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Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami Coming to Steam, 0 Releasing August 1st

Monday, June 11th, 2018

SEGA have announced that Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami are coming to PC, marking the series’ debut on the platform. The former launches on the platform on August 1st, with Kiwami coming later. SEGA Europe has also confirmed Yakuza 0 will operate at 4k, 60fps.

Pre-orders are now live for Yakuza 0, complete with a digital deluxe edition and pre-launch discount.

Click here for Yakuza 0’s Steam Page.

Click here for Yakuza Kiwami’s Steam Page.

In additon, Valkyria Chronicles 4 has now been confirmed for PC too. Its page is here.

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Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise Comes West on October 2nd, Includes Dual Audio

Monday, June 11th, 2018

You are already localised.

Or at least, SEGA were already localising the recent Fist of the North Star / Yakuza title, as it’s now coming West! The title is set to release October 2nd, for PS4. The game is now sporting a full English dub, but includes the option to switch to the original Japanese voice acting (with Kenshiro played by the same voice actor as Kiryu Kazuma).

The game is a fusion of the Fist of the North Star series and Yakuza, meaning you can expect the gripping story of FotNS, while still being able to play Out Run at your leisure. The title’s been out in Japan for a while, but it’s nice to see SEGA massively improving the turnaround time with their localisations, particularly for the Yakuza series.

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Team Sonic Racing E3 Trailer Released, Reveals Theme Song “Green Light Ride” by Crush 40

Monday, June 11th, 2018

A new trailer has been released for Team Sonic Racing, showing off some fancy CG and gameplay footage. In particular we get a look at a few of the characters you’ll be able to play as, such as Rouge the Bat and Omega, as well as the second stage to be confirmed – Spagonia from Sonic Unleashed.

We also get an extended listen to the music from the first trailer, revealing it’s an all new vocal track from Crush 40! According to Jun Senoue’s personal Twitter account, the track is titled “Green Light Ride.” It’s nice to see Crush 40 return to their roots somewhat – amongst the first games they ever scored was SEGA’s NASCAR Arcade!

The game is still currently pencilled in for a Winter release. The game is also playable at E3, but seemingly the demo is the same as the one used for previews a week or two ago.

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Amazon Leak Suggests Hokuto Ga Gotoku is Getting a Western Release as Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise

Monday, June 11th, 2018

A new listing on Amazon suggests SEGA are gearing up for a Western localisation of Hokuto Ga Gotoku; the Yakuza team’s take on Fist of the North Star.

While the listing is currently unavailable to view, the link preview reveals the Western’s release’s temporary cover art, logo and title, which you can see above. The game appears to be releasing under the title Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise and is due to launch for PS4. There are currently no other details available at this time.

Hokuto Ga Gotoku launched in Japan on March 8th 2018.

[Source: RedMakuzawa on Twitter]

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SEGA & Atlus announce E3 Lineup, 2 Atlus Game Reveals Due June 7th

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

SEGA and Atlus have revealed their plans for E3, including what’ll be playable on the show floor. They’ve also hinted at a few announcements.

The following games will be playable on the show floor:

  • Team Sonic Racing, the new racing title from Sumo Digital.
  • Shining Resonance Refrain, the Shining series’ return to the West after a decade and a remaster of Shining Resonance.
  • Valkyria Chronicles 4, the latest in SEGA’s beloved strategy series.
  • Yakuza Kiwami 2, a remake of Yakuza 2.

In addition, Atlus will be announcing two new titles tomorrow (June 7th). Gematsu has discovered a directory on Atlus’ site that suggests these are Western releases for Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night, which were recently released in Japan. These titles will also be playable on the floor.

Total War: Three Kingdoms from SEGA Europe will be at E3, but won’t be playable. Atlus will also be debuting a trailer for Catherine: Full Body on the show floor, a remake of the original PS3 climbing-blocks-em-up.

SEGA will also be streaming throughout the event, across YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook. Overall, it’s looking to be a fairly packed E3 for SEGA fans! Now if only SEGA AGES were there…

[ Source: Gematsu ]

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New Team Sonic Racing Characters Revealed Alongside First Gameplay Footage

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Weekly Famitsu have revealed that both E-123 Omega and Rouge the Bat will be playable characters in Team Sonic Racing. We also have our first look at Team Sonic Racing in action thanks to some direct feed footage that accompanies Kotaku’s preview of the game. You can check it out by clicking the embed below:

Is that new Jun Senoue music I hear? We also have some new, high quality screenshots courtesy of the SEGA press website and SEGAbits. You can get a closer look at Rouge and Omega in action here as well:

Team Sonic Racing is being developed by Sumo Digital and will launch on PS4, Xbox One, Steam and Nintendo Switch this Winter.

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SEGA Soundtracks Return to Spotify, Now Also Available on Apple Music

Friday, June 1st, 2018

After being removed from Spotify during May, many of SEGA’s beloved soundtracks have now returned to the service, bringing some fresh additions with them. In addition, the same selection is now also available for rival service Apple Music – so whatever your streaming preference, you can now get your SEGA on.

The announcement came from SEGA Japan’s Twitter account, but we were able to access the soundtracks from our UK Spotify account; the only addition we immediately took note of were the previously missing volumes of the NiGHTS into Dreams soundtrack. We were able to check Apple Music and it seems like they’re available for UK users there too. SEGA Japan also mentioned Google Play and Amazon Music Unlimited-  we don’t have immediate access to these services, but asking Amazon Echo to play some Crush 40 did indeed start blaring out Open Your Heart; so it looks like that might be a UK thing too.

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House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn Announced for Western Release by SEGA’s UK Arcade Division

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

SEGA’s UK arcade division, SEGA Amusements, has revealed that they are bringing the previously Japan exclusive House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn to Western territories.

The company haven’t revealed much else apart from the above announcement image with the phrase “coming soon” attached to it.

House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn is the latest title in The House of the Dead franchise and developed by SEGA Japan’s SEGA Interactive division. The game uses Unreal Engine 4 and features some of the most intense crowds of zombies the franchise has ever included. You can watch some direct feed footage of the game in action by clicking the below embed:

[Source: SEGA Amusements Twitter]

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Team Sonic Racing Leaked Early in Walmart Listing

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

UPDATE
Team Sonic Racing has now been officially announced by SEGA. The game will release on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC with a release due, “this Winter”. Sumo Digital are leading development. You can watch the announcement trailer by clicking the embed below:

ORIGINAL POST
A listing on Walmart’s website has revealed a new Sonic racing game called Team Sonic Racing for Nintendo Switch. The press release also lists the following features:

Team Sonic Racing combines the best elements of arcade and fast-paced competitive style racing as you face-off with friends in intense multiplayer racing. Race together and work together as a team by sharing power-ups and speed boosts. Take control of your racing style – Choose from 3 distinct character types and unlock game changing vehicle customization options to suit your racing style. Speed up. Gear Up Team Racing at Sonic Speed!

  • Online Multiplayer & Local Co-Op Modes 12 players per race, 4 player split screen, and various offline / online race modes including Grand Prix Mode, Exhibition Mode, Time-Trial and Team Adventure Mode.
  • Team Racing Race as a team, win as a team. Use various team moves to assist your teammates, knock out opponents and unleash your Team Ultimate.
  • Performance & Skin Customization Alter the appearance and handling of your vehicle.
  • Wisps – 14 spectacular offensive and defensive items to help overcome rival teams and get ahead!
  • Adventure Mode Unique story experience where players are introduced to basic game features and characters.
  • Various Characters and Classes 15 playable characters from across the Sonic Universe and 3 distinct character types including Speed, Technique, and Power classes.
  • There is currently no word on who is developing the game, but Sumo Digital have been heavily rumoured. There is also no word on a release for other platforms at this time. Walmart currently have a release date for Team Sonic Racing set for the 31st of December 2018.

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    SEGA Amongst Companies Set to Debut “Enticing Reveals” At E3 2018’s PC Gaming Show

    Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

    E3 is almost upon us, and SEGA fans already have somewhere to look – PCGamer’s PC Gaming Show event, part of the expo that runs June 11th.

    The event has stated several companies will be presenting “world premiere” announcements and “enticing reveals” at the show, and amongst the companies listed is SEGA. There’s a wide array of possibilities as to what this could be – we could see something from SEGA Europe’s more strategy-orientated side, or it may be time to fire up the good ol’ porting machine again. Certainly there’s no shortage of requests for SEGA ports to Steam, so it’d be welcome; though likewise I’m sure there’s plenty of strategy fans waiting for the latest from SEGA Europe’s studios. Of course, perhaps it could be something completely different!

    The PC Gaming Show is on June 11th at 3pm PT – that’s 11pm UK time.

    [Source: Gematsu ]

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