Apparent Internal Sega Document Describes Plans For Game Line-Up

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A document that appeared on Sega of America's official press site recounting an Aug. 5 company meeting with Sony representatives covers everything from Aliens and Bayonetta to Sonic and something called Vanquish.

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The document had been accessible early Tuesday morning. It appears to contain meeting notes, many of which detail Sega's games. It seems to have been first spotted on French website, Objectif-Sega but has since been removed.

Kotaku was unable to reach representatives from Sega or Sony before the publication of this post, but will provide any update we receive on this matter.

If real, the document portrays conversations between members of Sega of America and Rob Dyer, the senior vice president of publisher relations at Sony Computer Entertainment of America, in what is indicated as a quarterly update with Sony regarding Sega's plans.

Every major Sega game is mentioned in the document, often with details that appear to be either upcoming plans or at least ideas about what would the companies might pursue.

The document mentions a Bayonetta collectors edition that would include an action figure. No such edition has been announced. It indicates that a Sega product evaluator deemed the first level of this fall's role-playing game, Alpha Protocol, as too difficult at the time and described it barely feeling like a role-playing game.

The alleged Sony-Sega meeting notes include multiple mentions of Sega working with Sony-specific initiatives. Sega's Vancouver 2010 Olympics game, Iron Man 2 and Aliens Vs. Predator are listed as candidates for spaces or avatar item downloads in the PlayStation Home virtual world. The notes mention the possibility of Sony-specific characters appearing in a PlayStation 3 version of 2010's Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing, though the notes strangely disqualifies a Sony mascot in favor of Microsoft-owned properties: "Open to DLC to differentiate PS3 SKU [version] – not ratchet and clank but other characters maybe characters from Rare or Fable universes."

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The document covers cult favorite series Yakuza, which has had two releases in the U.S. Two other Yakuza games , including the current-gen Yakuza 3, remain Japan-only games. Of the Yakuza games, the notes state: "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."

The possibility of interaction between the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable is mentioned for Aliens: Colonial Marines, a game that was not yet announced for any portable system. The same option was also mentioned for something called Vanquish.

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The final Sega game property mentioned in the document is Sonic, which is considered in the notes as a candidate for a "Best of Sonic" collection. The notes state that "SCEA would love PSN exclusive power ups/different game modes."

The document also included notes about Sony's plans for its motion controller and digital download store, which we've covered in an earlier post today.

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rachelfogg
Rachel Fogg

Letter from a fan....

Dear Sega,

Hello,

So um....yeah, we had some choice words in the past...you abandoned me and I called you a maggotry puss filled slut. Back and forth we go...

But I never forgot the good days we had together, the time you and me were holding hands or the time my VMU battery died and we rushed to the nearest Radio Shack to get fresh ones. Yes, they were expensive you asshole...I was living on an allowance back then.

Then...you changed...you took Sonic and made him a dancing corpse on the ENEMY side!! You changed him into a werehog and slowly began to tune me out, the bitter sting of betrayal echoed in each hard pressed keystroke followed by a massive swig of Jim Bean. It was how I coped.

You would come back to me now and then, looking dapper and suave, showing me games of promise but they always falter and thus riling my simple female anger. And I could see inside...the hurt and age took it's toll on you. I couldn't let you in to see my new life because I was already rolling Katamari the size of the Prius with my new love...I couldn't let you see that. The guilt was too strong...

Now, things are different, the one I loved in lieu of you is changing...you two are talking to each other. You both are showing your fangs and getting tough and I can't choose between you. So now, you both can come at me.

And that's fine, I'm a talented girl...the thing with the biscuits...yeah, I added ham to the mix.

In short my beloved...I'll end this quote from Jane Austin.

"Let's do this."

Forever your girl...

Rachel.