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Archive for August, 2020

More Promotional Material and T-Shirts Added to Merchandise Section | Merchandise

Monday, August 31st, 2020

A fresh selection of promotional material and t-shirts have been added to the Promotional Material and Clothing sections of the website. See below for the full list of additions:

– Castle Fine Art Presents 25th Anniversary Sonic the Hedgehog Card added to Promotional Material
– Sonic Boom Event Flyer added to Promotional Material
– Sonic Lost World Sticker Sheet added to Promotional Material
– Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Door Hanger added to Promotional Material
– Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary Postcard added to Promotional Material
– Sonic the Hedgehog ‘Available Now’ Flyer added to Promotional Material
– Crush 40 T-Shirt added to Clothing
– Crush 40 Rules T-Shirt added to Clothing
– Fighting Vipers T-Shirt added to Clothing
– New images of Mega Drive T-Shirt added to Clothing
– Panzer Dragoon II Zwei T-Shirt added to Clothing
– Sonic Boom T-Shirt added to Clothing
– Sonic the Hedgehog Joypolis T-Shirt added to Clothing
– Sonic the Hedgehog “Slow Sucks” Gamestation T-Shirt added to Clothing
– Sonic the Hedgehog Primark T-Shirt added to Clothing

New Promotional Material Section Opened Alongside New Additions to Home Video Section | Merchandise

Sunday, August 30th, 2020

A brand new sub-section in our Merchandise section has now been opened and it is dedicated solely to promotional material for SEGA products. Alongside this new section are some new additions to our Home Video section. See below for the full list of additions:

– Drop Dead Sonic the Hedgehog Clothing Line Flyer added to Promotional Material
– Sonic Heroes/Worms 3D Free Ringtones/Logos Leaflet added to Promotional Material
– SEGA Moba Leaflet added to Promotional Material
– SEGA Sponsors of the Canon/Williams Team Postcard added to Promotional Material
– Sonic Adventure 2 Magazine Advert added to Promotional Material
– Sonic X McDonalds Happy Meal Colouring Page added to Promotional Material
– Sonic Riders Zero Gravity S8board Sticker Sheets added to Promotional Material
House of the Dead (2003 Film) added to Home Video section
House of the Dead II: Dead Aim (2005 Film) added to Home Video section
Shenmue: The Movie added to Home Video section

Dotemu Confirms Streets of Rage 4 DLC is in Development

Saturday, August 29th, 2020

During a Reddit AMA, Dotemu confirmed that Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games are working on additional content for Streets of Rage 4. There is currently no release window set in stone, but the publisher responded to the question of, “will you add content to Streets of Rage 4?” with the following:

“YES, we will but there is no ETA. You guys are awesome and deserve the best so give us time to do things right.”

Streets of Rage 4 released on PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Switch back in April 2020.

[Source: Eurogamer]

Watch the First Trailer for Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World | Video Spotlight

Saturday, August 29th, 2020

The first trailer for Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World has arrived and it confirms that the game is a 2.5D remake of Monster World IV. Check it out below:

The game is being developed by Artdink who currently employ former members of the original Westone team who developed the original version of Monster World IV. The game will arrive in the first quarter of 2021 for Switch and PS4.

[Source: IGN]

SEGA To Reveal “Project B.L.A.C.K.” On September 2nd, Seemingly Related to Sakura Wars

Friday, August 28th, 2020

SEGA has launched a new teaser website and music video for a new title to be revealed on September 2nd – “Project B.L.A.C.K.”.

B.L.A.C.K. is the name of the sort-of idol group seen in the music video (made up of Kurumi Saimei, Prana Tosei, and Meisa Akashi), with it being a fairly ludicrous acronym for “Brilliant, Legislative, Artistic, Celebrity, Knights.” They sing – and fight – ‘for the future of Japan’. The music itself is composed by Kohei Tanaka, and if this all sounds a bit familiar then a trademark registration from a while ago might explain why – as SEGA registered “Sakura Wars B.L.A.C.K.” in May.

The teaser website can be found here, and there’s also a Twitter account for the game. Gematsu have also translated the nitty gritty details that we know so far. One thing to note is that the website also has a giveaway for Apple and Google Play giftcards; SEGA does this pretty often, but they tend to favour Amazon giftcards. This might suggest this project may actually be a new mobile game. Either way, we don’t have long to wait until we found out what exactly Project B.L.A.C.K. is.

[ Source – Gematsu ]

Mega Turrican Director’s Cut Coming to Mega Drive Via Strictly Limited Games

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Announced alongside 2 brand new compilations of Turrican franchise ports, a new Director’s Cut version of Mega Turrican is being produced for the Mega Drive by Strictly Limited Games.

There are no exact details as to what this Director’s Cut version of Mega Turrican will entail, but if it’s going to be anything like the Director’s Cut version of Super Turrican which launched alongside the Analogue Super NT, then it should contain a new level, new graphics and new music.

You can pre-order the Mega Drive version of Mega Turrican: Director’s Cut in either a black checkerboard case or red Genesis-style case from Strictly Limited Games for €49.99. The cartridge includes the original Mega Turrican, a new Mega Turrican Score Attack game and Mega Turrican: Director’s Cut. The cartridge is aiming to ship around April/May 2021. You can also get Mega Turrican, Mega Turrican Score Attack and Mega Turrican: Director’s Cut as a part of the Turrican Anthology Vol. 1 & 2 compilations for Switch or PS4.

[Source: Strictly Limited Games]

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2: The Ultimate Puzzle Match Announced, Coming December 8th to Current and Next-Gen Consoles

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

The latest Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase has announced Puyo Puyo Tetris 2: The Ultimate Puzzle Match. It’ll be coming to a slew of consoles: Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

The game is a direct sequel to the first Puyo Puyo Tetris, and will include a brand new Adventure Mode with a new Story, as well as new characters.

As well as the standard Puyo (and Tetris) fare, there’ll also be new modes, such as “Skill Battle” (which actually originated in Puyo Puyo Chronicle on 3DS). This mode will involve ‘Skill Cards’ – you can get some skill cards as a pre-order bonus for the game, including some based on Sonic the Hedgehog.

The game’s official website can be found here.

Japanese PR Released for Wonder Boy – Asha in Monster World, States It’s a Remake of Monster World IV Using 3D Graphics, Also Coming to Steam

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Just the other day, Wonder Boy – Asha in Monster World was announced. Upon its reveal, it was billed as a new title with the involvement of the original Westone staff, and the logo seen on the game’s mailing list page (above) also suggested Asha was finally getting a new adventure.

However, Artdink have now launched their own PR for the game to Japanese outlets (under their ‘G-CHOICE’ imprint), with a slightly different story. Apparently the game will actually be a full remake of Monster World IV, using 3D graphics and voice acting. The game is however planned to feature new game modes, and will be available in a multitude of languages – Japanese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese are all listed as being included by Famitsu.

Also of note is that they list a platform that wasn’t mentioned in the English announcement – the game is planned to be released on PC via Steam, as well as the previously confirmed PS4 and Nintendo Switch releases.

It’s somewhat of a shame given how exciting the idea of a new game starring Asha was, but Monster World IV is a very good game – so hopefully this remake will do it justice. It’s that, or it’s actually Famitsu who’ve gotten it wrong – but time will tell come Saturday, where the game is set to be revealed at Gamescom.

[ Source – Famitsu, via GSK on Twitter ]

SEGA AGES Herzog Zwei Lands on the Japanese Nintendo Switch eShop on August 27th

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

The SEGA AGES release of Technosoft’s cult-hit Mega Drive RTS Herzog Zwei finally has a release date, and it’s this week! The game will launch on the Japanese Nintendo Switch eShop on August 27th. We suspect the Western release won’t be too far behind, but there’s no solid confirmation on that front yet.

As usual, this isn’t just a straight port. New features include online multiplayer, an expanded HUD not too dissimilar to the HUDs of M2’s ShotTriggers line, an automatic password save function, helper options, and a new ‘Academy’ tutorial mode. Just in case you’ve ever wanted a cute anime girl to teach you how to play Herzog Zwei. As let slip by the recent Herzog soundtrack release, there’s also a new music track from chibi-tech in there, who you may know for their many other amazing contributions to M2 projects.

Sadly, this is currently where the SEGA AGES for Nintendo Switch lineup ends. There’s currently no more games scheduled for release after this, so now we’ll just have to wait and see if more end up being in the pipeline. We certainly hope there are – Power Drift on Switch is something we’re not sure I can live without.

The Japanese webpage for the game is available here.

Nintendo Switch Action Game Ninjala’s First In-Game Collaboration Event is with the Sonic the Hedgehog Series

Monday, August 24th, 2020

GungHo, developers of the Nintendo Switch multiplayer brawler Ninjala, have officially revealed the game’s first crossover event is inbound – and it’s with none other than Sonic the Hedgehog!

This news won’t actually come as a shock to most Sonic fans, seeing as this information got datamined before Ninjala was even officially released, thanks to the game’s numerous beta tests. All the same, it’s cool to see it confirmed, and now we’ll have to wait and see just what this collaboration entails. Or enknuckles.

This was announced in GungHo’s latest Ninjala Dev Diary, which you can watch here. When the Sonic collab will actually happen is still unknown, but with the official announcement now out there, we’d imagine it’ll be sooner rather than later.

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