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Archive for January, 2018

Create Your Own Clan in Yakuza 6 | Video Spotlight

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Yakuza 6 will feature a new mini-game which allows players to create a clan by recruiting people Kiryu fights with. Once you’ve got a clan together, you can take them to the streets for huge strategic fights with hundreds of characters. The fights can even be taken online so you can challenge other custom clans. Check out the embed below to see the mini-game in action:

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life launches for PS4 on the 20th of March 2018.

Panzer Dragoon Saga to Get Vinyl/CD Soundtrack Release Through Brave Wave | Merchandise

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Brave Wave Productions (who previously released the Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2 soundtracks on vinyl) are back with a new SEGA soundtrack release in the form of SEGA Saturn rarity, Panzer Dragoon Saga. The soundtrack will get a 20th anniversary release on vinyl, CD and digitally through Bandcamp. The vinyl pressing comes on lilac-coloured wax and includes a free download of the digital soundtrack. Click below on the various links to pre-order the Panzer Dragoon Saga in your specific region and format:

Panzer Dragoon Saga 20th Anniversary Arrangement Album – Digital Release via Bandcamp
Panzer Dragoon Saga 20th Anniversary Arrangement Album – Vinyl and CDs for North American Distribution
Panzer Dragoon Saga 20th Anniversary Arrangement Album – Vinyl and CDs for European Distribution

The Panzer Dragoon Saga 20th Anniversary Arrangement Album releases worldwide on the 29th of January 2018 through Brave Wave Productions.

Sonic 1 Creators to Give Postmortem Talk at GDC 2018

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Fresh off the back of his Game Play talk in London this month, Hirokazu Yasuhara is joining Naoto Oshima (center, above) at this year’s Game Developers Conference to do a postmortem talk on the original Sonic the Hedgehog. The hour-long talk with Yasuhara and Oshima will detail the design and development of Sonic the Hedgehog and feature, “frank anecdotes from their Sonic development days”.

While no specific time and date has been set at this time, the talk will take place at some point during this year’s GDC which runs from March 19th to the 23rd 2018.

[Source: GDC]

Yuji Naka, Creator of Sonic the Hedgehog Joins Square Enix

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Yuji Naka, the former head of Sonic Team and famed lead programmer on the original Sonic the Hedgehog game for Mega Drive has joined Square Enix’s game development staff. Naka’s own announcement reveals that he aims “to develop an enjoyable game” but there is currently no word on what project Naka will be working on.

Naka had previously left SEGA in 2006 to found his own games studio called Prope. It is currently unknown if Prope will continue to develop games without Naka. The studio’s social media pages haven’t updated since June 2017 so it could be the case that Prope have also closed their doors, however we have no solid information at this time.

[Source: Den of Geek]

First Look at House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn in Action | Video Spotlight

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

The lovely people over at ThrowBack Tokyo have recorded some extensive off-screen footage of House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn in action at the recent location test in Akihabara. As the footage shows, it’s very much the House of the Dead sequel we’ve all been waiting for, complete with campy voice acting and over-the-top, zombie-shooting action. Like The House of Dead 4, the violence has been toned down somewhat, with the zombies now burning away when they’re dispatched. However, the amount of on-screen zombies has been drastically increased. Click the embed below to see for yourself:

[Source: ThrowBack Tokyo]

Video Spotlight: Mini-Games Aplenty in the New Yakuza 6 Trailer

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

In the latest trailer for Yakuza 6: The Song of Life we get a good look at the various mini-games that feature in the new game. There’s lots of returning games like the batting cages, darts and various arcade titles, but we also get new games like underwater hunting, workouts and looking after babies! Check it out by clicking the embed below:

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life launches for PS4 on the 20th of March 2018.

Ex-Bullfrog Devs Form New Studio and Reveal Successor to Theme Hospital

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Ex-Bullfrog developers Mark Webley and Gary Carr have formed a new studio called Two Point and SEGA have snatched them up for their debut title, Two Point Hospital. The game is a spiritual successor to classic hospital simulation title Theme Hospital and it is due for release on PC via Steam later in 2018. You can check out the reveal trailer by clicking below:

New House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn Arcade Game Announced for Japan

Monday, January 15th, 2018

SEGA Japan have revealed a new House of the Dead arcade title called House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn. This will be the first new House of the Dead title since The House of the Dead: Overkill in 2009 and the first Japanese-produced House of the Dead since The House of the Dead EX, also released in 2009.

Location tests start at the Akihabara Club SEGA arcade on the 19th of January 2018. There is currently no word on a Western release or a home console port at this time.

[Source: House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn Official Website]

Border Break Finally Getting a PS4 Port in 2018

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Almost 9 years after its initial release in arcades, AM2’s mech action game, Border Break is finally getting a home console port for the PS4.

Border Break first released for SEGA’s RingEdge arcade board in 2009 and despite receiving many reiterations, has stayed arcade exclusive until now. While there is no firm release date at the moment, SEGA Japan are promising a release at some point in 2018. There is currently no word on a wider release for US and European markets.

Check out the announcement trailer for the game by clicking the embed below:

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