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Miniature Power Base Converter Revealed for Mega Drive Mini, Releasing October 2021 | Merchandise

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

The Mega Drive Mini is getting another accessory in the form of the Mega Drive Tower Mini Zero. Releasing exclusively in Japan, this is a miniature Power Base Converter (or Mega Adapter as its known in Japan) that comes with two cartridges of Penguin Land and Alex Kidd in Miracle World. The accessory is entirely cosmetic and doesn’t allow you to play these games on a Mega Drive Mini.

The release of the Mega Drive Tower Mini Zero is actually to coincide with the release of Lost Judgment which also features an in-game Master System that allows you to play Alex Kidd in Miracle World within the actual game world of Lost Judgment.

The Mega Drive Tower Mini Zero will release in Japan on October 21st 2021 and will cost 4,950 yen which currently converts to around £31.93.

[Source: Siliconera]

Sonic DLC Pack Now Available for Minecraft

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

The Sonic 30th anniversary content continues with a surprise announcement of a Sonic the Hedgehog DLC pack now available for Minecraft Bedrock Edition. The DLC can be downloaded from the Minecraft Marketplace and it adds new Sonic-themed levels to explore alongside cooperative racing gameplay with other players. Sonic, Tails, Shadow, Knuckles and Amy all feature with Tails’ Tornado and Shadow’s motorcycle also appearing as in-game vehicles. We even get a rare appearance of Chao! Check out the reveal trailer below:

If you own Minecraft Bedrock Edition then head on over to the Minecraft Marketplace now to download the Sonic the Hedgehog DLC.

Shin Megami Tensei V Revealed as Nintendo Switch Exclusive, Releases November 12th 2021

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

Released in conjunction with Atlus, the latest entry in the Shin Megami Tensei series will launch exclusively on Nintendo Switch later this year. Shin Megami Tensei V is due for release on November 12th 2021 and you can check out the first look of the game in action via the embed below:

The Megami Tensei series is a long running series of post apocalyptic role-playing games from Atlus. It’s spin-offs include the Devil Summoner, Devil Survivor and Persona games. Shin Megami Tensei V follows the recent HD re-release of Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne which also released on Switch alongside PC and PS4 ports.

Super Monkey Ball Deluxe HD Remake Announced for Release October 5th 2021

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

SEGA have revealed a HD remake of Super Monkey Ball Deluxe which is heading to Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on October 5th 2021. Now called Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, this HD remake of Super Monkey Ball Deluxe features every stage from Super Monkey Ball 1 & 2 plus 46 new stages alongside 12 multiplayer party games. You can check out the reveal trailer below:

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania has been confirmed for release on Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on October 5th 2021.

New Sonic Colours Ultimate Gameplay Footage From Game Informer & IGN | Video Spotlight

Sunday, June 13th, 2021

2 new gameplay videos showcasing in-game action from the upcoming re-release ‘Sonic Colours: Ultimate’ have appeared online courtesy of Game Informer and IGN. Game Informer’s video showcases an act of Planet Wisp while IGN’s video showcases an act of Asteroid Coaster. You can watch both via the embeds below:

Planet Wisp from Game Informer

Asteroid Coaster from IGN

Sonic Colours: Ultimate launches for PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC on September 7th 2021.

[Source: Game Informer & IGN]

Amplitude Studios Reveal New Gameplay Footage of Twin-Stick Shooter ‘Endless Dungeon’ | Video Spotlight

Friday, June 11th, 2021

The developers of Endless Space 2 and Humankind are back with another title in the Endless franchise called Endless Dungeon. This time around we have a roguelike twin-stick shooter and it looks like you can play with up to 3 players in co-operative gameplay. The goal of the game is to fend off waves of alien baddies and defend a crystal from being shattered by the advancing enemies. You can check out the latest gameplay trailer below:

Endless Dungeon will release on PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC. There is currently no release date set for the game.

Two Point Hospital Follow-Up ‘Two Point Campus’ Revealed for 2022 Release

Thursday, June 10th, 2021

Two Point Studios are back at it with their first new title since their debut release of Two Point Hospital back in 2018. The studio will be releasing a follow-up of sorts in the form of Two Point Campus; a university building simulation game with a similar dose of humour to Two Point Hospital. You can check out the reveal trailer below:

Two Point Campus will be releasing for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Switch in 2022.

Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown | PS4 Review

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

Virtua‌ ‌Fighter‌ ‌5‌ ‌has‌ ‌been‌ ‌the‌ ‌latest‌ ‌entry‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌Virtua‌ ‌Fighter‌ ‌series‌ ‌for‌ ‌a‌ ‌whopping‌ ‌15‌ ‌years.‌ ‌On‌ ‌one‌ ‌hand‌ ‌it’s‌ ‌sad‌ ‌that‌ ‌the‌ ‌series‌ ‌has‌ ‌been‌ ‌dormant‌ ‌so‌ ‌long,‌ ‌but‌ ‌5‌ ‌and‌ ‌its‌ ‌subsequent‌ revisions‌ ‌(including‌ ‌Virtua‌ ‌Fighter‌ ‌5:‌ ‌Final‌ ‌Showdown)‌ ‌stood‌ ‌the‌ ‌test‌ ‌of‌ ‌time,‌ ‌and‌ ‌if‌ ‌a‌ ‌sixth‌ ‌game‌ ‌was‌ ‌off‌ ‌the‌ ‌table,‌ ‌a‌ ‌modern‌ ‌port‌ ‌of‌ ‌5‌ ‌would‌ ‌more‌ ‌than‌ ‌suffice‌ ‌for‌ ‌many‌ ‌people.‌ ‌

Click here to read our full review of Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown on the PS4.

Shiva Revealed as Final Streets of Rage 4 DLC Character

Saturday, May 29th, 2021

The final playable character scheduled for release as a part of Streets of Rage 4’s Mr. X Nightmare DLC has been revealed to be perennial Streets of Rage franchise boss character, Shiva. You can check out Shiva in action via the trailer below:

The Mr. X Nightmare DLC for Streets of Rage 4 will be “coming soon” for PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Switch. The DLC will also feature new music by Tee Lopes of Sonic Mania fame. You can wishlist the game on Steam via this link.

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 The Official Video Game Finally Releasing in the West June 22nd 2021

Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

SEGA America and SEGA Europe have finally committed to bringing Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game to the West and the game is set for a June 22nd 2021 release.

Originally releasing in Japan on the 24th of July 2019, SEGA America and SEGA Europe seemed to shelve plans to release the game in favour of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, which released in November 2019. Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game takes a more realistic approach to its presentation and features 18 different events to compete in with up to 8 player online multiplayer alongside local multiplayer features.

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game will release for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and Stadia on June 22nd 2021. Check out the new release trailer below:

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