Submitted by Valay 520d ago | news

SEGA's new PS3/PSV title is rather disappointing

GE: "SEGA's new PlayStation 3/PS Vita title isn't a Valkyria Chronicles. Not even close. It's not related to Yakuza or Sands of Destruction either." (PS Vita, PS3)

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sherimae2413  +   520d ago | Well said
you dissapoint because its not the game you expect to be?

c,mon mr. maybe its a new ip since sega teased its a NEW PROJECT right?
jujubee88  +   520d ago
Oh hey look it's a pretty girl telling me not be dissapointed
Than telling me to look on the bright side when she breaks my heart.

Get outta here with this gobbage!

Ritsujun  +   519d ago
Unbreak my heart, sherimae.
lociefer  +   519d ago
^ are u guys f'n serious ?
Knight_Crawler  +   519d ago
@Sherimae - Do you even lift bro?
nm97  +   519d ago
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irepbtown  +   519d ago
Fifa are number 1 when it comes to Football games. Should be interesting to see, however 6 leagues is a bit short.

Not what I expected, but that's good.
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MelonSaurus  +   519d ago
Are you autistic or something?
Me-Time  +   519d ago
Of course they're not being serious. Since when is it wrong to be or say something goofy? ...ESPECIALLY as a gamer.

Acting all hoity toity about their comments. Get off your high horses before you think you're the "good guy" for hitting the little disagree button to their Immature, but Innocent, comments.
AO1JMM  +   519d ago
I saw your "/s" LOL.

That means sarcasm people.
BattleAxe  +   519d ago

Thats funny, because I thought the /s symbol was a depiction of a toilet seat being closed onto a coil.
jujubee88  +   519d ago
Nope, it means sarcasm. ^^
rainslacker  +   519d ago
If he expected it to be VC or Yakuza then of course he was going to be.

It's a shame that we all clamor for new IP's and innovation, but then every time something is teased we get pissed that it isn't a sequel. I don't think I've ever once seen someone say, "I hope it's some new IP".

Anyhow, I'm now disappointed because it's some Soccer game, which doesn't hold much interest for me.
wishingW3L  +   519d ago
most sport games are all the same anyway.
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Apollosupreme  +   519d ago
Anything would have been better than another soccer game. Come on, there are enough...

I was hoping for a revival of Golden Axe (2D, of course) or something cool like that...
Blacktric  +   519d ago
"c,mon mr. maybe its a new ip since sega teased its a NEW PROJECT right?"

Commenting about the possibility of the content in the article, before reading the article.


It's a goddamn football game people. Move on.

"This week’s Famitsu reveals that the new project is “Sakatsuku”, a soccer title for Sony’s systems. It’ll support cross-play and cross-save features. 100 clubs as well as 6 leagues are included.

Well, at least things make sense now. The teaser site was using sand to fill up a spherical/circle object… which we can probably say for sure is a soccer ball."
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sherimae2413  +   519d ago
but still its a new ip right? ive never heard of "sakatsuku" before
Th4Freak  +   519d ago
@sherimae2413 Just because you've never heard about Sakatsuku before it doesn't mean its new (it is to you obviously X_X), there are tons of J-league Sakatsuku games but they never get out of Japan.

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CustardTrout  +   519d ago
It makes me sad that the whole topic will get derailed because you're a woman.
It also made me laugh because it shows how difficult it will be for gaming men to prove they're not sexist...
Thanks guiz.
TongkatAli  +   519d ago
Bubble her up +Well said.
miyamoto  +   519d ago
never mind these suckers, sherimae.
they can't stand games that has no killing involved in it.
let's wait for the full reveal.

i think this is the European dev studio Sega put up specifically for PS Vita games January last year


SEGA is pleased to announce the creation of a new boutique game development studio, Hardlight, located in the West Midlands area of the UK.

Hardlight is SEGA’s third UK based studio and is focused exclusively on creating high quality, innovative game experiences for both current and future platforms. Their first project, due for late 2012, will be a unique action adventure developed exclusively for the brand new Sony PSVita platform.

The team was founded with the ethos of staying compact, agile and focused – combining talent from a variety of game genres and backgrounds and working closely with SEGA R&D Studio to stay at the cutting edge of developments in technology, middleware and game experiences.

this is great support for PS Vita from Sega Europe.

from Eurogamer

By Fred Dutton Published Monday, 23 January 2012

Sega has revealed the identity of its new UK-based studio.

According to a recruitment call spotted on GamesIndustry.biz by a NeoGAF poster, Hardlight is a new "boutique game development studio" based in the West Midlands.

Its focus is "creating high quality, innovative game experiences for both current and future platforms."

Its first confirmed project is a "unique action adventure" exclusive to Vita, due out in late 2012.

The studio apparently combines "talent from a variety of game genres and backgrounds" and is "working closely with Sega R&D Studio to stay at the cutting edge of developments in technology, middleware and game experiences."

It seems likely that Hardlight is the mysterious new studio mentioned by Sega exec Gary Dunn in June last year, formed from the ashes of the now defunct Sega Racing team.

Great to hear some positive UK industry news following last week's report that more than 40 per cent of British developers made redundant in the last three years have taken their talents overseas.

its all great!
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FamilyGuy  +   519d ago
loll I didn't know that do you even lift thing was a popular meme.
IAmLee  +   519d ago
All this because she's a girl?
Wow... smooth lads...
lashes2ashes  +   520d ago
If that's true that sucks for most of us lol. If you are a huge soccer fan I guess it's pretty cool lol
rainslacker  +   519d ago
I dunno. The virtua sports line games are pretty good even if you don't enjoy the sport much. This isn't one of them though.
Kurt Russell  +   519d ago
I'd be up for a more arcadey SEGA take on the sports. I got PES and FIFA to choose from if they are planning a sim.
Th4Freak  +   519d ago
Well the thing is that J-league Sakatsuku wont get localized. There are 21 J-league Sakatsuku games I doubt they will localize the 22th.
izumo_lee  +   520d ago
Didn't they say there will be multiple titles announced on Thursday?

Yeah if not some people are gonna be disappointing but remember this is Sega Japan announcing for Japan not for us in the west & maybe just maybe the people over there will be excited with whats announced.
Inception  +   519d ago
Yup. Maybe this soccer ball are one of the titles from sega for PS3/vita. But i will a little dissapointed if the new titles not one of VC 4, Shenmue remakes, or new shinobi T_T
sherimae2413  +   519d ago
i sure hope so..... and i dont think a soccer game from japan specially from sega will ever be localized....

sigh... i want an rpg oni-chan..... T_T
NastyLeftHook0  +   520d ago
i disagree
knifefight  +   520d ago
I agree with your disagreement.
RyuCloudStrife  +   520d ago
I disagree with your agreement of his disagreement that you agreed to.
PS4isKing_82  +   520d ago
This is for Japan audiences. I'm sure this news is huge over there for them just like a new cod and ac is big news here to alot of ppl. And being exclusive to Sony platforms, will also help sell alot of vitas since it just got a price drop two weeks ago.

Sony is just hitting all the right notes lately. I truly feel like Sony is going back to their ps1/ps2 glory days.
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abzdine  +   519d ago
i dont think it's disappointing let's wait until we know more about it.
People want VC or Yakuza because they know these are 2 good franchises but know knows how this new project will be?
r21  +   519d ago
Thats disappointing news IMO. I wanted a new JRPG of some sort or even better a VC title. And this teaser is starting to make sense now, football being formed, huge field of grass. Im hoping its wrong though, please be something not football related XC
Alos88  +   519d ago
I don't get it. Why tease a soccor game with sand? It's total misdirection.
thekiddfran  +   519d ago
What a horrible looking site.
listenkids  +   519d ago
Why even risk a football game, when fifa dominates the market.
knifefight  +   519d ago
Fifa doesn't dominate the market here.

Pro Evolution Soccer (still called Winning Eleven here) sells like hotcakes and other soccer-based games like the soccer RPG Inazuma Eleven are hot hot hot.
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robinisme  +   519d ago
Totally agree, not to mention that they've already got their slice of that mRket with football manager.
Also, how the fuck does any see sand = football. Imo more likely to be Shenmue than a football game and thats extremely UNLIKELY
WeAreLegion  +   519d ago
It's not a soccer game.

1) Nobody in their right mind would release a soccer/football game with FIFA and Pro Evo on the market.
2) Why create a website in anticipation for such a game? Unless it's an over-the-top, NFL Blitz-style game, I don't see there being any sort of fan base for it.
3) Too many other SEGA series' that would be wise choices, financially...especially with a new generation coming up.
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blackberty  +   519d ago
good god. i hope its wrong.. sega really are a big pile of shit now, reminds me of square enix.
FAT MAN GO BOOM  +   519d ago
Soccer/football game...


keep the soccer game and give us Valkyria Chronicles or something new that is not a sports game...

That said.. if all this hype is for a soccer game.. man I am going to be saddened..
knifefight  +   519d ago
"All this hype?" They made a website and put a date on it. Not their fault gaming media started slobbering all over it.
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   519d ago
Exactly. This Soccer ball thing is just an assumption, the sand is taking a spherical form THAT'S it. Where this person got sphere = soccer game is beyond me.
KentBlake  +   519d ago
Yeah, because what the world needs is a new soccer game. It's not like we already have TWO huge soccer franchises.
jocelot  +   519d ago
two huge soccer franchises that sucks big time
lovegames718  +   519d ago

Wtf are you talking about lol What topics do you go in? All ppl, especially Sony fans hype up and wish for are new ips and when something like "Thelastofus" or "soul sacrifice" comes around we are all ecstatic and rub it in ppls faces lol Idk where youve been but your comment is way off!!!!
rainslacker  +   519d ago
Sure we do. In fact I think people of all systems do. But whenever a teaser announcement comes out, it's always "I hope it's X game", "I hope it's Y game", with X and Y being sequels to an existing franchise. In fact for this very teaser, all I saw was "I hope it's VC, Yakuza, or SoD".

I mean I'm sure there are people that would like it to a new IP, but most vocal people are talking sequel. I guess it is hard to discuss a game you don't know about though, particularly when teaser announcements tend to be pretty vague.

When it finally is revealed as a new IP, people get disappointed, then things turn around and we hype up the new IP like good little fan boys.:)
jocelot  +   519d ago
the new winning eleven!!!!!
fatstarr  +   519d ago
sega setting up for failure when there's already soccer games and 1 dominates the market and the runner up eats up the scraps.

*cough fifa* *cough Pro evolution*
Neko_Mega  +   519d ago
Sonic Adventure 3
Shenmue 3
Shenmue Online
Pantasy Star Online
or somethiing else.

I think the first three I name would be awesome.
Relientk77  +   519d ago
Wish it was Skies of Arcadia 2
Kennytaur  +   519d ago
Sega Soccer Slam 2? :-D Ey? Ey?
arbitor365  +   519d ago
a soccer game is the last thing I expected or wanted from sega.

im siding with the author on this one. that is a let-down
kamikazepikmin   514d ago | Immature | show
profgerbik  +   519d ago
This game won't make it outside of Japan anyway. So why do half of you even care?

I can't say I am disappointed in something I have never seen or played before but I will just say it definitely was not what I expected after trying to figure out what it was.

What is weird is instinctively I told myself the first time I saw this teaser it was a soccer game due to the grass, but it made more sense that it wouldn't be so I refused to even bring it up. Funny how that turned out.

...but yea this won't come over seas that is for sure, so Japan can have it.
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ninjahunter  +   519d ago
XD i was like "How presumtuous of them to call a game disappointing! Oh, its a soccer game... ewww...."
Bowzabub  +   519d ago
Sackboy vs Sonic Olympics! Yay
NBT91  +   519d ago
A little research BEFORE commenting led me to the official site of the series. And from what I can tell, here are a few interesting (maybe?) facts.

1) This will only be released in Japan.

2) Unlike other football / soccer games, the reason this will be successful in Japan is that it focuses on J-league football.

3) What sets it apart is that it is a game where you create your own team with in the J-league and get to take them from the bottom ranks, all the way to the top pro leagues. EVERYTHING can be customised, from managing contracts for players and stadiums, scouting for new talent, you can give every player their own play style and train each style to be used at a moment's notice in games, responding to media criticism etc. And while I don't like football too much, I can see how this series would be popular in Japan for sure. It's just that the media blew it out of proportion.

4) Sega Japan are making a bit of a fuss about it, because it is the first game in the series to be released on this generation. Indeed, going to the official site (linked below) you can see how Sega said "Sod it, let's just follow the trend in this country and make it for mobile platforms" (if I'm not mistaken, handhelds like the PSP and DS really took off in Japan, which coincidentally are the platforms the most recent games released on)

http://www.sakatsuku.com/ (the article claims that the new game is called Sakatsuku, if you translate the page in Chrome it is "Let's Make A Pro Soccer Club!"... Could be wrong but, all signs point to this.
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Samuel-Rodrigues  +   519d ago
If it's not Metal Gear Rising: Rodrigues, then i'm not interested.
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Welcome2Die  +   519d ago
Yeah im disappointed, a scoccer title? Really?
UnitSmiley  +   519d ago
Totally disappointed...
unicronic  +   519d ago
Well with the World Cup coming up next year and Soccer being the biggest sport in the world it in understandable.

Plus as there is only FIFA and PES that focus on mainstream soccer then there is room for competition - how many FPS' do we get each year by comparison?

Show me something special SEGA.
TheLaughingMan  +   519d ago
Agreed I totally forgot about the world cup. I'm more of a hockey fan but I always watch the world cup. It could actually make them some money. It's a bigger sport then most people realize.
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