Sega Teases PlayStation 3 And Vita Game With Falling Sand

By Spencer . March 20, 2013 . 10:43pm

imageSega is about to announce a game that’s in the works for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. The only clue we have… falling sand on a teaser site. A reveal is slated for March 28, but we might find out what it is if Famitsu has an early review.


Any guesses?

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  • RadShiro

    Valkyria Chronicles 3 HD for NA!

    … *cry*

    • saxophone15

      I’m playing the second game right now on my Vita and have been wondering what I’m going to do when I finish it. It’s such a shame Valkyria Chronicles 3 never made it to the West.

      • michel

        But it’s being fan-translated… ;)

      • Demeanor

        Kurt is awesome. God bless the day I decided to meddle in Japanese. I would buy it again in an instant. Also, I’d want VC 2&3 HD ^ ^

    • Pockystix

      stop playing around with my heart!

  • XypherCode

    Falling sand? I thought of this.

  • imaguni

    What about World Destruction/Sands of Destruction?

  • Go2hell66

    Sands of Destruction sequel?

    • XypherCode

      As much as I want a new IP, a sequel to the game might be good. :)

      • Morricane

        With a not broken battle system? :)

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      or remake of it

  • Raze

    Shining Sand!!!


    • Abyan Haidar

      yeaaah seems legit…. good job anyway

    • Kai2591


    • Solomon_Kano

      I’m actually hoping that’s what it is lol.

  • I’d throw all my money and debit cards if it’s going to be a new Valkyria Chronicles game..

  • CrystalPulse

    Valkyria Chronicles Vita onegai shimasu!

  • DanijoEX

    Edit: Screw what I said. I wasn’t thinking right.

  • Ace

    It’s the sequel to Journey.
    ( ͝° ͜ʖ͡°)

  • LonelyGamer

    How about Valkyria Chronicles Trilogy HD ?

    • brian

      It could be, if we think about sand as being symbolic of a countdown like in an hourglass.
      Still veerrrryyyy unlikely.

    • heartless141

      NEW project. doesn’t sound like a remake to me

  • ThomasTruong

    Yo! Fiddy Cent, Blood on the Sand is back!

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      Lol that’s what I was thinking… I’ve never even played that game haha

  • Firekitty

    Given that ‘Sands of Destruction’ was called ‘world Destruction’ in Japan, it’s pretty unlikely this has anything to do with it.

    Not that I wouldn’t be happy to see a sequel or PS3/Vita remake (hopefully with better balance to the difficulty).

    • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

      But the world was turning into desert, wasn’t it? I seem to remember riding a sand cruiser near the opening.

  • grevlinghore

    Sand is kinda unrelated to a Sonic Adventure 3, but that`s what I wish for anyway.

  • brian

    I guess the number in the URL (20130328) may be a hint too.

    • Dabwiso Mazumdar

      It’s the date (2013/03/28) on the site.

  • Lester Paredes

    Valkyria chronicles 4! Hell, I’ll take 3.
    Maybe Yakuza? I needed an excuse to actually play one, and if it’s on Vita, that’s all the excuse I need.
    Shenmue 3!

    • Tsunamori Nanashi

      Shenmue 3 already came out, it’s called Sleeping Dogs

      • Pombar

        Nah, it was called Yakuza. Then came Shenmue 4, 5, 6…

  • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

    I know it got an anime adaptation, but did Sands of Destruction do well? I was really excited about it because it looked like Xenogears.

    …But it sure didn’t play or tell a story like Xenogears.

  • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

    A sequel to Defenders of Oasis/Shaddam Crusader? I’d be all over that in a flash. Reckon there’s a 0.01% chance of that though

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    The Valkyria Project team (I forget their real studio name) has been quiet for quite a while now… but I’m not betting the farm on that just yet.

  • JustThisOne

    Ehh, I’m guessing it’s a new IP.

    But if I have to flail my arms wildly in excitement, I’ll guess that it’s a new Valkyria Game?

    Or perhaps Sega’s only publishing this one and the developer’s name isn’t slapped on there yet? Naah, they wouldn’t do that… probably.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Its not Sonic Adventure 3 why it be on the ps3 and vita only?, I’m going to guess its a new Comic Zone! It could be A new Wonderboy or Alex kidd. Or….. Skies of Arcadia 2 :O

    • I’m sooo ready for another Skies of Arcadia!

  • Zonic505

    This is one of those countdown/teaser sites where I just go “Well, I don’t have any ideas”, and just wait it out without getting any expectations up so I don’t end up disappointed. Granted, I AM interested to see what’ll be announced.

  • pimpalicious

    Only thing sand makes me think of for SEGA is Beyond Oasis.

  • Setsu Oh

    ….. they really think it works?

    going there, no franchise we know for sure is will be a success…..
    .sonic has a HISTORY of failed attempts
    .valkyria couldn t justify in numbers a console title so went portable. what is the next step? 3ds? mobile? ipad?what will be lost in the transition?
    .they killed street of rage indie and didnt make a new one…..

    what is there to expect from this company? what IP could possibly pump up the ones this kind of strategy targets???will there be another knights of light failed countdown pr stun(the last time i allowed myself to hope for something good and felt again betrayed and mocked)?

    • Raze


      But I can’t hold my urge to post this pic…

      • Isaac Newton

        LULZ he can’t handle the pressure.

        • Setsu Oh

          can t handle the dissappointment

      • Setsu Oh

        no, i m bitter

    • Pombar

      What was knights of light?

      • Setsu Oh

        4 knights of light or something.
        people went crazy with anticipation because of a pic with 4 characters on a dragon, each unveiled everyday. with the char design of fftactics.
        people were talking about more ivalice, or other games and when that lame ds game fugly like a ps1 one was revealed people went crazy with anger(in comments at least).
        that was the day i thought:

        we wont get fooled again!



  • Haseyo

    As much as I’d love it to be VC (second favorite series, only toppled by Monster Hunter), this sand really has nothing to do with the series at all. Guess we’ll have to wait and see.

  • KingRuff

    I came here thinking I would be the first to make a “Sands of Destruction HD” joke. I am dissapoint.

  • Kai2591

    You fools! That’s not sand! That’s Ragnite powder!

    *in denial*

  • Keyanf

    Obviously it’s a REAL Phantasy Star star 3 covering Motavia’s return to desert!

    …I wish.

  • eilegz

    a new shinning game

  • Hollowkoopa

    Sands of Destruction 2? i think this game was not popular enough to get a sequel.

    • Neophoton

      Can’t really imagine it getting a sequel when it got lukewarm reception.

    • neo_firenze

      “Sand” did make me think of this instantly. However, I agree that it’s probably pretty unlikely!

      That being said, Imageepoch did the original game and it does seem like it’s a bit of a mystery what they’re up to these days after Toki to Towa. So maaaaybe it’s plausible.

      At any rate, I think I probably enjoyed Sands of Destruction more than almost anybody. Yeah, the combat system was utterly broken once you leveled up your fast attacks, yet still strangely fun. The story was actually interesting, characters were excellent, and oh that awesome music. Hell, I’d go so far as to say it’s one of my favorite RPGs on a system chock full of quality choices. I fully understand I’m in the minority here though.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Imageepoch’s whereabouts does leave us the slight possibility. I mean, they did say they’re through with PSP after Sol Trigger. So… just maybe?

  • Phantasy Star 5? Shinning in the Darkness 2? Shinning Force 4? Golden Axe 4? Comix Zone 2? Outrun 3? Cosmic Carnage 2?! What is it?!

    • Solomon_Kano

      If it’s Comix Zone 2, I’ll do cartwheels all day.

      • ShawnOtakuSomething


        • Solomon_Kano

          Now there’s something we haven’t seen in a while.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I’ll place my bets on a new IP. Or maybe… DESERT SHINOBI!

    • JustThisOne

      I was secretly hoping it’d be the Shinobi games too, but I’m sure that’s just my inner Strider talking.

      • Solomon_Kano

        If Strider and Shinobi come back in the same week, I. Will. Cry. Manly tears. I will cry manly tears.

  • Shame it isn’t a Sands of Destruction follow-up. I liked that game!

  • Eilanzer

    Phantasy Star Ç_Ç

  • Francesco Damiani

    SEGA, stop fucking around and localize Yakuza 5 already.

  • Will Jay

    Something something Sands of Destruction something something

  • *praying* Valkyria Chronicles 4 Valkyria Chronicles 4 Valkyria Chronicles 4 Valkyria Chronicles 4 Valkyria Chronicles 4 Valkyria Chronicles 4 Valkyria Chronicles 4 Valkyria Chronicles 4 Valkyria Chronicles 4 (if not, Diva f sequel)

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