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Sega details March gaming event

Virtua Fighter 5 tournament, Yakuza 3 stage and more


Sega shared today final event details for its Yappa Asobinasai 09 gaming event. The event was first announced in November of last year.

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As previously detailed, this second Asobinasai event (the first was held in 2007) will be held on March 14 and March 15 at the Tokyo Fashion Town Building (TFT Building) in Odaiba. Admission is free. Full details can be found at the special site Sega opened up today.

Attendees will be able to sample or view video footage of a variety of Sega titles. On the console side, Yakuza 3, Sonic World Adventure, Sonic and the Black Knight, and Project Diva will be shown. Arcade titles include Block People, Network Taisen Quiz Answer X Answer 2, UFO Catcher 8, Virtua Fighter 5 R, Saikyou Saisoku Battle Racer, and the latest Mushi King and Dinosaur King titles. It's unclear which of these will be playable and which will be video-only.

Outside of the playable kiosks, Sega will be holding stage events and tournaments for major games. Virtua Fighter 5 R will see the final round of its Kakutou Shinseiki V national tournament. Answer X Answer 2, Sangokushi Taisen, and Dinosaur King will also see tournaments. Project Diva and Yakuza 3 will see special stage events.

The events will be held on different days, so those interested in attending should check the official site for a precise schedule.

Sega will be providing some free goods to those who attend the event and play the games. All attendees will receive a Sega lighted "flash" pen. Details on the game-specific items have yet to be announced.

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