I mentioned that we should not have gotten our hopes up. It seems that Sega’s mysterious teaser – that many individuals thought was suggesting a brand new Virtua Fighter entry – was simply teasing the opening of a new website, celebrating the long-time writer’s 60th anniversary.
The new web site – emblazoned with the mantra “GO SEGA” – appears on the timeline of the legendary firm, who’ve been offering gamers the world over with nice tech and superior video games for many years. A message from Sega chairman Haruki Satomi speaks of the writer’s dedication to proceed its legacy into the following technology and past.
“This year, sixty years will have passed since Nihon Goraku Bussan Co. Ltd., the predecessor of Sega, was established on June 3, 1960. We are indebted to everyone who has patronized the Sega Group for many years, and would like to express our deep gratitude to all of you,” mentioned Satomi. “We want to astonish the world with breath-taking experiences that no one in the world has ever imagined. We want to be a company that continues to provide inspirational experiences to everyone in the new world of the future… The key message of the 60th anniversary, ‘GO SEGA,’ expresses such aspirations.”
As for the silhouetted determine within the authentic teaser, it seems that that is “Sega Shiro,” a brand new mascot character for the corporate. Essentially a youthful model of ’90s advertising star Segata Sanshiro, Sega Shiro is even portrayed by Maito Fujioka – the son of Segata Sanshiro performer Hiroshi Fujioka. Sega Shiro debuts in a new website and video, which you’ll be able to take a look at beneath.
Here’s hoping that the following 60 years brings us much more Sega goodness… and Virtua Fighter 6.
Sega launches 60th anniversary site [Gematsu]