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Archive for January, 2013

Video Spotlight: Aliens Colonial Marines Tactical Multiplayer Trailer

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

A new trailer for Aliens: Colonial Marines. This time SEGA show off some tactical multiplayer action and showcase the various choices you can make as both Xenomorph and Marine. Check it out:

Aliens: Colonial Marines will launch on X-Box 360, PS3 and PC on February 12th worldwide. A Wii-U release will follow at a later date.

[Source: SEGA Blog]

SEGA Model 2 Collection Titles Virtua Strike and Virtual-On Stay Japan Exclusive

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

SEGA have revealed that the re-releases of Cyber Troopers Virtual-On and Virtua Striker will not be making their way West and are restricted to the Japanese PSN and XBLA services. This is disappointing news as the other 3 titles in the collection (Sonic the Fighters, Virtua Fighter 2 and Fighting Vipers) were released in the West.

The 2 games are due to launch in Japan on February 13th 2013.

[Source: SEGANews.net]

SEGA Tunes: South Island Classic Album Available for Free Download

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

YouTube user Sarsion is working on a Sonic Generations mod which recreates all of Sonic 1 using the Generations engine. While the mod isn’t particularly far in development at the moment, the soundtrack is complete and available for download now.

The soundtrack is titled South Island: Classic and it was arranged and remixed by NicoCW. You can download the whole album for free via this link: CLICK HERE

You can also see a trailer for the mod below which explains the whole project in more detail. WARNING: Bad language

History of Sonic Book Getting a Collector’s Edition Release

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Pix ‘n Love Publishing who are responsible for the History of Sonic book are re-releasing an expanded Collector’s Edition. The Collector’s Edition features:

•A historical collectors book, filled with anecdotes about the development of Sega’s mascot.
•Chronicles all Sonic related games released
•Amazing stories about the characters and their creation.
•300 full colour glossy pages, in a deluxe hard cover.
•Numbered Edition

The book can be pre-order now for £29.99 before P+P. Click here to be taken to the listing on Pix ‘n Love’s website.

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

Video Spotlight: Behind the Scenes of Bayonetta 2

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Check out the below video showcasing a behind-the-scenes look at Bayonetta 2 from the recent Nintendo Direct event. The video gives us a glimpse of some concept art as well as locations and enemies from the game as well as the usual hype from Platinum Games:

[Source: SEGABits]

Samurai & Dragons Getting New Cards Featuring SEGA Consoles That Look Like Girls

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Now this is cool. SEGA’s Japanese exclusive MMO Samurai & Dragons is getting a new digital card back of girls that are themed around each of SEGA’s consoles. The art for the cards has been done by Kei, the artist famous for designing the look of Hatsune Miku. Check them out below:

[Source: Crunchyroll]

SEGA Approves New Character for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Steve Lycett from Sumo Digital has revealed that he has received approval from SEGA to include a “specific character” in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.

No information regarding what character it is has been revealed at this time. Presumably, the character will be released as DLC for the game at some point in the near future.

More on this as we get it.

[Source: SEGABits]

SEGA Seem Pretty Chuffed With Acquisition of Relic Entertainment

Friday, January 25th, 2013

SEGA have officially announced the acquisition of Relic Entertainment. The company was previously owned by THQ and were responsible for the Warhammer 40K games Dawn of War and Space Marine.

John Cheng, CEO of SEGA of America said, “We are thrilled to have Relic Entertainment join the SEGA family. The acquisition is a strategic fit and a critical step in growing our business. They are a well-respected studio with a pedigree for making creative and innovative games and we look forward to seeing what great things we can create together over the coming years.”

You can read the full announcement at the SEGA Blog by clicking here.

Bayonetta Coming to PSN January 30th

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Bayonetta will be re-released via the Playstation Network on January 30th. The Platinum Games epic will be available to download for £14.99.

There is currently no word about whether the long loading times of the original PS3 release will be cured in the PSN version. We’re hoping that they’re at least shorter due to the entire game being installed on your hard-drive for direct access.

[Source: SEGA Blog]

Total War: Shogun 2 Gold Edition Announced

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Remember that teaser image from yesterday? Turns out The Creative Assembly were teasing Total War: Shogun 2 Gold Edition.

Check out the full list of contents in this deluxe version of Total War: Shogun 2:

Total War: SHOGUN 2
Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Rise of the Samurai
Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Fall of the Samurai

Dragon War Battle Pack
Hattori ‘Ninja’ Clan Pack
Ikko Ikki ‘Warrior Monk’ Clan Pack
Otomo ‘Gunpowder’ Clan Pack
Saga Clan Pack
Obama Clan Pack
Tsu Clan Pack
Sendai Clan Pack
Saints & Heroes Elite Unit Pack
Sengoku Jidai Elite Unit Pack

Total War: Shogun 2 Gold Edition will be available to buy from March 8th.

[Source: SEGA Blog]

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