Add one more company to add to the “Look what we’re bringing to E3”, with the announcement of Sega/Atlus’s incoming barrage of games. 

SEGA is bringing a punch-packing playable line-up to this year’s show, where many landmark titles will have their first Western hands-on demos ahead of their upcoming worldwide releases, including a duo of new ATLUS titles being announced on June 7. On to the line-up then with watercolour-style tactical/strategy game Valkyria Chronicles™ 4. Come by the booth and follow Squad E of the Federation in their fight against the Empire! They’ll ultimately face bone-chilling blizzards, waves of imperial soldiers, and the godlike powers of the Valkyria – featuring larger maps than ever before – and E3 attendees will be able to experience the opening stage of the game.


It’s been a full year since Kazuma Kiryu took his leave from the world of the Yakuza during the events of Yakuza™ Kiwami, but he returns in top form with Yakuza™ Kiwami 2 as SEGA proudly presents one of the most beloved storylines in the franchise’s history, remade in full HD in the Dragon Engine for PlayStation®4. Featuring the return of mini games like Cabaret, a revamped clan creator and the original arcade release of Virtual-On™, Kazuma Kiryu will have plenty of leisure activities when he isn’t taking on his fierce rival, the Dragon of Kansai, Ryuji Goda.


With a favourite playable demo on the show floor is Shining Resonance™ Refrain, which marks the return of the Shining series to the West after a decade. This demo will also be available for everyone at home by the time doors open! The western release of the original Shining Resonance, previously a Japanese exclusive, Shining Resonance Refrain is an action RPG with characters designed by the legendary Tony Taka, including all DLCs and a brand new “Refrain Mode,” unlocking more characters than ever before.


The Blue Blur is speeding into E3 with never-before-seen content from the recently announced multiplayer racing experience, Team Sonic Racing™. Created in partnership with the award-winning studio Sumo Digital, Team Sonic Racing combines the best elements of arcade and fast-paced competitive style racing with nostalgic characters and environments from across the Sonic Universe. E3 attendees will be among the first to jump in the driver’s seat and play as Sonic, Shadow, Tails and other fan favorite characters in exhilarating single and multiplayer game modes. And don’t forget to check out the super-chic, limited-edition PUMA X SEGA RS-0 Sonic and Dr. Eggman shoe collaboration which will be on display throughout the show!

“With ATLUS™ approaching its 5
th anniversary as part of the SEGA family, we’re delighted to finally have one unified stand at one of the most important gaming events of the year,” said John Clark, Executive Vice President of SEGA Europe. “We’re very excited to be showing the first romanticised Historical title in the Total War series alongside Team Sonic Racing on the very same booth as some of the most awaited Western releases of Japanese titles. I have no doubt that everyone will find something to their taste on the SEGA/ATLUS booth this year.”

Sadly, Catherine: Full Body won’t be at E3 2018 in playable form, a trailer be shown off instead. Here, we’ll finally get some more info on the newly added character, Rin.

Catherine FullBody Rin Crop

For those who aren’t able to attend E3 2018 this year, like me, SEGA and ATLUS will be hosting live streams throughout the show on Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook.

Be sure to check back starting on June 12, through June 14, 2018, as E3 2018 takes place.

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Keith Mitchell
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Keith Mitchell is the Founder and Editor in Chief of The Outerhaven. A grizzled IT professional during the day, but a passionate lover of video games after his 9-5 grid. Loves playing the Dark Souls series and has been gaming since he was 6 years old. Available for podcasts upon request.