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Get Your First Look at the Games on Show at This Year’s Sonic Amateur Games Expo | Video Spotlight

Friday, July 31st, 2020

The first trailer for this year’s Sonic Amateur Games Expo is now available to view and in it we get previews for a number of games that will feature at the event. Check it out below:

The Sonic Amateur Games Expo 2020 also marks the 20th anniversary of the long-running Sonic fan game event. It will run for one week from September 5th 2020. If you would like your game featured than submissions are still being taken until August 21st. Click here for full details on how to submit your game.

Watch 5 Minutes of In-Game Streets of Rage 4 Action | Video Spotlight

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

IGN have a treat for us today as the website has gone hands on with Streets of Rage 4 and uploaded 5 minutes of in-game action. Check out the entire roster in action, including the unlockable retro characters in the video below:

Streets of Rage 4 appears to be very close to release with the video now promising the game will be “available soon”. It will release for PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One and is being developed by Guard Crush Games and Lizardcube with Dotemu publishing under license from SEGA.

Streets of Rage 4 Goes Retro With Unlockable Characters & Soundtracks | Video Spotlight

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is not mucking about when it comes to bonus content. The latest trailer reveals that the game will feature 12 unlockable retro characters and the ability to use music from the original Streets of Rage 1 & 2. Check out the reveal trailer for these retro unlockables below:

It also appears that the release of the game is getting pretty close. The trailer also promises the game will be “available soon” and that the digital release will be priced at $24.99. Physical copies of the game are still available from Limited Run Games, but you better be quick because pre-orders end one week after the digital release.

Streets of Rage 4 is being developed by Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games with Dotemu publishing the game under license from SEGA. It will release on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

The SEGA Pluto Lives Again Thanks to the Efforts of Ben Heck | Video Spotlight

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

The unreleased SEGA Pluto is the stuff of legend. Only 2 exist in the wild and they are essentially prototype SEGA Saturns with built-in Netlink capabilities. This system was never released to the public. If you’d like to learn more about the system then please read our hardware article on the system which features images of both surviving Plutos.

One of the systems has now ended up on the desk of Ben Heck, famous for repairing the prototype Nintendo Playstation. His work on the system is minimal, but this tear-down video does offer some fascinating insight into the machine that Saturn fans should absolutely watch. Check it out below:

New Streets of Rage 4 Trailer Reveals 5th Playable Character and 4 Player Local Co-Op | Video Spotlight

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

A new Streets of Rage 4 trailer is upon us, and with it brings news of a brand new, 5th playable character in the form of Floyd Iraia. Floyd is a big, heavy-hitting character in the style of Max from Streets of Rage 2, but with the wacky, mechanised arms of Dr. Zan from Streets of Rage 3. Check him out in action by watching the latest trailer below:

Alongside the news of Floyd’s addition to the character roster, Streets of Rage 4 will support 2 player online co-op and for the first time in the franchise, 4 player co-op action will be supported in local multiplayer. Streets of Rage 4 is due to release at some point in 2020 for Xbox One, PS4, PC and Nintendo Switch.

Shenmue III Launch Trailer | Video Spotlight

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

It feels bizarre writing the words ‘Shenmue III launch trailer’ but it’s here and the game is nearly upon us. 18 years after the release of Shenmue II, we can finally experience the next chapter in Yu Suzuki’s open world opus. Click the embed below to watch the latest preview of Shenmue III in action:

Shenmue III launches on PS4 and PC via the Epic Games Store on the 19th of November 2019. The game has been developed by Ys Net and is being published by Deep Silver under license from SEGA.

New Streets of Rage 4 Behind the Scenes Documentary Now Available to Watch | Video Spotlight

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

A new “Behind the Gameplay” documentary on Streets of Rage 4 has been uploaded to the Dotemu YouTube channel and it offers some fascinating insight into the game’s development at Guard Crush Games as well as showcasing some new in-game footage. Check it out by watching the embed below:

Streets of Rage 4 will release on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Switch at some point in 2020. The game is being developed by Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games with Dotemu publishing under license from SEGA.

New Sonic Design Debuts in Brand New Sonic Movie Trailer | Video Spotlight

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

After the negative reception of Sonic’s look in the first trailer for the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie, Paramount Pictures have gone back to the drawing board, delayed the film until February 2020 and given the visual effects team some extra time to redesign the character. We now have our first look at Sonic’s redesigned with this brand new trailer. Check it out below:

While the design still looks quite similar to the original, with Sonic having 2 separated eyes and lots of finer spines on his back, he definitely looks more like his game model with an overall cuter look and the addition of gloves instead of white fur on his hands. His shoes are also more comparable to those of the games as well.

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie will now launch on February 14th 2020. Ben Schwartz voices Sonic with James Marsden playing his police officer friend Tom and Jim Carrey taking the role of Dr. Robotnik.

First In-Game Footage of Feral Interactive’s Alien: Isolation Port to Switch | Video Spotlight

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

The first in-game footage of Feral Interactive’s Alien: Isolation port to Switch is now available to view via the embed below and my word does it impress. It looks like very little graphical fidelity and resolution has been lost. Have a look for yourself:

Alien: Isolation for Switch is due to release this Winter as a digital download title from the Nintendo eShop. There is no hard release date available at this time. Alien: Isolation was originally developed by The Creative Assembly and released for PS3, Xbox 360, PC, PS4 and Xbox One back in October 2014.

Get Your First Look at the Games on Show at This Year’s Sonic Amateur Games Expo | Video Spotlight

Friday, September 13th, 2019

Want to see what games are going to be making an appearance at this year’s Sonic Amateur Games Expo? Well wonder no more because the first game trailer is here:

This is not an exhaustive list, but some of the more SEGA-centric games featured include:

Sonic Liquid Survival
Sonic Island: Lost Paradise
Shadow’s Ladder
Sonic All Mix Plus
Sonic & Knuckles: Key Hunters
Sonic: An Untold Darkness
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic 3 A.I.R.
Sonic and the Mayhem Master
Sonic Smackdown
Sonic.exe: The Assault
Sonic Journey
Sonic the Hedgehog RPG
Sonic & Knuckles: Newtrogic Panic
Phantom Gear
Sonic Explorers

The Sonic Amateur Games Expo will run from September 27th to October 4th at www.sagexpo.org.

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