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Upcoming SEGA Titles
EU/US Releases
- Streets of Rage 4 (TBA) TBA
- Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash! (PS4) 2019
- Tokyo 2020 Official Video Game (PS4, Switch) TBA
- Mega Drive Mini (Micro Console) 19/09/2019
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Switch) Q4 2019
- Project Sakura Wars (PS4) TBA
- Hatsune Miku Project DIVA: MegaMix (Switch) 2020
Japan-Only Releases
- Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash! (PS4) 2019
- Tokyo 2020 Official Video Game (PS4, Switch) 24/07/2019
- Mega Drive Mini (Micro Console) 19/09/2019
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Switch) Q4 2019
- Hatsune Miku Project DIVA: Mega39s (Switch) 2020
- Shin Sakura Wars (PS4) 12/12/2019


Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle Also Confirmed for PS4 Alongside Boxed Release

December 9th, 2019

The previously leaked 4K 60fps remasters of Bayonetta and Vanquish for Xbox One are now joined by confirmation of a PS4 port. What’s also interesting is that these ports will come bundled together in a boxed release while we only had confirmation of a digital release previously. Good news for fans of games in boxes.

We also have solid confirmation that this bundle will release on the 18th of February 2020 for both Xbox One and PS4 in North America and Europe. Check out the reveal trailer by clicking the embed below:

Sonic Hacking Contest 2019 Round-Up 3 | YouTube Channel

December 6th, 2019

Our coverage of the Sonic Hacking Contest has continued on our YouTube channel. Our latest 2 videos discuss Sonic 2 Advanced Edit and I Made You a Salad which can be watched by clicking the embeds below:

The Sonic Hacking Contest 2019 runs until Sunday the 8th of December. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and never miss a single video on any of the hacks or mods featured at this year’s show.

Data Discs Opens Pre-Orders for Radiant Silvergun Soundtrack 7th December 2019 | Merchandise

December 5th, 2019

The next SEGA soundtrack release from Data Discs opens for pre-order this Saturday the 7th of December 2019 and this time the label returns to the SEGA Saturn for a release of Treasure’s Radiant Silvergun soundtrack.

Often regarded one of the best shoot-em-ups on the Saturn, this release comes on 2 LPs with a double-sided lithographic print and poster and a sticker sheet. It will be available in 3 editions: standard black vinyl, translucent orange vinyl and a limited edition orange/red/clear split and splatter effect vinyl.

Pre-orders are expected to ship on the 13th of January 2020. Bookmark this page to make sure you don’t miss an opportunity to buy this record.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Coming to Steam on December 10th

December 5th, 2019

There’s not much longer to wait for Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD’s Steam release – because it’s actually out next week!

The game’s Steam page now confirms a launch date of December 10th. And to sweeten the deal, there’ll be a 20% off deal on the game until December 17th, putting the price at £19.99 (down from £24.99). For those unaware, Banana Blitz is a remake of the first Nintendo Wii outing for the series, but with 100% less motion controls. Party games have also been slimmed down to a more curated selection, level design has been tweaked to suit the new controls better, and perhaps most notably there’s a new unlockable character in the form of Sonic the Hedgehog. The Steam version will also seemingly add features, such as a Photo Mode.

[ Source: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz on Steam ]

Preview the Songs on the Mega Drive Mini Celebration Album Due Out 12th December 2019 | Merchandise

December 5th, 2019

The next CD release from SEGA Japan is the Mega Drive Mini -Celebration Album- which launches on December 12th 2019. SEGA Japan have uploaded a pretty extensive preview video which showcases snippets of the various songs included on the CD, many of which are brand new remixes of classic themes from games like Golden Axe, Columns, Comix Zone and Gunstar Heroes. Check it out:

The Mega Drive Mini -Celebration Album- releases on December 12th 2019 and can be pre-ordered now from CD Japan for 3000 yen plus postage. The full track list is available to view by clicking here.

Bayonetta & Vanquish Ports Heading to Xbox One X in February 2020

December 5th, 2019

After successful 4K 60fps remasters of Bayonetta and Vanquish hit PCs back in 2017, it appears those ports are now heading to consoles with an Xbox One X release confirmed for the 18th of February 2020.

While the games have only been listed on the Microsoft storefront at this time, this does not rule out a PS4 release. Both games are available to buy separately or bundled together as the Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle.

Bayonetta and Vanquish were both developed by Platinum Games and released back in 2009 and 2010 respectively. Bayonetta was directed by Hideki Kamiya of Resident Evil 2 and Viewtiful Joe fame, while Vanquish was directed by Shinji Mikami of Resident Evil 4 and The Evil Within fame.

[Source: Video Games Chronicle]

Sonic Hacking Contest 2019 Coverage, Day 2 | YouTube Channel

December 4th, 2019

It’s time to catch up with our Sonic Hacking Contest coverage! We have another 2 video reviews of mods featured at the event and you can watch both below. This time we take a look at the Sonic Mania mods Return of Metal and Sonic Gaiden:

Return of Metal

Sonic Gaiden

The Sonic Hacking Contest is running from the 2nd to the 8th of December 2019. Coverage will continue on our YouTube channel all week so make sure you’re subscribed!

Persona 5 Royal Launches West on March 31st 2020 for PS4, Atlus USA Rebrand as Atlus West

December 3rd, 2019

Persona 5 Royal, the updated version of Atlus’ hit RPG Persona 5, now has a release date for both America and Europe – it’ll launch on March 31st 2020, exclusively for Playstation 4. There’s also a new trailer to announce it.

Royal adds a slew of new content to the original game, such as an extra ‘semester’ of story content, new areas to visit, alternate endings, and new features including a ‘Thieves Den’ that you can customise to your own tastes. There’s also several brand-new characters, including the new Phantom Thief, Kasumi.

In addition, Atlus USA is technically no more. Instead the division is now known as the much more inclusive Atlus West, to reflect that Europe now gets Atlus games on time. After years of Atlus being the butt of jokes about forgetting Europe exists, it’s been quite the transformation this past year or two, and we’re happy to see it continue.

To recap: Persona 5 Royal launches on PS4 on March 31st 2020 in the West. There won’t be a PS3 version, unlike the original game. There’s also a selection of lucrative (and fairly expensive) limited editions, including a Day One edition with a Steelbook.

Sonic Hacking Contest 2019 Coverage, Day One | YouTube Channel

December 3rd, 2019

The Sonic Hacking Contest 2019 is underway and we have our first day of coverage now live on our YouTube channel. You can watch our first impressions on both Dragon Valley and Sonic Mania Warped by clicking the embeds below:

Dragon Valley

Sonic Mania Warped

More coverage will appear on our YouTube channel this week so subscribe to SEGADriven and never miss a thing. Tracker has also been streaming a variety of mods from the event and you can watch his first stream by clicking here.

SEGA Pico Added to Hardware Section Alongside Numerous Updates

November 29th, 2019

A brand new selection of updates have just gone live in our hardware section. See below for a full list of updates with direct links to each entry:

SEGA Pico added, complete with article, specifications and photographs kindly provided by Aaron Foster
Multi-Mega article revised with new text, specifications and photographs
– High quality photos added to the Master System entry
SEGA Control Stick added to the 8 Bit Peripherals

Once again a huge thank you to Aaron Foster for proving us with the amazing, high quality images of his SEGA Pico.

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