Sega and Nier series creator Yoko Taro have officially announced their upcoming mobile game, 404 Game Re:set.
Teased earlier in the week, the mobile title reimagines classic Sega games as attractive women, who represent an evil version of Sega.
In a trailer for the game, a narrator refers to “a distorted world where Sega reigns at the top of the world and controls everything”.
He continues: “This is due to the power of the girls known as Cast, who were born when Sega gave its games an indentity. Players must get involved in the battle to restore the world that Sega continues to rule.”
404 Game Re:set – trailer
The video shows examples of some of the game’s ‘Cast’ characters, which are human interpretations of such Sega IPs as After Burner, Out Run, Virtua Cop and Virtua Fighter.
Yoko Taro, who serves as the game’s creative director, said: “It’s a game that features Sega’s IP, so I thought Sega should be in the game, but I didn’t think Sega would want to see a game that portrayed it well, so I portrayed it negatively.
“It’s a world that imagines that if things were to go well for Sega but then got out of control, it could end up like this.”
Sega has also launched a 404 Game Re:set Twitter account in which it’s also revealing some of the game’s lore.
In a tweet marked “sending resistance,” it states: “The Sega State is trying to deceive and control people. This account was opened to reveal the “truth”.
“I want to deliver the truth that Sega is hiding from the people to as many as possible. Please help spread the word. Let’s take back the original world from the Sega State.”
Players in Japan can pre-register for the game to receive gacha ‘gems’, and in an interview with Famitsu producer Gosuke Nakamura said there will be “many more” girls based on Sega titles, suggesting that players will be ‘collecting’ them.
It’s not yet known if the game will be released in the west.