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Archive for July 20th, 2012


Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Tutorial Videos

Virtua Figher 5 Final Showdown - Logo

We’ve got a new batch of videos available today to give you and edge on the competition in Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown. Our two newest videos feature moves and techniques for Wolf, Jeffry, Lion, and Shun Di, enjoy!

Lion & Shun Di

Harnessing the power of Drunken Kung Fu, Shun Di shows the rest of the VF cast that you’re never too old to fight. His style is tricky and elusive with many odd-looking attacks, and the more he drinks the stronger his attacks become. This last aspect makes Shun unique in the sense that he has the ability to dictate the pace of the round even if he has less energy than the opponent. Even the threat of Shun drinking can alter the opponent’s game.

Wolf & Jeffry

Wolf arguably possesses the best throws in the game and is the only character in Final Showdown with a throw damage of 100 points! Your success is determined by how well you can either throw your opponent or instill the fear of a throw into them. Even experienced players will respect Wolf’s throw game, so be sure to use it to your advantage.


Jet Set Radio Skates to Mobile Devices this Summer!

Jet Set Radio Vita

Jet Set Radio is headed to iOS and Android this summer! We’re pretty excited – the same game you’ve enjoyed on the Dreamcast is going to be with you anytime you want on your preferred mobile device.

Jet Set Radio for iOS and Android includes the same slick gameplay, genre-blending soundtrack, and pioneering art style as the other versions alongside new features like OpenFeint and Retina display support and the awesome ability to use pictures taken with your phone or tablet’s camera as in-game graffiti! Traverse Shibuya terminal on the train, silence the Love Shockers on your lunch break, blast through Benten-cho while boarding a bus and upload achievements to Facebook while riding a ferry; Jet Set Radio will be a dream come true for portable gamers everywhere!


Sonic 4 Episode I: Welcome to Blackberry Playbook!

Sonic does tend to get places first — it’s kind of his thing — and in keeping with the spirit of the incredibly rapid hedgehog, Sonic 4: Episode 1 is now our first entry onto BlackBerry Playbook!

BlackBerry users are a loyal breed, and we’re happy to award fans of the impressive technology that is the Blackberry Playbook by bringing this entry to your high-powered tablet.

Sonic 4: Episode I (BlackBerry Playbook)

You know Sonic, you know the game — we know there’s a lot of fans out there with different favorite devices, and we’re proud to bring this offering to you BlackBerry devotees!

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. Chase down Eggman and teach him a lesson about what happens when you try to bring your evil plans to bear within the realm of awesome mobile tablet devices.

The game is available worldwide (except in Japan) for $6.99 U.S. / ₤7.00 UK. You can go here to pick it up:

Sonic 4: Episode I (BlackBerry Playbook)


Free Stuff Friday – July 20, 2012

Our Free Stuff Friday prizes for July 20, 2012. Follow us on twitter @sega for a chance to win!

On the Block

1. Summer of Sonic Bag of Goodies – includes actual goodies and bag.

2. Shadow the Hedgehog notebook

3. Amy Rose File Folders

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, a word or phrase, 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!) We only accept one direct message per person per prize!


We tweet “GIVEAWAY: Sonic T-shirt, size L. Be the 15th person to DM “Sonic Adventure” to win!”

You see this, and want to win it, so you send us a direct message that says “Sonic Adventure”. If you are the 15th person to do so, you are the winner!

Quotation marks do not matter, capitalization does not matter, but spelling does matter!

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.

Other Assorted Information:

  • Free Stuff Friday duties alternate between the London and San Francisco offices and are done during business hours (usually mid-morning) in our respective time zones.
  • No, you can’t know what number message you were – so please don’t ask! We will tell you that the information is classified!
  • If you have questions during the giveaway, please contact us with an @reply. As you can imagine, we get a whole lot of direct messages during the contests and there is a very good chance we will miss your question if it is sent as a DM.

How to Send Direct Messages on Twitter

Due to a change in our account status with Twitter, you should be able to send us direct messages without us following you. However, third-party applications may not allow you to.

There are a few ways to send us a Direct Message on Twitter. The easiest way is:

  1. Log in to your Twitter account.
  2. Click on the person icon and select Direct messages from the drop down menu.
  3. You’ll see a pop up showing your Direct message history. Click the New message button, highlighted below.
  4. In the address box, type the name or username (SEGA) of the person you wish to send a message to.
  5. Enter your message and click Send message.

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. If you still have questions on sending direct messages, please visit Twitter’s Help Section.

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. Please make sure your message says “test” somewhere.