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Remember that Phantasy Star Online 2 anime that was announced a while back? It’s finally going to start airing soon and there’s a new trailer to watch below. Check it out:
Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation will start broadcasting on the 7th of January 2016 in Japan through Tohoku Broadcasting Company (TBC). The series seems to be centered around high school kids that play Phantasy Star Online 2 instead of being a story set inside the PSO2 universe.
A new trailer for the upcoming Yakuza remake, Yakuza Kiwami has gone live and it features loads of new action and some of the most bizarre Majima moments we’ve seen yet. You can get thoroughly creeped out by using the embed below:
Yakuza Kiwami launches in Japan on the 21st of January 2016. The game is available on both PS3 and PS4.
The first trailer for the new PS4 Valkyria game Valkyria: Azure Revolution has arrived and you can watch it below. In typical Japanese fashion there’s a sexy lady with impossible breasts in it:
Valkyria: Azure Revolution will launch for PS4 in Japan sometime in 2016. The PS4 Valkyria Chronicles Remaster also launches in Japan for PS4 on the 10th of February 2016. The box art has also been revealed and you can see that below:
The updated version of Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (called Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Ignition; quite the mouthful) is launching in Japan next month and there’s now a new TV spot showing off plenty of in-game action. Check it out below:
Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Ignition will feature 4 new playable characters and 6 new assist characters. Additional content comes in the form of new stage art and re-balancing for all playable characters. Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Ignition launches on December 17th for PS3, PS4 and PS Vita in Japan only.
In 1993 a man called Keith Bugeja was working a new platformer for the Amiga called Blaze. The game was to be published by Warp Software but development was stopped for unknown reasons. Well, I say, “unknown” but when you look at how close the action is to the original Sonic the Hedgehog, you’ll soon come to your own conclusions.
Check out Blaze in action via the embed below:
The only existing build of Blaze has now been dumped and is available to download from Bugeja’s personal blog.
The previously trademarked Valkyria of the Blue Revolution has been given its official announcement via the latest Weekly Famitsu. This new game in the Valkyria Chronicles franchise will be the first for PS4 and from the images in the scan above, it would appear to be a little more fantastical with a focus on melee weapons.
Also announced is a remaster of the original Valkyria Chronicles which will also come to PS4. This will likely be the same port of the game that was released on PC but rolled out for PS4 owners.
A new trailer for Neptunia vs. SEGA Hard Girls has gone live. This new trailer showcases lots of the game’s characters and gives you a good look at the game’s battle system. You can check it out via the embed below:
Neptunia vs. SEGA Hard Girls launches on the 26th of November for PS Vita in Japan. There is currently no word on a Western release.
Sega’s European marketing director Jon Rooke has confirmed that SEGA are, “exploring ways to re-release the original two Shenmue titles.”
This is by no means a confirmation that the re-releases are going to happen, but this public confirmation that the company are at least making an attempt to bring the games out of retirement is certainly a positive one.
Fingers crossed a new generation of gaming fans get to play the original two Shenmue titles before the third game drops on the projected release date of December 2017.
One of the more obscure sights in the arcades of the early nineties was a Sonic-themed popcorn dispenser called SEGASonic Popcorn Shop. While the machine obviously dispenses popcorn, it also featured a short mini-game to entertain the young’uns before the popcorn left the machine. The machine also features dipswitches to allow the ROM to run in different languages. I have definitely seen a machine in the UK when I was very young so I can confirm it was distributed into other markets.
The ROM of the machine is now available to play in the MAME emulator and you can see footage of the attract screen and the mini-game in the video below. Check out that rather dainty Robotnik!
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