90s Arcade Racer – 60 Frames Per Second Gameplay

The SEGA Arcade inspired racer from Pelikan13 and Nicalis just released a 720p and 60 FPS trailer that looks amazing!The music is vintage and classic and the mini-game looks like faster Buster Bros!

The game is heading out to PC and Wii-U first and going mobile next. However, the team hasn’t ruled out bringing the game to Xbox One and PS4 – this quotation was ripped from a kickstarter update:

“[G]iven the prevalence of Unity 3D on PlayStation 4, PS Vita and Xbox One, you can be sure we’re trying to find a way to get the game on those platforms as well. However, we’d like to get the game out for backers on PC and players on Wii U first–you’ve been patiently waiting and we do want to give you the ride of your life.”

I’m stoked. I can’t wait to pick this one up.

[Source: Kickstarter via Siliconera]

SEGA Skips E3…but Atlus is there!

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SEGA is currently restructuring and moving its American offices (this includes job losses) and as such will not be having a booth at E3. This is the first time SEGA is missing the event since E3’s inception in 1995.

SEGA’s current statement on the lack of an event is as follows:

“Over the next months, Sega of America will be focusing on the restructure and relocation to Southern California, and we have decided to not attend E3 with our own booth this year…With the majority of our bigger titles launching later in 2015/2016, particularly those from our AAA studios Relic Entertainment, Sports Interactive and Creative Assembly, we are concentrating our efforts for some of these major announcements after our relocation. Instead, we will be collaborating with our various business partners for this year’s E3 show.”

SEGA as whole is still in fine health but I hope that my PS4 and Xbox One will soon see more SEGA content sometime soon. At least we are getting Yakuza 5.

[Source: Destructoid]

Chain Chronicle Gameplay

This is what success currently looks like at SEGA. Chain Chronicle is a popular SRPG made by SEGA and Gumi Inc. for Android and Apple devices. It is available in English.

The game follows a lone commander (the player) who must protect the world of Yggdra from the hordes of the invading Black Army in a “line defense role-playing game.”

Check out the official trailer after the jump: Continue reading Chain Chronicle Gameplay

Power Drive 2000 – Outrun meets Knight Rider in the Future!-

Power Drive 2000 is a kickstarter game that really deserves more exposure. It is an arcade style racer that tries to modernize the future “pixel” look of 80s games. I totally dig the style. Better yet, there is an Outrun mode where you weave around traffic and outrace a police helicopter. The major mechanics revolve around drifting and boosting.

The game is on kickstarter and is looking for $45000 CAD…that’s around $37,000 US. Check out the game’s kickstarter.

It truly is a sight to behold and I would love to play this on the Xbox One or PS4. It looks like a game that will just suck up my time like Race the Sun. For those not in the know – Toronto (Canada at large) has a vibrant and strong indie development community.

Power Drive 2000 has the following features: Continue reading Power Drive 2000 — Outrun meets Knight Rider in the Future!-

3D Fantasy Zone II Trailer

I am picking this up tonight! I was a bit confused at first as I thought Fantasy Zone had already been released. It was only after I noticed that 2 that I rushed over to the SEGA Blogs to read the recent interview on this System 16 classic.

This remaster features upgraded visuals and a whole slew of extra content. According to the SEGA blogs, this “version upgrades all visuals from 8 bit to 16 bit graphic standards and combines stereoscopic 3D effects with a host of additional features…includ[ing] the ability to save games for later review, a Stage Select feature that allows players to save and resume progress mid-game, and adjustable difficulty settings…[the] game allows the player to experience two games in one, the re-mastered master system version of story mode “Tears of Opa Opa” and an all new Endless Game Mode that takes place in the mysterious ‘Link Loop Land.'”

Check out the interviews with M2: here

[Source: SEGA]

Radaxian Rumble is a fresh Alex Kidd Hack

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SEGA’s lesser known, once mascot has had a few appearances in modern SEGA games but it has been a long time since he has had a starring role.

Master System fans have remedied this by crafting a hack that gives the fans a variety of improvements to the original title including touching up the graphics. Other major updates include: Continue reading Radaxian Rumble is a fresh Alex Kidd Hack

Unreleased Puzzler Game Gear Wildsnake ROM Released and Preserved Online

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Wildsnake is an unreleased title for the Game Gear that was uncovered in March of 2015 when it was purchased in a game lot by a retro enthusiast who goes by the handle of Dyer60.

What is Wildsnake? It is falling block (in this case snake) puzzler that is similar to Tetris where matching snakes clears the tiles spaces. The difference is that unlike Tetris you can contort your snake to whatever shape you need to eliminate gaps.

It is sort of like tetris combined with snake cannibalism. Continue reading Unreleased Puzzler Game Gear Wildsnake ROM Released and Preserved Online

SEGA 3D Classics Return with Gunstar Heroes, Streets of Rage 2, & Sonic 2

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One of the best reasons to own a 3DS is the awesome Mega Drive/Genesis and Arcade ports that have been coming to handheld with stunning 3D and ultra smooth framerates.

The next set of titles has been announced for the Summer and Sonic 2, Streets of Rage 2, and Gunstar Heroes are all heading to the Nintendo Eshop. For the record my copy of Gunstar Heroes is sitting in my Genesis on my desk right now. SO GOOD. Double dip? Yes, sir!

The list of requests is cueing up on the SEGA Blogs – and I want more arcade titles like Golden Axe Revenge of Death Adder, Outrunners, and Power Drift. I also wouldn’t mind some Model 2 stuff. The release date list looks like this:

1. 3D Fantasy Zone II – April 16, 2015
2. 3D Thunder Blade – May 14, 2015
3. Streets of Rage 2 – July 2015
4. Gunstar Heroes – August 2015
5. Sonic 2 – September 2015

All the games will retail individually for a MSRP $5.99/€4.99/£4.49 and will be available for download in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.

[Source: SEGA]