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Archive for June 8th, 2010


Free Stuff Friday for June 11, 2010

As you may know, we’re heading to E3 in Los Angeles next week. To celebrate, we’ve pulled some games out of the archive to help you get up to speed on their predecessors. Without further ado…

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On the Block

1. Valkyria Chronicles (PS3)

In honor of Valkyria Chronicles 2, we have a copy of the first Valkyria Chronicles.

Congrats to our winner, @jonathanmorales!

2. Total War Pack (PC)

In honor of Shogun 2: Total War, we have a copy of Medieval 2: Total War, Empire: Total War, and Napoleon: Total War.

Congrats to our winner @Vitor_Viper!

3. Yakuza Pack (PS2, PS3)

In honor of Yakuza 4, we have the first 3 Yakuza games. Yakuza 1 & 2 are for PS2, and Yakuza 3 is on PS3.

Congrats to our winner, @TheRealHades!

4. Phantasy Star Pack (DS, Game Cube, and PSP)

In honor of Phantasy Star Portable 2, we have Phantasy Star Zero (DS), Phantasy Star Online (Game Cube), and the first Phantasy Star Portable for PSP. (We found the Phantasy Star Portable after we filmed the video, which is why it’s not on there.)

Congrats to our winner @fmachin!

5.  Sonic Classic Collection (DS)

In honor of Sonic 4 Episode I and Sonic Colors, we have this Sonic Classic Collection (DS). It’s 4!!… games in one.

Congrats to our winner @cyberpunknut!

6. The Conduit (Wii)

In honor of Conduit 2, we have a copy of the first Conduit.

Congrats to our winner @dshieh!

How it Works

1. You must be following us on Twitter to be eligible. (If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can create one by going to and click the green “get started — join!” button in the center of the page.)
2. At random times on Friday, we will announce the prize we are giving away, and what number of response you need to be to win. Send us a direct message (DM) via Twitter and be that number to win the prize. (@ replies do not count as entries!)
3. All followers are eligible to win all prizes, unless a restriction is noted. Restrictions are usually due to the prize being region-locked. For example, US games that won’t work on UK gaming systems. There may also be age restrictions due to the rating of the game.
4. We will announce the winner on our Twitter feed once eligibility is confirmed.

Make Sure We’re Following You on Twitter

If you are currently following us on Twitter, please be sure that we are following you as well. You can do this by making sure that SEGA is in your “followers” list, or by going to DoesFollow and typing SEGA in the first blank, your Twitter username in the second, and pressing the “check” button. You can reverse this to be sure that you are following us. If you are following us, but we’re not following you, please send a message to @SEGA and we will follow you. This is important, because only people we follow can send us direct messages (DMs), and DMs are the only way to enter the giveaways.

Important Note: Twitter limits us to following 1,000 new people per day. This is a limit imposed by Twitter and is not something we can control, change, or get around. We do our best to follow everyone back in time for the giveaway, but this is becoming increasingly difficult as our Free Stuff Fridays become more popular. Because we must be following you in order for you to send us a direct message, if we cannot follow you due to this limit, you will be unable to enter the giveaway. We do our contests by direct message to avoid having everyone spam their followers with giveaway entries. Please be patient, and we will follow you as soon as we’re able.

How to Send Direct Messages on Twitter

There are a few ways to send us a Direct Message on Twitter. The easiest way is to go to our Twitter page and select “message” under the “Actions” heading in the side bar. If you do not see “message”, this means that we are not following you. Please send a message to @sega to let us know, and we will follow you. When you click “message” you will be taken to a window where you can type a message and press send.

You may also select the “direct messages” tab from your Twitter homepage, and select SEGA from the drop-down menu at the top of the page. Again, if you don’t see our name there, it’s probably because we’re not following you. Let us know, and we’ll follow you.

There are also many Twitter clients that you can use instead of using the website. These include TweetDeck, Twitteriffic, Tweetie, and Twhirl. Each of these programs works differently, so you’ll want to figure out how to send a direct message on the program you use. If you want to send us a test message, we’ll let you know if we received it or not.


Tournament of Legends – Bast vs. Volcanus

Check out the latest trailer for Tournament of Legends, featuring Bast and Volcanus.

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Bast – the eye of Ra

The Sun Goddess

With the rise of Jupiter’s Pantheon, the Egyptian gods are all but forgotten.

This spoiled goddess seeks to gain new power, and new followers to worship and serve her.


Sacmis and Ra’s Defender – Sacmis contains a chunk of the sun itself, which can be focused into a lethal beam.

Burn Echchantment: And for struck by this enchantment is engulfed in flames.


The Bronze Man

By defeating Thanatos with this astounding bronze automaton, Professor Volcanus seeks to prove the value of technology, and of his own genius.


Hammers of Progress – These powerful, gear toothed weapons tear through armor as though it were parchment.

Leech Enchantment – Allows user to steal some of their foes energy with each successful melee attack.


Below are some screens featuring these characters. You can find more, along with all the screenshots for this game, on our Flickr set.

Tournament of Legends - Bast and Volcanus

Tournament of Legends - Bast and Volcanus

Tournament of Legends - Bast and Volcanus


Yakuza 4 announced for the US!

Alright Yakuza fans – time for some good news.

After some amazing passion seen across the board from fans regarding the release of Yakuza 3, SEGA is proud to announce that the fourth installment of the Yakuza series is heading west, and will be releasing exclusively on the Playstation 3 in the spring of 2011!

Yakuza 4 also builds on the style of the original Yakuza foundation by adding three new playable characters, each with a distinct personality and fighting style. They all have connections to the Tojo clan – but what those connections are, and what they mean with regard to a man named Kazuma Kiryu, is just one part of what will truly make things interesting.

Finally, we’d like to let you  guys field questions to the man whose name goes hand in hand with the Yakuza (or Ryu Ga Gotoku in Japan) series  himself – Nagoshi-san! Write them in the comments below, and with a bit of luck, your question will be among others asked after next week’s E3!

Good luck, and we hope all you Yakuza fans out there just found your day got a little brighter. If you’ll excuse us, that plush cat in the UFO Catcher at Club SEGA has been making fun of us all morning, and it’s about time we showed him our perception skills.