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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...

News: Yakuza 5's Club SEGA Expanding with Virtua Fighter 2

Yakuza 5's Club SEGA Expanding with Virtua Fighter 2

"Maybe I'll play some"

Yakuza 5 is taking a step closer to its spiritual predecessor Shenmue by incorporating playable Virtua Fighter 2 cabinets into its Club SEGA arcades. The fighter will be available in its 2.0 and 2.1 revisions, providing a tantalising treat for fanatics who can tell the difference between the versions. Other arcade cabinets...

Rumour: Sonic the Fighters Is Punching onto PSN

Sonic the Fighters Is Punching onto PSN

Groan

Awful arcade brawler Sonic the Fighters may be the next retro SEGA title to be ported to PSN. Prolific online super sleuth Superannuation teased the game’s imminent arrival on his Twitter feed, noting: “Sonic the Fighters getting a digital re-release suggests to me that SEGA is running out of Sonic games to re-release.” Those of you...

News: New Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Trailer Drifts Online

New Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Trailer Drifts Online

Splash wave

Ignore the atrocious title – Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed looks great. This brand new trailer is dedicated to showcasing the mascot mash-up’s various modes of play, including World Tour, Split-Screen and Online. Personally, we're only interested in taking Gilius Thunderhead for a spin around Outrun Beach. The game's due...

News: Don't Worry, There'll Still Be Plenty of Dating in Yakuza 5

Don't Worry, There'll Still Be Plenty of Dating in Yakuza 5

Choose your words carefully

You’d imagine amongst all of the taxi driving, hunting and fighting, the cast of Yakuza 5 wouldn’t have much time for dating as well – but luckily for us, they do. Publisher SEGA has revealed a little more about the upcoming sequel’s overhauled hostess side-missions, and, as with the rest of the game, it sounds...

News: We're Not Sure What to Think of This Yakuza 5 Branded PS3

We're Not Sure What to Think of This Yakuza 5 Branded PS3

Garish, perhaps?

The Yakuza franchise has a history of prompting some pretty spectacular PlayStation 3 bundles – but this latest redesign isn’t to our tastes. The custom console comes with a gold DualShock 3 controller, a copy of Yakuza 5, an 8GB USB drive, and a beach towel. Yeah, we don’t get the significance of the towel either. It'll...

News: Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit Brings Pretty Colours to PSN

Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit Brings Pretty Colours to PSN

Utterly bananas

Most people agree that Perez Hilton deserves a slap, but in Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit he’ll get more than just a stinger around the chops. After compromising images of protagonist Ash are published on the Hell-ternet (PerezHellton.com, presumably), he gets so frustrated that he goes on a maniacal killing spree through the...