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Video Spotlight | Sonic Colours Gets “HD Upgrades Spotlight”, Showing New Modes and Features

Thursday, July 8th, 2021

A new trailer has been released for Sonic Colours Ultimate, the upcoming remaster of 2010’s Wii entry in the blue hedgehog’s 3D exploits. It focuses on what new features Ultimate will bring to the table over the original game, and there’s actually a hefty amount on show.

First up is the obvious graphical changes; the lighting is redone, the resolution is boosted to up to 4K, and the game now runs at 60 frames per second instead of the original release’s 30. Also shown off for the first time is Rival Rush mode, in which you face Metal Sonic in a race to the finish.

The ‘Park Tokens’ we’ve been seeing in various screenshots are elaborated on here too. They can be used to buy new cosmetics to change up Sonic’s look a tad, with auras, different boost effects, and new glove and shoe accessories. In addition, we’ve gotten our first look at how Team Sonic Racing’s Jade Ghost Wisp has been implemented; it’ll let you pass through walls at certain points of a stage, offering new shortcuts. You can also customise the control layout for the game; helpful as the original Classic Controller layout for Colours might not be to everyone’s taste.

Tails Save is also shown off, though it had been shown in other media prior. Essentially as long as you have a Tails Token handy, the two-tailed fox will scoop you out of a pit with no penalty should you fall down one. 100-Count Rings are the final new tidbit shown, and give Sonic a brief burst of the classic invincibility sparkles when collected.

In terms of hearing, there is one more thing. As previously noted, the soundtrack will be fully remixed. It’s not known yet if an option to use the original music is included.

On the whole, it’s quite a slew of new features; and it seems there may be more to come, given this is only Spotlight #1. Sonic Colours: Ultimate releases September 7th for Xbox, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via the Epic Games Store.

Sonic Colours Ultimate Gets Additional Planet Wisp Footage, New 4K Screenshots

Monday, June 14th, 2021

SEGA has released new footage of Sonic Colours Ultimate, the upcoming remaster of 2010’s beloved Wii entry in the blue hedgehog’s career. The footage is available in 4K, and showcases Planet Wisp Act 4.

In addition, a slew of new screenshots are available of various stages, again showcasing how the game looks at 4K resolution. You can check them out after the jump.

Sonic Colours Ultimate launches for Playstation 4, Xbox consoles, Nintendo Switch and PC (via the Epic Games Store) on September 7th. (more…)

Next Mainline Sonic the Hedgehog Title Officially Teased, Coming 2022

Thursday, 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.

First Trailer for The Housed of the Dead Remake Arrives | Video Spotlight

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

Confirmed back in October 2019, Forever Entertainment have been beavering away at remakes of The House of the Dead 1 & 2 and we’re finally getting our first look at the remake of the original The House of the Dead. Check out the trailer below:

The House of the Dead Remake is currently scheduled to be released on the Nintendo Switch later this year. There is no word on how the game will control at this time but we do have confirmation that the game is true to the original gameplay, will feature modern graphics/controls, feature multiple endings and support for one and two players.

Streets of Rage 4 ‘Mr. X Nightmare’ DLC Revealed for Late 2021

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

Streets of Rage 4 will be getting a DLC expansion later in 2021 called Mr. X Nightmare. The expansion will be paid-for content and include new moves, new weapons, 3 extra playable characters, a new Survival game mode and new music composed by Tee Lopes of Sonic Mania fame. The first new character revealed in the below trailer is Estel who makes an appearance in the base game as a non-playable boss character:

Alongside the Mr. X Nightmare DLC will be a free update to all owners of the base game that will contain a ‘New Mania+’ difficulty option as well as a new training mode.

Streets of Rage 4 is out now for PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC. The Mr. X Nightmare DLC will arrive later in 2021.

[Source: Gematsu]

Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster Launches on PS4, PC & Switch May 25th 2021

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster has received a brand new trailer and a confirmation of the game’s release date. The game will arrive on PS4, PC and Nintendo Switch on May 25th 2021. Check out the latest trailer below:

Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne was originally released on PS2 back in February 2003. The HD Remaster will be based on the later Maniax Chronicle Edition of the game that originally released in October 2008.

Hatsune Miku Logic Paint S Now Available on Nintendo Switch, With 25% Launch Discount

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Hatsune Miku has another Nintendo Switch outing, available now; and while SEGA aren’t involved with this one, Hatsune Miku Logic Paint S is worth highlighting just because it’s a combination of often SEGA-adjacent virtual popstar Hatsune Miku and Picross, which is a match made in heaven. Probably.

Previously available on smart devices, Logic Paint S has surprise-launched on Switch in Europe and other regions, with an introductory 25% discount. That means for as little as £7.50, you can get your hands on 350 logic puzzles, and Miku and friends happen to be there too. For those who’ve never played Picross, you have to make pictures by following the numbers at the top and left side of a grid, with the size of the puzzles expanding dramatically as you progress through the ones on offer. There’s illustrations of Crypton Future Media’s Piapro Characters to unlock, as well as songs from Piapro’s Song Contest.

It’s a nice offering for Miku fans – on the topic of SEGA, there is an official Picross x SEGA game in the works, based on the art of Mega Drive and Master System titles; but sadly it’s been AWOL for quite a while now.

New Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 Update Now Available, Adds 4 New Characters, Multiplayer for Challenge Mode, And Accessibility Options

Thursday, February 4th, 2021

A new update is now available for Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, adding yet another batch of characters to the roster. In particular, we get some real fan-favourites in this wave; Yuu & Rei, Possessed Klug, Serilly, and Rafisol. They bring with them 3 new music tracks, and 20 icons for your online profile.

In addition, you can now adjust colour options including saturation, as a means of improving accessibility, and the previously single-player only Challenge Modes can now be played in multiplayer too! While not specifically mentioned on SEGA’s end, we’ve also been informed that some of the game’s lag issues have been cleared up now too, which is much appreciated.

[ Source – Playstation Blog ]

Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World Gets a New Trailer, Q2 2021 Release Window

Monday, January 25th, 2021

The upcoming remake of Monster World IV, Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World, has received a new trailer and a fresh round of details to go along with it.

The trailer is notable as is showcases a fair improvement over the previous ones; Asha’s animations appear to have been reworked, and on the whole it looks a bit nicer. The latest press release makes particular mention that the developers have been taking on feedback, and given the frosty reception to the initial showings, it’s sure looking like it.

The trailer also gives us more of the Japanese voice acting being added to the game, as well as a new Q2 2021 release window. There’s also a reaffirmation that physical copies of the game will include the original Mega Drive title on a separate cartridge for Nintendo Switch, and as a download for PS4; Gematsu reports that this version will now be available at retail, whereas previously it seemed like it’d be exclusive to Strictly Limited, with only 3000 copies being made.

Japan has received a more solid release date of April 22nd, and will also be getting physical versions; their Special Pack will include two artbooks.

Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World is launching for Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4 later this year.

[Source – Gematsu]

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 Content Update Available Today, Adds Sonic The Hedgehog And Several Other Characters, Raid Battle Mode

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2’s first major update has been released, and it brings along with it 4 new characters. Alongside fan-favourite characters such as Lidelle, Ms Accord and Ocean Prince from the Puyo Puyo Fever titles, Sonic the Hedgehog himself has joined the Puyo Tetris battlefield – and it’s not a mod this time!

Other additions include a raid-style boss battle mode, inspired by a similar feature in Puyo Puyo Chronicle. You can earn Skill Battle cards not available through Adventure Mode by teaming up with other players to take on boss characters. Speaking of Skill Battle, the Sonic-themed cards have now been added into the main game, too.

There’s also four new music tracks, to go along with the new characters; including Tropical Resort, from Sonic Colours.

This… certainly came out of nowhere. We suspect this is what SEGA Europe were teasing for tomorrow’s stream, in which case they weren’t kidding about it being special. Currently only the Japanese announcement is available, but our Playstation 4 downloaded the new update, and Sonic and company are indeed present and accounted for.

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