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Lost Judgment DLC Announced, Including Additional Master System Games and Playable Kaito

Friday, September 3rd, 2021

RGG Studio has revealed the release schedule for the upcoming Lost Judgment’s DLC content, spreading out into Spring 2022.

At launch, the Detective Essentials pack will be released. As well as an extra boss fight, more girls for Yagami to woo, and some content for side-activities such as skateboarding and drone racing, you’ll also get access to additional Master System titles to play ingame. You’ll get Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa Opa, SDI, Alien Syndrome and… Darius II! It’s good to see SEGA’s love-in with Taito’s shooter series continuing.

On October 26th, the School Stories pack will add new outfits, new battles with Yagami’s allies in sparring settings, and the ability to take a new fighting style to the streets.

Finally and most significantly, Spring 2022 will see the launch of a new campaign starring the ever-lovable Kaito, Yagami’s best friend. This mode is estimated to clock in at 10 hours of additional story content.

Digital Deluxe Edition owners will get the first two packs as they release, while Digital Ultimate Edition owners will get all three.

Lost Judgment launches on September 24th for Playstation 4/5 and Xbox One/Series. Digital Deluxe buyers will get access to the game on September 20th.

A Vile Creature from Monster Rancher Added to Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania as Paid For DLC

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Remember Monster Rancher? SEGA certainly do and now we have another surprising guest character for Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania. SEGA will make an abhorrent freak (aka Suezo) from Monster Rancher available as a playable character in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania as paid for DLC. The character will cost $4.99 (or equivalent) like Hello Kitty on the same day the game launches (October 5th 2021). Click below to watch the character reveal trailer for disgusting abomination (Suezo):

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania launches on October 5th 2021 for the Switch, Xbox One, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC. The game is an enhanced port of Super Monkey Ball Deluxe from 2005.

Hello Kitty Coming to Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania as Paid For DLC

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

SEGA continue their trend of adding the absolute best bonus characters of all time to Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania with today’s reveal that Hello Kitty is coming to the game as a paid for DLC character. Hello Kitty will cost $4.99 “or equivalent” and the in game bananas also become apples when Hello Kitty is in use. You can check out the reveal trailer below:

Hello Kitty will launch as paid for DLC on October 5th 2021. The base Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania game also launches on the same day on Switch, Xbox One, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC. The game is an enhanced port of Super Monkey Ball Deluxe from 2005.

English Language Version of Hatsune Miku: Colorful Stage Heading to Mobile Devices “Soon”

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

SEGA, Colorful Palette and Crypton Future Media are bringing the mobile title Hatsune Miku: Colorful Stage to the West with an English version that is launching on iOS and Android devices “soon”. You can check out the reveal trailer by clicking the embed below:

The game features a touch screen interface where you have to touch the notes as they slide towards you in a similar style to a Guitar Hero or Rock Band game. You can also participate in virtual concerts with other players through online connectivity.

Livetune’s Tell Your World is currently the only song featured in the above trailer, but the official Hatsune Miku: Colorful Stage YouTube channel also has a developer team interview which features more songs and more in game action. The video is subtitled in English and you can watch it by clicking here.

Take a Virtual Tour of SEGA’s Retro Game Floor in Akihabara

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

Ever wanted to explore one of Japan’s greatest retro arcades from the comfort of your own home? Now you can thanks to this wonderful virtual recreation of SEGA’s Retro Game Floor that is currently located in Akihabara Building 3 in Tokyo, Japan.

Click here to open the virtual Retro Game Floor arcade and start exploring!

The arcade is host to a fantastic selection of SEGA arcade classics including Scud Race, Daytona USA 2, Thunder Blade, After Burner, Space Harrier, Rad Mobile, AB Cop, Wild Riders, LA Machineguns and many, many more. This virtual version of the Retro Game Floor is a fascinating look at a beautiful arcade that is keeping loads of classic games up and running for fans of arcade gaming.

When the arcade first opened in its current location, the grand unveiling also featured a recreation of a classic SEGA High-Tech Land archway – a lovely nod to SEGA’s original chain of arcades that operated through the 90s.

[Source: hinata_t16 and SEGA_akiba3ac on Twitter]

Unreleased Game Gear Puzzle Game ‘BreakThru!’ Now Dumped

Saturday, August 28th, 2021

The good people over at SMS Power have managed to secure the loose EPROMs of an unreleased Game Gear title called BreakThru! and have now dumped the game and preserved it digitally.

BreakThru! was originally released on other systems such as PC, SNES, Game Boy in 1994 and Saturn and Playstation later in 1995. The game is infamous for being endorsed by Tetris creator Alexey Pajitnov. This Game Gear version was completed but never released for unknown reasons.

You can download the ROM file from SMS Power’s page on the title. SMS Power have also released a patched version that is more compatible with different hardware. The ROM file can be played on real hardware using something like an Everdrive cartridge. Alternatively the game can be played under emulation.

[Source: SMS Power]

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania Adds Persona 5’s Morgana As A DLC Character

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021

As part of Gamescom 2021’s Opening Night Live presentation, it’s been announced that Morgana from Persona 5 will be a DLC character in Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania. He’ll cost $4.99 USD on release.

Banana Mania is quickly and somewhat unexpectedly becoming a big ol’ SEGA crossover, with Jet Set Radio’s Beat, Yakuza’s Kiryu, and Sonic & Tails previously being announced. This new reveal adds Atlus into the mix, too!

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania launches on October 1st.

Remake of Saturn FPS Exhumed Coming to PCs “Soon” as Powerslave Exhumed

Saturday, August 14th, 2021

A HD remaster of SEGA Saturn FPS Exhumed is coming to PCs “soon” via the talented people at Nightdive Studios. Now called Powerslave Exhumed, the port combines the content of both the Saturn and PS1 versions and presents it in a new widescreen HD resolution that is powered by Nightdive’s proprietary KEX engine. You can check out the reveal trailer below:

SEGA are not publishing Powerslave Exhumed. The game will be published by Nightdive Studios themselves through GoG. You can wishlist the game now by clicking here.

The original game was developed by Lobotomy Software for the Saturn and PS1. Lobotomy Software were also famous for the Saturn ports of Duke Nukem 3D and Quake.

Idris Elba Reveals He is Voicing Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Movie

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

In a recent tweet, Idris Elba appears to have revealed that he will be voicing Knuckles the Echidna in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie.

Elba’s tweet simply reads “Knock, knock….” and is accompanied with a render of Knuckles’ glove, presumably from the character model being used for the movie.

The Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie arrives in theaters on April 8th 2022 for North America. The film is once again being directed by Jeff Fowler and Ben Schwartz and Jim Carrey will also return as Sonic the Hedgehog and Dr. Robotnik respectively. The original film from 2020 was one of the top earners of the year grossing $319.7 million worldwide.

[Source: Idris Elba on Twitter]

Selection of AtGames Handhelds Added to Hardware Section

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

We’ve added 3 new features to our Hardware section that detail 3 AtGames handhelds from 2008 and 2009. The full list of additions are linked below so please click through and read about these officially SEGA-licensed handhelds developed by AtGames:

AtGames SEGA Mega Drive Portable Video Game Player
AtGames SEGA Mega Drive Portable Video Game Player (6 Button Variant)
Blaze AtGames Gear Portable Video Game Player

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