2015/12/22...Any Chance This Calendar Date becomes a Sega Celebrated Memorial Sized Great Day?
365 days until Virtual-On's 20th Memorial.
Sega has been watching other game developers produce mecha battler games since their 2001 arcade game to console: Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Force 4 Memorial Box 15 landed on Xbox 360 back in 2010/12/22.
Konami comes in with Vic Troopers (arcade) http://www.konami.jp/products/am_steel_v/
Hasbro- Transformers http://store.steampowered.com/search/?snr=1_4_4__12&term=transformers#term=transformers&sort_by=_ASC&page=1 and Bandai with ALL their Gundam arcade and console games http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Gundam_video_games#PlayStation_3 .
Even unexpected source bring the joy of piloting a mech to their game... EA with Titan Fall http://www.ea.com/titanfall .
Indy devoloper Mechanical Butterfly Studios proud to brag on Twitter of how much their new game, Jump Tanks http://www.mbsgames.com/games/jump-tanks/ took the in-game Timed Dash (jump) and use of Barrier obstructions from Sega's Virtual-On.
And Sega has done what since.., in terms of Virtual-On's Next big thing? There's nothing in concrete telling us there is a new VO coming. But there's been a few (connect the dots) actions... that gives this VO fan something to talk about.
2012.07.30 -Official blog: "one man rescue' reboot Declaration!
Out of the Blue Sky:
2013.07.20 VOOMG/VOOT/VO4 Tournament hosted by Godsgarden.
This is actually where a lot of us met online. You remember? Also is the birth moment of Vector Strike! A few of us had a chat (in window) on Twitch during The Whistling tournament with @temjinalpha of Super Arcade fame when he voiced his idea! 3000 plus people watched this tournament
4GAMER.net report 2013 / 09 / 14
at somewhere in Tokyo Memorial events of the original Sega sponsored the Cyber troopers virtual-on ' den see-go strategy ' , held by the YOUDEAL. http://www.4gamer.net/ktai.php?url=/games/189/G018905/20130909003/
4GAMER.net The Event Follow-up report:
Key words to see: "Virtual-On is still alive"
The Big News that came Next:
Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Force announced Phantasy Star Thanksgiving Festival 2014!
Temjin & Fey-Yen are introduced in Phantasy Star Online 2! In Japan (And still not available in the West!).
Can't forget Sega released VOOMG on XBLA & PSN Networks in the EAST.
A few Virtuaroids spiced up the hand held Super Robot Wars game. And...and...and....
And we got this guy. Every once in a while,
goes on a inspired joy ride roller coaster rant of Virtual-On, it's history and his involvement of there in.
His Twitter BIO:
現在、『電撃文庫 ファイティング・クライマックス』のプロデューサーをやってます。バーチャロンはただいまワンマンレスキューをリブート中！また、Xbox 360 、PS3 の両方でOMGのDL好評配信中、PS3ではマーズもあわせて配信しております
English: Now, I'm 'dengeki Bunko fighting climax' producer. Virtual-on reboot while now vanman less queue! Also on both the Xbox 360 and PS3 DL popular deliver in the OMG, on PS3 Mars together distribution.
In addition, @VOW_2010 is the voice of Virtual-On World and I believe has a big role writing the OMR series.
18 months or less we saw the release of One-Man Rescue Vol 2 and Vol 3. More to follow? I'd say so.
So what has Sega been doing during the last 4 years? I will say not as much as I wish, but with the little they've showed has kept my attention and hope in tact for something big to come a y e a r f r o m n o w.