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Archive for March, 2016

Project Diva X Coming to the US in Autumn 2016

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

SEGA America will be bringing Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X to the US in Autumn 2016 for both PS Vita and PS4.

The latest title in the franchise only launched on PS Vita in Japan earlier this month, while the Japanese PS4 version was also scheduled for the third quarter of 2016 anyway. This could mean a worldwide release is scheduled for this title, similar to the launch of Project Mirai DX on 3DS. However, there is no official word on a European release at this time.

You can check out the announcement trailer below:

Humble SEGA Strategy Bundle Now Available for the Next 12 Days

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

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The latest Humble Bundle from SEGA is now available for the next 12 days and includes PC titles such as Company of Heroes, Rome: Total War and Valkyria Chronicles. See below for the full list of games available for each of the 3 pricing tiers:

Pay $1 or more
Company of Heroes Complete Edition
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War – Master Collection
Medieval II: Total War Collection
Rome: Total War Collection
SEGA Mega Drive Strategy Pack (includes Shining Force 1&2, Gain Ground and Columns)
10% off any game in the Humble Bundle store for new subscribers

Pay $6.65 or more
Valkyria Chronicles
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Grand Master Collection
Eastside Hockey Manager
Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samuari Collection
66% off Football Manager 2016

Pay $12 or more
Total War: Attila
Company of Heroes 2 – Master Collection

If PC strategy games are your thing then click here to be taken to the bundle on Humble Bundle’s website.

2 Versions of Project Diva Future Tone Revealed, Different Songs for Each

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

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The PS4 release of previously arcade exclusive Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone will now launch as 2 games with different songs.

One version is called Future Sound and will include 120 songs drawn from the Project Diva series. The other version is called Colourful Tone and will include 100 songs drawn from the arcade game and the Project Mirai series.

Also revealed is the option to map buttons to wherever you want on the controller. You are even given the ability to map 2 button functions to a single button.

Both games will launch on PS4 in full HD. Framerates of 60 fps have also been promised; a first for any home console Project Diva game.

[Source: Siliconera]

European Release for Yakuza 0 Confirmed for Early 2017

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

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SEGA Europe have finally committed to a release of Yakuza 0.

The European version of Yakuza 0 is planned to arrive in, “early 2017”. The game will launch as both a physical and digital release on PS4, which makes a nice change considering Yakuza 5 was a digital only release.

Yakuza 0 is a prequel to the original Yakuza game on PS2. You can also watch a new trailer below:

[Source: Eurogamer]

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice to Launch on September 27th

Monday, March 21st, 2016

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It’s been a long time since we heard anything about the delayed follow-up to Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, but Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice finally has a new release date of September 27th.

The game was previously delayed because SEGA America wanted to make a game that “fans will continue to play for years after they pick up the game”. SEGA also promised it would “be a stronger, more enjoyable experience” thanks to the extended development period.

There is no new footage or screens to show at the moment, but you can guarantee we’ll be sharing any the moment they drop.

Sonic 25th Anniversary Event to be Held in San Diego on July 22nd

Monday, March 21st, 2016

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A Sonic the Hedgehog 25th anniversary event has been revealed. The event will take place at the San Diego House of Blues on the 22nd of July. Tickets are available now and can be bought by clicking here.

The event was announced at a recent Sonic the Hedgehog retrospective panel at SXSW. Sonic the Hedgehog social media guru Aaron Webber also hinted at another Sonic game reveal for the event but wouldn’t commit to a definite, “there will be a new Sonic game announcement at this event” so take those comments with a pinch of salt.

Merchandise: Updates to SEGA Magazines, Figures and Miscellaneous Items

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

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Another frustratingly difficult update to our various Merchandise sections has been completed! The full list of additions is below:

– Scans of Mean Machines SEGA issue 32, SEGA Force issue 7 and SEGA Pro issue 48 have been added to the magazines section
– Images of the Sonic amiibo and Metal Sonic/Amy from the First 4 Figures mini figure collectibles have been added to the models and figures section
– Images of Joypolis Candy and Sonic Mountain Quest have been added to the miscellaneous section

Merchandise: New Books and Magazine Scans

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

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After some serious background struggles with my browser crashing for no good reason, I’ve finally completed tonight’s update to the Magazines and Books sections of our Merchandise catalogue. See below for full details of the new additions:

– Scans of Mean Machines SEGA issue 5 have been uploaded (cover and an example of the Shinobi III cover feature)
– Scans of SEGA Power issues 37, 50 and 60 have been uploaded (covers and examples of the cover features for each issue)
– The two Mean Machines SEGA reviews guides have been added to the SEGA Book Catalogue, complete with front and back cover scans as well as example shots from inside the books

European Special Edition of Valkyria Chronicles Remastered Announced

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

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SEGA Europe have revealed a ‘Europa Edition’ for Valkyria Chronicles Remastered.

The European special edition will come with an A3 poster of the game’s cast and an exclusive ‘The Art of Valkyria Chronicles’ art book. On top of that, you also get all the previously released DLC with the game as standard. That’s a pretty nifty package if I do say so myself.

Pricing hasn’t been revealed yet but Valkyria Chronicles Remastered launches in Europe on the 17th of May for PS4.

SEGA Taking on Fan Feedback to Help “Make Their Games Better”

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

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SEGA are now running a new survey which you can get involved in by clicking here.

The company are specifically looking for fan feedback in order to, “make their games better”. There’s a whole host of questions in this survey that ask what your favourite SEGA franchises are (both old and new) as well as your involvement with things like mobile gaming. They’ve also hilariously listed House of the Dead and The House of the Dead as separate entries. Oh SEGA.

This survey is certainly an interesting development that fans of the publisher will want to get involved in. As we have previously mentioned in the past in our Yakuza 0 and the Disparity Between SEGA America and Europe article, SEGA’s Western divisions don’t seem to communicate with consumers very well and an opportunity to give feedback in this survey may help improve matters in the future.

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