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News: Yakuza 5's Haruka Won't Engage in Fights

Yakuza 5's Haruka Won't Engage in Fights

Different formula

We must admit, we did a double-take when SEGA announced orphan Haruka would be a playable character in Yakuza 5. The youngster is a world away from the angry men that typically populate the cast of SEGA’s niche adventure series. How is she going to fight? Many speculated that Haruka might have been trained by protagonist Kazuma...

News: Anarchy Reigns Release Date Unclear

Anarchy Reigns Release Date Unclear

Chaos ensues

Don’t ask Platinum Games when the upcoming Anarchy Reigns is set to release in North America and Europe – the developer doesn’t know. Despite being localised and ready to go, SEGA has switched the title’s Western release date to TBC. “That means to be confirmed, not to be cancelled,” the developer joked. SEGA’s yet to even...

News: SEGA Reveals Jet Set Radio for PS Vita

SEGA Reveals Jet Set Radio for PS Vita

Let's get funky

SEGA's just announced that Dreamcast classic Jet Set Radio is coming to PS Vita this summer. The enhanced port of the game that made the world fall in love with cel-shading (until The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker anyway), Vita owners will be able to use their system's touch screen and camera in-game. You can apply graffiti using...

News: First Yakuza 5 Screenshots Swagger Online

First Yakuza 5 Screenshots Swagger Online

So solid crew

A lot has changed since the conclusion of Yakuza 4. Series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu is now working as a taxi driver, while his adopted daughter Haruka Sawamura has gone in pursuit of her dreams. One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is Shun Akiyama’s suit. That’s right, the recently revealed Yakuza 5 might take place a few years...

News: Yakuza 5 to Feature Five Playable Characters, New Engine

Yakuza 5 to Feature Five Playable Characters, New Engine

Five is the magic number

As promised, SEGA has revealed the very first details about the hotly anticipated Yakuza 5. The fifth entry in the series appears to be playing up to its title well, featuring five playable protagonists set across five different cities. The game’s due out later this year on PlayStation 3 and will boast – wait for it –...

News: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz Rolls onto Vita in October

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz Rolls onto Vita in October

Tasty treat

SEGA’s confirmed that Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz is set to bounce onto North American PlayStation Vitas on 23rd October. The “most advanced Monkey Ball title yet” includes more than 100 stages and eight mini-games. Yes, that includes fan favourites such as Monkey Target and Monkey Bingo. The game takes full advantage of the...

News: Aliens: Colonial Marines Stalks PS3 on 12th February 2013

Aliens: Colonial Marines Stalks PS3 on 12th February 2013

Be afraid

Gearbox has confirmed that the upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines will scream onto PS3 on 12th February 2013 in North America. The title had previously been given a tentative autumn release, but this is the first time it’s scooped an official date. Randy Pitchford, the gaffer at developer Gearbox, said in a statement accompanying the...

News: Super Hang-On Races onto PlayStation Network Next Week

Super Hang-On Races onto PlayStation Network Next Week

Vintage collection

No console is complete without a full compilation of SEGA classics, and so we’re pleased to report that the Japanese publisher is extending its Vintage Collection range for PSN next week. Headlining the additions (for us at least) is the arcade version of the brilliant Super Hang-On. Sadly it doesn’t come with a motorcycle for...

News: Yakuza 5 Reveal Coming 24th May

Yakuza 5 Reveal Coming 24th May

Happy, happy

The official website for SEGA’s uber-niche (but absolutely brilliant) Yakuza franchise has been overhauled, teasing the impending reveal of Yakuza 5. Excuse us while we go and perform some cartwheels around the office to release our overflowing excitement. Phew, that’s better. The website shows construction workers and a poised...

News: Sonic 4: Episode II Launch Trailer Celebrates Release

Sonic 4: Episode II Launch Trailer Celebrates Release

Sonic boom

With Sonic 4: Episode II on the cusp of release, SEGA has launched a brand new trailer showing off some of the sequences and stages from the final game. The word around the office is that resident SEGA fanboy James Newton has donned his Sonic the Hedgehog undies in preparation for the big release. Pretty weird, huh? Sonic 4: Episode II...

News: Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Slams PSN on 5th June

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Slams PSN on 5th June

DLC packs revealed

Much-anticipated title Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown finally makes it to the PlayStation Store in North America on 5th June, priced $14.99. Europe gets it the very next day for £9.99. DLC packs for customising your chosen character will land alongside the game. Each fighter has his or her own pack, available for $4.99/£3.59,...

News: Tag Your Screen with New Jet Set Radio Trailer

Tag Your Screen with New Jet Set Radio Trailer

Dope

While the upcoming PSN port of Dreamcast favourite Jet Set Radio will primarily focus on familiar content, SEGA is adding a fresh layer of artwork to the classic. Sure, they're part of a user-created contest, but it's new content nonetheless. Scrub through the video below to see all of the new designs — and find yourself staggered by the...

Rumour: SEGA Has Cancelled Bayonetta Sequel

SEGA Has Cancelled Bayonetta Sequel

Don't shoot the messenger

It sounds like SEGA has canned the sequel to Platinum Games' much loved character action title, Bayonetta. A report on Spong notes that the successor was culled as part of the publisher’s major restructuring plans. The website reports that the sequel was set to include “a new character, in the form of a member of the US...

News: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transforms to PS3 & Vita

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transforms to PS3 & Vita

Get ready to race

IGN's lifted the lid on SEGA's next character crossover, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. The mouthful of a title is coming to PS3 and Vita later this year. The transformed of the title refers to the vehicles' ability to transform into cars, boats and planes, but also the course's tendency to change and morph over time:...

News: London 2012 Sprints onto PS3 in June

London 2012 Sprints onto PS3 in June

Gold standard

Fans of broken controllers and Jessica Ennis will be excited to learn that SEGA’s attached a 29th June release date to its upcoming tournament tie-in London 2012. The game will feature 45 Olympic events including cycling, diving and more. Some of the events – such as the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol – will feature PlayStation Move...

News: Super Monkey Ball Vita Demo Rolls into Japan Tomorrow

Super Monkey Ball Vita Demo Rolls into Japan Tomorrow

Do the splitz

In news that should have fans of encased primates doing the monkey for the remainder of the day, SEGA has confirmed that a demo for Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz will release on the Japanese PlayStation Store tomorrow. The full game will be a mixture of the familiar and the new, allowing players to roll their way through a fresh...

News: Binary Domain Sold Just 20k Units in March

Binary Domain Sold Just 20k Units in March

Bad news

Binary Domain is a rare gem. Sure, it gets a bit repetitive in places, but it’s uncommon to find a new IP with a genuinely intriguing universe and likable cast. It’s just a shame the general public didn’t agree. According to this month’s NPD report, the Yakuza Studio developed third-person shooter sold just 20k copies in North...

News: Lock-On to a Metal Sonic 4: Episode II Trailer

Lock-On to a Metal Sonic 4: Episode II Trailer

Back in time

Remember the Lock-On function of Sonic & Knuckles on the Mega Drive? It's making a resurgence in Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2, as the trailer below shows. Anyone who owns Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I and the follow-up will be able to access four exclusive Metal Sonic levels that span the gap between Sonic CD and Sonic 4,...