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Upcoming SEGA Titles
EU/US Releases
- Streets of Rage 4 (TBA) TBA
- Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash! (PS4) 2019
- Tokyo 2020 Official Video Game (PS4, Switch) TBA
- Mega Drive Mini (Micro Console) 19/09/2019
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Switch) Q4 2019
- Project Sakura Wars (PS4) TBA
- Hatsune Miku Project DIVA: MegaMix (Switch) 2020
Japan-Only Releases
- Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash! (PS4) 2019
- Tokyo 2020 Official Video Game (PS4, Switch) 24/07/2019
- Mega Drive Mini (Micro Console) 19/09/2019
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Switch) Q4 2019
- Hatsune Miku Project DIVA: Mega39s (Switch) 2020
- Shin Sakura Wars (PS4) 12/12/2019


3 Virtual-On Games Coming to PS4 as Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Masterpiece 1995-2001

September 13th, 2019

A new Japan-only compilation of early Virtual-On titles is coming to PS4 on November 27th 2019 as Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Masterpiece 1995-2001. This collection will be a download-only affair and include the following titles:

– Cyber Troopers Virtual-On
– Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram
– Toaru Majutsu no Virtual-On

SEGA Japan are working with TANITA to bring this collection to PS4 alongside a new twin-stick controller for Virtual-On purists. This twin-stick controller was funded by Kickstarter back in January 2019.

[Source: SEGAbits]

Get Your First Look at the Games on Show at This Year’s Sonic Amateur Games Expo | Video Spotlight

September 13th, 2019

Want to see what games are going to be making an appearance at this year’s Sonic Amateur Games Expo? Well wonder no more because the first game trailer is here:

This is not an exhaustive list, but some of the more SEGA-centric games featured include:

Sonic Liquid Survival
Sonic Island: Lost Paradise
Shadow’s Ladder
Sonic All Mix Plus
Sonic & Knuckles: Key Hunters
Sonic: An Untold Darkness
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic 3 A.I.R.
Sonic and the Mayhem Master
Sonic Smackdown
Sonic.exe: The Assault
Sonic Journey
Sonic the Hedgehog RPG
Sonic & Knuckles: Newtrogic Panic
Phantom Gear
Sonic Explorers

The Sonic Amateur Games Expo will run from September 27th to October 4th at www.sagexpo.org.

Shin Sakura Wars Anime Revealed for Japanese Release in 2020

September 13th, 2019

A new anime series based on Shin Sakura Wars is due to start airing in Japan in 2020. Titled Shin Sakura Wars The Animation, the show will be directed by Manabu Ono of Sword Art Online: Alicization fame and animated by studio Sanzigen. The show features your standard modern anime blend of 3D and 2D animation. You can check out the first trailer by clicking the embed below:

Sakura Wars is a series that’s no stranger to anime. A series produced by studio Madhouse ran for 25 episodes back in 2000.

[Source: Gematsu]

New Trailer for Sonic at the Olympic Games Reveals More About the Mobile Title | Video Spotlight

September 13th, 2019

An extended look at Android & iOS title Sonic at the Olympic Games is now available to view. Sonic at the Olympic Games is shaping up to be quite an extensive package for a mobile title. It features a selection of exclusive events and even a Tokyo-themed overworld to explore. Check it out below:

Sonic at the Olympic Games launches for Android and iOS devices in Spring 2020. There is currently no word on whether the game is free-to-play for priced.

Get a Good Look at the In-Game Action of Yakuza: Like a Dragon in New Trailer | Video Spotlight

September 12th, 2019

A lot has been said about Yakuza: Like a Dragon’s move to turn-based combat, but now you get to see it all in action thanks to the latest Japanese trailer to come from the Tokyo Game Show. Check it out below:

Not only to we get to see Ichiban and pals team up to wreck fools, we also get a look at the character customisation options and an extended tour around Yokohama that even includes a litter picking mini-game. Yakuza: Like a Dragon is due to launch everywhere on PS4 next year.

Too Much Shin Sakura Wars Footage Now Available to Watch | Video Spotlight

September 12th, 2019

Do you want to see more of Shin Sakura Wars? Well SEGA Japan certainly want you to at least look at the game because they’ve now shared 2 TV Spots, a story trailer and an in-game trailer for you to gawp over. Check them out below:

TV Spot

TV Spot 2

In-Game Trailer

Story Trailer

Shin Sakura Wars sees the series shift from strategy to more of an action RPG style of gameplay. The game launches in Japan for PS4 on December 12th 2019. A Western released, tentatively titled Project Sakura Wars, will launch at some point in 2020.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Western Release Formally Announced

September 12th, 2019

On the 29th of August, Yakuza 7 was officially revealed and while an English-translated trailer was shortly available, it was taken down by SEGA Europe very quickly. However, we now have official confirmation that the game is headed West and a new English version of the announcement trailer is available to view.

Called Yakuza: Like a Dragon in the West, this new entry in the series features a re-imagined combat system that features a heavy emphasis on turn-based RPG mechanics. It also features a new protagonist, Ichiban Kasuga. Yakuza: Like a Dragon will launch sometime in 2020 exclusively for PS4.

New Shenmue 3 Trailer Showcases In-Game Environments | Video Spotlight

September 12th, 2019

The Tokyo Games Show is underway and with it comes a fresh Shenmue III trailer. In this video we get a detailed look at some of the environments in and around the Bailu Village in Guilin. Check it out below:

Shenmue III is in development at Yu Suzuki’s Ys Net studio and is due out for PC and PS4 on November 19th 2019.

Chu Chu Rocket Universe Coming to Apple Arcade

September 10th, 2019

UPDATE
SEGA have uploaded a short gameplay trailer to their official Twitter page. They have also confirmed the rotating 3D nature of the puzzles and that the game will also support multiplayer. No release date has been revealed but the announcement does confirm the game is coming soon.

ORIGINAL STORY
A new Chu Chu Rocket title is coming to Apple’s new Apple Arcade service. Titled Chu Chu Rocket Universe, details are pretty thin at the moment with the above screenshot being the only thing we have to go on at this time. The game appears to play in a similar fashion to the Dreamcast original except the maps are displayed in a more cartoony environment and feature changes in elevation. You may even have free control over the camera in a similar way to Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.

Chu Chu Rocket Universe will launch exclusively on the Apple Arcade service at some point in the future. Apple Arcade itself launches on September 19th 2019 and costs £4.99 a month after a free one month trial period. Games can be downloaded and played online or offline on any iOS device that supports the service.

[Source: Nibel on Twitter]

Expanded Version of Cook and Becker Sonic Art Book to Feature 32 Extra Pages Including Sonic Mania Art | Merchandise

September 6th, 2019

Cook and Becker are releasing a revised edition of their Sonic the Hedgehog 1991-2016 art book with 32 extra pages that feature art from Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces. This new edition of the book drops the 1991-2016 suffix and launches in November 2019. It is available to pre-order from the official Cook and Becker website now.

This new and revised edition is priced at £38.15 and is available in hardback only. The original release of the book was quite a special little item and if you would like to learn more we have a page dedicated to it in our merchandise section.

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