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Upcoming SEGA Titles
EU/US Releases
- Judgment (PS4) 25/06/2019
- Streets of Rage 4 (TBA) TBA
- Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash! (PS4) 2019
- Tokyo 2020 Official Video Game (PS4, Switch) TBA
- Mega Drive Mini (Micro Console) 19/09/2019
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Switch) Q4 2019
- Project Sakura Wars (PS4) TBA
Japan-Only Releases
- Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash! (PS4) 2019
- Ryu Ga Gotoku 5 (PS4) 20/06/2019
- Tokyo 2020 Official Video Game (PS4, Switch) 24/07/2019
- Mega Drive Mini (Micro Console) 19/09/2019
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Switch) Q4 2019
- Project Sakura Wars (PS4) TBA


13 Minutes of In-Game Shenmue III Footage | Video Spotlight

June 12th, 2019

UPDATE 11:29
Even more in-game Shenmue III footage! This time it’s Ryo chopping wood:

UPDATE 09:00
More footage is also available on IGN Japan’s YouTube that showcases Ryo training and sparring. Check it out:

ORIGINAL STORY
We’ve seen plenty of in-engine cinematics and cut-scenes from Shenmue III, but until now we’ve never seen what the actual game plays like. IGN have now made 13 and a half minutes of in-game action available to watch and you can do so by clicking the embed below:

Well that certainly looks like Shenmue! Shenmue III launches for PC and PS4 on November 19th. The game is being published by Deep Silver under license from SEGA and will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store on PC.

Alien Isolation Port Heading to Switch Later in 2019

June 11th, 2019

During the wrap-up of Nintendo’s E3 Direct, casual mention of an Alien Isolation port to the Nintendo Switch was revealed.

While no in-game footage was shown, this port is due to release later in 2019 as a digital-only eShop title. Alien Isolation was originally developed by The Creative Assembly for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One and released in 2014 to critical acclaim. It will likely be the last Alien game developed by SEGA after they lost the rights to the franchise, which have now reverted back to 20th Century Fox and its video games division.

Click the below video to see the Alien Isolation reveal trailer:

First Screenshots of Mobile Title ‘Sonic at the Olympic Games’ Revealed

June 11th, 2019

Our first preview of the latest Sonic the Hedgehog mobile title has arrived in the form of 3 screenshots of Sonic at the Olympic Games. This mobile title is similar in scope to the Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games series, but minus the Mario. In the latest screens we get a look at the title screen, an in-game event and an over-world screen that showcases the Olympic village. Check it out:

Sonic at the Olympic Games will be coming to iOS and Android devices in Spring 2020.

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Releases November 2019

June 11th, 2019

A new Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 trailer has just dropped during the latest Nintendo Direct and it confirms a November 2019 release for the Switch exclusive. Click the embed below to see Sonic, Mario and a whole host of their friends competing in various disciplines that include surfing, skateboarding and sprinting:

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is the latest in the crossover sports series and the first for Nintendo Switch. It is being developed and published in house by SEGA.

Panzer Dragoon Remake Headed to Switch Winter 2019

June 11th, 2019

We’ve finally got our first look at the Panzer Dragoon remake by MegaPixel Studio S.A.! This new version of the game is a Nintendo Switch exclusive with publishing duties being done by Forever Entertainment under license from SEGA. Check it out in action below:

Panzer Dragoon is a classic on-rails shooter from SEGA originally released on the SEGA Saturn in 1995.

Shenmue III Collector’s Edition Coming to North America Through Limited Run Games

June 10th, 2019

Limited Run Games will be producing a collector’s edition version of Shenmue III for the North American market.

The contents include a copy of the game, a replica double-sided dragon/phoenix mirror, a sticker sheet, a selection of embroidered patches and a Shoji door light box desk lamp. Pre-orders will go live for this edition at a later date via Limited Run Games’ website.

Limited Run Games also ship worldwide so there is nothing stopping people outside North America from ordering this collector’s edition. We will update this story when we learn more about when pre-orders will go live to the public.

New Shenmue III Trailer Showcases English Voice Acting | Video Spotlight

June 10th, 2019

The PC Gaming Show has just concluded at this year’s E3 and with it comes a brand new Shenmue III trailer. Click the embed below to hear your first example of the English voice work in Shenmue III. It’s absolutely fantastic to finally hear Corey Marshall voicing Ryo Hazuki once again:

Shenmue III is the much anticipated follow-up to Dreamcast action RPG Shenmue II, and it releases on PC via the Epic Games Store and PS4 on November 19th 2019. It will not be published by SEGA, with Deep Silver taking over publishing duties under license from SEGA.

Mega Drive/Genesis Mini Hands-On Demo | Video Spotlight

June 10th, 2019

Thanks to Damian Mougakos from SEGA America, Erinplays and Geoff Keighley, we now have a look at what the SEGA Genesis Mini looks like in action. We get a look at the hardware itself, menus (complete with Streets of Rage sound effects!), sorting options, in-game performance and save state functionality. Check it out in the video below:

[Source: Gameslice]

Official English-Language Release of Phantasy Star Online 2 Coming to North America in Spring 2020 for Xbox One/PC

June 10th, 2019

I don’t think many of us were expecting any news of a Western release for Phantasy Star Online 2 in 2019, but 7 years after its original Japanese launch, an English language version of the game for North America is finally coming in Spring 2020 for Xbox One and PC.

Announced during the Xbox E3 Conference, the free-to-play MMORPG has been a Japan exclusive since launch with the only signs of an English language version coming with the launch of the South East Asian version. This will be the first officially sanctioned Western release of the game and the reveal trailer promised all content that is currently available in the Japanese version will make its way to this North American port.

This news is unfortunately bittersweet for European fans as SEGA Europe have stated that they have nothing to confirm regarding a release for that region at this time. Porting PSO2 to a European market is likely a more intensive task as it isn’t as simple as supporting the game in English. European games normally support English, French, German and Italian language options as standard so this is likely causing a delay for a European launch.

Fingers crossed European Phantasy Star fans don’t have to wait long for confirmation of the game in their region, but this is still the most promising PSO2 news for quite some time.

Phantasy Star Online 2 is free-to-play MMORPG that supports cooperative gameplay for up to 12 players. There is no level-cap, but the game supports micro-transactions.

New Crush 40 Compilation ‘Driving Through Forever’ Coming July 24th, Includes Bonus DVD | Merchandise

June 8th, 2019

A listing for a new Crush 40 compilation called Driving Through Forever – The Ultimate Crush 40 Collection is available to pre-order on CD Japan and Amazon Japan with a release date of July 24th 2019 and an RRP of ¥2,918.

While there is currently no complete track list, it’s easy to assume that this will be another compilation similar to The Best of Crush 40 – Super Sonic Songs. Amazon Japan confirms that Green Light Ride, Open Your Heart, Live & Learn and Sonic Heroes will be included with other songs to be confirmed later.

The description does include mention of a DVD that comes with the compilation. Again, there are currently no details as to what this will include at the time of writing. We will update this story as we learn more.

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