SEGADriven is a SEGA fan-site that focuses on SEGA's console history, retro games and new software hitting the shelves soon. We want to share a love of great, quirky, clever and down-right fun games and SEGA have managed to provide this for over 2 decades. See below for the latest news, features and updates to the site.
Bandai Namco, Capcom and SEGA team up once again for another edition of Project X Zone! The sequel to the 3DS crossover RPG will be making its way west in the Autumn of this year. The game now features Resident Evil characters, Mega Man characters, Soulcalibur characters and Yakuza characters (our personal favourites). You can see Kiryu and Majima in action in the above screenshot. You can also check out the Western reveal trailer by clicking below:
While Rodea the Sky Soldier won’t be published in the West by SEGA, the game’s origins lie with ex-SEGA developer Yuji Naka. His new studio Prope developed the original Wii version of the game before it was shelved. The game was then remade for Wii U and 3DS but limited edition versions of the Wii U game will now come with Prope’s original Wii version which varies slightly to the Wii U and 3DS games. The Wii version has a greater score attack focus (similar to Naka’s NiGHTS into dreams…) which is at odds with the Wii U and 3DS’ focus on exploration. You can now watch a large section of Wii gameplay below:
Rodea the Sky Soldier is released in the West on the 25th of September through NIS America. Day one editions of the Wii U version will come with the Wii game as a bonus disc.
In our quest for social media dominance we’ve only gone and opened a Tumblr! We’re big fans of Tumblr and seeing blogs like Animated Screenshots has inspired us to create a similar wall of animated, video game glee using SEGA games.
If you want images and animated GIFs of various SEGA classics littered across your Tumblr homepage then you can do no wrong by subscribing to the SEGADriven Tumblr and we’ll make sure that happen for you.
Takenobu Mitsuyoshi is the voice of many of your favourite SEGA themes but if he’s remembered for one in particular it has to be Let’s Go Away from Daytona USA. He also strikes me as a man who absolutely adores his work and that certainly seems like the case if you watch him perform this live rendition of Let’s Go Away in the studio. Press play, crank the volume and let Mitsuyoshi-san take you away:
Those Sonic cameos just keep coming! Nintendo have revealed a new Mii outfit for Mario Kart 8 custom characters. The new outfit allows you to dress up your Mii in Sonic racing leathers and use a Sonic helmet. Interestingly the helmet looks quite similar to the Sonic masks you can buy in Toys ‘r’ Us:
This outfit will be available for Mario Kart 8 with the DLC update that goes live on April 23rd.
Super Fighter Team are repressing 2 of their modern Mega Drive classics. Legend of Wukong and Star Odyssey will be re-pressed for another short run and both will be released in 2017.
These 2 RPGs were originally released in 2008 and 2011 and have become incredibly sought-after. Both titles were originally released in Taiwan and Japan. Super Fighter Team’s releases mark the first time the games were released in English.
First 4 Figures have unveiled a new statue and this time it takes the form of NiGHTS. The statue is modeled on the signature pose NiGHTS pulls on the original game’s title screen but the character is in the costume that was introduced with the game’s sequel, NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams. The crescent moon also lights up which is quite a lovely little touch.
The NiGHTS statue is limited to 500 pieces worldwide and is available to pre-order now. The entire statue will cost you $234.99 with an initial $20 down-payment. You can go straight to the statue’s entry on First 4 Figures online store by clicking here.
Hear that? That’s the sound of me weeping into a pillow at the thought of Japanese 3DS owners being able to purchase this incredible new theme based on the Dreamcast (as well as many other retro SEGA consoles). Check out video of the theme in action and marvel at the attention to detail (VMU and disc drive sounds!):
The current range of SEGA console themes for 3DS are sadly exclusive to Japan at the moment. Fingers crossed they eventually make it West.
Rock n’ Roll Racing by Silicon & Synapse is a racing game in the RC Pro Am mold that features an isometric view point. The tracks are littered with weapons and power ups to help you get the upper hand on your fellow racers in a much more aggressive manner. Check out our video review of the game below:
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