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Elija2
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« on: September 20, 2014, 12:15:08 PM »

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Sega Sammy Holdings Inc. (6460), the Japanese publisher of the Sonic the Hedgehog, has tasked almost a third of its game unit’s developers with creating applications for smartphones.

The Tokyo-based entertainment company has increased the portion of its 2,000 developers designing titles for phones and tablets as more gamers go mobile, Hideki Okamura, president of game unit Sega Corp., said in an interview yesterday. Okamura didn’t say if Sega intends to develop mobile versions of its popular PC and console titles, such as Virtua Fighter and Phantasy Star. Company spokesman Yasushi Nagumo said no Sonic titles are in the works.

“As the new devices have come out and created a market for smartphone applications, we’re putting a lot of resources into that,” Okamura said on the sidelines of the annual Tokyo Game Show. “We’re shifting developers from other areas.”

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SEGA has had a couple of big successes on mobile so it makes sense that they would shift more of their developers to that platform. They're also teaming up with another company to localize their mobile games for Europe and North America.
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2014, 12:35:58 PM »

They're also teaming up with another company to localize their mobile games for Europe and North America.

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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2014, 12:59:48 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2014, 01:12:38 PM »

Need a towel?

That'd be great, thanks.

Anyway, this is bullshit - but it doesnt matter what I think. All I can do is delete Sonic Dash and Crazy Taxi City Rush, so that they at least get no money from me.

I also love how that report has 'Virtua Fighter' as example. There wasnt a new one in, like, a decade.
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2014, 01:24:17 PM »

I also love how that report has 'Virtua Fighter' as example. There wasnt a new one in, like, a decade.

There's barely been any new sequels to old SEGA IPs in the last decade. Think about that for a bit.

And to be fair, they put out a new version of VF5 just a few years ago.
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2014, 06:25:45 AM »

...were they doing anything else?
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2014, 06:30:11 AM »

So how's that Yakuza Ishin coming along?
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2014, 08:35:16 PM »

Chain Chronicle just came out on iOS and Android. I've only played a bit of it but it's pretty fun. It's free so no harm in trying it.
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2014, 02:31:37 AM »

Well the art is nice, that's for sure.
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« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2014, 06:32:15 AM »

Yeah, apparently the art is drawn by legit anime and manga artists.

You should play it.
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« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2014, 03:54:25 PM »

Hey guys, Chain Chronicle is pretty good. Even though it's F2P I've never felt like I have to pay money to continue. There is a cooldown on how much you can play at a time, but that only makes it the perfect pick-up-and-play kind of game. I highly recommend it.

And jkid, it even has plant girls! I know you love your plant girls!

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« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2014, 03:40:34 AM »

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« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2014, 08:54:48 AM »

Well then I guess you'll have to play the game to find out what they look like!
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« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2015, 05:46:35 PM »

Chain Chronicle is rated 9+ for the following: Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

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« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2015, 06:28:39 PM »

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