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SEGA Mega Drive Mini to Release in Japan, Powered by AtGames

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

UPDATE 20:00

AtGames have now confirmed their involvement, in a tweet.

UPDATE 16:32
It appears that the SEGA Mega Drive Mini maybe different in design to the AtGames Genesis Flashback. The unit itself is much smaller that the Genesis Flashback making backwards compatibility with actual Mega Drive cartridges impossible. Could this in fact be a newly developed system by SEGA Japan? We will update this article when we learn more.

ORIGINAL POST
SEGA Japan have announced the SEGA Mega Drive Mini for Japanese release.

It is currently unclear if this is a re-release of AtGames’s SEGA Genesis Flashback HD console for the Japanese market. SEGA Games COO Kenji Matsubara had previously expressed interest in importing and selling the SEGA Genesis Flashback in Japan.

Details on the exact specifications of the SEGA Mega Drive Mini are sparse at this time, but if it is a slightly altered version of the AtGames unit, it will likely feature the same line-up of Mega Drive, Master System, Game Gear and original titles from the Genesis Flashback. It will also include backwards compatibility with existing Mega Drive games via its cartridge port, as well as HDMI out for modern televisions.

The SEGA Mega Drive Mini will launch in Japan later in 2018.

[Source: Gematsu]

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SEGA Mega Drive Classics to Release on Xbox One, PC and PS4 May 29th 2018

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

UPDATE 2

The full list of included games has been confirmed by the PlayStation Blog. Notable exclusions from the collection include Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles which is likely due to licensing agreements regarding the soundtrack, which infamously features work by Michael Jackson. We also have confirmation of both offline and online multiplayer for games that support multiplayer options.

UPDATE 1

SEGA Europe have confirmed that the game will feature a new rewind option, a mirror mode and a selection of visual filters. SEGA Europe have confirmed the mirror mode mirrors the entire game horizontally – text and all. There has also been confirmation that Sonic 3 will not be included. The game will support trophies and achievements. An official website is also now live.

ORIGINAL POST

A new SEGA Mega Drive Classics collection will launch for PS4, Xbox One and PC on May 29th 2018.

This new collection appears to be based on the engine powering the SEGA Mega Drive Classics Hub for PC (complete with the virtual gamer’s bedroom), which is bizarre considering this is supposed to be getting a PC port as well. Will it become an update to owners of the SEGA Mega Drive Classics Hub on PC or will SEGA de-list the hub? We will update this story as we learn more.

This collection will feature over 50 Mega Drive titles including Sonic the Hedgehog, Streets of Rage, Golden Axe, Space Harrier II, Gunstar Heroes, ToeJam & Earl, The Revenge of Shinobi, Kid Chameleon and Altered Beast.

Check out the reveal trailer below:

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Video Spotlight: Sonic 3D Blast’s Weird Level Select Bug Explained

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

If you haven’t subscribed to GameHut yet then sort that out right now because Jon Burton of Traveller’s Tales has been revealing some fascinating prototypes of Sonic R, Sonic 3D: Flickies’ Island, Puggsy and Toy Story. Now Burton has gone a step further and explained one of the weirdest little quirks about Sonic 3D – it’s infamous level select glitch. People have wondered for ages why if you wobble or hit the Sonic 3D cartridge while its in the Mega Drive and turned on, why it instantly displays the game’s level select menu. Burton has all the answers and you can learn exactly what’s causing this by watching the video below:

[Source: GameHut]

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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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Review: Another World/Out of this World

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Eric Chahi’s Another World was a monumental achievement in 1991 featuring beautiful artwork, rotoscoped animation and cinematics that were animated using flat polygons instead of pixel art. This masterfully directed piece of work features no heads-up-display at all and each scene must be played through trial and error to discover how to progress.

Click here to read our full review of Another World for the Mega Drive.

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YouTube Channel: Sonic Hacking Contest 2015 Review Round-Ups

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

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The Sonic Hacking Contest 2015 is now live and we’ve been attempting to review as many of the hacks as we can. We probably won’t get a chance to look at them all but you can check out 9 of them in the following 3 round-up videos on our YouTube channel:

Please subscribe to our channel for more great SEGA video content!

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Unreleased Port of Putty Squad Now Available to Download

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

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An unreleased Mega Drive version of System 3’s long-delayed Putty sequel Putty Squad has been dumped and is available to download now. Click here to try the game for yourself.

Putty Squad was originally due for release on Amiga in 1994 but went unpublished until 2013 when it was given a new lick of paint and released on PS4, PS Vita, PS3, 3DS, XBLA and PC. This Mega Drive version would have been made around 1995 and like the Amiga version, even made it to review in certain publications.

You can see the game in action via the video below:

[Source: Retro Collect]

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

Monday, September 28th, 2015

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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]

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YouTube Channel: Let’s Play World of Illusion Finale

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

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Myself and Titanscreed return for another installment in our World of Illusion Let’s Play. You can watch the final part below:

And there you have it; the final part of our World of Illusion Let’s Play. Subscribe to Titanscreed’s channel for the next game in the series which starts on Monday!

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YouTube Channel: Let’s Play World of Illusion Part 5

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

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Myself and Titanscreed return for another installment in our World of Illusion Let’s Play. You can watch the fifth part below:

A new episode will appear every day at 4pm BST. Subscribe to our channel to follow the series to its completion and subscribe to Titanscreed’s channel for the next game in the series which starts next week!

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