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Upcoming SEGA Titles
EU/US Releases
- Total War: Three Kingdoms (PC) 07/03/2019
- Team Sonic Racing (Switch, PC, Xbox One & PS4) 31/12/2018
- SEGA Mega Drive Classics (Switch) 07/12/2018
- Project Judge (PS4) 2019
Japan-Only Releases
- Ryu Ga Gotoku Online (iOS, Android, PC) 2018
- Judge Eyes (PS4) 13/12/2018
- Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash (PS4) 2019


Team Sonic Racing Delayed, Now Releasing May 21st 2019

October 25th, 2018

After much speculation given SEGA’s peculiar lack of marketing for the game, it’s now been officially confirmed that Team Sonic Racing won’t be releasing “this winter” after all – it’s now due for a much, much later release on May 21st, 2019.

SEGA has said that the delay is to ensure “the best experience possible”. Given response to game so far has been somewhat tepid, this is perhaps a welcome move – but it’s also a surprisingly hefty delay over the originally expected Winter 2018 release. Perhaps this is Haruki Satomi’s ‘quality-first’ initiative kicking into high gear?

Team Sonic Racing will launch in May on PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Playstation 4.

[Source: Polygon]

Three Classic Virtual On Titles are coming to Playstation 4, as TANITA launch crowdfunding for PS4 Twin Stick Controller

October 18th, 2018

Surprise! Hardware company TANITA have announced a crowdfunding drive to produce Virtual On twin stick controllers for PS4.

Actually, this isn’t much of a shock, as they’ve already tried it once before, with a project that fell far short of its goal. This time they’re aiming to produce fewer sticks (at a lower specification), and as such the goal of the crowdfunding is dramatically lower than the previous attempt. The crowdfunding page is available here, with a goal of 4.4 million JPY.

However, there’s only one Virtual On game currently on Playstation 4 with which to use the controller, A Certain Magical Virtual-On. But that won’t be the case for long – alongside the crowdfunding announcement, it’s also been revealed that Cyber Troopers Virtual-On, Virtual On Oratorio Tangram ver 5.66, and Cyber Troopers Virtual On FORCE are all coming to PS4! Presumably, they’ll be compatible with TANITA’s new controller. It’s a real surprise announcement, and very welcome – particularly as FORCE has been stuck on Japanese Xbox 360s as an exclusive for years now.

(With thanks to BlackKite on Twitter for the heads up!)

[Source: Famitsu]

Analogue Inc Announce Mega Sg System, With Support for Mega Drive, Master System and More

October 16th, 2018

Analogue Inc have announced some new hardware, in the form of the Mega Sg. Essentially a Mega Drive-based successor to their previous Super NT system, the console boasts HD output, and support for Mega Drive and Master System cartridges, as well as supporting both versions the Mega CD add-on. Currently the console doesn’t support 32X titles, but apparently it’s being worked on.

The system uses FPGA for extreme accuracy, as opposed to “bullshit fake “hybrid emulation” (their words!); considering how well the Super NT was received, it’s fairly safe to wager they’re not bluffing. If that wasn’t enough, adaptors are also being produced for the console to enable support for SG-1000, SC-3000, SEGA MyCard, SEGA Mark III, and even Game Gear cartridges! The controllers are being produced by 8BitDo, and seem to take cues from not only the Mega Drive’s own 6 button pad, but the Saturn’s too.

The system is now available for pre-order for $189 (Eurogamer are reporting the UK price as £140), though at the time of writing the site is under heavy traffic. Click here to go to Analogue’s site.

Official Retro-Bit SEGA Controllers Now Available for Pre-Order on Amazon

October 16th, 2018

The official Mega Drive and SEGA Saturn controllers from Retro-Bit are now available to pre-order on Amazon. The controllers are due to ship on January 31st 2019. They are available in the following configurations:

Mega Drive Classic Edition (available in blue and black) – £14.99
Mega Drive USB Edition (available in blue and black) – £17.99
Mega Drive Blue Tooth Edition – £39.99
Mega Drive Blue Tooth Receiver – £15.99
SEGA Saturn Classic Edition (available in transparent and black) – £17.99
SEGA Saturn USB Edition (available in transparent and black) – £21.99
SEGA Saturn Blue Tooth Edition – £39.99
SEGA Saturn Blue Tooth Receiver – £14.99

Classic editions are for use with original systems, the USB and blue tooth editions are for use with modern systems. The blue tooth editions also feature analogue sticks. A separate blue tooth receiver has to be purchased if you want to use the blue tooth editions with original hardware.

Click here to purchase the Mega Drive controllers or alternatively click here to purchase the SEGA Saturn controllers.

Cancelled Shenmue 1 & 2 Remakes Revealed by Digital Foundry

October 15th, 2018

Digital Foundry have managed to get their hands on some work-in-progress footage of a cancelled Shenmue 1 & 2 remake project. Unlike d3t’s Shenmue I & II, this would have been a complete remake of the game with more detailed assets, textures and lighting. Check out the video below to see a comparison of this footage versus Shenmue I & II:

There’s a full article that breaks down what is being shown in the footage and what it does differently to the eventual release of Shenmue I & II. There’s also some speculation as to why these remakes were cancelled in favour of the upscaled HD ports we eventually got. Digital Foundry suggests the remakes were cancelled due to budget restraints and delays.

[Source: Digital Foundry]

High Definition Texture Pack for Resonance of Fate 4K/HD Edition Coming as Free DLC

October 15th, 2018

The upcoming digital re-release of Resonance of Fate for PC and PS4 will offer users a high definition texture pack as a free downloadable content pack.

The tri-Ace JRPG is being re-released on October 18th as Resonance of Fate: 4K/HD Edition. The base game is 16gb in size, but with the high definition textures pack installed, that bumps the game’s footprint up to 83gb.

Resonance of Fate was originally released on Xbox 360 and PS3 back in 2010.

[Source: Gematsu]

New Additions to Merchandise Section, Revised Book Section | Merchandise

October 11th, 2018

We have a new selection of updates to our Merchandise section. See below for the full list of additions and changes:

The Book section has now be rearranged. There is now a landing page that lists every entry and each book now has it’s own page
Mean Machines: The Essential SEGA Guide now added to the Book section
– New scans and the individual track artists have been added to the Super 32X 15th Anniversary Album entry in the Music section
Resurrection: Panzer Dragoon Saga 20th Anniversary Arrangement Soundtrack added to Music section
Jet Set Radio: Original Soundtrack With Bonus Tracks From JSRF added to Music section
The Super Shinobi & Works added to Music section
Let’s Tap Soundtrack added to Music section

The 2018 Sonic Christmas Jumper Has Arrived | Merchandise

October 2nd, 2018

Numskull designs have revealed a brand new Sonic the Hedgehog knitted Christmas jumper for 2018. The new design features Sonic, Tails and Knuckles snowboarding/skiing in an environment not too dissimilar to Ice Cap from Sonic 3.

The jumper is available to pre-order now from Geek Store and is priced at £39.99. The jumper will ship nearer the end of November 2018.

[Source: Geek Store]

Shenmue I & II Collector’s Edition Revealed by Pix’n Love | Merchandise

October 2nd, 2018

Pix’n Love have revealed a limited edition version of Shenmue I & II for PS4 and Xbox One that includes the game, an art book, 4 collectible art cards and a cardboard case to house everything in. Pre-orders will go live on Pix’n Love’s website on October 3rd 2018 at 12pm CEST.

It appears this collector’s edition is currently exclusive to Europe as all promotional imagery features the game with the European PEGI rating on the cover. There is no word on a release outside of Europe at this time.

[Source: Pix’n Love]

Hands On Impressions of Team Sonic Racing, Fist of the North Star, Persona 3 Dancing & Persona 5 Dancing at EGX 2018 | YouTube Channel

September 23rd, 2018

Our EGX 2018 coverage has arrived and we have 3 videos for you that feature our hands on impressions of Team Sonic Racing, Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise, Persona 3 Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5 Dancing in Starlight. Click the embeds below to see what we thought about each of these games:

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