ToeJam & Earl’s Funky Fresh Foods of Funkotron Cookbook Launches On KickStarter

From the makers of “The Legend’s Cookbook” and “Mother’s Cookbook” alumni, with guidance from TJ&E co-creator Greg Johnson, comes ToeJam & Earl’s Funky Fresh Foods of Funkotron Cookbook which has officially launched on Kickstarter.

Owners of this cook book will be able to make 35 unique recipes, and the book features fresh photos and original illustrations with an authentic ’90s vibe taking inspiration from the Toe Jam and Earl franchise. This cook book is great for beginners and hardcore fans alike if you want to try out food from Toe Jam and Earl’s home planet, Funkotron.

You can pre-order the cook book on the official Kickstarter page until October 30th with additional backer rewards available such as stickers, enamel pins and your very own TJ&E apron. There will also be community events and challenges for a chance to win free copies of the “ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove” game on Steam with more details coming soon on the official Kickstarter and Twitter pages. Hit the jump to see sample pages of the recipes to try out for yourself!

Yakuza: Like A Dragon Releases Early on November 10th on all consoles (PS5 Version on March 2, 2021); New PS5 Gameplay Footage

UPDATE: “ Physical owners of Yakuza: Like a Dragon on PS4 can also use the original disc to upgrade to the PS5 version when it releases on March 2, 2021.

Save data will not be transferable between the PS4 and PS5 versions of the game.”

Yakuza: Like A Dragon will be releasing on consoles a bit early from the original date. The game will now be released on Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows 10 and Steam on November 10, 2020, aligning the release dates for all current-generation releases with the Xbox Series X | S launch date. As previously revealed, the Xbox Series X | S versions will offer a Smart Delivery upgrade path for Xbox One owners of the game.

However, the Playstation 5 version will be released next year on March 2, 2020 with new gameplay footage shown running on the console which you can check out here and here.

Which version are you planning on getting? Like us know in the comments below.

TGS 2020: SEGA 60th Anniversary Live Concert set for December 19th; will feature music performers from iconic SEGA franchises

During the SEGA Fan Meet Up segment at Tokyo Game Show 2020, SEGA has announced that they will be celebrating the company’s 60th Anniversary. The live concert will be organized by the Sega Group and Phonex Communications and hosted by Japanese comedian, Kazlaser.

The concert will take place without a live audience, featuring music and performers from various Sega game series such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Sakura Wars, Phantasy Star Online and more. Alongside the music performances, special talk segments will be held, disclosing secret stories and memories unique to the 60th anniversary. Hit the jump for more details on performers and where to buy tickets.

TGS 2020: SEGA Announces Virtua Fighter X Esports

During Tokyo Game Show, SEGA has announced that they will be doing esport events for Virtua Fighter, similar to what they did with Puyo Puyo Champions. They have stated that Virtua Fighter was the world’s first 3D fighting game in 1993 and will be restarted to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the company.

However, it is unknown which game in the series will be focused on the e-sports event, possibly a new game is on the way? We’ll keep you updated when SEGA brings more news regarding the project.

What do you all think? Please leave a comment below!

Ninjala X Sonic the Hedgehog Collab available on September 23rd

The developers of Ninjala has given official details on the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog collaboration on their latest developer diary. The developers gave details the contents of the Sonic collab which will contain costumes based on the iconic looks of Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles and will also include Sonic-themed IPPON Decorations, Gum Utsusemis, and Stickers.

The Ninjala X Sonic the Hedgehog collaboration will begin on September 23, 2020 at 7pm PDT to October 21, 2020, 6:59pm PDT. Check out the screenshots of the collab in action.

Sonic 30th Anniversary plans new games, digital events and events for 2021 according to LSB Europe Summer 2020 Licensing Magazine

According to the LSB Europe Summer 2020 Licensing Magazine on page 90, SEGA recaps on the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise’s sales performance over the years and the success of the movie by Paramount Pictures.

On the last section of the page, it shows that the company will prepare for Sonic’s 30th Anniversary next year in 2021 with several new games, digital content, events, major announcements and a tailored licensing programme.

Hopefully whenever the global pandemic calms down, I’d be all over for a new games and an event held in L.A. What would you like to see SEGA plan for Sonic’s 30th Anniversary?

 

Streets of Rage 4 Balance Patch Now Available with 150 changes

The developers of Streets of Rage 4 has released a balance patch for the game on consoles with the exception of Playstation 4 at the moment. This balance patch has up to 80 updates, bug fixes and balance changes to the game, all of which were tested by the community. The update includes:

– Online improvements: better fluidity and stability, less latency.
– New online stats display options available on the HUD section.
– Balancing improvements for all main characters.
– Major gameplay improvements for all stages.
– Various bug fixes.
– Fixed rare random crashes.

You can read more updates available on this site. If you own Streets of Rage 4, let us know what do you think of the update on the comments below.

Virtua Fighter to have a collaboration with Goonya Fighter for Nintendo Switch

According to a Dengeki Online article, a collaboration between the party fighting game, Goonya Fighter, and SEGA’s 3D fighting game series “Virtua Fighter” was announced. For those who are unfamiliar with this indie game, Goonya Fighter is a 4 player party fighting game for Nintendo Switch which involves flopping your opponents and features 3 game modes, 90 battlefields, and online gameplay.

While the collaboration date for the crossover is unknown at this time, we do know that a few of the Virtua Fighter cast will be making appearances as skins based on the Twitter post from the official Goonya Fighter Twitter account. The cast consists of Akira Yuki, Pai Chan, Lau Chan, Sarah Bryant, and Wolf Hawkfield.

With all of these collaborations happening, I do hope that they give more exposure to younger audiences for SEGA to revive more of their classic titles to modern gaming. What do you all think? Let us know in the comments below!

SEGA announces Project B.L.A.C.K as Sakura Revolution -Flower Blooming Maidens-, an action RPG for iOS and Android smartphones

 

Seems like the recent Sakura Wars trademarks that were filed months ago are coming true as SEGA has officially announced that Project B.L.A.C.K and Nippon Dakkan will be called Sakura Revolution -Flower Blooming Maidens-. an action RPG smartphone title presented by SEGA and Delightworks during their official live stream.

We are shown an animated story about the game and it’s characters.. As we all know, the Great Emperor Group B.L.A.C.K is a team of young female artists who want to help fight for the future of Japan. Among them, the performances of song and dances by 12 aces called “Noble 12” are supreme and mesmerizing. The acronym of B.L.A.C.K stands for Brilliant Legislative Artistic Celebrity Knights. which features a modern day setting starring Shino Sakura was born in Aogashima, a remote isle in the Izu island chain. She’s an innocent and unfinished maiden whose mother is [redacted].

Sakura Revolution -Flower Blooming Maidens- is set to be release for iOS and Android smartphones this year in Japan. We’ll keep you updated with more information on the game as more details are released. Here is some gameplay footage of the upcoming smartphone title. (Special thanks to HDKirin for capturing it during the stream)

SEGA at Tokyo Game Show 2020 Website Released; Cosplay Contest & Broadcast held on 9/25 to 9/27

This year’s Tokyo Game Show will be held online with SEGA launching a new website and will be broadcasting live during the show from September 25th to the 27th on SEGA Atlus TV. Their also hosting a cosplay contest during TGS 2020 where fans can submit their SEGA/Atlus related cosplay creations during the entry period by following the Japanese SEGA Official Twitter account and using the hashtags #SEGATGS2020Cosplay and #SEGATGS2020 with past cosplay also welcomed for entry.

What SEGA/Atlus games and announcements are you expecting this year at Tokyo Game Show 2020? Let us know in the comments below.

 

SEGA teases Project “B.L.A.C.K.” – Wonderful Future; more details coming September 2nd

SEGA has created a website and teased a new project titled, Project “B.L.A.C.K” – Wonderful Future, which is about a group of young female artists who want to help fight for the future of Japan. Among them, the performances of song and dances by 12 aces called “Noble 12” are supreme and mesmerizing. The acronym of B.L.A.C.K stands for Brilliant Legislative Artistic Celebrity Knights. Nothing else about the game is known at the moment besides the main characters but we do know that the game will involve Sakura Wars composer, Kohei Tanaka, in some capacity and more details on the game will be announced on September 2nd.

This game could be related to the previous article regarding several trademarks for the Sakura Wars brand and Sakura Wars fan, Rachael, discovered that the black emblem contains the kanji “Dai Teikoku” meaning Grand Imperial which could be a reference to the base of the Imperial Combat Revue from the main series. What do you think that this game could be a spin-off to the Sakura Wars series or an entirely different thing? Let us know in the comments below.

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2: The Ultimate Puzzle Match announced; Pre-Order Launch Edition for rare in-game Item Cards for Skill Battle Mode

SEGA has announced today that Puyo Puyo and Tetris will be reuniting once again in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2: The Ultimate Puzzle Match coming to Nintendo Switch and the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox Series X, and PlayStation®4 on December 8th, with the PlayStation®5 version coming Holiday 2020 and Steam version coming early 2021.

Ninjala to feature Sonic the Hedgehog Collaboration

The developers behind Ninjala, a free-to-play online multiplayer action game developed by SOLEIL and published by GungHo Online Entertainment for Nintendo Switch which features modern day ninjas participating in a tournament with ninja gum as weapons, revealed on the 8th Dev Diary that they will include their first in-game collaboration with Sonic the Hedgehog as part of a celebration of surpassing 4 million downloads. The developers of Ninjala will have more news share regarding the collaboration on a later date.

What are your thoughts on the Sonic the Hedgehog Collaboration in Ninjala? Will you be playing the game with friends when it arrives? Let us know in the comments below.

Sakura Wars Acoustic Music Concert “Sakura Evening” to feature live streaming

The Sakura Wars Acoustic Music Concert “Sakura Evening” will be held at the Asakusa Hana Theater in Japan on September 25th and October 2nd. The concert will be performed by none other than Chisa Yokoyama, known as the voice actress for Sakura Shinguji of the main games in the series along with Yaksha in the latest entry. The concert will also have Kazue Ikura (Leni Milchstrasse VA), Ai Orikasa (Ayame & Kaede Fujieda VA), and Urara Takano (Maria Tachibana VA) performing at the event.

Due to concerns of the conoravirus, viewers will have the option to watch the concert via live stream with two performances each day, 4 performances in all. Tickets for the live stream will be available on August 29th for 3,000 yen. Click here for more information on the concert with Google Translate.

“Wonder Boy – Asha in Monster World” Announced for PS4 and Nintendo Switch With Original Development Team

A new entry to the Wonder Boy/Monster World called Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World has been announced has been announced for Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch with the original developers attached to the project.

The game features Asha, the protagonist returning from Monster World IV for Sega Mega Drive along with her flying blue Pepelogoo as they set on an adventure to save the world and will be fully dubbed with characters described as “lively and chatty”.

Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World will be developed by the Artdink studio in conjuction with ININ Games, with several members of the original Wonder Boy team which includes the series creator, Ryuichi Nishizawa, original composer Shinichi Sakamoto, character designer Maki Ozora, and cheif creative officer Takanori Kurihara.

The full reveal for Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World is expected to be shown during the Gamescom Awesome Indies digital event at 7:00 p.m. CEST on Saturday 29th of August.

[Source: IGN Spain]