When the return of the Outrun franchise was announced SEGA Europe instantly contacted SEGA-AM2 for a home version. Although SEGA-AM2 had serious reservations about the popularity of renting games in the western hemisphere, Kats Sato, producer at SEGA Europe had concrete plans for an extended Xbox version that would have so much more longevity than the original from the arcades.
- In a recent interview with Adam Doree of KIKIZO Games, SEGA president Oguchi confirmed that SEGA would bring back several key franchises to the market. He stated that SEGA Rally 2005 was just the beginning.
Sources indicate that we can look forward to the following titles.
Some haven’t been announced yet though.
The Matrix Online
SEGA Rally 2005
Phantasy Star Universe
Skies of Arcadia 2
Spikeout Xbox Live
Rez Re-Invention (unconfirmed)
Virtua Fighter Final Tuned (unconfirmed)
New Daytona USA (unconfirmed)
Shining Force (tentative name)
Super Monkey Ball Deluxe
ChuChu Rocket! 2 (unconfirmed)
New Panzer Dragoon (unconfirmed)
New Space Harrier (unconfirmed)
New Guardian Heroes
New Ecco the Dolphin
There is no word about a possible Shenmue 3 or the Sonic franchise. But as SEGA confirmed that the next lineup will contain SEGA’s key franchises we can expect the little hedgehog and Ryo to experience new adventures
- “We haven’t got enough developers” : SEGA is ready for major aquisitions and mergers in Europe.
Sega to build facility in Yokohama
Ambitious project leads Sega to consider transferring its headquarters from Tokyo.
TOKYO–According to Sega and Kyodo News, Sega will establish a 30 billion yen ($273 million) amusement facility in Yokohama’s Minato Mirai 21 district. The complex is designed to be completed by March 2009. The facility will consist of a nine-story building totaling 63,000 square meters. In addition to its indoor amusement machines and game arcade, Sega also plans to open a movie theater in the facility. The announcement was made today after Yokohama’s municipal government agreed to sell Sega a considerable chunk of city-owned real estate. Reports also state that Sega is considering moving its headquarters to the new building.
Seems that the new SEGA needs more space.
Finally good to see that the company regains strength. And I am relieved that the name “Sammy” will vanish over the time and be replaced by the SEGA brand.
If you want to see SEGA’s Future Plans go here
If it doesnt work its because you havent got a programme
called “Adobe Reader” installed on their system.
If you cant read it,Here is a Summary
it basicly says
how they plan to become the leader in all feild’s of
there buisnes by 2006
they are planning to open more arcades
and have more commercials globaly
and become a big part of online games
Arcade’s and Arcade games
will be run under the name SEGA
as will all the home console games
Sammy will run the Pachinko michines side of things
where alot of money comes from.