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Upcoming SEGA Titles
EU/US Releases
- Judgment (PS5, Xbox Series X & PC) 23/04/2021
- Astro City Mini (Mini Console) 02/07/2021
- Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX (PS4, Switch, PC, Xbox One, PS4) 24/06/2021
- Wonder Boy - Asha in Monster World (PS4 & Switch) Q2 2021
Japan-Only Releases
- Wonder Boy - Asha in Monster World (PS4 & Switch) 22/04/2021
- Picross S: Mega Drive & Mark III Edition (Switch) 2021


Two Point Hospital Follow-Up ‘Two Point Campus’ Revealed for 2022 Release

June 10th, 2021

Two Point Studios are back at it with their first new title since their debut release of Two Point Hospital back in 2018. The studio will be releasing a follow-up of sorts in the form of Two Point Campus; a university building simulation game with a similar dose of humour to Two Point Hospital. You can check out the reveal trailer below:

Two Point Campus will be releasing for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Switch in 2022.

Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown | PS4 Review

June 9th, 2021

Virtua‌ ‌Fighter‌ ‌5‌ ‌has‌ ‌been‌ ‌the‌ ‌latest‌ ‌entry‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌Virtua‌ ‌Fighter‌ ‌series‌ ‌for‌ ‌a‌ ‌whopping‌ ‌15‌ ‌years.‌ ‌On‌ ‌one‌ ‌hand‌ ‌it’s‌ ‌sad‌ ‌that‌ ‌the‌ ‌series‌ ‌has‌ ‌been‌ ‌dormant‌ ‌so‌ ‌long,‌ ‌but‌ ‌5‌ ‌and‌ ‌its‌ ‌subsequent‌ revisions‌ ‌(including‌ ‌Virtua‌ ‌Fighter‌ ‌5:‌ ‌Final‌ ‌Showdown)‌ ‌stood‌ ‌the‌ ‌test‌ ‌of‌ ‌time,‌ ‌and‌ ‌if‌ ‌a‌ ‌sixth‌ ‌game‌ ‌was‌ ‌off‌ ‌the‌ ‌table,‌ ‌a‌ ‌modern‌ ‌port‌ ‌of‌ ‌5‌ ‌would‌ ‌more‌ ‌than‌ ‌suffice‌ ‌for‌ ‌many‌ ‌people.‌ ‌

Click here to read our full review of Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown on the PS4.

Running Through Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown’s Arcade Mode | Video Spotlight

June 5th, 2021

SEGA has very kindly let us check out Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown, the latest entry in the beloved fighting game series. We’ll have a full review coming in due time, but to whet your appetite we’ve captured some fresh footage of the game in action.

Enjoy a run-through of the game’s Arcade Mode as Eileen, and try not to judge my own fighting game skills too hard. I tried my best, honest!

Shiva Revealed as Final Streets of Rage 4 DLC Character

May 29th, 2021

The final playable character scheduled for release as a part of Streets of Rage 4’s Mr. X Nightmare DLC has been revealed to be perennial Streets of Rage franchise boss character, Shiva. You can check out Shiva in action via the trailer below:

The Mr. X Nightmare DLC for Streets of Rage 4 will be “coming soon” for PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Switch. The DLC will also feature new music by Tee Lopes of Sonic Mania fame. You can wishlist the game on Steam via this link.

Next Mainline Sonic the Hedgehog Title Officially Teased, Coming 2022

May 27th, 2021

It’s been a long time coming, but the next Sonic the Hedgehog title has been officially teased, during the Sonic Central broadcast for Sonic’s 30th Anniversary.

It’ll be coming to PS4 and PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch and PC. And… that’s just about all we know! The trailer shows Sonic running through a rather lush forest, and the tease of a mysterious emblem.

Whatever it is, it’ll be coming in 2022. Hopefully we’ll hear more later this year.

Sonic Colours Ultimate Coming to PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and Epic Games Store

May 27th, 2021

Sonic Colours will be coming to modern platforms as Sonic Colours Ultimate, as announced during today’s Sonic Central stream.

Via SEGA’s PR:

Features:

Sonic Speed and Non-Stop Action-

●Accelerate to adrenaline-pumping super speed, zoom across challenging worlds, and maneuver through hazardous obstacles. Time your attacks perfectly to charge your boost and reach Super Sonic speeds.

Interstellar Amusement Park–

●Explore and adventure through immersive environments, like a Sweet Mountain filled with delightful sweets or an Aquarium Park filled with sea life and countless pools-all centered around a mysterious astro-amusement park.

Wisp Power-ups–

●Transform Sonic by harnessing the magnificent alien power of Wisps to defeat enemies and discover the secrets of the interstellar amusement park. Pass through solid objects and discover alternate paths using the new Jade Ghost Wisp.

Better Than Ever–

●Available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Switch and now more colorful than ever with enhanced visuals and graphics, refined controls, and many more gameplay upgrades. The game is also playable on PlayStation®5 via backwards compatibility and Xbox Series X|S.

‘Rival Rush’ Mode–

●Put your skills to the test and go head-to-head with Metal Sonic. Outrun Metal Sonic to unlock rewards

The game will launch September 7th. There are multiple versions available, including a digital standard edition that’ll give you Sonic’s electric boost from the Sonic Movie, and a digital deluxe edition with additional cosmetics.

UPDATE: Sonic Origins Announced, Will Feature Taxman Remakes of Sonic 1, 2 & CD, Plus Sonic 3 & Knuckles

May 27th, 2021

UPDATE: It has now been confirmed that Sonic 3 & Knuckles will be a widescreen port, like the other titles. Via the Sonic Pillar’s Katie:

Katie – MiniKitty on Twitter: “Been seeing quite a few of you asking about Sonic 3 & Knuckles in Sonic Origins and whether or not we will see the game in widescreen there. Just to clear that up…YES! Sonic 3 will also be widescreen!

Original Article continues below.

Sonic Origins has been officially announced as part of Sonic’s 30th Anniversary festivities.

The collection will include, for the first time on consoles, the remakes of Sonic 1 and 2 produced by Christian Whitehead, also known as ‘The Taxman’. It’ll also include his remake of Sonic CD, and the first re-release of Sonic 3 & Knuckles in a long time, though it doesn’t appear that it’ll be remastered like the other titles.

The game will be coming to “the latest platforms”, and more information will be announced later in the year. It’ll be released in 2022.

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 The Official Video Game Finally Releasing in the West June 22nd 2021

May 26th, 2021

SEGA America and SEGA Europe have finally committed to bringing Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game to the West and the game is set for a June 22nd 2021 release.

Originally releasing in Japan on the 24th of July 2019, SEGA America and SEGA Europe seemed to shelve plans to release the game in favour of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, which released in November 2019. Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game takes a more realistic approach to its presentation and features 18 different events to compete in with up to 8 player online multiplayer alongside local multiplayer features.

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game will release for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and Stadia on June 22nd 2021. Check out the new release trailer below:

Roger Craig Smith Returning to Voice Sonic the Hedgehog After 4 Month Absence

May 26th, 2021

In a bizarre sequence of events, Roger Craig Smith is returning to voice Sonic the Hedgehog after only 4 months away from the role.

Smith originally announced that he was leaving the role on January 28th 2021 after 10 years of being the voice of Sonic. We can only speculate why Smith stepped down from the role in January and why he has now returned to it, but it could well be a simple case of his contract expiring and SEGA not initially renewing it until now.

Sonic fans will have recognised Smith’s narration in yesterday’s ‘Unstoppable’ video, made to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. A Sonic Central event will take place tomorrow May 27th 2021 at 5pm UK time to reveal “upcoming projects, partnerships, and events to celebrate Sonic’s 30th anniversary”.

Sonic Central 30th Anniversary Livestream Event Promises First Look at New Sonic Projects on 27th May 2021

May 25th, 2021

SEGA will hold a special Sonic Central 30th anniversary event on Thursday 27th of May 2021 at 5pm UK time. The event promises, “a first look at some of our upcoming projects, partnerships, and events to celebrate Sonic’s 30th anniversary”. The show will stream live on youtube.com/sonic and twitch.tv/sonic.

SEGA have also released a celebratory 30th anniversary video called ‘Unstoppable’ which takes a brief look back at the entire Sonic franchise in a similar style to the Pokemon Sun & Moon adverts that ran a few years back. Check it out below:

The ‘Unstoppable’ video also features narration by Roger Craig Smith who had previously revealed he was stepping down as the voice of Sonic. If this is true then this video might be the last time Smith is involved with the Sonic franchise.

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