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Sega Wants to Win Back Gamer’s Trust

From a fairly recent Famitsu interview comes some promising statements from Sega CEO Hajime Satomi. Below is a rough translation provided by Gematsu.

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How are you thinking about the current home console market?

Satomi: “Looking at the Japanese domestic market, you get the impression things are pretty rough, but globally, the PS4 has had the fastest console sales in history, so I think there are opportunities out there.

Ryugagotoku0“I’m feeling a particular response from Asia. The Chinese version of Yakuza 0 sold more than expected.

“We’ve learned a lot about the western market from Atlus. If we can deliver high-quality titles to fans of Japanese games, I think we have a decent chance of making it overseas.”

What specific efforts are you putting into your future home console games?

“Right now, I talk to our team about stressing quality over all else. The west is very schedule-oriented, but that means that if we can’t maintain our usual quality on a project, we shouldn’t put it out. Old Sega worked hard to establish a level of trust with its fans, but when I take a hard look at the past 10 years, I can see there have been some titles that betrayed that trust.”

Can we expect a high-quality title to be released during the second half of the year?

“Since we’re focused on quality, I can’t make any promises, but I do want to make an announcement of some sort regarding a home console game at the Tokyo Game Show.”

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Final Day for Shenmue 3 Kickstarter!

We’re down to the last day for the Shenmue 3 kickstarter! Yu Suzuki has posted a final video message for fans.

Note that the kickstarter is the only guaranteed way to get a physical copy of the game. It is still undetermined whether or not physical copies will be available for PS4 or PC! Better safe than sorry, folks!

Sorry for the delay in other news. I’m enjoying some Summer downtime. Will catch up on news for this week shortly!

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Tembo the Badass Elephant to be Released on July 21st

Sega of America dropped us a line to let us know that Tembo the Badass Elephant now has a digital release date of July 21st. It will show up on Steam, PSN, and Xbox Live on that date.

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In addition, they are throwing a discount campaign. Steam pre-orders before the release date will get 10% off the retail price, while PS Plus and Xbox Live Gold members will be able to get a 10% discount when the game launches. There was no exact end date given for the PS4 and Xbox One discount campaign.

Tembo’s retail price is £9.99/$14.99/€12.99.

If you’d like to see our preview of the game, you can check it out here.

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