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May2011

  • News Up to 20 SEGA Games Could be Available on 3DS by Next March

    Financial statement reveals supportive pledge

    When a publisher declares to have up to 20 titles on a games console by the time it celebrates its first birthday, most can agree that's a pretty ambitious goal to set for yourself. In SEGA's financial statement for the fiscal year ending 31st March 2011, it is stated that the interim plan is to release up to 9 titles on the 3DS by the end of the..

  • News Mario and Sonic 2012 Screens Blow Minds, Collapse Worlds

    Can a hedgehog ride a horse?

    Though many are still processing the raw emotions that comes with such an alliance, Mario and Sonic are friends now: Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games and its summery counterpart Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games showed the plumber and hedgehog could put aside their differences for the sake of sporty minigames and making everyone lots of money. With..

  • News SEGA Announces More Virtual Console Titles for Wii

    Includes Virtual Console Arcade

    Even after all these years, SEGA's still committed to supporting the Virtual Console, and its European arm has just announced two new titles coming to the service. Alongside the already-revealed Monster World IV for Genesis/Mega Drive comes Virtual Console Arcade title Wonder Boy in Monster Land, set to become the sixth VCA game from SEGA. We already have Wonder Boy..

  • News SEGA Wants to Crush 3DS with New Project

    The game of your dreams

    Last month's ESRB rating for Crush 3D unearthed the game, but now SEGA is ready to shout about its upcoming 3DS puzzler. You play Danny, an insomniac whose only hope of regaining normal sleeping patterns is to undergo a series of scientific experiments that induce sleep and allow him to conquer the odd obstacles found within...

  • Rumour Sonic Generations and Time Crisis Heading to 3DS

    Gamestop thinks so, anyway

    The joy that surrounded Sega's announcement of Sonic Generations — a celebration of the hedgehog's near-20 year career — quickly dissipated for Nintendo fans when it emerged the game is not heading to Wii, 3DS or DS. Don't give up on the blue guy just yet though, as according to an alleged Gamestop release list he may...

April2011

  • News Sega Preparing a New Shining Game to "Sum Up the Series"

    Might we see Shining Generations?

    Last month we brought you news about the Shining Force SOS campaign, an attempt to reunite Sega with Golden Sun: Dark Dawn developer Camelot and bring about a glorious return of the Shining Force series. While the campaign has not yet received an official response from Camelot or Sega, there may be some hope on the...

  • Interviews High Voltage Software - Conduit 2

    We go deep inside the Wii's newest FPS

    A little under a week ago saw the release of the first person shooter Conduit 2, the highly anticipated sequel from High Voltage Software. To take a closer look at the development of the game (as well as a possible hint at future 3DS outings), we went behind the scenes with Kevin Sheller, a senior producer at...

  • News Mario & Sonic to Face Off Again at London 2012 Olympics

    Wii and 3DS on the podium

    Sonic Generations may not be heading to Nintendo platforms but fans of the spiky one won't be without a new game to buy this year, as SEGA has announced Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games for Wii and Nintendo 3DS. The game will contain 50 Olympic-themed events, some of which will be familiar from past entries — table tennis, athletics and aquatic sports all..

  • News Crush 3D to Flatten Your 3DS

    Sega to breathe new life into a PSP classic

    Crush, a unique PSP puzzler/platformer from 2007, has been outed by the ESRB as heading to the 3DS as Crush 3D. Crush was a critical success, if not a commercial one, which may give hope to those of you hoping that your favourite less-than-successful franchises might see the light of day once more. Sega's official description of the original Crush is as..

  • News Sega Teases Sonic Anniversary Announcement for 7th April

    Hold onto your sneakers

    Last year was the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., and there was much rejoicing, but this year Sega's jumping for joy over Sonic the Hedgehog reaching 20 years old. While Sonic's official birthday is 23rd June, the celebrations kick off on Thursday 7th April at the official Sonic the Hedgehog Facebook page. The Sonic...

  • News Captain America and Thor Trailers Power-Up Wii Together

    Sega's Marvel-lous double team

    Cards on the table here: Sega's comic book movie tie-ins have not been fantastic. Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Incredible Hulk; none of these games have set the world of Wii alight. But hey, we have new trailers for Thor: God of Thunder and Captain America: Super Soldier to make things better. Both tie-ins for upcoming Marvel movies to be released this summer and both..

March2011

  • News Sega Auctions Rare Memorabilia to Raise Money for Charity

    Artwork, clothing... pillowcases?

    In an effort to raise money for the relief effort following the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, Sega of America is auctioning off a wide range of rare collectibles with 100% of the money raised going directly to the Red Cross. With everything from NiGHTS Journey of Dreams pillowcases to House of the...

  • News Get Your Monkey Race On with this Super Monkey Ball 3D Trailer

    On your marks. Get set. Monkey!

    Balls won't be the only thing spinning when Super Monkey Ball 3D launches this week as we see in SEGA's new Monkey Race trailer, wheels will be spinning faster than you can say "bananas". As well as the single-player puzzle levels, gamers can take part in two other play modes: Monkey Race, and Monkey Fight. Fans of the series will be familiar with both..

  • News Enjoy the Sights in this Conduit 2 Environments Trailer

    Where will Agent Ford's mission take him?

    We've been treated to a brief weapons preview in High Voltage Software's first-person shooter Conduit 2, now it's time to take a peak at the in-game environments that we'll be utilising said weapons in via SEGA's new trailer. At just over a minute in duration, the trailer is indeed a short one but long enough to show some of the exotic places gamers will be..

  • News Get Fired Up Over This Conduit 2 Weapons Preview

    What will gamers pack next month?

    It's a shame that Conduit 2 from High Voltage Software has been plagued by several delays, but if in-game improvements come as a result, then it's probably worth it. While we wait for the first-person shooter sequel to hit both sides of the Atlantic next month, producer Keith Hladik and six-year veteran at HVS releases a brief preview of weapons that will be at..

  • News Sega Releases New Super Monkey Ball 3D Trailer

    Roll 'em!

    The upcoming launch of the 3DS system in regions outside of Japan has caused a rush of new media and information to start flowing and the nice folks at Sega were kind enough to send over a brand new gameplay trailer of their upcoming Super Monkey Ball 3D release. The video shows off quite a few of the different worlds found in the game, not to mention some of the special effects that are..

  • Features The Game Gear Games We Need on 3DS Virtual Console

    We go digging in the Sega vaults

    We already know about the first five Game Gear games for 3DS Virtual Console, but looking further down the line, what titles would we love to see made available on the console's download service? Below are just some of the games we'd love to download after the eShop launches in May. Shinobi II: The Silent Fury: The...

  • News Lend Your Voice to the Save Our Shining Force Campaign

    It could make all the difference

    Thanks to the wonders of the Virtual Console, many Nintendo gamers have been introduced to the wonders of Sega's Shining Force and Shining Force II games, but sadly the series hit hard times during the Sega Saturn days, causing developer Camelot to part ways with Sega, and the series has never recovered. Several...

  • News Sega Names First Game Gear Games for 3DS Virtual Console

    Surprise! Sonic!

    The news that Game Gear and TurboGrafx-16 games are coming to 3DS Virtual Console was welcomed by all, and Sega has already announced five of the games it'll be bringing to the service when it launches in late May. Classic gem-stacker Columns and ninja outing Shinobi (known as The G.G. Shinobi in Japan) will need no introduction to...

  • News Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 Likely to have a Bigger Budget

    First episode success gives developer more gold rings

    Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 marked the welcome return of the blue spiky one's 2D home console adventures after a long hiatus, and now, four months after the release of the debut title in the latest episodic adventure, talk is starting to flow on what we can expect from Episode 2. Brand Manager Ken Balough has been participating in the..

February2011

  • News Activision and Sega Combine to Create Wappy Dog for DS

    Ruff prototype shown

    Sega's not just a beloved games publisher and former hardware king; its Sega Toys division creates physical toys as well, with its latest creation joining forces with Activision for one of the DS's most unusual games yet. Named Wappy Dog, it's a plastic pooch that's essentially a much more evolved form of Sega's previous Poo-Chi toy: you can play with the dog as a toy in its..

  • Features 10 Sega Games We Want on 3DS

    Just 10?!

    3DS has got a pretty promising line-up of titles from third-party publishers, with day one support from Capcom, Konami, Sega, EA and more, and plenty more to come in the future. That said, we put our thinking caps on here at Nintendo Life to think of which titles we want to see from publishers in the future, starting from Nintendo's old...

  • News Sonic Colours Sells 1.85 Million Copies Worldwide

    Turning rings into coins

    Last year's hedgehog outing Sonic Colours on Wii and Sonic Colours were two of the year's better platformers, and certainly the highlight of the blue spiky one's recent career. Sega recently released some provisional sales figures for the game, and although it didn't necessarily set the charts alight it still posted decent...

  • News Japan Getting Online Multiplayer for a Virtual Console Title

    Sega is the first to add an oft-requested feature to a game

    Nintendo has a stern policy not to change anything in Virtual Console games unless it is absolutely necessary. As such, only a very small number of Virtual Console titles have been different from the original releases - Notable examples have been the advertisements in Wave Race 64,...

  • News Brand New Conduit 2 Weapons Trailer Touches Down

    And new screenshots to boot

    It's Conduit 2 overload this week – first came the news that High Voltage is bringing The Conduit to 3DS, now Sega has detonated a new trailer and multiplayer screenshots too. The trailer shows off some of the old and new weapons you'll be causing chaos with in Conduit 2, ranging from the offbeat to the frankly mental...

January2011

  • News If You're Down Under, Nab an Agent Ford Statue with Conduit 2

    Limited edition goodies inside

    We brought you new Conduit 2 screenshots yesterday, as well as details of the multiplayer modes, and if they put you in a pre-ordering frame of mind – and you live in Australia or New Zealand – you might want to check out the game's Limited Edition. Pre-order the Limited Edition from GAME, JB HiFi or EB Games and...

  • News Sega Lets Loose with New Conduit 2 Screens and Details

    Multiplayer blown wide open

    To get you into the alien-blasting mood ahead of the release of Conduit 2, Sega has furnished us with a stimulus pack of new screenshots and a list of the 14 multiplayer modes that feature in the sequel. There's the usual array of deathmatch and capture the flag gametypes, with other modes inspired by other successful...

  • News Sonic Colours Soundtrack Racing to iTunes

    Grab some sonic satisfaction

    Wii platformer Sonic Colours (or Sonic Colors, if you prefer) was praised for its soundtrack, and iTunes users will be able to download the game's audio stylings across North America, Europe and Japan from January 26th. At $1.29 / £0.99 a track it's likely to mount up, with 82 tracks spread across three discs, but you...

  • News Sega Announces PAL Region Release Dates for Conduit 2

    New weapons trailer to check out too

    Eurocom made sure 2010 went out with a bang by chipping in with its Wii version of GoldenEye 007, securing itself as one of the top first-person shooters on the console. High Voltage Software has yet to release its upcoming shooter though, but at least the dates have been set as to when gamers can get their hands on the anticipated sequel to 2009's The Conduit..

  • News Charge Your Wii Remotes with Sonic Induction Power

    Sit them down, charge them up

    There's truly no more stylish way to charge your Wii Remote's exhausted batteries than this Sonic the Hedgehog induction charger, but there are plenty of cheaper ones: this baby will set you back a hefty $49.99. Powering your Remotes by the magic of induction, you can replenish their battery power without removing their...

December2010

  • News Go Behind the Scenes on Conduit 2 with High Voltage

    Through the wormhole

    Excited about Conduit 2? Want to know more about the game's opening sequence from High Voltage Software's Eric Stoll? If you answered "yes" and "sort of" you might want to check out the official SEGA Europe blog giving a little background to the game's introductory cinematic. If you haven't seen the video yet...

  • News Sega's 3DS Line-Up May Include Some Old IP Revivals

    Speculation mode: ACTIVATED

    Sega's been pretty vocal about its 3DS version of Super Monkey Ball, but we know it's not the only game on the way from the house that Sonic built. Sega West's Alan Pritchard spoke to Game Informer about the company's plans, and without even confirming any new titles did enough to send the Nintendo Life Speculate-O-Tron...

  • News First Super Monkey Ball 3DS Trailer is Bananas

    Opposable thumbs mandatory

    Sega's Super Monkey Ball series has appeared on every Nintendo console since the GameBoy Advance, so it's no surprise it'll be launching for 3DS next year, with much the same formula that's entertained countless monkey lovers for years. Below we have the first Japanese trailer for the game, completely free of surprises and...

  • News First Thor Wii Screenshot Takes the Bull by the Horns

    Or whatever you'd call that creature

    Sega's Thor: God of Thunder is the next title in the Japanese publisher's collaboration with Marvel Comics, following previous tie-ins for The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man, with the game heading to Wii and DS next year. Sega has just revealed the first screenshot of the game showing the God of Thunder tackling an enormous beast, so it's business as usual in..

November2010

  • News Super Monkey Ball 3DS Site Rolls Up with New Information

    It's all in Japanese, though

    If, like us, you're itching to get your hands on some Super Monkey Ball action for 3DS, the game's official website might ramp up that excitement just a little bit. Whilst we already knew the title would include the popular Monkey Race and Monkey Fight modes, the first screenshots show off the monkeys in cars and wielding hammers, a distinct departure from the modes'..

  • News New Conduit 2 Trailer Heavy on Talk, Light on Action

    A little less conversation, a little more action, please

    Whilst previous trailers for Conduit 2 have focused on the game's massive amounts of bullets, bangs, booms and bombs, this latest trailer shows off the game's cinematic leanings. New voice actors take up the story after the final events of The Conduit, with Agent Ford drawn deeper into the...

  • News Sonic Colours Barely Breaks into UK Top 40

    Disappointing figures for 'hog's latest

    Sonic Colours for DS and Wii have been garnering positive reviews all over the globe – don't worry, we're working on our reviews too – and launched in the UK on Friday with a somewhat unconventional marketing approach. Whilst there once was a time a Sonic game on Nintendo platforms would be eaten up by the games-buying public, Colours has performed very..

  • News Sega Creates an Animal Crossing to Promote Sonic Colours

    Wordplay!

    Okay, so Sega isn't really creating an instalment in Nintendo's happiest franchise Animal Crossing, but the blue and white company did create a safe hedgehog crossing point in London to promote this Friday's release of Sonic Colours for Wii and DS. With 50,000 hedgehogs a year lacking the speed to cross British roads safely, Sega dedicated a stretch of London asphalt to educating the..

  • News Dive into Conduit 2's Special Edition Only at Gamestop

    Art, skins and extra in-game goodies

    If you're excited about Conduit 2 this Gamestop-exclusive special edition package might just ramp up your giddy-o-meter just a notch or two. Available online or in-store at $49.99, the bundle includes a 44-page art book, an enhancement for the All Seeing Eye and an exclusive multiplayer skin, which isn't a bad...

October2010

  • News Grab a Blue Classic Controller with Sonic Colours Down Under

    And the figures too

    The Sonic Colours Special Edition with the Wisp figures is all well and good, but what it's really lacking is an awesome blue Classic Controller. Thankfully now gamers down under can grab themselves a branded Classic Controller when the game launches later this year. Retailer JB Hi-Fi has the bundle available for AU$89.00, pretty cheap compared to the AU$115 being asked for..

  • News Purple Power Unveiled in Latest Sonic Colours Trailer

    The power is... smashing things up

    Have you been keeping count of the Wisp powers unveiled for Sonic Colours so far? We've lost count by now, but we can add one more to that number with this latest trailer unveiling the purple Wisp that grants Sonic the power of frenzy. It seems the Wisp transforms the hedgehog into some kind of huge-jawed animal, chomping through blocks and badniks whilst growing..

  • News New Conduit 2 Trailer Suitably Full of Bombs, Bullets and Bombast

    Let the action commence

    Conduit 2 will launch in February, but you can get yourself all geared up in advance with this new trailer showing off some of the new weapons and arenas available in the upcoming sequel. Conduit 2 looks like maintaining the prequel's reputation for outstanding graphics: if it can improve on some of the things The Conduit got...

  • News Conduit 2 Ready for Action in February 2011

    Sega makes a date

    The news of Conduit 2's delay until 2011 was met with more understanding than usual: any time spent polishing the promising FPS should be welcomed. Now Sega has announced the game will make its big entrance in February 2011, with support for PDP's Headbanger headset alongside a dual analogue control scheme for Classic Controller users. Let's hope the extra development time means..

  • News New Sonic Colours Wii Trailer Shows Off Multiplayer Action

    Two player 2D action on the way

    Wii's Sonic Colours (or Sonic Colors if you're of that persuasion) is set to feature a multiplayer game where two hedgehog fans can team up to overcome specially-designed levels. But why do the characters have antennae on their heads? They're part of Dr Eggman's Sonic Simulator, of course. This new gameplay trailer...

  • News Sonic Colours DS Includes Leaderboards and Online Multiplayer

    Wii gets leaderboards too

    We knew that Sonic Colours Wii is going to feature cooperative multiplayer, but an IGN interview with Sonic Team lord Takashi Iizuka has revealed the DS version will also feature multiplayer, either through local wireless play or online via Nintendo WiFi Connection. As opposed to the Wii version's cooperative play the DS game will include a head-to-head race mode for..

  • Rumour Sonic 20th Birthday Pack Not Just Selling 16-Bit Memories

    Best of Sonic in glorious 3D... wait, come back!

    It's a rich old time for fans of classic side-scrolling platformers: Super Mario Bros. celebrated its 25th anniversary recently, and next year – June 23rd, to be precise – is the 20th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog. With Nintendo having pushed the boat out to commemorate its iconic hero's 25th...

  • News Sega Strikes Poor Sonic Games from Catalogue to "Increase Brand Value"

    Below-average games no longer sold

    Sonic's career has more ups-and-downs than a Dr Robotnik theme park, and nobody's more aware and more hurt by this than Sega itself. In fact, the company's so upset by the hedgehog's past transgressions that it's removing his less enjoyable adventures from its back catalogue. Sega's senior vice president of EMEA...

  • Interviews Sega - Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1

    We chat about the hedgehog's 2D return

    It's nearly here: Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 is released on WiiWare in North America on October 11th, with a European release following on Friday October 15th. With the game now finished and so very nearly here, we caught up with Ken Balough, Digital Brand Manager for Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I, to pose some questions about the hedgehog's impending..

  • News Captain America Bringing Justice to Wii and DS Next Year

    The latest in Sega's comic book titles

    Sega's rather busy on the old Marvel Comics licence these days, having brought Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and The Incredible Hulk to Wii and DS, with another title based on the upcoming Thor movie currently in development. The company has also just announced it's bringing Captain America: Super Soldier to Wii and DS...

  • News Mario and Sonic Olympics was Yuji Naka's Idea, says Yuji Naka

    Idea pitched before he left Sega

    The man behind Sonic the Hedgehog, Yuji Naka, had left Sega by the time Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games was underway, but Mr Naka has said that he came up with the concept before his departure. Speaking to the audience at this year's Eurogamer Expo in London, Mr Naka said: It was actually my idea, and I was the one who approached Nintendo about it. I thought..

September2010

  • News Super Monkey Ball 3DS Title to Roll Out Next Year

    Get ready to tilt some monkeys in the palm of your hand

    Earlier today we brought you the 3DS software trailer and the only reason our eyeballs didn't implode with excitement from the barrage of treats on display was because we're weren't seeing it in 3D. At just under three minutes in duration, it showed clips from twenty 3DS titles and one of them features little monkeys running around inside..

  • News Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Races to WiiWare on October 11th

    WiiWare gets it before XBLA and PSN

    Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode One will come to WiiWare on Monday October 11th with a European release to follow on Friday October 15th. The game will cost 1500 Points, as previously claimed by Nintendo Power. WiiWare will also receive the game before Xbox 360 and PS3 owners, if only by a matter of days. Our...

  • News Nintendo Power Claims Sonic 4: Episode 1 Will Cost 1500 Points

    High price for hedgehog heaven

    Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 is one of WiiWare's most anticipated games, either because of or despite the claims it will bring Sonic back to his glory days, depending on your point of view. Flagship WiiWare titles don't come cheap however, and the latest issue of Nintendo Power claims Sonic's next outing will set you back a sizeable 1,500 Wii Points. Considering..

  • News Sonic Colours Gets Special Edition Figures in PAL Regions

    Grab a batch of toys with the game

    North American hedgehog fans will be able to keep their heads warm with this pre-order Sonic hat, but gamers Down Under are heading towards a warmer time of year. What will they get to honour the release of Sonic Colours? Some figurines, that's what. EB Games Australia lists special editions for both the Wii and DS versions of Sonic Colours, both of which include..

  • News Expect More Sonic Games Like Sonic Colours

    Series no longer so serious, says producer

    Whether you're an old-school Sonic fan or one who's new to the hog's adventures, Sonic Colours looks set to cut fans' feelings right down the middle with its blend of high-speed platforming, multiplayer action and range of power-ups. The game's producer and head of Sonic Team, Takashi Iizuka, has said in an interview the game is an indication of the future..

  • News Sega Emits a Spectrum of Sonic Colours Information

    Little flecks of detail

    From manoeuvres that the little blue hedgehog can perform, as showcased in an early gameplay trailer, to hints of new characters, information on Sonic Colours for the Wii and DS has slowly been released from Sega's grasp, although all will not be mentioned in your typical news articles. In similar fashion

  • News Double Up in Sonic Colours Co-Op Multiplayer

    Wii version gets team play

    When screenshots of Sonic Colours Wii leaked recently showing grey Sonics with antennae, it was hard to know what to make of them. It's considerably easier now though, as Sega has revealed the first information of the game's multiplayer element. Unlocked through collecting hidden special rings in the single-player game, the two-player mode is focused on players using Wisp..

  • News Takashi Iizuka Interested in Creating NiGHTS 3

    Some fans not so keen

    NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams could have been fantastic: a sequel to one of the all-time great Sega games, NiGHTS into Dreams on Sega Saturn, Journey of Dreams sadly missed the mark by changing the original's addictive score attack focus with a wider range of challenges and scenarios. The short development time mandated by Sega...

August2010

  • News New Sonic Wisp Power-Ups Help Sonic Hover and More

    Green and pink Wisps unveiled

    With generally positive impressions of Sonic Colours for DS following E3, Sega isn't about to let you forget about Sonic Colours for Wii, announcing two new power-ups for the game this week. The first is the Pink Wisp, which galvanises Sonic's spikes to allow him to stick to walls and ceilings, allowing him to explore new routes in certain levels of the game. Exclusive..

  • News Archie Writer Reveals Sonic Colours Comic, Hints at New Characters

    Hints as subtle as a Dr Robotnik creation

    Sonic the Hedgehog stars in the world's longest-running video game comic (it's true), so it shouldn't be a surprise that the Archie Comics team is already beavering away on a set of new stories to complement the upcoming Sonic Colours for Wii and DS. Comic writer Ian Flynn spoke to First Comics News about the upcoming adaptation, which will begin in issue..

  • News First Sonic Colours Gameplay Trailer Drills, Dashes and Grinds

    Wisps on Wii

    Fresh from the announcement of mid-November release dates for Sonic Colours on Wii and DS, Sega has smashed open a monitor, releasing a brand new gameplay trailer for the Wii game into the wild. Showing off Tropical Resort and Sweet Mountain as well as two Wisp powers, and with recent claims from producer Takashi Iizuka that the game won't suffer from the Sonic Cycle still hanging in..

  • News Sonic Colours Gets Release Dates

    New Sonic titles in time for Christmas

    Sega has just announced North American and European release dates for their upcoming Sonic Colours Wii and DS releases. The games will hit European territories first on November 12th, followed by North American retailers four days later on November 16th. Experience non-stop action as Sonic, with the new Color...

  • News Thrill Friends and Family with These Sonic Remote Control Cars

    Sonic and Knuckles take to the track

    If there's one thing better than new video games merchandise, we haven't found it yet. Feast your eyes on these new remote control cars from NKOK, showing Sonic and Knuckles in their Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing mobiles. Apparently capable of a top speed of a whopping 7mph, boasting fully working headlights and different frequencies so you and your friends..

July2010

  • News Thor to Hammer Down His Presence on Wii & DS in 2011

    The God of Thunder gets his first standalone video game outing

    As far as video game adaptations go, graphic novels and comics can be a goldmine. Sega recently announced that they're to mine one of those nuggets, and just in time for Comic Con season: Marvel's Thor. Thor: The Video Game has been announced as a third-person action game in development across all platforms and scheduled for release..

June2010

  • News Your Love for Sonic Could Earn You a Trip to Sega Japan

    If you can ably express it in video format, that is

    It's Sonic's 19th birthday today, and Sega isn't showering Nintendo fans with game discounts; in fact, it's offering something far better. If you really, really love Sonic – and everybody does, of course – your passion for the blue speedball could win you a trip to Sega Japan to meet the Sonic...

  • News Sega Pondering Bringing Adult Titles to 3DS

    Alien and House of the Dead could find handheld homes

    The 3DS's initial line-up is full of mature titles, with Metal Gear Solid 3 and the new trailer for Resident Evil Revelations showing exactly what's possible on the console. Now Sega is pondering bringing some of its more mature properties over to the machine. Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, Sega...

  • E3 2010 Sonic Colours Looks Seriously Tasty

    Sweet Mountain screenshots show burgers, sweets and wisps

    Sega isn't holding an official press conference during E3 but that doesn't mean it's going to shrink away: today it's unveiled brand new screenshots and a trailer of upcoming hedgehog platformer Sonic Colours (or, if you don't speak British English, Sonic Colors) for Wii and DS. The Wii...

  • News Conduit 2 Powers Up with MotionPlus Support

    Sega sequel getting extra precision

    Most people's issues with The Conduit didn't focus on the controls which were, in general, pretty good, but High Voltage Software is clearly keen to tidy them up with the sequel, announcing that the follow-up will support the MotionPlus peripheral for even better accuracy. Rather than taking the Red Steel 2 route...

  • News Vote for a Conduit Map to Return in Conduit 2

    High Voltage wants your input

    Promising to listen to your fans when revisiting a title and actually listening to them are often two totally different things, so it's cheering to see Conduit 2 developers High Voltage opening up a virtual voting booth, giving fans a chance to revisit their favourite maps from the original Conduit title. Head over to...

  • News Gawp at these First Ever Screenshots of Sonic the Hedgehog

    All the way from 1990

    Twenty years ago, Sega showed off its bold new mascot for the first time at the Tokyo Toy Show. He may only have been two months old, but Sonic the Hedgehog was already walking and wagging his finger as these scans from 1990's EGM 13 show. Even with twelve months of its development cycle left, it's remarkable how much of the game's iconic graphical style was nailed-down:..

  • News First Sonic Colours Details Emerge

    And the first "return to form" claim is right behind

    The announcement of Sonic Colours for Wii and DS was a bit of a bolt from the blue (pardon the pun), with just a rendered trailer and short press release to go on. Now with the cat out of the bag the first proper information is starting to trickle through, with a Nintendo Power interview with Sonic honcho Takashi Iizuka revealing plenty about the..

May2010

  • News Get Ready for More 3D Sonics: Sega Will Invest Heavily in 3DS

    Console is "landmark hardware" says Sega top man

    Renegade Kid's Jools Watsham recently spoke out saying he believed Western third-parties would get behind the 3DS after being put off by the lack of success on DS and now, from the other side of the world, Japanese giant Sega has confirmed its intentions to support 3DS fully. Speaking to Japanese...

  • News New Sonic 4 Trailer Almost Makes Up for Delay

    Game pushed back for surprising reason

    We reported yesterday that Sega's great white Sonic hope, WiiWare 'hog platformer Sonic the Hedgehog 4, has been pushed back from its Summer release date to a late 2010 date now instead. Why is that? It turns out that Sega wants the extra time to take onboard fan feedback about the game, though predictably it...

  • News Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Speeds Past Summer Release Date, Into Late 2010

    Delay for WiiWare platformer for extra polish

    Nobody likes being made to wait, especially Sonic himself, but Sega has just announced its upcoming return to the hog's 2D roots, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1, is going to miss its Summer release slot and will now be available in "late 2010." SEGA has decided to extend the development of the game, and will now release Sonic The Hedgehog 4..

  • News Tournament of Legends Trailer Smacks Us With a Multi-hit Combo

    See High Voltage Software's beat 'em up in action

    Beat 'em up gamers will be glad to know that Sega has released another gameplay trailer for the upcoming Tournament of Legends, developed by High Voltage Software for the Wii. Looking slick and action-packed, feast your eyes on it below. Using characters with a mythical undertone, players can wield up to two weapons, one in each hand using the Wii..

April2010

  • News Sega Bringing Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns to Wii

    Gunfire and explosions to occur constantly

    Tired of endlessly playing House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return and Ghost Squad over and over again, wishing that the same company would bring more arcade light gun shooters to the Wii because these are the only games that you can enjoy? Your wait is over. The ESRB recently rated Gunblade NY & LA Machineguns Arcade Hits Pack "Teen", thus..

February2010

  • News Dimps Revealed As Sonic 4 Developer

    Sonic Team not involved, say Sega

    Sega's highly-esteemed internal development studio Sonic Team may be named after the character it helped to create but it will apparently have nothing to do with the production of the upcoming Sonic 4. Coding duties have instead fallen to Dimps, the team which helped Capcom make Street Fighter IV. While this news...

  • News Sonic Classic Collection Goes Collectible

    Limited edition for Australia and Spain

    Get ready to add yet another tin case to your growing collection, as SEGA have confirmed the existence of a limited edition release for Sonic Classic Collection for the Nintendo DS. The set comes in the aforementioned tin case, the contents of which are an exclusive Sonic figurine, five postcards featuring artwork from the Sonic series, an O-ring sleeve..

  • News OpaOpa and ChuChu's Rocket into Sega and Sonic All-Stars Racing

    Jacky, Akira and Bonanza Bros join the fun too

    Sumo Digital are shaping up Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing is full of goodies for Sega fans old and new. The offical website has been updated to bring the full character list up to speed and they include the sentient ship Opa Opa of the Fantasy Zone series and a quadruple of ChuChus from the Dreamcast and GameBoy Advance classic Chu Chu Rocket. Also..

  • News Sonic & Knuckles Coming to EU Virtual Console on 12th February

    Sega due to finally complete the Mega Drive series

    It's been a big day for hedgehog fans. Along with the Sonic 4 reveal today, Sega has also let slip that Sonic & Knuckles is now Wii-bound at long last. The 1994 title is a follow-on from Sonic 3 story-wise, continuing the journey of Sonic as he takes down the Death Egg, and Knuckles's path as he reclaims Angel Island after learning of..

  • News Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 Coming to Wii

    A return to 2D side-scrolling action of old - now with trailer!

    Sega has just announced that Project Needlemouse is in fact a return to the 2D Sonic side-scrolling action of the 16-bit era. The game will be called Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 and will be released on XBLA, PSN, and WiiWare this Summer. Below is a snippet of the interview conducted...

January2010

  • News Project Needlemouse Stories Come and Go

    Sega pull reported leaks as quickly as they appear

    Reports regarding Sega’s Project Needlemouse are appearing on the Internet and subsequently disappearing faster than the blue blur himself. The stories relate to a number of leaked details that Sega aren’t ready for you to see yet, namely the platform(s) the game will appear on and the game’s content and structure. We here at Nintendo Life..

  • News Sega Wheels Out Sonic All-Stars Racing Pack

    UK racers get blue shells - not the annoying kind, though.

    Judging by the hundreds of thousands of hours spent playing Mario Kart Wii since its release two years ago, those official Wii Wheels must be getting smashed to dust by now. Well, for anyone after a nice new wheel and a character-based driving game to replace it, SEGA has just the thing on...

  • News Project Needlemouse to Focus Solely on Sonic?

    No super sidekicks this time

    Sonic has taken a lot of criticism for his most recent 3D outing, Sonic Unleashed.The main problems being that Sega need to leave out all so-called "fake" characters and focus purely on the blue blur himself, as well as keeping it 2D and fast. Well it looks as if Sega has finally listened to the fans calling...

  • News Ulala and Crazy Taxi Joining Sonic & Sega All-Star Racing

    More characters to be revealed

    Sega have released another trailer of the racer being developed by Sumo Digital, showing off Ulala from Dreamcast game Space Channel 5 and Crazy Taxi's BD Joe, which received a rather good GameCube conversion a few years back. It's been announced there will be 24 tracks in total, a healthy amount though just shy of Mario Kart Wii. Sumo Digital have also revealed some..

  • News Sega: Nintendo Should Support Mature Gamers

    Bloody Mario...

    Speaking after the news that Sega is starting to have second thoughts at attempts to target older Wii gamers, following slow sales of other publishers' software and its own mature titles, the company believes that Nintendo should be trying to widen the market with its own 18 certificate games. James Rebours, the CEO of Sega for France and Spain, has spoken about the lack of support..

  • News UK Theme Park Getting Sonic-Branded Ride

    Due to open February Half Term

    UK theme park Alton Towers is currently preparing to reopen for February Half Term, and Sonic fansite Sonic Stadium has heard that apparently the "Spinball Whizzer" attraction at the big UK attraction is being re-designed this year to a Sonic the Hedgehog theme. The site's source mentions this is for a...

  • News Miis Race to the Finish in Sonic Racing

    Fed up with Sonic? Use your own face, then

    Whilst Avatar support was confirmed for Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing for some other formats, SEGA has just confirmed you'll be able to use your Mii characters to race through the Wii version. Mii racers will have an exclusive All-Stars move to tear up the track, giving them a fight chance against all the motorbike-driving martial artists and other..

  • News Sega to Abandon Mature Wii Audience?

    Dead Space sales scare publisher

    Sega has been one of the forerunners when it comes to pushing mature games on the Wii. Unfortunately, it appears that poor sales of EA’s Dead Space Extraction - coupled with disappointing commercial performance of its own titles, such as MadWorld and House of the Dead: Overkill - has given Sega second thoughts on...

December2009

October2009

  • News Sega Invites You to Get Your PS0 On

    Head to their San Francisco HQ for Phantasy Star multiplayer!

    With Sega's epic multiplayer DS RPG Phantasy Star Zero hurtling towards its US release in a few weeks, the kind chaps and chapesses at SEGA have thrown open their doors to invite you - the great general public - the chance to visit their offices in San Francisco and enjoy the game in a multiplayer setting. If you're free on Wednesday..

  • News Ryo Hazuki to Search for Sailors in Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing

    Shenmue main man confirmed for racing game!

    It's been a long and tearful six years since we last saw Ryo Hazuki on a console (that's Shenmue II on Xbox, fact-fans) but now the face-plastered one is set to return as a playable character in Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing! This new video just sent to us by Sega shows Ryo thundering around the game's...

September2009

  • News Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll TGS Trailer and Info

    Ei-Ei-Poo!

    Sega has announced at Tokyo Games Show that the next instalment in the Super Monkey Ball franchise will hit the Wii in February 2010, and also provided us with a few more details about the game itself. We already know the monkeys will be controlled via the Balance Board, although the game will still support the Remote and Nunchuk controls. Sega also revealed that the story mode will be..

  • News Here Are Those Mario & Sonic Dream Events You Ordered

    First look at the special events of Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Winter Games

    Sega Europe has released a trailer that details the "Dream Events" featured in the forthcoming Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Winter Games. As fans of the original game will tell you, these events are a little bit on the zany side, and as a result they're often more fun than the more "normal"..

August2009

  • News Spidey goes pink in The Revenge of Shinobi

    Peter Parker might have something to say about this.

    Hardcore SEGA fans will no doubt be aware that The Revenge of Shinobi on the Mega Drive / Genesis had a few incarnations during its lifetime due to copyright issues. It’s a proud person who still owns the original Mega Drive cart which features boss characters such as The Hulk, The Terminator,...

  • News Brand New Wacky World of Sports Screens

    Check out the newest screens from the wacky Sega sports title.

    Sega's just released a brand new batch of screenshots for their upcoming Wii sports release Wacky World of Sports that you can check out below along with a bit of information from the press release. The craziest, wackiest sports on Earth come to the Wii™ with collection of 10 over-the-top mini games. Choose from variety of unique..

  • News First Screens of Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll

    Check out Sega's upcoming Balance Board party game in action!

    We just got in five brand new screenshots of Sega's upcoming Wii release Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll in action. Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll makes use of the Nintendo Wii Balance Board to offer up an all-new party game experience for the Wii console. You'll have to tilt and...

July2009

  • News Sega Releases Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll Trailer

    Check out the announcement trailer in action!

    Sega has just released the official announcement trailer for their upcoming Wii title Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll. The game is currently on tap for an early 2010 release and will center around the Wii Balance Board peripheral. Are you ready to roll? Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll makes use of the Wii Balance Board in an all-new party game for..

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