sega-teaser

Despite leaving the console market after the decline of the Dreamcast, the fanfare surrounding Sega still remains strong to this day. Now focused exclusively on software, the release of a new game is always an event for diehard fan. Well, for anyone visiting Sega’s Japanese website today, there is now a tantalizing teaser for an upcoming project. While nothing specific is known or is even being hinted at, there is plenty for fans to speculate over. Could this be a brand new IP or the return of a classic series, or perhaps some long-awaited sequel that fans have been hoping for? Let the speculation begin…

The teaser on the website is as ambiguous as it gets. Amidst a dark background, a stream of glowing sand/dust slowly falls into a pile on a patch of grass.  That’s all we get in the way of visual clues, and the grass can be hinting at anything from an RPG to a new entry in the Sonic the Hedgehog series.  However, we’re not left completely in the dark on all of the details. The webpage has a big “3.28″ adorning the center, indicating that the reveal will be on March 28, 2013, and both the Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita logos are present. The links to Twitter and Facebook will allow you to post the link on your respective pages, but there is nothing in the way of an official Sega page or any comments from the company itself. I guess we’ll have to wait until next week to find out what they have planned.

So what do you think Sega is planning? When I shared the link on my Facebook page and asked people’s thoughts, people speculated that it might be a new installment in the Sonic Adventure, Valkyria Chronicles, Panzer Dragoon or Phantasy Star Online series. Another possibility is an HD re-release of an existing Sega game, something that we’ve seen fairly recently with Nights Into Dreams… and Jet Set Radio. Some people thought way outside the box and suggested the Dreamcast 2 or another Yakuza game, while some greeted this teaser with a resounding “Meh.” At this point, it’s really anybody’s guess.

Check back on March 28, when we anticipate that all will be revealed. In the meantime, tell us you thoughts and place your bets in the comments section below…