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Upcoming SEGA Titles
EU/US Releases
- Yakuza Kiwami (PS4) Q2 2017
- Yakuza 6 (PS4) 2018
- Sonic Mania (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch) 15/08/2017
- Total War: Warhammer II (PC) 28/09/2017
- Sonic Forces (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch) Q4 2017
Japan-Only Releases
- Sonic Mania (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch) 15/08/2017
- Sonic Forces (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch) Q4 2017


Shenmue III Delayed to 2nd Half of 2018

June 8th, 2017

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The inevitable Shenmue III delay has arrived! Shenmue III will now release in the 2nd half of 2018.

It had previously been slated for a December 2017 release but as was previously revealed, Shenmue III was not scheduled for an appearance at this year’s E3 which put a 2017 release into doubt.

Yu Suzuki announced the delay himself in the latest Kickstarter update and has said, “By utilising new technologies, we have been able to discover new possibilities and expressions. In many ways, the game has become bigger and more beautiful than I initially expected. We do, however, need more time to deliver the game to you.”

Shenmue III will not be published by SEGA but instead by Sony. The game will eventually launch on PC and PS4.

[Source: IGN]

Review: SEGA Game Pack 4 in 1

June 6th, 2017

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SEGA Game Pack 4 in 1 is a 1992 Europe exclusive compilation title that was bundled with Game Gear consoles as a very obvious way for SEGA to show off the system’s superiority to Nintendo’s Game Boy. You are given four alternatives to some of the Game Boy’s biggest hitters, but they’re now powered by the Game Gear’s colour display.

Click here to read our full review of SEGA Game Pack 4 in 1 for the Game Gear.

Merchandise: Project Diva Soundtracks and DVDs Added

June 4th, 2017

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A few more additions to our Merchandise catalogue. See below for full details of the new additions:

Hatsune Miku -Project Diva F- Complete Collection added to the SEGA Music Index
Hatsune Miku -Project Diva X- Complete Collection added to the SEGA Music Index
– Hatsune Miku -Project Diva- 2nd Nonstop Mix Collection bonus DVD added to Home Video section
– Hatsune Miku -Project Diva Extend- Complete Collection bonus DVD added to Home Video section
– Hatsune Miku -Project Diva F- Complete Collection bonus blu-ray added to Home Video section
– Hatsune Miku -Project Diva X- Complete Collection bonus blu-ray added to Home Video section

Merchandise: More Magazine Scans Added

June 4th, 2017

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A selection of new SEGA-centric magazine scans have been added to the SEGA-Related Magazine Features section of our Merchandise catalogue. See below for a full list of additions:

– Mega Action has now been added complete with a cover scan and inside shot of the main feature of issue 2
– Mega Drive Advanced Gaming issue 9 has now been added complete with a cover scan and inside shot
– Cover scans and inside shots have been added for issues 62, 71, 91 and 117 of Retro Gamer

Review: Captain America: Super Soldier for Xbox 360

June 3rd, 2017

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To say SEGA’s time with the Marvel license was a bit underwhelming would be a bit of an understatement. Every title SEGA published with a Marvel property attached to it was either rushed, buggy or entirely misjudged. Of the five games (and their multiple ports) produced under SEGA, The Incredible Hulk is the only one that you could say was even remotely worth a look as the open world chaos that it brought certainly seemed to showcase that developer Edge of Reality understood what makes Hulk a great character and how they could transfer that to a video game.

Click here to read our full review of Captain America: Super Soldier on Xbox 360 complete with scans of the promo cover art and disc as well as screenshots.

Crazy Taxi Gazillionaire Now Available for Mobile Devices

June 1st, 2017

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SEGA’s new Crazy Taxi mobile title, Crazy Taxi Gazillionaire, is out now for iOS and Android mobile devices.

The Demiurge-developed title is a “clicker” game where you control a fleet of taxis in an attempt to make as much money as possible. Do you think the Crazy Taxi license is a good fit for this type of game? Let us know in the comments below.

In the meantime, why not watch the launch trailer?

In addition to this new title, the iOS and Android port of the original Crazy Taxi has now been updated to be free-to-play so if you’ve been tempted to try it, now you can except with ads in the menu transitions.

Review: The Golden Compass on Xbox 360

June 1st, 2017

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There’s something morbidly fascinating about SEGA’s late 2000s movie tie-in games. There’s so many of them and they’re all outsourced to little studios who were probably given an extremely tight deadline to work towards and the results are telling. Why on Earth SEGA commissioned a game based on 2007’s underperforming The Golden Compass (currently rocking a 43% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an opening weekend described by New Line Cinema as “a little disappointing”) is a mystery to me, but I imagine it’s probably down to being a family orientated movie with an insane amount of fantasy gimmicks that can be utilised for a video game.

Click here to read our full review complete with scans of the cover, instruction manual and disc as well as screenshots.

Merchandise: New Additions

May 30th, 2017

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A fresh batch of new entries have been added to the various sub-categories in our Merchandise section. See below for full details of what has been added:

– Sonic Boom Season 1 Volume 2 DVD added to Home Video section
Galaxy Force II & Thunder Blade vinyl added to Music section
– Sonic Boom Sonic & Hoverboard Stand figure added to Models & Figurines section
– Sonic Boom Dr. Eggman & Ripcord Eggmobile figure added to Models & Figurines section
– Sonic Boom Motobug figure added to Models & Figurines section
– MegaTech issue 15 added to Magazine Scans section

Digital Pre-Orders for Sonic Mania Now Open, Release Date Revealed

May 30th, 2017

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Sonic Mania is now available to pre-order digitally across Steam, the Microsoft Store and PSN for £15.99 and the game will unlock on August 15th 2017.

There are various perks available for pre-ordering across the 2 of the platforms. Steam are offering 10% off any pre-orders for a limited time, while PSN pre-orders come with 6 avatars and 3 dashboard themes. The avatars and themes unlock at launch along with the game itself. The Microsoft Store currently offers no additional pre-order perks at this time.

There is also a gorgeous new trailer full of hand-drawn animated sequences by Tyson Hesse and it also includes the reveal of Stardust Speedway (past) as a new stage. Check it out:

[Source: Steam, PSN & Microsoft Store]

Sonic Forces’ 3rd Playable Character is a Custom Hero You Can Create

May 16th, 2017

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In one of the most self-aware moves I’ve ever seen from SEGA, Sonic Forces will include a customisable character that you can create. This custom character is the third playable character option that was teased for inclusion in Sonic Forces and they come with additional abilities that include a grappling hook and a flamethrower.

The customisable character will have 7 species for you to build your character from and each of them has specific extra abilities. The 7 species are listed below:

Rabbit — Has longer invincible time after receiving damage
Wolf — Automatically draws in rings when near them
Cat — Keeps one ring after being hit
Dog — Restarts with five rings after the player dies
Bear — Blows away enemies with a homing attack
Bird — Flies high with double jump abilities
Hedgehog — Collects rings when getting damaged

You can check out the first footage of the customer character in action via the trailer below:

We also get an extended look at the custom character in action in the dilapidated city stage which is now officially known as Park Avenue. Check it out below:

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

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