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Upcoming SEGA Titles
EU/US Releases
- Endless Dungeon (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch) TBA
- Two Point Campus (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch) 17/05/2022
- Sonic Origins (TBA) 2022
- Sonic Frontiers (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC) Q4 2022
- Company of Heroes 3 (PC) TBA
- The House of the Dead Remake (Switch) 07/04/2022
- Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (PC, PS4 & Switch) 17/03/2022
- Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles (Switch) 10/06/2022
- 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (Switch) 12/04/2022
- Soul Hackers 2 (PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S & PC) 26/08/2022
- Wonder Boy Anniversary Collection (Switch & PS4) TBA
Japan-Only Releases
- Company of Heroes 3 (PC) TBA
- 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (Switch) 14/04/2022
- Astro City Mini V (Mini Console) 2022
- Sonic Frontiers (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC) Q4 2022
- Surviving the Aftermath: The Extinct Planet (PS4 & Switch) TBA


Streets of Rage Movie Reportedly in Development With John Wick Creator

April 19th, 2022

Deadline have revealed that Paramount are developing a Streets of Rage movie with John Wick franchise creator Derek Kolstad. dj2 Entertainment are also tied to the project who recently signed a contract with Amazon to develop an adaptation of the video game It Takes Two for cinema and television.

The film has supposedly been green-lit off the back of Sonic the Hedgehog 2’s box office success. dj2 produced both Sonic the Hedgehog Paramount movies and currently has an impressive amount of video games its planning to adapt in their portfolio.

As with any early movie development reporting, we urge our readers to not get their hopes up. Multiple video game adaptations have been green-lit in the past and some even making it as far as casting and promotional material before being shelved indefinitely (Kane & Lynch being a great example). If the Streets of Rage movie does happen, don’t expect to hear or even see anything for quite a while.

[Source: SEGAbits]

SEGA Reportedly Working on ‘Live Service’ Versions of Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio

April 19th, 2022

Bloomberg have reported that SEGA Sammy Holdings Inc. are working on new entries in the Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio franchises, but they are being made as live service games in order to compete with Fortnite.

The games are supposedly a part of SEGA’s ‘Super Game’ initiative which was launched last year as a way to build online communities around its games. The new Crazy Taxi game has supposedly been in development for a year and is aiming to launch in the next 2-3 years. There is currently no word on how far along in development the new Jet Set Radio game is.

Bloomberg have received this information from an unknown Tokyo-based entertainment group so take this information with a grain of salt. There are already words saying that it is possible these games may end up being cancelled behind closed doors and SEGA are refusing to comment on the story directly. More on this story as it develops.

[Source: Bloomberg]

Sonic Origins Artwork Leaks Alongside South Korean Rating

April 19th, 2022

It’s been very quiet on the Sonic Origins front. We haven’t heard anything since the game’s initial reveal back in May 2021, but something is definitely happening soon because the game has been rated in South Korea and some key art has been leaked via the back door of the PlayStation Network. You can see the key art in the header for this this article.

Sonic Origins is a new collection of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Sonic & Knuckles and Sonic the Hedgehog CD. Sonic 3 & Knuckles will also be available to play in their full combined glory, and it has been promised that all games will be displayed in a widescreen resolution. This has led many to believe these ports are being based on Christian Whitehead’s mobile versions of Sonic 1, 2 and CD.

Sonic Origins is scheduled to release at some point in 2022 for “the latest platforms“. Here’s hoping more news on Sonic Origins is coming soon!

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

SEGA-Endorsed Roblox Fan Game ‘Sonic Speed Simulator’ Now Available to Play in Paid Beta | Fan Scene

April 19th, 2022

Gamefam Studios have released a new Sonic the Hedgehog fan game within Roblox called Sonic Speed Simulator. The fan game is officially endorsed by SEGA, marking their first fan game endorsement since Big’s Big Fishing Adventure 3 in 2016.

Sonic Speed Simulator offers players the opportunity to race in multiple, large, 3D environments against other players. You can also unlock new worlds, collect chao and earn new skins to customise your character with.

Sonic Speed Simulator is currently in beta and can only be played via paid access within Roblox. The game will move to a free-to-play model when the game comes out of beta. Click here to access the game’s page on the Roblox website. You can also watch our pals at The Sonic Stadium playing the game via the embed below:

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

The House of the Dead Remake – Switch Review

April 6th, 2022

The House of the Dead is a long-running series from SEGA’s beloved arcade team AM2. The original game sees AMS agents Thomas Rogan and ‘G’ set off to the Curien Mansion, after Rogan’s fiance Sophie warns them that the research team based there are being murdered. Sure enough, the duo arrive just in time to see a creature (the original development team insist they’re not zombies) eating a researcher’s face, and so they get to work trying to find the cause of all the bloodshed. The setup is exactly the same for this remake as you’d probably expect.

Click here to read our full review of The House of the Dead Remake for the Nintendo Switch.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – 2022 Movie Review

March 28th, 2022

With the first Sonic the Hedgehog movie, Jeff Fowler and company managed to establish this cinematic version of the character in a more realistic scenario. It certainly contained a fair bit of Sonic franchise iconography, but it was a film that was considerably more grounded and may have left Sonic fans a little wanting. With the foundations now laid, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 fully leans into the more extravagant concepts of the games it is based on and delivers one of the best video game-to-movie adaptations there has ever been.

Click here to read our full review of the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie.

Pre-Orders Now Open For Physical Versions of House of the Dead Remake

March 22nd, 2022

Boxed copies of The House of the Dead Remake are now open for pre-order through Forever Limited. The game is available in 3 editions: a standard unlimited edition, a limited edition and an exclusive edition.

The unlimited edition includes a sticker and a numbered certificate. The limited edition is limited to 2000 pieces worldwide and includes a collector’s box, a metal case, enamel pins, cleaning cloth, sticker and numbered certificate. The exclusive edition is limited to 500 pieces worldwide and comes with a collector’s box with lenticular screen, a statue of the Magician boss, sticker and numbered certificate.

Click below for direct links to the Forever Limited store pages for each edition:

Unlimited edition
Limited edition
Exclusive edition

The House of the Dead Remake has been developed by Megapixel Studio and is being published by Forever Entertainment, Microids and Forever Limited under license from SEGA. The game releases exclusively on Switch on April 7th 2022. Boxed copies from Forever Limited will ship in a 2 to 6 month period.

44 New Dreamcast Prototypes Dumped Thanks to ‘Duffy’s Dreamcast Collection’ & SEGA Dreamcast Info

March 14th, 2022

The wonderful people over at SEGA Dreamcast Info have released an astounding collection of 44 Dreamcast prototypes that are sourced from an ex-Acclaim beta tester.

Dubbed ‘Duffy’s Dreamcast Collection’, this collection features prototypes of games like Shadow Man, Vanishing Point, Re-Volt, F355 Challenge, Fur Fighters, Dead or Alive 2 and the infamously terrible/amazing Spirit of Speed 1937.

Click here to browse ‘Duffy’s Dreamcast Collection’.

In addition to the Dreamcast releases, there are a few PC and PS1 prototypes alongside an Xbox prototype of cancelled title The Red Star.

Once again we’d like to send a huge ‘thank you!’ to the team at SEGA Dreamcast Info for preserving a fantastic selection of Dreamcast prototypes.

[Source: SEGA Dreamcast Info]

Final Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Movie Trailer Debuts Alongside New Poster | Video Spotlight

March 14th, 2022

The final trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie is upon us! Click the embed below to see Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Dr. Robotnik in action alongside returning characters Tom Wachowski and Agent Stone:

Alongside the new trailer is a brand new movie poster that hearkens back to the cover artwork of the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Mega Drive game. You can see the new poster at the top of this article.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 releases worldwide on April 8th 2022. Jim Carrey reprises his role as Dr. Robotnik alongside Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog, Idris Elba as Knuckles the Echidna and Colleen O’Shaughnessey as Miles “Tails” Prower. Jeff Fowler also returns to direct.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Hyperstone Heist and Tournament Fighters Getting Re-Released Via New Cowabunga Collection

March 10th, 2022

While not directly related to SEGA, our readers will be pleased to hear that during the most recent State of Play event from Sony, Konami have revealed a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles retro compilation that includes the 2 Mega Drive entries in the series. Both Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist and the Mega Drive version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters will be getting re-released via the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection from Konami. You can check out the reveal trailer below:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection will also include every single 8 and 16 bit TMNT game that featured on the NES, Game Boy, Mega Drive, SNES and arcade for a total of 13 games. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection will release on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch and PC via Steam at some point in 2022.

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