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3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Release Date Finally Confirmed for 8th of October

Monday, September 28th, 2015


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.

[Source: Siliconera]

SEGA 3D Reprint Archives 1 & 2 Twin Pack to Release in Japan in December

Friday, September 25th, 2015


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 Thunderblade
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.

[Source: Nintendo Everything]

Sonic Boom Fire & Ice Release Delayed Until 2016

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015


In what has to be a first for the Sonic franchise, Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice will be delayed until 2016 so the game can be improved and fine-polished. There is currently no exact release date in 2016 other than, “it’ll be ready when it’s ready”.

The Sonic franchise is not well known for delays and generally when a release date is set for a game then it gets delivered in whatever state it’s in at the time. This has resulted in some pretty lackluster efforts like Sonic the Hedgehog ’06 and even last year’s Sonic Boom games Rise of Lyric and Shattered Crystal.

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice was due to release on 3DS in quarter four this year and this delay marks one of the few occasions I feel a delay can really benefit a game. The Sonic franchise deserves more great entries and rush-releasing games has never been good practice for the blue blur. Fingers crossed Fire & Ice turns into a worthy entry in the franchise whenever it is that we next see it.

[Source: SEGA Blog]

SEGA 3D Reprint Archives 2 Announced for Japan, Features 3D Power Drift, Puyo Puyo 2

Thursday, September 10th, 2015


SEGA Japan have revealed a new physical collection of SEGA 3D remasters for 3DS called SEGA 3D Reprint Archives 2.

The new collection rounds up 3D Sonic the Hedgehog, 3D Galaxy Force II, 3D Thunder Blade, 3D Altered Beast and 3D Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa while also adding new ports of 3D Power Drift and 3D Puyo Puyo 2. The cover artwork was also drawn once again by Ken Sugimori of Pokemon fame.

SEGA 3D Reprint Archives 2 will be a Japan-only 3DS release. There is currently no word on a release date.

[Source: Segalization]

Segata Sanshiro to be Playable in Project X Zone 2

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015


Project X Zone 2 will feature Segata Sanshiro in his first playable outing since Segata Sanshirō Shinken Yūgi for the Saturn in 1998. Segata Sanshiro originally featured in a run of popular Japanese advertisements for the SEGA Saturn.

Sanshiro will be a solo unit in the crossover strategy RPG which also features characters from Capcom and Namco Bandai franchises. He joins a cast of SEGA characters that include Akira and Kage-Maru from Virtua Fighter, Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima from Yakuza as well as Hotsuma from Shinobi.

Project X Zone 2 is being developed by Monolith Soft and will be released by Namco Bandai in Spring 2016 for the 3DS.

[Source: Gematsu]

Glitch Results in Project Mirai DX Demo Being Playable Once for EU Players

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015


A demo for Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX has gone live on the North American and European 3DS eShops but a publishing glitch has resulted in a strict one use limit for European players. This probably won’t get fixed before the game’s full release.

The North American version suffers no problem with the standard 30 use limit being available. I’m still not sure why the 3DS eShop restricts the amount of uses a player can have with a demo anyway, but at least the North American audience can have a little longer with the demo before they decide to buy the full game.

Remember being able to keep demos? Good times. Anyway Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX launches on the 8th of September.

[Source: Project Diva Wiki]

Video Spotlight: 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Trailer

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015


SEGA Japan’s YouTube channel has unleashed a trailer for 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2, the upcoming M2 port for 3DS. If you have a 3D-enabled display you can view the trailer in its intended stereoscopic 3D format. Check it out below:

3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 launches in the West in September this year for the 3DS eShop. It will feature a new Ring Keep mode which halves the amount of rings you lose every time you get hit.

New Ring Keep Mode Revealed for 3D Sonic 2

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015


A new mode called Ring Keep has been revealed for the 3DS port of Sonic 2.

3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will now feature a mode that allows you to start a stage with 10 rings but every time you take damage the amount of rings you lose are halved. This also means the amount of rings you’re allowed to scrape back after a hit is greatly reduced. It’s an interesting addition that should make for some challenging gameplay for seasoned players.

Also announced is 2 player co-op and versus modes will be available to play through wireless connectivity but both players will need their own copy of 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2. The game will have the standard M2 features of quick saves and the option to play the Japanese or international version of the game.

[Source: Siliconera]

Video Spotlight: The First 7th Dragon III Trailer Has Gone Live

Saturday, July 4th, 2015


The first trailer for 7th Dragon III: code:VFD has gone live. You can check it out below:

As we previously learned, the opening theme is called Annabel and it’s by Vocaloid artist sasakure.UK. What we failed to pick up on is the fact Yuzo Koshiro has signed on for the game’s soundtrack which is pretty exciting news for fans of his work.

7th Dragon III: code:VFD launches in Japan on the 15th of October exclusively for 3DS. There is no word on a Western release and it’ll be unlikely that we get one seeing as the previous games have all been Japan exclusive.

SEGA Japan Announces 7th Dragon III

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015


The 7th Dragon series returns to Japan for its third installment, 7th Dragon III: code:VFD for the 3DS.

The RPG series has stayed Japan exclusive for its entirety but it’s notable for being produced by Rieko Kodama, creator of the Phantasy Star franchise.

Not much is known about 7th Dragon III outside what is currently displayed on the official website. The main theme will be produced by famed vocaloid artist sasakure.UK.

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