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3D Thunder Blade Coming to Japanese eShop

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Thunder Blade is the latest SEGA classic to get the 3DS re-mastering.

The game will be re-released with stereoscopic 3D on the 3DS eShop on the 20th of August but as per the norm it’s currently Japan exclusive.

A special mode has been announced but what it exactly entails is still a mystery. Gyro controls have also been added for the handful of people that like playing a classic game in the worst way possible.

More on this as we get it.

[Source: Nintendo Life]

The Next Japanese SEGA 3DS Classic Will Be Fantasy Zone II

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Fantasy Zone II will be remastered and released in 3D for the 3DS eShop in Japan.

The new version will be called 3D Fantasy Zone II Double and will include a remastered version of the Master System’s Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa Opa as well as a new endless score mode called Fantasy Zone II: Link Loop Land. Check out the trailer below:

The game launches on the 16th of July. No word on a Western release at this time.

[Source: Siliconera]

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Remix Announced for Western Release

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2 is getting an expanded Western release under the (currently working) title Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Remix.

The 3DS title has been announced as a 5th anniversary release and will include new elements that were not previously available in Project Mirai 2. The game is due to launch some time in 2015.

More on this as it develops.

[Source: Nintendo Everything]

Sonic Boom Now Has a Subtitles and the 3DS Version Will Have an Increased Focus on Platforming

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014


The Wii U version of Sonic Boom also has a subtitle and it is Rise of Lyric.


The 3DS version of Sonic Boom will be called Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal and will have a much larger focus on platforming. This is at a juxtaposition with the Wii U version which focuses more on action and exploration.

Another interesting confirmation is that Sticks the Jungle Badger is actually playable and not just a non-playable character stuck in the game to flesh out the story. You can see a screenshot of her in action in the above screenshot.

[Source: Siliconera]

More Sonic Boom Details Revealed in Interview With Big Red Button CEO

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Siliconera have an extensive interview about Sonic Boom with Bob Rafei, the creative director and CEO of Big Red Button.

Key points to take away from the interview include:

- Sonic Boom will be more combat heavy than past Sonic games
- The game will have a larger focus on exploration similar to Sonic Adventure
- The game will also include cooperative gameplay and has been designed to maximise on this
- The game focusses on the strengths of each team member in a similar way to Sonic Heroes eg. Sonic is a speed character, Knuckles is a power character etc.
- Amy has been changed to a strong female character and no longer fawns over Sonic all the time
- Knuckles gets a chance to be the funny guy
- Sonic Boom will have a new main villain and Dr. Eggman will “pass the torch” so to speak
- Exploration will lead to the discovery of rare items and collectibles

Read the full interview at Siliconera by clicking here.

New Sonic Boom Character Announced

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

The previously leaked Sonic Boom character seen on a poster has been made official by SEGA. The character is called Sticks and she’s a jungle badger who “will play an integral role across all Sonic Boom platforms.”

The announcement on the official SEGA blog has this to say:

“Sticks is wilder than the other members of Sonic’s team with unparalleled animal instincts and extremely sharp survival skills. She’s a fearsome combatant and a tenacious hunter who’s armed with handmade weapons at all times, most notably a handmade boomerang that she keeps in tow.”

You can see footage of Sticks’ voice actor and get further insight into her personality in the below video:

There’s not much else to say really. She looks a bit like Marine from Sonic Rush. She has a silly name. She will appear in the TV show and the games. It’s another new sidekick for Sonic.

[Source: SEGA Blog]

SEGA’s Financial Results for 2013 Have Been Released

Friday, May 9th, 2014

We don’t normally talk figures on SEGADriven because it can be a bit dull, but SEGA have published their financial results for the year ending March 31st 2014 and it does make for some interesting reading.

Here’s SEGA’s top sellers from the past year:

1) Total War: Rome 2 – 1.13 million copies sold
2) Football Manager 2014 – 790,000 copies sold
3) Sonic Lost World – 710,000 copies sold
4) Company of Heroes 2 – 680,000 copies sold
5) Ryu ga gotoku Ishin! – 390,000 copies sold

SEGA’s profit was 30.7 billion yen (178 million pounds) for the financial year. This profit was down 8.2% on last year.

SEGA have also confirmed a continued focus on digital with further support for Phantasy Star Online 2 (get on that Western release guys!) as well as casual gaming for mobile devices.

[Source: Eurogamer]

Everything You Need to Know About Sonic Boom

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Lots of Sonic news coming out of New York today! At a press event called “2014: Year of Sonic”, SEGA properly revealed a new animated series called Sonic Boom featuring new character designs for Sonic the Hedgehog, Knuckles the Echidna, Tails the Fox, Amy Rose and Dr Eggman. You can see the new character designs below:

Along with the character reveal, a trailer for the series was also uploaded. Take a look at Sonic in battle with Dr Eggman’s Burnbot and with Tails providing some bizarre lazer-whip thingy that I don’t quite understand at this time:

To tie in with the series, SEGA are publishing a tie-in video game as well. The real shock comes in the choice of developers. Sonic Team will NOT be handling the Sonic Boom game. The Wii-U version will be developed by Big Red Button Entertainment (a new studio) and Sanzaru Games on 3DS (famous for various Sly Raccoon games). Check out the announcement trailer for the game below:

Screenshots for the Sonic Boom game can also be found in this gallery over at The Sonic Stadium.

Also confirmed is that the Sonic Boom continuity does not mess with the “official” Sonic the Hedgehog canon. The Sonic you know and love from games like Sonic Lost World, Generations and Colours belongs to the official canon with the Sonic from Sonic Boom existing in an alternate universe. Basically Sonic Boom does not replace the Sonic you currently know.

[Source: The Sonic Stadium and The Sonic Show]

Hero Bank Anime Starts in April

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Hero Bank, the upcoming RPG/fighter for the 3DS will be getting its own anime series in Japan. The series starts broadcasting in April, only a month after the games Japanese release.

Hero Bank is currently Japan exclusive but here’s hoping SEGA West pull their finger out and start giving us some new games to play. The game launches on March 20th.

[Source: SEGAbits]

More Hero Bank Details Emerge

Monday, December 30th, 2013

SEGA Japan’s 3DS fighting RPG Hero Bank is due for release on March 20th 2014 and some new details about the game, some of its mechanics and the plot have been revealed.

- The main character Kaito Gosho has a one billion yen debt to pay off and that’s why he enters the wrestling world to earn the money
- Kaito meets a character called Sennen who teaches him to “enter the gold”. This becomes a technique that helps Kaito gain incredible speed during battle used for bigger combos and collecting money littered around the ring
- During the “enter the gold” mode Kaito does less damage as a trade off to his increased speed
- There are also special moves that can be purchased during the “enter the gold” mode called God Speed and Mega Crash Fumes

[Source: Siliconera]

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