Monday, January 11, 2016
SEGA CYCLONE prototype logo officially leaked!!!!!
The logo, now viewable for the first time on actual sites people are following, clearly has a familiar theme and familiar "Swirl". A SWIRL, remind anybody of anything?(*Wink)
Sega Nerds had first assumed back when the name was leaked last November, that it was both Arcade related and was likely only related to an old UK Arcade simulator called "Typhoon" however, this official Translated WIPO document debunked that and disputes any sort of Arcade related uses or suggestions of it Arcade themed at all.
This is clearly a prototype of some sorts for a Next Generation Video Game hybrid. This is certainly only its SDK, thus only one part of it. Hence the words "Development Kit".
Sega Games,Co,Ltd was formerly Sega Corporation,Inc. So anything hardware related filed under Sega Games,Co,Ltd should come as no surprise especially since SEGA Interactive,Co,Ltd has not yet been established or designated yet.
So wouldn't there been an Arcade counterpart to the hypothetical "Cyclone"? Yes of course they would, however, in 2010, SEGA renewed its "NAOMI" name for the first time in 5 years: https://trademarks.justia.com/754/84/naomi-75484292.html
So I'm inclined to believe, its Arcade cousin would likely be a new NAOMI themed board.