My heart pounds with excitement. No Western release information yet but with SEGA currently trending towards catering to fans – one can hope this gets some kind of boutique release.
It looks like Beat Takeshi is in this one as well (he might have been in 5, I haven’t played it yet). The action seems to take place in a variety of the locations of previous games with Hiroshima being a new focus.
The Taxman himself has gone on record calling the graphics of Sonic Mania “Saturn-esque retro 2D” over on NeoGAF. I couldn’t be happier because I will no longer need to think what would have a really great Saturn Sonic title looked like…because his team is making it.
While it’s still primarily a game that’s played in casinos, on kitchen tables, and on the web, poker has been the subject of several attempted arcade and console games over the years. Sega has had a few different attempts (including Solitaire Poker for Sega Game Gear, which you can still play on the internet), and last year we even saw a title released specifically for the PS4 in an attempt to redefine the concept. Pure Hold’em was a bold effort, though the reviews were mediocre. Now, we’re seeing some focus on the development of a poker game for virtual reality headsets, which is another thing entirely. But the question here is simple: if Pure Hold’em couldn’t do it, what would make an elite console poker game?
I’ve been thinking a lot about Outrun and how it is one of the best racing games ever. I would love to one day own an Outrun 2 SP cabinet. I really hope that SEGA revisits the series soon in its more modern form and doesn’t leave a quality AM2 developed home port with force feedback support in Japan (like it did during the PS2 era).
I get the sense a lot of fans would love to get their hands on this game again as the PC version isn’t on STEAM and the HD version on PS3 and Xbox 360 disappeared when SEGA lost the Ferrari license.
Uhhhh…I have this lovely title sitting on my desk as I type this out. It has been on there for the last 3 days…the trials of parenting and time management :/ It is still sealed and I haven’t smelt the ink of the art book.
Even worse, I’ve had Yakuza 5 since launch and haven’t had a chance to play a minute of it.
SEGA has finally confirmed Yakuza 0 for a North American and European release, coming “early 2017”. Only the PS4 edition of the game is being released in the West but it will be coming in retail and digital format.
As some of you may know (or not) – I am a father of a bouncing baby boy. Sonic Mania is the classic type of Sonic game that I want him to play with me. Not 3D, not Boom, not Knight, no! Classic 2D pixel loving Sonic.
If this trailer is anything to go by this looks like it will be Sonic done right. My nostalgia gland is being tickled and I love it. Why didn’t SEGA do this years ago? Whatever, at least they are doing it now.
I just got back from London and magazine culture is still alive and kicking over there. I picked up an awesome copy of Retro Magazine’s Outrun Issue and there was a deep stirring in my soul when I saw a classic SEGA videogame on the cover.
That brings me to the Mega Visions project which is being run by the crew who started SEGA Nerds. They are attempting to craft a multimedia digital magazine and bring some of that magazine magic back.
They have Tom Kalinske and Al Nilsen as columnists for the magazine run. That should prove very interesting!