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Archive for February 2nd, 2016


   
 

Get Fired Up as 7th Dragon III Code: VFD Swoops Down to the Americas

You may have noticed SEGA stepping a bit up to the plate more with localizations for Valkyria Chronicles Remastered and the SEGA 3D Classics Collection. Well… we’re not stopping there! 7th Dragon III Code: VFD is the next title in our sights, and we’re bringing it in its physical form for the Americas! And even though the series debuted in 2009 on the DS, 7th Dragon III Code: VFD is a self-contained episode, full of dungeon-crawling goodness.

7th Dragon Cover

To give you a taste of what you’ll be looking at when 7th Dragon III drops later this year, here’s a quick look at what the game is about:

A bleak world and engaging story – The year is 2100, dragons have invaded Earth and are ravaging the human race. As the protagonist, players must team up with “video game company” Nodens Enterprises to become a dragon hunter and save the universe.

Unique settings and time periods – Fortunately for humanity, Nodens Enterprises has found the key to tip the scales in favor of mankind. The protagonist must travel through time to three different eras — the mythical kingdom of Atlantis, futuristic capital of the land of Eden, and present-day Tokyo — in order to defeat the True Dragons and stand a chance against the most powerful one… the 7th Dragon: VFD.

A deep party system and character customization options – All characters are completely customizable from the get-go. Players will be joined by two squad members in the field, and have up to nine characters in their party. With eight classes (such as Samurai, God Hand, Rune Knight, and more), 40 voice options, and 96 appearance options, gamers will have plenty of options to develop the perfect dragon hunting team.

Base building with Nodens Enterprises HQ – Fighting dragons is tough work, but at least the team can recuperate at HQ where they can develop skills, collect side quests, and even go on dates. In addition, more floors such as a library, skylounge, and cat café can be added in order to improve HQ. Yes, you read that correctly, it says cat café.

Lots of dragons! – Although there are a variety of enemies to fight, it would be wise to be prepared for the myriad dragons you’ll face. It’ll take careful planning and strategy to defeat these dragons, so choosing the right squad — and right look — is paramount!

7th Dragon III Code: VFD

This is just one of MANY dragons you’ll tussle with in the game.

7th Dragon III Code: VFD

Customize your party to be the perfect dragon hunting team!

7th Dragon III Code: VFD

Nodens Enterprises is your friend. Let employees like Nagamimi the rabbit help guide you!

7th Dragon III Code: VFD

Clearly, the cat café is the highlight of the game.

7th Dragon III Code: VFD will be available this summer exclusively on the 3DS in the Americas. The game is rated T by the ESRB. For more information, please visit 7thdragon.sega.com

 
   
   
 

Happy Hedgehog Day!

Happy Hedgehog Day, everyone!

As we enter Sonic’s 25th Anniversary Year, it’s an exciting time to be a Sonic fan.

Isn’t it crazy to think it’s been 25 years since Sonic 1 released? Some of you reading this probably weren’t even born when the older among us pooled up our allowance to buy a copy of Sonic for our Genesis or Mega Drive. But, no matter our age, we all celebrate and follow the iconic blue blur for reasons that remain universal.

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I know at least half of you reading this are thinking: “Hey! Are you announcing anything big today, like Sonic Labyrinth 2 or Tails Sky Patrol IV? What’s the scoop?”, but you’ll need to be patient for a while longer. Good things take time, and we’re sticking to that. That said, you’ve probably noticed a few numbers floating around here and there. Who knows that they might mean? (By the way, in case you missed it – those weren’t eyes, they were zeros.)

A few years ago, during my first tour of duty with SEGA, our team decided to post something teasing an upcoming announcement on February 2nd, or “Hedgehog Day”. This was a fun reference back to the release of Sonic 3, which took over “Groundhog Day” in much the way that any tyrannical conqueror takes something they want – by force. Inspired by the marketing bloodlust of our forefathers, “Hedgehog Day” was reborn again from the ashes of the 90’s, and each year we’ve tried to keep it going ever since.

Sonic has seen a wide range of games and gameplay styles, but whether you prefer the classics, the Adventure series, the Colors/Generations style, or anything in between, thanks for sticking with the blue blur through thick and thin.

We can’t wait to celebrate the 25th Anniversary with you all throughout the year – and we have some pretty cool stuff coming up.

Here’s to 25 years of Sonic, and 25 years of amazing fans! 

 
   
   
 


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