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Upcoming SEGA Titles
EU/US Releases
- Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f 2nd (PS3 & PS Vita) 2014
- Alien: Isolation (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 & Xbox One) 2014
- Sonic Boom (Wii-U & 3DS) 6/2014
Japan-Only Releases
- Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd (PS3 & PS Vita) 27/3/2014
- Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (PS3 & Wii-U) 15/5/2014
- 3D Out Run (3DS eShop)

Fan Scene: Sonic Amateur Games Expo Trailer

February 20th, 2014

The Sonic Amateur Games Expo is almost upon us! This means it’s time for the final trailer before the show begins which is exciting as its the first time we’ve all seen any gameplay footage for the games featured at the show. Check it out below:

The Sonic Amateur Games Expo runs from February 23rd to March 1st 2014. It showcases a selection of fan made Sonic games as well as indie titles.

Ryu Ga Gotoku Ishin Will Have Bonus Content on PS3 for Owners of Past Yakuza Games

February 19th, 2014

Ryu Ga Gotoku Ishin will receive exlusive PS3 bonus content for anyone who owns previous Yakuza PS3 games.

In a short interview with Siliconera, Toshihiro Nagoshi has revealed that if you have save data from past Yakuza games on your PS3 then you will receive “a little bonus”. This content is exclusive to the PS3 version of the game and will not make its way on the PS4 version.

Ryu Ga Gotoku Ishin is released in Japan on the 22nd of February. A Western release has not been confirmed at this time.

[Source: Siliconera]

SEGA Have Apparently Lost the Shenmue Trademark

February 19th, 2014

Now here’s a strange one! Apparently SEGA have lost their rights to the Shenmue trademark because “registrant did not file an acceptable declaration under Section 8.”

Section 8 of the trademark policy details that to retain a trademark a company must show “continued use” or “excusable non-use”. In layman’s terms this just means that SEGA should either make use of the trademark or make a case for why they should continue to hold it.

This seems like a strange thing to happen as SEGA have used the Shenmue trademark in recent years as Ryo Hazuki from the series has appeared in both Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing and its sequel Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.

More on this as the story develops.

[Source: Save Continue]

Merchandise: There’s Alex Kidd T-Shirts on Amazon

February 18th, 2014 are selling supposedly official Alex Kidd t-shirts (and they’ve been on the store since December last year!).

You can buy Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle and Alex Kidd in Miracle World designs with prices ranging from £11.45 to £17 depending on the size.

Click here for the Enchanted Castle shirt or click here for the Miracle World shirt.

SEGA Tunes: Jungle Zone from Sonic the Hedgehog (8 Bit)

February 18th, 2014

It’s been a while since we took a look back at some classic SEGA anthems and I thought it was worth featuring the below track simply because it’s been stuck in my head all morning!

Today we are taking a look at the rather lovely 8 bit ditty that is the theme to Jungle Zone from Sonic the Hedgehog for Master System and Gamer Gear. The track was composed by Yuzo Koshiro who is more famously recognised for his thumping, dance style and the Streets of Rage soundtracks.

The Sonic the Hedgehog 8 bit soundtrack showcases Yuzo Koshiro in a lighter, more poppier mood yet still manages to be a highly memorable collection of songs. Hopefully you will all be whistling the Jungle Zone theme once you’re done with this!

London Trocadero to Close This Month

February 14th, 2014

The London Trocadero which is home to one of the most popular arcade gaming spots in the UK, is closing its doors for good on February 25th.

Previously the home of SEGA World and later Fun Land, the venue has housed one of the biggest arcades in London and an important landmark for those who are interested in arcade gaming and don’t live near a seaside town.

The Heart of Gaming in North Acton obtained a selection of its arcade cabinets from the Trocadero last year which was telling of the degradation of the Trocadero which had slowly been shrinking in scale since its Fun Land days.

It’s sad to see London’s premier arcade go, but it certainly wasn’t in the best shape in recent years. RIP London Trocadero; we knew thee well.

You can see what the London Trocadero was like in its heyday by checking out this video report we made back in 2010:

[Source: UK Arcade Racers]

Video Spotlight: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Japanese Trailer

February 14th, 2014

Along with yesterday’s announcement that Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will be getting a Japanese release in May, we now have the first official Japanese trailer! Check it out:

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed releases on May 15th for PS3 and Wii U in Japan.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Confirmed for Japan

February 14th, 2014

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will be getting a Japanese release!

The Sumo Digital racer has been confirmed for a Japanese release in the latest Nintendo Direct. The game will be coming to Japanese shores on May 15th for the Wii U and PS3 only.

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

Video Spotlight: New Bayonetta 2 Trailer

February 14th, 2014

Last night’s Nintendo Direct brought a new Bayonetta 2 trailer with it! Check out the sequel to Platinum Games’ brilliant action game below:

Bayonetta 2 is due for release on Wii-U later this year.

Japanese Figure Skating Duo Compete to Total War Soundtrack

February 13th, 2014

The Japanese mixed pair figure skating duo of Cathy Reed and Chris Reed competed in the Ice Dancing event at the 2014 Winter Olympics to the tune of ‘Shogun II’ from the Total War: Shogun II soundtrack. There basically isn’t anything I can add to this! Just look at that picture!

[Source: SurrealBeliefs on Twitter]

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