaky iphone video/photos from me in a month's time then. :v:

I'm just there for the Puyo merch really...

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View PostTedster, on 12 March 2018 - 08:25 PM, said:

It's a combination of the facts that they can't be bothered to get the Daytona licence back again, they've lost the original source code (like most of their games from that point :argh:) and they think the Model 3 can't be emulated well enough yet, even though Supermodel is pretty much perfect now and M2 would be very happy to port it!

If they couldn't be bothered to get the Daytona license why is that new arcade game out? :v:

Also I swear to god every person responsible for trashing source code at Sega should be shamed.
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