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Upcoming SEGA Titles
EU/US Releases
- Yakuza Kiwami (PS4) Q2 2017
- Yakuza 6 (PS4) 2018
- Sonic Mania (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch) 15/08/2017
- Sonic Forces (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch) Q4 2017
- Valkyria Revolution (PS4, Xbox One, PS Vita) 27/06/2017
Japan-Only Releases
- Sonic Mania (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch) 15/08/2017
- Sonic Forces (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch) Q4 2017


E3 2017 Round-Up: Sonic Forces, Sonic Mania, Yakuza Kiwami & Yakuza 6

June 13th, 2017

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E3 2017 is here and it’s brought lots of new details regarding Sonic Forces, Sonic Mania, Yakuza Kiwami and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. First up we have a new trailer for Sonic Forces which shows us a little more gameplay of each of the 3 gameplay styles as well as the reveal of a new villain. The new villain looks like a Sonic-styled hedgehog but he has a glitchy look about him. His reveal is prefaced with the symbol for infinity which has many speculating the character is called Infinity or Infinite. Check out the trailer below:

IGN have also posted 7 minutes of direct feed Sonic Forces gameplay that showcases the PS4 Pro version of the game. Worth mentioning is the brief look at the avatar menu which sees the customer character wearing some rather snazzy Mega Drive-branded footwear. Sonic Forces launches on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch in Q4 2017. You can watch the new gameplay here:

Now we move onto Sonic Mania and more specifically the Nintendo Switch version. IGN have had some hands-on time with this version and shared 6 minutes of gameplay which features Act 2 of Green Hill Zone complete with a reveal of the stage’s boss. We also get another look at the Mirage Saloon stage. Sonic Mania launches on PC, Switch, PS4 and Xbox One on August 15th 2017. Take a look below:

Next up we have a new trailer of the PS4 Yakuza remake, Yakuza Kiwami. The game will release on August 29th 2017 and if you pre-order now you can secure a limited edition steelbook case. Check out the new trailer below:

Finally we have a new trailer for Yakuza 6 which also reveals the game’s subtitle, The Song of Life. The trailer reveals a portion of the game’s story which sees Kiryu discovering that Haruka has had a baby and Kiryu is trying to learn who the father is. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is due for release in early 2018 for PS4. You can watch the new trailer by clicking the embed below:

Bubsy and Accolade Return with Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back for PC and PS4

June 8th, 2017

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Okay so Bubsy is not a SEGA property but the original 2 games did appear on the Mega Drive and publisher Accolade are intrinsically connected with a big part of SEGA history (click here to read more), so we have to let you know that Accolade are back and they’re publishing a brand new Bubsy title called Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back. Yes, really.

Developed by Black Forest Games who are responsible for the rather good Giana: Twisted Dreams, Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back is clearing riffing on the first two Bubsy titles and offers a 2.5D aesthetic, a whole host of yarn-based gimmicks and a snarky attitude to boot.

Check out the announcement trailer by clicking below:

Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back will launch on PC and PS4 in Autumn 2017.

[Source: Gematsu]

Video Spotlight: Sonic Mania Chemical Plant Zone Trailer and New GHZ Boss Image

June 8th, 2017

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Another classic Sonic stage is making its way to Sonic Mania in the form of a remixed Chemical Plant Zone.

The new version of Chemical Plant Zone brings a whole host of new gimmicks with it. We’ve got mega-mack that can change colour which gives it different qualities like making it more springy, we’ve got sticky surfaces that you can launch yourself from and we’ve also got a new DNA-style transporter for launching Sonic/Tails/Knuckles onto higher paths.

Check out the trailer below to see the new stage in action:

We’ve also got a new image of a Green Hill Zone act 2 boss which you can view by clicking here (WARNING: SPOILERS). This image comes courtesy of tech site Venture Beat and they may have leaked this image early as the caption doesn’t match up with what it’s showing.

Sonic Mania launches on PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch on the 15th of August 2015.

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

Shenmue III Delayed to 2nd Half of 2018

June 8th, 2017

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The inevitable Shenmue III delay has arrived! Shenmue III will now release in the 2nd half of 2018.

It had previously been slated for a December 2017 release but as was previously revealed, Shenmue III was not scheduled for an appearance at this year’s E3 which put a 2017 release into doubt.

Yu Suzuki announced the delay himself in the latest Kickstarter update and has said, “By utilising new technologies, we have been able to discover new possibilities and expressions. In many ways, the game has become bigger and more beautiful than I initially expected. We do, however, need more time to deliver the game to you.”

Shenmue III will not be published by SEGA but instead by Sony. The game will eventually launch on PC and PS4.

[Source: IGN]

Review: SEGA Game Pack 4 in 1

June 6th, 2017

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SEGA Game Pack 4 in 1 is a 1992 Europe exclusive compilation title that was bundled with Game Gear consoles as a very obvious way for SEGA to show off the system’s superiority to Nintendo’s Game Boy. You are given four alternatives to some of the Game Boy’s biggest hitters, but they’re now powered by the Game Gear’s colour display.

Click here to read our full review of SEGA Game Pack 4 in 1 for the Game Gear.

Merchandise: Project Diva Soundtracks and DVDs Added

June 4th, 2017

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A few more additions to our Merchandise catalogue. See below for full details of the new additions:

Hatsune Miku -Project Diva F- Complete Collection added to the SEGA Music Index
Hatsune Miku -Project Diva X- Complete Collection added to the SEGA Music Index
– Hatsune Miku -Project Diva- 2nd Nonstop Mix Collection bonus DVD added to Home Video section
– Hatsune Miku -Project Diva Extend- Complete Collection bonus DVD added to Home Video section
– Hatsune Miku -Project Diva F- Complete Collection bonus blu-ray added to Home Video section
– Hatsune Miku -Project Diva X- Complete Collection bonus blu-ray added to Home Video section

Merchandise: More Magazine Scans Added

June 4th, 2017

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A selection of new SEGA-centric magazine scans have been added to the SEGA-Related Magazine Features section of our Merchandise catalogue. See below for a full list of additions:

– Mega Action has now been added complete with a cover scan and inside shot of the main feature of issue 2
– Mega Drive Advanced Gaming issue 9 has now been added complete with a cover scan and inside shot
– Cover scans and inside shots have been added for issues 62, 71, 91 and 117 of Retro Gamer

Review: Captain America: Super Soldier for Xbox 360

June 3rd, 2017

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To say SEGA’s time with the Marvel license was a bit underwhelming would be a bit of an understatement. Every title SEGA published with a Marvel property attached to it was either rushed, buggy or entirely misjudged. Of the five games (and their multiple ports) produced under SEGA, The Incredible Hulk is the only one that you could say was even remotely worth a look as the open world chaos that it brought certainly seemed to showcase that developer Edge of Reality understood what makes Hulk a great character and how they could transfer that to a video game.

Click here to read our full review of Captain America: Super Soldier on Xbox 360 complete with scans of the promo cover art and disc as well as screenshots.

Crazy Taxi Gazillionaire Now Available for Mobile Devices

June 1st, 2017

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SEGA’s new Crazy Taxi mobile title, Crazy Taxi Gazillionaire, is out now for iOS and Android mobile devices.

The Demiurge-developed title is a “clicker” game where you control a fleet of taxis in an attempt to make as much money as possible. Do you think the Crazy Taxi license is a good fit for this type of game? Let us know in the comments below.

In the meantime, why not watch the launch trailer?

In addition to this new title, the iOS and Android port of the original Crazy Taxi has now been updated to be free-to-play so if you’ve been tempted to try it, now you can except with ads in the menu transitions.

Review: The Golden Compass on Xbox 360

June 1st, 2017

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There’s something morbidly fascinating about SEGA’s late 2000s movie tie-in games. There’s so many of them and they’re all outsourced to little studios who were probably given an extremely tight deadline to work towards and the results are telling. Why on Earth SEGA commissioned a game based on 2007’s underperforming The Golden Compass (currently rocking a 43% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an opening weekend described by New Line Cinema as “a little disappointing”) is a mystery to me, but I imagine it’s probably down to being a family orientated movie with an insane amount of fantasy gimmicks that can be utilised for a video game.

Click here to read our full review complete with scans of the cover, instruction manual and disc as well as screenshots.

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