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Upcoming SEGA Titles
EU/US Releases
- Total War: Three Kingdoms (PC) 2018
- Two Point Hospital (PC) 30/08/2018
- Valkyria Chronicles 4 (Xbox One, PS4, Switch) 16/10/2018
- Yakuza Kiwami 2 (PS4) 28/08/2018
- Shenmue I & II (PS4, Xbox One & PC) 2018
- Team Sonic Racing (Switch) 31/12/2018
- Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise (PS4) 02/10/2018
Japan-Only Releases
- Ryu Ga Gotoku Online (iOS, Android, PC) 2018
- Border Break (PS4) 2018
- Valkyria Chronicles 4 (Switch) Q2 2018
- Shenmue I & II (PS4, Xbox One & PC) 2018


Unreleased Prototype of Castlevania: The New Generation Leaked

July 3rd, 2018

An unreleased prototype version of Castlevania: The New Generation has been leaked online. Also known as Castlevania Bloodlines, this prototype features some noticeable differences from the final Mega Drive game:

– Black title screen with longer intro
– Title screen says “1P PRESS START” suggesting the possibility of a 2P mode
– Different mermen
– Different wolf boss
– Music restarts every time you enter a room
– Layout changes
– The inside part of the second half of stage 1 has no background
– The outside part has a light blue background and the falling bone bridge portion is more difficult
– The knight boss’ sprite is different
– The stage 2 water is different

The ROM can be downloaded from the Castlevania Dungeon forums and originates with a user called @TheCount#5993 in the CVDungeon discord.

[Source: Castlevania Dungeon and Hardcore Gaming 101]

Kickstarter Campaign Now Live for Bitmap Books’ SEGA Master System: A Visual Compendium | Merchandise

July 2nd, 2018

Sam Dyer and Bitmap Books have returned to Kickstarter to crowdfund a new visual compendium, but this time around it’s the publisher’s first foray into a SEGA system. Bitmap Books are now seeking funding to help create SEGA Master System: A Visual Compendium. The book will be officially licensed by SEGA.

As with previous books in the series, the SEGA Master System compendium will feature large features and interviews with a range of developers and artists, as well as double-page spreads on specific games with accompanying text.

Bitmap Books are looking to crowdfund £50,000 to create and produce the SEGA Master System compendium, and the Kickstarter campaign will be running until the 31st of July. There are various bonus items you can get in the various Kickstarter tiers, so why not head over the Kickstarter page right now and have a look?

Each physical book also comes with a custom bookmark and a set of anaglyph 3D glasses which can be used in conjunction with certain pages that are printed to make use of the 3D glasses; a nice little nod to the Master System’s own 3-D Glasses.

[Source: SEGA Master System: A Visual Compendium Kickstarter]

Valkyria Chronicles 4 Releases in America and Europe on September 25th, Launch Editions Detailed

June 22nd, 2018

SEGA has announced that Valkyria Chronicles 4 will be coming West on September 25th, elaborating on the previously given ‘Fall’ release date.

Additionally, SEGA Europe has confirmed that the recently announced PC version of the game will also release on the same day. Each region gets different launch editions, however. The American edition, seen above, comes with a controller skin for your console of choice.

Europe still gets the sticker love, just in a slightly less interesting fashion. In the European release, it’s simply a sticker of the loyal medic dog Ragnarok. A bit of a shame, but it’s something we suppose.

The game will launch on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

[Source: SEGA Twitter ]

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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]

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

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 ]

New Team Sonic Racing Characters Revealed Alongside First Gameplay Footage

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.

Review: SEGA Mega Drive Classics for PS4

June 1st, 2018

It’s 2018 and it’s time for another Mega Drive collection for modern systems. This time around we have SEGA Mega Drive Classics for PS4, Xbox One and PC. This collection has been developed by d3t who have previously worked on the SEGA Mega Drive Classics Hub for PC. In fact, this collection is incredibly reminiscent of the Hub and includes the same bedroom menu presentation. PC owners of the Hub will also notice it has now been patched to more closely resemble the collection on consoles, except it still retains its Steam Workshop support for mods.

Click here to read our full review of the PS4 version of SEGA Mega Drive Classics.

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