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Alex Kidd in Miracle World remake gets June release date
Alex Kidd in Miracle World remake gets June release date
Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX, developer Jankenteam's remake of the much-loved Sega Master System classic, will be making its way to PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch on 24th June. The original Alex Kidd debuted on the Master System three and a half decades ago, back in 1986 (apologies to those out there suddenly feeling very old), and charted the adventures of the titular martial artist as he set off to rescue King Thunder's son. Those adventures manifested as a bright, breezy puzzle-platfomer (one which Eurogamer's Christian Donlan described as "f*cking great" to me earlier, if you're looking for some kind of quality gauge), and Jankenteam's remake will offer all that, plus more. Read more
The Alex Kidd Remake Is Looking Sharp
The Alex Kidd Remake Is Looking Sharp
Alex Kidd is one of my earliest console gaming memories, and I was so obsessed with it I used to bug my parents to rent a Sega Master System for the weekend just so I could play it.
Someone Might Have Found A Canceled Castlevania Dreamcast Prototype
Someone Might Have Found A Canceled Castlevania Dreamcast Prototype
In a mysterious new video (h/t Polygon), an off-camera player navigates through what appears to be a prototype of Castlevania: Resurrection, a canceled Sega Dreamcast game from the early 2000s.
Why the Hell Has There Never Been a Truly Great Rambo Game?
Why the Hell Has There Never Been a Truly Great Rambo Game?
A look back at the sorry history of Rambo in video games.
Sega issues piracy-related DMCA notice to SteamDB for Yakuza: Like a Dragon
Sega issues piracy-related DMCA notice to SteamDB for Yakuza: Like a Dragon
It has been a good few months since Sega and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio unleashed the amazing Yakuza: Like a Dragon onto PC and other platforms.
Sega Accidentally Accuses SteamDB of Yakuza Piracy
Sega Accidentally Accuses SteamDB of Yakuza Piracy
Sega has incorrectly accused SteamDB of illegally distributing Yakuza: Like a Dragon.
Nexon Is Investing $1.5 Billion In Konami, Sega, Namco Bandai, And More
Nexon Is Investing $1.5 Billion In Konami, Sega, Namco Bandai, And More
This week, Nexon announced that last year the company greenlit up to $1.5 billion worth of investments in Konami Holdings, Bandai Namco Holdings, Sega Sammy Holdings, and Hasbro. Read more...
Sega reportedly accuses SteamDB of Yakuza piracy
Sega reportedly accuses SteamDB of Yakuza piracy
Stat-tracking site pulls down page for Like A Dragon until misunderstanding is resolved
Sega Lawyers Threaten Wrong Website Over Yakuza Piracy
Sega Lawyers Threaten Wrong Website Over Yakuza Piracy
There are lawyers somewhere out there working for Sega HQ in Japan who have been tasked with hunting down the people responsible for pirating Yakuza: Like a Dragon.
Sega forces Yakuza: Like a Dragon off of SteamDB over piracy fears
Sega forces Yakuza: Like a Dragon off of SteamDB over piracy fears
A DMCA takedown notice was sent to SteamDB’s hosting service earlier this month.
Sega believes SteamDB is a pirate site, forces Yakuza: Like a Dragon page offline
Sega believes SteamDB is a pirate site, forces Yakuza: Like a Dragon page offline
SteamDB is a site that tracks various bits of public information provided by Steam itself, from player counts to regional pricing.
Nexon invests $874m in Bandai Namco, Konami, Sega and Hasbro
Nexon invests $874m in Bandai Namco, Konami, Sega and Hasbro
More investments to come as part of $1.5 billion initiative to support "overlooked and undervalued" entertainment firms
Sega is Metacritic's publisher of the year
Sega is Metacritic's publisher of the year
The Persona 5 Royal and Yakuza 0 publisher is followed by Annapurna Interactive and Capcom
Sega is Metacritic's top-ranked publisher of 2020
Sega is Metacritic's top-ranked publisher of 2020
Those Yakuza and Total War games are pretty good, hey.
Sega is Metacritic's game publisher of the year
Sega is Metacritic's game publisher of the year
Sega has topped the chart of review aggregate website Metacritic's game publisher of the year rankings. The company had 38 products scored over the year, 95 per cent of which were judged "good" - including the notable Persona 5 Royale and Yakuza 0 - and zero per cent as "bad".
Thanks to Yakuza and Persona, Sega is Metacritic’s best publisher for 2020
Thanks to Yakuza and Persona, Sega is Metacritic’s best publisher for 2020
Sega had a very good year last year, and now it has the Metacritic seal of approval to prove it.
Total War: Rome Remastered Announced, Releases April 29th on Steam
Total War: Rome Remastered Announced, Releases April 29th on Steam
Includes 4K support, enhanced visuals, 16 additional factions and new features.
There's Still Hope For A Binary Domain Remaster
There's Still Hope For A Binary Domain Remaster
Robotic thriller Binary Domain sold terribly when it came out nearly a decade ago, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we’ve seen the last of it.
Humankind Delayed to August 17th
Humankind Delayed to August 17th
Amplitude will use the additional time to further polish the 4X title.
Total War: Rome Remastered announced, coming in April
Total War: Rome Remastered announced, coming in April
Creative Assembly today announced they're revamping 2004's Rome: Total War for modern PCs with a re-release.
Humankind delayed into August for extra polish
Humankind delayed into August for extra polish
Giving Sid Meier an extra four months to get buff for the fight
Humankind gets last-minute delay
Humankind gets last-minute delay
With less than a month to go until its April release, Sega has delayed Amplitude's Humankind again - this time until 17th August.
Sega Tops Metacritic's 2020 Publisher Rankings, Nintendo Squeezes Into Top Ten
Sega Tops Metacritic's 2020 Publisher Rankings, Nintendo Squeezes Into Top Ten
Nintendo falls from third place in 2019. Animal Crossing was Nintendo's strongest game of 2020, but even that couldn't stop a fall in the rankings... Review aggregator site Metacritic has released its 2020 publisher rankings, showing us which studios put out the strongest lineup of games based on their overall quality – according to critics, at least. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Yakuza 6 is out now, and that's rad
Yakuza 6 is out now, and that's rad
Wrapping up the main Yakuza game package
If Sega Won't Make A New Monkey Ball, These Guys Will
If Sega Won't Make A New Monkey Ball, These Guys Will
Monkey Ball creator Toshihiro Nagoshi is busy doing Yakuza stuff right now, and in his absence Sega has spent the last decade neglecting the series.
Classic puzzle mashup Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 out now on PC
New Sega Trademark Might Hint at a Potential Judgment Sequel
New Sega Trademark Might Hint at a Potential Judgment Sequel
The Yakuza spinoff might be in line for a sequel.
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life system requirements revealed on PC
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life system requirements revealed on PC
Sega's mission to bring all the mainline Yakuza games to PC comes to a close later this week, as Yakuza 6: The Song of Life finally releases on Windows on March 25.
Sega's Astro City Mini Is Getting A Limited Run Games Release In The US
Sega's Astro City Mini Is Getting A Limited Run Games Release In The US
Pre-orders open March 26th. If you never got your hands on Sega's Astro City Mini Arcade when it arrived late last year, here's your second chance. Physical distribution specialist Limited Run Games has announced pre-orders for this mini arcade unit will open on 26th March for $129.99 USD.
Sega releases beta hotfix to address Yakuza Remastered Collection's PC CPU issues
Sega releases beta hotfix to address Yakuza Remastered Collection's PC CPU issues
A new patch for the Yakuza Remastered Collection on Steam is hoping to address a number of performance and crashing issues currently plaguing the PC port, including missing SFX in bars, distorted window images, and high CPU usage. Whilst currently only available in beta - which means only players who've encountered the issues listed above are advised to participate - the team hopes to address several known problems, including loud or glitching audio, problems with windows shortcuts, crashes during Heat Actions, and infinite loading screens for Club Shine/Jewel. "As always, thank you for your support.
Toyota's Dreamcast Virtual Showroom Discs Made Car Buying Fun
Toyota's Dreamcast Virtual Showroom Discs Made Car Buying Fun
The Sega Dreamcast was home to many notable racing games despite its short time with us, from Yu Suzuki’s Ferrari F355 Challenge to Test Drive Le Mans, Crazy Taxi and a very goofy version of Daytona USA.
Shout-out to the typewriter noise in the Yakuza games
Shout-out to the typewriter noise in the Yakuza games
They deliver a different sort of punch
Burning Rangers' Music Makes Me Want To Kick A Fire’s Ass
Burning Rangers' Music Makes Me Want To Kick A Fire’s Ass
Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s ongoing hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-ass sounds they make.
Sega And Nintendo Veterans Launch Sumo's New Publishing Division, Secret Mode
Sega And Nintendo Veterans Launch Sumo's New Publishing Division, Secret Mode
"Secret Mode knows how to nurture developer talent". Sumo Group is keeping busy recently.
Sega Wants To Know How It Can 'Enhance Your Gaming Experiences'
Sega Wants To Know How It Can 'Enhance Your Gaming Experiences'
Have your say. Hot on the heels of Atlus and its survey asking about your dream Switch ports, Sega has shared its very own set of questions in a bid to learn more about your gaming habits. The company has published a survey made up of 20-or-so questions touching upon topics such as your gaming devices, favourite genres, and even anime.
Now You Can Play With Sonic The Hedgehog's Pretty Head
Now You Can Play With Sonic The Hedgehog's Pretty Head
Sega has teamed up with toymaker Tomy to give Sonic fans a 15-inch plush hedgehog head.
Crunchy Dreamcast Loading Noises Make For A Charmingly Retro Twitch Stream
Crunchy Dreamcast Loading Noises Make For A Charmingly Retro Twitch Stream
Twitch streamers go to great lengths to make their channels unique and interesting, but sometimes separating yourself from the pack is as simple as miking up your console to capture the sounds it makes while loading data from its disc drive. Read more...
Inside Dinosaur Planet - examining Rare's recently recovered 'lost' N64 game
Inside Dinosaur Planet - examining Rare's recently recovered 'lost' N64 game
Rewind to the turn of the century - the next generation of console gaming was in its infancy with the arrival of Sega Dreamcast and the promise of PlayStation 2, but Rare was busy finishing up its latest Nintendo 64 projects.
Sega Releases Third Content Update For Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 - Adds New Characters, Songs And More
Sega Releases Third Content Update For Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 - Adds New Characters, Songs And More
Download it today. Since Sega's Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 arrived on the Nintendo Switch last December it's been receiving a number of free updates.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon is Out Now on PS5
Yakuza: Like a Dragon is Out Now on PS5
Launch trailer highlights all of the crazy antics of Ichiban Kasuga.
Popular Total War: Rome 2 mod Divide et Impera gets major update
Popular Total War: Rome 2 mod Divide et Impera gets major update
Out of all the historical Total War games, Rome II still commands a solid core of loyal fans even though the ancients-era strategy game has been around for nearly eight years now.
Yakuza Fan Is Out Here Fixing The Series' PC Versions Again
Yakuza Fan Is Out Here Fixing The Series' PC Versions Again
Like I’ve said, it’s a little rough going back and playing older Yakuza games in 2021, and not just because of the stiffer animation and lack of first-person perspective.
The Double-A Team: Rodea the Sky Soldier is an overlooked action game that deserves to take flight
The Double-A Team: Rodea the Sky Soldier is an overlooked action game that deserves to take flight
After leaving Sega, and narrowly dodging a bullet of having his name on the disaster that was Sonic 2006, Yuji Naka established his own company, Prope.
Sega's release slate was cut almost in half by COVID-19 disruption
Sega's release slate was cut almost in half by COVID-19 disruption
Japanese firm forecast 30 new releases this fiscal year in August 2020, but it now expects just 18 by the end of March
Jet Set Radio's Legacy Lives On In This Official Trailer For Bomb Rush Cyberfunk
Jet Set Radio's Legacy Lives On In This Official Trailer For Bomb Rush Cyberfunk
Lines up with JSRF's 19th anniversary. If you're a fan of the Sega series Jet Set Radio, one game you might want to be on the lookout for is Bomb Rush Cyberfunk. It's done by Team Reptile (the developer behind games like Lethal League and Lethal League Blaze) and features music in it by Hideki Naganuma - the guy who composed for Sega's Jet Set Radio series. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Yakuza's Producer Would Like To Bring Its 17th & 19th Century Spinoffs To The West
Yakuza's Producer Would Like To Bring Its 17th & 19th Century Spinoffs To The West
While Sega has eventually managed to bring all the main Yakuza games to the West, we’ve still never gotten the series’ two historical spinoffs, Ryū ga Gotoku Kenzan! and Ryū ga Gotoku Ishin!. Read more...
Persona 5 Strikers review
Persona 5 Strikers review
My Persona's dad could beat up your Persona's dad
Sega Denies It Has Anything To Do With Crazy Taxi Clone Taxi Chaos
Sega Denies It Has Anything To Do With Crazy Taxi Clone Taxi Chaos
"We are currently investigating this situation". Back in December, Taxi Chaos was announced for a wide range of systems, including the Switch.
Sonic The Hedgehog Voice Actor Says It Was His Decision To Call It A Day
Sonic The Hedgehog Voice Actor Says It Was His Decision To Call It A Day
"it’s time to be done". At the end of January, Sonic the Hedgehog's voice actor, Roger Craig Smith, announced his departure from the role. At the time, it was suspected some big changes were going on behind the scenes at Sega ahead of Sonic's 30th-anniversary celebrations.
Incredibly Rare Sega Arcade Game Found Rotting In A Field
Incredibly Rare Sega Arcade Game Found Rotting In A Field
Sega’s R360 was perhaps the most bombastic example of the company’s arcade 1980s arcade flex, a cabinet that only supported two games and of which only 200 units were ever made. Read more...
Humankind developers are planning modding tools to edit AI and more
Free hearts across Japan with the Phantom Thieves in Persona 5 Strikers, out next week on PS4
Free hearts across Japan with the Phantom Thieves in Persona 5 Strikers, out next week on PS4
The Phantom Thieves are back! The Digital Deluxe Edition of Persona 5 Strikers is available now and launches for all players February 23 on PlayStation 4.
Phantasy Star Online 2 Global is now available on the Epic Games Store
Phantasy Star Online 2 Global is now available on the Epic Games Store
Sega announced today that Phantasy Star Online 2 Global is available on the Epic Games Store.
Sega Says They Are “Really Happy” With Xbox Game Pass
Sega Says They Are “Really Happy” With Xbox Game Pass
The VP of Sega Europe says the service has helped strengthen their titles.
Beep Beep! Taxi Chaos Takes Its Directions From Crazy Taxi, Coming To Switch On February 23rd
Beep Beep! Taxi Chaos Takes Its Directions From Crazy Taxi, Coming To Switch On February 23rd
Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know whatcha got 'til it's gone. We first covered Taxi Chaos last year, when we said it was a "spiritual successor" to the much-loved Sega classic, Crazy Taxi.
Paperball Deluxe Is Like Monkey Ball (With Cats) And It's Rolling Onto Switch This March
Paperball Deluxe Is Like Monkey Ball (With Cats) And It's Rolling Onto Switch This March
Keep on rollin', kitty. A few years ago, Sega revived AiAi and friends in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD.
Things Are Horrible For Japanese Arcades Right Now
Things Are Horrible For Japanese Arcades Right Now
No doubt, the pandemic is bad for lots of businesses.
Ayrton Senna Helped Sega Make A Better F1 Game
Ayrton Senna Helped Sega Make A Better F1 Game
Up until middle school, all the kids in my hometown had their birthday parties at the same roller rink.
Here are your Humble Choice games for February 2021
Here are your Humble Choice games for February 2021
It's February. Romance is in the air, which means it's the perfect time for the latest Humble Choice bundle to offer up a selection of games about surviving the trenches of anime warfare, confronting Lovecraftian horror, and trying not to die while lost in the Alaskan wilderness.
SNK Vs. Capcom, One Of Video Gaming's Greatest Crossovers, Is Coming To Switch
SNK Vs. Capcom, One Of Video Gaming's Greatest Crossovers, Is Coming To Switch
Update: SNK vs Capcom eShop release confirmed. Update: It's officially happening: Original Story : Back in the '90s, the sheer notion of Capcom and SNK working together was as unlikely as Sega and Nintendo putting down their weapons and making friends (like that would ever happen, right?!).
Looks Like One Of Video Gaming's Greatest Crossovers Is Coming To Switch
Looks Like One Of Video Gaming's Greatest Crossovers Is Coming To Switch
Update: SNK vs Capcom eShop release confirmed. Update: It's officially happening: Original Story : Back in the '90s, the sheer notion of Capcom and SNK working together was as unlikely as Sega and Nintendo putting down their weapons and making friends (like that would ever happen, right?!).
Sonic's Voice Actor From Sonic Adventure Has Already Contacted Sega About A Possible Return
Sonic's Voice Actor From Sonic Adventure Has Already Contacted Sega About A Possible Return
"Let’s see what happens". Last week, Roger Craig Smith - the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog for over ten years - announced his departure from the role. It's obviously raised discussion about who the next Sonic voice actor could be.
LEGO Partners With Sega To Turn This Fan-Made Sonic Set Into A Real Product
LEGO Partners With Sega To Turn This Fan-Made Sonic Set Into A Real Product
It's actually happening. You know how we keep sharing these amazing fan-made LEGO Ideas projects based on video games, hoping that one day one of them will actually be made into a real thing? Well, it's finally happened! LEGO has today confirmed that the fan-made Sonic Mania - Green Hill Zone set we featured on the site last year has been given the green light.
Sonic the Hedgehog Lego announced
Sonic the Hedgehog Lego announced
Sonic the Hedgehog is getting an official Lego set featuring Sega's iconic mascot and his Green Hill Zone.
Total War: Warhammer 3 Announced for PC, Coming Late 2021
Total War: Warhammer 3 Announced for PC, Coming Late 2021
The Realm of Chaos and its Ruinous Powers feature in the upcoming sequel.
Narita Boy Is A Neo-Retro Homage To The '80s, Coming To Switch This Spring
Narita Boy Is A Neo-Retro Homage To The '80s, Coming To Switch This Spring
Grab your Betamax tapes and boot up your Sega Mega Drives. If Ready Player One left you craving more of that shameless '80s nostalgia, then Narita Boy is probably right up your alley.
Tails' Voice Actor Won't Be Voicing The Character In Sonic Prime
Tails' Voice Actor Won't Be Voicing The Character In Sonic Prime
"I’m sorry to say I am not". It's Sonic the Hedgehog's 30th anniversary this year and it seems Sega could be planning to freshen up the series a little. Just last week, we heard how the longtime voice of Sonic, Roger Craig Smith, would be moving on from the role after more than a decade.
Yakuza spin-off Judgment confirmed for PS5, Xbox Series X|S and… Stadia
Yakuza spin-off Judgment confirmed for PS5, Xbox Series X|S and… Stadia
Sega has announced Judgment is coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and Stadia, but there's no mention of a PC version. The Yakuza spin-off, which first came out as a PlayStation 4-exclusive back in 2019, launches on PS5, Xbox Series X|S and Stadia on 23rd April 2021 with "refined visuals", 60fps, improved load times and all the previously-released DLC.
Toshihiro Nagoshi to step down from Sega board of directors
Toshihiro Nagoshi to step down from Sega board of directors
The chief creative officer and Yakuza producer is to remain at the company as creative director
Judgment Coming to PS5, Xbox Series X/S and Stadia in April
Judgment Coming to PS5, Xbox Series X/S and Stadia in April
It will include all DLC, faster load times and run at 60 frames per second.
Sonic Writer Talks About His Love-Hate Relationship With The Fandom
Sonic Writer Talks About His Love-Hate Relationship With The Fandom
"I have a chequered history". In the same interview on the YouTube channel RebelTaxi, Sonic the Hedgehog writer Ken Pontac - who has seemingly moved on from Sega, spoke about his "chequered history" with the Sonic fandom over the years. As much as he loves them, he admits a "vocal group" who hated on him for "dumb reasons" have essentially "screwed it" for any other fans who wanted to see him do a panel at a convention. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Netflix Officially Announces Sonic Prime, A New 3D Animated Series
Netflix Officially Announces Sonic Prime, A New 3D Animated Series
Featuring 24 episodes. And there we have it, Netflix has now officially confirmed that a brand new Sonic series will be launching on the platform in 2022. From Sega, Wild Brain (Teletubbies, Degrassi, and Inspector Gadget) and Man of Action (Ben 10, Big Hero 6), the new animated series will be called Sonic Prime.
Sega Sammy splits video games and pachinko machines into separate companies
Sega Sammy splits video games and pachinko machines into separate companies
New structure follows a year in which COVID-19 severely disrupted Sega Sammy's operations
Sega Sammy appoints Haruki Satomi as group CEO
Sega Sammy appoints Haruki Satomi as group CEO
Former group COO will take on the role previously filled by Sammy Corporation founder Hajime Satomi
Sonic The Hedgehog Voice Actor Thanks Fans For Reaching Out
Sonic The Hedgehog Voice Actor Thanks Fans For Reaching Out
"I am overwhelmed". As you've likely heard by now, Sonic the Hedgehog's voice actor, Roger Craig Smith, has announced his departure from the role. He's voiced the blue blur across video games, television series and even movies, and has been an integral part of the Sega family for more than 10 years. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Sega's Splitting Its Amusement And Video Game Divisions, Triggering Rumours That An Acquisition Is Afoot
Sega's Splitting Its Amusement And Video Game Divisions, Triggering Rumours That An Acquisition Is Afoot
Move will "accelerate global business development". Japanese game giant Sega is making some pretty sweeping changes at the moment, splitting its video game and amusement divisions and shifting CCO Toshihiro Nagoshi into the position of creative director, effective 1st April. Both of these new businesses will remain under the ownership of SEGA Sammy, and the move is intended to "accelerate global business development by streamlining structure and accelerate decision-making".
Sega Restructures Gaming and Pachinko Businesses, Yakuza Creator Steps Down as CCO
Sega Restructures Gaming and Pachinko Businesses, Yakuza Creator Steps Down as CCO
The Yakuza series creator has taken a creative director role.
Yakuza Creator to Become Sega Creative Director, Stepping Down as CCO
Yakuza Creator to Become Sega Creative Director, Stepping Down as CCO
Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi will step down as Sega's Chief Creative Officer, and take on the role of creative director.
Yakuza Producer Leaving Sega's Board Of Directors, But Staying At Company
Yakuza Producer Leaving Sega's Board Of Directors, But Staying At Company
Today, Sega announced that Yakuza executive director and producer Toshihiro Nagoshi will be stepping down from the corporate board of directors.
M2 Has Updated Six Sega Ages Titles For Nintendo Switch
M2 Has Updated Six Sega Ages Titles For Nintendo Switch
Bug fixes, improved network play and more. The emulation experts at M2 might not necessarily be releasing any more Sega Ages titles for the Nintendo Switch, but it's not entirely done with this collection just yet. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Sega Says Goodbye To Sonic The Hedgehog's Voice Actor
Sega Says Goodbye To Sonic The Hedgehog's Voice Actor
"we are forever grateful". While we're used to reading about the voice of Mario around these parts, today it's all about Sonic's voice actor. In case you missed it, American voice actor Roger Craig Smith - who has voiced Sonic the Hedgehog in his video game outings for over ten years now - has announced his departure from the role via social media. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
The Yakuza Remastered Collection Hits Xbox Today in Glorious HD
The Yakuza Remastered Collection Hits Xbox Today in Glorious HD
The Yakuza Remastered Collection hits Xbox Game Pass today, bringing Sega classics Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 restored in glorious HD to Xbox Game Pass members! The first of three games in this collection, Yakuza 3, picks up from where the events of Yakuza Kiwami 2 left off (also available on Xbox Game Pass).