Wednesday Nov 22, 2023

Yoko Taro’s New Recreation Turns Sega Classics Into Waifus

A collage of 404 Game Re:set characters float above Yoko Taro's head.

Taro’s received waifu on the mind.
Picture: Sega / Kotaku

At the moment, Sega revealed the trailer for its new cell recreation collaboration with Nier and Drakengard sequence creator Yoko Taro. As is custom for any collaboration with Taro, this recreation’s elevator pitch trades within the weird twists solely Taro’s thoughts can concoct: a gacha recreation that transforms Sega classics into waifus set in a darkish future by which Sega controls society.

The sport, whose announcement was teased earlier this week, known as 404 Recreation Re:set. In typical Yoko Taro trend, you’ll be charged with taking up a corrupt, alternate model of Sega, which calls to thoughts that one Nier: Automata DLC by which you bought to battle Sq. Enix execs. In response to Video Video games Chronicle, the textual content that flashed on the cellphone within the trailer learn “Kill Sega” earlier than dropping to the ground. Oh to have been a fly on the wall of that pitch assembly. Nonetheless, the twist, as a result of there’s all the time gotta be a twist with this dude, is that you just gained’t be preventing alone. By your facet would be the waifu personifications of a bunch of traditional Sega video games.


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“It’s a recreation that options Sega’s IP, so I assumed Sega ought to be within the recreation, however I didn’t assume Sega would need to see a recreation that portrayed it nicely, so I portrayed it negatively,” Taro stated within the announcement trailer (as translated by VGC). “It’s a world that imagines that if issues had been to go nicely for Sega however then received uncontrolled, it may find yourself like this.”

Thus far, the confirmed Sega video games that shall be getting hit with the waifu ray are After Burner, Out Run, Virtua Cop, and Virtua Fighter. In an interview with Famitsu, producer Gosuke Nakamura stated there shall be “many extra” Sega women for gamers to gather. This implies there’s nonetheless an opportunity we are going to see him select the definitive car-waifu from Daytona USA ya’ll. No copying the Transformers bishojo toy line, Taro. I’ll know.

A Google-translated tweet from the official 404 Recreation Re:set account describes the sport’s setting as a “Sega nation” that seeks to “deceive and management individuals.” The participant character, in flip, shall be charged with the duty of “ship[ing] the reality hidden by Sega to as many individuals as potential” and taking again the world from the maniacal Sega nation.


Outdoors of Taro’s latest enterprise, the eccentric Emil-skull-wearing auteur has been contributing to the Nier: Automata Ver 1.1a anime from manufacturing studio A-1 Photos. To maintain the present fascinating for viewers who’ve performed Nier: Automata, the anime is combining routes A and B, concluding episodes with a enjoyable puppet present that describes the sport’s many endings, and has hidden coded messages for followers to decipher inside its eye catches.

Though the Nier anime is at the moment on hiatus as a result of covid, that hasn’t stopped the mad lad from writing a 15-minute music video that expands upon the sequence’ lore. Time will inform whether or not or not Taro will embrace much more meta gameplay mechanics in 404 Recreation Re:set or if he’ll go away nicely sufficient alone with the gacha waifu sega classics idea. He’s an unapologetic capitalist so anticipate some shenanigans down the street, cell gamers.

404 Recreation Re:set is at the moment accessible to wishlist on the Apple App Retailer and on the Google Play retailer.


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