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Upcoming SEGA Titles
EU/US Releases
- Total War: Three Kingdoms (PC) 07/03/2019
- Team Sonic Racing (Switch, PC, Xbox One & PS4) 21/05/2019
- Judgment (PS4) 25/06/2019
- Streets of Rage 4 (TBA) TBA
- Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash! (PS4) 2019
Japan-Only Releases
- Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash! (PS4) 2019
- Team Sonic Racing (Switch, PC, Xbox One & PS4) 21/05/2019
- Ryu Ga Gotoku 5 (PS4) 20/06/2019


Box of STI Floppy Disks Contain Unreleased Mega Drive Game, Sonic 2 Development Documents and Other Rarities

April 20th, 2019

A collection of floppy disks previously owned by SEGA Technical Institute employee Tom Payne has ended up in the hands of Jason Moorhouse, a California-based retro game shop owner. With the help of Frank Cifaldi of the Video Game History Foundation, Bob Morgan and Jessie Perez, these disks have been dumped and converted into a readable format and some incredible discoveries have been made.

The most interesting of the bunch is an unreleased Mega Drive game called Spinny & Spike vs the Nightmare King. The game is not in a playable state, but various art assets have been ripped and a selection of them are viewable here:

Also included are a huge selection of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 development documents. A lot of these documents are previously released concepts by Yasushi Yamaguchi, but there are some new discoveries in here and we’ve included a selection below.

If you want to read the full story on the origins of the box of floppies and exactly what is contained on each disk then click here to go to the Megabits blog and have a look around. There is some truly fascinating stuff here.

New Additions to Music Section | Merchandise

April 19th, 2019

A fresh selection of music releases have now been added to the Music Index in our Merchandise section. See below for the full list of additions. Click the links to be taken straight to each entry:

History of Sonic Music: 20th Anniversary Edition
Crush 40 – Live!
Lost and Found: Shadow the Hedgehog Vocal Trax
MadWorld: Official Soundtrack
Pier Solar and the Great Architects: The Definitive Original Soundtrack

Thunder Force IV Vinyl by Data Discs Now Added to Music Section | Merchandise

April 18th, 2019

An extensive article on the Thunder Force IV triple LP by Data Discs has now been added to our Music Catalogue in the Merchandise section. It features information about the release, a complete track listing and high quality images of the sleeve, inserts and the records themselves.

Click here to go directly to the page on the Thunder Force IV triple LP from Data Discs.

More Titles Announced for the Mega Drive Mini, including World of Illusion and Streets of Rage 2

April 18th, 2019

A fresh batch of games have been announced for the Mega Drive Mini. As with the first set, the titles vary by region, but there’s some surprising picks for both regions – namely in the form of the Disney Mickey Mouse titles! The announcement also confirms the previously mooted “one game per series” policy only applies to the Japanese version of the mini console, as Sonic 2 has been confirmed for the Western edition now.

The new batch for the Western Mega Drive/Genesis Mini is:

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Earthworm Jim
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
  • World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
  • Shinobi III – Return of the Ninja Master
  • Thunder Force III
  • Super Fantasy Zone
  • Contra Hard Corps/Probotector
  • Landstalker

The new batch for the Japanese version is after the jump:

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Gley Lancer Goes Back into Print for the First Time in 27 Years

April 13th, 2019

Legendary side-scrolling shoot-em-up Advanced Busterhawk Gley Lancer is getting a reprint 27 years after its initial release for the Mega Drive. This new run will release on the 6th of June 2019 and pre-orders can be placed on Amazon Japan right now. It’s not a cheap item though. Pre-orders are priced at 11,966 yen which currently converts to around £81.70 in British sterling. Regardless, this is still substantially cheaper than the current resale value of an original print copy.

This new print is not officially sanctioned by SEGA and comes courtesy of the people at Columbus Circle, who previously released Rhythm Land for the Mega Drive in February.

[Source: Siliconera]

Yakuza Kiwami 2 Hits PC on May 9th

April 12th, 2019

The Dragon of Dojima’s latest outing, Yakuza Kiwami 2, is coming to PC on May 9th.

The game is a remake of the original Yakuza 2, redone in Yakuza 6’s Dragon Engine. The move to PC means unlocked framerates and 4K resolutions, a considerable leap over the console version.

Pre-ordering the PC version nets you the Clan Creator Bundle, with rare leader cards and exclusive weapons, outfits and bonus items.

It’s great to see the Yakuza series continue to make it’s mark on PC, and there’s not long to wait either. The game is £24.99 on Steam.

Exclusive Video Report from SEGA Fes 2019 | Video Spotlight

April 11th, 2019

We have a very special something for you today! Thanks to our good friend Dr. Scottnik from Nintendo Lounge, you can now get an exclusive look at what went down on the show floor at SEGA Fes 2019. The event ran from March 30th to the 31st 2019 in Tokyo and was quite a historical moment for every SEGA division worldwide as every game announcement at the event was revealed to be releasing worldwide and not just in Japan.

Take a look at Dr. Scottnik’s video below to see exactly what was available on the show floor and soak in a bit of the SEGA love that includes a legendary performance from Segata Sanshiro himself!

SEGA at EGX Rezzed 2019 | YouTube Channel

April 7th, 2019

EGX Rezzed returned to the Tobacco Docks in London on the 4th to the 6th of April 2019, and as SEGA were an official partner at the event, we went along to see what SEGA stuff we could discover. Watch the video below to see what we found:

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SEGASonic Bros Mod for Mega Drive | YouTube Channel

April 1st, 2019

SEGASonic Bros is a cancelled arcade puzzle game from the creator of Puzzle Bobble that was recently discovered and dumped for preservation. Thanks to some spectacular modding by Dustin O’Dell, the game is now playable on the Mega Drive! We take a look at this version in our latest video:

Want to play the game yourself? Simply download the ROM from Dustin himself by clicking here.

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6 New SEGA Ages Titles Coming to Switch

March 30th, 2019

A fresh batch of SEGA Ages titles have been revealed for Nintendo Switch at SEGA Fes. There’s a heavy focus on SEGA’s arcade history with these announcements – 5 of the 6 titles are all arcade ports.

The revealed games are:

– Shinobi (arcade)
– Puzzle & Action Ichidant-R (arcade)
– G-LOC Air Battle (arcade)
– Herzog Zwei (Mega Drive)
– Fantasy Zone (arcade)
– Wonder Boy in Monster Land (arcade)

Herzog Zwei is an interesting inclusion as it marks another instance of SEGA drawing on Technosoft’s library of games, which SEGA acquired in 2016.

There is currently no word on release dates for any of these titles. We are still expecting SEGA Ages ports of Sonic 2, Puyo Puyo 2, Virtua Racing, Thunder Force AC, Columns 2 and Space Harrier. These will likely release before the newly announced titles.

[Source: SEGAbits]

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