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All of a sudden, Sonic Lost World is no longer a Wii U exclusive and is now on its way to PC!
Sonic Team’s latest Sonic outing can now be pre-ordered on Steam for £19.99 and you also get a free copy of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (this will only be available during pre-order). The game officially launches on November 2nd.
This is great news for PC Sonic fans as SEGA’s PC ports are generally very well handled and in the case of Sonic Generations, they also open up wonderful modding opportunities.
Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom will be launching on iOS and Android ‘soon’.
The game was previously soft-launched on Android devices in certain countries in a similar way to Sonic Runners, but now the game is ready for its full launch.
As the sequel to Sonic Dash, the game features similar endless running gameplay to the original but with new gimmicks such as using the enerbeam to lock onto sky-rails. The game also takes its visual cues from the Sonic Boom animated series.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about the Western release of Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax and then all of a sudden there’s a new character roster trailer to check out (see below) and news of the game’s US release which is next week!
The game launches on the PSN store on October 6th. This is for both the PS3 and PS Vita versions. Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax is a cross-franchise fighting game featuring characters from anime and manga series’ like Sword Art Online. There’s also some cheeky SEGA cameos as well:
Yellow Bulldog have begun pre-orders on a new Sonic Christmas jumper design and unlike the one that was released last year, this is actually a proper knitted jumper design instead of just a print that was made to look like a knitted design.
The jumper is £34.99 and shipping will begin on the 24th of October. Click here to go to the item page on Yellow Bulldog and slap down a pre-order if you’re interested in looking like a bit of a tit (yes I understand that is the point of Christmas jumpers, calm down).
You can now see Takeshi Kitano’s in-game Yakuza 6 character in this new video. Check it out below:
Details of Takeshi’s character are still scarce with no details on the character’s name or backstory at this time. Yakuza 6 is currently scheduled for an Autumn 2016 release on PS4. A Western release is not planned at this time.
3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 finally has a release date! The stereoscopic 3D remaster by M2 hits the 3DS eShop on the 8th of October.
Outside the obvious addition of stereoscopic 3D visuals, the only major change to this version of Sonic 2 comes with the ability to save anywhere and play multiplayer co-op or vs modes with each player on a dedicated device. Also included is a new unlockable Super Sonic mode which allows you to activate Super Sonic at any point in the game.
A twin pack of SEGA 3D Reprint Archives 1 and 2 will release on December 23rd in Japan. A complete list of all the games featured in each volume can be found below:
SEGA 3D Reprint Archives 1
3D Space Harrier 3D
3D Fantasy Zone: Opa Opa Brothers 3D
3D Out Run 3D
3D Streets of Rage 3D
3D Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master 3D
3D Ecco the Dolphin 3D
Space Harrier 3-D (Master System version)
Out Run 3-D (Master System version)
SEGA 3D Reprint Archives 2
3D Sonic The Hedgehog
3D Galaxy Force II
3D Altered Beast
3D Fantasy Zone II W
3D Power Drift
3D Puyo Puyo 2
Maze Walker (Master System version)
Fantasy Zone II (Master System version)
There is still no word on a Western release for these boxed collections of the SEGA 3D classics range. The next scheduled SEGA 3D classic to launch on Western eShops is 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 which was due for release this month but seems to have gone AWOL.
Data Discs have revealed their next two soundtrack releases. From October 2nd you can order Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master on 12″ vinyl in 3 variants. The limited edition is a oxblood and bone split colour variant while the other 2 variants are an oxblood one and the standard black.
Super Hang-On will also be available to order from early November. This record is only available in 2 variants; a tri-colour segmented variant and the standard black. However, this record comes with a die-cut sleeve that allows you to view the artwork through the Super Hang-On logo.
Also revealed for release in 2016 are the Out Run and Streets of Rage 2 soundtracks and also represses for both the Streets of Rage and Shenmue records. No details about record variants is available for Out Run and Streets of Rage 2 at this time, but the Streets of Rage and Shenmue represses will only be available in their solid colour variants.
1991 Japan-exclusive Sonic arcade game Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car has finally been dumped and can now be emulated in MAME. This also means that high quality footage of the game is now available to watch below. Check it out:
Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car is more like those children’s sit-in “rides” you often see in shopping centres and it never made its way out of Japan despite the existence of an English version. It is widely rumoured that the English version was used in markets where tourism was more popular. Sonic is voiced by Takeshi Kusao who would also voice Sonic in another arcade exclusive Sonic game, the infamous SegaSonic the Hedgehog.
Revealed at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, Anippon have launched a range of three SEGA-console themed pairs of shoes.
The range includes a Mega Drive design (see above), a Saturn design and a Dreamcast design. They are currently exclusive to Japanese markets and will set you back 8000 yen a pair (£42.94 at the current conversion rate).
SEGA Japan really know how to make good use of their legacy, eh?
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