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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
It would appear publishers can’t release a fighting game without a cameo of some kind. Dead or Alive 5 is the latest tile to jump on the crossover bandwagon, with Virtua Fighter mascot Akira Yuki set to join the roster. Team Ninja’s Yosuke Hayashi said: Gamers will have an opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable battle with an esteemed...
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...
Coming next week
SEGA has a big surprise up its sleeve for Shining fans next week. The official Shining Blade Twitter — via Andriasang — tweeted that the "biggest thing in series history" will happen next week. Previously the account has hinted that information about the next game will be included in the packaging for Shining Blade,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 –...
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...
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...
There's been a terrible mistake
Surely Binary Domain can’t get any campier? In the game’s latest trailer, a partially exposed robot learns about his mechanical internals via the reflection of an arrogant idiot's sunglasses. Bad times. He then goes on to get his head blasted in by about 15 pistol rounds, and his carcass transported away in a...
Down the line
The delayed guitar riff and soft voice over in this trailer might give you the impression that SEGA’s promoting life insurance or retirement homes, but it’s actually pimping soon-to-be-released PS Vita launch title, Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition. The trailer’s a back to basics affair, focusing on all of the game’s core...
Even the Yakuza need a break
The Yakuza franchise has always been stacked with goofy mini-games, and you’d be foolish to think that a zombie epidemic would break that trend. No, the upcoming Yakuza: Dead Souls will be packed to the brim with quirky distractions such as fishing, table-tennis and, erm, pachinko. And yes, for those curious, all of...
The Yakuza franchise gets away with its daft dialogue and silly plotlines because SEGA doesn’t even bother hiring voice-actors anymore. (We’re ignoring Eliza Dushku’s turn in the original title for obvious reasons.) It’s a shame, then, that SEGA hasn’t extended the same faith to Binary Domain – a title developed by the...
Heads or Tails?
Trust Xbox.com to leak screenshots of Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 before SEGA's given us more than a teaser and some concept art. The screenshots — all embedded below for your pleasure — show Sonic and Tails engaging in some, er, co-op action, with online and offline options available. Sonic fans will pick up on any number of...
You’ll be able to get your first taste of SEGA’s uber-Japanese futuristic third-person shooter this week, when a demo for Binary Domain drops onto the PlayStation Store. American players will get to go hands-on with the Yakuza Studio developed squad-shooter from 14th February, while European players will be made to wait a day...
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing was a great game, make no mistake about it. The racing was top-tier, the netcode was great and the fan-service was good enough to make old-school fans like ourselves giddy. But while it was nice getting our hands on with Beat and B.D. Joe after so many years – we kind of wished Sonic & SEGA...
We’re hopelessly excited for Binary Domain, we really are. But the online component’s pretty meaningless to us, and this trailer affirms our ambivalence. Sure the gun-play looks solid, the maps look cool and the game modes seem interesting; but is anyone really going to choose to play Binary Domain over Call of Duty or...
SEGA’s Yakuza franchise is consistently brilliant. The zany open-world series is well recognised for its mix of serious and silly, and Yakuza: Dead Souls – the Western name for Yakuza: Of the End – promises to take things to the next level. Having spent several hours with the import release we can confirm that Dead Souls...
Evading throw escape!
We're just a little bit excited about Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, due to land on PSN this summer. The latest entry in what some would call the greatest fighting game series ever, VF5FS introduces new character Jean Kujo and brings back sumo champion Taka-Arashi, not seen on a home console since Dreamcast's Virtua Fighter 3...
Every game gets a slow-motion trailer these days, so Gearbox's latest Aliens: Colonial Marines cinematic is not exactly going to blow your mind
But, hey, it's tastefully done — with uncomfortable music and gratuitous scenes making it all suitably "Aliens". We doubt fans of the series..
SEGA's pushed the release of Aliens: Colonial Marines outside of its original Spring launch window
The Gearbox developed first-person shooter will now drop sometime in "Fall 2012". No reason was given for the delay, but SEGA promised that a brand new trailer would drop later today in order sate impatient fans.
A lot of the appeal of the Yakuza franchise is the manner in which it's retained its original voice-acting
(Well, aside from the game's expensive Western debut anyway.) As such, it's a little jarring watching a Nagoshi produced cut-scene with English voice actors — and let's be honest, judging by this cinematic, Binary Domain's don't appear to be the best. But the story beats remain intriguing,..
The American ratings board, the ESRB, has awarded the upcoming Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 with an "E for Everyone" rating on the PS3
"So?" we hear you scream. Well, an ESRB rating traditionally hints at the impending release of a new product. That is to say: the latest instalment in the Sonic The Hedgehog 4 series can't be too far...
Binary Domain is seriously awesome
The Yakuza Studio developed third-person shooter — which sees you matched against robots rather than the usual zombies or soldiers — shares the Yakuza franchise's flare for cinematic presentation, and matches it with the kind of crazy third-person action that only a Japanese developer could produce. It's the kind of shooter that's rare in this Western..
Cast your minds back to June 2011
Back then, SEGA's European development gaffer, Gary Dunn, revealed that the publisher had established a brand new development team in Solihull, Birmingham. (That's just up the road from us: hey guys!) That studio now has a name: Hardlight. The identity was revealed by an eagle-eyed NeoGAF poster who spotted a recruitment post for the West Midlands studio on..
We loved Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing
Our only real disappointment with the Sumo Digital developed kart-racer was that it didn't go far enough. Sure, it was nice getting a glimpse of Ryo Hazuki and Amigo — but we wanted the game to dip even deeper into SEGA lore. Where was the Space Harrier stage? What happened to ToeJam & Earl? These are all things that a sequel could rectify. And a..
Sonic CD's stomped previous PlayStation Network chart-topper, inFamous: Festival Of Blood, from its place atop the charts, taking the crown as December's top-selling PSN title
The acclaimed Mega-CD release (or SEGA CD depending on your location) fought off strong competition from NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, Payday: The Heist and Trine 2, all of which...
If you're not familiar with the Hyperdimension Neptunia series, it's a JRPG take on the console wars
Get this, the game is set in the fictional world of Gaminudtri. Brilliant, huh? While the first game explored the rivalry between home consoles, it's sequel — due out in Europe on February 24th and North America on February 28th — looks at the portable market. Of course, you're not actually..
Regular readers will know that we have a soft spot for the Yakuza series
Our soft spot extends so deeply, that we're willing to overlook the upcoming Yakuza: Dead Souls' archaic gunplay, just to digest the latest title's campy horror narrative. We've already spent a good number of hours with the Japanese import — but we're looking forward to getting our hands on the subtitled release. With our..
SEGA's London 2012 — The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games — whew — will support PlayStation Move, the publisher has announced. The press release makes it sound like not all events will be support, which could mean a pleasingly low level of waggle controls, but there will be a Move-exclusive 25m rapid fire pistol event,...
We'll be honest with you: we have a fondness for Olympic games
It probably stems from our love of minigame compilations; we adore games in which there's always something new to do. With the sheer array of events on offer, Olympic games are traditionally packed to the brim with different mechanics, and London 2012: The Official Video Game sounds like it'll be no different. Officially announced this..
Our first impressions of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz might not have been the most positive, but our memories of the original zany puzzle platformer are strong enough for us to maintain some interest in the PlayStation Vita title
Today, SEGA's released some new information about the game — clarifying its launch date for Summer 2012. While Summer feels like a million years away from these..
SEGA's House of the Dead: Overkill — Extended Cut just got a cut of its own — in the pricing department. PlayStation Store users can now pick up the game for £19.99/€24.99, down from £27.99/€34.99. It should serve as an appetite-whetter for House of the Dead 3, out next month, and springtime shooter House of the Dead 4. Check...
February is looking like an outstanding month for video games
Not only does it house the release of the PlayStation Vita — and its host of launch titles — but it also contains some seriously hot PlayStation 3 titles to boot. Binary Domain might be getting short shrift at present, but we've been ridiculously excited about the Yakuza Studio developed title ever since getting our hands on it late..
Try to feign your surprise for this one, but it looks as though Aliens: Colonial Marines will be getting a premium priced collector's edition
We know — big game in limited edition shocker; we can hardly believe it ourselves. A leaked shot of said collector's edition hints at the inclusion of three additional in-game multiplayer weapons, a new game mode, an intel dossier, and a figurine to gather..
Some gamers would argue that there are too many shooters on the PlayStation 3, but Binary Domain's producer, Masayoshi Kikuchi, sees that as a good thing
Speaking with CVG, the developer revealed that Binary Domain took the run-and-gun route in order to achieve "the biggest window of entry for as many gamers as possible". Despite Binary Domain representing the Yakuza Studio's first proper..
If you've been having a bad day up until now, prepare to turn that frown upside down; SEGA's just announced that an updated version of House Of The Dead 3 -- with high-definition visuals, trophies and complete PlayStation Move support -- is set to shuffle onto the PlayStation Network from February 7th
But as exciting as that sounds, it isn't even...
Don't suffer like G did
After last year's House of the Dead: Overkill — Extended Cut, SEGA's keeping the green blood flowing with two more shooter ports for PS3, but this time they're heading to the PlayStation Store. On 7th February the North American store gets House of the Dead 3, complete with PlayStation Move support, Trophies and HD...
The word Shenmue hits like a dagger in our hearts everytime we read it
A single screenshot of the ambitious open-world title single-handedly sold us on SEGA's new Dreamcast console way back in the late 90's, and Yu Suzuki's sprawling adventure has held a special place in our hearts ever since. We still remember getting the game on Christmas morning, only to fall victim to the infamous Disc 3 bug..
SEGA's kicked off the new year with a bang, officially announcing Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode II for Japan
The sequel to the two-dimensional noscon will arrive on PlayStation 3 in 2012. SEGA promised that the title would boast improved physics and visuals in an interview with GameSpot last week. The game's also set to host the return of Metal...
"Something about Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 is just not right," read our review of SEGA's nostalgic reboot last year
While we praised SEGA's intentions to return to Sonic's roots with the episodic Sonic The Hedgehog 4 series, we felt a little letdown by the first episode. It sure looked and sounded like a classic Sonic title, but it didn't feel...
A mysterious new Japanese splash page has appeared online this morning, teasing the next game from Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi
The page itself is light on content, but includes the words "Project A" in the URL. It also sports a link to the official Yakuza website at the bottom — leading us to believe that the splash has something to do with the upcoming Yakuza 5. Makes sense,..
SEGA's announced a fresh dose of DLC for the Avalanche developed isometric blast-em-up, Renegade Ops
The trigger-happy downloadable shooter is set to get two packs in time for Christmas, with the Coldstrike Campaign extending the game's story with a trio of new maps and the Reinforcement Pack adding two operatives to the team: Crystal and Blazemo...
The PlayStation Vita may be out, but the PlayStation Portable's still hot property in Japan
Next year will see Sony's first handheld host a slew of hot titles, with SEGA's Yakuza: Black Panther 2 right at the top of the list. A report in Dengeki PlayStation magazine has confirmed the spin-off brawler for a March 22nd release in Japan. The game will score both digital and retail releases, with the..
SEGA's announced that it has delayed Platinum Games' arena brawler game, Anarchy Reigns, until July 2012
The game was originally intended to release in January, but the move's probably for the best — despite having played the game, we're still not entirely sure what it is. Speaking of the delay, SEGA's marketing vice president Gary Knight was particularly cryptic: "I can't reveal much..
There are dozens of ways to kill a zombie, but we reckon Yakuza: Dead Souls has a majority of them
Having got our hands-on an import version of the tongue-in-cheek spin-off earlier in the year, we can confirm that Dead Souls is packed with plenty of ridiculous zombie debilitating methods. You can hit them with conveniently ditched bicycles, smash them with fire-extinguishers or even punch them in..
Do the splitz
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...
Video games are so bizarre sometimes
We fondly remember playing Sonic CD on the ill-fated Mega CD add-on. We never dreamed at the time that all of the game's ideas existed inside a couple of low-key sketch-books. But that's exactly what Sonic Team's art director, Kazuyuki Hoshino, has shown off in a developer diary preempting the digital re-release of Sonic CD on the PlayStation Network today..
SEGA's pulled a Saturn and announced that its re-release of classic Mega CD sidescroller, Sonic CD, is coming to the PlayStation Network in Europe today (December 14th)
Those in North America will have a short wait until the game releases on December 20th overseas. Sonics 20th Anniversary has been a banner year for him as well as for everyone...
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,..
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..
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..
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,...
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,..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
"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..
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..
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...
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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 todays ever changing market its rare for a character to last for 5 years let alone 20. And thats..
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...
Some people are absolutely terrified of clowns, but we don't really understand their trepidation
So they have hideous hair, abnormal grins and way too much make-up, but what's so frightening about... Oh right. Yeah, perhaps we do get it. If clown clowns frighten you when they're being worn by normal human-beings, then you probably shouldn't think about the possibility of a zombie outbreak taking..
Fact: Sonic CD is one of the best Sonic games
Fact: very few people played it because it originally launched as part of the ill-fated Mega-CD disc-based extension. But SEGA's hoping to rectify all that with the PlayStation Network re-release of Sonic CD due out later in the year. There's a new trailer after the jump.
SEGA's announced a new game in the Shining series in this week's Famitsu magazine
The game — Shining Blade — will launch on PlayStation Portable next Spring in Japan. Further details are scarce to the point of obscurity.
We were pretty hot on what we saw of Binary Domain earlier in the year
The futuristic squad-based shooter is certainly a change of pace for the team ordinarily behind the fantastic Yakuza series, but it's got some neat ideas that set it apart from its immediate competitors. While SEGA's been keen to promote the single-player experience of Binary Domain, it's been pretty much silent about..
If you've already forgotten how fun the original Sonic Generations demo was, then SEGA's preparing to jog your memory
A second demo for the athletic hedgehog's latest adventure is set to hit the PlayStation Store this week. The demo will centre on Sonic's dash through Green Hill once again, but this time featuring hands-on time with both Classic and Modern Sonic. The game itself is due out early..
Between the eyes, that is
In just two weeks we'll be playing the first-ever PlayStation House of the Dead game — how about that? If that thought isn't enough to make you come over all unnecessary, perhaps the crossbow-themed trailer below might just tip you over the edge. Of course the crossbow isn't the first weapon that springs to mind when you...
Sonic Generations is mere weeks away
(We know, we're excited too.) And in order to celebrate the game's release, SEGA's decided to release a new trailer spoiling teasing each of the game's boss encounters. There's Eggman, Metal Sonic and... Nah, we won't spoil it. Watch if you dare.
Normally we'd stop by here for a witty comment or two
But there are just no words. Remember when we rated House Of The Dead: Overkill as one of our most anticipated PlayStation 3 games of the year? This trailer is why.</em>
You want the good news or the bad news? We'll start with the good: Daytona USA is indeed coming to the PlayStation Network on October 25th in North America
The bad news is that Europeans will be bafflingly made to wait until late November. No justification was offered. The classic racer has apparently been "tuned up and overhauled" for its...
What's that? You were holding out hope for a Western release of Valkyria Chronicles 3? Really? Yeah, don't
SEGA has told Gamespot that a localisation of its third PSP strategy RPG is totally off the cards. The reason? Well the PSP isn't popular enough in Western markets apparently. That and Valkyria Chronicles 2 — which did get localised — sold like trash. But with the Sony portable market..
Sonic Generations spans three different eras
The Mega Drive era, the Dreamcast era and the Modern era. Seeing as we've already seen the previous two eras in actions, SEGA's released a final trailer focusing on the stages pulled out of Modern "favourites" such as Sonic Unleashed and Sonic Colors. Catch the footage after the jump.
We were suitably impressed with Binary Domain when we got to check it out earlier in the year
In fact, given our monumentally low expectations it actually kind of blew us away. A unique art-style, some great shooting and fantastic presentation all contributed to our positive impressions. But we also came away intrigued by Binary Domain's consequence system. During the game you'll need to..
Celebrate good times, come on
SEGA's just announced that it's bringing Yakuza: Of The End to Europe and North America under the new title Yakuza: Dead Souls. The game — which sees the franchise's famous Kamurocho district invaded by the undead — will release in March 2012 with its full plot in-tact and a new mini-game called Pachislot. "Players will face armies of the undead, incredibly..
A PlayStation 3 release of Daytona USA has been on the cards for some time now
The game has previously popped up on the website of various ratings boards, hinting at its impending arrival. Never ones to do things by the numbers, SEGA has released a new trailer teasing the release of a "mysterious" new game. We say "teasing" but...
Presumably running away from the coming PlayStation Vita release, SEGA's pushed the Japanese launch date of Sonic Generations forwards a week
It'll now launch domestically on December 1st, as opposed to the previously announced December 8th date. The European release will stay remain unchanged, dropping November 4th. [Thanks Andriasang / VG247]
The Dreamcast wasn't quite as kind on Sonic as the Mega Drive, but the blue-spiked hedgehog still had some memorable moments on SEGA's ill-fated system
Sonic Generations pays homage to the system's City Escape, Seaside Hill, and Speed Highway stages. You'll find a trailer of them after the jump. Warning: Shadow The Hedgehog's in it.
Strip-clubs and grindhouse movies go together like cheese and pineapple, so its no surprise to see SEGA linger heavily on Baiyou City's 'Pink Pussycat' in its latest trailer for House Of The Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut
As one YouTube commenter crudely pointed out: in House Of The Dead, the cat eats you. We like that one.
Regular readers will know that we love nothing more than a Yakuza game
We'd happily play one every year. And if a trademark registered by SEGA is what we think it is, it looks like we'll get our wish granted next year too. Yesterday, SEGA filed a trademark for Yakuza: Dead Souls in Europe. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that this is probably a rename for Yakuza: Of The End — a zombie..
Showing 3D on 'ye olde' computer monitors is hard -- but give SEGA credit for trying
In order to promote the (anaglyphic and stereoscopic) 3D support in its upcoming rails-shooter, House Of The Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut, SEGA's released a couple of new screenshots of the game that work with those cheap red and blue glasses. Try it out. Given the game's grindhouse vibe, this is actually pretty..
Sometimes you go into a video game demonstration with remarkably low expectations
For us, Binary Domain was one of those games. Which is strange given that it's the latest project from the studio behind the Yakuza titles — one of our favourite PlayStation franchises of all time. While Binary Domain has shown flashes of brilliance in its underlying art direction, everything else has looked..
It's no surprise to see House of the Dead: Overkill making the leap to PlayStation Move. Originally developed for Nintendo Wii, Headstrong Games' title seemed like an ideal candidate for a port from the second that PlayStation Move was announced, following similar arcade shooter efforts such as EA's Dead Space: Extraction. What is still...
Shut it down
Reports are flooding in of extreme violence and possible zombie outbreaks at Bayou County Hospital. According to several escaped patients, staff at the hospital have become bloodthirsty and violent, attempting to feast on the brains of any humans still inside. One survivor handed us a video tape, which has been lightly edited and...
PSN release at last
SEGA is gearing up for a double Move whammy in October: with House of the Dead: Overkill — Extended Cut at the month's end, PS3 owners after something a little more sedate are catered for on 4th October with the digital release of SEGA Bass Fishing. Those aware of the game will know its lengthy history: originally an arcade...
SEGA's somehow managed to maintain the quality of its trailers despite House Of The Dead: Overkill spanning two platforms
Check out the latest trailer for the PS3's Extended Cut version after the jump. We actually got our hands on the game earlier in the week. You can read our to-the-point impressions through here.
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