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Video Spotlight: SEGA 3D Reprint Archives Trailer

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

3DS collection SEGA 3D Reprint Archives is launching on the 18th of December in Japan and now you can see gameplay of each game in the collection via this new trailer, direct from SEGA’s Japanese YouTube channel. Check it out below:

SEGA 3D Reprint Archives features 3D conversions of Space Harrier, Fantasy Zone, Out Run, Ecco the Dolphin, Streets of Rage and Shinobi III as well as re-releases of the Master System 3D-glasses versions of Space Harrier and Out Run. The collection is currently Japan exclusive.

Centiment to Tour in December With Multiplayer Mega Drive Gaming at Every Show

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

We’ve spoken about Centiment in the past because the British metallers have quite the penchant for old SEGA games. Their debut album Streets of Rage released earlier this year and features the songs Defenders of Oasis, Bloodshot and Zero Tolerance.

Now the band embark on a UK tour in December in support of their new EP, Retro. Creatively titled The Retro Gamer Tour, the band are setting up multiplayer Mega Drive action at the merch desk of every show on the tour.

If heavy music with a retro gaming twist is up your street then you might want to catch Centiment on one of these upcoming UK tour dates:

1/12 – Think Tank, Newcastle
2/12 – Audio, Glasgow
3/12 – Fibbers, York
4/12 – The Compass, Chester
5/12 – Alfie Birds, Birmingham

Centiment feature 3 of the 4 members of British rockers InMe. You can stream and buy their album Streets of Rage by clicking this link.

SEGA 3D Reprint Archives Box Art Revealed, 2 Master System Games Also Included

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Above you will see the cover art for the new SEGA 3D classics collection SEGA 3D Reprint Archives. The game will be exclusive to Japan and will include the 3D ports of Space Harrier, Fantasy Zone, Out Run, Ecco the Dolphin, Streets of Rage and Shinobi III that were released on the 3DS eShop.

What’s really interesting about the collection is the 2 new inclusions that are exclusive to the collection. Remastered ports of the Master System 3D versions of Space Harrier and Out Run will also be included. These games were originally released for SEGA’s 3-D Glasses peripheral that worked with the Master System. Only 8 games made use of the peripheral and this is the first time any of the games have received a port to another system.

More details on SEGA 3D Reprint Archives can be found at the game’s official website.

SEGA 3D Reprint Archives Announced for 3DS, Exclusive to Japan

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

SEGA Japan are bundling together 6 of their 3D Classics and sticking them on a cartridge.

SEGA 3D Reprint Archives groups a selection of 3D Classics that SEGA previously released on the 3DS eShop and puts them in one, tidy package. The compilation will include Fantasy Zone, Space Harrier, Out Run, Streets of Rage, Shinobi III and Ecco the Dolphin.

SEGA 3D Reprint Archives is due for release on the 18th of December. It is currently Japan exclusive.

[Source: Siliconera]

Al Nilsen Tried to Promote Streets of Rage 2 by Blowing Up a Building

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Al Nilsen (who you may or may not know as SEGA of America’s Director of Marketing from 1989 to 1993) attempted to promote the release of Streets of Rage 2 by blowing up a building. Check out the comment from the man himself during a recent Reddit Q&A session:

“Streets of Rage 2 almost didn’t happen. SOR1 was a much bigger hit in the US than in Japan, and Japan didn’t want to make a sequel. We desperately wanted it, but didn’t have the development resources in the US to make it, so we had to rely on Japan. After MUCH cajoling they agreed to do it. But since they started late, the game wouldn’t be available until December 5, 1992. Due to the late date many retailers wouldn’t take shipments due to the Christmas rush. So I needed a way to get the word out about SOR2, so it would be another reason (beyond Sonic 2) for people to buy Genesis over SNES.

So I came up with a contest where the grand prize was going to be to let the winner “push the button” to actually implode a big building. Who wouldn’t want to do that. Unfortunately we couldn’t pull it off because of the problems of finding a building where state laws would allow it, plus how could we get insurance to cover it, etc.

But it would have been a contest that nobody would forget”

While the description of the PR stunt sounds incredible, what really intrigues us is the discovery that the original Streets of Rage was not that big a hit in Japan. Who would’ve thought that without SEGA of America’s push for a sequel we would never have 3 of the best beat-em-ups in the history of the genre. Maybe it’s this exact reason why the series never continued past the 16 bit era.

[Source: Reddit]

Read-Only Memory Take to Kickstarter for SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis Collected Works Book

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Read-Only Memory (the team behind the Sensible Software 1986–1999 book) have taken to Kickstarter to seek funding for their next book entitled SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works. The hardback, litho printed book features 20 interviews with key SEGA development staff as well as features on many classic games like Streets of Rage, Sonic the Hedgehog and Gunstar Heroes.

A copy of the book will cost you £30 with additional postage costs for those outside the UK. The final product is expected to launch in June 2014. The project as already raised a whopping £17,899 of its £30,000 goal with 27 days left to go.

Click here to be taken straight to the Kickstarter page for SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works.

Release Dates for SEGA 3D Classics Announced

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Finally! The release dates for the Western releases of SEGA’s 3D classics range for the 3DS eShop have been revealed! Check below for the full list:

3D Space Harrier & 3D Super Hang-On – 28/11/2013
3D Sonic The Hedgehog & 3D Altered Beast – 5/12/2013
3D Ecco the Dolphin & 3D Galaxy Force II – 12/12/2013
3D Shinobi III & 3D Streets of Rage – 19/12/2013

Each title will cost $5.99/€4.99/£4.49 depending on your region.

[Source: SEGA Blog]

Metal Band ‘Centiment’ Making Album Called ‘Streets of Rage’

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Now this might be a bit of a tenuous SEGA link but I think it’s worth mentioning. British metalcore/electronica band Centiment (who also feature members of InMe) are running a Pledge Music campaign for their debut album. What’s the album called? Why ‘Streets of Rage’ of course!

Other than being named after a famous SEGA beat-em-up, the band are also offering a remix version of the album which will feature “more than a little nod to video game music”. All the donation tiers are also cleverly named after generations of video game consoles with the lower levels being ’16bit’ and the highest level being ’128bit’.

If video game inspired metal is your cup of tea then you might want to consider making a pledge towards Centiment’s album. You can access the Pledge Music page for the album by clicking here and download a free song by clicking here.

Fan Scene: OC Remix Planning 3 Streets of Rage Remix Albums

Monday, August 19th, 2013

OC Remix forum user Dusk has made an announcement regarding 3 new Streets of Rage remix albums. The albums are intended to be released a year apart and will cover each game in the original series.

Dusk is asking for volunteers to create the music for each album now as seen in this forum post: CLICK HERE

12 of the 14 tracks to be featured on the first album have been claimed with our friend DiGi Valentine from NightsintoDreams.com featuring on one track.

[Source: SEGA Fans]

SEGA 3D Classics Finally Headed to Europe

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

The SEGA 3D Classics range for Nintendo 3DS has finally been confirmed for Europe! Altered Beast, Ecco the Dolphin, Galaxy Force II, Shinobi III, Sonic The Hedgehog, Space Harrier, Streets of Rage and Super Hang-On will all release “soon” on the Nintendo 3DS eShop. You can see the announcement in the latest Nintendo Direct at the 5:13 mark:

[Source: SEGAbits]

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