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First Impressions: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz on PS Vita

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz on PS Vita

It's a bit of a shame that Super Monkey Ball has been relegated to launch window fodder

SEGA's zany primate-populated pseudo-puzzle platformer felt like a breath of fresh air when it debuted on the Nintendo GameCube ten years ago, transforming a basic gameplay concept into something cute and, most importantly, memorable. But an overzealous SEGA was quick to oversaturate the wafer-thin concept,..

News: Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 Rating Uncovered

Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 Rating Uncovered

When SEGA announced it was to release Sonic The Hedgehog 4 as an episodic product, we expected the new stages to come thick and fast

But despite the original's great commercial success, Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 has felt like it's been on the back-burner for a while. That's changed this afternoon, as the eagle-eyed editors over at Siliconera have uncovered a rating for the unannounced game on..

News: SEGA Announces Samurai & Dragons For PlayStation Vita

SEGA Announces Samurai & Dragons For PlayStation Vita

SEGA's announced an action/simulation hybrid for PlayStation Vita, entitled Samurai & Dragons

Unveiled in Famitsu magazine, the game will play similarly to SNES favourite Actraiser, which had players developing civilisations while clearing demon-infested areas in classic two-dimensional side-scrolling gameplay. Samurai & Dragons will be divided into two parts: action and strategy. The..

First Impressions: Virtua Tennis 4

Virtua Tennis 4

Top spin?

Regular readers will not need reminding of our attachment to tennis games. Nor will they be surprised to learn that Virtua Tennis 4 on Vita is one of our most anticipated launch titles. Those of you that played Virtua Tennis 4 on PS3 earlier in the year will be immediately familiar with its PlayStation Vita counterpart. The slick,...

First Impressions: Virtua Tennis 4 on PlayStation Vita

Virtua Tennis 4 on PlayStation Vita

Regular readers will not need reminding of our unreasonable attachment to tennis games

Nor will they be surprised to learn that Virtua Tennis 4 is one of our most anticipated launch titles for the PlayStation Vita. Those of you that played the arcade tennis sim on the PS3 earlier in the year will be immediately familiar with its PlayStation Vita counterpart. The slick, minimalistic menus are back,..

News: SEGA Lifts The Lid On Yakuza: Dead Souls' Character Roster

SEGA Lifts The Lid On Yakuza: Dead Souls' Character Roster

Like Yakuza 4, SEGA's upcoming zombie spin-off Yakuza: Dead Souls -- known as Yakuza: Of The End in Japan -- will put you in control of four different characters

The roster includes series favourites Kazuma Kiryu and Shun Akiyama, in addition to eye-patch equipped eccentric Goro Majima and Ryuji Goda. "Goro Majima is nuts about zombie movies," revealed SEGA community strategist Kellie..

News: Yakuza 5 To Explore Five Cities, Continues Directly After Yakuza 4

Yakuza 5 To Explore Five Cities, Continues Directly After Yakuza 4

Famitsu's revealed the first tid-bits about what is undoubtedly one of our most anticipated games of the moment, Yakuza 5

First-up, like the rest of the series, it will be exclusive to the PlayStation 3. The big change this time around will be the inclusion of multiple cities. In fact, the game will feature locations in Sapporo, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka. Fans of the series will recall SEGA..

News: SEGA Job Listing Hints At The Reimagining Of A Beloved IP

SEGA Job Listing Hints At The Reimagining Of A Beloved IP

SEGA is hard at work resurrected one of its most "beloved IP"

But don't expect that IP to include the familiar faces of Ryu Hazuki and Nozomi Harasaki, because it's SEGA of America that's handling the development. According to a job listing, SEGA is looking for an executive producer to work on a "a high quality product based on a reimagining of one of Sega's most beloved IPs". Your guess..

News: Kazuma Kiryu Enters The Fray In Binary Domain

Kazuma Kiryu Enters The Fray In Binary Domain

Kazuma Kiryu's a man that's seen it all

He's spent years in prison, raised nine orphaned children, and dealt with a zombie apocalypse. The Yakuza protagonist knows how to get things done. And as we excitedly reported earlier in the week, he's now preparing to face-off against hordes of the futuristic robots in Binary Domain's multiplayer component. When fighting for the government, Kiryu will don..

News: Amazing: Yakuza Protagonist Kazuma Kiryu To Cameo In Binary Domain's Multiplayer

Amazing: Yakuza Protagonist Kazuma Kiryu To Cameo In Binary Domain's Multiplayer

We were already hot on SEGA's upcoming Binary Domain after we got some hands-on time earlier in the year, but SEGA's just gone and thrown us over the deep end

The Japanese publisher's announced that Yakuza protagonist Kazuma Kiryu will make a cameo appearance in the game's multiplayer mode. He'll sport his trademark white suit when playing on the side of the government, and go shirtless for the..

News: Sonic Generations Launch Trailer Spins Online

Sonic Generations Launch Trailer Spins Online

"Best Sonic game in years," is a phrase we've been dishing out rather liberally in recent months

But it couldn't be closer to the money. SEGA's really hitting the jack-pot with Sonic Generations, providing a campaign that not only appears to nail the two-dimensional aspect of Sonic The Hedgehog's gameplay, but also the three-dimensional portion too. The game's out this week in Europe and North..

News: SEGA Has 'No Plans' To Bring Back Classic Sonic

SEGA Has 'No Plans' To Bring Back Classic Sonic

The release of Sonic Generations has ushered many disbelieving gamers into an admission: Sonic games can be good

The upcoming title's combination of throw-back Sonic The Hedgehog gameplay and modern three-dimensional action has proven a hit with gamers ever since SEGA announced the move. But while Sonic Generations is set to become one of the best selling titles in the blue blur's history, SEGA has..

News: SEGA Announces Partnership With Arkedo, Snaps Up 'Project Hell Yeah!'

SEGA Announces Partnership With Arkedo, Snaps Up 'Project Hell Yeah!'

Those of you that have been keeping a close eye on the PlayStation Store recently will have noticed a slew of games under the 'Arkedo' label

Originally released for XBOX 360 and then ported to the PlayStation 3 by Sanuk Games, these super simple, retro flavoured indie titles gave Arkedo their excellent reputation. They've spent the past nine months working on a game called "Project Hell..

News: Sonic Generations Is The Most Pre-Ordered Game In The Franchise's History

Sonic Generations Is The Most Pre-Ordered Game In The Franchise's History

Sonic The Hedgehog, as a video game series, has a long and storied history

Spanning more than 20 years, and featuring in massive number of games, the character has been a favourite of video game fans for years. But his latest outing in Sonic Generations is surprisingly the most pre-ordered title in the franchise's history. There's probably two reasons for that. The video game industry today is much..

News: Help SEGA Pick Where To Set Yakuza 5

Help SEGA Pick Where To Set Yakuza 5

A portion of Yakuza 5 will be set in the game's famous red-light district, Kamurocho

But like previous games in the series — which have taken protagonist Kazuma Kiriya to the likes of Okinawa — Yakuza 5 will boast a secondary district, that SEGA's allowing fans to choose. The options so far include Sapporo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka. You can register you choice by visiting the franchise's..

News: Grindhouse Arrives On PlayStation 3 With House Of The Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut

Grindhouse Arrives On PlayStation 3 With House Of The Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut

We're so excited

As we've probably written approximately eighteen times now, House Of The Dead: Overkill was one of our favourite Nintendo Wii titles. So we're ridiculously stoked to see the silly on-rails shooter make the jump to PS3 with full PlayStation Move support. The game's vulgar, potty-mouthed and downright ugly, but that's absolutely part of the charm. Catch the trailer after the jump for..

News: Original Sonic The Hedgehog Unlockable Hidden Within Sonic Generation

Original Sonic The Hedgehog Unlockable Hidden Within Sonic Generation

What we've played of Sonic Generations has really impressed us

We thought we were going to be taken by the game's reimagined 2D stages, but it's actually the modern Sonic stuff that's got us replaying levels over and over in order to beat our best time. We hope that the game features good leaderboard support so the competitive nature of the title can really shine. If you were worried that Sonic..

News: SEGA Details Binary Domain's Pre-Order Bonuses

SEGA Details Binary Domain's Pre-Order Bonuses

Hot on the heels of Binary Domain's multiplayer announcement, SEGA's detailed the game's first couple of pre-order bonus packs

The first, entitled the 'Dan Marshall Pack', unlocks a brand new weapon and skills for the game's protagonist Sergeant Dan Marshall. "Dan is a member of the international Rust Crew charged with infiltrating robot defended Japan, and identifying the source of an illegal..

News: Sonic The Hedgehog Scoops Up Outstanding Contribution Award At Golden Joysticks

Sonic The Hedgehog Scoops Up Outstanding Contribution Award At Golden Joysticks

SEGA's mascot, Sonic The Hedgehog, has been awarded the first annual Outstanding Contribution award by the Golden Joysticks

“We are so excited that Sonic has been awarded the first-ever Outstanding Contribution Award at the Golden Joysticks,” Sonic brand director David Corless said. “In today’s ever changing market it’s rare for a character to last for 5 years – let alone 20. And that’s..

News: House of the Dead Takes You Down to the Carnival

House of the Dead Takes You Down to the Carnival

Will you hit a winner?

SEGA's gratuitously gory House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut is just a few days away from launch, with SEGA cranking up the excitement by showing off another new trailer, this time of the game's carnival stage. Not to be confused with Sony's upcoming Carnival Island, of course — they're very different beasts — the...