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The '''Mega RPG Project''' was a 1994 marketing campaign put together by [[Sega]] which attempted to convince customers to remain focused on Sega video game consoles because great new RPGs were about to be released. This was most likely thought up because the [[Super Famicom]] was gaining a lot of ground thanks to several successful of [[fantasy]] games like ''[[The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past]]'', ''[[Final Fantasy IV]]'', ''[[Secret of Mana]]'', and many others. Sega indicated that ten RPGs would be made for the system in the near future and enlisted the help of developers like [[Falcom]], [[Ancient]], [[Nextech]], and others to make good on their promise. Each game would be labeled with the Mega RPG Logo and include a collectible metal badge. However, in the end, Sega only delivered on seven titles, and three of those were just remakes of older games. The advertisements never left Japan and US and European markets never saw the campaign.
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[[Image:Mega RPG Project - Logo.jpg|thumb|256x256px|Mega RPG Project logo.]]
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The '''Mega RPG Project''' (メガロープレプロジェクト) was a 1994 marketing campaign put together by [[Sega]] which attempted to convince customers to remain focused on Sega video game consoles because many great new RPGs were about to be released. This was most likely thought up because the [[Super Famicom]] was gaining a lot of ground thanks to several successful of [[fantasy]] games like ''[[The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past]]'', ''[[Final Fantasy IV]]'', ''[[Secret of Mana]]'', and many others. Sega enlisted the help of developers like [[Falcom]], [[Ancient]], [[Nextech]], and others to push out the new games. Each was labeled with the Mega RPG Logo and include a collectible metal pin. Ultimately, Sega oversold themselves and only delivered seven games, three of which were just remakes of older games. The marketing campaign wasn't used outside of Japan, and only three of the seven games were translated to other languages and published in other regions.
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
I didn't learn about this plan until 2020 when I watched a video reviewing one of the games from the series, ''[[Crusader of Centy]]'', which I thought looked really interesting. I played the game all the way through and found it interesting, but lacking. I tried another game from the series, ''[[Beyond Oasis]]'', and wasn't very intereest so I didn't have much interest in playing
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Because the marketing campaign wasn't used outside of Japan, and I played very few Sega games anyway, I didn't learn about this plan until 2020 when Gaming Historian reviewed the first game of the series, ''[[Crusader of Centy]]''. I thought the game looked really interesting, and played it thought, but was disappointed. I tried another game from the series, ''[[Beyond Oasis]]'', but didn't find it very good either.
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==Games==
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The following games are part of the Mega RPG Prjoect:
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! Released !! Title !! Platform || Languages
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| 1994-06-17 || ''[[Crusader of Centy]]'' || [[Genesis]] || Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish, Korean
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| 1994-07-22 || ''[[Shining Force CD]]'' || [[Sega CD]] || Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish
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| 1994-09-16 || ''[[Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu]]'' || [[Mega Drive]] || Japanese
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| 1994-11-11 || ''[[After Armageddon Gaiden: Majuu Toushouden Eclipse]]'' || [[Mega Drive CD]] || Japanese
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|-
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| 1994-12-09 || ''[[Beyond Oasis]]'' || [[Genesis]] || Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Korean
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| 1995-01-20 || ''[[Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu II]]'' || [[Mega Drive]] || Japanese
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| 1995-03-17 || ''[[Surging Aura]]'' || [[Mega Drive]] || Japanese
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|}
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==Media==
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===Documentation==
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<gallery>
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Mega RPG Project - Pin.jpg|The Mega RPG Project pin.
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</gallery>
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===Videos===
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{{#ev:youtube|kCgIZIasYnE|256|inline|Review - Gaming Historian.|frame}}
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==Links==
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* [https://segaretro.org/Mega_RPG_Project segaretro.org/Mega_RPG_Project] - Sega Retro.
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[[Category: Universe]]

Revision as of 13:15, 10 July 2020

Mega RPG Project logo.

The Mega RPG Project (メガロープレプロジェクト) was a 1994 marketing campaign put together by Sega which attempted to convince customers to remain focused on Sega video game consoles because many great new RPGs were about to be released. This was most likely thought up because the Super Famicom was gaining a lot of ground thanks to several successful of fantasy games like The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Final Fantasy IV, Secret of Mana, and many others. Sega enlisted the help of developers like Falcom, Ancient, Nextech, and others to push out the new games. Each was labeled with the Mega RPG Logo and include a collectible metal pin. Ultimately, Sega oversold themselves and only delivered seven games, three of which were just remakes of older games. The marketing campaign wasn't used outside of Japan, and only three of the seven games were translated to other languages and published in other regions.

Personal

Because the marketing campaign wasn't used outside of Japan, and I played very few Sega games anyway, I didn't learn about this plan until 2020 when Gaming Historian reviewed the first game of the series, Crusader of Centy. I thought the game looked really interesting, and played it thought, but was disappointed. I tried another game from the series, Beyond Oasis, but didn't find it very good either.

Games

The following games are part of the Mega RPG Prjoect:

Released Title Platform Languages
1994-06-17 Crusader of Centy Genesis Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish, Korean
1994-07-22 Shining Force CD Sega CD Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish
1994-09-16 Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu Mega Drive Japanese
1994-11-11 After Armageddon Gaiden: Majuu Toushouden Eclipse Mega Drive CD Japanese
1994-12-09 Beyond Oasis Genesis Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Korean
1995-01-20 Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu II Mega Drive Japanese
1995-03-17 Surging Aura Mega Drive Japanese

Media

=Documentation

Videos

Review - Gaming Historian.


Links