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Watch the First Trailer for Shenmue the Animation | Video Spotlight

Friday, October 8th, 2021

Announced back in September 2020, Shenmue the Animation will be a 13 episode animated series that adapts the events of both Shenmue 1 & 2. The series is being distributed in the West by Adult Swim and Crunchy Roll and now we finally have our first look at the series in action. Check it out via the embed below:

Shenmue the Animation will debut on Adult Swim and Crunchy Roll at some point in 2022. The series will be directed by Sakurai Chikara of Telecom Animation Film Studios and managed by Sola Entertainment.

[Source: Kotaku]

Learn About the Final Days of the Ikebukuro SEGA GiGO Arcade in This Fascinating Documentary from Tokyo Lens | Video Spotlight

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

As previously reported, on the 20th of September 2021, SEGA Japan closed the doors on one of its biggest arcades in the form of the SEGA GiGO located in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. While the arcade lives on through a virtual recreation that you can explore at home, the Tokyo Lens YouTube channel has created a short documentary about the arcade and why arcades are closing Japan with increasing frequency. It also contains interviews with the venue’s actual staff and managers and it offers some fascinating insight into the Japanese arcade industry in 2021.

Click the embed below to watch Tokyo Lens’s ‘Japan’s Arcades are DISAPPEARING’ documentary:

Sonic Colours: Rise of the Wisps – Part 2 Released | Video Spotlight

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

The second part of the Sonic Colours Ultimate promotional animation, Sonic Colours: Rise of the Wisps, has been released via YouTube.

Via SEGA PR:

In today’s climactic episode, temperatures rise as Sonic and the Jade Wisp clash with Dr. Eggman’s robotic henchman and the Blue Blur’s evil doppelganger, Metal Sonic. The duo must attempt to save the Wisps from  Dr. Eggman’s clutches before he harnesses their power for his own diabolical plans. It’s a race against time as Sonic and Jade fight to thwart Dr. Eggman’s plans to take over the universe.

It’s a fun watch, with some lovely voice work from Roger Craig Smith and Kate Higgins on show too.

Sonic Colours Ultimate will be launching September 9th, for Xbox, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Epic Games.

Sonic Colours: Rise of the Wisps – Part 1 Now Available | Video Spotlight

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

The first part of the Sonic Colours animated short ‘Rise of the Wisps’ is now available.

Via SEGA PR:

In today’s episode, Sonic and Tails are joined by a lone Jade Wisp, who narrowly escapes the deceptively charming Sweet Mountain ride at Dr. Eggman’s Incredible Interstellar Amusement Park. Together, Sonic, Tails and their new companion, must band together to uncover Dr. Eggman’s evil plot to harness the Wisps’ powers and take over the universe.

The short was directed by Tyson Hesse, though notably it was also co-written by GGDG (Cucumber Quest). We’ll keep our eyes open for the next part, hopefully coming soon.

Sonic Colours Ultimate will be launching September 9th, for Xbox, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Epic Games.

First Trailer Now Available for New Shining Force: Heroes of Light and Darkness Mobile Game | Video Spotlight

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

The first trailer of Vespa and Hive’s upcoming Shining Force: Heroes of Light and Darkness mobile game is now available to view via the embed below.

This new entry in the series follows the strategic RPG gameplay of the Mega Drive originals very closely, but now features a hand-drawn art style.

Shining Force: Heroes of Light and Darkness is headed to iOS and Android devices at some point in 2022.

[Source: 4Gamer]

Kazuma Kiryu Joins Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania as Unlockable Character | Video Spotlight

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

Kazuma Kiryu of the Yakuza series will be rolling into the upcoming Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania. Yes, really!

Hot on the heels of Jet Set Radio’s Beat being added, the Smilebit/RGG Studio/AmusementVision love continues with RGG Studio’s main man himself joining the game. And when playing as him, the bananas are even replaced by Staminan X pickups! It’s a very amusing crossover, but feels suitable given who’s behind the remakes.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania will launch on October 5th. In addition to Kiryu and Beat, Sonic & Tails were also recently confirmed to be unlockable in the game.

New Shin Megami Tensei V Trailer Highlights Antagonist Bethel | Video Spotlight

Saturday, August 14th, 2021

A new trailer of Shin Megami Tensei V has landed and it highlights more of the game’s story while also showcasing one of the game’s antagonists named Bethel. There is also a lot of new in-game action to see. You can watch the new trailer by clicking the embed below:

The 5th entry in the long-running Shin Megami Tensei RPG series will release exclusively on Nintendo Switch on November 12th 2021. The game is being published by SEGA’s Atlus subsidiary.

[Source: IGN]

Sonic & Tails Added as Playable Characters in Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania | Video Spotlight

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

More bonus characters have been revealed for Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania and this time we have the additions of both Sonic the Hedgehog and Miles “Tails” Prower. When these characters are in use the bananas strewn around the game’s levels also become rings for added Sonic the Hedgehog theming. Check it out in the reveal trailer below:

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania launches for Switch, PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series consoles on the 5th of October 2021. The game is an enhanced remake of Super Monkey Ball Deluxe which originally released on PS2 and Xbox back in 2005.

Latest Sonic Colours Ultimate Trailer Highlights New and Returning Wisp Powers | Video Spotlight

Friday, August 6th, 2021

In the latest Sonic Colours gameplay trailer we get a closer look at the returning wisp powers as well as a new inclusion to Sonic Colours Ultimate. The new wisp comes in the form of the Jade ghost wisp which allows Sonic to temporarily phase through scenery. You can see them all in action via the embed below:

Sonic Colours Ultimate launches on PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC on the 7th of September 2021. This new version of Sonic Colours boasts high definition resolutions, 60 fps gameplay and a whole host of new features.

See The Griffin Patriarch in Action in Troy: Mythos DLC for Total War Saga: Troy | Video Spotlight

Thursday, August 5th, 2021

SEGA are gearing up for the release of A Total War Saga: Troy in September with a look at some of the monsters available in its Troy: Mythos DLC that will also drop on day one. The latest trailer takes a look at The Griffin Patriarch and you can watch it in action via the embed below:

A Total War Saga: Troy is the latest title in the long running strategy series from The Creative Assembly and the first to set its action during the Trojan War. The game will release exclusively on PCs on the 2nd of September 2021. You can wishlist it on Steam by clicking here. In addition to the base game, 4 DLC packs will also release alongside it; Troy: Ajax & Diomedes, Troy: Mythos, Troy: Amazons and Troy: Blood & Glory.

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