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News: Bayonetta Struts into Anarchy Reigns

Bayonetta Struts into Anarchy Reigns

Hair she is

Platinum Games’ pert protagonist Bayonetta is set to make a cameo in the upcoming arena brawler Anarchy Reigns. The sassy star will be made available for all those that pre-order the game (known as Max Anarchy overseas) ahead of its Japanese release. Publisher SEGA’s yet to share any gameplay details, but more information is expected...

Rumour: Shenmue HD Was Finished Over a Year Ago

Shenmue HD Was Finished Over a Year Ago

"I see..."

Here’s a story to get the old blood boiling: according to GamerZines, SEGA has been sitting on finished versions of Shenmue HD and Shenmue II HD for over a year. The website reports that the Japanese publisher decided to hold back the hotly anticipated re-releases in order to get a feel for the future of the Shenmue franchise as a...

News: SEGA Shifts Exclusive Yakuza: Dead Souls DLC from GAME

SEGA Shifts Exclusive Yakuza: Dead Souls DLC from GAME

No prizes for guessing why

There’s a good chance you might have pre-ordered SEGA’s upcoming Yakuza: Dead Souls from GAME, seeing as the UK retailer had the exclusive on the game’s Densetsu DLC pack. The problem is, the troubled retailer has opted not to stock the spin-off title this week, meaning SEGA has had to transfer the bonus to other...

News: Jet Set Radio HD Loses Some of its Original Songs

Jet Set Radio HD Loses Some of its Original Songs

Super brothers

A big part of the appeal of SEGA’s cel-shaded graffiti franchise Jet Set Radio is the music – so there’s been warranted concern over the upcoming HD remaster’s soundtrack. The good news is that SEGA’s managed to relicense just over half of the original playlist; the bad news is that it couldn’t nab rights to the other...

News: No More Sonic 4 Episodes Planned Beyond Episode 2

No More Sonic 4 Episodes Planned Beyond Episode 2

Cutting things short

Episodic content is a curse – just ask fans of Half-Life. Sadly it looks as though SEGA’s not going to be the ones to break that curse, announcing that it has no plans to continue its Sonic the Hedgehog 4 series beyond the upcoming Episode 2. Sonic Team producer Takashi Iizuka broke the depressing news, telling Digital Spy...

News: New Sonic 4: Episode 2 Screenshots Sprint Online

New Sonic 4: Episode 2 Screenshots Sprint Online

Egged on

SEGA’s released some brand new screenshots from Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 and it’s all looking delightfully pretty. The shots show a variety of new districts, including a theme park, an underwater stage and a rather festive snowy carnival. There’s also room for a sneak peak at one of the game’s boss fights, which looks...

News: Sonic 4: Episode 2's Physics to be Based on Mega Drive Games

Sonic 4: Episode 2's Physics to be Based on Mega Drive Games

Getting it right

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 was not a bad game by any means, but it just didn’t feel right. Over the years, the Sonic series has developed a distinctive “feel” which was completely missing in SEGA’s episodic debut. Thankfully, the Japanese publisher is not planning on making the same mistake twice. Speaking with...

News: Yakuza: Dead Souls Launch Trailer Sets the Scene

Yakuza: Dead Souls Launch Trailer Sets the Scene

Karaoke

The Yakuza series is well regarded for its melodramatic plotlines and ridiculous minigames, but by bringing zombies into the fold, Yakuza: Dead Souls hopes to set a new precedent. The game’s launch trailer sums up the silly nature of the title by showing eye-patched series veteran Goro Majima doing his very best karaoke performance...

News: Phantasy Star Online 2 is Only 10% Complete on Vita

Phantasy Star Online 2 is Only 10% Complete on Vita

Still a way away

If you thought that the Phantasy Star Online 2 footage released earlier today looked a bit rough, then worry not: SEGA’s Satoshi Sakai has revealed that the PlayStation Vita version of the title is only 10% complete. The game was announced as part of Sony’s Vita Game Heaven promotion earlier today, but the footage shown was...

News: Phantasy Star Online 2 Confirmed for PS Vita

Phantasy Star Online 2 Confirmed for PS Vita

Pioneer 2

SEGA's revealed that it's bringing Phantasy Star Online 2 to PlayStation Vita. The sequel to the Dreamcast original was announced last year for PC, but as part of today's Game Heaven promotional event SEGA's confirmed it'll come to Vita in 2013. The game also looks like it'll support cross-platform play with PC gamers, as the video below...

News: Yakuza: Black Panther 2 Demo Drops in Japan

Yakuza: Black Panther 2 Demo Drops in Japan

Like a dragon

SEGA’s released a demo for Yakuza’s second PlayStation Portable spin-off, Yakuza: Black Panther 2, in Japan. The demo, which is exclusive to Famitsu for the time being, features four components, including a sample of the game’s story mode, a chunk of hub-world Osaka to explore, a battle tutorial and a taste of the game’s...

News: First Jet Set Radio Footage Skates Past

First Jet Set Radio Footage Skates Past

Slick

SEGA's posted the first trailer for its upcoming digital release of Dreamcast classic Jet Set Radio, and it looks... well, like a sharper version of Jet Set Radio. The trailer's got everything you'd want: Captain Onishima, skating, tagging and some of that awesome music too. Here's hoping the game's legendary soundtrack survives intact, though...

News: SEGA and Arkedo Reveal Hell Yeah!

SEGA and Arkedo Reveal Hell Yeah!

The rabbit is coming, you better start running

SEGA’s finally lifted the lid on its collaboration with Parisian developer Arkedo. As confirmed on IGN overnight, Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Rabbit is coming to PlayStation Network later this year. The game is about a rabbit prince who embarks on a bloody rampage when compromising photographs of him are...

News: SEGA Opens Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Website

SEGA Opens Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Website

New modes detailed

SEGA's preparing to drop Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown this summer, launching an official website to explain a bit more about the new gameplay features of the PSN download. While the PS3 version of Virtua Fighter 5 missed out on online play, Final Showdown includes online multiplayer as well as a revamped offline single player...

News: Yakuza Creator Named Chief Creative Officer at SEGA

Yakuza Creator Named Chief Creative Officer at SEGA

No Nagoshiation

Toshihiro Nagoshi’s hard work on the Yakuza franchise has not gone unnoticed: SEGA’s announced this morning that the Yakuza Studio boss has been promoted to the role of Chief Creative Officer at the publisher. The change comes as part of a wider corporate shuffle at the company, caused by the impending retirement of SEGA Chief...