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Upcoming SEGA Titles
EU/US Releases
- Judgment (PS5, Xbox Series X & PC) 23/04/2021
- Astro City Mini (Mini Console) 28/05/2021
- Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX (PS4, Switch, PC, Xbox One, PS4) Q1 2021
- Wonder Boy - Asha in Monster World (PS4 & Switch) Q2 2021
Japan-Only Releases
- Wonder Boy - Asha in Monster World (PS4 & Switch) 22/04/2021
- Picross S: Mega Drive & Mark III Edition (Switch) 2021


Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis to Launch Worldwide June 2021

April 22nd, 2021

Revealed back in July 2020, Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is a massive expansion for PSO2 that acts as a new title in the MMORPG franchise that takes place in the same universe as PSO2. While the game was previously given a rough Spring 2021 release date upon reveal, we now have a firm release date of June 2021 worldwide. The game is set to release on PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S in the West, while ports are also being released for PS4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan.

The release date announcement came in the latest “Prologue” stream on the official PSO2 YouTube. You can re-watch the hour-long stream via the embed below:

[Source: Nibel on Twitter]

Viking: Battle for Asgard | PS3 Game Review

April 18th, 2021

Following 2005’s Spartan: Total Warrior, The Creative Assembly return with another character-focussed action title that transplants its famous large-scale battle tech into something that isn’t a real-time strategy game. While Spartan had its focus on Greek mythology, Viking: Battle for Asgard transports us into Norse mythology, putting you in control of the Viking warrior Skarin, who is fighting the invasion of Midgard by Loki’s daughter Hel and her demonic minions.

Click here to read our full review of the PS3 version of Viking: Battle for Asgard.

80 New SEGA Saturn Game Prototypes Released As a Part of Project Deluge

April 18th, 2021

The continuing digital archiving efforts of Hidden Palace and Project Deluge have brought the world 80 new SEGA Saturn prototypes that are available to download and play right now. Included in these recent dumps are prototypes of Bug Too!, Fighting Vipers, SEGA Rally Championship, Virtua Fighter Kids, Magic Knight Rayearth, Dragonforce and many, many more.

You can check out the full list of Saturn releases as a part of Project Deluge by clicking here.

Project Deluge has brought with it a huge swathe of Saturn, Playstation and CD-i prototypes and its revealed some fascinating discoveries. You can find out more about these latest releases by clicking here.

New Trailer for M2’s Senxin Aleste Arcade Game│Video Spotlight

April 15th, 2021

M2 are having a serious amount of fun with the Aleste franchise at the moment. Following on from their brand new release of GG Aleste 3 that featured in the recent Aleste Collection, M2 are bringing another new Aleste title called Senxin Aleste to arcades. This title is very much a throwback to the 16 bit tate shooters of the early 90s and features 4 playable characters. You can check out a trailer for the game below:

There is currently no release date set for Senxin Aleste, but it will be arcade exclusive; specifically to SEGA arcades in Japan for the time being. Fingers crossed the game doesn’t stay Japan exclusive for long. Western fans will be more familiar with the Aleste series through games like Power Strike and M.U.S.H.A.

[Source: Zack Reese on Twitter]

First Trailer for The Housed of the Dead Remake Arrives | Video Spotlight

April 14th, 2021

Confirmed back in October 2019, Forever Entertainment have been beavering away at remakes of The House of the Dead 1 & 2 and we’re finally getting our first look at the remake of the original The House of the Dead. Check out the trailer below:

The House of the Dead Remake is currently scheduled to be released on the Nintendo Switch later this year. There is no word on how the game will control at this time but we do have confirmation that the game is true to the original gameplay, will feature modern graphics/controls, feature multiple endings and support for one and two players.

Fans Create Sonic Adventure Fan Game Using Dreams for PS4/5 | Fan Scene

April 13th, 2021

Developed by RichMenace_94 and fivetimesone, Sonic Adventure: Dreams Edition is an incredible Sonic Adventure-themed fan game that is entirely playable within Dreams for the PS4 and PS5. It’s a remarkable development that not only showcases an amazing game made by 2 incredibly talented individuals, but also how powerful Dreams can be for fan game development. Check out some in-game action via the video below:

Sonic Adventure: Dreams Edition can downloaded via this link. You will need a copy of Dreams for the PS4 or PS5 to play it.

[Source: TheToiletDuck on Twitter and OpyGam3r on YouTube]

Streets of Rage 4 ‘Mr. X Nightmare’ DLC Revealed for Late 2021

April 8th, 2021

Streets of Rage 4 will be getting a DLC expansion later in 2021 called Mr. X Nightmare. The expansion will be paid-for content and include new moves, new weapons, 3 extra playable characters, a new Survival game mode and new music composed by Tee Lopes of Sonic Mania fame. The first new character revealed in the below trailer is Estel who makes an appearance in the base game as a non-playable boss character:

Alongside the Mr. X Nightmare DLC will be a free update to all owners of the base game that will contain a ‘New Mania+’ difficulty option as well as a new training mode.

Streets of Rage 4 is out now for PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC. The Mr. X Nightmare DLC will arrive later in 2021.

[Source: Gematsu]

Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX Launches on June 24th 2021

April 7th, 2021

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything regarding the Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX remake by Merge Games, so it’s extremely exciting to hear that it’s finally got a release date of June 24th 2021. You can check out the latest trailer for the game below:

Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX releases on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch on June 24th 2021. The game features a new art style, new stages, new modes and “alternative” boss fights as well as the option to switch between the new art style and the original look of the Master System game.

Physical copies of the game are being sold via Signature Edition and special edition versions with an art book, pin badges, a CD soundtrack and more goodies are also being sold. Click here to browse the selection at Signature Edition.

Brand New PC Port of ‘Dizzy the Adventurer’ Based on Unreleased Mega Drive Port Now Available

April 4th, 2021

A brand new PC port of Dizzy the Adventurer based on an unreleased Mega Drive port has been released thanks to the wonderful efforts of The Dizzy Fansite.

This port of Dizzy the Adventurer was originally scheduled for release in a Mega Drive compilation called The Excellent Dizzy Collection, but it was unfortunately cancelled due to time constraints. The compilation would only release on Game Gear and Master System in November 1993.

This completed PC port of the previously unreleased Mega Drive port of Dizzy the Adventurer is available to purchase now from The Dizzy Fansite’s Itch page. It costs a minimum of £10 to purchase.

[Source: The Dizzy Fansite’s Itch Page]

Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster Launches on PS4, PC & Switch May 25th 2021

March 31st, 2021

Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster has received a brand new trailer and a confirmation of the game’s release date. The game will arrive on PS4, PC and Nintendo Switch on May 25th 2021. Check out the latest trailer below:

Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne was originally released on PS2 back in February 2003. The HD Remaster will be based on the later Maniax Chronicle Edition of the game that originally released in October 2008.

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