If there's one genre we love, it's the tennis game genre
Seriously, we just can't get enough of games involving racquets and balls. We know it sounds absurd (you probably like your shooting and killing), but ever since we first tried Virtua Tennis in an arcade we've been in love with the genre. So it's with massive announcement we can confirm that Virtua Tennis 4 is coming to the PS3 with..
If you're lucky enough to understand Japanese, you're probably going to be wanting the upcoming PSP Yakuza title, Black Panter: New Yakuza Chapter
If you're picking it up, make sure you buy it from Bic Camera. They're giving away Yakuza branded razors with the game. Doesn't really get much cooler than that now does it?
If Japanese developers have to start appealing to Western tastes, we hope they take a leaf out of Vanquish's book
While the game appeals to the shooter culture this current generation has bred, it still looks and feels distinctly Japanese. The voice acting and dialogue is horrendous, the gameplay is fast-paced and ostentatious, and the environments have that pseudo-futuristic anime vibe to them..
SEGA's confirmed via their official blog that Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing RC cars are available in US Toys 'R' Us Stores right now
The remote controlled goods will set you back $25 and are available in Sonic or Knuckles variations. They look awesome too.</em>
What the hell? If there was any company we'd have bet on losing money this quarter, it'd be SEGA
Not that we have anything against the company - heck no, we love them - but a lot of their releases this quarter were weak. At least, that's what we thought. Turns out we were wrong. Very wrong. SEGA actually managed profits of 7 billion yen ($80.8 million US) for the quarter ending June 30th. For..
Similarly to Bayonetta's automatic mode, Platinum Games has confirmed that their upcoming shooter, Vanquish, is set to benefit from a "Casual Auto" mode -- which will presumably make the game really easy
Director Shinji Mikami said of the mode on Platinum's blog, Before we started work on it, I cant say that I had high hopes; however, once we got it up and running, I was pleasantly surprised..
You know the voices in trailers? The ultra gruff, super low, over-the-top voices? We want you to read PushSquare in that voice from now on
We think it would make things a little more interesting. Especially over the summer months, when there's nothing to talk about but teaser trailers for Thor: The Video Game; which, incidentally, provides no information about the game whatsoever.
It may already be a part of the SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection, but SEGA's not yet convinced you've had your fill of the classic 16-bit Rogue-like, Fatal Labyrinth
An ESRB listing suggests the game is to get a stand-alone PSN release akin to Gunstar Heroes. Whether it actually deserves one, is another question.
Vanquish director, Shinji Mikami, has revealed that his upcoming action shooter was once envisioned as a more "open" game
However, in a long blog on Platinum's website, Mikami's revealed that the game quickly took on a more linear direction. Vanquish was originally an open battlefield type of game, said Mikami, where the goal was to move around crushing enemy positions; however, once we..
Don't fret -- Goro Majima may have been the first character name out of the hat alongside the Yakuza 5 announcement, but SEGA's announced that he's not the last
Seasoned Yakuza protagonist, Kazuma Kiryu, is set to make a return in the next franchise entry. It seems like SEGA are taking the multiple character route again, which was a huge success for Yakuza 4. Both Kazuma and Goro will be playable..
SEGA's announced today that they're bringing the God Of Thunder to the PlayStation next year
If Thor: The Video Game isn't the perfect place to try and imitate the God Of War formula, we don't know what is. The game will take players on a journey involving an array of enemies from Norse mythology. Thor will be able to use his hammer to command a series of elemental powers including lightning, wind..
SEGA's dropped details on the slew of extra content you can expect to get out of Valkyria Chronicles II should you choose to pre-order it
The extras include two missions:Exercise vs. Class E An exterminatory war exercise against rival class E using all the areas of Leanbluff Forest. Destroy all enemies in each area to win this challenge. Exercise vs. Class F A defense exercise against..
Completing the set of Vanquish release date announacements, SEGA's confirmed that the Shinji Mikami produced shooter will hit North America on October 19th
If you pre-order the game at GameStop, you'll get exclusive access to the three guns announced alongside the European version of the game.
SEGA's confirmed that Shinji Mikami's space-shooter, Vanquish, will hit European PlayStation 3s on October 22nd
That's just a day after Japan gets the game. In addition, SEGA's confirmed that certain retailers will be giving out exclusive weapons access to anyone who pre-orders the game. The press release notes:"The Tri-Weapon pack contains a small arsenal of experimental technology, made up..
Vanquish is the next game by industry veteran Shinji Mikami
It looks bonkers. It also looks rad. The game's due out on October 21st in Japan. Apparently a European date is on the way. We're looking forward to it. Of all the mountains of shooters planned for this year (and there are lots of them), Vanquish looks to be the most "different" of them. Well, at least we hope so. You better hope..
SEGA's West president Mike Hayes has stated that there's unlikely to ever be a sequel to Alpha Protocol
Talking to CVG, the SEGA exec put the situation very bluntly, "Let's speak very commercially; the game hasn't sold what we've expected, therefore we won't be doing a sequel." Simples. Hayes added that the espionage RPG title never reached the "upper echelon" due to the amount..
SEGA's just confirmed that Valkyria Chronicles 2 will launch on September 3rd in the UK
In addition, they've also confirmed that Phantasy Star Portable 2 will launch a couple of weeks later on September 17th. To be honest, that's all we've got to tell you. Take note though - two big games on PlayStation Portable. Y'know, the system does still get good games, contrary to what you people like to..
E3's only just finished, GamesCom's on the horizon and then
.. Well, then there's TGS. A partial list of Tokyo Game Show exhibitors has been released, including plenty of familiar faces. SEGA, Square Enix, Capcom, Konami; they'll all be there. As will Sony. Over 138 companies are currently confirmed for the show, with that number certain to rise as the September show nears. Andriasang's got the..
SEGA Yosuke Okunari has revealed that his employers are currently considering the potential of porting SEGA Saturn games to the PlayStation Network
SEGA's already announced that Dreamcast games are set to make the jump onto Sony's digital store, but Okunari worries about the Saturn's popularity. When you look globally, the Genesis and Dreamcast...
We love the Yakuza franchise
Love it. It's consistently brilliant. But with a PSP Yakuza title in the works, we had hoped SEGA would take a break from their annual release schedule and take a bit longer with the next home-console entry in the franchise. They're not — there's a new Yakuza game in development right now for the PlayStation 3. Talk about cranking them out. Unlike other games in the..
Yakuza is a franchise firmly fixed in familiarity
Of the three Yakuza games that have launched on the PlayStation in the past, not much has changed. Yakuza 4 hasn't changed much either - instead it's tweaked one pivotal element that separates it from its predecessors. Here, Kazuma Kiryu is no longer the lead protagonist - instead he shares that...
We have to preface this post by stating that any Dreamcast ports on the PlayStation Network are better than none
So keep that in mind while we tell you the damage. First up - Crazy Taxi. As expected, the PSN re-release of this title will be without its licensed gubbins. That means no Offspring, no Bad Religion, no "Ya, Ya, Ya, Ya, Ya!"...
SEGA's confirmed that Valkyria Chronicles 2 will launch on the PlayStation Portable this August 31st in North America
The game will be available on UMD and digital download from the PlayStation Store simultaneously.
" the Offspring scream as a yellow-cab with a green-headed driver launches himself over a hill of a fictional US city. Name the intro? Crazy Taxi, innit. If you didn't know, you'll soon be able to school yourself, as SEGA's just announced that Crazy Taxi and Sonic Adventure are heading to the PlayStation Network this Fall. Sonic...
SEGA's just confirmed that Yakuza 4 will be launching in the West sometime next year exclusively on Playstation 3
The game released in Japan a few weeks ago to both critical and commercial acclaim. Meanwhile, after months of "will they, won't they" speculation, us Western gamers got our hands on the excellent Yakuza 3 in March - albeit a stripped down version. Hopefully, given the..
Perhaps, just perhaps, we're the only people in the world excited by this announcement
Perhaps. But we still remember that cold, dark winter day sometime after Christmas. We were younger back then, and new games consoles felt like the unattainable holy grail with which every inch of our persona must work towards. The Dreamcast was out, and every...
Shinji Mikami's Vanquish looks like a Dreamcast launch title
Re-read that statement and then watch the trailer. There's something about the physics, art-direction and even overlying concept that feels very SEGA. It looks awesome too. We're not too interested in the story and stupid voice-acting — but the dude can boost into cover. It's like a third-person shooter crossed with Burnout..
How good was Phantasy Star Online? Very good is the answer - we still have fond memories of the days when we hooked our Dreamcast up to the phone-line in order to spend a little time in SEGA's online universe
Those days are now gone - but at least SEGA's announced the Western release of Phantasy Star Portable 2 to ease our Phantasy Star-cravings. The game's due this Fall, and is set sometime after..
SEGA's made a comment on Yakuza 3's sales, which launched earlier in the year exclusively on Playstation 3
The game's overt Japanese nature made it a tough-sell for many consumers, and many were worried about how the game would be received. But SEGA's come out to say, "hey, it was all good", providing the following statement on the SoA forums:"As was mentioned a couple times above,..
We're probably never going to get to play Yakuza PSP - or Kurohyu: Ryu ga Gotoku Shinshou as the game is known in Japan - but that's not going to stop us from checking out this massive story trailer from the game
The game's due on September 22nd in Japan. We can only dream of a Western port. But it ain't gonna happen folks. (We're hoping reverse psychology has a positive effect here).
The upcoming Playstation Portable iteration of the Yakuza franchise has been officially named and dated by series' director Toshihiro Nagoshi
Previously announced as Yakuza: Project K, the game's been given the formal title of Kurohyu: Ryu ga Gotoku Shinshou — roughly translating as "Black Leopard: A New Yakuza Chapter". There are tons of details on the game's franchise refreshing plot..
SEGA's just dropped word that Obsidian's espionage RPG Alpha Protocol is all done and dusted
That's right folks, it's gone gold and been sent off to the manufacturing plant. The Dynamic Stance System will allow you to play the game whichever way you see fit. The game's due out on May 28th here in Europe.
These details regarding SEGA's Yakuza: Project K don't make us sad because of their content
They make us sad because a Yakuza title on the Playstation Portable is almost certainly never going to get released here. As we told you recently, the game ditches usual Yakuza protagonist Kazuma Kiryu and replaces him with eighteen-year-old delinquent Tatsuya Ukyou. The kid's been expelled from school and..
Remember SEGA Superstars? Probably not but let us tell you it was awesome
Kind of. It was a Playstation 2 EyeToy game that was very much designed with the casual gamer in mind. Simple actions, simple gameplay, pretty cool results for the traditional gamer who could get starry eyed over a new product featuring Nights. SEGA wants to recapture the SEGA Superstars audience, with their new Playstation..
We told you this morning that the next game in the Yakuza franchise, Project K, will actually be on the Playstation Portable, and now Andriasang's got some hard details on the game courtesy of Famitsu magazine
First, why the switch to Playstation Portable? Director Toshihiro Nagoshi reckons the move is to encourage younger audiences, and to deliver a message to be more assertive. Nagoshi says the..
We're still itching and praying that SEGA will bring Yakuza 4 to Western shores, which recently launched in Japan
Alas, attention in the East has already turned to "what's next" - with Yakuza: Project K the topic on fan's lips. The game was teased back in March (which many including us assumed to be Yakuza 5), with no real details given at the time. Famitsu's blown the doors open on the..
SEGA's confirmed this morning that their San Francisco studio - responsible for the Iron Man and Golden Axe: Beast Rider games on the PS3 - has been shut down
SEGA issued a statement to IndustryGamers offering condolences to those employees whom are now unemployed. "Sega of America is sad to announce the closure of Sega Studios San Francisco. It is an immensely talented studio and we wish..
The worst day in a bloggers life, April Fools' Day. This one comes out of SEGA, who've apparently decided Virtua Fighter's next installment should be a bit more like Street Fighter. Nice try guys. Nice try.
After Burner is coming to the Playstation Network, get in! That's right, SEGA Of America has dated their blue-skies flight combat title After Burner Climax for April 22nd in the USA. No price has been announced as of yet, but expect it to be in the $10 ballpark. Update @ 16:47: the date's been confirmed for Europe now too.
SEGA's Yakuza 4 has topped the Japanese software charts for this week, shifting a hearty 384,000 copies
The numbers are a little lower than those of Yakuza 3, but still extremely respectable. Elsewhere, the God Of War Collection managed to place 13th in the Japanese software charts this week, with Battlefield: Bad Company 2 not far behind it in 15th.
The latest trailer for Iron Man 2 reveals just a glimpse of what you will be fighting in SEGA's latest tie-in
Among the highlights: giant robotic crab like beings. Sweet. The game's looking good so far, with some great character models. We'll be watching this one closely.
Hey, whaddup Sonic fans - excited? You bloody should be, 'cos SEGA's just updated the Sonic The Hedgehog 4 website including new screens, character information and a free MP3
It's all related to Splash Hill Zone, presumably Sonic 4's Green Hill. Get all the content through the link. The song's great.
This stretch hummer rolled around Shinjuku, Shibuya and Roppongi in order to celebrate the release of Yakuza 4 on the Playstation 3
Is it awesome? You bet it's awesome. (Now get to work on that Western port SEGA. Please. We only want subtitles.)</em> [Pic: Ryugagogotoku]
We only just got Yakuza 3 in the West last week
Japan gets Yakuza 4 this month. And guess what? SEGA's just announced Yakuza 5. SEGA announced the game at a press event in Tokyo last night. The trailer SEGA showed starts with a shot of Yakuza's Kamurocho night-spot, followed by the words, "A young guy appeared in Kamurocho. The young guy knew it, the weight of the crimes he continued to..
We've been playing Yakuza 3 this weekend and have fallen in love
We're in head-over-heels admiration for Sony's risky Japanophile experiment. But why's it so good? Well ahead of our review (check back mid-week for that), we wanted to justify the reasons why you should rush out to your local game store and pick up this under-rated gem right now. Love-child. In many ways, the Yakuza franchise..
If you've not been torn away by Battlefield: Bad Company 2 yet, SEGA would like you to know that they have DLC planned for Aliens vs Predator next week
The content's the same as what you might have got if you bought the Special Edition SKU of the game when it launched last month. For those of you that didn't get the SE though, you'll get four bonus...
In Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode I, Sonic is going it solo
But in Episode II, it looks like he's getting some company (sigh). Speaking in the latest issue of GameInformer, SEGA's Takashi Iizuka c0nced that fans will be very pleased with the cast in Episode 2. Obviously, fans are most pleased when Sonic's doing his thing against Eggman alone — so maybe that's what Takashi is reiterating here..
Hustle Kings has officially hit Playstation Home, occupying the Playstation Events Space
Players will be transported to a huge pool table where they'll have to live life on the edge, avoiding multiple shots from all over the table. Survive ten shots and you'll earn yourself a cape for your avatar. Top the leaderboards and you'll earn a crown too. In...
Platinum Games and Shinji Mikami's latest title, Vanquish, will release this year (in Japan at least)
The game's been announced for release on the Playstation 3 in this week's Famitsu. Mikami's revealed that the game is 80 percent finished and, contrary to popular belief, is a third-person shooter. We posted the debut trailer a few weeks back.
Hey folks, how are you finding the wait for Yakuza 3? Yeah, it's been a long year hasn't it? Still, at least we have a firm March release date to look forward to an announcement of a demo for, erm, Yakuza 4
Yep, Yakuza 4 is on the horizon for Japan, so if you have a Playstation Store account for the region you'll be able to check out the next installment in the franchise on March 4th thanks to a..
Update @ 19:21GMT: SEGA Europe's told us that the game will hit European stores on the 28th May
Awesome.</em> Following a hefty delay, SEGA's announced that Alpha Protocol will finally hit US stores on June 1st. The game was originally due in Q4 of last year, but has been MIA in more recent weeks. Obsidian's espionage RPG will put players in the shoes of super-sleuth Michael Thornton. We hope..
Sadly, SEGA's confirmed to IGN that the Western release of Yakuza 3 will have less content than the Japanese version
Apparently, due to time constraints and cultural differences, the hostess clubs have been removed from the experience. Hostess clubs are somewhat a Japanese tradition, in which males essentially pay for female company. Sure it sounds seedy to a Westerner, but much of the Yakuza charm..
Another week and another shooter has taken the crown from Ubisoft's current Wii phenomenom, Just Dance
Amazingly for Rebellion, Aliens vs Predator has become the fastest-selling game in 2010, topping last week's record holder, Bioshock 2 (now in third). Of course, they're both gonna get crushed by Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Either way, big congrats to SEGA and Rebellion, though we do have an issue..
We may well be waiting for Yakuza 3 here in the West, but for the folk in Japan, that game is old news
Y'see, the Japanese are hotly anticipating the release of Yakuza 4. And as you would imagine, the latest trailer for that game is sick as hell. We've embedded it above for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy.
Sonic Team has enlisted on developer Dimps to help them create Sonic The Hedgehog 4, so Joystiq has confirmed
Dimps previously worked with Capcom on Street Fighter IV, so it seems like a fitting collaboration. Interestingly, Dimps also developed the excellent Sonic Advance titles for GameBoy Advance. Sonic Team's output has been rocky lately, so the external influence of developers like Dimps may..
It's just typical isn't it? You wait four or so years for a great Mario Kart clone on your platform of choice and then two come along at once
Modnation Racers looks to have all the makings of a great kart racer, and then some; though we are concerned with the some of the performance issues that were apparent in the beta. Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing is a little less ambitious — this is..
If you want to watch crazy awesome Japanese dudes fighting, staring and generally kicking ass, then this latest trailer for Yakuza 3 is going to seriously float your boat
Ignore all the low budget production that appears to be going into these trailers and preorder the game now, because it's going to rule. Go on. We'll wait.
Dance. Sing. Whatever. SEGA's announced that a demo for the upcoming Yakuza 3 will hit the Playstation Store today. As you can imagine, this is properly amazing news. Yakuza 3 joins another SEGA title, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing aswell as DLC for Assassin's Creed II and Resident Evil 5. Expensive day on the Playstation Store then. Get the full list here.
[Whoops, the video's been pulled readers, sorry about that
] The leaked footage from Sonic The Hedgehog 4 above is almost definitely work in progress. Thus it would be wrong for us to offer our opinion a little too strongly. But something looks wrong. The jumping looks floaty and the running looks slow. Other than that though, Sonic The Hedgehog 4...
Guess when Resonance Of Fate is due to release in America? That's right, March 16th
Fine, we guess it's just about passable for an RPG to launch alongside God Of War III. But just 7-days after a Final Fantasy game — Final Fantasy XIII, no less. It's just commercial suicide. C'mon SEGA, really?
Are you excited about Yakuza 3? Of course you are, it's going to be properly amazing
And what better way to slip into the mood, than listen to franchise creator Toshihiro Nagoshi wax lyrical in the first of a series of Yakuza 3 developer diaries. The game's due early next month. We're stoked.
If you downloaded the Aliens vs Predator demo and were unable to play the game, then, yo, you were not alone
It was borked. The matchmaking didn't work.. Alas, SEGA's just sent us word that the old demo has been removed, and replaced with a new, working version. Hurrah. So if you want to check out the demo, you totally can now. Just check with this...
Fact: Yakuza 3's Western boxart is terrible
You know that, we know that, even SEGA know for goodness sake. Which has actually pushed SEGA's assistant community manager Aaron Webber to make comment on the Playstation Blog, in which he explains it's sadly too late to change the art. Apparently, SEGA will remember next time. Pssht... Hopefully there is a next time.
SEGA's told VG247 that Rebellion are working on some matchmaking issues apparent in the PS3 version of the Aliens vs Predator multiplayer demo
Since our earlier update regarding successful patching of the PC demo of AvP, weve been working with Sony and SEGA on investigating reports of a similar issue from some PS3 owners, a SEGA spokesperson...
Predator</a> is not too far away. Which means it's time for SEGA to tell us about a new trailer, demo, or thing-ma-jig relating to the game every 5 seconds. Well nearly. But yo, y'know, this trailer is actually pretty awesome. Those lighting effects at the start are great. If you want to try the game out for yourself, a multiplayer demo was part of yesterday's PSN update.
If you're planning on buying Yakuza 3 here in the Europe, know that SEGA are going to drop you some free goodies
Included in the standard European edition is a soundtrack CD, four DLC packs and an interactive CD for the PC, detailing the series thus far. You'll get all that for £40 or so. Make sure you order the game now.
It's been roughly 15 years since Sonic The Hedgehog 3
But it seems SEGA has finally realised what their audience what, as they've announced Sonic The Hedgehog 4 for the Playstation 3. This is pretty much mind-blowing news. The game will release digitally in episodic iterations, the first of which landing this Summer. It'll be a 2D game with 3D...
SEGA's announced there'll be a demo for Aliens Vs Predator on the Playstation Network tomorrow
Sadly, those looking for some single-player goodness will have to make do with some multiplayer modes, as the demo is multiplayer only.Multiplayer was a huge part of our original AvP game back in 1999, and weve kept the spirit of that classic...
Aside from the fitting choice of Mason Vs
Princess Superstar as its soundtrack, this Yakuza 3 gameplay trailer rocks because it's all like, "Yo, this could easily be a Shenmue game." Apart from all the blood and brutality. 'Cos Ryo was a bit of a lover, really. Beneath all the revenge and beatings. Anyway, you should absolutely order this game right now. We'll wait. Seriously please order..
A recent interview with SEGA in Japanese gaming publication, Famitsu, hinted that the company are curious to dole out the Shenmue franchise to any buying platform-holder
In fact, the translation hints that the company would be willing to develop the elusive final installment in the acclaimed franchise exclusively so long as a party such as Sony funded the project. Sony, we say get on the phone. Not..
As teased by host GTTV Geoff Keighley, Platinum Games have indeed revealed their new game as part of the show
It's called Vanquish and it looks like Halo. Bet your bottom dollar bill it's a cover-based shooter. Resident Evil-man Shinji Mikami is on board for this game. Despite a high-octane trailer, we're most certainly not impressed. The audio's cool we 'spose. <object id="gtembed"..
Look, let's be honest here, we've known Afterburner Climax has been coming for a while
But still, that doesn't mean you can't celebrate the official announcement. 'Cos we are. With champagne (in spirit). The game's due later this year on the Playstation Store."This is an arcade-style action game in which players pilot a fighter jet through...
It would appear that rumours of Sony stepping in to fix Bayonetta's horrific performance issues were true; today's "Installation" patch (which significantly improves load times) is rumoured to have been developed by Sony
That comes according to a quote on Dutch site Tweakers, who claim that a SEGA rep informed them the upgrade had nothing to do with his employer, nor Platinum Games. We've been..
If you've been waiting on your fix of Bayonettawithout the horrendous load times, then insert you game right now - you should be told to download a patch which will allow you to install game data and (hopefully) stop the "loading" message from popping up when you hit the, erm, pause button. It's 136mb patch with a 4.5gb install. Excessive yes, but not as excessive as..
We mentioned how gutting it was to see Bayonetta chug its way through levels in our review, and even suggested that a simple installation patch might half those load issues. Well, it's been an announced that online patch for the game will allow installation of some of the game's data, hopefully aiding those issues. It's unknown whether the patch will aid the framerate issues but, hey,..
With Bayonetta already out there on store shelves, attention has turned to the next title Platinum Games work on
And that game's going to get its global announcement this Thursday via GTTV. Host Geoff Keighley Tweeted last night:This week on GTTV global announcement of next title from Platinum Games inside the show!</blockquote> We're betting against Bayonetta 2 at this stage. What do..
Mimicking Vancouver 2010's simplistic single-player campaign; taking the Winter Olympics online is a simple case of match-making or lobby hunting
Hosts can setup a varying number of stacked events (all 14 from the main game) for up to four online players to compete in. Medals are attributed according to success, but sadly are only stored by the...
If you're American and order Yakuza 3 from GameStop you'll get a free and exclusive "Challenge Pack"
The pack contains mini-games including pool, darts and bowling. It'll also contain four new outfits. GameStop reckon the game's out March 9th.
If you're still playing Phantasy Star Universe on your Playstation 2, then well, we're afraid you're going to have to stop soon
The servers are being closed. As of next Friday, no new subscriptions for the game will be taken, ahead of the big server close on March 31st.While we are sad to see the PS2 version of Phantasy Star Universe end, the year 2010 is the 10th anniversary of Phantasy Star..
SEGA has today confirmed that, yo, that Japanese gangster game you've been waiting for (Yakuza 3, obviously) is due to hit British consoles on March 12th
The game is a Playstation 3 exclusive. We can't wait.
GamesWire's got some awesome screens for SEGA's upcoming PSN flight-combat remake, Afterburner Climax
As you'd absolutely expect, the game looks pretty bloody rad. Check the full set through here.
Given the possibility of exclusive brand characters appearing in the relevant SKUs of Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing emerged from a leaked Sony document, we'd assumed there would have been an announcement for a racing Sackboy or Ratchet by now
Curiously, announcements for Mii compatibility in the Nintendo Wii version of the game and Banjo-Kazooie in the XBOX 360 version have come and gone, with..
What's with American boxart being so rubbish? First Heavy Rain, now Yakuza 3
The super stylish Japanese boxart has been replaced by a red background and an uber close-up of the protagonist's face. Rubbish. To be fair, the art has only shown up on GameFly so may just be a placeholder. We hope so. Here's the Japanese box.
Joystiq's got a host of new Yakuza 3 images for you to peruse
Despite technically being a year old now, the game still looks nice and shiny, and will easily impress when it gets its long awaited Western release here in March. Get your preorders in folks. Especially if you want SEGA to release Yakuza 4 over here too.
SEGA has confirmed this afternoon that yes, there will be just one character in their upcoming franchise reboot Project Needlemouse; the one that matters, Sonic
"In Project Needlemouse, there will be no new characters playable or otherwise. The focus will remain solely on one blue hedgehog," SEGA said on their US blog. Hallelujah. They posted some concept art on the site too. Check it..
We swear, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing keeps getting more and more bloody awesome
It's also paving the way for a rejuvenation of many classic SEGA franchises that seemed to have been forgotten. Which is great, because for years we've said: hey, why don't SEGA release a PSN update of Chu Chu Rocket? And hey, strengthening that thought, look who's set to make an appearance in Sonic & SEGA..
You know, the more we hear about Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing the more awesome it gets
The latest trailer (above) reveals Space Channel 5's Ulala and Crazy Taxi's BD Joe as part of the roster. Amazing.
SEGA are playing a little game on their official blog this week
Basically the site has a list of "potential" characters that will show up in the new Project Needlemouse game. SEGA are asking trivia questions, and for every 100 the community get right, they'll remove a character from the list (meaning said character isn't in the game). We're just praying the final list consists of Sonic..
Hideki Kamiya, the man behind SEGA's Bayonetta, has described Sony's God Of War franchise as a key influence on the sense of "climactic action" in the game
was greatly stimulated by the spectacular expression and dynamism in the God of War series in the respect of reflecting the sense of climactic action, Kamiya told XboxLiveAddicts (via VG247), Although the gamplay in Bayonetta is very..
Amazing news if you're interested in Rebellion's upcoming Aliens Vs
Predator</a> title. Not so interesting news for everyone else. AvP's lead designer Alex Moore has confirmed to AvPGalaxy that, "There will be a demo," and, "That's all we can say." No platforms nor dates were mentioned. You can move on now.
You know, we spend so much time working inside, we'd almost forgotten there was snow outside
Until SEGA sent through the latest Vancouver 2010 commercial. Which features plenty of snow. Game's due out next week.
What do you get when you cross La Roux's "In For The Kill" with some sleek footage of SEGA's Bayonetta? A launch trailer, silly
A rad one. Remember: Bayonetta is the game about the witch with hair that attacks people.
What are Bayonetta developers Platinum Games up to next? Well until the countdown on their website ends, we really don't really know
You know who probably does know though? An employee at Platinum Games. The countdown, well, erm, counts down in seconds. We didn't bother trying to work out the date of Platinum Games' next announcement, but by the looks of things we have a while to wait yet. Given..
Alpha Protocol may not be out of the door just yet, but that ain't stopping SEGA from coming up with concepts for an eventual sequel
On the 4 Guys 1 Up podcast, Constantine Hantzopoulos confirmed that folks internally are dreaming up an AP2. As for the first game - it's apparently "content complete," but QA are still ironing out some bugs.
It seems SEGA Of America's Constantine Hantzopoulos' comments on the 4 Guys 1 Up podcast have been taken out of context, as SEGA's just confirmed to us that the Western release of Yakuza 3 will feature only the original Japanese voice actors with English sub-titles, as previously believed
Reports had earlier indicated that the game might include English voice actors. With that cleared up, we can..
An interview on the latest 4 Guys 1 Up podcast has hinted at an English language track being added to Yakuza 3
The original announcement suggested there would be full English sub-titles to the already stellar Japanese voice-cast, but Sega of America's studio director Constantine Hantzopoulos hinted differently in the podcast interview.The bulk of the cost is actually the .A lot of lines in..
Urgh, we hate that title
Really hate it. Everytime we utter the words Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing we die a little. Hint, SEGA - this is how you make your game's title better: Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing. We understand though, commercial reasons. Marketing departments. Etc. Still, if you're anything like us, you'll be massively interested in, sigh, Sonic & SEGA All-Star Racing for..
This latest Aliens Vs
Predator</a> trailer is dubbed a "story trailer". In actual fact, it's more like a "shoot anything that moves to edgy music" trailer. But who cares, when it looks as inevitably rad as this game does? Can - not - wait.
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