Battle Arena Toshinden URA

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Battle Arena Toshinden URA
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Sega (US, Europe), Takara (Japan)
Developer:
Original system(s): PlayStation
Publisher(s) of original games: Takara
Developer(s) of original games: Tamsoft
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (17 tracks)
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 (5,974)5,800e[3] T-10305G
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
US
81054
ESRB: Teen
Sega Saturn
EU
MK81054-50
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
MK81054-50
USK: 16
Sega Saturn
PT
STJSE0495
Sega Saturn
UK
£39.9939.99[5] MK81054-50
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
239zł239
Sega Saturn
AU
FTOS01SSC
OFLC: M15

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Battle Arena Toshinden URA, called Toshinden URA (闘神伝URA) in Japan, is an entry in Takara's Battle Arena Toshinden series of fighting games released in 1996 for the Sega Saturn. It is a somewhat enhanced port of Battle Arena Toshinden 2 and serves as a sequel to Battle Arena Toshinden Remix. It is the second and final Battle Arena Toshinden game to appear on a Sega system.

Gameplay

Four characters were removed from the PlayStation game; Gaia, Chaos, Uranus, and Master. Four exclusive characters are added in their place; Ripper, Ronron, Replicant, and Wolf. Gameplay was altered, making the game feel somewhat different. There are also new arenas, a new story, and a different CG intro.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Battle Arena Toshinden URA Battle Arena Toshinden URA
English (US) Battle Arena Toshinden URA Battle Arena Toshinden URA
Japanese 闘神伝URA Toshinden URA

Comparisons

Main article: Battle Arena Toshinden URA/Comparisons.

Production credits

  • Character voice: Masaaki Ookura, Ryoutaro Okiayu, Yumi Touma, Yukimasa Kisino, Kaneto Shiozawa, Yoko Teppouzuka, Megumi Ogata, Hisao Egawa, Miyako Endoh, Hikaru Midorikawa, Hideo Ishikawa
  • Newcharacter Design and Official Illustrator: Tsukasa Kotobuki
Takara and Tamsoft Staff
  • Story Plot: Choji Yoshikawa
  • Executive Producer: Hirohisa Satoh
  • Producer: Takayuki Nakano
  • Director: Norihiro Hayasaka
  • Marketing Staff: Toshihiro Morioka, Hiroshi Takekawa, Katsuya Torihama
  • Sound: Yasuhiro Nakano, Fumio Tanabe, Akihi Motoyama, Luna Umegaki
  • Special thanks to: Masahiro Morikawa, Tatsuya Hocho, Shunichi Ohkusa, Takeshi Ikenoue, Akihiko Kimura, Naoyuki Takada, Takeshi Ikenoue, Akihiko Kimura, Naoyuki Takada, S.H, Mitsunori Shoji, Hirofumi Kasakawa, Humihiko Ozawa, Satoshi Kumata, Tatsuya Yaura, Tetsuya Iida, Mutsumi Nakamura, Pole To Win
  • Artwork Design: Craft
Nextech Xax Entertainment and Media Entertainment Staff
  • Producer: Katuji Aoyama
  • Director: Yoshitaka Maki
  • Program Director: Yukihiko Tani
  • Program: Kazunori Ueno, Hirokazu Iwatsuki, Hiroyuki Ogasawara, Eiki Aizawa, Koh Aoki, Katsuaki Itoh
  • Art Director: Yasuhiro Suzuki
  • Character Modeling: Hisashi Kaneko, Hideyuki Kikuchi
  • Game Arrange and New Character Motion Design: Masayuki Hiramatsu, Tomoko Onodera
  • New Character Motion Data: Yoshihisa Shimizu, Masahiro Satoh, Naomi Anzai
  • Background and 2D-Graphic Design: Kazushige Nagai, Atsushi Suzuki, Shiho Okumura, Kazuhiro Nagata, Takaki Iwata, Mitsuo Terao
  • CG Movie: Junichi Ohta
  • Openning CG Movie Bgm: Kohji Hayama
  • Sound: Studio Cliche, Humito Tamayama, Naohumi Turuyama
  • Special thanks to: Toshio Toyoda, Manabu Takahashi, Kenichi Okamoto, Shingo Inaba, Yukito Misumi, Munemoto Matsushima, Kouichi Matsuda, Cosmo Studio, And All Staff


Thank You For Playing
Source:
In-game credits
BattleArenaToshindenURA Saturn JP SSEnding.pdf
[7]


Magazine articles

Main article: Battle Arena Toshinden URA/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-16: "1996-16 (1996-09-27)" (1996-09-13)
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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-17: "1996-17 (1996-10-11)" (1996-09-27)
also published in:

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Consoles + (FR) PAL
80
[9]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
46
[10]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
55
[11]
Fun Generation (DE) NTSC-J
60
[12]
Gambler (PL)
38
[13]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
35
[14]
Intelligent Gamer (US) NTSC-U
42
[15]
Joypad (FR) NTSC-J
40
[16]
MAN!AC (DE) NTSC-J
83
[17]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
88
[18]
Mega Fun (DE) NTSC-J
58
[19]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
62
[20]
Next Generation (US) NTSC-U
0
[21]
Player One (FR)
77
[22]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
58
[23]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
60
[24]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
53
[25]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
65
[26]
Strana Igr (RU)
67
[27]
Total Saturn (UK) PAL
45
[28]
Ultra Game Players (US)
47
[29]
Sega Saturn
55
Based on
21 reviews

Battle Arena Toshinden URA

Saturn, JP
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Cover
BattleArenaToshindenURA Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
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Disc
BATU Saturn JP Manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, US
BATU Saturn US Box Back.jpgBATU Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Batura sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
BATU Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
BATU Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, PT
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Cover
BATU Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, AU
BATU Saturn AU cover.jpg
Cover
BATU Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
474,132,624 CD-ROM (EU) MK81054-50 V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
473,977,392 1996-08-19 CD-ROM (JP) T-10305G V1.000
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
474,132,624 CD-ROM (US) 81054 V1.000

Track list

1. Data track  
2. Ronron's Theme (1:59) 
3. Eiji's Theme (2:03) 
4. Vermillion's Theme (2:04) 
5. Kayin's Theme (2:05) 
6. Sho's Theme (2:14) 
7. Mondo's Theme (2:03) 
8. Fo Fai's Theme (2:04) 
9. Sofia's Theme - Take 1 (2:06) 
10. Rungo's Theme (2:07) 
11. Duke's Theme (2:05) 
12. Ripper's Theme (2:11) 
13. Wolf's Theme (2:08) 
14. Ellis' Theme (2:12) 
15. Sofia's Theme - Take 2 (2:06) 
16. Tracy's Theme (2:10) 
17. Replicant's Theme (2:08) 
18. Staff Roll (3:14) 
Running time: 36:59

References

  1. File:BATU Saturn JP Box Back.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/fb/segahard/ss/soft_licensee2.html (Wayback Machine: 2019-10-02 10:31)
  3. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1996-16 (1996-09-27)" (JP; 1996-09-13), page 127
  4. http://sega-saturn.com/software.htm (Wayback Machine: 1996-12-15 06:01)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 http://www.sega-europe.com/SATURNL.HTML (Wayback Machine: 1997-07-15 06:26)
  6. Computer & Video Games, "February 1997" (UK; 1997-01-10), page 57
  7. File:BattleArenaToshindenURA_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf
  8. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1996-18 (1996-10-25)" (JP; 1996-10-11), page 115
  9. Consoles +, "Janvier 1997" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 140
  10. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "January 1997" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 61
  11. Famitsu, "1996-10-04" (JP; 1996-09-20), page 1
  12. Fun Generation, "12/96" (DE; 1996-11-13), page 89
  13. Gambler, "7/1997" (PL; 1997-xx-xx), page 1
  14. GamePro, "January 1997" (US; 1997-xx-xx), page 116
  15. Intelligent Gamer, "December 1996" (US; 1996-1x-xx), page 82
  16. Joypad, "Décembre 1996" (FR; 1996-xx-xx), page 88
  17. MAN!AC, "12/96" (DE; 1996-11-13), page 37
  18. Mega Force, "Janvier/Février 1997" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 58
  19. Mega Fun, "12/96" (DE; 1996-11-20), page 87
  20. Mean Machines Sega, "February 1997" (UK; 1997-01-xx), page 82
  21. Next Generation, "March 1997" (US; 1997-02-11), page 94
  22. Player One, "Janvier 1997" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 108
  23. Sega Power, "March 1997" (UK; 1997-02-12), page 48
  24. Sega Saturn Magazine, "February 1997" (UK; 1997-01-16), page 64
  25. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1996-16 (1996-09-27)" (JP; 1996-09-13), page 247
  26. Sega Saturn Magazine, "Readers rating final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 15
  27. Strana Igr, "Fevral 1997" (RU; 1997-xx-xx), page 77
  28. Total Saturn, "Volume One Issue Six" (UK; 1997-02-28), page 31
  29. Ultra Game Players, "February 1997" (US; 1997-01-28), page 81


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