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Further Additions to Hardware and Merchandise Sections

Friday, June 5th, 2020

A fresh batch of merchandise and a new piece of hardware have been added to their respective sections. See below for the full list of additions:

An Alternative Reality: The Football Manager Documentary DVD added to Home Video
Bayonetta: Bloody Fate blu-ray added to Home Video
Retro Gaming: Volume One DVD added to Home Video
Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie VHS added to Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie entry in Home Video
Divers 2000 CX-1 added to Hardware

Clockwork Aquario, A Lost SEGA System 18 Arcade Title from Wonder Boy Creators, Set To See an Official Release Later this Year

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Strictly Limited Games, alongside ININ Games, have announced that they’ve acquired the rights to publish Westone Bit Entertainment’s Clockwork Aquario for current gaming platforms. For those not in the know, Clockwork Aquario was a cancelled SEGA System 18 board arcade title from Westone Bit Entertainment, best known for their work on the Wonder Boy/Monster World franchise. The modern ports of the game will land before the end of the year, with both a limited physical run and a general digital release. Currently mooted platforms are Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

Gematsu have the full press release, which goes into the details of how Strictly Limited got their hands on the game; and how they signed a deal with LAT and SEGA to get it released, 27 years later. Westone Bit Entertainment’s former staff, including Ryuichi Nishizawa (generally cited as the creator of Wonder Boy) have also been involved with the new release.

It’s very exciting when lost arcade titles pop up, and even moreso when they get official releases. We’re very excited to get our hands on this gorgeous looking title!

Game Gear Micro to Launch in Japan October 2020

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

For SEGA’s 60th anniversary, the company have revealed a new novelty micro console in the form of the Game Gear Micro.

Currently only scheduled for a Japanese launch on October 6th 2020, the console will be available in 4 colour variants, each bundled with its own compilation of 4 Game Gear titles. Each system will launch for ¥4,980. A special edition bundle is also available which includes all 4 console variants, a set of replica game cases for each of the included titles and a working SEGA Big Window (aka the Super Wide Gear) which allows you to magnify the screen. This will set you back ¥29,980.

The Game Gear Micro will measure 80mm wide, 43mm tall and 20mm deep and include a 1.15″ display. It also includes a single mono speaker, a headphone jack and is powered by 2 AAA batteries. Supposedly you can power the system for a longer period of time with a separately sold USB cable.

The full list of included titles on each of the Game Gear Micro variants now follows:

Black Game Gear Micro
Out Run, Puyo Puyo Tsu, Royal Stone and Sonic the Hedgehog

Blue Game Gear Micro
Baku Baku Animal: Sekai Shiikugakari Senshuken, Gunstar Heroes, Sonic & Tails and Sylvan Tale

Yellow Game Gear Micro
Nazo Puyo: Arle no Roux, Shining Force, Shining Force II and Shining Force: Final Conflict

Red Game Gear Micro
Columns, The G.G. Shinobi, Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible and Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special

[Source: Nintendo Life]

New Additions to Hardware and Merchandise Sections

Saturday, May 30th, 2020

A new selection of merchandise and hardware have been added to their respective sections on the website. See below for the full list of additions and direct links to each entry:

SEGA Game Gear Gear-to-Gear Cable added to Hardware
SEGA Dreamcast: Collected Works added to Book Catalogue
SEGA Pro Presents Guide to ’95 added to Book Catalogue
SEGA Arcade Pop-Up History added to Book Catalogue
Dreamcast Tips, Cheats, Solutions Volume 2 added to Book Catalogue
Virtua Fighter: Round One added to Home Video section

More SEGA Hardware Entries Added to Our Hardware Section

Friday, May 29th, 2020

More SEGA hardware has now been added to our hardware section with detailed articles on every entry, alongside specifications and high quality images. See below for the full list of additions and direct links to each entry:

AtGames SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis added with article and images
AtGames SEGA Mega Drive Flashback added with article, specifications and images
Master System Super Compact added with article, specifications and images
Master System Girl added with article, specifications and images
Treamcast added with article, specifications and images

New Additions to Hardware Section

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

A new set of hardware articles complete with system specifications and photographs have now been published in our hardware section. See below for a full list of the new additions and direct links to their entries:

– New Mega-CD II article with specifications and high quality photographs
– New SC-3000H article with specifications and high quality photographs
– New Victor Wondermega RG-M1 article with specifications and high quality photographs
– New Victor Wondermega RG-M2/JVC X’Eye article with specifications and high quality photographs

Phantasy Star Online 2 Comes West for PC on May 27th, Will Have Crossplay with Xbox Players

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

True to their word that it would drop before the end of May, SEGA has announced that Phantasy Star Online 2 is coming to PC next week, on May 27th.

Phantasy Star Online 2 will launch as a Microsoft Store exclusive. Whilst technically only a North American launch, the process of getting the game in the UK and other non-US regions for Xbox One was extremely simple, so hopefully that’ll be the case here too. The PC version will allow players to fight alongside those on the Xbox One version, which isn’t too surprising but is very welcome all the same.

Alongside the announcement, PSO2’s first major Western collab has been announced and kicks off today in the Xbox One version; in a move I can only conclude is specifically trying to get me to make the jump from the Japanese version, it’s with VOCALOID. There’ll be a concert with Hatsune Miku and co, as well as their outfits being up for grabs.

This information all comes via Forbes, who also have a comment on the launch from Fred White, Head of PSO2’s western marketing.

Will you be joining up with the ARKS in when Phantasy Star Online 2 drops on PC next week? Let us know!

Hatsune Miku Project Diva Mega Mix Releases 15th May 2020 in Western Territories

Monday, April 20th, 2020

A brand new trailer for Hatsune Miku Project Diva Mega Mix has arrived and with it we get official confirmation of the game’s Western release date. Mega Mix will arrive on the 15th of May 2020 exclusively for the Nintendo Switch as an eShop downloadable title. See the game in action below:

Along with this announcement, pre-orders are now open on the Switch eShop alongside a free downloadable demo. The game costs £34.99.

Streets of Rage 4 Releases Digitally on April 30th 2020, Battle Mode Revealed

Friday, April 17th, 2020

In the latest Streets of Rage 4 trailer we get confirmation of the game’s release date. The game arrives on digital storefronts on April 30th 2020.

Along with the release date news, the latest trailer also confirms that the battle mode from previous Streets of Rage games returns, except now you can fight with up to 4 players in local multiplayer. Check it out:

Streets of Rage 4 is being developed by Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games with Dotemu publishing under license from SEGA. It will release on PC, Switch, PS4 and Xbox One on April 30th for $24.99. There is currently no word on UK pricing. The game can still be pre-ordered physically from Limited Run Games.

SEGA Heroes To Be Discontinued, Service Ends May 21st

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

SEGA’s mobile action-puzzle hybrid SEGA Heroes is unfortunately meeting a premature end, as it’s been announced that service for the game is set to be shuttered as soon as next month.

For some background, recently Demiurge, the developers of SEGA Heroes and a member of SEGA Europe’s family of studios, were repurchased by one of their original founders, Albert Reed. The announcement didn’t make clear if it would affect Demiurge’s current licensed titles, but sadly it seems it will.

SEGA has outlined the closure of SEGA Heroes as follows:

April 16:
●  In-app purchases will be deactivated
●  The same day we will unlock the following content:

– Legendary Events

– Dremagen Boss Battles

– Daily Rewards now grant lots of Gems

– All VIP levels granted to all players

– Taiga Saejima is available, completing the Yakuza Set

 

May 21:
● Servers will be deactivated

It’s a shame to see the game which, from an outsiders perspective, was one of SEGA’s biggest mobile titles meeting an end only a year and a half after it launched; while not to everyone’s taste, SEGA Heroes actually did a surprisingly great job at working fan-favourites into the game, with some deep-cuts from lesser represented games such as the PS2 Shinobi titles, and the classic Phantasy Star games. We wish those at Demiurge all the best in their future endeavours!

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