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New Sonic X Shadow Generations Trailer Gets Comparative With Side-By-Side Look at New Stages vs Legacy Versions | Video Spotlight

July 18th, 2024

A new Sonic X Shadow Generations trailer has dropped and it showcases 3 of the game’s new Shadow stages by comparing them to their original incarnations.

The trailer gives us a fresh look at Final Rush from SA2, Bullet Station from Sonic Heroes and Kingdom Valley from Sonic 06 and shows off the game’s impressive visuals by directly comparing them to the original versions of these stages. It makes for a fun watch which you see via the embed below:

Sonic X Shadow Generations launches on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, Switch and PC on October 25th 2024. The game is a full remake of Sonic Generations with a new Shadow campaign bolted on.

New Mega Drive Shoot-Em-Up ZPF Now Looking for Kickstarter Funding

July 15th, 2024

Indie Mega Drive shoot-em-up ZPF is aiming to launch in February 2025 through Mega Cat Studios and if you want to secure a physical copy then you can now contribute to the game’s Kickstarter.

This impressive-looking shooter features artwork by Gryzor who previously worked on Gunlord and Neo XYX for Dreamcast. Coding is being handled by Mikael Tillander who also programmed Mega Drive indie game Tänzer. You can check out a trailer for the game here:

A playable demo of ZPF was released last October and is still available to download by clicking here.

If you’re unfamiliar with developer Mega Cat Studios, the team have released multiple independent Mega Drive games like Coffee Crisis, Arkagis Revolution and Little Medusa.

Madō Monogatari IV Officially Called Fia and the Mysterious School – Launches November 28th 2024

July 12th, 2024

Previously revealed back in October 2023, Compile Heart’s latest entry in the Madō Monogatari series now has a name: Madō Monogatari: Fia and the Mysterious School. What’s even more exciting is that it’s actually releasing very soon – November 28th 2024 to be exact.

This fourth entry in the Madō Monogatari series is currently scheduled for a Japan-only release on Nintendo Switch, PS4 and PS5. Compile Heart are publishing the game while the game is being co-developed by Sting and D4 Enterprise.

The Madō Monogatari series has been long associated with SEGA as the original 3 games plus the spin off A-R-S were remade for the Game Gear while a remake of the first 3 games also appeared on the Mega Drive. A standard alone Madō Monogatari game is also available for the SEGA Saturn. Lots of characters from the Madō Monogatari games would later find fame in the Puyo Puyo series.

[Source: Gematsu]

New Teaser Uploaded for the ‘Dark Beginnings’ Sonic X Shadow Generations Animated Short Series | Video Spotlight

July 8th, 2024

A new 3 episode animated series will premiere alongside the release of Sonic X Shadow Generations called Sonic X Shadow: Dark Beginnings. This will be a short animated prologue to the game and each episode will go live in Autumn 2024 on SEGA’s YouTube channel. Along with this announcement we have our first look at the series via a quick teaser that you can watch in the embed below:

Animated shorts and new Sonic games have gone hand-in-hand since Sonic Mania Adventures premiered alongside Sonic Mania Plus in 2018. It looks like this will become a bit of a tradition as Sonic X Shadow Generations: Dark Beginnings follows Team Sonic Racing Overdrive, Sonic Colors: Rise of the Wisps, Sonic Frontiers Prologue: Divergence and Sonic Superstars: Trio of Trouble.

Sonic X Shadow Generations is an upcoming re-release of Sonic Generations with a newly added Shadow campaign. The game will release on PC, Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on October 25th 2024.

First Issue of SEGA Superstars: Next Generation Fanzine Available Now | Fan Scene

June 24th, 2024

Lead by editor Craig Dunsford, a new SEGA fanzine has launched called SEGA Superstars: Next Generation. Following a similar structure to Sonic the Comic that would have multiple comics based on different SEGA franchises, SEGA Superstars features comics based on Shinobi, Streets of Rage and Golden Axe, alongside previews for future comics based on Kid Chameleon, Sonic the Hedgehog, Crazy Taxi and Decap Attack.

Contributors to this first issue of SEGA Superstars: Next Generation include Dave Bulmer of Sonic the Comic the Podcast, Leeann Hamilton and Stuart Gipp of Retronauts, and many more. The fanzine also features news and reviews making for a hearty 29 pages.

You can download the first issue of SEGA Superstars: Next Generation by clicking here.

First Sonic Shorts Compilation In 11 Years Now Available to Watch | Fan Scene

June 24th, 2024

The team at Sonic Paradox have revealed their first new compilation of animated Sonic shorts in 11 years. Sonic Shorts: Volume 9 is now available to watch on YouTube (and via the embed below) and its a whopping 40 minutes long. Check it out:

Sonic Paradox’s Sonic Shorts series started in 2008 on Newgrounds and was a fairly regular occurrence until 2013. A huge variety of animators have worked on the various volumes over the years and offered up an extremely elaborate selection of comedic short films for Sonic fans to enjoy. It’s great to see more from the team after so long and hopefully we’ll get to see more from them in the future.

Tectoy Have Revealed a Handheld Zeebo Successor Called the Zeenix

June 23rd, 2024

Tectoy are making a big return to the gaming hardware space with a brand new system called the Zeenix – a PC handheld that is competing in a similar space to the Steam Deck. The console is clearly named in reference to their previous console the Zeebo and will follow a similar digital distribution system for releasing games. There is currently no firm release date other than “2024” at the time of writing.

There will be 2 models of the Zeenix – a Pro and Lite model. The Pro model features a 512gb SSD for storage and is powered by the Ryzen 7 6800U GPU. The Lite model features a 256bg SSD for storage and is powered by the AMD 3050e GPU. In addition to the console itself, Tec Toy have revealed a wireless RGB keyboard and pro controller that can be paired with the system. Connection to a TV or monitor is done via a separately sold dongle.

The first game announced for released on the system is an asymmetrical multiplayer horror title called Damned 2, developed by 9heads Games Studios. The game will also release on Steam and you can wishlist it now. You can check out a trailer for Damned 2 via the embed below:

While it is safe to assume the Zeenix will release in Brazil, the official website is available in English as well. There is no official word from the company, but this could imply Tectoy are planning to release the Zeenix outside of Brazil too.

If you are unfamiliar with Tectoy, they started life as the official Brazilian manufacturer and distributor for SEGA consoles in that territory. As a result, they have a history that is deeply connected with SEGA. Their biggest success came with the Master System which they started manufacturing in 1987 and continue to sell variants of to this day.

[Source: NeoGAF]

10 Minutes of New Sonic X Shadow Generations Gameplay | Video Spotlight

June 9th, 2024

The video team at VGC have uploaded 10 minutes of raw Sonic X Shadow Generations capture that includes some gameplay from Shadow’s campaign. You can check it out via the embed below:

As you can see we’re treated to some footage of Shadow in the Space Colony ARK stage, a Radical Highway stage, a boss battle with the Biolizard.

Sonic X Shadow Generations launches for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC and Switch on October 25th 2024.

[Source: VGC on YouTube]

Sonic X Shadow Generations Launches 25th October 2024, Digital Deluxe Edition Revealed With Bonus Character Skins

June 8th, 2024

A brand new trailer for Sonic X Shadow Generations has dropped that confirms the game’s release date for October 25th 2024. You can check out the new trailer via the embed below:

The trailer appears to confirm the inclusion of a Bullet Station level, a Space Colony ARK stage and a Kingdom Valley stage. These are likely new additions to Shadow’s campaign.

In addition to the release date, the trailer also highlights a digital deluxe edition version of the game that includes the following additional content:

– a Sonic Adventure character skin for Sonic
– a Telios character skin for Shadow that makes him look like one of his early concept designs
– an additional level for Shadow’s campaign
– extra skill points to be used in game
– an extra pack of background music tracks
– a digital art book
– the game’s full soundtrack

Sonic X Shadow Generations launches for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC and Switch on October 25th 2024.

Metaphor: ReFantazio Launches October 11th 2024, New Gameplay Trailer and Showcase Video

June 8th, 2024

Atlus’s next RPG Metaphor: ReFantazio has received a new trailer via the Summer Games Fest 2024 showcase, as well as a new 22 miniute showcase video that delves deeper into the game’s different archetypes. We also have a firm release date of October 11th 2024. Check out the latest videos for Metaphor: ReFantazio via the embeds below:

New in-game trailer

In depth showcase video

Metaphor: ReFantazio is a brand new franchise from the creators of Persona 3, 4 and 5. It will release on PC via Steam, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4 and PS5 on October 11th 2024.

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