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Upcoming SEGA Titles
EU/US Releases
- Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice (3DS) 30/09/2016
- Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III (PC) TBA
- Yakuza 0 (PS4) 2017
- 7th Dragon III Code: VFD (3DS) Q4 2016
Japan-Only Releases
- Ryu Ga Gotoku 6 (PS4) 08/12/2016
- Valkyria: Azure Revolution (PS4 & PS Vita) 19/01/2017


The SEGADriven Newsletter: Coming Soon!

September 25th, 2016

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Next month we’re planning to publish the first SEGADriven Newsletter; a SEGA-themed publication that will summarise the month’s recent news and feature reviews, interviews and contributions from the SEGA community. It will be available as a digital PDF download that you can also print and staple together so you can own a physical copy as well.

We want to get the SEGA community involved in the content of the SEGADriven Newsletter and that’s why we’re accepting contributions from anyone. If you would like to write a feature or review for the first SEGADriven Newsletter then you can send us your pitches to segadriven[at]live.com and we’ll collate our favourites and feature them in the newsletter.

We’re also selling ad space so if you’d like to feature anything game-related in the newsletter then please contact us at segadriven[at]live.com to ask about buying ad space. Ad space prices are listed below:

– Half page advertisement = £2
– Full page advertisement = £5

The following video explains the idea of the newsletter and further explains the content and how you can contribute:

Review: Die Hard Trilogy for SEGA Saturn

September 25th, 2016

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In today’s review we take a look at Fox Interactive’s Die Hard Trilogy compilation. Can Probe Entertainment port the Playstation classic to the Saturn and retain its intensive particle effects, multitude of character models and overall detail? Read our full review to find out what we thought of their efforts.

Click here to read the full review of Die Hard Trilogy on SEGA Saturn. This review can also be accessed from the SEGA Saturn section of our First Party Reviews section.

Video Spotlight: SAGE 2016 Featured Games Trailer

September 25th, 2016

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The Sonic Amateur Games Expo is right around the corner and the organisers have put together a brand new trailer that showcases some of the many games that will be featured at this event. Check it out below:

SAGE 2016 starts on October the 15th and finishes on October 22nd. Make sure to bookmark the official website so you don’t miss any of the action.

Watermelon Games Release New Mega Drive Shooter Papi Commando

September 24th, 2016

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Watermelon Games have surprise-announced a new Mega Drive title called Papi Commando. Developed by Studio Vetea, the top-down shooter is reminiscent of games like Mercs and Ikari Warriors and is available to purchase right now by clicking this link.

At the time of writing, the limited edition boxed version has sold out, but the raw version which contains the cartridge, instruction manual and a paper insert for a clamshell case is still available to buy for only $29 before post and packaging. Another run of the game in a box is available for pre-order but it won’t ship until the 1st of January 2017.

Click here to be taken to the Papi Commando entry on Watermelon Games’ Magical Game Factory.

Deep Silver to the Rescue! 7th Dragon III Code: VFD is Coming to Europe This Winter

September 13th, 2016

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SEGA Europe are collaborating with Deep Silver to finally bring 7th Dragon III Code: VFD to Europe. The previously Japan exclusive RPG has featured legendary SEGA talent at its helm with Rieko Kodama (Alex Kidd, Phantasy Star) producing and Yuzo Koshiro (Sonic 8 bit, Streets of Rage) composing the soundtracks. This will be the first time the franchise as made its way to Europe. Check out the E3 trailer for the 3DS game below as well as confirmation of its release date:

Thanks to @Tracker_TD for the heads up.

SEGA Europe Offloading Spare Sonic Hats with Sonic Boom Fire & Ice Pre-Orders

September 13th, 2016

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Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice is almost upon us and SEGA Europe are offering a pre-order incentive to those who want one of those Sonic hats that they give away at every games event they appear at.

If you pre-order Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice from the Nintendo store you can get a free Sonic hat with your game, and all for £34.99. The hats are also available separately for £9.99. Not exactly as lavish as that Sonic Mania Collector’s Edition, eh?

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice launches in the UK on the 30th of September 2016.

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

Sonic Mania Collector’s Edition Available Now… For North America

September 13th, 2016

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Those lucky North Americans are getting a limited Collector’s Edition of Sonic Mania which includes a massive box with new classic-style artwork, a 12″ statue, a metallic card with the download key on it and a replica Mega Drive cartridge that’s been cast with a gold ring on it.

If you’re lucky enough to live in North America or want to pay a big postage and packing fee, you can order the Collector’s Edition from the official Sonic Mania hub by clicking here.

BE WARNED: the Collector’s Edition plus shipping to the UK as well as import fees will set you back a whopping $107.35 which currently works out at £81.32 and that’s only if you don’t get a customs charge on top. Also, Xbox One and PS4 download keys are region exclusive so you’ll have to go for a PC version to make sure you can actually play the game.

Merchandise: New Records Added

September 10th, 2016

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We’ve added 4 new records to our music catalogue in the merchandise section of the website. See below for full details on the latest additions:

– The Data Discs release of the Streets of Rage 2 soundtrack has been added
– The Data Discs release of the Out Run soundtrack has been added
– The Data Discs release of the Golden Axe and Golden Axe II soundtracks has been added
– The Tommy Boy Silver Label Space Channel 5: Mexican Flyer remix LP has been added

Click each link to go to each release’s respective entry or click here to go to the SEGA Music Index to browse all entries.

Fan Scene: SAGE 2016 Announced, Submissions Now Open

September 2nd, 2016

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The Sonic Amateur Games Expo is returning after 2 years away. The 2016 edition will run from October 15th to October 22nd 2016. If you’re a Sonic fan game developer or just an independent game developer altogether, then you can submit your entries to sageentry@gmail.com, but you must include the following:

– A title/logo to display for it’s respective game, PNG format, at least 500 x 500.
– A description of what your game submission is all about, including any links to soundtracks, websites, game credits, or miscellaneous information about your entry.
– A zip file containing your game.
– All game entries must be submitted by October 7th. If your game will not be finished before that time, it will not be featured in the event.
– ROM Hacks are allowed, given they significantly change something about the games they are based on.
– Your submission must be a complete demonstration or full release of your game project.
– If you have multiple game projects to submit, please follow the submission guidelines for each project.
– If you have an engine to demonstrate, it will be put under a different category differing from regular game submissions. Engines must follow the same guidelines as stated above.

A complete list of details regarding entries for both games and streams is available from Sonic Retro.

Valkyria: Azure Revolution Releases 19/1/2017, PS Vita Version Revealed

August 26th, 2016

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The latest title in the Valkyria Chronicles franchise Valkyria: Azure Revolution finally has a release date. The title will launch on 19/1/2017 in Japan and that’s not all; a PS Vita version has been revealed alongside its PS4 brethren.

Day one editions will contain a download code for an additional scenario called Judgment Chapter: Vanargand Formation and TGS attendees can also get a download code for the Battle Demo Ver. 2.0 which will also be playable at the event.

Both versions will launch on the same day. You can check out the release date reveal in the teaser trailer below:

[Source: NeoGAF]

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