Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei

September 6th, 2017 ThreeHeadedMonkey Posted in Sega No Comments »

A new Shin Megami Tensei game has just been announced. The new title, Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei:Liberation is a collaboration between Atlus and Sega, and will launch on smartphones soon.

Have a look at the teaser site here.

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Shenmue Sequel Gets Kickstarted

July 18th, 2015 ThreeHeadedMonkey Posted in Sega No Comments »

Shenmue III, the long awaited finale to the Shenmue series has been given the green light, following a successful Kickstarter campaign. Over six million dollars was raised by almost 70,000 supporters breaking the record for a video game.

Fans have been demanding a sequel for years, but for a long time it looked like it wouldn’t happen. Shenmue II was released in 2001, but the first two games were commercial failures and didn’t recoup their development costs.

Series creator Yu Suzuki will lead the project and protagonist Ryo Hazuki will again be voiced by Corey Marshall and Masaya Matsukaze in the English and Japanese versions of the game.

Shenmue III is pencilled in for a 2017 release and will launch on PC and PS4.

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World Hobby Fair 2012

January 16th, 2012 Ninjinkai Posted in 3DS, Arcades, DS, Japan, Mario, Misc, Nintendo, Playstation, PSP, Sega, Sony, Stuff, Vita, Wii 1 Comment »

Want to know what toys Japanese kinds are going to be playing with this year? Then the World Hobby Fair is your place to go. Put on by toy and game businesses, the show gives kids the chance to play with all the newest stuff and gives the companies lots of feedback about what’s hot or not.

This year was dominated by Pokemon, Gundam, and Inazuma Eleven, with all three licenses being spread over a wide variety of merchandise and crossovers. Nintendo and Sony both had a substantial presence, setting up large booths and lots of demos and tournaments. Battling toys were getting a lot of attention, it seems kids want anything that lets them pit one toy against another in a brawl. Professional Yo-yo…ers?..ists? were drawing crowds teaching tricks and hosting shows. Girl-focused games like Pretty Rhythm, Tamagotchi, and Cooking Mama were bringing in lots of players too.

Our picks for the best of the show? The Taiko no Tatsujin game being demoed inside a giant snow globe, the very unusual pairing of feudal Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga with Pokemon, and the Sony shrine featuring Playstation characters and selling good-luck charms.

Here are the pictures, scroll over for a description.

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Sonic 4 Delayed

May 23rd, 2010 ThreeHeadedMonkey Posted in Playstation, Sega, Sony, Wii, Xbox 360 No Comments »

Developer Dimps must have mislaid their speed boots. Sonic isn’t usually slow to arrive, but the forthcoming continuation of his 2D adventures has been pushed back to late 2010.

We can’t wait to get our hands on the new game, which will concentrate on Sonic alone and get back to the classic gameplay we know and love. The extra playable characters, that some regard as responsible for the decline of the series, have been dropped for this new episode.

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Sonic cheerleading team

August 22nd, 2009 ThreeHeadedMonkey Posted in Japan, Sega No Comments »

Mr Met and Phillie Phanatic are all very well, but did you ever see them perform death defying leaps accross vast chasms, all for the sake of collecting a few rings? No, and that’s why Sega bought Sonic and chums allong to the Toshi Taiko baseball tournament. Ai Ai and Amy Rose joined the blue spiky one in leading the cheerleaders. Go, Sonic go!

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July 25th, 2009 ThreeHeadedMonkey Posted in Sega, Sony, Xbox 360 3 Comments »

Bayonetta hype is starting to build as the game nears its autumn release. Designer Hideki Kamiya has a history that includes Okami and Devil May Cry, so our hopes are very high for this.

Kamiya-san has promised to “blow the doors off the action genre”. The eponymous heroine is a shape shifting witch who backs up her magic attacks with a cornucopia of firearms and heavy weapons. As with Devil May Cry skilled players will be able to rack up the damage with spectacular combos and special moves. Fallen enemies drop halos that can be exchanged for bigger and better weapons.

Bayonetta launches in Japan on October 29th for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, price Y7980. North American and European release is expected to follow in January.


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Tez Okano wants a new Space Harrier

November 6th, 2008 ThreeHeadedMonkey Posted in Sega No Comments »

Sega’s Tez Okano says he wants to work on a new Space Harrier game as his next project. The developer has just finished Thunder Force VI for the PS2. The side-scroller is the first in what is hoped to be a series of shoot-em-up revivals from Sega. Future projects are very much dependent on the commercial performance of Thunder Force VI.

[Edge, via Videogamesblogger]

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Archive of Sega Stuff

June 12th, 2008 ThreeHeadedMonkey Posted in Japan, Sega No Comments »

Sega Japan have archived their old newsletter, Joy Joy News. The archives are full of cheerful pics and screenshots from the days of the Master System/Sega Mark III. There’s also a load of info about their old consoles from the SC-3000 through to the Saturn. This is a real nostalgia fest, we found a few long forgotten favourites in here (Thunderblade anyone?). Take a look.

[Sega, via Insert Credit]

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New Nights to have real Weather

November 5th, 2007 ThreeHeadedMonkey Posted in Sega, Wii 1 Comment »


Real weather will be visible in parts of Nights: Journey of Dreams, according to Sega Japan. The title will be able to interact with the Wii Weather Channel, and display in-game conditions that reflect those outside the player’s window.

Only the Artificial Life section of the game will include the feature, but the creatures will change their behaviour according to the weather. That means players might end up having to keep an eye on the real weather to make sure their artificial creations can take advantage of the best conditions possible.


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Sega go sequel crazy: Shenmue, Jet Set Radio, Space Channel 5 get Updates

August 5th, 2007 ThreeHeadedMonkey Posted in Sega 1 Comment »

Update: Since we wrote this article it has emerged that the list is a fake. Apologies to anyone who got as excited as we were about it. It was fun to dream though, wasn’t it? Original article below:

A list of Sega’s Tokyo Game Show offerings has appeared. The list is from an unknown source, but a reliable one according to XBox 360 Rally. The games included are an absolute fanboy’s dream. We have sequels to Shenmue, Jet Set Radio, Space Channel 5, Skies of Arkadia and Virtua Fighter as well as a re-release of Shenmue I & II for those that missed them the first time around.

It does seem almost good to be true, but we’re crossing our fingers and hoping.  Here’s the full list:

Alien Syndrome (Wii, PSP)
After Burner: Black Falcon (PSP)
Beijing 2008: the Official Videogame of the Olympic Games (PS2, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PSP, DS, PC)
ChuChu Rocket! (XBLA, PC)
Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars (PSP)
Fighters Megamix 2 (Xbox 360, PS3)
Ghost Squad (Wii)
Happy Tree Friends False Alarm (XBLA, PC)
Jet Set Radio Next (Xbox 360, PS3)
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii, DS)
Medieval II: Total War Kingdoms Visit (PC)
Nights: Journey of Dreams (Wii)
Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of the Illuminus (PS2, Xbox 360, PC)
Samba De Amigo Fever (PSP)
Sega Classics Collection 2 (PS2,PSP)
Sega Rally Revo (Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, PC)
Sega Superstar 2 (Wii)
Shenmue 3 (Xbox 360)
Shenmue I & II Plus (Xbox 360)
Skies of Arcadia 2 (Wii)
Sonic Rivals 2 (PSP)
Sonic Rush Adventure (DS)
Sonic the RPG (Xbox 360, PS3)
Space Channel 5 Part 3 (Xbox 360, PS3)
Space Channel 5 Showtime (Wii, DS, PSP)
The Club (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
The Golden Compass (PS2, PC, DS, Xbox 360, PSP, PS3, Wii)
The House of the Dead 4 (Xbox 360, PS3)
Universe at War: Earth Assault (Xbox 360, PC)
Virtua Fighter 5 (Xbox 360, PS3)
Virtua Fighter Kids 2 (Wii)
Worldwide Soccer Manager Live (Xbox 360, PC)
Yakuza 3 (PS3)

[Read, via Kotaku]

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