Sega Seeks To Bring New IPs And Revive Older Titles
(Last Updated On: May 15, 2017)

Sega… the one who directly competed with Nintendo back in the heyday of gaming with some noteworthy hardware and titles, has now since scaled back (drastically). However, the company isn’t re-entering the console race but seeks to bring new IPs to the scene, as well as revive much older games as of 2017 and beyond for mobile devices, PC and consoles.

Seeing how Sega wants to bring its games to other platforms, which are not named specifically, but the general idea of mobile, PC and consoles means that everyone will gain access to some of the new games and old revivals. This information explaining the above comes from Road to 2020 business presentation for the fiscal year that ended on March 31st, 2017.

Referred to as the site reflects under the “Business Strategies” section of the presentation some major points seen in both image and bulleted form via digital games and packaged games fields.

  • Expand existing IPs and obtain new IPs for Western PC games
  • Build revenue base by being entrusted with outsourced development
  • Challenge for new IPs
  • Revival of major IPs
  • Effective utilization of development engines
  • Create titles that will become global hits
  • Established digital marketing business
  • Expand overseas publishing business
  • Maintain profits through long-term operation of existing titles
  • Develop next-generation titles.

One of the major issues that the company wants to tackle is to create titles that will become global hits. As noted above the plans on doing said action by reviving major/old titles to captivate gamers around the world, whilst bringing new IPs to the scene, will supposedly build on momentum and revenue in the future.

These games are noted to expand development on mobile devices, PC and consoles and regions of the respective IPs’ development for a global synchronized release.

Moreover, I know a lot of the games that most people want span from 1985-2000, which was when Nintendo and Sega were going at it. Additionally, it’s funny that this MSM video report back during the holiday season of 1990 ponders whether or not Nintendo will still hold up in the race against competitors like Sega. My how the times have changed.

All jokes aside, what old games would you like to see Sega revive and what new IPs would you like to see the company churn out?

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  • CelticWhisper

    Hey now guys. I do not want to do anything illegal, but I would kill somebody…in front they own mother…for Phantasy Star 5.

  • SevTheBear

    As long as they stay in AA gaming territory I they will do just fine.

  • Disqusted

    As long as they don’t f**k them up like they did with so much Sonic stuff, and PSO2 which feels like it has veered far away from what made previous Phantasy Stars great. They’re treating PSO2 like a social phenomenon and ongoing cashcow, instead of a Phantasy Star game.

    • Disqusted

      I’d say I want to see more Illbleed, but its creator Shinya Nishigaki passed away soon after the original was made. R.I.P.

  • EroBotan

    Golden Axe, hopefully with Dragon’s Crown level of quality. Bareknuckle works too!

    Zillion is great too, but not sure if the original gameplay will still works .. might need some changes in game mechanic.

    • They already made a Golden Axe 10 years ago. It would be considered “Problematic” according to today’s standards, but yeah… that one already had a remake.

      • EroBotan

        but that one is not coming to PC T___T .. and it’s a budget remake >.<

        • Disqusted

          There are so many great franchises that could probably be made into amazing games with today’s technology, but it’s much more costly and risky now, so we’ll probably never see that happen to most of them. At least, not without them being dumbed down for non-gamers.

          I’m just stating the obvious, though. I keep thinking about how stuff would be so much better if not limited by money and politics. But that’s reality.

  • Fenrir007

    Is this only for Sega owned IPs or are they willing to hunt stuff down from other IP holders that might be gathering dust but was once successful in one of their consoles?

    Anyway, I’d really love to see a new Alisia Dragoon, Desert Strike, Comix Zone, Chakan, Ranger X, Quackshot, Dinosaurs for Hire, Vectorman and Ristar.

    And if they ever manage to get a deal for it, then El Viento and Valis. Also, please remake Quackshot.

    • EroBotan

      I vote for Alisia Dragoon! love the dragon companion system!

    • Disqusted

      I’d like to see more Valis too, but sadly, Valis ended up becoming a porn series on mobile.

      “Later, Telenet sold the series’ rights to a company known as Eants, which re-tooled the series as hentai games[3] after Telenet shut down in 2007. The series has formed two mobile games released by Bandai Namco Games in Japan and a manga by Kill Time Communications.”

      • EroBotan

        i don’t mind hentai valis as long as it’s not VN. VN is not bad, it’s just that i played to many of them already and need to take a break from the genre. Oh and PC port + English!

        • Disqusted

          I’m just wary of any franchise being bought over and turned into something else.

          • EroBotan

            Valis is ecchi to begin with so it’s not really that big change as long as it’s still platformer.

          • Disqusted

            Oh? I didn’t know. I’d only seen reviews of it in game mags like EGM. Didn’t own a SEGA console, and didn’t get many games over here.

            Valis had some ugly localization changes too, didn’t it? I don’t remember clearly.

      • Fenrir007

        The mobile games were regular plataformers with the ability to change clothes. The VNs were full blown hentai, though. I still have those monstruosities somewhere in my HD.

        Sunsoft owns the franchise nowadays, and they had plans to release the old games to the Nintendo’s Virtual Console, but that was back in 2009, I think, so maybe they gave up on it. However, I’m sure they would be willing to revive the series if Sega asked nicely.

        I loved the aesthetics of 80’s anime the game had, and I liked the story and the characters. The gameplay was pretty decent, too. To this day, I curse my decision to not import the Valis Complete re-release for the PC. It would be a great collector’s item.

        • Disqusted

          Thanks for elaborating on the details.

  • Said it on DualShockers, and I’ll say it again here:

    Let’s see some of your old arcade classic IPs make their grand returns. Hang-On, After Burner, Daytona USA, Sega Rally, OutRun.

    Let’s see them come back and relive the glory days of the old arcades.

    • I want Dynamite Cop 3. That was one of the very best beat-’em-up shooters ever made, and is still badass to this day.

      • Disqusted

        Dynamite Deka 1 and 2. I haven’t played 1. 2 was short, but great. It’s a shame we don’t get games like those anymore.

        Haven’t played the third game, EX, but it didn’t sound great. Developed in China, and is just an upgraded version of 2.

  • Hawk Hopper

    I would like to see more Vectorman and Comix Zone.

    I would think they would need to keep Comix Zone 2D, because it is a comic book after all, but maybe have levels based on different art styles and eras of comics.

    Vectorman could be a pretty good 3D run and gun, maybe taking inspiration from Vanquish.

    • Hawk Hopper

      As for new IPs, maybe a FPS, since there are rarely Japanese developed FPS games being made.

      Another old IP to bring back would be Gunstar Heroes.

    • Der

      Cel-shaded 3D could work for Comix Zone, as well, let’s not forget.

      • Hawk Hopper

        I’m not really a big fan of cel shading and would prefer hand drawn sprites.

    • CelticWhisper

      You could do 2.5D. Have each comic panel rendered with depth and pan/tilt slightly as Sketch moves around, but the game still play out on a 2D plane.