Japanese News Roundup for the Week
SASRT JAPANESE RELEASE
Steve Lycett came to the Nerdcast and talked to us about the upcoming Japanese release of the game, it will have Takenobu Mitsuyoshi as narrator and different power ups (SEGA based, like Puyos instead of Blowfish); minutes later after our interview with him, the Ninty Direct announced it too. Official site for the game is here, you can see the artwork for it below. Release date will be May 15th, don’t forget PS3 is region free, so you can get a copy of it too.
HERO BANK ANIME
Hero Bank Anime has been scheduled to premiere at TV Tokyo on April 7th, the show will be transmited every Wednesday at 5:30 PM (Tokyo time, which is primetime). The show is animated by former Sonic X studio: TMS. You can visit the official site here.
GO GO 575 LIVE SHOW WITH HOLOGRAMS
Project 575 will have a special collaboration with SEGA Joypolis, a live show like the one hologram Miku had, special merch and a couple of new songs will be included too. [via Famitsu]
INDEX GETS SPLIT INTO 2 COMPANIES
Sega Japan announced Atlus will stop being a brand and becoming a company again, Index will still exist. Read our note about it here.
COSPA RELEASES PSO2 T-SHIRT
There’s a new PSO2 T-Shirt that you will be needing soon, get it now at COSPA.
SEGA FESTIVAL 2014
SEGA will have a showcase for Japanese audiences where people will be able to play the following new titles: Puyo Puyo Tetris, Project Diva F 2nd, Yakuza Ishin, Hero Bank, and Go Go 575. The festival will take place on February 22nd and 23rd on Yokohama, and March 1st and 2nd at Osaka. Info about the festival is right here… in case you are visiting Japan on those dates…