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News: Jet Set Radio HD Loses Some of its Original Songs

Jet Set Radio HD Loses Some of its Original Songs

Super brothers

A big part of the appeal of SEGA’s cel-shaded graffiti franchise Jet Set Radio is the music – so there’s been warranted concern over the upcoming HD remaster’s soundtrack. The good news is that SEGA’s managed to relicense just over half of the original playlist; the bad news is that it couldn’t nab rights to the other...

News: No More Sonic 4 Episodes Planned Beyond Episode 2

No More Sonic 4 Episodes Planned Beyond Episode 2

Cutting things short

Episodic content is a curse – just ask fans of Half-Life. Sadly it looks as though SEGA’s not going to be the ones to break that curse, announcing that it has no plans to continue its Sonic the Hedgehog 4 series beyond the upcoming Episode 2. Sonic Team producer Takashi Iizuka broke the depressing news, telling Digital Spy...

News: New Sonic 4: Episode 2 Screenshots Sprint Online

New Sonic 4: Episode 2 Screenshots Sprint Online

Egged on

SEGA’s released some brand new screenshots from Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 and it’s all looking delightfully pretty. The shots show a variety of new districts, including a theme park, an underwater stage and a rather festive snowy carnival. There’s also room for a sneak peak at one of the game’s boss fights, which looks...

News: Sonic 4: Episode 2's Physics to be Based on Mega Drive Games

Sonic 4: Episode 2's Physics to be Based on Mega Drive Games

Getting it right

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 was not a bad game by any means, but it just didn’t feel right. Over the years, the Sonic series has developed a distinctive “feel” which was completely missing in SEGA’s episodic debut. Thankfully, the Japanese publisher is not planning on making the same mistake twice. Speaking with...

News: Yakuza: Dead Souls Launch Trailer Sets the Scene

Yakuza: Dead Souls Launch Trailer Sets the Scene

Karaoke

The Yakuza series is well regarded for its melodramatic plotlines and ridiculous minigames, but by bringing zombies into the fold, Yakuza: Dead Souls hopes to set a new precedent. The game’s launch trailer sums up the silly nature of the title by showing eye-patched series veteran Goro Majima doing his very best karaoke performance...

News: Phantasy Star Online 2 is Only 10% Complete on Vita

Phantasy Star Online 2 is Only 10% Complete on Vita

Still a way away

If you thought that the Phantasy Star Online 2 footage released earlier today looked a bit rough, then worry not: SEGA’s Satoshi Sakai has revealed that the PlayStation Vita version of the title is only 10% complete. The game was announced as part of Sony’s Vita Game Heaven promotion earlier today, but the footage shown was...

News: Phantasy Star Online 2 Confirmed for PS Vita

Phantasy Star Online 2 Confirmed for PS Vita

Pioneer 2

SEGA's revealed that it's bringing Phantasy Star Online 2 to PlayStation Vita. The sequel to the Dreamcast original was announced last year for PC, but as part of today's Game Heaven promotional event SEGA's confirmed it'll come to Vita in 2013. The game also looks like it'll support cross-platform play with PC gamers, as the video below...

News: Yakuza: Black Panther 2 Demo Drops in Japan

Yakuza: Black Panther 2 Demo Drops in Japan

Like a dragon

SEGA’s released a demo for Yakuza’s second PlayStation Portable spin-off, Yakuza: Black Panther 2, in Japan. The demo, which is exclusive to Famitsu for the time being, features four components, including a sample of the game’s story mode, a chunk of hub-world Osaka to explore, a battle tutorial and a taste of the game’s...

News: First Jet Set Radio Footage Skates Past

First Jet Set Radio Footage Skates Past

Slick

SEGA's posted the first trailer for its upcoming digital release of Dreamcast classic Jet Set Radio, and it looks... well, like a sharper version of Jet Set Radio. The trailer's got everything you'd want: Captain Onishima, skating, tagging and some of that awesome music too. Here's hoping the game's legendary soundtrack survives intact, though...

News: SEGA and Arkedo Reveal Hell Yeah!

SEGA and Arkedo Reveal Hell Yeah!

The rabbit is coming, you better start running

SEGA’s finally lifted the lid on its collaboration with Parisian developer Arkedo. As confirmed on IGN overnight, Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Rabbit is coming to PlayStation Network later this year. The game is about a rabbit prince who embarks on a bloody rampage when compromising photographs of him are...

News: SEGA Opens Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Website

SEGA Opens Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Website

New modes detailed

SEGA's preparing to drop Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown this summer, launching an official website to explain a bit more about the new gameplay features of the PSN download. While the PS3 version of Virtua Fighter 5 missed out on online play, Final Showdown includes online multiplayer as well as a revamped offline single player...

News: Yakuza Creator Named Chief Creative Officer at SEGA

Yakuza Creator Named Chief Creative Officer at SEGA

No Nagoshiation

Toshihiro Nagoshi’s hard work on the Yakuza franchise has not gone unnoticed: SEGA’s announced this morning that the Yakuza Studio boss has been promoted to the role of Chief Creative Officer at the publisher. The change comes as part of a wider corporate shuffle at the company, caused by the impending retirement of SEGA Chief...

News: First Jet Set Radio HD Screenshots Get Scratching

First Jet Set Radio HD Screenshots Get Scratching

Looking good so far

SEGA's followed up last week's announcement that classic Dreamcast title Jet Set Radio (Jet Grind Radio in America) is coming to PlayStation Network with the first HD screenshots. SEGA has also confirmed the game will see release this summer and revealed a Jet Set Radio art contest that could see your art included in the finished...

News: Binary Domain Outlines Multiplayer Mechanisms

Binary Domain Outlines Multiplayer Mechanisms

Being human helps

Contrary to common opinion, Binary Domain is not simply a single-player experience. The cyborg shooter also features a comprehensive multiplayer suite, as detailed by a new post published on the PlayStation Blog. The multiplayer features five different classes, each augmented with different skills and weapon loadouts. The choices...

News: Yakuza Studio Boss "Committed" to PlayStation

Yakuza Studio Boss "Committed" to PlayStation

But feels consoles are done

Yakuza creator, Toshihiro Nagoshi, has pledged his allegiance to the PlayStation brand, while also suggesting that consoles are on the way out. In a candid interview with CVG, Nagoshi hypothesised that the market for home consoles will diminish, as portables become gamers’ main platform of choice. He said: Consoles –...

News: Fresh Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Gameplay Trailer Sprints Online

Fresh Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Gameplay Trailer Sprints Online

Miles Prower

The first gameplay footage of SEGA’s episodic downloadable, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2, has spin-dashed online. The trailer shows Sonic and his flame furred associate, Tails, sprinting through a series of distinctly SEGA-like environments, including funfairs, ruins and snowy mountains. Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 promises to...

News: Jet Set Radio to Tag PlayStation Network

Jet Set Radio to Tag PlayStation Network

Bringing the Beat back

SEGA is preparing to bring much-loved Dreamcast title Jet Set Radio — aka Jet Grind Radio to PlayStation Network. The publisher embedded a short teaser video on its blog, with the simple title "Guess Who's Back?" The answer, it would seem, is "everyone from Jet Set Radio." No price, release date or...