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Archive for January, 2016

Video Spotlight: 11 Minutes of In-Game Yakuza 6 Action

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

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UPDATE 27/1/16
The full stream is now available in better quality direct from the official Ryu Ga Gotoku YouTube. We’ve embedded it below.

ORIGINAL STORY
Long time Yakuza-franchise director and tanning salon enthusiast Toshihiro Nagoshi has streamed 11 minutes of Yakuza 6 ahead of its Japanese Autumn release.

The new footage showcases enhancements to the franchise that were previously unavailable in previous iterations. The PS4 exclusive now features considerably larger scale fights and a considerable increase in graphical fidelity. Check it out:

Yakuza 6 is currently confirmed for a Japanese PS4 launch in Autumn. There is currently no word on a Western release.

[Source: Eurogamer]

SEGA Tunes: MegaDriver Re-Record MetalHog for Sonic’s 25th Anniversary

Monday, January 25th, 2016

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Brazilian video game cover act MegaDriver have re-recorded their Sonic the Hedgehog tribute album MetalHog to mark Sonic’s 25th Anniversary.

The new version of the album is entitled MetalHog 2.0 and is available from all good digital music services for $4.99. It’s also available on streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify. MetalHog 2.0 also includes 3 bonus tracks that weren’t included on the original release.

MetalHog 2.0 will be released for free download on MegaDriver’s website on the 23rd of June, the 25th anniversary of the original Sonic the Hedgehog game. You can stream it via Spotify via the below embed:

Huffington Post Uncover More Truth to Michael Jackson Music Being in Sonic 3

Monday, January 25th, 2016

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The Huffington Post have published a fascinating new article that uncovers more evidence that Michael Jackson did work on the soundtrack to Sonic the Hedgehog 3.

While claims and rumours that Jackson worked on the soundtrack have circulated for years, confirmation that the artist worked on the game has always been a bit flaky. Various sources have gone on record to say Jackson did work on the game, but nobody has ever managed to confirm exactly what songs Jackson had a hand in.

While this new article still doesn’t confirm exactly what songs contain Jackson’s direct influence, it does contain new interviews with the game’s credited composers that catagorically confirm Jackson’s involvement and the recording process. It’s a brilliant read that we highly recommend you check out. You can do so by clicking here.

[Source: The Huffington Post]

Valkyria Chronicles Remastered to Receive Western Release

Monday, January 25th, 2016

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The PS4 re-release of Valkyra Chronicles will come to both European and American territories this Spring under the name Valkyria Chronicles Remastered.

The game will receive both a physical and digital release with the physical release being in a special edition “day one” case. American pricing puts the game at $29.99 while Canadian pricing is at $44.99. There is currently no word on European pricing.

Check out the reveal trailer below:

[Source: SEGAbits]

Video Spotlight: New Valkyria Azure and Chronicles Remaster Trailers

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

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New trailers have appeared for both Valkyria: Azure Revolution and Valkyria Chronicles Remaster. You can check out both trailers for the PS4 strategic RPGs below.

First up is the Valkyria: Azure Revolution trailer:

And finally the Valkyria Chronicles Remaster trailer:

Valkyria: Azure Revolution will launch in Japan for PS4 at some point in 2016. Valkyria Chronicles Remaster launches in Japan for PS4 on the 10th of February 2016. There is currently no word on a Western release for either game.

SEGA 3D Classics Collection Announced for 3DS

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

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In a rather surprising turn of events, SEGA have committed to bringing the 3DS compilation title SEGA 3D Reprint Archives 2 to the West under the new name of SEGA 3D Classics Collection.

The collection bundles together the previously released M2 versions of 3D Sonic The Hedgehog, 3D Galaxy Force II, 3D Thunderblade, 3D Altered Beast, 3D Fantasy Zone II but with 2 exclusive ports of 3D Power Drift and 3D Puyo Puyo 2. Also included are two 3D Master System titles; Maze Walker and Fantasy Zone II.

Also confirmed are new SEGA 3DS themes. While no specifics are currently available outside a “coming soon” release date, we can assume that the Dreamcast console theme could well be one of them as SEGA have previously teased the release of that theme.

SEGA 3D Classics Collection launches on the 26th of April in America, exclusively for 3DS. There is currently no word on a European release.

Merchandise: 2 Additions to the SEGA Music Index

Sunday, January 10th, 2016

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Just a couple of quick updates to the SEGA Music Index:

– The Shinseiki Evangelion 2nd Impression Mini CD has been added, complete with high quality scans. This is a bonus item that is included with copies of the game
– The Sonic Generations: 20 Years of Sonic Music CD has been added, complete with high quality scans. This CD was only available as a part of the Sonic Generations Collector’s Edition

Merchandise: New Additions Across Several Categories

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

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Here’s the latest selection of updates to our merchandise sections:

Push Start by Big Twice has been added to the SEGA Music Index. High quality photos of the release also feature
– The We Are Burning Rangers/I Just Smile remix 12″ by Naofumi Hataya has been added to the SEGA Music Index. High quality photos of the release also feature
– The Sonic Duel: Sonic and Robotnik Fighting Tops have been added to the Miscellaneous SEGA Merchandise section. High quality photos also feature
– The SEGA World Sydney Sonic and Metal Sonic figurines have been added to the SEGA-Related Models and Figurines section. High quality photos also feature
– New images have been added for the SEGA History Collection of gachapon SEGA console models in the SEGA-Related Models and Figurines section. High quality scans and photos also feature

Merchandise: Updates to the SEGA Book Catalogue

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

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Oh I’m not done with updates to the merchandise section tonight! The SEGA Book Catalogue has received a few additions:

– All 6 UK Adventure Gamebooks have now been added. These are different to the 2 Adventure Game Books that were already listed in that they are actual choose-your-own-adventure novels. Cover scans and inside shots have been added for all of the Gamebooks.
– 2 Michael Teitelbaum Sonic the Hedgehog children’s novels have been added. These are based on the Sonic the Hedgehog (SatAM) cartoon and were only published in North America. Cover scans and inside shots have been added for both.
– Sonic the Story has also been added. This is an illustrated version of the UK Sonic backstory that is also detailed in Stay Sonic and carried into publications like Sonic the Comic. A cover scan and an inside shot is also available

All additions also include the name of the author (if credited), the publisher, the publishing date and the ISBN number. Head over to the SEGA Book Catalogue to see the updates!

Merchandise: You Betchya; More Music Index Updates

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

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We enter the fourth day of updates to our SEGA Music Index! Here’s what I’ve got for you today:

– The 12″ vinyl EP of Work it Out from Sonic R by Richard Jacques featuring Dee Dee Brave has been added with photos. This features remixes of the song.
– The Alex Kidd Complete Album now features high quality scans of the artwork
2 Nights 2 Remember by Crush 40 now features high quality scans of the artwork
– The Bayonetta Original Soundtrack now features high quality scans of the artwork
The Best of Crush 40: Super Sonic Songs now features high quality scans of the artwork
– The Blue Blur: Sonic Generations Original Soundtrack now features high quality scans of the artwork

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