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.
October 8th, 2014
First 4 Figures have revealed a 22 inch high Dr. Robotnik statue. This statue marks First 4 Figures’ biggest statue yet and the price reflects this; a whopping $399.99. The reason for the increased size is Robotnik has been made “to scale” so he stands taller than First 4 Figures’ Sonic and Metal Sonic statues for instance. Check out the statue below. We love the look of classic Robotnik and that expression is excellent:
You can pre-order the Robotnik statue from First 4 Figures’ website. The statue is limited to 1000 pieces and will start shipping in quarter 2 2015.
October 8th, 2014
The brand new trailer for The Ghost Blade (now shortened to just Ghost Blade) that was teased a few weeks back is finally live and you can watch it below:
Ghost Blade is in development at Hucast and will launch on Dreamcast in 2015. You can pre-order it in 3 different editions from the Hucast store.
September 30th, 2014
In what has to be one of the most peculiar decisions regarding Sonic Boom, the CG animated series that ties in with the video games will air in Europe in Autumn 2015 despite the games based on the series being released in November of this year.
The Sonic Boom cartoon airs in North America and France later this year which ties in nicely to the releases of the Sonic Boom video games which act as prequels to the series. The closer release windows for both the series and games in these territories are obviously designed to compliment each other and boost sales of the game as well as interest in the show.
So how does SEGA Europe intend on promoting the Sonic Boom games in the rest of Europe now the cartoon as fallen to late next year? Only time will tell but we’d bet some serious cash that the games are not going to sell as well in this territory when compared to France and North America unless SEGA Europe are willing to put some money into a big marketing campaign.
[Source: The Sonic Stadium]
September 26th, 2014
Having a man scream, “HEEEEEROOOOOOOOO BANKUUUU” will never get old for me. Below is the new trailer to Hero Bank 2 and it features a load of new gameplay footage as well as colourful anime lunacy, a lot of shouting and a child being flushed down a toilet for good measure. This game has it all:
Hero Bank 2 is a turn based fighting game and will launch on 3DS on the 27th of November. It is currently Japan exclusive.
September 26th, 2014
Above you will see the cover art for the new SEGA 3D classics collection SEGA 3D Reprint Archives. The game will be exclusive to Japan and will include the 3D ports of Space Harrier, Fantasy Zone, Out Run, Ecco the Dolphin, Streets of Rage and Shinobi III that were released on the 3DS eShop.
What’s really interesting about the collection is the 2 new inclusions that are exclusive to the collection. Remastered ports of the Master System 3D versions of Space Harrier and Out Run will also be included. These games were originally released for SEGA’s 3-D Glasses peripheral that worked with the Master System. Only 8 games made use of the peripheral and this is the first time any of the games have received a port to another system.
More details on SEGA 3D Reprint Archives can be found at the game’s official website.
September 25th, 2014
A new Total War game has been announced and it’s called Total War: Attila.
Set in 395 AD, the game focuses on tribes fighting against the fading Roman Empire. As per usual the game is a real time strategy with turn-based elements and some features from past games like family trees and skill trees are returning. Check out the announcement trailer below:
Total War: Atilla launches on PC and Mac in February 2015.
September 24th, 2014
SEGA Japan are bundling together 6 of their 3D Classics and sticking them on a cartridge.
SEGA 3D Reprint Archives groups a selection of 3D Classics that SEGA previously released on the 3DS eShop and puts them in one, tidy package. The compilation will include Fantasy Zone, Space Harrier, Out Run, Streets of Rage, Shinobi III and Ecco the Dolphin.
SEGA 3D Reprint Archives is due for release on the 18th of December. It is currently Japan exclusive.
September 23rd, 2014
Pier Solar HD launches on the 30th of September for PC, PS3, PS4 and Ouya.
Originally released for Mega Drive in 2010, the game has been remastered with high definition graphics for modern consoles. A Dreamcast version is also due for release using the higher resolution graphics but a release date for that version as well as Xbox One and Wii U versions will be revealed next month.
Check out the launch trailer for Pier Solar HD below: