Crossovers in games are nothing new, especially when you’re talking about Samurai & Dragons which features more crossovers than you can poke a stick at. From Bayonetta, monsters from Soul Sacrifice and even Sonic the Hedgehog, there’s something in there for everyone.
Now, the artist behind Vocaloid Hatsune Miku, has lent his artistic skill to the game as well. Artist, Kei, has managed to convert the Sega Dreamcast and its memory card, the VMU, into mascot characters for the game, Hyperdimension Neptunia. During the Samurai & Dragons meeting scheduled for 2013, the UC Dreamcast, UC Visual Memory Unit and two more cards will be handed out.
The event is pencilled in fo June 2nd. To top it all off, 4 lucky attendees will also be walking away with a WI-Fi PS Vita model, the Deluxe pack of Samurai & Dragons and a case of 24 Red Bulls for the long gaming session that awaits you.
Dark Horse publishes many quality titles from the world of manga and during the recent Sakura-Con, they used the opportunity to make some pretty cool announcements.
First up, there’s the release of KEI’s Hatsune Miku: Unofficial Hatsune Mix, The Art of Katsuya Terada book and Hideki Mori and Kazuo Koike’s New Lone Wolf & Cub manga. Kei is the original artist behind Hatsune Miku who first started the comic in Jive’s Comic Rush magazine back during 2007. The first instalment is due early next year and will also include colour illustrations.
New Lone Wolf & Cub, which was first announced in 2006, has been delayed due to licensing issues. The series which ran from 2004 to 2007 continued from where the original series with Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima ended in 1976. And just with the Miku manga, it will touch down sometime in early 2014.
During the event, Dark Horse also let drop that the 14th volume of The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service is still on line to be released in December. Also both Oh My Goddess! and Blade of the Immortal, will be available digitally starting this month.
As is all that wasn’t enough, the last bit of exciting news was that The Art of Katsuya Terada will also be shipping with commentary from the artist responsible for designing the characters in Blood: The Last Vampire as well as the Monkey King manga. Once again, sometime in 2014.
The artist known as Kei, responsible for the look of well known Vocaloid Hatsune Miku, has turned his considerable talent skill set to designing and illustrating something for retro console lovers.
Kei has illustrated a range of Segakko or Sega daughters for 13 of Sega’s past consoles, some known extremely well and some others relics of the past. It’s all for a new pack of digital card sets for a free to play PS Vita RPG, Samurai & Dragons. The game is a coming together of fantasy ideals from both the Western and Eastern worlds.
Let’s give a massive shout out to Japandaman’s favourite console of all time, the Sega Dreamcast!