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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...

News: Yakuza 5 Attacks Japanese Stores on 6th December

Yakuza 5 Attacks Japanese Stores on 6th December

Fans won't have to wait long

SEGA has released two brand new Yakuza 5 trailers at the Tokyo Game Show, as well as confirming that the game will be available to Japanese consumers on 6th December. The story of Yakuza 5 begins with Kazuma Kiryu working as a taxi driver, and thus getting into some crazy car chases. The plot also somehow incorporates...

News: SEGA Confirms October Release Date for NiGHTS HD

SEGA Confirms October Release Date for NiGHTS HD

Sonic Adventure 2 also along for the ride

The season of superb SEGA remakes will not end with the excellent Jet Set Radio HD. The publisher has confirmed that it will release both NiGHTS into Dreams HD and Sonic Adventure 2 HD on 2nd October in North America. Those of you in Europe will face a breathless 24-hour wait for the titles to sprint...

News: Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit Won't Cost a Penny with PlayStation Plus

Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit Won't Cost a Penny with PlayStation Plus

Better and better

It’s always nice when a game that you’d decided to buy anyway gets the giveaway treatment with PlayStation Plus. Arkedo’s off-the-wall Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit is the latest title to get added to the premium service’s Instant Game Collection. That means members in Europe won’t need to pay a penny to play the...

News: NiGHTS and Sonic Adventure 2 Go HD in October

NiGHTS and Sonic Adventure 2 Go HD in October

Sweet dreams

SEGA classics NiGHTS into Dreams and Sonic Adventure 2 are escaping the confines of standard definition and jumping onto PlayStation Network in fabulous HD next month. Under the SEGA Heritage label, the duo will be revitalised alongside Jet Set Radio, which is skating its way onto the PlayStation Store in September. We don't hav

News: ToeJam & Earl Is Almost Certainly Jammin' onto PS3

ToeJam & Earl Is Almost Certainly Jammin' onto PS3

Don't take a vacation

Achievements for SEGA’s spunky 16-bit adventure ToeJam & Earl have casually strutted online, pointing to the Rogue-like’s imminent arrival on digital platforms. The trinkets follow a slew of rumours pegging the extraterrestrial escapade for PS3 release. The publisher's keeping its plans zipped for now, but expect an...

News: Pre-Order Jet Set Radio's Original Beats

Pre-Order Jet Set Radio's Original Beats

Yappie feet

Those hoping to get a good night’s sleep will do well to avoid Jet Set Radio’s soundtrack. The official record is currently up for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon ahead of its 18th September release date. The 17-track soundtrack includes all of Hideki Naganuma'

News: Yakuza 5's Dance Battles Sound Absolutely Incredible

Yakuza 5's Dance Battles Sound Absolutely Incredible

Bust a move

When SEGA announced Kazuma Kiryu’s adopted daughter Haruka Sawamura was going to be a playable character in upcoming PS3 exclusive Yakuza 5, we pondered how the mild mannered teenager was going to play. We figured the former Tojo Clan chairman might have taught her the art of self-defence, but worried that fighting didn't suit her...

News: Get Rough and Ready with Yakuza 5's Tojo Clan

Get Rough and Ready with Yakuza 5's Tojo Clan

Avoid these men

SEGA has released a batch of images of some of the members of Yakuza 5's Tojo Clan, including series veterans Goro Majima and Daigo Dojima, as well as three new characters Yuu Morinaga, Masato Aizawa and Minoru Aoyama, which you can see in the screenshots section below. Goro Majima, also known as 'Mad Dog Majima', made his debut in...

News: Team Ninja Wants Ryo Hazuki in Dead or Alive 5

Team Ninja Wants Ryo Hazuki in Dead or Alive 5

"I see"

When Ryo Hazuki is not searching for sailors, playing Lucky Hit, or ignoring the advances of countless beautiful women – he’s fighting. And Dead or Alive 5 director Yosuke Hayashi reckons that would make him a perfect fit for the upcoming arcade brawler. Asked by VG247 if he had any dream cameos in mind, Hayashi responded: “I’d say...

News: Jet Set Radio HD Tags PSN on 11th September

Jet Set Radio HD Tags PSN on 11th September

Get some sleep

SEGA’s confirmed that it will paint Jet Set Radio HD onto the PlayStation Store on 11th September in North America. PlayStation Plus subscribers will be given the first opportunity to crank up the volume, with vanilla PSN members invited to the party on 18th September. The re-mastered Dreamcast classic will set you back just $9.99...

News: Hell Yeah! Rolls onto PS3 on 25th September

Hell Yeah! Rolls onto PS3 on 25th September

Dangerously attractive

Arkedo Studio’s acclaimed PSN platformer Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit is set to take on the underworld on 25th September, a new trailer has revealed. A European release will follow on 3rd October. The game will cost $14.99. If you don’t know much about the SEGA published title, then, well, we wished we could help...

News: You'll Be Able to Play Taiko Drum Master in Yakuza 5

You'll Be Able to Play Taiko Drum Master in Yakuza 5

Could this game get any better?

Yakuza 5 has continued its pursuit towards ultimate epicness by announcing that Namco Bandai’s Taiko Drum Master will appear as a playable arcade cabinet within the open-world adventure. Arcade mini-games are no stranger to SEGA’s successful series, but this marks the first time that the publisher has teamed up...