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SEGA AGES: Fantasy Zone & SEGA AGES: Shinobi Come West January 23rd for Nintendo Switch

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

The most recent games in M2’s SEGA AGES lineup for Nintendo Switch, Fantasy Zone and Shinobi, finally have Western release dates. You’ll be able to get your hands on them on January 23rd.

Both games will cost £5.99, and include a slew of upgrades over their original incarnations. Fantasy Zone has all of the added content from the 3DS version, as well as an overhauled HUD akin to M2’s ShotTriggers lineup. Shinobi has a rewind feature that’s been improved over its implementation in previous AGES titles, and the AGES mode has benefits such as Joe being able to take more than one hit, and use his melee attack with a button rather than context-sensitivity. He also has his white garb from the later titles, as a cool nod for longtime fans.

As for Japan, SEGA AGES Puyo Tsu is next in line – but when is anyone’s guess. An announcement that it was available went out on the Nintendo Switch’s News app yesterday, but… it’s not actually out. Perhaps next week?

[ Source: SEGA AGES: Fantasy Zone on the Nintendo eShop, SEGA AGES: Shinobi on the Nintendo eShop ]

New Books and Graphic Novels Added to Our Merchandise Section | Merchandise

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

We have a few new updates to the Graphic Novels and Books sections in our Merchandise catalogue today. See below for the full list of additions and direct access to their entries:

SEGA Pro-Master Volume 2 added to Books
Shinobi: The Fear Pavillion added to Comics and Graphic Novels
Streets of Rage: Bad City Fighters added to Comics and Graphic Novels

Each entry comes with some brief information, the ISBN for each book and high quality photos/scans.

6 New SEGA Ages Titles Coming to Switch

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

A fresh batch of SEGA Ages titles have been revealed for Nintendo Switch at SEGA Fes. There’s a heavy focus on SEGA’s arcade history with these announcements – 5 of the 6 titles are all arcade ports.

The revealed games are:

– Shinobi (arcade)
– Puzzle & Action Ichidant-R (arcade)
– G-LOC Air Battle (arcade)
– Herzog Zwei (Mega Drive)
– Fantasy Zone (arcade)
– Wonder Boy in Monster Land (arcade)

Herzog Zwei is an interesting inclusion as it marks another instance of SEGA drawing on Technosoft’s library of games, which SEGA acquired in 2016.

There is currently no word on release dates for any of these titles. We are still expecting SEGA Ages ports of Sonic 2, Puyo Puyo 2, Virtua Racing, Thunder Force AC, Columns 2 and Space Harrier. These will likely release before the newly announced titles.

[Source: SEGAbits]

SEGA Mobile Crossover Puzzler ‘SEGA Heroes’ is Out Today

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

SEGA have released a brand new mobile title today called SEGA Heroes. The game is a Bejeweled-like puzzler with RPG elements and an abundance of characters from various classic SEGA franchises. Put together a team of up to 4 characters and battle it out to level up and gain power ups. You can play as characters from Sonic the Hedgehog, Golden Axe, Shinobi and Streets of Rage and all the characters have been drawn in a cartoony, big-head style that keeps things looking consistent. Check out the launch trailer below:

SEGA Heroes is out now on the Google Play store and iOS app store. The game is a free download but it supports in-app purchases.

SEGA Mega Drive Classics to Release on Xbox One, PC and PS4 May 29th 2018

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

UPDATE 2

The full list of included games has been confirmed by the PlayStation Blog. Notable exclusions from the collection include Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles which is likely due to licensing agreements regarding the soundtrack, which infamously features work by Michael Jackson. We also have confirmation of both offline and online multiplayer for games that support multiplayer options.

UPDATE 1

SEGA Europe have confirmed that the game will feature a new rewind option, a mirror mode and a selection of visual filters. SEGA Europe have confirmed the mirror mode mirrors the entire game horizontally – text and all. There has also been confirmation that Sonic 3 will not be included. The game will support trophies and achievements. An official website is also now live.

ORIGINAL POST

A new SEGA Mega Drive Classics collection will launch for PS4, Xbox One and PC on May 29th 2018.

This new collection appears to be based on the engine powering the SEGA Mega Drive Classics Hub for PC (complete with the virtual gamer’s bedroom), which is bizarre considering this is supposed to be getting a PC port as well. Will it become an update to owners of the SEGA Mega Drive Classics Hub on PC or will SEGA de-list the hub? We will update this story as we learn more.

This collection will feature over 50 Mega Drive titles including Sonic the Hedgehog, Streets of Rage, Golden Axe, Space Harrier II, Gunstar Heroes, ToeJam & Earl, The Revenge of Shinobi, Kid Chameleon and Altered Beast.

Check out the reveal trailer below:

SEGA Tunes: MegaDriver Live at MagFest 12

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

MegaDriver have uploaded their entire live set from MagFest 12. The show includes a huge setlist of various video game themes rearranged in the band’s signature heavy metal style. SEGA highlights include music from Revenge of the Shinobi, Sonic the Hedgehog, Altered Beast, Golden Axe and Out Run. Check it out below:

MegaDriver’s appearance at MagFest 12 was their first show outside of Brazil ever. An mp3 “bootleg” version of the show will appear on MegaDriver’s website for free download soon.

Play as Shinobi in HOTD Overkill The Lost Reels

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

For the release of The House of the Dead: Overkill – The Lost Reels on iOS and Android, SEGA have added Shinobi as an unlockable “weapon”. With the Shinobi weapon enabled, the original arcade graphics of Joe Musashi’s hands and throwing stars show on screen and you attack zombies with the throwing stars. Check out the screenshots below:

To unlock Shinobi for The House of the Dead: Overkill – The Lost Reels you must earn 20,000 in-game Koins. The House of the Dead: Overkill – The Lost Reels is available now for iOS and Android devices.

[Source: SEGA Blogs]

More Details on Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Friday, June 1st, 2012

IGN have revealed a selection of new information as well as a new trailer for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.

The major news is the reveal of Joe Hisashi, the legendary ninja from the Shinobi series as a playable character. Gillius Thunderhead from the Golden Axe series returns to the series as well after previously appearing in SEGA Superstars Tennis. There will also be an accompanying Golden Axe track called Adder’s Lair.

Also revealed is that Shadow the Hedgehog will make a playable return in this title as well as the Jet Set Radio Tokyo-To track which now features a turf war between rival gangs that affects the race.

Click here to be taken to the IGN article and trailer.

[Source: SEGABits]

Further Details on SEGA Vintage Collection for XBLA/PSN

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

We reported earlier today that Alex Kidd in Miracle World was now available for XBLA and PSN. Well it turns out it’s actually a part of a wider SEGA Vintage Collection that includes a vast array of other classic SEGA titles. Here’s the breakdown:

Playstation Network
All titles $4.99 (US) or £3.69 (UK)

Wonder Boy in Monster Land (Arcade)
Wonder Boy in Monster World (Mega Drive)
Monster World IV (Genesis/Mega Drive)
Super Hang-On (Arcade)
Revenge of Shinobi (Genesis/Mega Drive)
Alex Kidd in Miracle World (Master System)

X-Box Live Arcade
Each pack of 3 games is worth 800 MSP

Monster World Collection
Wonder Boy in Monster Land (Arcade)
Wonder Boy in Monster World (Genesis/Mega Drive)
Monster World IV (Genesis/Mega Drive)

Alex Kidd & Co. Collection
Super Hang-On (Arcade)
The Revenge of Shinobi (Genesis/Mega Drive)
Alex Kidd in Miracle World (Master System)

Golden Axe Collection
Golden Axe (Arcade)
Golden Axe 2 (Genesis/Mega Drive)
Golden Axe 3 (Genesis/Mega Drive)

Streets of Rage Collection
Streets of Rage (Genesis/Mega Drive)
Streets of Rage 2 (Genesis/Mega Drive)
Streets of Rage 3 (Genesis/Mega Drive)

[Source: The Gagaman on Twitter]

3 Game Gear Titles Now Available on the 3DS eShop

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

The European 3DS eShop has been updated to include the 3 Game Gear titles. The titles in question are Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble, Shinobi and Dragon Crystal. Dragon Crystal is priced at £2.70, Shinobi at £3.60 and Sonic at £4.50. The full press release now follows:

“We are pleased to announce that three original Game Gear games are making a welcome return to handheld gaming. Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble, Shinobi and Dragon Crystal are all now available on the 3DS eshop worldwide giving you the chance to overcome past adversities.

Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble was originally released in November 1994, as a sequel to Sonic Chaos. The platform-oriented game gives players the choice of playing as Sonic or Tails. Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble introduces players to Nack the Weasel for the first time.

Sonic and Tails are tasked with retrieving the Chaos Emeralds which have been scattered across planet Mobius during an experiment, by Dr. Robotnik and his team testing the ‘Atomic Destroyer’ which goes wrong. In the meantime Dr. Robotnik runs into Knuckles and convinces him Sonic and Tails are out to steal the emeralds. Nack the Weasel takes advantage of the confusion to collect the emeralds for himself.

Shinobi, known in Japan as The G.G. Shinobi, was developed and published by SEGA exclusively for the SEGA Game Gear. It was released in 1991 as part of the Shinobi series of games. The music in the game was composed by Yūzō Koshiro.

As Joe Musashi, student of the ‘The Master of Oboro’, you are sent to Ninja Valley which has been submerged by an air of terror and destruction as a dark force has established a base within Neo City. You must use the art of Ninjutsu to free your fellow shinobi, and continue your adventure by mastering their skills.

Dragon Crystal is an RPG which was originally released on the SEGA Master System and ported to the Game Gear in 1991 making it one the Game Gear’s earliest Role Playing Games.

In Dragon Crystal, you must navigate your way through 30 randomly generated, dangerous labyrinths, collecting weapons, armour, magic books along the way. Gameplay combat is turn-based, players positioning during battles is paramount to their success.”

[Source: SEGA]

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