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Upcoming SEGA Titles
UK/EU/US Releases
- Unnamed Shinobi Game (TBA) TBA
- Unnamed Golden Axe Game (TBA) TBA
- Unnamed Crazy Taxi Game (TBA) TBA
- Unnamed Jet Set Radio Game (TBA) TBA
- Unnamed Streets of Rage Game (TBA) TBA
- Metaphor: ReFantazio (Q3 2024) PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
- Sonic X Shadow Generations (Q3 2024) PS4, PS5, PC, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
- Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble (25/06/2024) Switch
- Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance (21/06/2024) PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, Switch
JP Releases
- Unnamed Madō Monogatari Game (TBA) TBA
- Unnamed Shinobi Game (TBA) TBA
- Unnamed Golden Axe Game (TBA) TBA
- Unnamed Crazy Taxi Game (TBA) TBA
- Unnamed Jet Set Radio Game (TBA) TBA
- Unnamed Streets of Rage Game (TBA) TBA
- Metaphor: ReFantazio (Q3 2024) PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
- Sonic X Shadow Generations (Q3 2024) PS4, PS5, PC, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
- Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble (25/06/2024) Switch


5 Old Sonic the Hedgehog Fan Games Worth Playing Now | YouTube Channel

March 20th, 2024

We’ve got a lot of love for the history of Sonic fan games, and in our latest YouTube video we take a look at 5 nostalgic Sonic fan games that were doing something unique:

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We also have a huge amount of Sonic fan game coverage dating all the way back to the Sonic Amateur Games Expo 2012! Click here to view the entire playlist.

Asterix – Master System Review

March 18th, 2024

1991’s Asterix for the Master System is a game that is likely going to be shrugged off as “Euro trash” by a certain contingent of retro gamers (cough cough, Americans, cough cough) thanks to the franchise’s French origins. Licensed platformers also don’t have a great track record when it comes to quality, but what we’ve got here is an internally developed SEGA platformer from an era when the company were on a hot streak.

Click here to read our full written review of Asterix for the Master System.

Bomber Raid – Master System Review

March 17th, 2024

Released in 1989; Bomber Raid for the Master System is a vertically-scrolling shoot-em-up developed by Sanritsu and is infamous for being the final Master System game officially published by SEGA in Japan during the console’s lifespan. As a result of being a game that released in Japan, it also has a secret FM soundtrack that anyone in the PAL territories could never really access during the console’s original run, as those regions never received the FM Sound Unit or a version of the Master System where it’s built into the console itself.

Click here to read our full written review of Bomber Raid for the Master System.

Gamera 2000: The Panzer Dragoon Clone for PS1 | YouTube Channel

March 16th, 2024

In our latest YouTube video we return to the world of PS1 knock-offs and take a look at a blatant clone of Panzer Dragoon in the form of 1997’s Gamera 2000. Watch the full video via the embed below:

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We also have more videos on PS1 games that rip-off SEGA titles. Here’s a selection you can also explore if you’re interested:

Jet Ace: PS1 After Burner Rip-Off
Burning Road: PS1 Daytona USA Rip-Off
Rally de Africa: PS1 SEGA Rally Rip-Off

Puyo Puyo Puzzle Pop Announced for April 2024 Release Through Apple Arcade

March 12th, 2024

SEGA are continuing their run of Apple Arcade exclusive titles with a brand new Puyo Puyo game that will release on April 4th 2024. Puyo Puyo Puzzle Pop will be Apple Arcade exclusive and playable in both single player and multiplayer. You can check out the reveal trailer below:

The game is boasting 24 characters that will also introduce some brand new characters to the franchise. The game will also feature a brand new story and fully voiced characters. The overworld and characters are rendered in true 3D, whereas previous Puyo Puyo games have favoured a 2D art style.

Puyo Puyo Puzzle Pop launches on April 4th 2024 exclusively for Apple Arcade.

New Expanded Version of Shin Megami Tensei V Announced With New Story Line

February 21st, 2024

A newly expanded version of Shin Megami Tensei V has been announced called Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance. This new version of the JRPG will launch on June 21st 2024 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC and Nintendo Switch. The game is being developed in-house at Atlus. You can check out the reveal trailer by clicking the embed below:

The original version of Shin Megami Tensei V launched back in November 2021. The new story line included in Vengeance is boasting new locations, demons and choices to make. The game is being published by both Atlus and SEGA.

Unicorn Overlord Demo Now Available Alongside New Trailer

February 21st, 2024

Vanillaware’s upcoming tactical RPG Unicorn Overlord now has a free downloadable demo for the Nintendo Switch. The full game will release on March 8th 2024, but any progress made in the free demo can be transferred to the main game once it releases. You can check out a brand new trailer for the game below:

Unicorn Overlord is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch. The game is being published by Atlus and SEGA and developed by Vanillaware.

Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble Announced, First Entirely New Monkey Ball Game in 10 Years

February 21st, 2024

SEGA have revealed the first entirely new Super Monkey Ball game in over 10 years. Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble is coming exclusively to Switch on June 25th 2024. The game is boasting 200 brand new stages and a new spin dash technique that works similarly to the Sonic the Hedgehog games. This means you can give yourself a burst of speed and open up new ways to progress through the stages. You can check out the game’s reveal trailer below:

Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble is also boasting 4 player multiplayer in the game’s adventure mode, as well as some exclusive multiplayer variants that support up to 16 players. You can also customise your character with over 300 items. Alongside the digital release of the game, a ‘legendary banana edition’ physical version is also available to pre-order which contains a reversible cover, bonus in-game banana suit for your character a 40 page ‘adventure book’.

Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble is a first party SEGA title and is being developed in-house. The game launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on June 25th 2024.

Sonic X Shadow Generations Announced, Enhanced Port of Sonic Generations With New Shadow Campaign

January 31st, 2024

Sonic Generations is getting a new port to PS4, PS5, PC, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S with additional stages and Shadow as a playable character. This new version will be called Sonic X Shadow Generations and its launching in Autumn 2024. You can check out the reveal trailer by clicking the embed below:

The new Shadow content appears to draw from several games that Shadow has featured in, including Sonic Adventure 2 and the eponymous Shadow the Hedgehog. We even see a return of Black Doom and the Biolizard. SEGA’s official word is that Shadow will have his own unique story campaign to play through in this new port, which is also boasting new bonus content alongside an enhanced port of the original Sonic Generations.

Rare Japanese SEGA AI Computer Discovered and Emulated in MAME Alongside Wide Range of Software

January 31st, 2024

The SEGA AI Computer is one of the rarest SEGA systems ever created, what with it being largely made for Japanese audiences. This 1986 computer was sold to as an educational device for children and used in schools. In 2014, the team at SMS Power managed to source a unit and some software from a Yahoo Japan auction. Since then, the team have worked effortlessly to source as much software as possible for the system and get it all dumped and working under emulation, which you can now do via MAME.

Click here to be taken to SMS Power’s article on the SEGA AI Computer which includes detailed information on the computer itself, its specs, how to emulate it and see a full list of the software the team has managed to source and archive. SMS Power have managed to dump 26 My Cards and 14 cassette tapes containing SEGA AI Computer software, so there’s a lot to explore here.

SEGADriven would like to congratulate and thank the team at SMS Power for archiving another piece of rare SEGA history and finally allowing a wider audience to experience this previously Japan-only system that was largely sold to schools.

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