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SEGA Tunes: The Sonic Forces Vocal Theme is Predictably Sung by a Pop Punk Vocalist of Yesteryear

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

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In keeping with the theme of Sonic Team dredging up pop punk vocalists whose popularity climaxed around 2003, the Sonic Forces vocal theme ‘Fist Bump’ features Douglas Robb from Hoobastank. This is pretty in keeping with mainline Sonic Team-developed Sonic titles as we’ve previously experienced themes by Zebrahead and Jaret Reddick from Bowling for Soup.

We’d previously heard an untitled instrumental version of this track back in March, but this version features Robb singing along with the main guitar melody. Check it out below:

Sonic Forces releases on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC around Christmas this year and is being developed by Sonic Team.

Bubsy and Accolade Return with Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back for PC and PS4

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

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Okay so Bubsy is not a SEGA property but the original 2 games did appear on the Mega Drive and publisher Accolade are intrinsically connected with a big part of SEGA history (click here to read more), so we have to let you know that Accolade are back and they’re publishing a brand new Bubsy title called Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back. Yes, really.

Developed by Black Forest Games who are responsible for the rather good Giana: Twisted Dreams, Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back is clearing riffing on the first two Bubsy titles and offers a 2.5D aesthetic, a whole host of yarn-based gimmicks and a snarky attitude to boot.

Check out the announcement trailer by clicking below:

Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back will launch on PC and PS4 in Autumn 2017.

[Source: Gematsu]

Video Spotlight: Sonic Mania Chemical Plant Zone Trailer and New GHZ Boss Image

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

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Another classic Sonic stage is making its way to Sonic Mania in the form of a remixed Chemical Plant Zone.

The new version of Chemical Plant Zone brings a whole host of new gimmicks with it. We’ve got mega-mack that can change colour which gives it different qualities like making it more springy, we’ve got sticky surfaces that you can launch yourself from and we’ve also got a new DNA-style transporter for launching Sonic/Tails/Knuckles onto higher paths.

Check out the trailer below to see the new stage in action:

We’ve also got a new image of a Green Hill Zone act 2 boss which you can view by clicking here (WARNING: SPOILERS). This image comes courtesy of tech site Venture Beat and they may have leaked this image early as the caption doesn’t match up with what it’s showing.

Sonic Mania launches on PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch on the 15th of August 2015.

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

Shenmue III Delayed to 2nd Half of 2018

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

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The inevitable Shenmue III delay has arrived! Shenmue III will now release in the 2nd half of 2018.

It had previously been slated for a December 2017 release but as was previously revealed, Shenmue III was not scheduled for an appearance at this year’s E3 which put a 2017 release into doubt.

Yu Suzuki announced the delay himself in the latest Kickstarter update and has said, “By utilising new technologies, we have been able to discover new possibilities and expressions. In many ways, the game has become bigger and more beautiful than I initially expected. We do, however, need more time to deliver the game to you.”

Shenmue III will not be published by SEGA but instead by Sony. The game will eventually launch on PC and PS4.

[Source: IGN]

Digital Pre-Orders for Sonic Mania Now Open, Release Date Revealed

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

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Sonic Mania is now available to pre-order digitally across Steam, the Microsoft Store and PSN for £15.99 and the game will unlock on August 15th 2017.

There are various perks available for pre-ordering across the 2 of the platforms. Steam are offering 10% off any pre-orders for a limited time, while PSN pre-orders come with 6 avatars and 3 dashboard themes. The avatars and themes unlock at launch along with the game itself. The Microsoft Store currently offers no additional pre-order perks at this time.

There is also a gorgeous new trailer full of hand-drawn animated sequences by Tyson Hesse and it also includes the reveal of Stardust Speedway (past) as a new stage. Check it out:

[Source: Steam, PSN & Microsoft Store]

Sonic Forces’ 3rd Playable Character is a Custom Hero You Can Create

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

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In one of the most self-aware moves I’ve ever seen from SEGA, Sonic Forces will include a customisable character that you can create. This custom character is the third playable character option that was teased for inclusion in Sonic Forces and they come with additional abilities that include a grappling hook and a flamethrower.

The customisable character will have 7 species for you to build your character from and each of them has specific extra abilities. The 7 species are listed below:

Rabbit — Has longer invincible time after receiving damage
Wolf — Automatically draws in rings when near them
Cat — Keeps one ring after being hit
Dog — Restarts with five rings after the player dies
Bear — Blows away enemies with a homing attack
Bird — Flies high with double jump abilities
Hedgehog — Collects rings when getting damaged

You can check out the first footage of the customer character in action via the trailer below:

We also get an extended look at the custom character in action in the dilapidated city stage which is now officially known as Park Avenue. Check it out below:

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

Video Spotlight: New Sonic Mania Footage Showcases Knuckles in Action in the Flying Battery Zone

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

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The official Sonic the Hedgehog YouTube channel has uploaded some new footage of Sonic Mania which showcases Knuckles doing his thing in the new version of Flying Battery Zone.

There’s lots of nods to the original stage layout from Sonic & Knuckles as well as entirely new areas to explore. Check out the new footage via the embed below:

Sonic Mania launches on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch later this year.

Video Spotlight: Classic Sonic Gameplay Footage from Sonic Forces

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

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SEGA have unveiled the first extended look at Classic Sonic’s gameplay from Sonic Forces. It resembles his gameplay from Sonic Generations very closely except keen-eyed viewers have noticed his move-set may have been expanded to include the drop-dash from Sonic Mania.

The stage featured is a remixed version of Green Hill Zone that has been flooded with sand, a result of “the heavy desertification caused by Eggman’s industries”. Check out the gameplay trailer by clicking below:

Sonic Forces is scheduled for release in Winter 2017 for Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch. Its development is being lead by Sonic Team.

Night Trap to Get 25th Anniversary Re-Release on PS4 & Xbox One

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

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Cult teen-horror FMV title Night Trap (which SEGA fans will remember for its infamous SEGA/Mega-CD port) is to be re-released on PS4 and Xbox One for the game’s 25th anniversary.

Originally developed for the unreleased Hasbro Control-Vision, the FMV adventure game was originally supposed to use VHS tapes and it’s these tapes that have been sourced to provide the in-game video used in this 25th anniversary port.

The port is not being handled by SEGA but an independent studio called Screaming Villains. Screaming Villains have also made the game’s theme song available for free download from their website.

Limited Run Games will also be producing a physical release for the PS4 and the artwork has been made to resemble the American SEGA CD and 32X artwork. While pre-orders are not available yet, it might be worth subscribing to their mailing list so you’re the first to know when the physical version will be made available.

Check out the announcement trailer below:

[Source: Eurogamer]

Valkyria Revolution to Get Western Release on Xbox One, PS4 and PS Vita

Monday, March 27th, 2017

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SEGA are bringing another Japan-exclusive to the West in the form of Valkyria Revolution, the latest game in the Valkyria Chronicles series of strategic RPGs. Valkyria Revolution sees you taking control of 5 characters with different skills and abilities and sending them into battles with soldiers and even mechs. There’s now a wide variety of weapons to use that include ranged weapons and melee weapons. The striking “painted” visuals of the original also return thanks to the game’s custom GOUACHE rendering engine.

Check out the announcement trailer below:

Valkyria Revolution will get a physical release on both Xbox One and PS4 while the PS Vita version will be digital only. All versions will launch on June 27th 2017.

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