SEGA's Leak of the Month

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SEGA's Leak of the Month

Postby Blount » Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:32 am

As far as I'm aware, this hasn't been posted here yet. SCEA supposedly held a meeting with SEGA last month, and they put confidential documentation in their public FTP, as usual. Most sources think it's legit:

SCEA Meeting Aug 5th Notes
Aug 6 2009 – DRAFT FOR COMMENTS

Objectives of Meeting
Dyer agreed to regular quarterly meetings with SOA

Sony PS3
SCEA reiterated plans to sell 13 million PS3s this year
Big announcement back half of year they can’t talk about (potentially price cut of PS3 to reach hardware goals)
SCEA commented on indexing between PS3 and 360 SKUs, should be around 2:1 to garner most favorable treatment.

Motion Controller
Spring 2010 launch (March in JP)
No bundle/pricing details yet, should come Sept 1
Plan on selling 4-5MM units WW
SCEA agreed to provide a list of Sega IP that would work well with the motion controller, Virtua Tennis was an example
Motion Controller support allows easy way to differentiate PS3 SKU
Other differentiation opportunities include PSP/PS3 interoperability – think of features that would make users want to buy both PS3 and PSP SKUs.

Alpha Protocol
Michael Foster, product evaluator, said AP felt barely RPG. Initial level too challenging for players. “Mass Effect felt more RPG.”
Review notes sent to John Merlino a few weeks prior. After meeting Gerald mentioned AP is a high priority for his team.

Planet 51
Sell in of PS3 SKU – SCEA noted that other movie titles on PS3 had underperformed as well (inc. Transformers) this cycle.
Dyer suggests contacting Susan at Walmart and asking what she wants in the pack to sell this SKU (movie tix etc)
Other possibilities are Hybrid movie disc (BD 25 or 50 with Game and Movie on same disc).

Bayonetta
Collectors edition with Bayonetta Action Figure
Novo recommended launching PSN demo around Xmas based off a Jan 5th Ship date with 2-3 week run out to launch.
3-4 weeks is usually ideal demo timing with fresh content every week leading up to launch (trailers, insider video about PG heritage, video blogs).

Vancouver 2010
HOME, Olympic destination would garner a lot of positive attention from SCEA
Should be doing same with Bayonetta, Marvel etc. Easy to launch in all territories.
HOME merchandizing opportunities (clothes etc).

Sonic Racing
Open to DLC to differentiate PS3 SKU – not ratchet and clank but other characters
maybe characters from Rare or Fable universes

Yakuza
Could put Japanese games directly on PSN for download in a special Japanese Import section (pricing $9.99 to $39.99 for full game).
Might need to localize menus at least with subtitles.
SCEA interested in helping on MKTG side if they can have period of exclusivity.

AVP
Another great HOME candidate
AVP avatars
Hybrid BD disc with movie

Iron Man 2
Great candidate for HOME space – explore Tony Stark’s lab etc.
Should have one for Marvel in general.

PSU2
Could do bundle at GameStop with PSP 30-35K units on UMD, Go, or both.

Valkyria 1937
Could bundle with PSP as well.

Vanquish and Aliens: CM
Opportunity for PS3/PSP interoperability (see Eidos Batman, Army of Two, Assassin’s Creed for good examples).
If we offer that SCEA would be really interested in having us at their booth next E3.

Thor
SCEA would like a look at the code soon.

Sonic Anniversary
Could put out collectors edition with all old sonic games on one BD disc.
“Best of Sonic” for around $99.
SCEA would love PSN exclusive power ups/different game modes (like Castlevania’s flip it over/backwards)

PS2 emulator for PS3 (confidential)
SCEA wants to sell all PS2 titles on PSN (GTA Vice City/Sonic/etc)
For co Marketing money show PS3 controller on TV ads – similar to EA Madden Spots, NCAA, etc…

London Olympics
Perfect opportunity for Motion Controller integration.

DC Digital Titles
If we provide a list of DC titles SCEA will let us know which ones they’re interested in having exclusively.
If we give them a long period of exclusivity they’ll give us more marketing support.

PSP Titles
For SKU differentiation it’s best to offer features that are slightly different from PS3 version.
Titles that are coming up on PSP are Assassin’s Creed II, GTA China Wars, Resident Evil, Little Big Planet – all massive franchises.
SCEA has a specific PSP deck which they can send up with their hardware director for a chat.

PlayStation 2 games on the PSN? Dreamcast titles perhaps heading through the same route? Gasp.

I rather like how SEGA wants to include PS3 characters in the upcoming Sonic racing game, so they decide to include Xbox 360 characters instead.

AND LOOK THERE'S ANOTHER SONIC COMPILATION COMING OUT. CAN'T EVER HAVE ENOUGH OF THOSE!
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Re: SEGA's Leak of the Month

Postby Wombatwarlord777 » Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:40 am

Blount wrote:Sonic Racing
Open to DLC to differentiate PS3 SKU – not ratchet and clank but other characters
maybe characters from Rare or Fable universes


Do not want.
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Re: SEGA's Leak of the Month

Postby Dr. BUGMAN » Sat Sep 26, 2009 12:22 pm

99 dollars? It'd better have SegaSonic, Chaotix, and everything ever that had Sonic in some shape and form, in pristine emulation.


It still wouldn't be worth a hundred smackers, though.
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Postby Senbei » Sat Sep 26, 2009 12:48 pm

Blount wrote:Yakuza
Could put Japanese games directly on PSN for download in a special Japanese Import section (pricing $9.99 to $39.99 for full game).

Hmm. Hmmm.
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Re: SEGA's Leak of the Month

Postby gr4yJ4Y » Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:48 pm

Sonic Racing
Open to DLC to differentiate PS3 SKU – not ratchet and clank but other characters
maybe characters from Rare or Fable universes


Hopefully they were trying to say they'd have characters from Ratchet and Clank for PS3 and characters from Rare and Fable universes for the 360.

Yakuza
Could put Japanese games directly on PSN for download in a special Japanese Import section (pricing $9.99 to $39.99 for full game).
Might need to localize menus at least with subtitles.


Are they talking about Yakuza (PS2)? Wasn't that already fully localized? If they mean Yakuza 3 then they better give the full game subtitles.

PS2 emulator for PS3 (confidential)
SCEA wants to sell all PS2 titles on PSN (GTA Vice City/Sonic/etc)


I really hope they don't limit the emulation to PS2 games you have to buy on PSN. I'd much rather find hard copies for like $5-20 rather than spend $10-40 on digital copies.
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Re: SEGA's Leak of the Month

Postby K2J » Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:56 pm

Dr. BUGMAN wrote:99 dollars? It'd better have SegaSonic, Chaotix, and everything ever that had Sonic in some shape and form, in pristine emulation.

It still wouldn't be worth a hundred smackers, though.


I'm thinking they might be porting the Adventure games, and maybe Heroes, as well, at that price.
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Re: SEGA's Leak of the Month

Postby Crowbar » Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:36 pm

PS3 characters in Sonic racing


But PS3 doesn't have any exclusives.
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Re: SEGA's Leak of the Month

Postby FlashTHD » Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:29 pm

I wouldn't place a whole lot of faith in the Sonic/more outrageous stuff. Not every batshit crazy idea from these meetings gets anywhere i'm sure? Anyhow, $99 for any compilation is pies way up in the sky for any publisher convinced they can get away with it. There cannot possibly be any combination of Sonic games/extras worth that figure.

DC Digital Titles
If we provide a list of DC titles SCEA will let us know which ones they’re interested in having exclusively.
If we give them a long period of exclusivity they’ll give us more marketing support.

Boy, now ain't that last sentence a killer for anyone who remembers what fun things PS2 hype did for the DC!
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Re: SEGA's Leak of the Month

Postby Zeta » Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:45 pm

Crowbar wrote:
PS3 characters in Sonic racing


But PS3 doesn't have any exclusives.


It has ONE: Sackboy.
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Re: SEGA's Leak of the Month

Postby Forza Johnman » Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:59 am

And Sackgirl!

Isn't $99 more along the lines of what games cost in Australia? I mean even if this Sonic Compilation has every single Sonic game ever made its still not worth it. Mostly because the "good" games have been whored around so much. Unless there is an amusing achievement about getting past the Barrel Room in Carnival Night. Which would make it all worth it.

I do find it a bit funny that Sega have revealed all of this. Particularly the PS2 game download.
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Re: SEGA's Leak of the Month

Postby P.P.A. » Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:43 am

Zeta wrote:
Crowbar wrote:
PS3 characters in Sonic racing


But PS3 doesn't have any exclusives.


It has ONE: Sackboy.

And the Valkyria Chronicles cast; which just happens to also be by SEGA. I know there's a second one in the making for PSP but it will have different characters.
In before Welkin in the Edelweiß?
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Re: SEGA's Leak of the Month

Postby Kogen » Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:49 am

DLC characters is actually a pretty good idea. That way all the leg-humping fanboys will buy the game just to play as their FAV CHAR.

The Sonic thing sounds like it would never make it into reality. 99 dollars and only on PS3? Not exactly a good way to do it...

Instead they should just release Sonic games on PSN. Makes way more sense and they are doing it for everything else.

Also PSN-only PS2 emulation can drown in diarrhea.
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Re: SEGA's Leak of the Month

Postby Dasher » Sun Sep 27, 2009 12:04 pm

Sonic Adventure Advanced Rush DX 2! coming to a store near You!

I did NOT drew this.
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Re: SEGA's Leak of the Month

Postby Samface » Sun Sep 27, 2009 12:12 pm

Kratos is Sony-only, isn't he?
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Re: SEGA's Leak of the Month

Postby Wombatwarlord777 » Sun Sep 27, 2009 12:56 pm

Hey, it's Beavis and Butt-Head Sonic and Tails!
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Re: SEGA's Leak of the Month

Postby Kogen » Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:57 pm

He did not drew this.
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Re: SEGA's Leak of the Month

Postby Dr. BUGMAN » Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:39 pm

This thread is two days old now and no-one has made a menstrual joke yet. I'm disappointed in you all.
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Re: SEGA's Leak of the Month

Postby Kogen » Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:17 am

Dr. BUGMAN wrote:This thread is two days old now and no-one has made a menstrual joke yet. I'm disappointed in you all.


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Re: SEGA's Leak of the Month

Postby Xyton » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:30 pm

Someone in this Penny Arcade forums thread cut that image out for your convenience:
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Re: SEGA's Leak of the Month

Postby Kogen » Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:35 pm

Wow. They missed the 17, the 23, the 10...
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Re: SEGA's Leak of the Month

Postby Wombatwarlord777 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:19 pm

I don't get it.
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Re: SEGA's Leak of the Month

Postby P.P.A. » Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:46 pm

Wombatwarlord777 wrote:I don't get it.

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Nah, seriously: http://www.ukresistance.co.uk/2009/08/t ... the-world/
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Re: SEGA's Leak of the Month

Postby Xyton » Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:01 am

Actually, that's not the original image either. Apparently Sony copyrighted the thing wherein your PS3 monitors what you're watching on TV, and monitors YOU as you watch through the camera / mic hooked up to the system. Then it send this information to Sony so they can do... something. The whole thing is totally not creepy at all. Nope. That image is from the patent. Here are the two images I've seen from there:
HA HA HA
Joke

...Sorry, didn't mean to hijack the thread.
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Re: SEGA's Leak of the Month

Postby Kogen » Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:00 pm

I think it is for gameplay, not spying.
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Re: SEGA's Leak of the Month

Postby P.P.A. » Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:53 pm

...I should perhaps actually look at my own links before I paste them.
What i actually intended to reply with was http://www.ukresistance.co.uk/2009/08/l ... t-at-sony/
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