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Upcoming SEGA Titles
EU/US Releases
- Hatsune Miku Project Mirai DX (3DS) 28/05/2015
- 3D Fantasy Zone 2: The Tears of Opa-Opa (3DS)
- Yakuza 5 (PS3) 2015
- Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (PS3 & PS Vita) 2015
- Tembo the Badass Elephant (PC, PS4 & Xbox One) 2015
Japan-Only Releases
- Neptunia vs. SEGA Hard Girls (PS Vita)
- Stella Glow (3DS) 04/06/2015
- Ryu Ga Gotoku Zero (PS3 & PS4) 12/03/2015


Review: Bare Knuckle III/Streets of Rage 3

February 1st, 2015

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The final Streets of Rage game is a polarising one. While the first two games in the series are universally praised as classic beat-em-ups, the third game just doesn’t get the same amount of love. This might be because depending on whether you’re playing a Japanese or a Western version of the game you’re in for a quite a different experience.

Check out or review of Bare Knuckle III/Streets of Rage 3 by clicking here or alternatively click the First Party Reviews link on our menu bar and then select the Mega Drive Software section.

A New Wonder Boy/Monster World Game is in Development

January 30th, 2015

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A new entry in the Wonder Boy/Monster World series is in development!

Development is being lead by FDG Entertainment who are responsible for the Flying Hamster games. The new game will be called Monster Boy and the Wizard of Booze and will be developed with series creator Ryuichi Nishizawa, formerly of Westone Bit Entertainment.

FDG Entertainment are also working with SEGADriven favourite Banjo Guy Ollie who will be producing music for the soundtrack and also appearing in-game as an NPC. You can check out a video of Banjo Guy Ollie in action which also features some artwork from the new game below:

Monster Boy and the Wizard of Booze is in development for PS4 and PC. More platforms are due to follow.

Review: After Burner II for Mega Drive

January 29th, 2015

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Another retro review! Today we’re tackling the Mega Drive port of perennial AM2 arcade classic After Burner II. Can the Mega Drive handle a faithful port of a game made for the slightly more powerful SEGA X Board?

Click here to read our full review of After Burner II for the SEGA Mega Drive or alternatively click the First Party Reviews link on our menu bar and then select the Mega Drive Software section.

Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Getting Digital-Only European Release

January 29th, 2015

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Well I don’t think anyone saw this coming! The previously Japan exclusive fighting game Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax will get a Western release on PS3 and PS Vita. The European release will be digital-only while the game will get a digital and boxed release in North America.

The fighting game brings together characters from manga and anime series’ like Sword Art Online, Accel World, A Certain Magical Index and Durarara!! The game also features SEGA characters like Akira from Virtua Fighter and Selvaria from Valkyria Chronicles.

Check out the announcement trailer below:

Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax will be released this summer.

Review: Alien Storm on Mega Drive

January 28th, 2015

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Alien Storm is an often ignored entry in SEGA’s beat-em-up history for reasons that aren’t particularly clear. Did the humour put off the die-hard SEGA fanbase? Were SEGA fans simply not interested in anything that wasn’t Streets of Rage or Golden Axe? Who knows. Regardless, we think it’s a game you should check out and now we have a review explaining exactly why we think it’s worth your time.

Click here to go straight to our review of Alien Storm for the Mega Drive or alternatively you can click the First Party Reviews link on our menu and navigate to the Mega Drive software section.

Video Spotlight: Shay Deconstructs the Sonic Franchise

January 24th, 2015

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I’d like to draw your attention to the latest episode of Shay Says. If you’re unfamiliar with the series then it’s a documentary-style video games show that deconstructs certain games of gaming franchises in a similar way to Egoraptor’s Sequelitis.

For the latest episode, Shay is taking a detailed look at the gameplay mechanics of the Sonic franchise (and when I say detailed, I mean detailed). 2 more episodes will follow that look at other aspects of the franchise.

While I wouldn’t normally recommend watching an almost feature length video about a games franchise, Shay has some incredibly interesting things to say about what works and what doesn’t regarding Sonic gameplay mechanics. He’s also one of the few people I’ve seen actively suggest alternative mechanics that might just improve the experience.

If you have the time then please take a look at the below video because it’s an extremely well made and unbiased look at what makes the Sonic franchise work so well and what doesn’t.

Merchandise: More Books Added

January 21st, 2015

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We’re on a roll with these merchandise updates! Today’s update mainly focuses on books but we do have a new addition to the magazine section as well. Full details below:

Book Section Additions
– The Official Sonic the Hedgehog Yearbook (1991)
– The Official Sonic the Hedgehog Yearbook (1992)
– Solid Gold Guide No. 1: Sonic the Hedgehog 2
– Sonic the Hedgehog: Adventure Game Book 1
– Sonic the Hedgehog in Castle Robotnik
– Sonic the Hedgehog in the Fourth Dimension
– Sonic the Hedgehog in Robotnik’s Laboratory
– Sonic the Hedgehog and the Silicon Warriors
– Stay Sonic

Magazine Section Additions
– SEGA Magazine 13: January 1995

Direct links to both section are linked above, but you can also access the merchandise section via the link on our menu.

New Mega Drive Shmup in Development Called Antarex

January 21st, 2015

A new Mega Drive game is in development!

Homebrew devs 1985 Alternativo are currently hard at work developing Antarex; a new shoot em up for the Mega Drive. Check out the latest gameplay trailer below:

Antarex currently has no release date. The game seems to have been in development for quite some time as a video featuring it went live in November 2013. We’ll keep you up-to-date regarding Antarex as we learn more.

[Source: SEGAShiro]

Rent-A-Hero English Language Patch Released

January 21st, 2015

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The previously Japanese exclusive action RPG Rent-a-Hero is now available to play in English for the first time.

A team of dedicated ROM hackers have created an English language patch for the game from ROMHacking.net have been working off the previously released patch by Edison Translation Group which only partially translated the game.

You can download the complete patch via this link.

[Source: SEGAbits]

Merchandise: Graphic Novels Added

January 20th, 2015

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Have you guessed I’m enjoying updating the merchandise section? Today’s update marks the grand opening of the final sub-section which is Comics and Graphic Novels. The following graphic novels are now featured:

– Sonic the Hedgehog Archives volumes 1 to 9
– Sonic Select volumes 1 and 2

Yes, it’s only a small update but you wouldn’t believe how time consuming scanning graphic novels can be. Go straight to the Comics and Graphic Novels section via this link or alternatively click the link to the merchandise section on our menu.

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