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Archive for June 4th, 2010


Phantasy Star Universe: Supplemental Update Preview

Coming soon to Phantasy Star Universe is the long-awaited Supplemental Update. This major update for the online game represents not just an influx of new missions, items, options, and even character outfits, but a whole new way to play the game. Featuring a host of game balance adjustments for weapons, abilities, and character classes, the update will also provide the ability for max-level players to continue to customize their skills even after hitting the level cap.

Phantasy Star Universe - Supplemental Update Preview

The update is due early this Summer, and over the next several weeks we will be rolling out previews of the content. While a large portion of the Supplemental Update itself is available soon — including the all-important ability to acquire “AEXP”, which allows for character customization to take place at max level — different missions and features will be rolled out all summer long in a series of packed updates.

Of course, end game experience is key in any MMO-type game. Getting to the level cap is always a unique experience, but what about once you’re there? Phantasy Star Universe is about hunting the best and most rare weapons from the biggest bosses, and maxing your character’s abilities like that. But now? I look forward to seeing our always-lively forums lit up with discussions of how best to spend the “AEXP” points which allow for customization of end-game characters.

Phantasy Star Universe - Supplemental Update Preview
Phantasy Star Universe - Supplemental Update Preview

Also introduced in the update will be special GUARDIANS Advanced Style missions — these missions will offer unique challenges to players, with automatic “level caps” for the missions and restrictions on the weapon types that can be used, as well as other unique conditions. If that sounds like a throwback to the “Challenge Missions” of PSO — or for that matter, the upcoming Phantasy Star Portable 2 — well, that’s intentional. This new class of missions in game — with more slated to be added throughout the summer — is a chance to play a new way, with new challenges.

Phantasy Star Universe - Supplemental Update Preview

For a lot more details and information, here’s the first two parts of our preview for the Supplemental Update:

If you would like to learn more about the game, check out for lots of background and details!

Stay tuned: There’s more to come soon!


SEGA at E3 2010

E3 Logo 2010

With E3 just over a week away, we’re pleased to announce some of the games that we’ll be showing at E3 2010! We’ve still got some surprises in store, but here are some of the games you can expect to hear about from the show floor.


Vanquish Announcement Screens

Directed by Shinji Mikami, the creator of the Resident Evil series, VANQUISH™ is a sci-fi shooter that sees players take the role of Sam, a government agent kitted out with a futuristic battlesuit. A versatile fighter with a huge arsenal of weaponry at his disposal, Sam also has an array of martial arts skills that he can use to take down his robot enemies.

The story of VANQUISH™ is set in the near future. Russia and the United States are vying for ownership of the world’s fast-depleting energy resources and the US has constructed a space station in order to harness energy from the sun. Russian forces capture this space station and divert its harvested solar energy into a blast wave that destroys San Francisco, aiming to force the US into a total and unconditional surrender. In response, the US tasks its armed forces with recapturing the space station before the Russians can annihilate their next target – New York.

Conduit 2

Conduit 2

Conduit 2 is the epic sequel to last year’s award-winning Wii-exclusive, The Conduit. Picking up on the heels of its predecessor, Conduit 2 puts you on the embattled front lines of the war to save humanity from the alien onslaught. Travel to the far ends of the earth to put an end to the struggle. The enemy is everywhere and the deck is stacked — trust no one. Turn the tide with the most powerful arsenal ever assembled, and bring the alien menace to its knees.

Sonic Colors

Sonic Colors - Announcement Screen 2

The diabolical Dr. Eggman has hatched another plan for world domination! He has built an amazing interstellar amusement park, floating in space around Sonic’s home planet, bursting with incredible rides and attractions. However, all is not as it seems as Dr. Eggman has abducted an alien race called Wisps and is harnessing their colorful energy to fuel a sinister plot. However, before Dr. Eggman completes his evil plans, Sonic discovers his mysterious theme park in space. When he arrives, Sonic finds he is also able to use these alien powers and is ready to help! Sonic will need all his speed and skill as he faces this test, but, empowered by the alien energy, it’s a test he’ll pass with flying colors!

Shogun 2: Total War

Under Siege

Shogun 2: Total War will take long-time veterans and newcomers alike to the next level of strategy gaming on PC.

It is the middle of the 16th century in Medieval Japan. The country, once ruled by a unified government, is now split into many warring clans. The player takes on the role of one Daimyo – the clan leader – and will use military engagements, economics and diplomacy to achieve the ultimate goal: re-unite Japan under his supreme command and become the new Shogun – the undisputed ruler of Japan.

Set during the golden age of Samurai warfare, Shogun 2 brings to life the most turbulent period of Japanese history.

Tournament of Legends

Tournament of Legends - Bravehoof vs Marcus

The Wii exclusive weapon and magic based 3D-fight game Tournament of Legends features epic battles in fantastic fighting arenas where they will wield mythical blade weapons, launch 40 magic attacks, and dodge giant mythological creatures that protect the battle lairs. In intense one and two-player fights, players master  a range of character and weapon based magic attacks; including unleashing, amongst others, a man-eating lion, Jupiter’s Storm, Thor’s Fury and a nest of venomous snakes.

Phantasy Star Portable 2


The Phantasy Star series returns to the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system for an exciting new adventure, bringing all new content and returning the series back to its online roots. Picking up three years after the exciting Phantasy Star Universe saga, Phantasy Star Portable 2 brings the series to its conclusion as players take on the role of mercenary to save the Gurhal system. Phantasy Star Portable 2 offers a gigantic dose of original content from new combat moves, weapons and character customization options. New to the Phantasy Star Portable franchise, online play through Infrastructure mode and enhanced social interactivity adds to the adventure for fans and newcomers alike.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I

The sequel fans have waited 16 years for is finally here – Sonic The Hedgehog™ 4 Episode I! Featuring enhanced gameplay elements, including the classic Sonic Spin Dash, and the versatile Homing Attack, Sonic 4 picks up right where Sonic and Knuckles™ left off. With Eggman finally defeated, Sonic runs off to explore new zones and uncharted lands. Dr. Eggman, furious at the destruction of the Death Egg and the failure of his plans, puts all of his most devious schemes into action. In an effort to finally rid himself of Sonic, he revisits – and improves – the very best of his creations. Get ready for the next chapter in an all new epic 2D saga built for old and new fans alike.


Conduit 2 Multiplayer Map Poll – Your Favorite Conduit 1 Map

Conduit 2 Map Poll

We want your vote! Conduit 2 is coming and it’s bringing in a whole ton of improvements and additions, including a host of new Multiplayer maps. Pick your favorite multiplayer map from The Conduit – if it gets enough votes – we’ll add it into Conduit 2!

With your help, we are picking two maps, one here from the forums and another from our Facebook Conduit community. Vote for your favorite map and, if you like, tell us why you picked it!

Sega Forums – Vote Now

Conduit Facebook – Vote Now