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.
This is more of a reminder to save any Christmas money you get this year; as Sony's exclusive line-up in Q1 is particularly strong
The company has confirmed that MAG will launch in January (29th), followed by Heavy Rain in February and God Of War III in March. It's also worth noting on the exclusives front, that White Knight Chronicles will also see launch in February, and SEGA's Yakuza 3 in March..
Ignore the customary SEGA (Christmas) Rock and there's a neat trailer for the craftily titled Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing here
It looks suitably bonkers. Which is exactly what we want out of the game! Plus, moan as people may about kart racers - we love them. There. We said it. Stop chortling at the back. This looks mad fun though.
Does anybody really like snow? Sure, making angels and throwing snowballs is fun at first, but then your hands go red, you lose the sense of feeling in your feet and your clothes get wet
And you also get that horrible mixture of mud, ice and cold water which we believe people refer to as "sludge". But hey, if snow's totally your thing, you're probably way into the Winter Olympics. Which..
MCV reckons that Rebellion's Aliens Vs Predator will launch on February 19th in three versions: Standard, Survivor and Hunter
The Survivor edition comes in a metal-tin case, and features a code for DLC multiplayer maps, coming post launch. The Hunter edtion includes the same goodies, but throws in a Facehugger model, a Weyland Yutani sleeve badge and a 3D postcard ma-jig.
No sooner than the West get a release date for Yakuza 3, do the Japanese get a release date for Yakuza 4
SEGA's epic franchise will see its fourth iteration launched on March 18th in Japan. There are a ton of new screens for the game through at Gamikaze. Check 'em out. The game looks amazing.
The champers is still flowing from the Western Yakuza 3 announcement mere moments ago, but now we've popped open another cork
SEGA only really needed to show us some cut-scenes glued together alongside ridiculous orchestral music to get us stupidly excited — so that's exactly what they've done. The trailer includes a dude getting stabbed in the hand with a fork. Fact.
We don't really need to type much here: Yakuza 3 is coming to the West
Confirmed. In March 2010, SEGA will publish Yakuza 3 exclusively for the Playstation 3 in Europe and America.Yakuza 3 was one of the most requested titles for localisation by our European SEGA community," said SOE's Gary Knight, "So we are delighted to be able to fulfil their wishes with this announcement. As well as..
After the amount of negative press surrounding Bayonetta on the Playstation 3, we went into SEGA's port of Platinum Games' latest brawler expecting the absolute worst
Perhaps this was the agenda of the press all along. By instilling the harshest of negativity into the consumer's mindset, the game can't realistically ever look as bad as they claim. Can it? The answer is: no. Bayonetta on PS3 looks..
I play games
I kinda have to, right? When the folks from PushSquare approached me and said, "Yo Twigg-oh, want to write some Playstation 3 columns," I made it my business to play everything available on the system. It didn't change my lifestyle too much though, seeing as I did that in the first place. Hence why PushSquare asked me to write this column and not you. I digress. Today I want..
Australia's ratings board, the OFLC, has refused the release of SEGA's Aliens Vs Predator in the region
In a statement to GameSpot, SEGA Australia said they would "continue to investigate all options available to us, including the possibility of appeal. Why has it been refused classification though?The game contains first-person perspective, close-up depictions of human characters being..
It's no secret that the PS3 version of Bayonetta isn't quite up to scratch
With the game being lavished in such high profile praise (the XBOX 360 version of the game scored 40/40 in Japanese publication Famitsu), Sony have decided to step in and fix the some of the problems. Sony "guarantee" a better version of the game ahead of the Western release. How much they'll be able to fix is..
A mysterious Amazon listing for SEGA's Yakuza 3 seems to hint at a Western release for the popular Japanese Playstation 3 title at last
The listing on Amazon Germany, uncovered by TSA, lists a retail price of 62.99 with a March 2010 release. VG247 got in touch with SEGA and were told, No comment from me, Im afraid." Please let it happen SEGA. Please. Please. Please.
SEGA have decided to lift the lid somewhat on Rebellion's upcoming return to the Aliens franchise, with Aliens vs
Predator</a>. In this trailer, a host of British magazine journalists advertise the game. Which is a bit weird. Because, like, the game's not out yet. Erm. Yeah. We're probably just bitter no one asked us.
Before you ask, no you won't have to sit in a giant cage to play AfterBurner Climax; although it would trump any peripherals that Activision might come up with
Still, we're going to assume that AfterBurner Climax - a port of SEGA's classic air-combat title - will be played with the DualShock. The game's been rated by the OFLC and the Korean board,...
It's getting rave reviews from the publications gamers are supposed to care about, but we always say that the test is in the taste
Bless SEGA then, for putting their upcoming Bayonetta on a silver PSN shaped platter for us. A Western demo will be released as part of the US/European Playstation Store update next week.
Just what we've always wanted: a Sonic the hedgehog costume pack to dress our Sackboy with while we play those countless recreations of Green Hill Zone
Hurrah. Amazingly, this costume pack looks rather awesome, with Dr. Robotnick (Eggman) proving to be the pick of the bunch as far as we're concerned. No word on a price or date yet, just know,...
It's well catalogued now that SEGA's port of Platinum Games' Bayonetta is far from perfect
One such problem is the game's extortionate load times (25 seconds for a level!!!). A patch is currently "under consideration" but SEGA don't have a time-frame yet. Hopefully they can at least get the game loading properly before the Western release in early January. If ever a problematic port were..
GameWatch have put up some awesome screen comparisons of Yakuza 4's "living" world at various points through the day
Day, dusk, night; the world looks vibrant at all periods, with some amazing ambient lighting going on. Please SEGA. Please bring this and Yakuza 3 to the West. If you won't let us have Shenmue III, then at least give us this.
Europe's Bayonetta special edition looks rather tasty with the inclusion of a single-disc soundtrack, a hardback art book and, of course, the game
The special edition will release alongside the standard game on January 8th. There are no pricing details yet, but we assume it will be in the £60 region.
The Playstation 3 version of Bayonetta has conquered the XBOX 360 version despite numerous claims the Sony version is not up to scratch
Japanese publication Famitsu scored the XBOX 360 version of Bayonetta a whole 2 points more (earning it a perfect score) due to performance issues which are somewhat questionable. That hasn't stopped the Playstation 3 version outselling its adversary by over 2:1..
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing has gone all Hallowe'en in its latest trailer
Heck yes, the team are headed to the House Of The Dead for some grindhouse racing action. This game is turning out to be everything SEGA Superstars Tennis should have been - completely bonkers and totally self-aware. We love it. Apart from the name. The name's terrible.
So when we suggested you might want to import Bayonetta from Japan earlier today, perhaps we were a little hasty
The wait's not going to be as long as anticipated. In fact, it's not going to be very long at all. SEGA have announced that the "climax action game" will hit the US on January 5th, with Europe getting in on the action January 8th. That January slot, usually a time when us..
Introducing, Bayonetta Revelations, a behind-the-scenes look at the development of Platinum Games' latest "climax action" title
This first dev diary explains the protagonists origins and some of the design choices for the character. If you're itching to play the game, this probably will make you scratch harder.
You ready for more Valkyria Chronicles? More importantly, more Valkyria Chronicles on your Playstation Portable? Then you're totally in luck, because the upcoming Valkyria Chronicles 2 - lovingly scaled down to the PSP - is totally getting a demo on the Japanese Playstation Store this coming November 2nd
You've been told.
As with all PS3 games, Bayonetta is totally region-free
That means if you're not happy waiting months to play the Western game, you can totally import it and play it now. Even better, the Japanese version is totally English. Text, dialogue; you're all sorted according to Siliconera. We're considering it.
Bayonetta is a game in which the lead protagonist - a super-stylised sex object - attacks enemies with her hair that also doubles as a costume to save her modesty
Were you expecting anything less than raunchy unlockable costumes? Thought not. Kotaku have images of the full set including a mini-skirt and white t-shirt and some kind of whores Hallowe'en get-up. We still think the game looks awesome..
Don't you just love Japanese adverts? "Non-stop climax action - BAYONETTA
" We love that little Playstation 3 ident thing at the end aswell. Brilliant. It's going to be interesting how the spread of sales for Bayonetta actually turn out — with the XBOX 360 version scoring a 40/40, two marks more than the Playstation 3 version due to performance issues. Surely, the Japanese contingent won't..
Resonance Of Fate, known as End Of Eternity, is due to hit Japan on January 28th SEGA have confirmed via a cool little "count-up" website they launched
The North American version of the game is still slated as Spring 2010, so we guess it'll be a little while before we get concrete details on that.
They're really going to town with this in-game promotion stuff in Phantasy Star Portable 2
Check it out, they're slapping Pizza Hut in there now — alongside Phanta (gettit?). You'll be able to visit real life Pizza Huts in the game and sport this epic pizza box sword and shield. No, we're not making this stuff up. It's real. AndriaSang.com said so.
You can't expect us to type anything after a trailer as epic as that can you? Shenmue is one of our favourite video game franchises ever, and to see Ryo Hazuki riding his iconic motorcycle (and then latterly his forklift) through Green Hill Zone puts us close to tears
Tears! Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing may be the clumsiest name in video games history, but we are sold. SOLD!
When you develop games for the Playstation 3, they generally look pretty bloody amazing
When you develop games only for the PS3, well, they look out of this world. It's a shame more developers don't take the time to focus on the platform because, well, you'd have more screenshots akin to the Yakuza 4 one above. German site VideoGamesZone.de have plenty more where that came from too. This game looks..
Kotaku have spread the word - Bayonetta PS3 is fine
There have been some concerns that the game is vastly lagging behind its 360 counterpart. Kotaku aren't quite sure about that."But when we did get our hands on a DualShock to play Bayonetta, it felt largely the same as the Xbox 360 demos we'd played. That may be due to the familiar settingit was the same demo PlatinumGames and Sega had..
We've known there's been a new Yakuza coming for a while now
But now we can all finally see what it looks like via this Yakuza 4: Heir To The Dragon Tokyo Game Show trailer. And the verdict is... It looks a lot like a Yakuza game! It's hard to get excited when us Westerners are still waiting for the release of Yakuza 3. Yeah.
Mad Catz must have been all like, "Hey SEGA, we think our video game accessories would sell better if Sonic was on them," and SEGA must have been all like, "Ok then Mad Catz, give us a cut of the profits and you can have our whored out hedgehog
" Yep, that's exactly what happened, because Mad Catz have got a ton of Sonic The Hedgehog related video game goodies in the pipeline. And apparently..
The Yakuza 3 saga continues
At first we weren't getting it. Then it became a possibility. Now 1Up.com are hinting that the game's Western release is definite. They claim the game is already being localised for "the US and European markets". Please make it happen. Please make it happen. Just stick subtitles at the bottom, we don't care about voice acting. Get it over here.
Fanta's a nice drink
But honestly, we can't say we've had any of it for about... ooh... three or four years. Coca-Cola want to change that, by marketing their drink within the upcoming Fantasy Phantasy Star Portable 2. Fanta-people will also be at Tokyo Game Show next week, handing out goodies for those who check out Phantasy Star Portable 2. They'll probably be giving out Fanta. Just a guess.
So we've not heard great things about Bayonetta's appearance on the Playstation 3. In fact, we've heard very worrying things indeed. Apparently the frame-rate and graphics are all over the place. A worrying return to trends we thought we'd seen the last of. Alas, Platinum Games don't want to take the blame at all, confirming that SEGA are in fact dealing with the port of the game. Platinum..
Remember when it seemed like Yakuza 3 was never going to come out in the West
Well, there's still a chance it might. SEGA man Aaron Webbers posted on the US PS Blog claiming:"Yakuza 3 is not cancelled and the possibility for localizing it does, in fact, still exist. "The original news story that went around about Yakuza 3 being declined for the US was false, and localizing the game..
Who loves teaser websites? Not us
But still. Thanks to SEGA's latest teaser website we have an announcement of an announcement to tell you about. You'll be finding out about Yakuza 4 on September 24th (note: that's the same day that TGS 09 kicks off). Chances of a Western release are slim, but still, we can wait to find out more about a game that we'll never play. Because it's Yakuza y'all. YAKUZA..
How many years has it been that we've been saying Sonic should return to his roots? This is a rhetorical question we've been asking around the office lately, seeing as SEGA have released a teaser video hinting at a return to form for the radical hedgehog
The trailer which makes a point of giving pretty much nothing away says one clear thing "2D". And that's where Sonic has always been at..
We don't care what anyone says, the original Sonic Adventure is the best Sonic game in recent years
Even the GameCube remake, Sonic Adventure DX, was amazing - adding a few extras that forced us to play through the whole thing again. Brilliant. Thank goodness for an Australian rating filed for a "multiplatform" release of Sonic Adventure...
SEGA have been running an online poll to find a bar hostess to star in their upcoming Playstation 3 exclusive Yakuza 4
Porn star Tina Yuzuki (a.k.a. Rio) has lead that poll for a good while. It's now over and there are final auditions to be held tomorrow. We'll keep you posted.
SEGA have finally confirmed the official existence of Phantasy Star Portable 2
The sequel will not only be packed with new story and gameplay features, but it will also address the requests of an online multiplayer component. The game's official site lists a December 3rd release for the latest entry in the Phantasy Star franchise.
Ears open folks: Billy Hatcher is in Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing
Our question to SEGA: if Billy Hatcher counts as a SEGA All-Star, Ryo Hazuki has to be in there right? Right? Still, while Billy Hatcher might be the guy nobody picks, we'll almost certainly always pick Beat. That dude is just way too cool. And the Jet Set Radio games are awesome. The latest trailer also reveals Knuckles and..
Those of you who read our post a few weeks back regarding Tina Yuzuki's (a
k.a. Rio) potential placement in the new Yakuza 4: Heir To The Legend game will be pleased to know she currently leads SEGA's polls. You can see all 16 finalists here. Still it doesn't really matter anymore does it? Seeing as SEGA are unlikely to ever bring these games to the West.
We already know that SEGA are working on Yakuza 4: Heir To The Legend
Personally we're still waiting for Yakuza 3 to get a Western release though. Which is looking increasingly unlikely. SEGA Europe have told VG247 that they have no plans to localise the game. This mimics the thoughts of a SEGA Of America employee who cited low sales for Yakuza 2 as a lack of incentive to bring the game to the..
Valkyria Chronicles 2 may well be a PSP game, but that's not going to stop producer Shuntaro Tanaka packing it with content
The producer has touted that the game will have battles "even deeper" than the original and local multiplayer thanks to the ad-Hoc support of the PSP. We know a portable version of Valkyria wasn't quite what many had on the cards, but it's sounding like it's shaping..
We posted about the official title for Yakuza 4: Heir To The Legend a few minutes ago
As we noted, real actors are being signed up to be put into the game. But how do SEGA achieve that? With Cyberware's latest motion capture technology of course.
Yakuza 3 only just came out and SEGA are already hard at work on a follow-up to the popular franchise
Yakuza 4: Heir To The Legend will follow similar design choices to the other games in the franchise, once again enlisting on famous actors and actresses to fill the game's cast. The game is listed is a Playstation 3 exclusive. Hopefully we can get a port of Yakuza 3 in the West. We don't care about..
Alpha Protocol is shaping up to be one neat game
In this walkthrough with Obsidian's Matt Rorie, he takes you through a quick look at some of the serious depth you can expect from "The Espionage RPG". From the customisation options to the variety of content on hand, Alpha Protocol could be this year's defining RPG.
Aliens: Colonial Marines still exists
In a rare update with C&VG, Gearbox have confirmed that the game is still in development and "great things are afoot". Gearbox big-wig <span class="text_article_body">Randy Pitchford had this to say:</span>"I know that there hasn't been much talk about what we're doing for awhile and that more details would be very..
SEGA are aptly planning to reveal more about their upcoming Iron Man 2 movie tie-in at this year's Comic-Con 2009, but for now we have a few tidbits to talk about
Firstly, the game will not simply follow the plot of the film. It will instead track both the film and take inspiration from Iron Man comics. The game's story will be penned by Invincible Iron Man and Uncanny X-Men writers Matt Fraction..
Platinum Games' Bayonetta will launch January 2010 in the West
With so many other games pushed back already, it's unsurprising to see another drop off the radar."As a result of market analysis we have taken a Publishing decision that January 2010 is the optimum release time in the Western Markets to maximize this exciting new title's potential."</blockquote> This holiday is turning..
The bonkers release from Platinum Games, Bayonetta, is set to launch this October 29th in Japan
The game will be packaged with a CD entitled "Rodin's Selection" for those who preorder, but we're not quite sure what content will actually be on the CD. Bayonetta is certainly one of our most anticipated games of the year.
Rejoice Valkyria Chroncles fans
The critically acclaimed yet retail under-performer is going to get a sequel on the PSP. The sequel will retain Valkyria's mix of turn-based strategy and third person shooting. SEGA claim on their official site that the game will be a "true sequel". The cel-shaded look seems to have made the jump to the PSP relatively unscathed as these impressive..
SEGA have been auditioning nice young ladies to feature in an upcoming sequel to the Yakuza franchise
Between May 8 and June 19, there were over 1,500 applicants. Groups of 2-3 were interviewed by the game's creators. They were asked to read lines and questioned things such as whether they liked karaoke. Apparently all this is an essential part of making a good game. Personally, we just wish..
Hatsune Miku is a Japanese digital pop star powered by Yamaha's Vocaloid voice synthesizer
Apparently "she" is a bit of a sensation in Japan and certainly worthy of "her" own PSP game. Think of Miku as a Japanese Miley Cyrus. Only made out of polygons. Hatsune Miku Project Diva will be available for Japanese PSPs from early next month. If you're curious about the game, check out..
Host clubs are common part of the Japanese and East Asian night-life
Visiting such a club entitles you to paid conversation with attentive ladies. It seems rather ludicrous but it's popular in the East. Alas it's something SEGA want to incorporate into a coming Yakuza sequel. They're asking for real-life stories and one winner will have their story "built" into the game and their name..
It may have been quiet on the Aliens: Colonial Marines front, but that doesn't mean the game is not coming
Speaking with Joystiq, a SEGA rep confirmed that "Aliens vs. Predator will be the first to ship out of our triplet of Aliens titles; hence it was shown at this year's E3. We'll have more news to share about the other two games in the near future so stay tuned." Furthermore, Gearbox..
Valkyria Chronicles has started selling. In fact, its April sales were the equivalent of its launch sales. That's an increase of 400% over March. There are a number of reasons for that could be cited as the reason for its increase: DLC, online contests, and most importantly, a price drop. We'd just like to clarify at this point that we've still never seen Valkyria Chronicles for sale in a..
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