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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.

IDOLA Phantasy Star Saga Now Available on Android and iOS In 140 Territories from Boltrend Games

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

IDOLA Phantasy Star Saga, the latest mobile entry in the beloved Phantasy Star series, is now available to download in 140 territories, including North America, for both iOS and Android. The release comes via Boltrend Games.

Via Boltrend’s PR:

IDOLA Phantasy Star Saga was produced by Shuntaro Tanaka, recognized writer and producer, Tomomasa Chin, the supervising director, and Sho Mutsuura, the art director together with the original team in SEGA, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Phantasy Star series in Japan. Soundtrack was done by Kenichi Tokoi, also composer of the music in the Sonic the Hedgehog series.

While the game is not available in Europe at the moment, Boltrend’s PR has now confirmed that a European release is planned for the future, which is great to hear. We’ve also received clarification on the game’s connectivity to Phantasy Star Online 2, or lack thereof; while the EN version of the game cannot connect to PSO2, SEGA has released a code for the Visiphone that will reward players with 200 SG. So that’s nice!

As soon as information becomes available on a European release, we’ll let you know.

You can get the game for Android devices here, or for iOS devices here.

SEGA’s Project B.L.A.C.K and Delightworks’ Nihon Dakkan Officially Announced as “Sakura Revolution: Flower Blooming Maidens”, A New Smartphone Title in the Sakura Wars Series

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

SEGA’s Project B.L.A.C.K. and Delightworks’ Project Nihon Dakkan have both been revealed; and it turns out they’re one and the same, as they were actually both teasers for a new Sakura Wars title for iOS and Android devices – Sakura Revolution (Kakumei). The game will also feature music from series composer Kohei Tanaka. For those unaware, Delightworks are no stranger to mobile titles; they’re responsible for developing Fate/Grand Order, a ludicrously popular title that’s grossed over 4 billion USD (as of the end of 2019). Given SEGA AM2 handled the arcade version of said game, perhaps we should’ve seen this collaboration coming. As far as we can tell, no release date for Japan has been given beyond 2020.

The game seems to follow yet another new Sakura, Sakura Shino, and takes place in ‘the 100th year of the Taisho era’. It was revealed with a fairly lengthy and nicely animated anime short, presumably setting the scene for the game. It will be an RPG title (with gacha elements, going off the amount of ingame currency giveaways currently advertised on the site), and from the looks of things Shino and an all-new Imperial Combat Revue will be going up against the B.L.A.C.K. unit’s own Combat Revue shown in SEGA’s teaser, as they seek to take back Japan from the idol group’s apparently pretty bad influence. It also appears they’re forgoing the series’ usual mechas in favour of mecha suit… dresses.

Whether or not this game will see a localisation is anyone’s guess, but we said the same about IDOLA: Phantasy Star Saga and that actually turned up overseas – so never say never!

The game’s official website is here.

You can also watch the animated short used to reveal the game, animated by CloverWorks, here.

IDOLA: Phantasy Star Saga English Pre-Registration Now Open for iOS and Android, Planned to Launch September 17th

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

We recently reported that Boltrend Games were bringing SEGA’s mobile title IDOLA: Phantasy Star Saga to the West, with a open beta. Well, it turns out there’s not long to wait until the full release; as pre-registration is now open for the game, with the iOS App Store giving a release date of September 17th.

There is a bit of a downside to this news, as the game sadly isn’t coming to Europe as of right now; it’s available globally everywhere save for Europe, Japan, South Korea and Vietnam. Trying to access the game via the App Store here in the UK turns up an error message. It might be too early to totally rule out a European release though – just look at Phantasy Star Online 2, after all. That, and Twinfinite states the game is actually planned to launch specifically in the UK, so this might change quicker than we think.

You can get the iOS App Store version here and the Google Play version here.

The Google Play Store is accessible at least, and gives us a run-down of the title (after the jump): (more…)

New Trailer for Sonic at the Olympic Games Reveals More About the Mobile Title | Video Spotlight

Friday, September 13th, 2019

An extended look at Android & iOS title Sonic at the Olympic Games is now available to view. Sonic at the Olympic Games is shaping up to be quite an extensive package for a mobile title. It features a selection of exclusive events and even a Tokyo-themed overworld to explore. Check it out below:

Sonic at the Olympic Games launches for Android and iOS devices in Spring 2020. There is currently no word on whether the game is free-to-play for priced.

First Screenshots of Mobile Title ‘Sonic at the Olympic Games’ Revealed

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Our first preview of the latest Sonic the Hedgehog mobile title has arrived in the form of 3 screenshots of Sonic at the Olympic Games. This mobile title is similar in scope to the Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games series, but minus the Mario. In the latest screens we get a look at the title screen, an in-game event and an over-world screen that showcases the Olympic village. Check it out:

Sonic at the Olympic Games will be coming to iOS and Android devices in Spring 2020.

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

Mario & Sonic Return to the Olympic Games in New Tokyo 2020 Titles

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

A new Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games title has been revealed for Nintendo Switch at SEGA Fes. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will launch Winter 2019 for Switch, but an arcade version will also launch in early 2020. This will be the 6th entry in the series and the first since 2016’s Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for Wii U and 3DS.

It has also been revealed that a Sonic-only mobile title is in development. Simply called Sonic at the Olympic Games, this title will launch for Android and iOS devices at some point in 2020.

You can check out the announcement trailer and a gallery of screenshots by clicking below:

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

Idola: Phantasy Star Saga Announced, RPG for Smartphones

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

After being teased just a few days ago,  SEGA has now announced Idola: Phantasy Star Saga, a new RPG title in the Phantasy Star series. The game is exclusive to iOS and Android devices, and will launch this year in Japan.

The game sees the resurrection of the amusingly-named “Dark Farce”, in a world ravaged by huge monsters named Idola. You’ll be using a “command-based battle system”, which SEGA intend to detail more in the future. Also confirmed are a slew of characters, including the main heroine Stella – fully translated bios for these characters can be found on Gematsu.

The team behind the game includes veterans of the Valkyria series, as well as Sakura Wars and of course Phantasy Star itself. There’s (unsurprisingly) no word on an English release, but we’ll keep an eye out in case one gets announced.

 

Phantasy Star 30th Anniversary RPG for Smartphones Teased, Countdown Site Opened

Friday, July 20th, 2018

SEGA has launched a countdown site, teasing the reveal of a new entry in the Phantasy Star RPG franchise. However, it’s for smartphones. Take that as you will.

Currently, there’s no real details on what the game itself entails – whether it’ll be taking after the stylings of the original series, or the more modern Online universe for instance. Saying that, the artwork definitely has us expecting something more akin to the former, and it may well be that it combines the two – it’s a 30th Anniversary celebration, after all.

The game will be announced on July 24th at 4am UK time.

[Source: Gematsu ]

SEGA Forever Shifting Focus Away from Emulation, Now Prioritising Native Ports

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

SEGA has announced that they are now prioritising native ports for SEGA Forever a la the ‘TaxStealth’ ports of Sonic 1 and 2, as opposed to emulated titles.

In a post on SEGA’s blog, they state that the native ports amongst the SEGA Forever lineup (Sonic 1,2 and CD, Crazy Taxi, and Virtua Tennis Challenge) are the most played – and as such, they intend to bring more of these sorts of titles to the service, rather than the emulated Mega Drive titles that make up a fair chunk of the current lineup. There’ll still be emulated titles added to the roster, but the focus of the initiative is now elsewhere.

As a result of this shift, the slew of releases for SEGA Forever is set to slow down a tad – however it appears the aim here is now “quality over quantity,” which will likely be music to the ears of many a SEGA fan. Also promised is “a surprise or two you weren’t expecting” amongst the upcoming emulated titles.

Speaking of which, the blog’s decor does tease another upcoming Mega Drive title for the service –  it appears Treasure’s classic head-em-up Dynamite Headdy is coming to smart devices soon, as is… Super Monkey Ball?

[Source: SEGA Blog ]

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