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There was a point in the Nintendo Wii's lifespan where the console was dominating the sales charts but disappointing hardcore gamers
Long-time Nintendo fans were tired of Wii Fit and Wii Play, they wanted something meatier to get their teeth into. But with developers ploughing the majority of their resources into the more traditional XBOX 360 and PlayStation 3, Wii owners were left fighting for..
Meat is murder
SEGA's massively gory House of the Dead: Overkill — Extended Cut isn't just a glorified Wii conversion: it's got brand new stages and modes you won't find anywhere else. We've already covered Naked Terror, the first exclusive stage, and now we have the first shots of Creeping Flesh. The new level takes you through some sort of...
SEGA's announced Valkyria Chronicles 3: Extra Edition, an updated version of the third PSP-exclusive entry in the strategy franchise
The package comes with the original game and a bunch of new missions and DLC packs pre-included. In short: if you haven't played the game, you might want this. The game's currently set for a Japanese release on November 23rd. No Western release is planned.
SEGA's bridged the gaps between the original Yakuza: Black Panther and its recently announced sequel with a brand new cinematic trailer
The footage adopts Black Panther's unique visual style, and while it is light on gameplay, should be enough to get you pumped for the upcoming sequel. Hit the jump to see the footage in full.
Our first glimpse of Kurohyou 2 Ryu ga Gotoku (or Yakuza: Black Panther 2) is a familiar affair, as it looks almost identical to the original Black Panther
That title sucked a lot of life out of our PSP so we're naturally excited about the sequel. But without the promise of a localisation, we'll try to keep our anticipating in check. Andriasang's got more shots through here.
Hideki Kamiya was "joking" when he hinted at a Bayonetta 2 announcement yesterday
The legendary designer told a fan on Twitter that the game would be announced in a Japanese magazine this week, but Platinum colleague Atsushi Inaba was quick to defuse the situation. "There is no such announcement," said Inaba, before warning that Kamiya's Tweets should be taken with a pinch of salt. We're..
As promised yesterday, Yakuza series creator Toshihiro Nagoshi has held a press conference in Tokyo, confirming the development of Yakuza 5 and a sequel to the PSP's spin-off series, Black Panther
Excuse us for a moment while we climb onto our house's roof, strip down to our underwear and perform a jig to the chant, "More Yakuza, oh yeah, oh yeah." Ahem. Toshihiro Nagoshi announced that..
Ready for more high-octane action and sexy witches dressed in hair? If the Twitter account of legendary game designer Hideki Kamiya is anything to go by, you could be in luck
Plugged by a fan as to when Bayonetta 2 would be announced, the Platinum Games employee responded, "This week in a game's magazine," according to a translation by Andriasang. With Tokyo Game Show around the corner,..
SEGA's lifted the lid on House Of The Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut's second exclusive stage
Entitled 'Creeping Flesh', the level is set inside the "cosy confines of an abattoir taken over by a meaty disease of sorts". Lovely. 'Creeping Flesh' once again sees the return of Varla and Candy, as they fight against a slew of monsters and creepy flesh that has taken hold of the abattoir..
Yakuza series creator Toshihiro Nagoshi has revealed that he's making a big announcement tomorrow at a press conference in Tokyo
The announcement will be streamed via Japan's Nico Nico video service. And that's really all we know. Nagoshi is currently working on Binary Domain for PlayStation 3. A new Yakuza title would send us crazy like a bag of nuts. Cross your fingers.
Stay tuned for some Valkyria Chronicles news, is the message on the game's official blog
Outside of promising information prior to next month's Tokyo Game Show, the blog post itself was alarmingly scarce. One should probably expect a new announcement in the series — is it too early to say "PlayStation Vita"? [Thanks Andriasang]
SEGA's formally announced that Sonic CD will be getting a re-release on the PlayStation Network this Winter
When the game showed up on an official XBOX 360 blog earlier in the week, we were worried that Microsoft had pulled some exclusivity shenanigans. Thankfully that's not the case. Sonic CD is widely considered one of the greatest games in the...
SEGA has announced its intention to revisit classic IPs
Which, considering the developer's lengthy and time-tested catalogue, may bring waves of excitement and hesitance. President of SEGA West, Mike Hayes, commented on the developer's frequent reassessment of older titles. Explaining to VG247 that SEGA "constantly review the IP weve got in the locker" and pondering "how could we..
The new content in the 'Extended Cut' version of House Of The Dead: Overkill has forced the game to be cut from Australian release
The Australian ratings board refused the release of the PS3 remake as the nation's new R18 rating has yet to go into effect. The good news is that the original Wii version of the game did get a release in Australia in 2009, meaning SEGA must have gone absolutely nuts..
SEGA's Yakuza franchise is one of our favourites
While the game's structure has barely changed since 2005, we're happy to continue lapping up titles in the series. Unfortunately, with the Yakuza team currently spreading its wings with Binary Domain, it looks like we'll have to wait a while for the next title in the Japanese mobster franchise. And when it comes, we should probably expect some..
SEGA's senior digital brand manager, Mai Kawaguchi, has taken to the PlayStation Blog to reveal the debut trailer for Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, the first downloadable entry in the popular fighting series announced this morning
In addition to chatting a little about the game, Mai also confirmed that the title will be playable at PAX next...
You know Aliens: Colonial Marines is going for a horror vibe because its latest trailer is packed with heavy edits
Flick to black. People walking. Flick to black. The lights are flickering. Flick to black. Good grief, there's an Alien behind you!. Turn around for goodness sake. Please. Flick to black. Phew. [Thanks VG247]
SEGA's announced that it's bringing a refined version of celebrated brawler, Virtua Fighter 5, to the PlayStation Network next Summer
Entitled Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, the standalone downloadable title will include a full overhaul of Virtua Fighter 5's mechanics, including "balance and animations, along with new game modes, new dynamic...
Regular readers will know that we adore the Yakuza series
But even we'd happily admit that one game a year is too much for any non-sporting franchise. And it seems the Japanese team agrees, as director Daisuke Sato has told TheGamersHub that Binary Domain is the result of of the Yakuza team getting "fed up" with the Japanese drama series. "Well Binary Domain was created by the same..
Sports Interactive has said that it currently has no plans to bring Football Manager to the PlayStation Vita, despite a PSP version of the game being in development
Studio boss Miles Jacobson told Eurogamer that a decision about Sony's new platform would made after the system had launched. "At the moment, there aren't any plans for [a Vita Football Manager game]," Jacobson said..
SEGA confirmed overnight that the next project from its Yakuza team, Binary Domain, will launch in the West from February 14th
The squad-based action game includes support for voice commands, though the publisher admitted that it is experiencing some challenges getting said feature to work lag-free. Interestingly, it sounds like SEGA's packing these voice commands with plenty of Easter Eggs. For..
SEGA's preparing to continue its rally with tennis games on portable PlayStations: PSP received Virtua Tennis World Tour and Virtua Tennis 3, and next year we'll see Virtua Tennis 4 come to PlayStation Vita. As you can see from the fresh set of new screenshots and trailer below, the game is shaping up very nicely indeed, with a strange...
You're nuts if you don't think Sonic Generations looks good
The anniversary title's latest trailer focuses on a bunch of new environments, including the Chemical Plant Zone, which looks amazing in 3D, and the City Escape Zone, which looks amazing in 2D. We reckon the combination of classic and modern Sonic stages should satisfy everyone, and the fact that SEGA's decided to play on the nostalgia of..
Virtua Tennis 4 on the PlayStation Vita might be primarily a port of the PlayStation 3 title that launched earlier in the year, but it's still packing enough additional features to make tennis fanatics like ourselves double-dip
The big headline comes in the form of touch controls, allowing you to swipe across the touch-screen to play shots as opposed to tapping buttons. Seeing as we nearly always..
SEGA's taken to the PlayStation Blog to showcase Renegade Ops' variety of weapon upgrades
Digital campaigns manager, Mike Kebby, explains that the more you play Avalanche's downloadable shooter, the more scope you'll be given to unlock new abilities. There are three skill trees to choose from, allowing you to customise the game in a way that best...
SEGA West's gaffer Mike Hayes has told VG247 that his company is preparing two titles for PlayStation Vita's launch
The publisher announced Virtua Tennis 4 at E3 earlier in the year, but still has another top-secret title up its sleeve. On Vita, we can came out pretty early on and said we were going to give support to the hardware, Hayes told VG247 in an exclusive interview. And we will have..
Remember Sonic The Hedgehog 4? SEGA's cannon storyline continuation was touted as an episodic series, but since the release of Episode 1 last year, the Japanese publisher's gone dark -- opting to promote upcoming PlayStation 3 title Sonic Generations instead
The series is clearly not dead however, as SEGA West gaffer Mike Hayes has told VG247 to expect Sonic 4: Episode 2 information "very..
We know SEGA's got two projects in-development for the PlayStation Vita: Virtua Tennis 4 and another top-secret title
What we didn't know is just how much the company loves Sony's new portable. Its interesting on Vita technically its brilliant, its beautiful, and its really great to play, SEGA's gaffer Mike Hayes told IndustryGamers about Virtua Tennis 4. Weve managed to use a..
Platinum Games has been quietly fleshing out the roster for its multiplayer brawler, Anarchy Reigns
Latest on the list of playable characters is Durga, a tough guy with a cannon built into his leg. All sounds pretty standard fare for a Platinum Games developed title. With the game due out as soon as January though, we'd love to stop learning about the characters and find out a little more about the..
A new Sonic Generations video has hit the web showing off the game's Chemical Plant Zone and City Escape acts in both 2D and 3D
Chemical Plant Zone is certain to reignite some memories. It looks fantastic in HD too. Catch the video above.
Binary Domain -- the next title from SEGA's Yakuza studio -- gets crazier with every piece of information we learn about the game
Speaking with GameSpot, studio gaffer Toshihiro Nagoshi told the publication that at points in the game you'll need to converse with the AI via a headset. Like actually talk to the computer characters. For real. There are interactive elements utilising the headset..
House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut isn't just a polished-up Move version of the Wii original — it's got brand new content too, with SEGA showing off the first of two brand new stages in the upcoming gore 'em up. Naked Terror puts you inside a strip club full of zombies, gives you a gun and lets you work the rest out for...
They will strip
.. Your flesh</em>. Is there anything else SEGA really needs to say about the first of two exclusive levels for House Of The Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut? As regular readers will know, Extended Cut is an updated version of Headstrong's Nintendo Wii sweary rails-shooter, boasting PlayStation Move support, online leaderboards and exclusive levels. Naked Terror is the first of..
SEGA's sales have dropped across the board, leaving the company firmly in the red to the tune of about £17
6 million (2.224 billion yen) for the months April, May and June. SEGA made 28.5 percent less than the same period last year, and costs rose due to the impact of the Japan earthquake — which particularly impacted the operating costs of its pachislot and pachinko business. Adoption of video..
.. Wait no longer, as LittleBigPlanet 2 user Hymanator has made a pretty decent reinterpretation within Media Molecule's "create-your-own-game" toolset. It's even got the "Cat Mania" and "Fever" power-ups. The pace of the game is a little slow, but if you've been craving some Chu-Chu Rocket on your PlayStation 3, this is probably your best bet for now. It's not like..
You have been warned
House of the Dead: Overkill — Extended Cut looks stupendously gory in screenshots, but this new trailer from San Diego Comic-Con puts it just over the top. We should warn you that the trailer is most certainly not for the underage portion of our readership, so if you know you're not old enough to click "play" below...
We've said it once and we'll say it again: House Of The Dead: Overkill Extended Cut is one of our most anticipated PlayStation 3 games of the year
The original Wii title was a roller-coaster ride of eff-bombs, gore and zombies giving birth to other zombies. So we can't wait to experience the whole affair in high-definition with PlayStation Move. Check out the latest trailer for evidence of the..
It may have escaped your attention, but Sonic The Hedgehog is 20 years old this year
In order to celebrate, SEGA's putting together the promising looking Sonic Generations — a PS3 title designed to celebrate the origins of the character. The above trailer includes footage from all Sonic's most famous outings. And there are a few morsels from Generations to get your teeth into too.
New IP gets a job listing
A little while back, Sega promised to bring an "extremely innovative and purpose built new IP" to the PlayStation Vita. Other than mentioning it was exclusively built for the PS Vita, there wasn't much more announced. But now a job listing for a Tools Programmer over at MCV unveils a genre and release window for...
The unflinchingly gory House of the Dead: Overkill — Extended Cut is shambling towards Move later this year, and SEGA has sent over a revolver barrel's worth of new screenshots to celebrate. The shiny new 720p screenshots and pleasingly grindhouse-like artwork and box art show Headstrong is improving pretty much everything that was good...
SEGA's movie tie-ins aren't known for their high level of quality, but we have to say that its Captain America game is looking pretty decent
The title's out today in Europe and next week in North America.</em>
When we say "purrrdy", we also mean "a bit gross"
But that's the whole point; House Of The Dead: Overkill is a nasty, gory on-rails shooter. And it's brilliant. Hot on the heels of yesterday's big blow-out, SEGA's sent us some brand new screens of the upcoming PS3 title. Embedded above is a shot from Overkill's Carnival level. Yes — there are zombies dressed as clowns. We told you this game was..
There's nothing especially outstanding about the firearms and explosives featured in Binary Domain's "Weapons" trailer, but the game continues to look mighty compelling from where we're sitting
The game's uber-clean, futuristic urban setting makes for an impressive visual style, and we're especially taken by some of the showcases of scale in this trailer. Some of those enemy robots are huge. If the..
When an updated version of one of the best Nintendo Wii games gets announced for PlayStation 3, you should probably take notice
That's exactly what SEGA's House Of The Dead: Overkill Extended Cut is, a self-proposed "longer, harder and gorier" version of the ultra-sweary Wii light-gun shooter. Posting on the PlayStation Blog this afternoon, SEGA's revealed the game's official boxart —..
Whether you're personally excited by it or not: Sonic Generations is set to be a big game this holiday
As with all big games, SEGA's got a special edition planned, which has been spotted on the website of UK retailer, GAME. The PS3 version of the special edition notes the inclusion of a bonus "Casino Nights" stage, which supposedly recreates the pinball-inspired level from Sonic The..
Slip slidin' in
After a month of doing donuts in the North American PlayStation Store, Sega Rally Online Arcade has started the European leg of its PSN Rally, complete with PlayStation Move support. The game will set you back £6.29 or €7.99 if you want to take it for a spin. We've already given it a thorough test drive, and here's an excerpt from...
Sonic's been stuck in a loop for years
We often feel like the franchise's heritage is a detriment to the series going forward. Those original SEGA Mega Drive titles were so important that it almost feels like nothing the publisher can do will please its fanbase anymore. But there is always the nostalgia card. Celebrating Sonic's 20th anniversary, Sonic Generations feels a bit like a "catch..
Dear Sonic The Hedgehog, We know our relationship is not always the best
Sometimes you get on our nerves. You need to stop hiding behind all that bravado, and show your true self. We know you're sweet and innocent behind that too-cool-for-school exterior, you just need to let people see it. Sometimes we wonder if you got in with the wrong crowd. Seriously, we wish you never made friends at all..
Sonic Generations is not out until the end of the year, but SEGA's decided to release a snippet of the new game early in order to celebrate its mascot's 20th anniversary
The demo will allow players to experience the first act, Green Hill Zone, as classic Sonic, and will even support 3D televisions. You'll need to be quick though, as the demo will only be available until July 12th. After that, it..
One of our favourite PlayStation franchises, the Yakuza series, has shipped over 5 million units worldwide SEGA has announced
The milestone was achieved with new zombie-gangster mash-up, Yakuza: Of The End, which has already shipped 400,000 units in its first two weeks on sale in Japan. We've got our copy. There have been seven games in the Yakuza franchise thus far: four mainline entries on PS2..
Knowing the Yakuza team's ability to craft compelling narratives, we think Binary Domain could surprise a lot of people when it launches in February next year
The SEGA published squad-based shooter has an air of Gears Of War to it for sure, but there's also that traditional Japanese anime aesthetic running through the art-style. We think it looks neat.
Demo to hit the net
It's Wimbledon time, which means many gamers will be wanting to pick up a virtual racquet and pretend they're Rafael Nadal. PlayStation 3 owners keen to get a Move on in the sport will likely be torn between Top Spin 4 and Virtua Tennis 4, but one deciding factor might be the free Move-enabled demo of VT4 that's coming to PSN...
Talk of new IP is so rare these days that we have to make a big deal out of it when the news comes along
To be fair to SEGA though, they've been about the only publisher consistently pushing new franchises throughout the entirety of this generation. We've seen Madworld, Vanquish and Bayonetta from the publisher over the past few years, and now SEGA's got something new lined up for Sony's latest..
SEGA's mobster-zombie mash-up, Yakuza: Of The End, has unsurprisingly topped the Japanese sales charts after a hefty delay
We received our copy earlier this week but haven't had a chance to check it out yet. It's sitting temptingly on the top of our "to play" pile though. Elsewhere it was a poor week for Japanese software, with the ridiculously titled Gekiatsu!! Pachige Tamashii Portable..
Plus a new IP
SEGA of Europe and SEGA of America CEO Mike Hayes has revealed that the company is preparing four additional titles for the PS Vita. This comes on top of the news that the company is releasing Virtua Tennis 4 as a Vita launch title. SEGA says one these four Vita games will be an all new IP from the company. Our line-up features all...
Ready for launch
SEGA's Virtua Tennis franchise has been through multiple iterations since its 1999 arcade debut, going from coin-op to home consoles to portable handhelds. The series has thrice been a launch title on PlayStation platforms, and now SEGA says it's bringing back the original development team for a revamped port of Virtua Tennis 4 for...
Regular readers will know about our obsession with tennis games
Naturally we're going somewhat gaga over the announcement of Virtua Tennis 4 for the PlayStation Vita. Let's not forget how good Virtua Tennis: World Tour was when it launched alongside the original PlayStation Portable. To this day it's one of the best games available for the platform. Virtua Tennis 4 for PlayStation Vita will be the..
Throttled up to Move – Sega style!
The PlayStation Store just recently raced back to action in North America, and Movers are finally able to download the titles Learning with Pooyoos and Under Siege. But, one game raced onto the PSN Store like an unexpected hairpin turn: Sega Rally Online Arcade. Sega Ra
Gearbox's Aliens: Colonial Marines has been in hiding for a long time now
But that's changed this afternoon, as SEGA's finally decided to bring the title out of the darkness and confirm a "Spring 2012" launch window for the game. To Gearbox Software and its peers throughout the industry, Aliens is one of the most influential science fiction properties of all time, said Gearbox boss..
SEGA has come out with a glowing statement of support towards Sony over the recent PlayStation Network data breach
The publisher, which admitted to suffering from similar small-scale hack attacks itself, said that the platform holder "couldn't have done anymore" to support developers during the outage. "It's a practice that we...
Do your bit folks: SEGA is currently holding a poll asking if PlayStation 3 owners would like to play Guardian Heroes
The former SEGA Saturn favourite was confirmed for XBOX Live Arcade last month, but a PSN version seemed unlikely up until now. The re-release of the classic Treasure brawler will include online co-op and rejigged visuals, all with...
SEGA has announced that there will be an official PlayStation 3 tie-in for the London 2012 Olympic Games
It will be called: London 2012 - The Official Video Game Of The Olympic Games. (We kid you not.) The game will release next year. No, Super Mario will not be in it.
Extended Cut on the way
SEGA's House of the Dead: Overkill on Wii was a fantastically gory and ludicrously tasteless reimagining of the classic House of the Dead arcade series, and now the game is coming to PS3 in the lengthily-named House of the Dead: Overkill — Extended Cut. As well as full support for PlayStation Move and stereoscopic 3D, we...
Fact: one of the best games available on the Nintendo Wii is House Of The Dead: Overkill
It released at a time when everyone was demanding "core" titles for Nintendo's system, only to be disappointed by their on-rails nature. But House Of The Dead: Overkill was genuinely one of the good ones, boasting an outrageously self-aware grindhouse style that was both hilarious and perfect..
SEGA's pushed Platinum Games' ambitious multiplayer melee title, Anarchy Reigns, into 2012 in Japan
SEGA's yet to confirm, but we're assuming the delay will occur worldwide. The brawler, which features the protagonist from Wii-exclusive Madworld, was originally due out this year. SEGA's given no reason for the delay, but we'd imagine it has something to do with the piles of great content coming out..
SEGA has announced its bringing back its Vintage Collection line, starting with a localisation of the previously unreleased Monster World IV, to PlayStation Network
The game will be released during the late 2011/early 2012 window and will be joined by a range of other enhanced SEGA re-releases, including: Wonder Boy In Monster Land, Revenge Of...
SEGA swings by
SEGA returns to court today with the North American release of Virtua Tennis 4 on PlayStation 3, 11 days after its release in Europe. Taking a different route to 2K's more sim-like Top Spin 4, VT4 embraces SEGA's arcade roots with a simplified board game-style World Tour, minigames and more. If you're planning to pick the game up, be...
Make a racquet
After the disappointment that was Top Spin 4 comes Sega's attempt at mastering the Move tennis game with Virtua Tennis 4, out today across Europe. Unlike Top Spin, Virtua Tennis limits the use of Move to offline-only modes: Exhibition and Party, with no Move support for the World Tour or online play. It does however use 1:1 motion...
Binary Domain might not be what we've come to expect from the team behind the Yakuza franchise, but that's not stopping it from looking properly amazing
Sure ok, there are robots and the characters look like they've been ripped straight out of Gears Of War — but if Binary Domain can bring the narrative success of the Yakuza franchise and marry it with a unique futuristic Japanese setting, count..
That's exactly what most Unreal Engine moden video games lack. Colours. SEGA understands that. Not content with the blistering blue skies of Okinawa in Yakuza, SEGA's still pumping out eye-wateringly bright Sonic games too. Sonic Generations will be no exception. We couldn't be happier.</em>
A bunch more gameplay for the brilliant looking Sonic Generations has popped onto the 'net this afternoon
Not only does it look uber-pretty, but the gameplay actually looks fun in both 2D and 3D. Regular readers will remember that SEGA confirmed all stages in Sonic Generations will be playable in both dimensions, making it an exciting proposition for old-school and newbie gamers alike. We're..
This one caught us by surprise
Despite launching late in the year, we assumed Gran Turismo 5 would probably be the highest selling PlayStation 3 title in 2010. Either that, or some weird mech game we've never heard of. But no, the top-selling Japanese PS3 game of 2010 was actually the fantastic Yakuza 4. The numbers, reported by Siliconera, note that the free-roaming crime-thriller netted 577,199..
It took a long time, but it looks like SEGA finally understands what Sonic fans want
Sonic Generations' blend of 2D and 3D Sonic gameplay looks stunning in this short 60 second gameplay sizzle. The game was formally announced for the PlayStation 3 this afternoon. Watch the trailer and believe.
The Sonic cycle may well become a thing of the past this year, as SEGA has officially announced Sonic Generations for the PlayStation 3
The game, which was teased last week, blends an intriguing mix of 2D and 3D Sonic gameplay — a first for the series. As you'd expect, the narrative set-up is utter tripe, with Sonic stuck in weird "time holes". It's a perfect set-up for tossing Sonic..
Stop worrying: Virtua Tennis 4 plays exactly how you'd expect it to with the PlayStation Move
While a little forgiving, SEGA's anticipated tennis sequel provides the intricate motion control many of us have been dreaming of since first experiencing Sports Champions' excellent table-tennis mode. The publisher really deserves kudos for unlocking the potential of the PlayStation Move controller in a..
No matter how many bad Sonic games we've played over the past decade, we always get excited by the prospect of a new title
As previously promised, SEGA has released the first teaser trailer for a brand new Sonic The Hedgehog title due out on PlayStation 3 this year. The game's set to mark Sonic's 20th anniversary. The trailer — which you can watch on Facebook — shows Sonic speeding through a..
Our import pre-order of Yakuza: Of The End has been sitting in limbo ever since the recent string of disasters struck Japan
Pushed out of its original March launch window, SEGA's given the apocalyptic spin-off to its soap-opera series a June 9th release date in Japan. That's still some time off, so you're probably best to reign in your excitement until then. The good news is that it's coming..
Get a slice of the action
Sega's Virtua Tennis 4 is hurtling towards its launch date at the speed of an Andy Roddick serve, but cautious gamers keen to try before they buy might want to hang fire and pick up one of the PlayStation 3-exclusive demos coming to PlayStation Network in the near future. The first demo reaches PlayStation Store next week...
This time next week we'll be pulling a sickie
We don't even care if Sony announces the PlayStation 4, you won't find us in the PushSquare office. Why? Because SEGA's just confirmed that a PlayStation 3 exclusive Virtua Tennis 4 demo is on the way. And it's not a one-set taster either. The demo will allow you to get a taste of Virtua Tennis 4's...
Sonic turns 20 years-old this year -- but don't worry, we're sure he won't be tossing aside his rad attitude for a more mature lifestyle and a placement at University
(More's the pity.) Given that it's a milestone year for SEGA's mascot, video games super-sleuth Superannuation has been digging for dirt. The Internet investigator has pulled up two new domain registrations filed by SEGA for a game..
What a racquet
Virtua Tennis 4 is on the way to Move in April, and Sega wants to help you get into the swing of things with a new bundle for the game. While we've seen plenty of bundles including Move and the game at hand, Sega's taking a different approach with VT4, bundling the game with two plastic racquet attachments for existing controllers...
If you wanted to turn your PlayStation Move controller into a plastic representation of a tennis racket, then SEGA's got your back
Posting on the PlayStation Blog, veteran SEGA executive producer, Mie Kumagai, has revealed a bunch of exclusive features for the PlayStation 3 version of the upcoming Virtua Tennis 4. So ok, the tennis rackets look terribly tacky, but the other features are pretty..
Start a Net Blitz
After the disappointment of the PlayStation Move controls in Top Spin 4, tennis aficionados are now looking to Virtua Tennis 4 for a better racquet experience. Sega has just announced the game will land on PlayStation 3 with exclusive content compared to Virtua Tennis 4 on Kinect and Nintendo Wii. Virtua Tennis is as well known for...
As we already know, SEGA's bringing a bunch of classic Mega Drive titles to the PlayStation Store over the coming months
Each of the titles will be free to PlayStation Plus subscribers (you should already own Sonic The Hedgehog, in fact). Something we didn't know though, is that a couple of the titles will be updated with online co-op. While we...
You really do learn something new every day
For yonks now we believed Just Cause developer, Avalanche, was a subsidiary of Eidos (and latterly Square Enix), but we were obviously completely wrong. The studio's just announced a brand new downloadable project in collaboration with SEGA. The title, Renegade Ops, is a co-operative military vehicular...
Our character is huddled over a group of feral kittens, desperately trying to prompt a response from the litter
The homeless people that appealed for our help tell our character that they think the animals may be injured, and have attempted to tame them without success. Our character tries to reason with the animals, making recognisable "miaow" sounds, which appear to work. The kittens..
Y'know, you can't really say that there's a "lack" of stereoscopic 3D content out there anymore
It was a common criticism last year, but seriously, it seems like virtually every game supports the additional dimension these days. Take SEGA's Marvel tie-in games for Captain America and Thor. You'd assume that both games would just be cheap cash-ins, right? Well they probably are, but still, they're..
If you're living in North America, we officially hate you
Why? Because you're probably playing Yakuza 4 as we type. Meanwhile, we're sitting in a lonely room rocking forwards-and-backwards, muttering to ourselves about how "we have to wait another three days until we get to play Yakuza 4." If you think we've gone mad, then, well, you're probably right. But Yakuza 4, guys. Yakuza 4. We're..
The Yakuza franchise has always been a fickle thing
Being such a Japanese centric series, it relies on the sales of its predecessors to warrant future Western releases. We're only getting Yakuza 4 (this week!) because of decent sales for Yakuza 3, and we assume a similar situation will occur with Yakuza: Of The End. But what of historical spin-off Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan? Posting on GAF, SEGA..
In light of the recent events in Japan, SEGA has pushed the release date of its upcoming zombie shooter, Yakuza: Of The End, out of its original March 17th release window and into "TBA" territory
SEGA cited "various circumstances" for the delay. Obviously it's a very disappointing situation, but one we totally understand. You'll just have to make do with our hands-on preview for now.
We don't know that we'd like to go on holiday in Kamurocho
Place looks like a bit seedy for our liking. It's the kind of seedy that we're going to lap up as we play through Yakuza 4 [it's out next week, squeee - Ed]. But in real-life... Yeah. Not our cup of tea.</em>
"When was the last time you pressed Square to shoot," we asked rhetorically in response to the opening stages of Yakuza: Of The End's Japanese demo
"Erm. Fade To Black," came the unnecessary response. "Exactly," we said in a matter-of-fact tone, "Fade To Black is a PSone game." The proposed point being that Japanese developers continue to ignore the trends of modern..
Entitled Yakuza fans will probably still feel burned by SEGA's decision to remove hostess bars from the localisation of Yakuza 3
While we were definitely disappointed by the change, we felt lucky to be playing Yakuza 3 in English at all. It's hard to be too disappointed when you worry about the translation of one of your favourite franchises with every iteration. Thankfully the localisation of..
We're not sure we can take the constant "will they, won't they" drama pertaining to the development of Shenmue III anymore
We want the game more than you could possibly imagine, but wanting it means we've had to take our fair share of heartache too. We're just not sure how much our feeble ticker can withstand. Take the latest comments made by Yu Suzuki at this week's GDC conference. The industry..
If you want to get us excited about an arcade re-release, all you need do is mention a SEGA property
Afterburner, Outrun, Super Hang-on, SEGA Rally... Speaking of which, the upcoming SEGA Rally Online Arcade is looking distinctly SEGA. Just look at that blue sky. Now about that Space Harrier HD re-release, SEGA...
Remember Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 1? Vaguely, right? The downloadable main-line Sonic adventure was good, but not good enough
For SEGA though, it was a big success. Despite the wonky physics and forgettable level design, SEGA made a ton of money off the noscon, and it's looking to get feedback for a follow-up. According to comments made by...
We're probably the only video games blog consistently singing the praises of this year's suite of tennis titles, but someone's got to do it
With 2K's Top Spin 4 already confirmed for March, SEGA's followed up with an April 29th release date for Virtua Tennis 4 in Europe. North America will be made to wait until May 10th to get their tennis on. Virtua Tennis 4 is being developed in-house by the team..
Europe gets it earlier
Move is sure to see a real tennis tussle this year: 2K Sports' Top Spin 4 and Virtua Tennis 4 will go head-to-head on the motion controller, with Sega's title following its opponent onto centre court in May. European gamers get Virtua Tennis 4 on April 29th, with a North American release to follow on May 10th, giving European...
PlayStation Plus, we're truly beginning to adore you
So much content. And it's free (in kinds). The latest batch of goodies for subscribers comes from SEGA, with a bunch of Mega Drive Genesis classics pledged for the PlayStation Network at a grand cost of zilch. While the European PlayStation Blog is a little more cagey with details (don't worry,...