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SEGA Forever Release Crazy Taxi Retrospective Video, Running Through the Series’ History

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

SEGA have released another retrospective via the SEGA Forever account, following up on the style of the previous NiGHTS into Dreams… video that revealed a previously unseen US boxart. This time, it’s all about the Crazy Taxi series!

This one doesn’t have any ground-breaking discoveries from SEGA’s archives, but it does serve as a pretty great way to familiarise yourself with the mainline entries in SEGA’s beloved cab-em-up series. It also provides a good excuse to listen to “All I Want”, though to be fair we never need an ‘excuse’ to listen to that song.

SEGA Forever’s also promised there’s more Retrospectives on the way as part of a series, so we’ll let you know when more go up.

Watch the First Trailer for Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World | Video Spotlight

Saturday, August 29th, 2020

The first trailer for Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World has arrived and it confirms that the game is a 2.5D remake of Monster World IV. Check it out below:

The game is being developed by Artdink who currently employ former members of the original Westone team who developed the original version of Monster World IV. The game will arrive in the first quarter of 2021 for Switch and PS4.

[Source: IGN]

SEGA Forever Release NiGHTS into dreams… Anniversary Video, Reveals Previously Unseen Prototype Boxart

Sunday, August 23rd, 2020

SEGA Forever have published a new video to celebrate the 24th Anniversary of the beloved SEGA Saturn title NiGHTS into dreams…‘s launch in North America.

As well as being a great watch for those looking to learn more about NiGHTS, it has a nice bit of fanservice for those who already love the game to pieces – a glimpse at an unused take on the game’s US boxart, seen at the 1:39 mark!

The scrapped design is certainly an… interesting take on NiGHTS, but we can’t say it getting the axe is something to lament too much. All the same, it’s fantastic to see new discoveries and material unearthed from the depths of SEGA, and even better than this is from an official platform.

For those unaware, SEGA Forever recently transitioned away from being SEGA’s retro mobile brand, and now focuses on the preservation of SEGA’s classic material. As an example of this, the Twitter account has been regularly posting high-resolution assets and renders from old titles, just in case you ever needed the Gain Ground packaging artwork in 4K resolution.

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.

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