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First Look at House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn in Action | Video Spotlight

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

The lovely people over at ThrowBack Tokyo have recorded some extensive off-screen footage of House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn in action at the recent location test in Akihabara. As the footage shows, it’s very much the House of the Dead sequel we’ve all been waiting for, complete with campy voice acting and over-the-top, zombie-shooting action. Like The House of Dead 4, the violence has been toned down somewhat, with the zombies now burning away when they’re dispatched. However, the amount of on-screen zombies has been drastically increased. Click the embed below to see for yourself:

[Source: ThrowBack Tokyo]

New House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn Arcade Game Announced for Japan

Monday, January 15th, 2018

SEGA Japan have revealed a new House of the Dead arcade title called House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn. This will be the first new House of the Dead title since The House of the Dead: Overkill in 2009 and the first Japanese-produced House of the Dead since The House of the Dead EX, also released in 2009.

Location tests start at the Akihabara Club SEGA arcade on the 19th of January 2018. There is currently no word on a Western release or a home console port at this time.

[Source: House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn Official Website]

Border Break Finally Getting a PS4 Port in 2018

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Almost 9 years after its initial release in arcades, AM2’s mech action game, Border Break is finally getting a home console port for the PS4.

Border Break first released for SEGA’s RingEdge arcade board in 2009 and despite receiving many reiterations, has stayed arcade exclusive until now. While there is no firm release date at the moment, SEGA Japan are promising a release at some point in 2018. There is currently no word on a wider release for US and European markets.

Check out the announcement trailer for the game by clicking the embed below:

There’s a Sonic Forces x Hooters Collaboration Happening in Japan

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Cross-promotional advertising campaigns and Sonic the Hedgehog are not exactly the weirdest occurance in the world. We’ve had Sonic branded Happy Meal toys, Burger King toys, toothpaste, Williams F1 cars and Life Savers hard candies so SEGA have certainly proven they like to get the Blue Blur’s face onto anything. However, you’d like to have thought that SEGA’s family friendly mascot adheres to a certain set of standards. Surely we wouldn’t see Sonic’s face on any adult-orientated products? Oh boy.

SEGA Japan have revealed a cross-promotional advertising campaigns with 3 branches of Hooters restaurants in Tokyo. If you’re not familiar with Hooters then it’s basically an American-style restaurant famous for hot wings and employing sexy waitresses with low-cut tops. The collaboration will extend to the Shibuya West, Ginza and Akasaka branches of the restaurant but it’s not exactly clear what products will actually come out of this collaboration at the moment. More is due to be revealed in the coming days and quite frankly, I’m worried.

[Destructoid]

Valkyria: Azure Revolution Releases 19/1/2017, PS Vita Version Revealed

Friday, August 26th, 2016

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The latest title in the Valkyria Chronicles franchise Valkyria: Azure Revolution finally has a release date. The title will launch on 19/1/2017 in Japan and that’s not all; a PS Vita version has been revealed alongside its PS4 brethren.

Day one editions will contain a download code for an additional scenario called Judgment Chapter: Vanargand Formation and TGS attendees can also get a download code for the Battle Demo Ver. 2.0 which will also be playable at the event.

Both versions will launch on the same day. You can check out the release date reveal in the teaser trailer below:

[Source: NeoGAF]

New SEGASonic Bros. Screenshot Shows Multi-Coloured Sonics in Action

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

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We’ve finally got a screen of SEGASonic Bros. that shows the multi-coloured Sonics that appear on the title screen, but actually in action.

While we’ve previously seen screens of different coloured balls on the game’s play-field (see below), the multi-coloured Sonics that appear on the title screen hadn’t previously been shown in game. From the above screenshot we can see the multi-coloured Sonics are actually used in play. We can only assume that turn into balls when placed or scored.

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[Source: ShouTime]

Another New SEGASonic Bros. Screenshot

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

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ShouTime is back once again with another screenshot from the unreleased SEGASonic Bros. puzzle arcade game.

As you can see above, we now have a look at the game’s difficulty settings which are remarkably similar to Columns’:

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ShouTime has also uploaded an image of a Sonic the Hedgehog rucksack which is tagged with ‘SEGASonic Bros’. It’s not confirmed but this could be a piece of merchandise that was tied into the release of the game, but it doesn’t explicitly state this on the actual rucksack.

[Source: ShouTime]

Video Spotlight: New SEGA 3D Reprint Archives 2 Trailer

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

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A new trailer for SEGA 3D Reprint Archives 2 has gone live and you can watch it below:

SEGA 3D Reprint Archives 2 is exclusive to Japan. The collection bundles together 3D Sonic The Hedgehog, 3D Galaxy Force II, 3D Thunderblade, 3D Altered Beast, 3D Fantasy Zone II, 3D Power Drift and 3D Puyo Puyo 2 with two Master System titles; Maze Walker and Fantasy Zone II. It launches on the 23rd of December for 3DS.

Feature: Yakuza 0 and the Disparity Between SEGA America and Europe

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

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With the announcement of Yakuza 0’s release in Western territories, we’ve been introduced once again to the disparity of SEGA’s American, European and Japanese branches. In this feature we delve into the ongoing frustration that is being caused by the disparity between these divisions and why committing to one Western territory and not another is damaging trust between SEGA and its user-base.

Click here to read the full feature.

There’s Screenshots of the 2 Upcoming PS4 Valkyria Games Now

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

We’ve now got a better look at both Valkyria of the Blue Revolution and the PS4 Valkyria Chronicles remaster thanks to these new screenshots from Famitsu.

First up we have Valkyria of the Blue Revolution which definitely looks more like your traditional fantasy JRPG as we previously discussed yesterday:

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Next up are the shots of the Valkyria Chronicles remaster which (as you can expect) don’t look particularly different to the original release:

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Both games are due to launch in Japan for PS4 next year.

[Source: Famitsu]

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