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Virtua Racing is Coming to Nintendo Switch Under the SEGA Ages Header

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

The next title in the SEGA Ages line of Nintendo Switch ports will be Virtua Racing.

Virtua Racing hasn’t received a home console port since the PS2 remake that was included in the SEGA Classics Collection and SEGA Ages 2500 line in 2004. Once again, M2 will be handling development duties but there is currently no set release date.

See below for the first screenshots of Virtua Racing in action on the Switch:

Virtua Racing joins Sonic the Hedgehog and Thunder Force IV in the Nintendo Switch’s SEGA Ages line. Future SEGA Ages releases also include Phantasy Star, Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Gain Ground, Space Harrier, Out Run, Columns II, Thunder Force AC and Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

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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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Columns II, Sonic 2, Out Run & Thunder Force AC Heading to Switch

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Weekly Famitsu have revealed that the next batch of SEGA Ages titles to release on Switch will include Columns II, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Out Run and more interestingly, Thunder Force AC. Thunder Force AC is a weird little title in that it’s an arcade port of Thunder Spirits for SNES. Thunder Spirits itself is also an altered port of Thunder Force III for Mega Drive.

The only new features revealed at this time are that Columns II is getting an online versus mode, while Out Run will featured newly arranged music tracks. There are currently no screenshots, video or release dates set for these titles at this time.

The SEGA Ages line for Nintendo Switch is still currently Japan exclusive. Development on these ports is lead by M2 who previously worked on the SEGA Ages ports to 3DS.

[Source: Siliconera]

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New Footage of Team Sonic Racing’s Ice Mountain Track and Team Abilities | Video Spotlight

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

As previously reported, Team Sonic Racing will be on show at Gamescom from the 21st to the 25th of August 2018 and will feature a new Ice Mountain track to play on the show floor. A new trailer for the game has just gone live that features the first footage of the Ice Mountain track, but also goes in depth as to what abilities teams can use in the game. Check it out below:

Team Sonic Racing will release on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Switch this Winter 2018. The game is being developed by Sumo Digital and features new music from Jun Senoue and Crush 40.

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New Team Sonic Racing Characters Revealed Alongside First Gameplay Footage

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Weekly Famitsu have revealed that both E-123 Omega and Rouge the Bat will be playable characters in Team Sonic Racing. We also have our first look at Team Sonic Racing in action thanks to some direct feed footage that accompanies Kotaku’s preview of the game. You can check it out by clicking the embed below:

Is that new Jun Senoue music I hear? We also have some new, high quality screenshots courtesy of the SEGA press website and SEGAbits. You can get a closer look at Rouge and Omega in action here as well:

Team Sonic Racing is being developed by Sumo Digital and will launch on PS4, Xbox One, Steam and Nintendo Switch this Winter.

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Team Sonic Racing Leaked Early in Walmart Listing

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

UPDATE
Team Sonic Racing has now been officially announced by SEGA. The game will release on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC with a release due, “this Winter”. Sumo Digital are leading development. You can watch the announcement trailer by clicking the embed below:

ORIGINAL POST
A listing on Walmart’s website has revealed a new Sonic racing game called Team Sonic Racing for Nintendo Switch. The press release also lists the following features:

Team Sonic Racing combines the best elements of arcade and fast-paced competitive style racing as you face-off with friends in intense multiplayer racing. Race together and work together as a team by sharing power-ups and speed boosts. Take control of your racing style – Choose from 3 distinct character types and unlock game changing vehicle customization options to suit your racing style. Speed up. Gear Up Team Racing at Sonic Speed!

  • Online Multiplayer & Local Co-Op Modes 12 players per race, 4 player split screen, and various offline / online race modes including Grand Prix Mode, Exhibition Mode, Time-Trial and Team Adventure Mode.
  • Team Racing Race as a team, win as a team. Use various team moves to assist your teammates, knock out opponents and unleash your Team Ultimate.
  • Performance & Skin Customization Alter the appearance and handling of your vehicle.
  • Wisps – 14 spectacular offensive and defensive items to help overcome rival teams and get ahead!
  • Adventure Mode Unique story experience where players are introduced to basic game features and characters.
  • Various Characters and Classes 15 playable characters from across the Sonic Universe and 3 distinct character types including Speed, Technique, and Power classes.
  • There is currently no word on who is developing the game, but Sumo Digital have been heavily rumoured. There is also no word on a release for other platforms at this time. Walmart currently have a release date for Team Sonic Racing set for the 31st of December 2018.

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    New SEGA Ages Titles by M2 Coming to Nintendo Switch, Including Sonic, Thunder Force & Phantasy Star

    Saturday, April 14th, 2018

    UPDATE 20:10

    Some more details have come to light since the announcement, mostly courtesy of Sam Mullen, producer at Atlus USA. Most notable of these is the confirmation that the set will include more than just Mega Drive titles – arcade games will be included too. In addition, Mullen confirmed that “every game will have something new.”

    Finally, it’s been revealed by Thunder Force IV’s presence at SEGA Fes itself that it includes “Styx Mode”, previously exclusive to the Saturn’s Thunder Force Gold Pack 2. This mode allows you to play as the Thunder Force 3 ship.

    More info on the new AGES series will be released at tomorrow’s “Classic Game Stage” event, as part of SEGA Fes. We’ll bring you any new announcements that come from it.

    ORIGINAL POST

    M2 are back and are leading development of up to 15 new SEGA ports of classic titles for the Nintendo Switch.

    The new SEGA Ages collection will feature ports of Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star and Thunder Force IV which is currently playable on the show floor at SEGA Fes 2018. It is likely that Thunder Force IV will end up being the first title in the series to launch, but there is currently no news on a release date.

    [Source: Gematsu]

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    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.

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