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Gleylancer Getting Digital Re-Release on Modern Platforms, Releasing Next Week

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

A surprise re-release of Advanced Busterhawk Gleylancer is heading to Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S next week. This digital re-release of the Mega Drive shoot-em-up classic arrives on October 15th 2021 and is available in English for the first time ever in an official format.

The port is being handled by Ratalaika Games and boasts enhanced accessibility features and fully translated cut scenes. You can watch the game’s launch trailer by clicking the embed below:

Retro-Bit Reveal Officially Licensed Larger 6 Button Mega Drive Controllers in 3 Button Form Factor

Sunday, September 26th, 2021

Retro-Bit Gaming have revealed that they are officially working with SEGA on a new Mega Drive controller shaped like the original 3 button Mega Drive controller but now with 6 button functionality.

While there is currently no word on a release date and only a single production mock-up image, Retro-Bit have promised the controller will be sold in original port, USB wired, and 2.4 GHz wireless (with USB-C) variants and more details are coming soon. This should be a great alternative for those looking for a bluetooth Mega Drive controller for the upcoming Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack which adds a selection of Mega Drive games to the service. Japan are getting an official bluetooth 6 button Mega Drive controller for the Switch, but unfortunately Western Mega Drive fans have to settle with a 3 button pad if they buy from Nintendo directly.

Retro-Bit Gaming are no stranger to SEGA controllers and have developed and released a line of Mega Drive and SEGA Saturn controllers in the past.

[Source: Retro-Bit Gaming on Twitter]

Mega Drive Games Coming to Nintendo Switch Online “Expansion Pack” Service Alongside Bluetooth Mega Drive Controller

Sunday, September 26th, 2021

During the most recent Nintendo Direct, Nintendo have revealed that a collection of SEGA Mega Drive games will be added to the Nintendo Switch Online service as a part of an upcoming “expansion pack”. This expansion pack will add N64 and Mega Drive games to your existing NSO subscription and will go live in October 2021. No pricing has been set at time of writing.

The full list of Mega Drive games being added are: Castlevania Bloodlines, Contra Hard Corps, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, Ecco the Dolphin, Golden Axe, Gunstar Heroes, MUSHA, Phantasy Star IV, Ristar, Shining Force, Shinobi III, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Streets of Rage 2 and Strider.

Alongside this announcement, Nintendo have revealed they will also be developing and selling their own bluetooth 3 button Mega Drive controller. Nintendo Japan have also revealed they will be releasing a 6 button variant as well, but this variant is currently Japan exclusive.

The Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack launches in October 2021.

A Vile Creature from Monster Rancher Added to Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania as Paid For DLC

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Remember Monster Rancher? SEGA certainly do and now we have another surprising guest character for Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania. SEGA will make an abhorrent freak (aka Suezo) from Monster Rancher available as a playable character in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania as paid for DLC. The character will cost $4.99 (or equivalent) like Hello Kitty on the same day the game launches (October 5th 2021). Click below to watch the character reveal trailer for disgusting abomination (Suezo):

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania launches on October 5th 2021 for the Switch, Xbox One, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC. The game is an enhanced port of Super Monkey Ball Deluxe from 2005.

Hello Kitty Coming to Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania as Paid For DLC

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

SEGA continue their trend of adding the absolute best bonus characters of all time to Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania with today’s reveal that Hello Kitty is coming to the game as a paid for DLC character. Hello Kitty will cost $4.99 “or equivalent” and the in game bananas also become apples when Hello Kitty is in use. You can check out the reveal trailer below:

Hello Kitty will launch as paid for DLC on October 5th 2021. The base Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania game also launches on the same day on Switch, Xbox One, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC. The game is an enhanced port of Super Monkey Ball Deluxe from 2005.

Sonic & Tails Added as Playable Characters in Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania | Video Spotlight

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

More bonus characters have been revealed for Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania and this time we have the additions of both Sonic the Hedgehog and Miles “Tails” Prower. When these characters are in use the bananas strewn around the game’s levels also become rings for added Sonic the Hedgehog theming. Check it out in the reveal trailer below:

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania launches for Switch, PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series consoles on the 5th of October 2021. The game is an enhanced remake of Super Monkey Ball Deluxe which originally released on PS2 and Xbox back in 2005.

Latest Sonic Colours Ultimate Trailer Highlights New and Returning Wisp Powers | Video Spotlight

Friday, August 6th, 2021

In the latest Sonic Colours gameplay trailer we get a closer look at the returning wisp powers as well as a new inclusion to Sonic Colours Ultimate. The new wisp comes in the form of the Jade ghost wisp which allows Sonic to temporarily phase through scenery. You can see them all in action via the embed below:

Sonic Colours Ultimate launches on PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC on the 7th of September 2021. This new version of Sonic Colours boasts high definition resolutions, 60 fps gameplay and a whole host of new features.

Picross S: Mega Drive & Mark III Edition Releasing August 5th on Switch

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

The long awaited release of Picross S: Mega Drive & Mark III Edition is finally upon us as Jupiter have revealed the game will release worldwide on August 5th 2021 on the Nintendo Switch eShop. The game is a retro SEGA themed take on the Picross formula with characters from 59 Mega Drive and Master System games appearing across the various puzzles. You can check out the latest trailer below:

Picross S: Mega Drive & Mark III Edition will feature 480 puzzles that can be played across 4 modes: standard Picross, Mega Picross, Colour Picross and Clip Picross. There is also 2 player co-operative play and an extensive tutorial mode. A selection of SEGA soundtrack music will also be available to select as your in game BGM. The game will release on Nintendo Switch as a download exclusive via the eShop on August 5th 2021. The game is being developed by Jupiter.

Shin Megami Tensei V Revealed as Nintendo Switch Exclusive, Releases November 12th 2021

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

Released in conjunction with Atlus, the latest entry in the Shin Megami Tensei series will launch exclusively on Nintendo Switch later this year. Shin Megami Tensei V is due for release on November 12th 2021 and you can check out the first look of the game in action via the embed below:

The Megami Tensei series is a long running series of post apocalyptic role-playing games from Atlus. It’s spin-offs include the Devil Summoner, Devil Survivor and Persona games. Shin Megami Tensei V follows the recent HD re-release of Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne which also released on Switch alongside PC and PS4 ports.

Super Monkey Ball Deluxe HD Remake Announced for Release October 5th 2021

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

SEGA have revealed a HD remake of Super Monkey Ball Deluxe which is heading to Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on October 5th 2021. Now called Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, this HD remake of Super Monkey Ball Deluxe features every stage from Super Monkey Ball 1 & 2 plus 46 new stages alongside 12 multiplayer party games. You can check out the reveal trailer below:

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania has been confirmed for release on Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on October 5th 2021.

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