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Video Spotlight: New Trailer for Song Builder 575

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

A new trailer has been revealed for Japan exclusive PS Vita rhythm game Song Builder 575. Song Builder 575 has music powered by the Vocaloid music software and the trick with this title is to fill in the empty lines with lyrics while also tapping the screen in time with the songs. Check out the new trailer below:

Song Builder 575 is due to release in Japan on the 23rd of January 2014.

Video Spotlight: Puyo Puyo Quest Launch Trailer

Monday, July 8th, 2013

SEGA Japan have released a Puyo Puyo RPG for android smartphones called Puyo Puyo Quest. The game is exclusive to Japan but you can see it in action below:

[Source: SEGA Movie Channel]

Video Spotlight: First Hero Bank Trailer

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Hero Bank is the latest Japan exclusive 3DS RPG from SEGA. Toshihiro Nagoshi is producing the title and the first trailer for the game is available to watch below:

Hero Bank releases in Japan on December 19th.

[Source: SEGA Japan’s YouTube Channel]

Shadow the Hedgehog Re-Released on Japanese PSN Store

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Those (un)lucky Japanese! Shadow the Hedgehog has been re-released on the Japanese PSN store. The game is a part of the PS2 Classics range and can be purchased for 1200 yen (about £8).

Shadow the Hedgehog is the notoriously ill-advised Shadow-centric action platformer which allows you to pick up and use enemy weapons like swords and most controversially, guns.

The PS2 version of the game suffers from a wildly fluctuating framerate that makes the game a chore to play. If you’re that desperate to play the game I would advise the superior Gamecube version.

[Source: Siliconera]

New 3DS RPG Hero Bank Coming to Japan in December

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

SEGA of Japan have announced a new 3DS RPG called Hero Bank. The game’s premise is to make as much money as possible in a cyber sport called Hero Battle.

The game is released in Japan on December 19th and no Western version has been announced at this time. Check out the first screenshots below:

[Source: and Nintendo Life]

Video Spotlight: Digital Card Arcade Game Code of Joker Now a Production IG Anime

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

A trailer has appeared for the Code of Joker anime being developed by Production IG. Check it out below:

Code of Joker is a digital card arcade game exclusive to Japan. You can see a video of it in action by clicking here.

SEGA fans will recognise Production IG’s work in another SEGA game; Sonic Riders’ intro was produced by the same studio.

[Source: SEGA of Japan’s YouTube Channel]

Video Spotlight: Yakuza 1&2 HD Wii-U Trailer

Monday, May 20th, 2013

The first trailer for the Yakuza 1&2 HD collection for Wii-U has been revealed. Also revealed is the box art which you can see above.

Check out the trailer below:

[Source: Yakuza Fan]

SEGA Publishing New Guilty Gear Game

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

SEGA are publishing the new Guilty Gear game. The game is titled Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign and is the first in the series to use the Unreal Engine as well as polygonal graphics instead of sprites. Check out the rather stunning announcement trailer below:

Arc System Works fighters generally launch in the arcade before they receive a home console release so as a system wasn’t announced in the trailer we can assume this is arcade exclusive for the time being.

[Source: Arc System Works YouTube Channel]

Sonic 1 Being Re-Released in SEGA’s 3D Classic Range for 3DS

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

News has broken that SEGA will re-release Sonic the Hedgehog on the 3DS eShop with added 3D support to show depth in the backgrounds. This news follows the release of 3D Space Harrier and 3D Super Hang-On, all of which are still Japan exclusive.

The re-release will launch on May 15th to mark the 25th anniversary of the Mega Drive in Japan and it will be priced 600 yen. Additional features include the already mentioned 3D effect, all the bug fixes and added details from the later revisions of Sonic 1 (rippling water, scrolling clouds), the addition of the spin attack, a classic view mode which simulates a CRT monitor and an option to choose a Mega Drive model 1 or 2 sound balance.

This re-release is unrelated to Christian Whitehead and Stealth’s port of Sonic the Hedgehog which runs using Whitehead’s custom Retro Engine and supports a widescreen display.

Take a look at some screenshots below:

No word on whether this version will make it to the West at this time.

[Source: Sonic Retro and Siliconera]

Video Spotlight: Project Diva Arcade Gets Power Drift Song

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Project Diva Arcade is receiving 3 new songs in an update with one curious entry being a remix of Like the Wind from the Power Drift soundtrack. The in game promotional video for the song also gives you a fascinating insight into what a HD remake of Power Drift could look like. Check it out in the video below. Like the Wind starts at 2:09:

[Source: Project Diva YouTube Channel]

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