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Archive for September, 2017

Video Spotlight: Sonic 3D Blast’s Weird Level Select Bug Explained

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

If you haven’t subscribed to GameHut yet then sort that out right now because Jon Burton of Traveller’s Tales has been revealing some fascinating prototypes of Sonic R, Sonic 3D: Flickies’ Island, Puggsy and Toy Story. Now Burton has gone a step further and explained one of the weirdest little quirks about Sonic 3D – it’s infamous level select glitch. People have wondered for ages why if you wobble or hit the Sonic 3D cartridge while its in the Mega Drive and turned on, why it instantly displays the game’s level select menu. Burton has all the answers and you can learn exactly what’s causing this by watching the video below:

[Source: GameHut]

Sonic Amateur Games Expo 2017 is Now Live

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

The Sonic Amateur Games Expo is back and the show is now live. The show is running until October 7th and there’s a whole host of fan games to download and play including Sonic 2 HD, Sonic Project Twisted, Sonic the Hedgehog 06 PC, Sonic World and much more.

All featured games can be downloaded from the official SAGE 2017 website. SAGE is also raising money for the Child’s Play charity and donations can be made by visiting this page.

[Source: SAGE 2017]

Fan Scene: Sonic 2 HD Demo 2.0 Now Available

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

The long-awaited 2nd demo of the Sonic 2 HD fan game is now available to download from the project’s official website. You can check out a trailer for the latest build by clicking below:

Sonic 2 HD has been in development since 2008. The last build was released in 2012 and featured animation by Tom Fry and music by Tee Lopes. Both would later find fame for their work on Sonic Mania.

[Source: Sonic 2 HD Official Website]

Video Spotlight: New Football Manager 2018 Details Revealed in Headline News Video

Friday, September 29th, 2017

A new headline news video has been released that details the new features in Football Manager 2018 but in a faux-sports news fashion. It’s a cute little video that you can watch below.

The new features appearing in this year’s Football Manager are:

– new visuals in the match engine
– changes to the scouting system
– improvements to the stadium designs and match presentation
– greater depth to the sports science and tactics

Football Manager 2018 will be released on the 10th of November 2017 on PC.

Video Spotlight: 6 Minute Hokuto Ga Gotoku Trailer

Friday, September 29th, 2017

A new extended 6 minute trailer of Hokuto Ga Gotoku has also gone live. This new title based on the Fist of the North Star series is being developed by the Yakuza Studio and is due for release on PS4 on the 22nd of February 2018 in Japan. Check out the new trailer by clicking below:

Hokuto Ga Gotoku is currently only due for a Japanese release. A Western release has not been confirmed at this time.

Video Spotlight: New Mobile Title ‘Yakuza Online’ Trailer

Friday, September 29th, 2017

A new mobile Yakuza title called Yakuza Online is in the works for iOS, Android and PC. This new title sees you playing as a new character called Kasuga Ichiban and is a free-to-play affair with optional micro-transactions. You can see the game in action by clicking below:

Yakuza Online is due for release in Japan at some point in 2018. There is currently no word on a Western release at this time.

Video Spotlight: Yakuza Kiwami 2 Gameplay Trailer

Friday, September 29th, 2017

In addition to the extended story trailer, we also have a new 4 and a half minute gameplay trailer of Yakuza Kiwami 2 to indulge in.

This trailer showcases the game’s combat and some new mini-games that include a Yakuza take on tower defense, a new hostess management mode called Cabaret Club GP and even the bizarre SEGA Toylet urinal mini-games. Check it out below:

Yakuza Kiwami 2 is a remake of the original Yakuza 2 for PS2 and is due for release on PS4 on the 7th of December 2017 in Japan. There is currently no word on a Western release for the game.

Video Spotlight: Extended Yakuza Kiwami 2 Story Trailer

Friday, September 29th, 2017

A 5 and a half minute story trailer for Yakuza Kiwami 2 is now available on the official Ryu Ga Gotoku YouTube channel. Click below to see a summation of the game’s plot but with the lovely new graphics this version provides:

Yakuza Kiwami 2 is a remake of the original Yakuza 2 for PS2 and is due for release on PS4 on the 7th of December 2017 in Japan. There is currently no word on a Western release for the game.

Video Spotlight: New Direct Feed Footage of Sonic Forces Speed Battle

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Hardlight Studio’s next title is another Sonic the Hedgehog endless runner, but this time it’s themed around the upcoming Sonic Forces game due for release on November 7th 2017. The game is currently in a soft launch state so it’s only playable in certain regions. The game is due for a wider release soon on both iOS and Android devices. You can click the video below to see the game in action via direct feed:

SEGA Tunes: Watch Tomoya Ohtani’s Sonic Forces Live Set from TGS 2017

Friday, September 29th, 2017

During the 2017 Tokyo Game Show, Tomoya Ohtani performed a short live set of music from Sonic Forces to promote the upcoming Sonic Team title. He was joined on stage by vocalists Jon Underdown and Nana Hatori and the performance has become infamous for Ohtani’s use of the air horn sound effect. You can watch the set by clicking below:

Sonic Forces launches worldwide on November 7th 2017 for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

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