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Review: Sonic Lost World (3DS)

Sonic Lost World (3DS)

Smaller screens, bigger problems

Due to the disparity between technical capabilities, it's tough for a dual Wii U / 3DS release to hold up on the portable device that's captivated tens of millions of gamers. So let's just toss that comparison aside and acknowledge that much of the 3DS iteration of Sonic Lost World is following the same principles...

Feature: Last Night A Hedgehog Saved My Life

Last Night A Hedgehog Saved My Life

Damien McFerran recalls his once ardent love for Sega's Sonic

This week sees the launch of Sonic Lost World on Wii U and 3DS. Two of the most anticipated Sonic games in years, these new instalments have been subject to the usual level of hype which seems to surround any new adventure starring Sega's popular mascot. I've been swept up in this...

News: Mario & Sonic At Sochi 2014 Winter Games Confirmed For November 8th Release In Europe

Mario & Sonic At Sochi 2014 Winter Games Confirmed For November 8th Release In Europe

New modes detailed, too

Nintendo has today confirmed that Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games will launch in Europe on November 8th — the same as the North American release date that was previously revealed and then denied back in September. The game will feature 12 event based on real-life Winter Olympic sports, with another 8...

Interview: SEGA On Bringing Sonic Lost World to Wii U and 3DS

SEGA On Bringing Sonic Lost World to Wii U and 3DS

Takashi Iizuka tells us about the ambition of Sonic's latest adventure

Gone are the days when Sonic and Mario were in bitter opposition, smack-talking each other in adverts and fighting for the affections of millions of gamers. Now we have cross-overs and Nintendo-system exclusives, with Sonic Lost World arriving on the Wii U and 3DS to continue...

News: Sonic Lost World Producer Admits "There Was a Struggle in 3D Sonic Games"

Sonic Lost World Producer Admits "There Was a Struggle in 3D Sonic Games"

Takashi Iizuka tells us about moving forward on Wii U and 3DS

With its arrival in Europe this week, SEGA fans are no doubt gearing up to put Sonic Lost World through its paces, either on Wii U or 3DS. The blue blur still has a number of highly dedicated fans, and one guaranteed way to pick a fight online is to make a generic comment along the...

News: "Small" Number Of Staff Laid Off At Sega Of America

"Small" Number Of Staff Laid Off At Sega Of America

Exact number unknown

It has been confirmed that Sega of America has laid off a number of its staff. VentureBeat has reported that the number of employees affected is "small", but the exact figure is currently unknown. A spokesperson for Sega said: As the gaming industry continues to evolve, companies must adapt and adjust in order to compete and...

News: Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games May Not Be Competing on 8th November After All

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games May Not Be Competing on 8th November After All

Nintendo says the eShop notification was an error

Earlier this week it appeared the upcoming Wii U title Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games was given a release date, as a notification on the system in North America stated it would be sliding in on 8th November. However, in a dramatic twist it seems this was in fact an error as...

News: SEGA: Sonic Titles Perform "Really, Really Well on Nintendo Platforms"

SEGA: Sonic Titles Perform "Really, Really Well on Nintendo Platforms"

The design philosophy behind parkour controls is explained

Amidst a sizeable contingent of first party software this Holiday season, the arrival of Sonic Lost World on the Wii U and 3DS is certainly a cause for some third-party optimism. Our own first impressions were full of praise, and we're hopeful that the final product will deliver on the...

News: Atlus Reaches Out to Fans Regarding Acquisition by Sega

Atlus Reaches Out to Fans Regarding Acquisition by Sega

“Sega understands our drive to achieve quality”

With news that Sega Sammy has acquired Atlus’s parent company, Index still being freshly digested by many, Atlus President and CEO Naota Hiraoka has released a statement addressed to the company’s fans and customers. Hiraoka gives a brief recap of Index’s troubles and how Atlus will continue...

Weirdness: SEGA Employee Has a Bad Day, Says Bayonetta 1 & 2 Are Almost "Exactly the Same"

SEGA Employee Has a Bad Day, Says Bayonetta 1 & 2 Are Almost "Exactly the Same"

Probably not the official company line

Update: A SEGA of America employee has now reportedly taken to NeoGaf with a one-line statement back-tracking on the SEGA customer services rep reported below. The information provided is not accurate and we apologize for any confusion. Bayonetta 2 is an entirely new game. Of course, everyone already...

News: 3D Streets Of Rage Will Come With One Hit Deathblow Mode

3D Streets Of Rage Will Come With One Hit Deathblow Mode

Bare Knuckle becomes Fist of the North Star?

Sega's 3D Classics range — which has so far only seen the light of day in Japan but is due to hit the west soon — is a selection of the company's past titles adapted for the 3DS console's auto-stereoscopic display. In the games released so far, Sega has made other enhancements — such as extra game...

News: SEGA Reveals Jump in Profits in Q2 Results

SEGA Reveals Jump in Profits in Q2 Results

Boxed sales witness a slowdown, while digital performs well

SEGA has released its financial results for the second quarter of 2013, revealing a massive 408 percent leap in profits. The company recorded a 12.9 billion yen ($131.8 million/ £87 million/ €99.4 million ) profit between 1st April and 30th June, compared to the 2.5 billion yen ($25.8...