After 17 years of operation, the iconic and massive Sega arcade building in Akihabara, the otaku capital located in Tokyo, is closing its doors for good on August 30.
The announcement came in a post outside the doors of the Sega Akihabara Building 2, according to SoraNews24.
Sega Japan’s latest partnership announcement left many retro fans scratching their head and asking “WHY?!”
The iconic game publisher that brought Sonic the Hedgehog to the market is now teaming up with racy restaurant chain Hooters to promote the new upcoming game from the franchise, “Sonic Forces.”
Sega has asked fans of their most popular franchise, “Sonic the Hedgehog”, to create their newest game, “Sonic Mania”.
“As the name implies, we developed this as a game for the maniacs by the biggest maniacs,” said Takashi Iizuka, current lead of Sonic Team and long-time producer of Sonic titles. “That special feeling you got when you first tried a classic Sonic game —- we’ve recreated it this time.”
After almost three decades since the Sega Genesis (Mega Drive) was launched, Sega’s beloved console is making a comeback with a target release date of 2017. The reissued version, called the Mega Drive Limited Edition, will be produced and distributed by Brazilian company Tectoy in Brazil. The firm has previously distributed all of Sega’s gaming systems from the Master System to the Dreamcast locally, reports RocketNews24.
There have been several clones and copy versions produced in the past, but since the Mega Drive Limited Edition is officially licensed by Sega, expect a high quality product reminiscent of the original.