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Official Retro-Bit SEGA Controllers Now Available for Pre-Order on Amazon

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

The official Mega Drive and SEGA Saturn controllers from Retro-Bit are now available to pre-order on Amazon. The controllers are due to ship on January 31st 2019. They are available in the following configurations:

Mega Drive Classic Edition (available in blue and black) – £14.99
Mega Drive USB Edition (available in blue and black) – £17.99
Mega Drive Blue Tooth Edition – £39.99
Mega Drive Blue Tooth Receiver – £15.99
SEGA Saturn Classic Edition (available in transparent and black) – £17.99
SEGA Saturn USB Edition (available in transparent and black) – £21.99
SEGA Saturn Blue Tooth Edition – £39.99
SEGA Saturn Blue Tooth Receiver – £14.99

Classic editions are for use with original systems, the USB and blue tooth editions are for use with modern systems. The blue tooth editions also feature analogue sticks. A separate blue tooth receiver has to be purchased if you want to use the blue tooth editions with original hardware.

Click here to purchase the Mega Drive controllers or alternatively click here to purchase the SEGA Saturn controllers.

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The 2018 Sonic Christmas Jumper Has Arrived | Merchandise

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Numskull designs have revealed a brand new Sonic the Hedgehog knitted Christmas jumper for 2018. The new design features Sonic, Tails and Knuckles snowboarding/skiing in an environment not too dissimilar to Ice Cap from Sonic 3.

The jumper is available to pre-order now from Geek Store and is priced at £39.99. The jumper will ship nearer the end of November 2018.

[Source: Geek Store]

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M2’s SEGA Ages Ports of Thunder Force IV and Sonic the Hedgehog Now Available on Switch in EU

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

There’s been scarce mention of M2’s SEGA Ages ports making it to the West, but all of a sudden (and only the day after the Japanese launch), Sonic the Hedgehog and Thunder Force IV have landed on the Nintendo Switch’s eShop for Europe.

Each game is price €6.99 for Europe and £5.99 for UK. These ports are enhanced with development lead by M2 and contain new features like Sonic’s Mega Play mode from the arcade and the addition of the drop dash from Sonic Mania. Check out the launch trailer below:

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Mega Drive Mini Delayed to 2019 – AtGames Are Off the Project

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

SEGA’s Mega Drive mini console has been delayed to 2019 in an attempt to improve the system and aim for a worldwide launch.

The system was previously being developed by AtGames who have a notorious reputation for developing clone systems that don’t perform well or emulate sound accurately. SEGA is now working with a domestic Japanese software developer but the developer has not been named at this time. The statement from SEGA Japan says the developer has “a proven track record”. Could it be M2, the developers of the SEGA Ages ports?

SEGA’s Mega Drive and Genesis mini consoles will launch together worldwide in 2019.

[Source: Polygon]

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SEGA Mega Drive Classics Heading to Switch Winter 2018

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

The SEGA Mega Drive Classics collection that launched on PC, PS4 and Xbox One back in May is finally heading to Nintendo Switch this Winter 2018.

While Western release dates for the individual SEGA Ages titles for Switch that are currently releasing in Japan this month are still up in arms, this announcement should satisfy SEGA fans looking to bring a nice collection of Mega Drive titles with them anywhere.

SEGA Mega Drive Classics features 53 Mega Drive games to play, a 90s bedroom presentation and a whole host of challenges to complete for each game. You can check out our review of the PS4 version to get a good idea of what to expect in the Switch port.

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Retro Electro Reveal 1:2.3 Scale Mega Drive Model for Release in December 2018 | Merchandise

Monday, August 20th, 2018

A new model company called Retro Electro has revealed that they are producing a miniature model Mega Drive for release in December 2018. The model will be 1:2.3 scale (approximately 122mm x 92mm x 30mm) and comes with an additional miniature Sonic the Hedgehog cartridge, controller and replica box based on the Sonic bundle. The prototype images show a European PAL model Mega Drive and there’s currently no word if models based on the Japanese and US systems are planned. Retro Electro have stated that their models are priced between £30-£40. Pre-orders will be opening soon and if you want to bookmark Retro Electro’s website so you don’t miss them then you can click this link.

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Retro-Bit SEGA Controllers to Launch in November 2018, Dreamcast Controllers Absent from Launch Line-Up

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Retro-Bit’s new line of fully licensed SEGA controllers for consoles and PCs have been given a formal release date of November 2018. The controllers will be featured at Gamescom 2018, specifically at Game Outlet Booth #A041 in Hall 04.2 of the Koelnmesse Convention Center from the 21st to the 25th of August 2018. Below is the full list of controllers that Retro-Bit are planning to showcase for launch in November:

  • Genesis Wired 6-Button Original Port Controller (Black, Clear Blue)
  • Genesis Wired 8-Button USB® Port Controller (Black, Clear Blue)
  • Genesis Bluetooth® Controller (Black)
  • Genesis Bluetooth® Receiver
  • Megadrive Wired 6-Button Original Port Controller (Black, Clear Blue)
  • Megadrive Wired 8-Button USB® Port Controller (Black, Clear Blue)
  • Megadrive Bluetooth® Controller (Black)
  • Megadrive Bluetooth® Receiver
  • Saturn Wired Original Port Controller (Black, Slate Grey)
  • Saturn Wired USB® Port Controller (Black, Slate Grey)
  • Saturn Bluetooth® Controller (Black)
  • Saturn Bluetooth® Receiver

As you can see, the previously announced Dreamcast controllers are no longer listed, even after previously being showcased at CES 2018. Could the Dreamcast controllers be coming later? Retro-Bit’s press release does mention that the controllers listed above are a part of the “first line” of controllers, so it could be the case that the Dreamcast controllers come in the second line.

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Unreleased Psygnosis Mega Drive Game ‘Hardcore’ Coming to PS4 and PS Vita in 2019

Friday, August 17th, 2018

In 1994, Digital Illusions were developing a game for the Mega Drive called Hardcore. The game was to be published by Psygnosis and nearly made it to release, but ultimately it was canned as Psygnosis began its focus on the next generation of consoles.

Now, a new team called Strictly Limited have been given the license to the original game data and with the help from some of the Digital Illusions developers, they will finish the game and release it for PS4 and PS Vita in 2019.

Hardcore is currently the working title of the game, but a digital and physical release has been promised. You can see the game in action by clicking the embed below:

Keep an eye on the game’s official website for more news.

[Source: Eurogamer]

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Tanglewood | Review

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Tanglewood is a brand new Mega Drive game that you can buy and purchase in the year of our Lord, 2018. A lot has been said of its development in 68000 assembly language and using an actual Mega Drive development kit. It’s certainly one of the more interesting Mega Drive homebrew developments in recent years, but for all its authenticity to developments of the time, is it any good?

Click here to read our full review.

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More Music, Magazines and Books Added to the Merchandise Section

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

We’ve got a whole host of interesting SEGA junk for you to look at today. See below for the full list of additions to our merchandise section:

Music
Saturn Power No. 3: Block-Rocking Beats

Books
The Official SEGA Magazine Tips Bible by Richard Leadbetter

Magazines
Gamepro Issue 52
Mean Machines SEGA Issues 9 and 18
Mega Issue 8
MegaTech Issue 19

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