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Bleach: The 3rd Phantom Contest!

Bleach Pack Front

We are very excited about the upcoming release of Bleach: The 3rd Phantom for the Nintendo DS! In anticipation for this release, we are preparing a special contest that will surely excite the fans of the series and give you a shot at some special Bleach goods.

If this sounds good to you, then you are in the right place! Watch this page for more info on the upcoming contest and look out for more coverage of Bleach: The 3rd Phantom across our blogs from Comic-con!


SEGA at San Diego Comic Con 2009!

SDCC 09 Logo

We’re excited to announce that SEGA will be at San Diego Comic Con 2009! Ruby, Clumsy, and Kellie will be at the show to bring you all the action. We’re still getting our schedules together, and we’ll be announcing some meetups and fun stuff for all the fans attending Comic Con early next week.

In the meantime, here are the games that we’ll be showing at Comic Con.

Bayonetta Bayonetta is a cinematic, stylized action game from the famed creative mind of renowned game developer, Hideki Kamiya. The game’s protagonist is a graceful, gun-wielding witch with powers beyond the comprehension of mere mortals. Facing off against countless fantastic enemies in stylish yet action-packed combat, Bayonetta uses outlandish finishing moves to take the action genre to a new level of excellence.

BLEACH: The 3rd Phantom – In this exclusive storyline, new details are revealed about the BLEACH universe stemming from before the start of the anime series. The story highlights the close partnership between two fraternal twin Soul Reapers, Matsuri Kudo and her brother Fujimaru. For the first time, players create and command their own team of eight Soul Reapers. In team-based battles, players decide where to place their team on the campaign map and also how to customize their character’s powers with the experience points they received through winning battles.  With exciting revelations and a lot more choice and strategy, BLEACH: The 3rd Phantom will thrill fans and newcomers to the series alike.

Iron Man 2 – WORLD PREMIERE! An all-new game that puts the power into the players hands and takes fans deeper into the Iron Man movie and comic universe. Featuring an all-new original story and a great interactive experience. Stay tuned for more official details in the upcoming days.

Planet 51 – Planet 51 is a galactic sized alien adventure comedy from the writer of “Shrek” and “Shrek 2″, which revolves around American astronaut Captain Charles “Chuck” Baker who lands on Planet 51, thinking he’s the first person to step foot on it.  To his surprise, he finds that this planet is inhabited by little green people who are happily living in a white picket fence world reminiscent of a cheerfully innocent American town circa 1950, and whose only fear is that it will be overrun by alien invaders…like Chuck!  With the help of his robot companion “Rover” and his new friend Lem, Chuck must navigate his way through the dazzling, but bewildering, landscape of Planet 51 in order to escape becoming a permanent part of the Planet 51 Alien Invaders Space Museum.

Sands of Destruction (Funimation Booth) – From the master storytellers that brought you classic RPGs such as Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross, comes an innovative role-playing adventure for the Nintendo DS. In a world surrounded by a sea of sand, the fate of the world lies in the hands of a small band of warriors known as the World Annihilation Front. Play as Kyrie and venture through oceans of sand with Morte, a mysterious girl crusading for the World Annihilation Front on a rebellious mission with her troop of recruits. Fight colossal monsters, battle tyrannical beastmen, and ultimately… discover that Kyrie holds the key to world destruction. The future of the world now lies in your hands.

SEGA & Sonic All Stars Racing – In a frantic battle to the checkered flag, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing sees Sonic and friends speed around tracks set in mediaeval castle ramparts, lush rainforests and bustling cities, all taken from the visually rich and varied universes of Sonic and SEGA.  Fan favorites such as Dr. Eggman, Tails, AiAi, Amigo and many more will join Sonic in their custom built vehicles, revving their engines and jostling to stay ahead of the pack.  Each character will race around the track in cars, planes, motorbikes, and in AiAi’s case – a banana mobile!  Secret short cuts, swift handling and avoiding strategically placed obstacles are certainly the best way to get to the top of the podium.

A select few SEGA games will also be making appearances in other booths. Sands of Destruction will be at the Funimation booth. BLEACH: The 3rd Phantom will also make a guest appearance at the Viz booth on Friday, July 24th. Finally, Iron Man 2 will also be shown at the Marvel booth.

The SEGA booth is #5529. Who’s excited about attending?


SEGA at the 2009 San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival!

This weekend is the yearly Cherry Blossom Festival here in San Francisco! The festival, which takes place in Japantown, is a great chance to immerse yourself in some modern and traditional Japanese culture, get some tasty authentic Japanese food, and take a look at all sorts of Japanese things – and SEGA video games from Japan are no exception!

Play unreleased SEGA Games!

We’re going to have a lot of playable demos at the show, including:

  • Let’s Tap – EXCLUSIVE
  • Sonic and the Black Knight
  • Samba De Amigo
  • Sonic Unleashed
  • Bleach: Third Phantom – EXCLUSIVE
  • Phantasy Star Portable

Especially notable on that list are Let’s Tap! and Bleach: Third Phantom, which I highlighted (for good reason) in bright cherry blossom pink. Both of these games have never been demonstrated to the public in the US before – so if you’re in the area, you have a chance to be one of the first in the country to check out these games in English!

Meet the SEGA Community Team!

Kellie, Clumsyorchid, and RubyEclipse from the SEGA Community team are also going to be there, so feel free to drop by and say hello to us! Kellie and Clumsy will be there early Saturday afternoon, and Ruby will be dropping by Sunday afternoon. Also feel free to work on your conversational Japanese with Clumsy, as he’s been learning recently. (We’re sure he’ll appreciate the extra practice!)

Compete in a special Community contest!

Drop by our booth on Sunday, April 11th, at 3 PM for the first-ever Cherry Blossom SEGA Trivia Contest! Ruby is going to be bringing along some special merchandise to give out to the hardcore fans who score the most points in this contest of both old and new SEGA knowledge and speed – be the first to shout out the right answer to the question he asks, and you’ll score a point. Get the most points and you’re going home with something to show for it!

Get free SEGA stuff!

And there was much rejoicing. We’re going to be giving out free goodies all weekend to people who visit the booth! Drop by and ask what kind of stuff we have left, and we may be able to get you hooked up with some SEGA merch that’s normally exclusive to press or employees internally!

Of course, there are tons of other things to check out at the festival too, which you can find listed here. If you’re in the area, we hope you’ll join us this weekend for a fantastic mix of Japanese and SEGA fun! :)

Update: The SEGA Booth will be located in the Imperial Ballroom B, and will be open from 11-5 both days!


Bleach 3: The 3rd Phantom Announced!

Just announced today, Bleach 3: The Third Phantom is coming to the Nintendo DS this fall! As detailed in our press release, the newest Bleach game takes a slightly different spin on series and is arriving as a strategy RPG.

Bleach: The 3rd Phantom                 Bleach: The 3rd Phantom

Featuring over 50 characters, a dynamic relationship system, and head to head wireless multiplayer, the newest Bleach will be a blast to play solo, or whilst battling a friend. Take a look at the newest screen updates across our Flickr and head on over to our Forum to discuss the game! My question to Bleach fans – what are you most looking forward to for this game?