Persona 5 Strikers – All-Out-Action Trailer takes the Phantom Thieves to a whole new level!; Digital Deluxe and Standard Editions Included

Atlus West had dropped a new gameplay trailer for Persona 5 Strikers showcasing each character’s specific skills and summoned Personas during combat. Players can strengthen their skills and abilities and fight with their own style. All of the Phantom Thieves members are fully playable and each character has their own unique suite of wide-ranging, flashy spells and magic to clear out big hordes of enemies.

Also if you pre-order Persona 5 Strikers Digital Deluxe Edition for $69.99, you’ll get the following:

  • Exclusive access to the game four days early, on February 19
  • Bonus Content Digital Download
    • Digital Art Book
  • Digital Soundtrack – Over 40 songs included
  • Behind-the-Scenes Video – Making of the Music “You Are Stronger” and “Towards a Dream”
  • Persona Legacy BGM
    • Persona 1 and Persona 1 PSP remake
  • Persona 2 Innocent Sin and Persona 2 Eternal Punishment
  • Persona 3 and Persona 3 Portable
  • Persona 4 and Persona 4 Golden
  • All-out Attack Pack
    • Boost Skills Pack
  • Basic Affinity Skills Pack
  • Ally Buff Skills Pack
  • Armor Pack
  • Persona Points
  • Enemy Debuff Skills Pack

Standard Edition is also available for $59.99 All pre-orders, digital or physical, come with access to the Bonus Content Digital Download.

Persona 5 Strikers is coming to PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch™ and Steam® on February 23rd.

Pre-order Persona 5 Strikers Digital Deluxe Edition
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Pre-order Persona 5 Strikers Standard Edition
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Free Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 Update Available; Play as Sonic the Hedgehog and 3 additional characters with new modes

A free update went live for Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 with four new playable characters to choose from which includes: Liddell, Mr. Accor, Fish Prince and Sonic the Hedgehog. A brand new “Boss Battle with Everyone” mode has also been included in the free update along with new BGM and icons to change around. It’s nice to see a change around with Sonic as a playable character in a official Puyo Puyo game and hope to see more iconic SEGA characters as free DLC if this title becomes really successful globally.

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2: The Ultimate Puzzle Match is now available for Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One®, Xbox Series X, and Steam.

 

Sakura Revolution is available now in Japan for iOS and Android

Sakura Revolution, a Dramatic RPG mobile game and spin-off of the Sakura Wars series, is now available for download in Japan for iOS and Android devices!

The game takes place in an alternate version of Tokyo, in the year Taisho 100 (2011 CE). In the year Taisho 84 (1995 CE), disaster struck the capital in a calamity known as the Great Imperial Capital Disaster. The nation was able to rebuild and recover, thanks to the discovery of a new energy based on spiritual power, known only as Mirai.

Sadly, with the activation of the New Imperial Tower, the cherry blossoms stopped blooming. Moreover, demons known as “Koki” began to increase in number, lashing out to attack people across the nation. To protect the people, the government formed the Great Imperial Combat Revue B.L.A.C.K., who protect the people from evil while bringing light to their hearts with unmatched live performances.

While peace reigns among the people thanks to Mirai and B.L.A.C.K. and many have put their trust in the government, some have come to realize that it is but a false prosperity.

These brave souls are known as the Imperial Combat Revue, and their mission is to uncover the government’s conspiracy and retake Japan!

If you want to try the game yourself but don’t live in Japan, Combat Revue Review has a guide available (for Android users) to use over on their website.

 

The Yakuza Remastered Collection and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life are coming Xbox Game Pass, Windows 10, and Steam in 2021

During the Game Awards 2020, SEGA and RGG Studio have announced that The Yakuza Remastered and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life will be available on Xbox Game Pass, Windows 10, and Steam. Players will now be able to experience the entire mainline Kiryu Saga on these available consoles.

The Yakuza Remastered Collection will be released January 28, 2021 (Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 also available separately) and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life on March 25, 2021.

RGG Studio to host Yakuza 15th Anniversary Live Stream; Covering the History of Yakuza and Future Developments

A special live broadcast for Yakuza’s 15th Anniversary will be held on Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio official YouTube channel on Tuesday, December 8th at 20:00 JST. The live stream will feature Takaya Kuroda (Kazuma Kiryu) and Kazuhiro Nakaya (Ichiban Kasuga) as special guests.

The stream will also cover the history of the Yakuza series for the past 15 years and will make announcements on future developments on the series. Click here to set a reminder for the upcoming live stream.

Yakuza Producer, Daisuke Sato, wants to take on developing a Sonic the Hedgehog Game

 

In the latest video interview of SEGA 60th Anniversary by SEGA Europe, Yakuza series producer, Daisuke Sato, was asked which SEGA IP would he be interested in developing that he hasn’t had a chance to be involved with. He responded that he would be interested in taking on the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise with a different direction. Here is a quote from the the interview:

“It’s an IP that I haven’t come to before. In the sense that I want to try it,… well, Sonic. After all, when you hear SEGA you think Sonic. I’d like to get involved once at least. But for me, the so call Sonic, is well, if I were to do it, I wouldn’t do Sonic as it was. I would like to make a completely different Sonic.” – Daisuke Sato

While this doesn’t confirm that he is working on a Sonic title at the moment, what are your thoughts on this take? Would you be interested in seeing a Sonic game developed by RGG Studio in the near future. I feel that this would be a interesting project for SEGA to tackle and I would love to see another Sonic fighting game spin-off or perhaps a SEGA All-Stars crossover game using past Yakuza engines.

SEGA Forever Enters THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD with Pop-Up Knowledge on the Series

The SEGA Forever social channels enters into the territory of THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD series as part SEGA 60th Anniversary celebration with tons of interesting trivia on the classic arcade light gun shooter including console ports, plot points, and easter egg appearances in other SEGA titles. Check out the video above and be on the lookout for more SEGA Forever retrospectives!

SEGA Announces Participation in Extra Life 2020 with Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 & Other SEGA Titles

SEGA of America will be participating in Extra Life 2020 on their official Twitch channel to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals nationwide with the goal of $10,000 and will be showcasing Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 before the official release on December 8th, including a first look at the PlayStation 5 version of the game, it’s features, and competitive tournaments with special guests. Afterwards, the staff will be streaming many other SEGA titles (both old and new) for 24 hours starting on November 14th at 9AM PST on Saturday, November 14, through 9AM PST on Sunday, November 15.

If you are a video game streamer, you can also participate as well by joining Team SEGA on Extra Life to help with the cause. Donations towards the charity will be accepted until the end of the year!

Archipel Caravan interviews Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, the voice of SEGA

In Archipel’s “Caravan” game documentary series, the crew interviews Takenobu Mitsuyoshi on his career at SEGA and music performances.

This documentary gives us good insight on the origins of the composer on how he joined SEGA and has a few iconic SEGA songs in the video.

Be sure to check it out and let Archipel know what you think!

Yakuza Like A Dragon: The Quest Begins Trailer; Play iconic karaoke songs in English for the first time!

SEGA has just dropped a new trailer for Yakuza Like A Dragon. In the trailer, the down-and-out Yakuza scrapper, Ichiban Kasuga, describes his videogame-esque heroic journey that will take him through an amazing array of minigames in a veritable underworld playground. Yokohama features a plethora of fun and hilarious distractions, including kart racing, batting cages, SEGA arcades, high-octane vocational school tests, and the ability to manage and grow your own company! Ichiban and his ragtag crew of friends have endless fun activities to engage with as they try to restore justice to the streets of Yokohama.

And for the first time, players can play English renditions of fans’ most beloved karaoke songs from previous entries in the series, as well as several brand-new songs. The full list of English-voiced karaoke songs includes:

    • Baka Mitai (I’ve Been a Fool)
    • Hell Stew
    • Like a Butterfly
    • Machine Gun Kiss
    • Spring Breeze
    • The Future I Dreamed Of

Yakuza: Like a Dragon launches on Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows 10 and Steam on Nov. 10, 2020. The Xbox Series X | S versions will offer a Smart Delivery upgrade path for Xbox One owners of the game, and the PlayStation 4 owners will receive a free upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version, both physical and digital, upon its release on March 2, 2021.

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.