SEGA at Tokyo Game Show 2010


SEGA had a very large presence at the Tokyo Game Show this year, regarded by many as their biggest since becoming a third party publisher even. As this would all clutter up the front page of the site, I feel it is best to move them all together. Hit the jump to learn more about their announcements, see many of their new trailers and learn about their future plans.


-Ryu ga Gotoku OF THE END

Ryu ga Gotoku OF THE END is a spinoff in the RPG series (known as the Yakuza series outside of Japan). It changes the theme of the series for just this release by being based around a zombie outbreak with gun-based gameplay. Both are a first for the series. It was announced to be exclusive for the PlayStation 3.

-Phantasy Star Online 2

Revealed as only a teaser with the title shown, Phantasy Star Online 2 was revealed during a showing of Phantasy Star Portable 2: Infinity. It is going to be released by the end of 2011 as part of the celebration of Phantasy Star Online‘s 10th anniversary. So far it has only been revealed as a PC title with no other platforms known.

-Rise of Nightmares

Also only revealed as a teaser, Rise of Nightmares was announced to be SEGA’s second release for Kinect on the Xbox 360. Nothing is known about the project other than what is shown in this video, but it is worth nothing that it features many similarities to The House of the Dead series.

-Valkyria Chronicles 3

Valkyria Chronicles 3: Unrecorded Chronicles was announced for the PlayStation Portable. It part of the Valkyria RPG series of games. The story is set during the first game.

New trailers:

-Kurohyou: Ryu ga Gotoku Shinshou

Kurohyou: Ryu ga Gotoku Shinshou is part of the Yakuza RPG series of games, but features a new protagonist. It has a new battle system as well as new features not seen in the series yet. It will be released later this month in Japan, exclusively for the PlayStation Portable.


Vanquish is the next release by PlatinumGames and directed by Shinji Mikami, the creator of Resident Evil. It is a third person action shooter that has a heavy emphasis on ‘bullet time’ mechanics and fast paced maneuvers. It will be released next month on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

-Shining Hearts

Shining Hearts is part of the Shining series of games, but without anything to connect it to the series. It is an action “hack n’ slash” RPG and will be exclusive to the PlayStation Portable.

Sonic Adventure, Virtua Tennis 4 and Sonic Free Riders also had new trailers at the event, but were revealed just prior and are part of separate articles on the site. Crazy Taxi, Virtual-On Force, Sonic the Hedgehog 4, AfterBurner Climax, Sonic Colors and a few others were also shown as well, but with no new videos.

Other things of interest:

-PlatinumGames extend deal with SEGA
During a conference, PlatinumGames’ executive director Atsushi Inaba announced that the studio will still be working with SEGA after Vanquish which was the last game going to be released under SEGA and PlatinumGames’ 4 game deal. This confirms they will make at least one more game together.

-Colonel Sanders in Phantasy Star Portable 2: Infinity

SEGA, celebrating Phantasy Star Online‘s 10th anniversary and Kentucky Fried Chicken who are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the branch’s launch in Japan are going to work together to have Colonel Sanders in the game as any ally. He shoots fireballs out of his cane.

-Second Vanquish demo announced
A second demo for download has been announced for Vanquish, this one will be designed with the hardcore fans in mind and will be much harder than the one already released.

-Live performance by H.
While Crush 40 and Miku Hatsune had performances of their own Takenobu Mitsuyoshi and gang ended the show with some songs from Yakuza 4, Miku Hatsune: Project DIVA 2nd and Daytona USA. Their energy quickly filled the room and ended off SEGA’s Tokyo Game Show conference with a bang.

[Thanks to ShadiWulf, SEGAbits and Siliconera]


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