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December2017

  • News Sega Lowers Full Year Forecast Amid Pachinko Performance Problems

    Sales and profit predictions both take a dive

    Sega has reduced its full year sales and profit forecasts for the current financial year amid struggles in the pachinko industry. Full-year net sales of $3.38bn and profits of $98.1m were originally predicted by the Japanese veteran, but it has now revised these totals to $2.94bn and $44.6m...

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  • Random Sega Joins Up With Hooters To Promote Sonic Forces In Japan

    Yes, you read that right

    We almost didn't believe it ourselves, but Sega of Japan is teaming up with the racy restaurant chain Hooters to promote the forthcoming Sonic Forces. We can't help but feel this kind of marketing would be better suited for Sega's Yakuza franchise, but there you go.  The full, lurid details of the campaign are yet to...

  • News SEGA Knows Fans Want Sonic Adventure 3

    But, no, it doesn't sound like it'll happen

    In his 16-bit heyday, Sonic was certainly a force to be reckoned with, something that was only further reaffirmed by the recent release of Sonic Mania. It’s when the blue blur stepped into the 3rd dimension that things started going off rails, and it could be argued that Sonic Team has never quite nailed...

  • News Sega Dreamcast: Collected Works Looks Like A Dream Come True

    Sega's swansong

    We love a good book here at Nintendo Life, and they don't get much better than Read-Only Memory's Collected Works series, which takes an in-depth look at classic consoles. As a follow-on to the excellent Sega Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works there is now a Dreamcast book campaign on Kickstarter.

  • News Nintendo Switch Is Getting A New Phantasy Star Online Game

    ...and it's free-to-play with micro-transactions

    During the Japanese version of today's Nintendo Direct it was confirmed that Sega is bringing its Phantasy Star series to the Nintendo Switch. Phantasy Star Online 2: Cloud is the next instalment in the Phantasy Star Online series, which in turn is a spin-off from the classic line of JRPGs which...

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  • Video SEGA Releases Handy Puyo Puyo Tetris Tutorials

    Stack 'em up

    Puyo Puyo Tetris is just days away from its Western release on the Nintendo Switch, and in recent times SEGA has been uploading some handy tutorial videos to help you prepare for its arrival. Considering the fact this writer continually gets battered by the CPU in the demo, watching these is certainly a good idea. You can see the full...

  • News Sega Countdown Site Teases Bayonetta News Next Week

    Could we be getting Bayonetta 3?

    Sega has launched a countdown site for what appears to be another entry in the Bayonetta series. Visit this URL and you'll be presented with a mostly black screen along with days, hours and minutes counting down. In the background, it's possible to make out Bayonetta's iconic gun-packing high-heels. At the time of...

March2017

February2017

  • Video Enjoy These Epic Puyo Puyo Tetris Battles

    You don't have to speak Japanese to enjoy this, but it might help

    Puyo Puyo Tetris is set to be a welcome addition to the Nintendo Switch library when it arrives late April this year. If you were curious to know how the game plays out then footage from this recent Japanese tournament which SEGA has put up on its YouTube channel might be of interest...

January2017

  • Music Loads Of Classic Sega Albums Are Now Available On Spotify

    Welcome to the Fantasy Zone

    If you like tapping your toes to classic tunes from Sega games - and let's face it, who doesn't - then you'll be pleased to learn that the Japanese veteran has made many of its video game music album available for streaming on Spotify. The official soundtrack albums for games such as Out Run, NiGHTS, Virtua Fighter 5,

  • Matters Of Import Sega 3D Fukkoku Archives 3: Final Stage

    The end of an era

    While Sega has been curiously reluctant to update its existing Wii Virtual Console catalogue for the Wii U and 3DS, it hasn't entirely forgotten its past glories this console cycle. Courtesy of emulation experts M2 we've had some amazing updates of vintage Sega games on the 3DS, each one blessed with auto-stereoscopic visuals and a...

December2016

  • Video A Reminder That Christmas 1994 Wasn't Just About Donkey Kong Country

    "That play the records on it?"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlZtGsjJ__Q With Christmas almost here, many of you are no doubt wondering exactly what gaming goodies Saint Nick is going to leave under your tree. These days it's all 3DS, Wii U and perhaps PS4 and Xbox One, but back in 1994 there were only two real options: Nintendo and Sega. The...

  • News Save Data Unlocks Bonus Games On Sega 3D Fukkoku Archives 3: Final Stage

    Two key titles from Sega's history

    Sega 3D Fukkoku Archives 3: Final Stage hits Japan this week, and the latest issue of Famitsu has revealed that fans of the series can unlock bonus games with their existing save data. If you own Sega 3D Fukkoku Archives then you can unlock 1984's Girl's Garden - famous for marking the debut of Sonic co-creator...

  • Book Review 8-Bit Art Book

    A minimalist trip down memory lane

    We've seen lots of attractive coffee table art books aimed at retro gaming fans in recent times, which is no bad thing. Joining the ranks is a publication simply titled 8-Bit Art Book - by Ear Books - which pays homage to the visual quality of classic games spanning from 1975 to the early '90s. The author...

  • News The Altered Beast And Streets of Rage Movies You Never Knew You Wanted Are On Their Way

    Rise from your couch

    Way back in 2014 we reported that various Sega properties were being considered for TV and even movies. It sounds like these projects are one step closer to becoming a reality as two classic Sega properties - Altered Beast and Streets of Rage - have been added to the slate of Circle of Confusion (Fear The Walking Dead) and...

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