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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
- Tokyo 2020 Official Video Game (PS4, Switch) TBA
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
- Tokyo 2020 Official Video Game (PS4, Switch) 24/07/2019


Puyo Puyo eSports Coming West as Puyo Puyo Champions, Releases May 7th 2019

April 23rd, 2019

The previously Eastern-exclusive Puyo Puyo eSports will launch in the West on May 7th 2019 as Puyo Puyo Champions, for PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC.

This title is built heavily on the Puyo Puyo Tetris engine and focus heavily on both local and online multiplayer. You can check out the reveal trailer below:

Puyo Puyo Champions will release for £7.99 as a digital-only release.

A Casual Look at the Modern Sonic Series on Steam | Feature

April 23rd, 2019

It is our pleasure to introduce you to a guest feature written by our good friend Pete “TitansCreed” Nethercote!

In this feature, TitansCreed takes a casual look at the Modern Sonic games that are available on Steam, and what it’s like to stream them. If you’re a PC owner and a streamer then this is an interesting little article that might help you prioritise which Sonic games are worthy of you and your audience’s time.

Click here to read the full article.

First Full Trailer for SEGA’s Tokyo 2020 Official Video Game Now Live | Video Spotlight

April 23rd, 2019

The first full in-game trailer for SEGA’s new Tokyo 2020 Official Video Game is now live and available to watch via the embed below. A large selection of the different disciplines are featured, including basketball, tennis, BMX, football, baseball and swimming:

The Tokyo 2020 Official Video Game is due to launch on PS4 and Switch on the 24th of July 2019 in Japan. There is currently no word on a Western release date.

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!

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