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Upcoming SEGA Titles
EU/US Releases
- Endless Dungeon (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch) 2023
- Football Manager 2023 (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, Mobile) 08/11/2022
- Hyenas (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S) TBA
- Sonic Frontiers (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC) 08/11/2022
- Company of Heroes 3 (PC) TBA
- Wonder Boy Anniversary Collection (Switch & PS4) TBA
- Mega Drive Mini 2 (Mini Console) 27/10/2022
- Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S) 2023
- Like a Dragon 8 (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S) 2024
- Like a Dragon: Ishin! (PS4, PS5) 02/2023
Japan-Only Releases
- Company of Heroes 3 (PC) TBA
- Mega Drive Mini 2 (Mini Console) 27/10/2022
- Sonic Frontiers (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC) 08/11/2022
- Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S) 2023
- Like a Dragon 8 (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S) 2024
- Like a Dragon: Ishin! (PS4, PS5) 02/2023


Sonic Frontiers Releases November 8th 2022, New Trailer Showcased at Gamescom

August 23rd, 2022

A new story trailer for Sonic Frontiers has debuted at Gamescom’s Opening Night Live show alongside a firm release date of November 8th 2022. Check it out below:

We get to see more classic-style Cyberspace areas alongside a new Open Zone that appears to be desert-themed. We also get the first appearance of Amy Rose in Frontiers alongside new NPC characters called the Koco and an extended look at the game’s antagonist, Sage.

Sonic Frontiers launches on Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on November 8th 2022.

Space Channel 5 and Comix Zone Movies in Development

August 20th, 2022

SEGA have revealed they are working with Picture Start to develop movies based on Space Channel 5 and Comix Zone. The Hollywood Reporter originally broke the news, but SEGA have actually confirmed the news via their official social media channels, meaning this news actually leading to finished movies may actually happen.

Lots of intellectual properties get snapped up by various movie production studios only to languish in production hell, so the fact that SEGA are comfortable enough to talk about this publicly means there are definite plans for these movies to actually happen.

Picture Start are currently most well known for the movies Am I Ok? which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2022 and will release at some point in the future on HBO Max, and Cha Cha Real Smooth which is currently available on Apple TV+ and is currently sitting at 86% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Final Games Line-Up for Genesis Mini 2 Revealed, European Release Also Confirmed

August 19th, 2022

The final line-up of games for the Western Genesis Mini 2 has been confirmed alongside a European release for the new mini console. You can see the full list of games below or via the reveal trailer in the following embed:

The full list of Genesis Mini 2 titles is here:

MEGA DRIVE GAMES
– After Burner II
– Alien Soldier
– Atomic Runner
– Bonanza Bros.
– ClayFighter
– Crusader of Centy
– Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf
– Earthworm Jim 2
– Elemental Master
– Fatal Fury 2
– Gain Ground
– Golden Axe II
– Granada
– Hellfire
– Herzog Zwei
– Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar
– Midnight Resistance
– OutRun
– OutRunners
– Phantasy Star II
– Populous
– Rainbow Islands -Extra-
– Ranger-X
– Ristar
– Rolling Thunder 2
– Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
– Shining Force II
– Shining in the Darkness
– Sonic 3D Blast
– Splatterhouse 2
– Streets of Rage 3
– Super Hang-On
– Super Street Fighter II The New Challengers
– The Ooze
– The Revenge of Shinobi
– ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
– Truxton
– VectorMan 2
– Viewpoint
– Virtua Racing
– Warsong

MEGA-CD
– Ecco the Dolphin (CD Ver.)
– Ecco: The Tides of Time (CD Ver.)
– Final Fight CD
– Mansion of Hidden Souls
– Night Striker
– Night Trap
– Robo Aleste
– Sewer Shark
– Shining Force CD
– Silpheed
– Sonic The Hedgehog CD
– The Ninja Warriors

SPECIAL TITLES
– Devi & Pii (unreleased)
– Fantasy Zone (new port by M2 specifically designed for Genesis)
– Space Harrier II + Space Harrier (enhanced port that uses sprite zoom)
– Spatter (port of arcade title by M2)
– Star Mobile (unreleased for Genesis)
– Super Locomotive (new port of 1982 arcade title by M2)
– VS Puyo Puyo Sun (demake that only has VS mode)

SEGA have also confirmed that pre-orders for the European version of the Genesis Mini 2 will open in September. The mini console will launch the same day worldwide on October 27th 2022.

New Sonic Content Coming to Fall Guys, Including Costumes and ‘Bean Hill Zone’ Event Stage

August 9th, 2022

The previously released Sonic and Knuckles costumes are returning to Fall Guys this week, and they’ve got company. The recently gone Free-to-Play take on the Takeshi’s Castle format is getting a slew of new content themed around SEGA’s spiky blue mascot, including costumes of Tails, Dr. Eggman and Super Sonic. A new event will also be added to the game, tasking you with collecting rings in… Bean Hill Zone. Now that’s a pun we can get behind.

There’ll also be other goodies up for grabs, such as nameplates and accessories. The Sonic-themed fesitivites won’t last forever though, as the event only runs from August 11th to August 15th; so you’ll have to be quick to score everything, which we suppose is pretty fitting.

We’ve also got some key art to celebrate the event from Epic Games’ PR, which you can check out after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

SEGA Genesis Mini 2 Confirmed for North American Release

July 13th, 2022

The SEGA Genesis Mini 2 is officially confirmed for a North American release on October 27th 2022.

In addition to this announcement we have a few new game reveals in the form of Rainbow Islands Extra, Splatterhouse 2, Rolling Thunder 2, Sonic 3D Blast, The Ooze and Vectorman 2. Sadly, Popful Mail and Magical Taruruto-kun don’t appear to have made the cut for the Genesis Mini 2.

The currently confirmed game list for the Genesis Mini 2 is in its entirety below:

– Sonic CD
– Shining Force CD
– Silpheed
– Mansion of Hidden Souls
– Night Striker
– The Ninja Warriors
– After Burner II
– Out Run
– Out Runners
– Virtua Racing
– Super Hang On
– Sonic 3D Blast
– Shining in the Darkness
– Vectorman 2
– The Ooze
– Bonanza Brothers
– Alien Soldier
– Rainbow Islands Extra
– Splatterhouse 2
– Rolling Thunder 2
– Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar
– Fantasy Zone (Bonus Game)
– Star Mobile (Bonus Game)

The SEGA Genesis Mini 2 will be an Amazon exclusive in North America, costing $103.80 and comes with the console itself, a single 6 button controller, power lead, power adapter and HDMI cable.

There is currently no word on whether the mini console is coming to the UK and Europe at this time.

Sonic and the Fallen Star Video Review | YouTube Channel

July 13th, 2022

Released July 1st 2022, Sonic and the Fallen Star joins a very small list of Sonic fan games to actually make it to full release. But is it any good? Join us to find out:

You can download Sonic and the Fallen Star by clicking this link.

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Sonic Frontiers’ Cyberspace Levels Revealed, Alongside New Character “Sage”

June 28th, 2022

As part of the latest Nintendo Direct, SEGA has revealed our first look at Sonic Frontiers’ linear ‘cyberspace’ levels.

Via SEGA PR:

Entrances to Cyber Space made by the ancient civilization of Starfall Islands can be found all throughout the map. Sonic fans will solve puzzles and complete challenges to earn Portal Gears to unlock these entrances access Cyber Space levels featuring the traditional, fast-paced, speed running action platforming. They’ll need to complete the challenges in each Cyber Space level to receive Vault Keys to progress further in the game.

To the joy of probably very few people, one of the cyberspace levels has Sonic revisiting Green Hill Zone for the umpteenth time. Thankfully the other cyberspace level shown seems a lot less derivative, showing a suspended highway branching off in a multitude of directions. Read the rest of this entry »

Sonic Origins – Switch Review

June 25th, 2022

SEGA aren’t exactly strangers to wheeling out the Classic Sonic games now. It’s a running joke amongst the fanbase that every Sonic fan owns at least 30 different copies of the original game across just about every gaming platform known to man. Hell – I had Sonic the Hedgehog on my chunky old iPod Classic! But after the rather staggering way SEGA stuffed up Sonic Colours Ultimate last year, I don’t think it’s unreasonable that some people were even more wary of Sonic Origins than they’d usually be. The good news is that this isn’t the mess that Sonic’s Wii outing got turned into. The bad news is that Sonic Origins is still a very flawed package, full of glaring errors and mistakes that are made more aggravating knowing they could’ve been very easily fixed.

Read our full review of Sonic Origins on Nintendo Switch by clicking here.

Grind Stormer Mega Drive Video Review | YouTube Channel

June 17th, 2022

Grind Stormer by Toaplan is a vertically scrolling shoot-em-up that seems very traditional on the surface, but it hides an extra gameplay style that drastically alters the main mechanics. Join us as we take a look at Grind Stormer for the Mega Drive!

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Super Off Road Mega Drive Video Review | YouTube Channel

June 16th, 2022

Ivan “Ironman” Stewart’s Super Off Road is a fixed angle racing game where you can see the entire circuit without scrolling. When it made its way to the Mega Drive in 1992, the game lost the Ivan Stewart endorsement and it’s 3 player multiplayer. But is it still worth playing? Let’s find out together!

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