Sega has a “new project” to share with us next week

Sega is set to announce a big “new project” next week.

That’s according to Sega’s Japanese Twitter account, which recently posted an “urgent notice” stating that information about Sega’s new project will be released on June 3, 2022.

The accompanying link points to Sega’s official YouTube channel, which says all will be revealed via live stream on Friday, June 3, at 8pm Japan time, which is 12pm here in the UK.

The show would include guest appearances from Hiroyuki Miyazaki and Yosuke Okunari, and would be hosted by Misuzu Araki.

No other information is given other than a hilariously ghastly (?) chocolate cake shaped like a Mega Drive controller. Given the guests, then, it wouldn’t be a stretch to assume that the new secret project might have something to do with Sega’s retro console – but I guess we’ll find out for sure next week.

As our friends at VGC helpfully remind us, Okunari is a producer at Sega who works on retro re-releases for the company, including PS2’s Sega Ages 2500 series on PS2, Sega 3D Classics series on 3DS, and the Sega Ages series , which recently arrived on Nintendo Switch.

If there was any doubt, Sonic remains Sega’s biggest franchise, as the publisher releases its latest financial results.

The company has seen a significant increase in sales over the past year (totaling 320.0 billion yen), with Entertainment Contents (divided into full games and free games, as well as arcade machines, toys and animations) contributing the most (235.9 billion yen).

With 5.8 million units, the Sonic franchise remains Sega’s biggest seller by a considerable margin, but Yakuza and Total War are strong.

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