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Upcoming SEGA Titles
EU/US Releases
- Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f 2nd (PS3 & PS Vita) 21/11/2014
- Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Wii-U) 21/11/2014
- Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal (3DS) 21/11/2014
- Hatsune Miku Project Mirai DX (3DS) 2015
- Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (Xbox 360 & PS3) 11/2014
- Football Manager 2015 (PC) 7/11/2014
- Total War: Attila (PC & Mac) 2/2015

Indie Releases
- Hypertension: Harmony of Darkness (Dreamcast) 2014
- Elysian Shadows (Dreamcast) 2015
- SLaVE (Dreamcast) 4/2015
- Leona's Tricky Adventures (Dreamcast) 2014
- Ghost Blade (Dreamcast) 2015
- Pier Solar HD (Dreamcast) 2014
Japan-Only Releases
- Ryu Ga Gotoku Zero (PS3 & PS4)
- Shining Resonance (PS3) 11/12/2014
- Hero Bank 2 (3DS) 27/11/2014
- The World End Eclipse (PC, iOS, Android & PS Vita) 2014
- Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (PS3 & PS Vita) 13/11/2014
- Phantasy Star Nova (PS Vita) 27/11/2014
- SEGA 3D Reprint Archives (3DS) 18/12/2014

Fan Scene: Sonic 3 Complete Hack Restores Sonic 3 to its Original Design

September 21st, 2014

A team of enthusiastic Sonic hackers have created a version of Sonic 3 that restores the game to its originally intended design.

The hacking team consisting of Tiddles, Neo, That One Jig, ValleyBell, Flamewing and Hayate have created Sonic 3 Complete. This version of Sonic 3 arranges the stages in the way they are displayed in the original Sonic 3 level select screen. It also restores the Big Arms boss that is excluded when you play Sonic 3 & Knuckles and a new cut-scene has been added at the end of Launch Base to help make the narrative more coherent.

Various other small changes have also been made to create a more cohesive Sonic 3 experience in the style of the game’s original design before development lead to the 2 halves of the game being split into 2 separate cartridges. It’s a wonderful little project and you can download a copy of the ROM from the project’s official website. You will need to find a Mega Drive emulator to play the thing.

[Source: Retro Collect]

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Releasing in November

September 19th, 2014

A release date for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax has finally been confirmed for Europe. The PS3 and Xbox 360 fighting game will launch in November.

An exact date has yet to be determined but looking at SEGA’s release schedule for November it might be safe to assume the 21st will be the date seeing how Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, Shattered Crystal and Project Diva F 2nd are all releasing on that same day.

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is the first Atlus game to be published by SEGA in Europe since the company’s acquisition back in February.

[Source: Eurogamer]

Valkyria Chronicles Characters Headed to Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax

September 19th, 2014

Selvaria and Alicia from Valkyria Chronicles are joining the character roster of Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax.

This news should surprise no-one as a Valkyria Chronicles stage has been in the game since its initial release in the arcades. It is also worth mentioning that Selvaria is fully playable while Alicia only functions as a support character. Check out a screenshot of them both in the game below:

Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax launches in Japan on PS3 and PS Vita on the 13th of November.

[Source: Siliconera]

Video Spotlight: TGS Round-Up

September 18th, 2014

Lots of videos from the Tokyo Game Show have gone live on SEGA’s YouTube channel. Here’s a complete list of the featured games and links to their respective trailers:

  • New songs have been added to SEGA’s arcade rhythm game MaiMai Orange. Check out the announcement trailer by clicking here.
  • A new Hero Bank 2 trailer has emerged featuring someone dressed up as some cute thing from the game. Click here to watch.
  • A new Phantasy Star Nova trailer has gone live. Click here to check out a wide variety of in game gameplay.
  • The announcement trailer of The World End Eclipse has gone live. No gameplay unfortunately. Watch that here.
  • To finish we have another Ryu Ga Gotoku Zero trailer which takes a look at the game’s story and characters. Watch it via this link.
  • Video Spotlight: Ryu Ga Gotoku Zero TGS Trailer

    September 18th, 2014

    A new Ryu Ga Gotoku Zero trailer has been shown at the Tokyo Game Show and its a whopping 7 minutes in length. The new trailer shows off the game’s new features and a sizable portion of eighties Kamarucho. Check it out below:

    Ryu Ga Gotoku Zero will be released in Japan in early 2015 for PS3 and PS4.

    Hatsune Miku to Perform on The Late Show with David Letterman

    September 18th, 2014

    The Hatsune Miku hype train is gearing up for a series of American performances in October and now the virtual pop idol is making her way to television via a live performance of The Late Show with David Letterman.

    The performance will be broadcast on the October 8th edition of The Late Show and it will feature the same 3D performance technology that has been used for all the Miku live performances to date. Hatsune Miku live shows are animated by Marza Animation Planet who are owned by SEGA Sammy Holdings. The studio have worked on numerous projects SEGA projects, most famously the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise.

    The 4 Hatsune Miku shows that also take place in October are listed below:

    11/10 – Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles
    12/10 – Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles
    17/10 – Hammerstein Ballroom, New York
    18/10 – Hammerstein Ballroom, New York

    A Hatsune Miku art exhibition will also take place from the 9th to the 19th of October at the Wallplay Gallery in New York. Entrance is free.

    [Source: Nerd Reactor]

    SEGA Tunes: More Sonic Soundtracks Added to iTunes

    September 18th, 2014

    More Sonic soundtracks have appeared on iTunes. The new selection focuses mainly on the Sonic Adventure era by re-releasing the original game’s complete soundtrack as well as the new re-release of the Adventure era character themes that are featured on the Passion & Pride album.

    Links to all of the new Sonic iTunes releases are listed below:

    Sonic Adventure Original Soundtrack Vol. 1
    Sonic Adventure Original Soundtrack Vol. 2
    Sonic the Hedgehog: Passion & Pride – Anthems with Attitude from the Sonic Adventure Era – Vox Collection
    Sonic the Hedgehog: Passion & Pride – Anthems with Attitude from the Sonic Adventure Era – Instrumental Collection
    It Doesn’t Matter -RMX 2.014k-

    [Source: SEGA Blog]

    Sonic Armour Revealed for Monster Hunter 4 Palicoes

    September 18th, 2014

    In what has to be one of the most bizarre collaborations in Sonic history, Sonic the Hedgehog is making a cameo appearance in Capcom’s Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate via new armour that can be equipped on your Palicoes.

    The armour set also gives your Palicoes a weapon in the form of Caliburn from Sonic & the Black Knight. Apparently we all needed to be reminded that that game exists.

    Also revealed is a Sonic-themed guild card which features your Palico running around a Green Hill Zone loop.

    Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is released on 3DS in early 2015.

    [Source: Capcom Unity]

    Video Spotlight: Alien Isolation Survivor Mode Detailed

    September 17th, 2014

    A new mission mode has been announced for Alien: Isolation.

    Survivor Mode tasks the player with completing certain objectives in set time limits, but the trick is they have to do all this whilst being stalked by the game’s titular Xenomorph. A full description as well as gameplay footage can be seen in the video below:

    Alien: Isolation is released for PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 and Xbox One on the 7th of October. The game has been developed by The Creative Assembly.

    Resonance of Fate Items to be Included in Phantasy Star Nova

    September 17th, 2014

    Remember tri-Ace’s action RPG Resonance of Fate? The developer are resurrecting elements of the game by bringing back costumes and weapons and including them in Phantasy Star Nova on the PS Vita.

    The upcoming handheld entry in the Phantasy Star series will also include Resonance of Fate characters but who exactly will make an appearance has not been revealed at this time. It had previously been revealed that Phantasy Star Online 2 characters will return as assist characters in battle.

    Further Phantasy Star Nova details have also been announced. A new assistant character named Kisara will help out in battle by relaying information to you about enemy locations and strategies. The game will also have different facilities that are useful to the player in some way. These become active as you wake up allies who are in cold sleep. Some micro management also seems to be involved as shops can be upgraded to include more items as well as weapon creation.

    Phantasy Star Nova launches in Japan on the 27th of November for PS Vita.

    [Source: Siliconera]

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