Sega’s E3 lineup does not look equipped to get them out of financial ruin, or even slow it down very much. To wit:
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Aliens: Colonial Marines
Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz
Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
Jet Set Radio
I’m sorry, which one of these games is supposed to sell enough units to keep Sega out of bankruptcy? The only Sonic title is their Mario Kart knockoff that’ll never sell anywhere close to as much? The Aliens/Predators franchise definitely has its fans, but I really hope we’re not counting on that to save the entire company. The only one that might make any difference is Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown. And I really, really hope it does. But from where I’m sitting, there just isn’t exactly a sizzling title on that list that’s going to go flying off the shelf.
Seeing Sega knocked out of the hardware business was bad enough. I really don’t think I could handle seeing them go out of business. I am not ready for this part of my childhood to die.