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  • News "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 Extra Pre-Order DLC Available for Sonic Lost World on Wii U

    Bonuses for UK and North America

    Is Sonic Lost World’s Deadly Six Edition not quite enough incentive for you to plunk down for a pre-order, or are you just always on the lookout for more stuff? Depending on where you go, you can get some extra in-game goodies on top of the extra NiGHTS-inspired play. For UK consumers, ShopTo is offering codes

  • News 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 Unleashes a Plethora of Sonic Lost World Screens

    And yes, that includes 3DS screens

    With its release now roughly a month away, SEGA is ramping up the presence of the upcoming Sonic Lost World on Wii U and 3DS. This week we've already learned more about the design ideas for Sonic's parkour moves, and even the eShop file sizes; SEGA's now followed up wit

  • News 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

    “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...

  • News Sega Sammy Acquires Atlus Parent Company Index For 14 Billion Yen

    Reports suggest purchase will take place in November

    UPDATE: It's now been confirmed that SEGA — or rather a part of the company called Sega Dream Corporation — has indeed bought Atlus. It's anticipated that the deal will be wrapped up by 1st November, and the following was in the press release. The Company believes that transfer of Index's...

  • Video 3D Streets Of Rage's "One Punch" Mode Is Surprisingly Entertaining

    Perfect for newbies, too

    3D Streets of Rage has just hit the Japanese 3DS eShop — where it's known by the Japanese title of 3D Bare Knuckle — and it features a mode where your character can kill enemies with a single punch. While this makes the game incredibly easy, it doesn't remove any of the enjoyment — in fact, it's surprisingly addictive...

  • News Check out SEGA Australia's Impressive Golden Axe Remake

    Unfortunately, it and the studio got the chop

    Wii U owners could have potentially been enjoying a glorious remake of arcade hack 'n' slash classic Golden Axe had SEGA Studios Australia got its own way. A recently released video shows a pre-alpha prototype of the game, which the studio had been working on at one point. Surprisingly realised for a...

  • Weirdness 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 knew...

  • News 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 Reportedly Interested in Acquiring Atlus' Parent Company

    Around 20 companies are looking to bid

    In June Atlus' Parent Company, Index Holdings announced it had unfortunately fallen into some financial difficulties and entered what is known as "civil rehabilitation proceedings" in Japan - essentially bankruptcy - in order to resolve its debt problems. The company reportedly stated it would be willing to...

  • News 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...

  • News SEGA Is Hoping To Win Back Platforming Fans With Sonic Lost World

    Less speed, more platforming

    Back in May this year, Nintendo announced a worldwide partnership with SEGA, along with a brand new Sonic the Hedgehog title coming exclusively to the Wii U and 3DS: Sonic Lost World. In the August issue of Official Nintendo Magazine, head

  • News Sonic Lost World Has a Casino Stage, And it Looks Kind of Fun

    Addicted to the slots

    Sonic Lost World is a title that's starting to shape up rather nicely, particularly with plenty of footage and images emerging for the Wii U version; while Sonic fans have every right to be cautious of the blue blur in a 3D game, early impressions have generally been positive. The title has been on show at Comic-Con in San...

  • News Nintendo Direct Mini Reveals SEGA 3D Classics on the Way to Europe

    North America too!

    Update: As spotted by gonintendo, SEGA has now confirmed in its blog that these titles are "coming soon" to both Europe and North America, after the titles were originally confirmed in the European Nintendo Direct. Original Article: We reported back in May this year

  • Video Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Slips Into View

    Sonic and Peach, Bowser and Doctor Eggman, cats and dogs

    While the main event — that we know of — for Nintendo's three game SEGA partnership is undoubtedly Sonic Lost World on Wii U and 3DS, we also have the snappily-titled Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games to look forward to. We don't have a firm release date yet, but it...

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    Review G-LOC: Air Battle

    Crash and burn

    Around its initial release in the early '90s, Sega launched G-LOC: Air Battle in several different forms, including an arcade cabinet, a Mega Drive port, and eventually crash-landing it on the portable Game Gear console. The series has been mostly absent since then, finally popping back up on the 3DS’s Virtual Console service. Some...

  • News 3D Versions Of Shinobi III And Streets Of Rage Coming To 3DS eShop

    Another dimension

    Japan got 3D Ecco the Dolphin this week, but Sega isn't done with its 3D re-releases just yet. A PEGI rating has been spotted for Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (Super Shinobi II in Japan), and the

  • News Happy 22nd Birthday, Sonic!

    The Blue Blur is still running strong

    SEGA has released a celebratory tweet to honour the 22nd anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog’s release on the Mega Drive (the Genesis in North America), and what a long, strange journey the Blue Blur has had since. Sonic’s career has had its ups, its downs and its loop de loops, but perhaps the strangest...

  • News 3D Ecco The Dolphin Splashing Onto 3DS eShop, Galaxy Force II Coming Soon

    They're doing this on porpoise

    Sega has confirmed that the next entry in its 3D range will be Ecco The Dolphin. A port of the Mega Drive / Genesis original, the game will feature a 3D effect, save states, international editions of the game and some custom screen filters. Ecco will splash into the Japanese 3DS eShop on June 26th, with a retail price...

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    Review Columns

    Supporting a good time

    Way back in the days when video games in general were often referred to as 'Nintendo' games, a little gem called Tetris was packaged-in with the Game Boy, and it helped catapult the handheld to dominating heights. A couple of years later SEGA released the Game Gear, and in what can only be seen as an attempt to capitalize on...

  • News Capitalism Wins In Sega's New 3DS RPG, Hero Bank

    Coming to Japan this December

    Sega has revealed that it is working on a 3DS RPG by the name of Hero Bank, where the ultimate goal isn't to save mankind, but to earn as much moolah as possible by taking part in a cyber sport known as "Hero Battle". Apparently, players can download "hero data" based on real-life individuals and use it in the game. It...

  • News Sonic Team's Iizuka Recognises Sonic Lost World, Mario Galaxy Comparisons

    Not quite Super Sonic Galaxy

    In an interview with The Sonic Stadium, Sonic Team boss Takashi Iizuka has acknowledged that upcoming Wii U / 3DS exclusive Sonic Lost World shares similarities with Super Mario Galaxy — but argues that SEGA's new titles are still distinctly Sonic. Sonic Team has taken a different approach to three dim

  • News SEGA Reveals Its E3 Lineup

    Sonic Lost World takes centre stage

    SEGA has announced which games it'll be bringing along to E3 next week and every single one of them will be playable. That includes the 3DS and Wii U exclusive Sonic Lost World, which is due to be released later this year. A hefty amount of footage for the game was released earlier and we're already looking...

  • News Lots of Sonic Lost World Wii U and 3DS Footage Dashes Into View

    Grab some snacks

    Sonic Lost World will be exclusive to Wii U and 3DS, with both games being unique; Dimps will be producing the handheld's version. We've had an official trailer to date that gave glimpses of the Wii U title, including some snazzy new Sonic moves, but naturally we want to see more. IGN has had an exclusive early look at both...

  • News All Three Of Nintendo's Exclusive Sonic Titles Will Be Out In 2013

    But what's the third game?

    During the last Nintendo Direct broadcast, it was revealed that Nintendo had entered into an exclusive deal with Sega to publish a series of Sonic titles. More recently, Nintendo Germany has stated that the trio of games will all be available this year. Here's the portion of the press release in question, translated from...

  • News SEGA's 3D Classics Range Gets Closer to Western Release

    Sonic and Altered Beast join Space Harrier with ratings

    The SEGA series of 3D classics has been gracing the Japanese 3DS eShop this year, and if you follow our Nintendo Life YouTube page you'll have seen how keen we are for these releases, as we've been filming the Japanese versions for your pleasure. While the eventual Western arrival of 3D Space...

  • News SEGA Dishes Out The First Details For Sonic Lost World

    Includes content unique to each system

    SEGA has unleashed the first details for its upcoming Wii U and 3DS exclusive, Sonic Lost World, after we were recently treated to the game's debut trailer. Sonic's nemesis, Dr. Eggman, is up to his old tricks again and has harnessed the power of the Deadly Six, six menacing creatures. However, this doesn't go...

  • Video Sonic Lost World Debut Trailer Blasts Across The Internet

    New gameplay footage shown

    IGN has uploaded the first trailer for upcoming SEGA exclusive title for the Wii U and 3DS, Sonic Lost World. The trailer displays the first gameplay footage for the game, which is quite different compared to past Sonic titles such as Sonic Unleashed or Sonic Colours. Many are comparing

  • News Second Project X Zone Demo Hitting 3DS eShop On June 27th

    Lucky, lucky Europe

    European 3DS owners are currently getting their hands on the recently-released Lethal Surprise demo for Project X Zone, which showcases characters from Sakura Wars, Cyberbots, Space Channel 5 and Valkyria Chronicles and offers a glimpse of what the final game will look like when it launches in the region on July 5th (the North...

  • News SEGA Teases Sonic Lost World Characters

    Those little scamps

    The announcement of Sonic Lost World's Wii U and 3DS exclusivity, as part of an agreement between Nintendo and SEGA, was possibly the biggest news to come out of the most recent Nintendo Direct. Sonic may have struggled to live up to his glorious 16-bit days, but he has had his good moments recently, one of which we'd argue was...

  • News Nintendo And SEGA Have Yet To Reveal Another Exclusive Sonic Title

    Could it be a Mario Kart and Sonic & All-Stars Racing crossover?

    Satoru Iwata announced during yesterday's Nintendo Direct broadcast a new worldwide partnership with SEGA that will see three new Sonic the Hedgehog titles come to Wii U. The first of these titles is Lost World, which is on its way to Wii U and 3DS. Very little information has...

  • News Did Sumo Digital Just Tease A Sonic Racing And Mario Kart Crossover?

    "I'm thinking we could finally settle some arguments"

    Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is one of our favourite Wii U titles here at Nintendo Life, and still gets rolled out for regular multiplayer sessions. Ant always cries when he can't be Amy. UK-based Sumo Digital did an amazing job of creating a real rival for Nintendo's Mario Kart...

  • News Don't Worry, There Are More Sega Game Gear Titles Coming To 3DS Virtual Console

    Columns, Sonic and Shining Force all inbound

    We've not seen many Game Gear releases for the 3DS Virtual Console lately, but thankfully it has been confirmed during today's Nintendo Direct broadcast that the situation will be changing soon. It's taken quite some time, but the following Game Gear games will be hitting the western 3DS eShops in the...

  • News New Sonic Title, Lost World, Will be Exclusive to Wii U and 3DS

    Nintendo announces worldwide partnership with SEGA

    Today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts didn't include a significant number of major reveals, but one surprising announcement was that the next Sonic the Hedgehog title, Lost World, will be exclusive to Wii U and 3DS. Satoru Iwata announced a new worldwide partnership with SEGA for the famous mascot,...

  • News Sega Files Trademark For Sonic Lost World

    Is this the title of the next Sonic game?

    We've already heard a few rumours regarding the next Sonic title, and while it's hard to ascertain if there's any truth behind them, one question appears to have been answered thanks to a trademark registration by Sega itself. Sega has just registered the title Sonic Lost World, which could well be the...

  • News SEGA Planning Seven Releases for Wii U in the Coming Year

    Same number as PS3, more than the Xbox 360

    Plenty of companies based in Japan are currently releasing their yearly financial results, with SEGA Sammy — the larger organisation that includes the developer / publisher — joining in the fun. The results highlight just how valuable other areas are to the company, such as Pachislot and Pachinko...

  • News Michael Biehn Is Pretty Bummed Out That Nobody Liked Aliens: Colonial Marines

    "I never really heard too much about it"

    '80s movie icon Michael Biehn has been speaking to Major Nelson about his role in Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, and appears to be pretty pleased with how the game went. He has revealed that "around a hundred" fans have already been in contact to tell him how much they like the game, and that he has high hopes for...

  • News This Is What A New Streets Of Rage And ESWAT Could Have Looked Like

    Backbone pitched the ideas to Sega

    Former Backbone Entertainment artist Arvin Bautista has published art from Streets of Rage and ESWAT titles which were pitched to Sega — presumably with little success. Bautista — who has also worked on Capcom titles Commando: Wolf of the Battlefield and 1942: Joint Strike — has released the concept art on...

  • News Sega and Gearbox Sued By Irate Gamer Over "Misleading" Aliens: Colonial Marines Footage

    In court, no one can hear you scream

    When Sega canned the Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines it probably hoped that it would draw a line under what has been an especially torrid project for the publisher. The highly-anticipated game launched on other formats to scathing reviews and nightmarish stories from people involved wi

  • Rumour Next Sonic Game Will Go Back To His Roots, Is Coming To Wii U And 3DS

    Revisiting the classic 16-bit era?

    It's pretty obvious that Sega is working on a new Sonic game — the company's mascot is a big draw capable of selling thousands of units. This year's offering is still under wraps, but details are continuing to leak onto the web. According to a source cited on NeoGAF, the next Sonic game will be more akin to the...

  • News Let Your Creative Juices Flow By Designing A Mascot For SEGA Japan

    Your character could be a fresh face for the company

    Think you've got what it takes to be the next Naoto Ōshima? If so, then please continue reading. SEGA Raw, an upcoming new web series hosted by Yakuza producer Toshihiro Nagoshi, is currently holding a competition in which you can design its mascot, and the winner's character will get to...

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  • News SEGA Still Committed To Wii U Despite Aliens: Colonial Marines Cancellation

    Has some "fantastic" titles in the works

    Yesterday we reported that SEGA had made the decision to cancel the Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines. Other versions of the game didn't fare too well with reviewers so it's likely SEGA didn't see much value in spending any more money on it. However, the company appears to be committed to Wii U...

  • News Aliens: Colonial Marines Cancelled on Wii U

    Game is actually over this time, man

    Aliens: Colonial Marines on Wii U has had a strange history. It started as a hyped game, with Randy Pitchford of Gearbox waxing lyrical about the Wii U and its GamePad, declaring that the system would enjoy the best of the multi-platform versions. Then it arrived on other consoles and was roundly panned as a poor...

  • News Sega Adds Disclaimer to Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailers

    Too good to be true?

    Sega Europe has added a disclaimer to its Aliens: Colonial Marines trailers following complaints that the shown footage does not represent the final product. The disclaimer was added after a Reddit user reported Sega to the Advertising Standards Agency. On Sega Europe's channel, the game's trailer now has the text "The trailer...

  • News Wiggy Design Mod Finally Makes The Sega Nomad Truly Portable

    Better screen, internal battery and improved sound - it's the Nomad X

    As you'll already know, we're massive fans of Wiggy Design's Rose Colored Gaming here at Nintendo Life. Wiggy's motto is "New ideas for old games", and his most recent upgrade certainly lives up to that. The Nomad X mod takes Sega's portable Genesis / Mega Drive console and...

  • News Platinum's Kamiya: "No Other Way" That Bayonetta 2 Could Be Made Without Nintendo

    It's exclusive for a reason

    Platinum Games’ Hideki Kamiya has reminded his Twitter followers that without Nintendo, the highly anticipated Bayonetta 2 wouldn’t be in development. Kamiya, who directed the original Bayonetta for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, is supervising development of the Wii U exclusive and directing a new IP, The Wonderful 101,...

  • News Gearbox: Future of Aliens: Colonial Marines in SEGA's Hands

    Will it ever colonise on Wii U?

    Nobody seems to know very much at all about the Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines. The first person shooter was released on other platforms back in February and was supposed to be released for Wii U in the system's launch window - which is set to close on 31st March. There have been rumours that the title has...

  • News Aliens: Colonial Marines Seems To Have Been Abducted From The Wii U

    Oh alien, where art thou?

    Aliens: Colonial Marines is one of those games that nobody seems to know anything about. We reported last month that it was scheduled for release in the Wii U launch window, which technically ends on the 31st March — Sunday week, to be exact. But where is it? A representative for SEGA was questioned on the game's status,...