Yoko Taro’s 404 game Re:set reimagines Sega as an evil lord in a war with his own games
Nier series writer and director, Yoko Taro has officially revealed the new mobile game for iOS and Android that will be published under the name Sega, 404 Game Re:set. Set in an alternate reality where an evil version of Sega rose to the top of the business world and now rules the globe with an iron fist, players will take control of the old Sega games. dictionary has been reimagined as women.
“From infrastructure to entertainment, Sega reigns supreme in every area,” the 404 Game Re:set synopsis reads. “Cast has the ability to alter real space. By brainwashing and using Cast, Sega has rewritten the world in her favor.”
Only Sega’s hit classics, now with their own personalities and Cast powers, can salvage the situation and the original list includes cloned versions of Virtua Cop, After Burner, OutRun and Virtua Fighter. Creative director Yoko Taro added that he wanted Sega to be present in the game, but he didn’t think the company would want to be portrayed in a positive light, so the franchise turned to the dark side in 404 Game Re :set.
To promote the mobile title, Sega also created a 404 Re:set Twitter account to further reveal the game’s lore from a cosmic perspective. “Sega is trying to deceive and control people,” the account’s first tweet is read. “This account is open to reveal the truth. I want to expose the truth hidden by Sega to as many people as possible. Please help spread this information. Let’s get back the original world from Sega.”
An international release for 404 Game Re:set has yet to be announced, so for now, it looks to be a Japanese mobile exclusive. If you’re looking for something with Yoko Taro’s signature weirdness to fill that void in your life, you can check out his work. recent puppet show performed in collaboration with the rock band Amazarashi. The 15-minute video tells the story of Nier Automata herself and was released when Nier Automata cartoon has been interrupted.
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