Sega Wants to Revive ‘Major IPs’

Sega Wants to Revive ‘Major IPs’

Publisher Sega announced during a business presentation that they plan to bring back some of their “major” unused game franchises.

In a document highlighting their direction for the next three years, the Japanese publisher outlined plans to “expand utilised IPs.” Their main goal with this? To “create titles that will become global hits.”

According to the document, Sega also intends to revive some franchises, although nothing official has been announced.

The company owns the rights to multiple now-dormant characters and worlds; Shinobi, Panzer Dragoon, and Jet Set Radio to name a few. As GameSpot reports, developer Obsidian made a light-hearted joke about the news, perhaps referencing their Sega-owned spy RPG Alpha Protocol.

The presentation also notes that the company will be doubling down on their successful franchises – meaning you’ll likely see more Persona, Total War, and Sonic games in the future.

What classic Sega franchises would you like to see brought back? Let us know in the comments below!



 

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Comments Comments (15)

 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Tuesday 16 May 2017 8:49 AM
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They should bring The Yakuza games to pc.
 
 
 
Posted by Locky
On Tuesday 16 May 2017 9:03 AM
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I'd love a reboot of the Shining Force series. Valkyria Chronicles is proof tactical RPGs can still be awesome and with Final Fantasy turning into Devil May Cry, someone needs to pick up the Turn Based stratgey genre
 
 
 
Posted by Syn-Ryn
On Tuesday 16 May 2017 9:57 AM
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I think it's about time for Virtua Fighter 6.
 
 
 
Posted by Bank
On Tuesday 16 May 2017 10:04 AM
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16 May 2017, 09:57 AM Reply to Syn-Ryn
I think it's about time for Virtua Fighter 6.
I think... I have way too many fighters to keep up with competitively... but you right.
 
 
 
Posted by Bank
On Tuesday 16 May 2017 10:07 AM
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It's okay Sega, you don't have to do much besides Purse Owner. Just bring Valkyria Chronicles 3 localisation to PS4. You know, a continuation of your BEST original franchise?

Ok I admit I never bought Jet Set Radio
 
 
 
Posted by kniteowl
On Tuesday 16 May 2017 12:09 PM
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16 May 2017, 09:03 AM Reply to Locky
I'd love a reboot of the Shining Force series. Valkyria Chronicles is proof tactical RPGs can still be awesome and with Final Fantasy turning into Devil May Cry, someone needs to pick up the Turn Based stratgey genre
This. So much this... maybe even do a surprise Shining Force III remastered. Fire Emblem is doing gangbusters these days so I hope they see the (shining) light and move the series away from its Action RPG mediocrity during the PS2 years
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Tuesday 16 May 2017 12:40 PM
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16 May 2017, 10:07 AM Reply to Bank
It's okay Sega, you don't have to do much besides Purse Owner. Just bring Valkyria Chronicles 3 localisation to PS4. You know, a continuation of your BEST original franchise?

Ok I admit I never bought Jet Set Radio
It's on Steam for $10 http://store.steampowered.com/app/205950/Jet_Set_Radio/
 
 
 
Posted by ptys
On Tuesday 16 May 2017 1:49 PM
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16 May 2017, 09:57 AM Reply to Syn-Ryn
I think it's about time for Virtua Fighter 6.
Yip, new VF would be interesting.
 
 
 
Posted by Tin-Automaton
On Tuesday 16 May 2017 2:10 PM
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two words

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Posted by cortez72
On Tuesday 16 May 2017 3:27 PM
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I'd be stoked to see something done with Streets of Rage. But it would have to be more than side scrolling fighter, evolve the IP, characters and setting in a whole new fashion.
 
 
 
Posted by Newsboy
On Tuesday 16 May 2017 3:58 PM
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I would be DOWN for a new Space Channel 5.
 
 
 
Posted by Buckchoi
On Tuesday 16 May 2017 5:36 PM
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Port Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown to PC, then announce Virtua Fighter 6.
 
 
 
Posted by that_black_guy
On Tuesday 16 May 2017 5:54 PM
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16 May 2017, 09:03 AM Reply to Locky
I'd love a reboot of the Shining Force series. Valkyria Chronicles is proof tactical RPGs can still be awesome and with Final Fantasy turning into Devil May Cry, someone needs to pick up the Turn Based stratgey genre
Would love this. SF2 is still my favourite game of all time
 
 
 
Posted by Ron
On Wednesday 17 May 2017 10:16 AM
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Am I in the late 90's again?
 
 
 
Posted by KatalystaKaos
On Friday 19 May 2017 6:12 PM
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