Sega launches mysterious new teaser site
posted on 10.20.13 at 11:30 PM EST by (@salromano)
"The new story will begin," possibly on PS Vita.

Sega has launched a mysterious new teaser site.

The title of the page reads “Action x Simulation x Card Battle.” The center of the page contains the Japanese character for “violent” or “rage.” Below that, the text, “The new story will begin.” And finally, it promises an update on October 28.

The source code of the page mentions “PS Vita” and “PlayStation Vita” in its meta tags, suggesting it’s a PS Vita game, as well as the number “4936.”

Thanks, Re: Gigen.

  • 罪罰

    >card battle

    • Elvick

      I don’t mind them, but most of them are F2P and not in a good way.

    • TetsuyaHikari

      My thoughts exactly. Yeah, here’s a great idea. I’m going to play a game about playing cards. How about no?

      I’ll just go play with real cards, man.

      • Budgiecat

        Hey man….you wanna play some cards?

  • Mobagegamesbad

    Sure sounds like a mobage.

  • PrinceHeir

    interesting Sega!

  • MrFinalgamer

    god dammit SEGA! i thought it was valkyria chronicles 4…but if it is VC4, and it’s a card game…blood will be spilled

    • rekka_zan

      My first thought was also “goddammit SEGA!” Although it was for a different reason :))
      They should just announce PSN localization already (no hope for PSO2 anymore).

  • bloodiOS

    The title of the page reads “Action x Simulation x Card Battle.”

    My interests just dissipated faster than the air escaping from a popped balloon.

  • Gariya

    Wow, it’s like people can’t see the word “Action” and is just focusing on the “Card Battle” part.

    • bloodiOS

      It makes no difference whether or not they noticed the word “Action”, “Card Battle” is still there.

    • DreamDrop♥

      Why hope for the best when you can assume the worst?

      • bloodiOS

        Exactly, why hope for the best when you run the risk of being disappointed? It’s always best to assume the worst and be pleasantly surprised by the outcome.

        • DreamDrop♥

          What the- It is never better to hope for the worst. You hope for the best and expect the worst. What a horrifying worldview.

          • bloodiOS

            I mistyped. I have actually edited it to “assume” a good twenty minutes before you posted your reply, but I see that Disqus is lagging…

  • DreamDrop♥

    Metal Gear Ac!d was card battles too. God I’m tired of the cynical gaming community.

    The File name is Geki logo and the only cross reference I could find for Sega and Geki is Sakura Taisen and that’s a leap. Waiting game start-o.

    • bloodiOS

      Can’t speak for others but I personally don’t see the appeal of card battle games, so it’s only natural that I lose interest in the game after finding out that it has card battle elements.

    • TheExile285

      When was the last non-Yu-Gi-Oh card battle game that was as good as Ac!d though?

      Usually a card battle game means free 2 play and that alone makes me cautious about if i should get excited.

      • DreamDrop♥

        Because F2P = bad. All those people who love PSO2 and Puzzle & Dragon are wrong, after all.

    • Elvick

      I don’t mind ’em. KH CoM was awesome. Baiton Kaitos (sp?) was awesome.

      Both used card based systems. There was also a Gamecube game that, while flawed, I really enjoyed called Lost Kingdoms. It also used cards.

      I just worry it’ll be F2P with static cards, and the card games that I’ve seen that are F2P are usually done in ways that I just don’t want.

      But I’m willing to wait and see. The fact it says ‘action’ though gets me a bit excited.

      • Audie Bakerson

        Lost Kingdom 2 (and Baten Kaitos 2) is a huge improvement over the original.

        I love card based video games that aren’t TCG simulators, but aside from Netherland Card Battles which is… uh… standard Idea Factory (good idea, really really really bad execution) and Phantom Dust (one of the few Xbox “exclusives” that is actually exclusive and didn’t get a PC port) and I think PSOep3, I can’t really think of any others not mentioned yet.

        • Elvick

          I think the only ‘card’ card game I have actually played was a Yu-Gi-Oh one on PSone… well, PS2, but it was a PSone game.

          I liked it, but would always end up stuck because my cards weren’t up to snuff/I was terrible.

          • Sevyne

            Speaking of ‘card’ card games, I’d strongly recommend the most recent Magic: The Gathering one on PSN. They really nailed it with that one in my opinion. Even if you aren’t hardcore into that stuff it’s pretty fun for a more casual crowd. They do a pretty good job guiding newcomers in as well. My only issue is that I wish it was on Vita too.

    • Audie Bakerson

      “激” is read げき (Geki), so it isn’t really a clue.

  • LordKaiser

    SEGA should announce the cancellation of PSO2 already.

    • TheExile285

      You mean PSO2 localization?

      • bloodiOS

        Of course. It wouldn’t make sense otherwise.

      • LordKaiser

        They are extremely that far behind to even support it properly. At this point the core fan base of Phantasy Star online is on JP Server #2 aka Ship#2.

        All of them have rare equipment and almost Lv.65 already. Do you think that they will start over from scratch at this point?

        (That last question is to the general public btw.)

    • Elvick

      They really should.

      Even if they’re still doing it, it’d probably flop. I’m sure people have already just said “fuck it” and either moved on or are using the Japanese version with the english patch.

      Unless they’re going to bring out the Vita version too, that might push people enough.

      • Sevyne

        Yep. I know I don’t care about it anymore, and would only be interested in the Vita version now.

        • LordKaiser

          They should also port it to the PS4 if they want to start from scratch.

          • Sevyne

            OOOH! I partly take back what I said. I’d be interested in a PS4 version as well.

      • Luna Kazemaru

        or found out how bad the game is after a few months of playing.

        • LordKaiser

          Do you even like action RPGs? The game-play is solid and the only cons I found was that the camera don’t reposition itself and that huge monster limbs go trough walls.

          BTW when was when you played? Because the game had a lot of updates so far.

      • LordKaiser

        The only think they may do is make and maintain a official English installer of the game with the text translated and allow the use of foreign cards. I see not other way, this will flop like WKC2 did if they release it from scratch.

  • Warboss Aohd

    not sure how to react.

    • TheExile285


  • tubers

    “Card Battle”, “Rage” lol

  • Raiu

    If it’s anything like KH:CoM card battles, my interest isn’t completely diminished… Sega still has a chance to impress me…

  • new_tradition

    “The new story will begin”…

    Hrmm…Maybe a new character/adventure in an established franchise, er go the potential branching out to a new game style?

  • Kurisu Makise

    Ryu Ga Gotoku, the Card Battle; for PS Vita XD

    • DarthBrian

      This was my first thought. :p

    • LordKaiser

      Or Code of Joker?

  • Budgiecat

    Samurai & Dragons 2: Raging Card Battle! f2p now for Vita and iOS with microtransactions up the butt!


    Why do I feel Japanese gaming has just given up and flushed themselves down the toiler bowl?

    • kurosan9712

      They didn’t. Yes, they make those a lot, but those bring them money to make other games(and stuff the company leaders’ pockets, ofc).
      It is quite obvious, that with current life style of most working japanese, such games are the most profitable.

      • Budgiecat

        You know I wanted to believe that theory but then I thought about it for a while and….

        It’s a ton of bullshit!

        Japan didn’t “all of a sudden go into furious full work mode” in 2006!

        They’ve ALWAYS been workaholics and perfectionists living in crampt housing and working 12 hour shifts.

        Nothing changed! In 2006 and 2007, the U.S. got hit first with the recession from the housing market crash not them!

        Only recently has Japan been going through a recession, and earlier, the Tsunami incident…

        And where are the console games these ‘mobile phone games’ are bringing in? For the first time ever, a Japanese console is coming out months AFTER it’s Western release.
        That’s insaaaaane.

        AND…they’re making PSVita TV, which initially I thought was a sick and awesome idea but when I think of it..

        what does that mean? It means more Japanese developers will once again ‘play it safe’ and continue to make low budget less risky less pioneering, less advanced titles on the Vita (which will take over the PSP naturally), and people can play on the go as well as home now that they have the VitaTV. No need to make PS4 games. No need to push the envelope.

        BAD BUSINESS DECISIONS (hello Capcom, hello Square-Enix, hello SEGA) has pushed these developers to scuddle over to the mobile phone market.

        Handheld gaming has ALWAYS been popular in Japan since the Gameboy.
        But console gaming was still able to shine much brighter than this gen in the past alongside console gaming.
        PS2 was one of the most successful consoles ever.

        So what changed?

        Japanese developers saw HD consoles and turned tail and didn’t even try. PS3 was initially ‘hard to develop for’.
        So M$ took advantage and started tryingto buy up Japanese IP’s. Many exclusives went multiplat. Japanese gamers on the whole with their patriotic pride didnt flock to M$ though (original XBox was dead on arrival in Japan).

        It’s a catch 22. “We won’t make games on the PS3 because the user base is too small.” / “We won’t buy the PS3 because the games we want are on handhelds”.

        If you make the games they will come. Its not like if the greatest Japanese were made on the PS3, the Japanese public would ignore them because “lolz we works too hard and long to play at home now”. They’ve always worked hard.

        Many BAD BUSINESS DECISIONS led to many talented individuals at these big companies leaving them. Which led to less talented people working at said companies which gave us ruined titled of games (milked SF IV & MvsC3, RE5/RE6/RE ORC, no console Phantasy Star, No Shenmue III, VC II & III pushed to handheld no localization, FF XIII mess, FF XIV 1.0 mess, 3rd Birthday ruining Parasite Eve, No Breath of Fire (now a garbage mobile game), no Megaman, DmC outsourced to crap, Lost Planet 3 being an outsourced piece of crap, no console Monster Hunter, Freedom Wars gong to Vita (Vita?? PS3 is a bigger install base now wtf), Capcom not having enough $ for SF V for upcoming gen, all these f2p garbage, day one DLC, on disc locked content, DRM, pay to win, pay for endings, etc etc

        Too much pandering to niche Anime Moe Otaku crowd. Where’s the more respectful games of the past? I think these newer games also turned off many older gamers in Japan and made the stigma of the “Otaku” even more present.
        Unlike the West, where gaming has been more accepted due to casuals playing CoD and Madden and GTA and things being more marketed and commericalized due to Wii and such, in Japan, gaming is still seen as a childish and nerdy activity and looked down upon. Even more so now.
        Handheld mobile gives a more accepted form of gaming and appeals to these casuals and former gamers who previously gave up on gaming seriously anymore..

        Lack of new upstart talent:
        Many older developers in Japan have mentioned this. Inafune even tried to put together seminars to teach and inspire younger developers to make better games; to try to think outside the box.
        Many Japanese developers like to play it safe and still use design aspects from the early to mid 90’s.
        This isn’t going to win anyone over.
        The developers talk about “there’s just not enough new people that care about making games anymore like there used to be”.

        Japan is in trouble. There are a few exceptions and gems here and there (we cant get Yakuza 5 but we got Mindjack what kind of world is this…) but the future doesn’t look so great despite the PS4 being easier to develop for.

        • kurosan9712

          I don’t really think they are in trouble. Decent games are still being made(Falcom, NIS, Gust, a pair of niche studios STILL make games how they used to be). But besides that, moe-culture isn’t really bad, just a lot of people can’t accept it for different reasons(religious reasons, etcetc). It still provides a decent amount of fun if you get into it, though, nothing to argue with, a lot of it is low-quality crap.
          I have given up on big companies long ago, and only await something good from small companies. Ah, but yes, for west it’s a problem, because small companies games rarely get localized. Not my problem, I import.

          Sony did make a lot of bad decisions(and the worst one was to progress into graphics), but what can one do? Nothing.
          Nintendo made a biiig one bad decision with WiiU, but it’s Nintendo, they can afford it without much damage.

          Times change, and from what I see, it’ll soon be an era of not just moe games, but moe touching games. And not like I’m against it, unless the small bunch of guys still making “old-styled” ones are going to go into that too.

          Well, this is just what comes to mind right now, but I’m tired, so I probably can’t explain better atm.

        • DrForbidden

          Who are you and what have you done to Budgiecat?

        • LordKaiser

          Most insightful post ever made. I do hope that developers do what they most do instead of going the easy route.

  • icup ✔️

    Sakura Taisen Card Battle.

  • Derry Santoso

    Lame soccer card battle that make you rage

  • Nerroth

    Sorry to post a little off topic here (unless the franchise ends up making a guest appearance in this title at some point); but speaking of of PS Vita games with Sega-ish connections, it’s surprising that there still isn’t a news article here for the recent PV of Re; Birth 1:

  • hush404

    Ha, I read ‘Action’, Went ‘Ohhh’, read ‘Simulation’, went “Uhh’ and read ‘Card Battle’ and finished with ‘Huh’. :P

  • LordKaiser
    • TheExile285

      oh wow, this actually looks fun

    • Sevyne

      That looks fun as hell.

    • Sevyne

      Oh and because it seems fitting for a response.

      • Hidayat246

        Joker! Joker!

        • Sevyne

          Cyclone! Cyclone!

          • Hidayat246

            that is the only episode i watch from season 2 since i put nyaruko in my dropped list