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News: Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Speeds To Earlier Release Date On Wii U

Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Speeds To Earlier Release Date On Wii U

Now launching alongside the 3DS edition

Sega has confirmed that Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric will launch in North America a week earlier than originally planned. The Wii U title — being developed by Big Red Button — was given a November 18th release date not so long ago, but this has now been pushed forward to the 11th — the same day that Sega...

News: Amazon Pre-order Bonus Will Light Up Your Sonic Boom Characters

Amazon Pre-order Bonus Will Light Up Your Sonic Boom Characters

Shine little glow-hog, glimmer, glimmer

UPDATE: This pre-order bonus only seems to apply to the US Amazon shop for now. We will update again if this changes. Step right up, my long-faced friend. Why, I know exactly what you're thinking: "My hedgehog! It spins, speeds, dives, dashes, slices, races, and saves the world but oh, woe is me why doesn't...

Matters Of Import: Taking Off With 3D Thunder Blade

Taking Off With 3D Thunder Blade

Thundering ahead?

1987 was a great year for Sega in the arcades – After Burner II was wowing gamers and the previous year’s big hit, Out Run, was still going strong. But there was another Sega game doing the rounds at the same time with equally impressive sprite scaling techniques, and that game was Thunder Blade. Broadly speaking the...

Video: Nintendo's Wild Gunman And Sega's Bank Panic Face Off In A Deadly Shootout

Nintendo's Wild Gunman And Sega's Bank Panic Face Off In A Deadly Shootout

Which one is the quickest on the draw?

Back in the '80s, it wasn't uncommon to see Sega and Nintendo launch games with similar themes in order to compete with one another, and a good example of this rivalry is the similarity between the NES light gun title Wild Gunman and the Sega Master System outing Bank Panic. Both had their origins in the...

News: Sega Announces Chopper Action Title Thunder Blade As Its Latest 3DS Classic

Sega Announces Chopper Action Title Thunder Blade As Its Latest 3DS Classic

Flying your way soon?

Sega's 3D Classic range shows no sign of slowing down, with Japanese gamers still getting to grips with Fantasy Zone II Double's new Link Loop Land mode while looking forward to this latest announcement - 3D Thunder Blade. Originally released in arcades back in 1987, Thunder Blade was another game to use Sega's impressive...

News: Sonic Boom To Be Playable At Comic-Con, "Never-Before-Seen" Sega Games to Feature

Sonic Boom To Be Playable At Comic-Con, "Never-Before-Seen" Sega Games to Feature

Sonic and co appearing at Archie Comics Booth

The upcoming San Diego Comic-Con line-up, for this weekend, continues to hot up. Sega has revealed its hand, and confirmed that there'll be playable demos of both Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric on Wii U and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal on 3DS. The games — and spin-off as a whole — will be at the Archie...

Hardware Classics: Sega Master System

Sega Master System

Everyone's favourite underdog

If you're reading this outside of Europe, then there's a very good chance that your perception of the Sega Master System is one of complete and utter failure. The 8-bit system wasn't even close to contesting the might of the NES in North America or the Famicom in Japan; although Sega at that point was a well-known...

News: Archie Announces Sonic Boom Comic Book Series to Accompany Games and Animated Show

Archie Announces Sonic Boom Comic Book Series to Accompany Games and Animated Show

And toys, don't forget the toys

Sega is determined to make 2014 the year of Sonic, launching its Sonic Boom spin-off universe with two games — Rise of Lyric on Wii U and Shattered Crystal on 3DS — accompanying a CGI animated series and a range of toys. Ahead of San Diego Comic-Con, Archie Comics has confirmed that there'll also be a comic book...

Video: Returning To Rainbow Skies with Fantasy Zone II Double

Returning To Rainbow Skies with Fantasy Zone II Double

Twice the fun or double the trouble?

After a brief break with the excellent 3D port of racing classic Outrun, M2 has turned its attention back to shooters with this release of Fantasy Zone II Double in Japan, a neat little compilation of the previously Playstation 2-exclusive System 16 remake of the Master System game Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of...

News: It Doesn't Look Like We'll Be Seing Sega Games On The Wii U Virtual Console Any Time Soon

It Doesn't Look Like We'll Be Seing Sega Games On The Wii U Virtual Console Any Time Soon

Sega of Japan's Yosuke Okunari delivers the bad news

Sega has done a fantastic job of servicing 3DS retro-lovers so far with its selection of Game Gear titles and the critically-acclaimed 3D Sega Classics range. However, the company has been curiously reluctant to bring any of its vintage titles to the Wii U eShop — despite the fact that it...

News: Japanese 3DS Owners Can Enter Sega's Fantasy Zone Again Next Week

Japanese 3DS Owners Can Enter Sega's Fantasy Zone Again Next Week

Another Sega 3D Classic inbound

We may not have been blessed with 3D Fantasy Zone here in the west yet, but lucky Japanese players will be able to get their hands on the sequel when it launches on the 3DS eShop next week. 3D Fantasy Zone II will be released on July 16th for 762 yen, including tax. The package includes the arcade version, the Master...