Sega R&D2 (2011-2015)

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Sega R&D2 (2011-2015)
Division of Sega
Founded: 2011
Defunct: 2015-04-01
Headquarters:
Japan
2011
2015-04-01

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R&D Dept. #2 (第二研究開発本部) was the second arcade division of Sega, succeeding Sega AM2, just with the Amusement (AM) moniker dropped. When Sega Interactive was founded in 2015, it was incorporated into the new company.

R&D2 continued many of AM2’s arcade projects, such as Sega Network Taisen Mahjong MJ, Border Break and Shining Force Cross (though did not continue the Virtua Fighter series), and continued its consumer efforts, working with Sega CS3[1] to develop consumer entries in the Project DIVA series. It also continued porting arcade games Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 up until 2013 with the release of Virtua Striker.

Its new development was to expand into the mobile video game market, beginning with established IPs such as Virtua Tennis Challenge. It later began creating properties specifically for mobile, with Squads: Saikyou no Kizuna, as well as Soul Reverse Zero, released after R&D2 became part of Sega Interactive.

R&D2 itself contained 2 development departments: Dept. 1 created arcade games such as Border Break and Shining Force Cross[2]; Dept. 2 is known to have handled console games such as Project DIVA[3].

Softography

RingEdge

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RingEdge 2

  • (2013)
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Nu

  • (2013)

Nu 1.1

  • (2016)

Xbox 360

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PlayStation 3

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PlayStation 4

  • (2015)

Xbox One

  • (2015)

Nintendo 3DS

  • (2012)
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PlayStation Vita

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PlayStation Now

  • (2015)
  • (2016)

Steam

  • (2015)

Android

  • (2012)
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  • (2015)

iOS

  • (2012)
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  • (2015)

List of staff

References

  1. @Mazin__ on Twitter (Wayback Machine: 2021-06-30 10:53)
  2. https://www.4gamer.net/games/361/G036113/20180412074/ (Wayback Machine: 2023-11-12 04:15)
  3. https://mantan-web.jp/article/20131130dog00m200038000c.html (Wayback Machine: 2019-05-18 19:39)


Timeline of Sega of Japan research and development divisions








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