You're not logged in! Sort it out. Sign In | Register | Lost Password?

Archive for August, 2011

SEGA Announce Brick People For iOS

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

SEGA have just revealed a new iOS title called Brick People. The game originated as a Japan exclusive arcade game and has now been ported to iOS devices.

The game was originally played with a set of actual bricks that you placed in front of the video screen. The concept is still the same except you now use a set of virtual bricks that you manouvre with the touch-screen.

Full details from the press release:

•Tactile Gameplay: Build towers and bridges for the Brick People by pulling bricks from the stack and dropping them into place, using the iOS’ multi-touch interface
•Build with a Buddy: Compete head-to-head via Wi-Fi to out-build your friends, or compete on a single device in the iPad version
•See How You Stack Up: Build your Brick People reputation by going for high scores on the Game Center leaderboards, and tweet your tallest towers

A release date has not been revealed at this time.

[Source: SEGA Blogs]

First Black Leopard: New Yakuza Chapter 2 Screens

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

SEGAbits have just uploaded a small selection of artwork and screenshots of the newly announced Black Leopard: New Yakuza Chapter 2 for PSP.

Check out the gallery by clicking this link.

Black Leopard: New Yakuza Chapter 2 is due for release in Spring 2012 for PSP. Both games are Japan only with no word on a Western release at this time.

[Source: SEGAbits]

Radiant Silvergun XBLA Version Released September 14th

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

The Treasure developed shoot-em-up Radiant Silvergun that was originally released on the SEGA Saturn will be released on the X-Box Live Arcade September 14th 2011. It will cost 1200 points and it is NOT being published by SEGA.

This will be the first time the game has made it to the West and is easily the most affordable way to play it next to importing a Japanese Saturn copy for well over £80 (yikes!).

[Source: Eurogamer]

Yakuza 5 and Black Leopard: New Yakuza Chapter 2 Announced

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

SEGA has announced it will forming a new Yakuza Studio that will be lead by Toshihiro Nagoshi. While its’ first game will be Binary Domain, they are also responsible for the development of 2 new Yakuza titles.

“What are these two new Yakuza titles?” I hear you ask. Well it’s none other than Yakuza 5 and a sequel to Black Leopard: New Yakuza Chapter; the PSP spin-off that debuted last year.

Yakuza 5 is reported to be in its’ early stages of development, but Black Leopard: New Yakuza Chapter 2 is already confirmed for a Spring 2012 release in Japan.

[Source: Eurogamer]

Rhythm Phantom Thief R Coming To The West As Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

The recently announced 3DS rhythm game Rhythm Phantom Thief R: Inheritance of the Emperor Napoleon is getting a Western release under the name of Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure!

Here’s the full press release from SEGA:

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (August 30th, 2011) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure™ exclusively for Nintendo 3DS™. In Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure, players are immersed in the mysterious rhythmic adventure in the city of Paris, recreated in stunning 3D vision on the Nintendo’s new handheld console. Pump up the tempo in early 2012 with the most mysterious musical adventure to hit the Nintendo 3DS yet.

“Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure blends rhythm, puzzles and a compelling story set in one of the world’s most exciting cities in a way that has never been seen before,” says Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SEGA Europe and SEGA of America. “This unique blend makes creative use of the Nintendo 3DS’ technology, offering an engaging, challenging and most importantly fun experience throughout.”

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure sees players enter the secret life of Raphael, infamous among Parisians as an honourable thief for stealing famous works of art only to return it days later. Dive into Raphael’s world and help him find the Wristlet of Tiamat to unmask the mystery behind his father’s disappearance. Whilst unravelling the truth players will encounter an assortment of different rhythm challenges to master. Tap the screen, swipe the Nintendo 3DS stylus and control the gyro to the beat of the music to manoeuvre Raphael through the unique streets of Paris, brought to life by stylish animations and vibrant 3D maps and landscapes.

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure offers a unique enjoyable single player experience, as well as toe-tapping multiplayer and uses the innovative StreetPass™ communication system. Unearth the clues hidden behind treasures scattered around Paris, call on your sense of rhythm and use all your puzzle solving skills to help Raphael get to the bottom of the mystery.

For more information, please visit the official site at

[Source: SEGA]

Japan Exclusive Sonic Anniversary Shirts Make Us Jealous

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

The Japanese cult clothing store Cospa is releasing 2 Sonic shirts as a part of the 20th anniversary celebrations. Cospa has released Sonic shirts in the past and they’re always stunning.

You can see both designs by clicking here.

That Sonic Generations Green Hill shirt is rather tasty! Damn you Cospa! Release your shirts in the West! Seriously though, Cospa is an incredible store for cult clothing. If you ever find yourself in Shibuya, Tokyo then you should pay a visit!

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

New Rhythm Phantom Thief R Screenshots

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

SEGAbits via Andriasang have uploaded a tonne of new Rhythm Phantom Thief R screenshots.

Click here to be taken straight to the gallery.

I’m really warming to this game’s graphical style. It strikes me as very Dreamcast-era SEGA; thumbs up!

[Source: SEGAbits]

New Binary Domain Screenshots

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Famitsu have unleashed a new batch of Binary Domain screenshots focussing on the enemies and allies you’ll meet/battle in the game.

Click this link to be taken straight to the gallery.

Binary Domain launches on PS3 and X-Box 360 on February 17th 2012.

[Source: SEGAbits]

Video Spotlight: Skateboarding in Green Hill Zone

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Some clever clogs has managed to hack the Sonic Generations demo and add the skateboard power-up from City Escape to Green Hill Zone. Check it out:

[Source: SEGAShiro]

Video Spotlight: Sonic Hacking Contest Trailer

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

The Sonic Amateur Games Expo and Sonic Stuff Research Group will be hosting a hacking contest that will last the length of the show (September 18th to the 24th). Check out the below trailer to see what you can expect:

I think it’s safe to say I’m VERY excited to play Sonic 2 Heroes!

[Source: SAGE Facebook]

SEGADriven is proud affiliates with the following websites:

- Dreamcast Live
- Emerald Coast
- Project Phoenix Productions
- Radio SEGA
- Saturday Morning Sonic
- SEGA Retro
- Sonic HQ
- Sonic Paradise
- The Dreamcast Junkyard
- The Pal Mega-CD Library
- The Sonic Stadium
SEGADriven and its original content are copyrighted to their respective authors. Media related directly to SEGA is copyrighted to its respective authors. Any comments on SEGA-related materials do not represent SEGA themselves. All rights reserved 2008-2022.