Sega Is Banking On RPG That’s All About The Benjamins

By Spencer . June 16, 2013 . 10:48pm

herobank3Sega is working on Hero Bank, an upcoming role playing game that has "money" as a keyword. The most popular spectacle in this world is a cyber sport called Hero Battle. Battlers download hero data that may come from a racer, baseball player or practically anyone and fight in a virtual arena.


Why would anyone jump into a Hero Battle? For money. Lots of money. Part of Hero Bank is fighting in one-on-one fights. The other part is managing the cash you win. Sega calls Hero Bank a battle life RPG and the ultimate goal isn’t to save the world – it’s to be a billionaire.


Hero Bank is scheduled to come out on December 19 in Japan.


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  • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

    H Jon Benjamin?

  • Solomon_Kano

    Interest almost piqued, but Sega isn’t very keen on localizing anything of late.

    • Out of curiosity and ignorance: Does that mean they used to be more keen on localisations?

      • Solomon_Kano

        Better than they are now, anyway. Not so long ago we got Valkria Chronicles 2 and a Yakuza game in the same year. Now we can’t even get PSO2, which is easily more high profile than both.

        • DuskSharkEX

          I hope we get Yakuza 5…

          • Solomon_Kano

            Me too, man. Me too.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      ??? I thought all of their games on 3DS did come here? Except for Puyo Puyo?(And of course Miku: Mirai?)

      • Solomon_Kano

        Ah. I haven’t paid attention to their 3DS output, so that may be the case. If so, then interest possibly returned.

        I meant their localizations on the whole though. How we got Project Diva before Yakuza 5, I will never know lol.

  • Muffum

    This concept really appeals to me for reasons I don’t even know. I’ll probably pick this up if Sega ever decides to localize it.

    (They never will.)

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    It seems Japan is having a great time with corporate Hero theme since Tiger and Bunny anime lol.

    This one actually looks kinda cool and it seems it is Sega answer to Level-5 monopoly of kid anime/game/merchandise IP’s.^_^

  • Göran Isacson

    Have to admit, this soudns very cynical for a cutesy looking 3DS game that looks like it’s aimed at a younger audience… and my interest in it is well and duly piqued.

  • Sergio Briceño

    My hype switch flipped for this one already.

  • James Beatty

    I haven’t seen any gameplay yet, but it seem to revolve around fighting, right? The art reminds me of the art from Sonic battle, maybe it’s a spiritual successor ?

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    2nd game for the Sega/Nintendo partner ship? I was a asking question….

    • Solomon_Kano

      That partnership was specifically related to Sonic games, I believe.

  • Spirit Macardi

    This game sounds a lot like C-Control.

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