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News: Japanese Sales Charts: Yakuza 5 Conquers the Competition

Japanese Sales Charts: Yakuza 5 Conquers the Competition

Like a dragon

Yakuza 5 landed a devastating blow on all of the other new releases in Japan this week. The latest title in SEGA’s seedy series registered 356,757 sales, which was enough to score it a spot at the summit of the region's charts. The hotly anticipated sequel sold more than the combined total of the top three Wii U launch games – but...

News: Phantasy Star Online 2 Will Render Fewer Foes on Vita

Phantasy Star Online 2 Will Render Fewer Foes on Vita

Shape shifter

Phantasy Star Online 2 is coming to both the PC and PlayStation Vita – but publisher SEGA has had to make some concessions in order to get the MMO running on Sony’s handheld. First and foremost, the portable version will render fewer enemies on screen than its static counterpart. In addition, map sizes will be reduced to...

News: Who Fancies a Trip to Yakuza 5's Club SEGA Arcade?

Who Fancies a Trip to Yakuza 5's Club SEGA Arcade?

Raises hand

If you’ve played any of the previous Yakuza games, then you’ll know how hard it is to resist the lure of the local Club SEGA arcade. Who cares if Haruka's captured and there’s a rival gang stepping on the Tojo Clan’s toes? There’s always time for a session on Boxcelios. This video of Yakuza 5’s recently released Japanese...

News: Phantasy Star Online 2 Travels to Vita on 28th February in Japan

Phantasy Star Online 2 Travels to Vita on 28th February in Japan

MAGnificent

SEGA’s ambitious free-to-play MMO Phantasy Star Online 2 will spread its wings to the PlayStation Vita on 28th February in Japan. The game will be available as a complimentary download from the PlayStation Store, and will share online servers with the PC version. A closed beta for the handheld release will begin in January, with...

News: Hatsune Miku Looks Really Scary in Yakuza 5

Hatsune Miku Looks Really Scary in Yakuza 5

Kill it with fire

Don’t think that Kazuma Kiryu and crew are too tough for Hatsune Miku. SEGA’s announced that the fluorescent vocaloid pop star will make a number of cameos in the upcoming Yakuza 5. For starters, you'll discover snow sculptures of the character when you traverse Japan’s winter wonderlands. You’ll also be able to collect...

News: SEGA Punches a Yakuza 5 Demo onto the PSN Next Week

SEGA Punches a Yakuza 5 Demo onto the PSN Next Week

Heat action

Kazuma Kiryu and crew will spring back into life next week, when a demo for Yakuza 5 fights its way onto the Japanese PlayStation Store. The playable teaser – set for release on 27th November – will allow you to sample the game’s opening moments, letting you roam the streets of Fukuoka as the aforementioned Dragon of Dojima. The...

News: Oh No, Sonic the Fighters Is Releasing Overseas

Oh No, Sonic the Fighters Is Releasing Overseas

Bleurgh

Quick, cower behind your computer monitors, because the atrocious Sonic the Fighters is heading overseas. We think we’ve made our feelings fairly clear about the anthropomorphic fighter over the past couple of weeks, but just in case you missed them: this game is rubbish. The awful arcade release will be joined by the not-so-terrible...

News: Sonic the Fighters Sours the Japanese PSN This Month

Sonic the Fighters Sours the Japanese PSN This Month

Hedgehog haymaker

SEGA’s atrocious anthropomorphic fighting game Sonic the Fighters will invade the Japanese PlayStation Network on 28th November, the company has announced. It’ll be joined by fellow Model 2 brawlers Virtua Fighter 2 and Fighting Vipers on the same date. The publisher has yet to announce a Western release date, but all three...

News: These Kids Are Really Stoked About Sonic & All-Stars Racing

These Kids Are Really Stoked About Sonic & All-Stars Racing

Passing breeze

SEGA didn’t really need to splash out on child actors to promote Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. All that the publisher needed to show was Gilius Thunderhead power-sliding around OutRun Bay. Still, at least the kids look like they’re having fun – even if they are sitting in front of an industrial fan while someone tips...

News: SEGA Paints Jet Set Radio HD onto the Vita Next Week

SEGA Paints Jet Set Radio HD onto the Vita Next Week

Get some sleep

As you’ve probably already gathered from the North American PlayStation Plus update, Dreamcast classic Jet Set Radio HD is coming to the PlayStation Vita next week. The title was originally due out earlier this year, but was delayed due to technological challenges. Still, after a small hiatus, the cel-shaded extreme

News: You Won't Feel Shortchanged By This Yakuza 5 Story Trailer

You Won't Feel Shortchanged By This Yakuza 5 Story Trailer

How long have you got?

Most story trailers run for a couple of minutes at most – but we suppose that the Yakuza series has always been eager to buck conventions. This brand new Yakuza 5 video lasts for a whopping 10 minutes, and you still get the impression that it could have been longer. In fact, this is fairly tame by the franchise's usual...

News: Vanquish Slides onto the PlayStation Network Next Week

Vanquish Slides onto the PlayStation Network Next Week

Pocket rocket

Shinji Mikami’s criminally underrated third-person shooter Vanquish will dash onto the North American PlayStation Network next week, Sony has announced. The platform holder failed to attach a price to the ace adventure, but it’s currently available from the Xbox Live Marketplace for $19.99. We’d be amazed if SEGA charged any more...

News: New Yakuza 5 Footage Plays Ball

New Yakuza 5 Footage Plays Ball

Home run

One of the best things about the Yakuza franchise is the freedom it gives you to explore and participate in completely irrelevant mini-games. The upcoming Yakuza 5 will be no different – as has already been evidenced by the title’s taxi driving and hunting missions. This brand new trailer focuses on Tatsuo Shinada, one of the game’s...

News: Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit DLC Gets Nostalgic

Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit DLC Gets Nostalgic

Welcome to the Fantasy Zone

What’s better than a shamed dead rabbit hell-bent on revenge? A bunch of forgotten SEGA protagonists hell-bent on revenge, of course. Developer Arkedo has released a couple of new DLC packs for Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit this week, which implement a slew of classic character skins. Amongst the famous faces are...

News: Anarchy Reigns Attacks Western Store Shelves Early Next Year

Anarchy Reigns Attacks Western Store Shelves Early Next Year

At last

That ear shattering roar you just heard was editor Damien McFerran celebrating the long overdue release date announcement for “groundbreaking multiplayer brawler” Anarchy Reigns. SEGA's just sent us word that the title will launch on 8th January in North America and 11th January in Europe. The Platinum Games developed fighter sparked...

News: Yes, Sonic the Fighters Is Coming to the PSN

Yes, Sonic the Fighters Is Coming to the PSN

Don't shoot the messenger

Following weeks of speculation, SEGA has finally confirmed that Sonic the Fighters is coming to the PlayStation Network. As predicted, the terrible arcade fighting game will release alongside fellow Model 2 titles Virtua Fighter 2 and Fighting Vipers. You’ll be able to purchase all three games for ¥800 (roughly $10) in...

News: Check Out Kazuma Kiryu Driving a Taxi in Yakuza 5

Check Out Kazuma Kiryu Driving a Taxi in Yakuza 5

A to B

One of the many side-activities in Yakuza 5 – alongside Virtua Fighter 2 and, er, snowball fighting – will allow you to put protagonist Kazuma Kiryu behind the wheel of a taxi. The brand new Japanese developer diary embedded below shows the mode in action, as the former Tojo Clan chairman weaves in and out of traffic on two wheels and...

News: Jet Set Radio Vita Runs Out of Spray Paint

Jet Set Radio Vita Runs Out of Spray Paint

Dreamcast classic delayed

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can hum the bass line on the train, because SEGA has confirmed that it has pushed back the PlayStation Vita version of graffiti simulator Jet Set Radio. In a statement released to Push Square, the company revealed that the delay was due to “necessary development...