The game centers on a sort of meta-narrative where the world has been completely dominated by SEGA, and upon meeting a mysterious entity, the player realizes the truth of the world, and it’s up to them to battle against SEGA to restore the world. Rather than using SEGA’s most recent characters, the game features a cast of some of Sega’s most iconic titles including Outrun, After Burner, Virtua Fighter, and Virtua Cop, with these games being represented as cute anime girls.
The game features character design by Yuugen (ゆーげん) a light novel illustrator who worked on The Legend of Rebuilding World by Realist Demon King, Cross X Regalia, Life Alive!, Outbreak Company, and more.
▍404 Game Reset Game Showcase
▍404 Game Reset Characters
The game features you commanding a squad of sega’s most iconic video game series as 3D characters, each fully voiced by famous anime voice actors. There were other game series introduced in the showcase, including Crazy Taxi, but didn’t have full character art shown.
Characters can also have alternate versions called Cathode and Anode, referencing the cathode ray tubes used to give color to old CRT displays and arcade machines.
■ After Burner – CV: Akari Kitou
■ Virtua Fighter – CV: Fairouz Ai
■ Virtua Cop – CV: Aoi Yuuki
■ Outrun – V: Ai Kakuma
▍ 404 Game Reset Pre-Registration Campaign
The game is currently holding a pre-registration campaign with rewards that scale as the pre-registration count increases. at 300,000 pre-registrations, the game will hand out 1,500 Gems, which will equate to a free 10x pull when the game launches.
▍About 404 Game Reset
404 Game Reset is a mobile gacha game where players take back the world from the clutches of the mega-corporation SEGA, which has since dominated the entire world from its infrastructure, to entertainment. Here you’ll be freeing the game franchises under SEGA from its clutches, and begin to take the world back bit by bit, restoring it to its original form.
While very little was shown of actual gameplay, we got to see some of the game’s features including its character screen which shows the model of Virtua fighter the functions of leveling up, and grade up which will likely raise that unit’s rarity. The game seems to be a tower defense with multiple waves, and skills you can activate by tapping on the character’s portrait on the right.