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Unreleased Akira Game for Mega Drive Dumped by Hidden Palace

Thursday, December 26th, 2019

Another incredible find and release from Hidden Palace has been made available! This time we’ve been treated to the first and only ROM dump of an unreleased Akira game developed by Black Pearl Software. Originally developed for release in 1994, the game’s development was halted after a series of resignations in the team and a change in development priority with other Black Pearl titles.

You can watch the game in action via the embed below:

The ROM file for this Akira prototype is available to download from Hidden Palace and can be played in an emulator or on an actual Mega Drive through use of a flash cart.

Obscure Dreamcast Puzzler ‘The Lost Golem’ Receives Fan Translation

Monday, December 16th, 2019

The Japan-only puzzle game The Lost Golem is a bit of an obscure release, only seeing under 500 sales during its original launch. This has lead to it becoming quite the cult favourite among Dreamcast collectors. It’s not the most difficult thing to play without a knowledge of Japanese, but thanks to community efforts, the game has now received an English fan translation and its a welcome addition for anyone looking to understand the game a little better.

The English fan translation of The Lost Golem is available to download from Romhacking.net now. You will need a CDI file of the original game in order to apply the patch. This can then be run in emulation or on an actual Dreamcast if burned to disc and booted with Utopia.

The Lost Golem is a fairly simple title where you control a golem who is guiding a king throughout a castle. You must pick up and place walls in order to change his direction and guide him to the exit. You can see the game in action via this first look video by our friend pcwzrd13:

Original Sakura Wars Game Now Available in English Thanks to Fans

Monday, December 16th, 2019

While hugely popular in Japan, the Sakura Wars franchise has rarely seen light in the West with 2005’s Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love being the only entry to receive a Western port in 2010. The Sakura Wars franchise is often a cross between a tactical mech-based RPG and a dating simulation, making it one of SEGA’s more off-beat and experimental titles.

Thankfully a group of dedicated fans have now completed an English fan translation of the original Sakura Wars game for SEGA Saturn, which you can download by clicking here. The patch and instructions on how to apply it are included in the download. This fan translation can only be played through emulation or a modified SEGA Saturn. Congratulations to CJ_iwakura, NoahSteam, Crouching_Mouse and MatatabiMitsu for their efforts and making Sakura Wars available to Western audiences for the first time.

[Source: SEGAbits]

Two Point Hospital Coming to Consoles on February 25th 2020

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

The console versions of Two Point Hospital have been delayed to a 25th of February 2020. Previously announced for a late 2019 release, Two Point Hospital is a spiritual successor to Theme Hospital originally released for PC back in August 2018. Now the game is heading to Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch in February 2020:

These console ports will be available boxed and digitally and come packaged with 2 DLC expansions as standard. Two Point Hospital is the first development by the Two Point studio who feature ex-Bullfrog staff Mark Webley and Gary Carr among their staff.

Adam Hunter Confirmed as Playable Character in Streets of Rage 4

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

In the latest gameplay trailer for Streets of Rage 4 we get official confirmation that Adam Hunter from the original game is finally returning as a playable character. Adam’s daughter Cherry was previously confirmed as a playable character back in August, but now we can team up as father and daughter to crack some skulls. Check out Adam’s reveal trailer below:

Streets of Rage 4 is coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One and Switch at some point in 2020. Streets of Rage 4 is in development at Guard Crush Games and Lizardcube with Dotemu publishing under license from SEGA.

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

Monday, 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

Friday, 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

Thursday, 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.

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

Thursday, 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

Thursday, 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]

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