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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]

The House of the Dead: Overkill – The Lost Reels Now Available for iOS

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

The House of the Dead: Overkill – The Lost Reels is an episodic re-release of The House of the Dead: Overkill for iOS. The game is now available to download with the first 2 episodes being bundled together for £2.99 with the final episode being made available as an in-app purchase for £1.49.

Unfortunately, the dialogue between Agent G and Detective Washington has been removed despite the fact that the violence hasn’t been altered.

Check out a hefty portion of gameplay below:

[Source: Eurogamer]

Video Spotlight: SEGA Are Teasing The Castle of Illusion Re-Release

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

SEGA have uploaded the following teaser video which clearly hints at the heavily rumoured Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse re-release:

The trailer mentions a Summer 2013 release date but more interesting is that it uses all new assets like the previously leaked “box art”. Could this be a HD remake and not a simple re-release of the Mega Drive original?

[Source: SEGA Blog]

Castle of Illusion Digital Box Art Leaks

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Remember when the Brazilian ratings board outed the existence of a Castle of Illusion re-release? Well the game still hasn’t been officially announced but now we have the XBLA box art courtesy of Lifelower on Twitter.

Interestingly, the box art is completely new artwork which may suggest this is more than a simple re-release of the Mega Drive original. Could a true HD remaster be in the works?

[Source: SEGABits]

New Strider Game in Development

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Capcom action title Strider (which saw previous release on the Mega Drive as well as an unofficial sequel which was released on Mega Drive, Game Gear and Master System) is receiving a new entry.

The new title will launch on Xbox Live Arcade as revealed by artwork discovered by NeoGAF users that matches the dimensions of the box art and banners used on existing XBLA games.

Also uncovered was a Steam achievement which could also mean the game is planned for a PC release.

The game has not been officially announced so a PSN release can’t be ruled out yet. No other details have been discovered at this time. More on this as we get it.

[Source: Eurogamer]

Japanese 3DS Owners Get Super-Hang On Next Week

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Being a Japanese 3DS owner must be a wonderful thing because all these fantastic arcade classics keep getting re-released for your machine in shiny 3D!

Super Hang-On is making its’ way onto the Japanese 3DS eShop next week for ¥600 (roughly £4). You can even control the bike using the 3DS’ gyro-controls.

Here’s hoping this and 3D Space Harrier will make it to the West as well.

[Source: Spong]

Game Gear Classic Crystal Warriors Getting Re-Released

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Game Gear RPG classic Crystal Warriors has been re-rated by the Australian Classification Board which means the game could well be due for a digital re-release.

No platforms have been announced but our money goes on a 3DS eShop release. More on this as we get it.


Huge SEGA Sale on XBLA Including NiGHTS, Virtua Fighter UPDATED

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013


The sale appears to be North American only. Checks on the UK XBLA show the original prices are still live on this side of the pond.


SEGA is having a sale on the Xbox Live Marketplace which affects 5 of their digital-only titles. Check below for the full list of reductions:

NiGHTS into Dreams… – was 800 MSP now 400 MSP
Sonic the Fighters – was 400 MSP now 160 MSP
Fighter Vipers – was 400 MSP now 160 MSP
Virtua Fighter 2 – was 400 MSP now 160 MSP
Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown – was 1200 MSP now 400 MSP

While it’s not made apparent on the SEGA Blog, this appears to be a worldwide sale and not just North American only. More on this as we get it.

[Source: SEGA Blog]

Tails Adventure Rated for Virtual Console Re-Release

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Underrated action-platformer Tails Adventure has been rated by the Australian classification board for re-release on 3DS.

Tails Adventure was originally released on the Game Gear in 1995 and is a slower-paced adventure that is reminiscent of early Castlevania games.

[Source: VG247]

Brazilian Ratings Board Reveals Castle of Illusion Maybe Heading to PS3/360/Vita/Wii-U

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

NeoGAF user CrunchinJelly has spotted a listing by the Brazilian ratings board that lists Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse as an upcoming title for PS3, Xbox 360, PS Vita and Wii-U. We assume this title will be re-released digitally.

Castle of Illusion was originally released for Mega Drive in 1990 and is highly regarded as one of the best Mickey games ever made.

No release date is set at this time. More on this as we get it.


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