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Sonic 2 SEGA Ages Port to Include Scrapped Material, M2 Reveal Plans to Port Dreamcast Games

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

In an interview with Game Watch, M2’s Naoki Horii has revealed a lot of details about the Switch line of SEGA Ages ports.

Some key highlights include plans to port Sonic the Hedgehog 2 to the system and include elements originally removed from the game due to console limitations. Also revealed are plans to port Dreamcast games to the Switch and Horii confirmed there’s 3 key titles that the team are currently working on, but didn’t mention which ones.

The current batch of SEGA Ages ports will be a part of what M2 are calling, “season one”. They are planning 15 games for this season and the previously announced Thunder Force AC port will include additional stages and more colours than its original release. The team are also using fan feedback to help enhance their port of Gain Ground.

There has also been confirmation that the Model 1 emulation they are using for Virtua Racing allows them to improve the game. There is even talk of potentially porting the Model 1 Star Wars Arcade game if they can get authorisation to use the Star Wars license.

M2 have also revealed that they are planning to do a 2nd season of SEGA Ages ports once they’ve completed work on the first 15 games.

The SEGA Ages line currently consists of ports of Sonic the Hedgehog, Thunder Force IV and Phantasy Star which is currently Japan exclusive. A port is due for a Western release but there is currently no release dates. Other titles confirmed for a SEGA Ages release include Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Gain Ground, Space Harrier, Out Run, Columns II, Thunder Force AC, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Virtua Racing. 4 more unannounced games will round out season one.

[Source: Go Nintendo]

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SEGA’s UK Online Shop Has Finally Opened | Merchandise

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

SEGA’s long-awaited UK online shop has finally opened and there’s some very interesting items up for sale.

There’s merchandise ranges for Yakuza, Alex the Kidd, Streets of Rage, Sonic the Hedgehog and more. Some of our favourite items include a very cool set of Yakuza family crest pin badges in a presentation box, an Alex Kidd framed print, a Streets of Rage drawstring bag and the Sonic x Sanio range of crossover plushies.

There’s also merchandise based on consoles so if a Mega Drive and Dreamcast range of clothing is up your street then the SEGA UK shop has you covered. This is probably the most extensive range of SEGA merchandise available outside of SEGA’s US online store, so if you’re based in the UK and have been jealous of the US SEGA shop, you finally have an alternative.

Head on over to the UK SEGA Shop now and browse their many collections. There’s bound to be something that’ll take your fancy.

Webmaster and lead writer at SEGADriven. Likes old games, heavy music and too much pizza. Follow on Twitter @sonicyoda

Shenmue I & II Announced for Release on PC, PS4 & Xbox One in 2018

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

SEGA have revealed that Shenmue I & II are being remastered in high definition for PS4, Xbox One and PC, with a release due for 2018.

These updated versions of the classic Dreamcast titles are being developed by D3T, the studio behind the recent SEGA Mega Drive Classics hub on PC. These versions also boast an updated user interface, a choice of classic or modern controls, both Japanese and English game audio and fully scalable resolutions.

Check out the reveal trailer by clicking below:

Shenmue I & II will be released on PC, PS4 and Xbox One later in 2018.

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New Dreamcast Game ‘Intrepid Izzy’ Seeking Kickstarter Funding

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Intrepid Izzy is a new Dreamcast action platformer from Senile Team; famed creators of Rush Rush Rally Racing and Beats of Rage. The game is currently in development and is seeking funding via the Kickstarter platform. At the time of writing the game is 40% funded with 17 days to go. If you’re interested in supporting a new Dreamcast project then you can visit the game’s Kickstarter page and pledge now. The Dreamcast tier will set you back 30 euros which is a great price for a brand new, physical Dreamcast game. In conjuction with the Dreamcast release, the game will also be released on PC and PS4.

[Source: Intrepid Izzy on Kickstarter]

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YouTube Channel: SEGA Items at the Centre for Computing History

Friday, August 11th, 2017

We visited the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge and had a look at all their SEGA stuff! The centre is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 10am ’til 5pm. Adult entry is £8.

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New Additions to Hardware, Merchandise and Select Reviews

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

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Various updates have been made to the hardware section, merchandise sections and some select reviews on the website. Look below for all the new additions and changes on the website:

Behind the Scenes at SEGA added to the SEGA Book Catalogue
– The infra red control pad II entry in the Mega Drive hardware section has received updates with all new images and scans of the box and contents
– The Dreamcast Scart Cable has been added to the SEGA hardware section
– Issue 11 of DC-UK, issue 29 of Nintendo: The Official Magazine, issue 100 of Playstation 2: Official Magazine UK, Issue 17 of SEGA Magazine and issue 1 of SEGA Zone have been added to the magazines section
– The Data Discs vinyl release of the Panzer Dragoon soundtrack has been added to the Music section
– The Data Discs vinyl release of The Revenge of Shinobi soundtrack has been added to the Music section
– The Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice review now features cover artwork, instruction sheet and cartridge scans
– The Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X review now features cover artwork, instruction sheet and cartridge scans
– The 8th generation of SEGA releases has been updated to include every SEGA release from this generation
– You can now navigate our old front page news posts easier by using our new Archive section

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Merchandise: New Records Added

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

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We’ve added 4 new records to our music catalogue in the merchandise section of the website. See below for full details on the latest additions:

– The Data Discs release of the Streets of Rage 2 soundtrack has been added
– The Data Discs release of the Out Run soundtrack has been added
– The Data Discs release of the Golden Axe and Golden Axe II soundtracks has been added
– The Tommy Boy Silver Label Space Channel 5: Mexican Flyer remix LP has been added

Click each link to go to each release’s respective entry or click here to go to the SEGA Music Index to browse all entries.

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We Feature on the Latest Dreamcast Junkyard DreamPod

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

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We were very lucky to be invited onto The Dreamcast Junkyard’s podcast, DreamPod. In this latest episode we join Tom, Aaron, Mike and Ross to discuss our favourite and most hated racing games for the Dreamcast. You can stream the episode below via YouTube below or you can click here to get links to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and many more.

[Source: The Dreamcast Junkyard]

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Merchandise: New Books and Magazines Added

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

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We’re back once again with more additions to our merchandise section. We now have a couple of new entries in the Books section and 4 new entries in the Magazines section. Here’s the full list of additions:

– The Official SEGA Mega Drive Power Tips Book added to Books
– The Official SEGA Mega Drive Power Tips Book 2 added to Books
– Dreamcast: The Official Dreamcast Magazine issue 19 added to magazines
– Saturn Power issue 10 added to magazines
– SEGA Saturn Magazine issue 22 added to magazines
– SEGA Zone issue 3 added to magazines

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Dreamcast Reprint of Wind and Water Puzzle Battles Now Available

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

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A fresh reprint of Yuan Works’s Dreamcast indie puzzle game Wind and Water Puzzle Battles is now available from Dragon Box Shop for only €9.99. You can order a copy right now by clicking here and we highly suggest that you do.

Wind and Water Puzzle Battles is a real gem in the world of independent Dreamcast games. This is an extremely charming, funny and challenging title that will give puzzle fans a lot to enjoy. The story mode takes you on a fantastic tour of gaming and is filled with humour and pastiches of many gaming clichés. If you’ve been after something new to play on your Dreamcast and previously missed this title then this comes highly recommended from us.

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