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SEGADriven is a SEGA fan-site that focusses on SEGA's console history, retro games and new software hitting the shelves soon. We want to share a love of great, quirky, clever and down-right fun games and SEGA have managed to provide this for over 2 decades. See below for the lastest news, features and updates to the site.


Upcoming SEGA Titles
EU/US Releases
- Hatsune Miku Project Mirai DX (3DS) 2015
- Total War: Attila (PC & Mac) 17/02/2015
- Yakuza 5 (PS3) 2015
- 3D Fantasy Zone (3DS) 2015
- 3D Fantasy Zone II (3DS) 2015
- 3D Outrun (3DS) 2015
- 3D Thunder Blade (3DS) 2015
Japan-Only Releases
- Ryu Ga Gotoku Zero (PS3 & PS4) 12/03/2015
- The World End Eclipse (PC, iOS, Android & PS Vita) 2015

Video Spotlight: Shay Deconstructs the Sonic Franchise

January 24th, 2015

I’d like to draw your attention to the latest episode of Shay Says. If you’re unfamiliar with the series then it’s a documentary-style video games show that deconstructs certain games of gaming franchises in a similar way to Egoraptor’s Sequelitis.

For the latest episode, Shay is taking a detailed look at the gameplay mechanics of the Sonic franchise (and when I say detailed, I mean detailed). 2 more episodes will follow that look at other aspects of the franchise.

While I wouldn’t normally recommend watching an almost feature length video about a games franchise, Shay has some incredibly interesting things to say about what works and what doesn’t regarding Sonic gameplay mechanics. He’s also one of the few people I’ve seen actively suggest alternative mechanics that might just improve the experience.

If you have the time then please take a look at the below video because it’s an extremely well made and unbiased look at what makes the Sonic franchise work so well and what doesn’t.

Merchandise: More Books Added

January 21st, 2015

We’re on a roll with these merchandise updates! Today’s update mainly focuses on books but we do have a new addition to the magazine section as well. Full details below:

Book Section Additions
- The Official Sonic the Hedgehog Yearbook (1991)
- The Official Sonic the Hedgehog Yearbook (1992)
- Solid Gold Guide No. 1: Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- Sonic the Hedgehog: Adventure Game Book 1
- Sonic the Hedgehog in Castle Robotnik
- Sonic the Hedgehog in the Fourth Dimension
- Sonic the Hedgehog in Robotnik’s Laboratory
- Sonic the Hedgehog and the Silicon Warriors
- Stay Sonic

Magazine Section Additions
- SEGA Magazine 13: January 1995

Direct links to both section are linked above, but you can also access the merchandise section via the link on our menu.

New Mega Drive Shmup in Development Called Anatarex

January 21st, 2015

A new Mega Drive game is in development!

Homebrew devs 1985 Alternativo are currently hard at work developing Antarex; a new shoot em up for the Mega Drive. Check out the latest gameplay trailer below:

Antarex currently has no release date. The game seems to have been in development for quite some time as a video featuring it went live in November 2013. We’ll keep you up-to-date regarding Antarex as we learn more.

[Source: SEGAShiro]

Rent-A-Hero English Language Patch Released

January 21st, 2015

The previously Japanese exclusive action RPG Rent-a-Hero is now available to play in English for the first time.

A team of dedicated ROM hackers have created an English language patch for the game from have been working off the previously released patch by Edison Translation Group which only partially translated the game.

You can download the complete patch via this link.

[Source: SEGAbits]

Merchandise: Graphic Novels Added

January 20th, 2015

Have you guessed I’m enjoying updating the merchandise section? Today’s update marks the grand opening of the final sub-section which is Comics and Graphic Novels. The following graphic novels are now featured:

- Sonic the Hedgehog Archives volumes 1 to 9
- Sonic Select volumes 1 and 2

Yes, it’s only a small update but you wouldn’t believe how time consuming scanning graphic novels can be. Go straight to the Comics and Graphic Novels section via this link or alternatively click the link to the merchandise section on our menu.

Merchandise: New Books Added

January 19th, 2015

Our merchandise section gets another update! This time we’ve decided to feature some SEGA-orientated books. The following books have now been added:

- The History of Sonic the Hedgehog (Special Edition)
- Push Start: The Art of Video Games
- SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works
- Sonic Generations: Bradygames Official Strategy Guide
- Sonic the Hedgehog: Adventure Game Book 2
- Sonic the Hedgehog: Joke Book
- Where’s Sonic?
- Where’s Sonic Now?

Click here to go straight to the books section of the merchandise catalogue or alternatively click the merchandise link under the Info section of our menu.

Hatsune Miku Project Mirai DX Release Dates Announced, May 29th in Europe

January 14th, 2015

The worldwide release dates for 3DS rhythm game Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX have finally been announced. The dates are listed below for each region:

North America: May 26th
Japan/Korea: May 28th
Europe: May 29th

Also revealed is the game’s North American box art which you can see below:

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX is an expanded version of Project Mirai 2 and was developed in collaboration with Good Smile Company who are famous for creating the nendoroid line of vocaloid figurines.

[Source: SEGAbits]

Video Spotlight: Hatsune Miku Project Mirai DX Trailer

January 14th, 2015

Today’s Nintendo Direct has delivered a new Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX trailer. Check it out below:

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX is an updated version of Project Mirai 2. It will be released worldwide on 3DS. There is currently no release date.

Total War: Warhammer Leaked by Art Book

January 14th, 2015

A new art book about the Total War franchise called The Art of Total War has accidentally leaked the existence of an upcoming Total War: Warhammer game.

It was previously announced that The Creative Assembly had signed to a deal to make Warhammer games in the wake of SEGA’s acquisition of Relic Entertainment, but this is the first time existence of a game has been revealed.

There is currently no comment from SEGA but it’s highly likely they will now make an official statement on the game following this leak.

[Source: Eurogamer]

Merchandise: New Additions and the Opening of the Home Video Section

January 13th, 2015

There are finally some new additions to our merchandise catalogue! Check out what we’ve added to the existing sections below:

- 2 Sonic Boom posters added to Artwork & Posters
- Japanese Sonic 20th anniversary statue added to Models & Figurines
- Sonic Boom and Project Diva F 2nd canvas bags added to Miscellaneous

We’ve also managed to finally open the home video section! This now includes the following items:

- Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog DVD boxset
- Existenz DVD (some interesting Dreamcast content on this!)
- SatAM DVD boxset
- Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie DVD
- Sonic Underground DVD boxset
- Sonic X promotional DVD
- All 4 volumes of the UK Sonic X DVDs

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