Code May Exist for One; Sales May Determine the Other
We continue our inside look at what to expect from Sega from our anonymous tipster with this: the same source tells us the company is internally evaluating potential ports of Sonic Generations to upcoming systems–Wii U and Playstation Vita–depending on a number of factors.
In fact, our source says internal code allegedly already exists that hint toward the console edition of Generations coming to Sony’s new handheld system. The PS Vita won’t come to domestic shores until 2012, but is slated for release in Japan at the end of this year…just as other already known versions of the game will be hitting store shelves. There have been off and on murmurs of Generations heading to PS Vita, though nothing has been confirmed officially thus far.
Further, our source says Sega may be working on a version of Yakuza 5 for the PS Vita. The next phase in the underworld action title was discussed briefly by creator Toshihiro Nagoshi when Sega formed a new Ryu ga Gotoku internal development team on September 1st, though no release timetable for the proper sequel were disclosed.
Regarding the prospects of a Wii U Generations port, our source indicates Sega could prepare it for the system’s launch sometime next year, but only if sales of existing versions far exceed Sega’s internal expectations. Even if that doesn’t pan out, the source says there indeed is a Sonic in the works for the system, and it is likely another secondary title. If that holds, it would continue Sega’s strategy of keeping primary fare on XBOX 360 and PS3, while Nintendo consoles get their own unique games.
The source requested anonymity, but has provided accurate guidance to us in the past.
Beginning Monday, we’ll have more internal tidbits to share in the lead-up to the Tokyo Game Show, and they will draw out to a wider range of Sega franchises.