SEGA Talk Podcast #79: Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes

We are going for a ride on this episode of SEGA Talk, as we dive deep into Marvel’s relationship with Capcom, talk about the insane 56 player roster, discuss the critically panned soundtrack, and talk #freeMVC2!

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Arcade and SEGA Dreamcast classic Capcom’s Power Stone releasing to vinyl and audio cassette

Thanks to Ship to Shore Media, the SEGA Dreamcast classic Power Stone will be seeing a soundtrack release to vinyl and audio cassette! More casual fans might mistake this CAPCOM fighter for a SEGA title, mainly because it was exclusive to the Dreamcast for many years before seeing a PSP release and ran on SEGA’s Naomi arcade board. While this is not the rerelease fans have long been requesting, it is awesome to see the memorable soundtrack coming to two popular vintage formats!

After the break, check out the full description as well as some product images. Pre-order a copy for yourself at Ship to Shore.

The SEGAbits Swingin’ Report Show LIVE: Dreamcast Birthday Party, American Style!

This will be our 99th Swingin’ Report Show, taking place on the 22nd anniversary of 9/9/99 and it’s at 9PM central. That’s a lot of 9’s! So to ruin it all, we plan to share our 10 (NOT 9) favorite things from the Dreamcast launch AND we plan to take your comments live as well as from our Patreon feed.

Joining us will be SEGAbits community member ElkPlaysandPaints!

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Sakura Wars: Columns 2 English Fan Translation Patch now available to download

Sakura Wars fans and Dreamcast gamers rejoice as the english fan translation patch for Sakura Wars: Columns 2 launches today! This fan translation of the puzzle game spin-off sequel features every mode, menus, and VMU images translated to english for players to experience one of the few spin-off games of an iconic franchise in english for the first time. The translation team even worked hard on a english cover art and disc of the game for those who are interested in customizing their own Dreamcast cases.

Originally titled Hanagumi Columns 2 in Japan, this title takes place during the events of Sakura Wars 2: Thou Shalt Not Die where the members of the Imperial Assault Force – Flower Division must compete with each other to be casted the main role of Shonen Red through a game of Columns.

The patch for Sakura Wars: Columns can be downloaded through here with instructions attached to the link. For more information on patch notes for the latest version game and VMU images, hit the jump to check them out. For in game screenshots, you can check them out on the previous article.

Cancelled Dreamcast Castlevania: Resurrection prototype released to the public


Remember when the story came out that someone found a old pre-E3 Castlevania: Resurrection prototype? Castlevania: Resurrection has always been one of those missing titles that was suppose to come out and nothing happen. It was thought to be lost to time, but now everyone can play the pre-E3 demo thanks to the owner putting the disc up for free. He did try to eBay it, it even got to over 20k, but he took the listing down when people warned him Konami could go after him.

It seems that this demo disc was meant to be seen by gaming journalist, back in the day and is considered a “pre-E3 demo”.  The guys over at the SEGA Dreamcast Info Preservation Games has a huge write up on prototype.

Download Castlevania: Resurrection here!

Wonder if we will be seeing other prototype builds of this title come out? I sure hope so. Any other ‘cancelled’ Dreamcast games you guys would like to see prototypes of?

Sakura Wars: Columns 2 English Fan Translation Launching May 3rd

If you’ve been around the SEGA Dreamcast scene, you’ve probably been seeing some past Japanese only games receive English fan translated patches. Now it has been confirmed that the English fan patch for Sakura Wars: Columns 2 will be launching on May 3rd. 

While the gameplay of Sakura Wars: Columns 2 is, well Columns, it also has a story mode with decision making, much like a full scale Sakura Wars title. Its nice to check off another previously Japanese title off the list as getting a English translation.

Keep your Dreamcast ready, Sakura Wars: Columns 2 launches May 3rd, 2021!

Castlevania: Resurrection prototype for Dreamcast unearthed after 22 years

Back when the SEGA Dreamcast came out, there were a lot of games that never got actual releases. Over the years some of these games leaked and fans have been able to experience “what could have been”. Now, 22 years after its initial reveal, Castlevania: Resurrection for Dreamcast has finally had its prototype leaked to a French Dreamcast preservation website.

According to an old IGN article, the ‘first’ Dreamcast installment of Castlevania series was placed on indefinite hold after the company said they lacked resources to develop the title. The article even ends suggesting it would be the last time we’d hear about the title. Ha! Wrong! Here we are today.

Castlevania: Resurrection was first teased way back in November 1998, the game was suppose to be a reboot for the franchise and star Sonia Belmont and a new character called Victor Belmont.

Today marks 20 years since SEGA left the home console business

Back in 2018, SEGA hit a milestone as a company when on December 18 they had been in the third party business for as long as they were in the first party home console business. The first party period spanned 6,470 days (a little under 18 years) and ended officially on March 31, 2001. As such, today marks 20 years since SEGA left the first party home console business, a period which eclipses the time from SEGA’s debut of the SG-1000 in Japan on July 15, 1983 to that fateful day of March 21, 2001.

Shadow Man: Remastered coming to PC on April 15th

Do you guys remember the game Shadow Man? This action-adventure game by Acclaim launched on almost all platforms back in the day including Windows PC, Nintendo 64, PlayStation and of course the SEGA Dreamcast.

Well the game is coming back as Shadow Man Remastered, while we know its coming to PC on April 15th, its also coming to Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (no dates set yet). Also did you know the game had a sequel called Shadow Man: 2econd Coming on PlayStation 2? Wow.

Check out the press release and screenshots:

SEGA Talk Podcast #64: D2 (1999) Kenji Eno Retrospective

George and Barry finish up their retrospective on Kenji Eno by talking about Real Sound, D2 and what Kenji Eno was up to before his death. Sit back, grab some popcorn and lets D2 it!

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SEGA Talk Podcast #59: Samba De Amigo (1999)

Samba De Amigo! If you can’t tell, Barry and George are excited to discuss the arcade, Dreamcast and Wii releases of Samba De Amigo on this episode of SEGA Talk! Learn about the various maraca accessories, the differences between releases and the future of the Sonic Team rhythm dance franchise.

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The King of Fighters NeoWave ported to SEGA Dreamcast

Looks like now that the Sammy/SNK arcade board, Atomiswave, has been figured out and its actually easy to port over titles to Dreamcast, we got a slew of them. Now the latest one is King of Fighters Neowave, which also had a port on PS2 and Xbox back in the day. I never tried the game, but heard it got mixed reviews upon release.

You can download The King of Fighters Neowave GDI here

Expect many more upcoming updates of even more Atomiswave arcade ports, which of course is a good thing.

Shoot ’em up ‘Dolphin Blue’ arcade gets SEGA Dreamcast port

When MegaVolt85 started porting all those Atomiswave arcade ports to SEGA Dreamcast, there was one game I really wanted. Dolphin Blue, which always gave me this ‘what if Metal Slug met Ecco’ vibe. Now, thanks to efforts of fans like MegaVolt85 , us SEGA fans can now enjoy Dolphin Blue on their SEGA Dreamcast!

You can download the Dolphin Blue GDI Here

The best thing about the Atomiswave arcade ports is there are still a lot of Atomiswave games yet to come, like Rumble Fish 2, Fist of the North Star, and a few Guilty Gear titles.

‘Faster Than Speed’ is the newest SEGA Dreamcast Atomiswave port

Here we go, Dreamcast-Talk user MegaVolt85 has blessed us with yet another (I feel like I’ve typed this way too much) Atomiswave arcade port, this time another obscure title: Faster than Speed, an arcade street racing game by Sammy USA from 2004.

Faster than Speed has ‘trick maneuvers’ and ‘Nitro boost’ to beat your opponents. From SEGA’s description back in the day:

“Enter the exciting street-racing world of Faster Than Speed where the winner rules and the loser walks! Hit the street with the most addictive driving experience of your life! Pick from 8 customized rides. Faster Than Speed will take your players into the exotic, dim-lit, back streets of over 6 tracks challenging the quickest, the fastest, the baddest, and the most stocked racer conquers the asphalt! To take down your challenger, you need to burn the street with a variety of high-speed tricks.”

You can download the Faster than Speed GDI Dreamcast Image here.

This is the 6th Atomiswave arcade port we’ve gotten, we also got: Metal Slug 6, King of Fighters XI, Samurai Shodown VI, NeoGeo Battle Coliseum, and Knights of Valour: The Seven Spirits.

Knights of Valour: The Seven Spirits is the latest Arcade port to Dreamcast

If you guys missed the news post about the latest SNK/Sammy Atomiswave arcade ports to Dreamcast, Dreamcast-Talk user Megavolt85 has been porting the titles over. According to him its rather easy and only needs a few lines of code changed to get them working on the SEGA Dreamcast. He has ported over Metal Slug 6, King of Fighters XI, Samurai Shodown VI, and NeoGeo Battle Coliseum. Now, for his fifth title he choose… Knights of Valour: The Seven Spirits? I actually never played the franchise, so I’m interested in trying it.

I do know that the franchise has a ton of entries and this title actually is the fifth release in the franchises history.

You can download the GDI file for the Dreamcast via the Dreamcast-Talk thread. I do know a few of the last few GDI games have gotten CDI (to burn on disc) images as well.