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News: The Racing Days Are Over For SEGA’s 3DS eShop Drifter, Initial D: Perfect Shift Online

The Racing Days Are Over For SEGA’s 3DS eShop Drifter, Initial D: Perfect Shift Online

Tofu delivery doesn’t last forever

Although SEGA's Initial D: Perfect Shift Online never drifted our way in the end, the 3DS eShop title based on the long-running manga series still experienced a solid performance in Japan, with more than 500,000 downloads. SEGA has now announced it will end the services for Initial D Perfect Shift Online at the...

Feature: Before They Were Enemies, Sega And Nintendo Worked On One Of The Rarest Arcade Games Ever Made

Before They Were Enemies, Sega And Nintendo Worked On One Of The Rarest Arcade Games Ever Made

Taking a look at a genuine piece of gaming history

It's tempting to look back and think of Nintendo and Sega as long-standing rivals, and that was certainly the case during 8-bit and 16-bit era until the shock announcement that Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games was coming to the Wii. However, this wasn't the first time the two companies had...

News: Sega Producer Explains Exactly What Went Wrong With Sonic Boom

Sega Producer Explains Exactly What Went Wrong With Sonic Boom

"Speed is always a Sonic thing, we didn't focus on that"

Sonic Boom was supposed to be a rebirth for Sega's iconic mascot - a cross-media blitz that would earn the company millions and create a whole new legion of loyal fans. Sadly, it didn't quite turn out that way - while the TV series was - and still is - decent enough, the Wii U and 3DS games...

Video: Did You Know That Gunstar Heroes Shipped With A Fruit Roll-Up?

Did You Know That Gunstar Heroes Shipped With A Fruit Roll-Up?

The Sega Channel takes a look at Treasure's first release

Gunstar Heroes is unquestionably one of the greatest games ever to grace Sega's 16-bit Mega Drive / Genesis system. It was also the first title from Treasure, a studio formed by former Konami employees that would find greater fame producing the likes of Radiant Silvergun, Ikaruga and Sin...

News: Game Freak’s Director Explains Why TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT Isn’t Coming to Nintendo's Digital Platforms

Game Freak’s Director Explains Why TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT Isn’t Coming to Nintendo's Digital Platforms

At least for now

It's fair to say, the recent announcement of TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT for every digital platform but the eShop has outraged Nintendo fans. When the SEGA and Game Freak collaboration was teased last week, we even alluded to the idea that Nintendo systems were in with a chance of receiving this latest title given the close...

Review: 3D Out Run (3DS eShop)

3D Out Run (3DS eShop)

The beautiful journey

Nostalgia is a wonderful thing. For people of a certain age Out Run represents days long past, a wonderful era when arcades reigned supreme and home systems paled in comparison. During this time, many valiant attempts were made to produce a home version of Yu Suzuki's 1986 driving masterpiece. However, the 'Super Scaler'...

News: Sega Is Bringing Imageepoch’s RPG Stella Glow To The Japanese 3DS This June

Sega Is Bringing Imageepoch’s RPG Stella Glow To The Japanese 3DS This June

Official site also launches

Sega has confirmed the release date for Imageepoch's (Luminous Arc) latest RPG Stella Glow in Japan. The game - which was announced last year - is hitting stores on June 4th and will cost 5,990 Yen. Coming from the same team that created Time and Eternity and Last Ranker, Stella Glow has a strong focus on music - the...

Hardware Classics: Sega Mega CD

Sega Mega CD

Mega Seedy

The rise and fall of Sega Enterprises is a classic tale of hard-won success being scuppered by a bewildering lack of focus and an incredible degree of overconfidence. The company scored an almost impossible victory by bloodying the nose of the all-powerful Nintendo in the early '90s and was arguably the first console maker to bring an...

News: Sonic Team Boss States That There Are No Plans for the Iconic Franchise to Drop Home Consoles

Sonic Team Boss States That There Are No Plans for the Iconic Franchise to Drop Home Consoles

Onwards and upwards, we hope

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric on Wii U and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal were disappointments in multiple ways - the home console entry was panned by critics and the portable iteration seemed to be largely overlooked, and between them these game accompaniments to the series spin-off have delivered disappointi

News: Former Sega of America CEO Talks Out on the Company's Mistakes and Shares Thoughts on Nintendo's Hardware Future

Former Sega of America CEO Talks Out on the Company's Mistakes and Shares Thoughts on Nintendo's Hardware Future

"I don't think [Nintendo] should give up hardware or consoles"

In a period of gaming history that seems increasingly improbable with each passing generation, we often look back to the time when Nintendo's greatest rival was Sega. The house that Sonic built was at the peak of its powers with the Mega Drive / Genesis, which went head-to-head with the...

News: Sonic Boom Sales Struggle to Explode as Sega Clarifies Restructuring Plans

Sonic Boom Sales Struggle to Explode as Sega Clarifies Restructuring Plans

Sales are slower than those for Sonic Lost World

At the end of January it emerged that Sega would be restructuring its business at the cost of around 300 jobs; now that it's issued its Q3 financial results it's clarified how that'll take place. New companies will be formed that are managed by Sega Holdings, with Sega Games taking the place of Sega...

News: 3D Streets Of Rage 2 Rated By Australian Classification Board

3D Streets Of Rage 2 Rated By Australian Classification Board

Yet another fantastic addition to SEGA's 3D Classics range

SEGA’s 3D Classics range has been well-received since it arrived here in the West in 2013. With a mixture of Mega Drive / Genesis and Arcade re-releases such as 3D Super Hang-On and 3D Streets of Rage, developer M2 eventually revealed a second batch of 3D Classics would be coming to the...

News: Sega's Digital Restructure Means 300 Staff Will Be Offered Voluntary Retirement

Sega's Digital Restructure Means 300 Staff Will Be Offered Voluntary Retirement

Aiming to "improve the business efficiency of the Group"

Sega will offer 300 of its global staff voluntary retirement in an effort to drive profits and restructure the company around smartphone and online PC games. Although Sega of America's release schedule will be unaffected, it will lose around 120 staff between 9th February and the end of...

Review: 3D After Burner II (3DS eShop)

3D After Burner II (3DS eShop)

The need for speed

Classic ports always fare better when handled by a team that approaches the source game's legacy with the utmost respect, and without a hint of hyperbole 3D After Burner II is a truly exceptional retread. Developer M2 has worked wonders with this re-release of Sega's 1987 arcade cabinet, presenting a faithful port that captures...