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No SEGA booth at E3 2015

Sega has confirmed that it will not have its own booth at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles next month.

“Over the next months, SEGA of America will be focusing on the restructure and relocation to Southern California, and we have decided to not attend E3 with our own booth this year,” a representative wrote in an email to Game Informer.

“With the majority of our bigger titles launching later in 2015/2016, particularly those from our AAA studios Relic Entertainment, Sports Interactive and Creative Assembly, we are concentrating our efforts for some of these major announcements after our relocation."

There won’t be an absolute absence of Sega games at E3 2015 however. The representative ended the email saying, “Instead, we will be collaborating with our various business partners for this year’s E3 show.” Sega is the parent company ATLUS, who has had an E3 booth the last few years, so there is one possibility. Some of Sega’s games have also shown up at PlayStation’s booth in the past as well. Sony afterall is helping to bring Yakuza 5 to the West.

This does not come as a surprised after earlier this year, Sega announced its restructuring and shift away from console to mobile and online PC games.

It is bad news for anybody like me who was hoping for a booth featuring Shenmue 3, Phantasy Star Online 2 (where’s that Western announcement?), Yakuza 5, Yakuza Isshin, a new Sonic the Hedgehog, Hatsune Miku Project DIVA and/or Jet Set Radio games.

Sega’s upcoming game releases include anime crossover fighter Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax, Tembo The Badass Elephant from Pokémon creator Game Freak, and the PC title Total War: Warhammer.