Samurai Blood Show turns out to be iOS game

Do you like Samurais and Blood? Do you have an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch? You are in luck if you live in Japan. If you remember correctly, we talked about SEGA trademarking “Samurai Blood Show”, this is for western release. So you will probably have to wait later for a world wide release.

Above is a video showing off the game in action. Not too impressive graphically. Looks like they made the game on a smaller budget. Game is launching with three price tiers: Free, Plus (350 Yen) and Complete (1200 Yen).

[Thanks: Deefy]

SEGA Celebrates Easter With iOS Sales

You own an iPod? Do you, for some inconceivable reason, not own a copy of Super Monkey Ball 2 for it? Well, now you have no excuse. From today until April 25th, four of SEGA’s iPod games will be available for ridiculously low prices. Be sure to take advantage!

Sale-priced titles:

  • ChuChu Rocket!™ HD for iPad: $2.99 / £1.79 /€2.39 (was $4.99/£2.99 /€3.99)
  • Super Monkey Ball™ 1: $0.99 / £0.59 /€0.79 (was $2.99/£1.79 /€2.39)
  • Super Monkey Ball™ 2: $0.99 / £0.59 /€0.79 (was $2.99/£1.79 /€2.39)
  • Altered Beast™: $0.99 / £0.59 /€0.79 (was $2.99/£1.79 /€2.39)


iPad Chu Chu Rocket is FREE today only!

Chu Chu Rocket for the iPad is FREE today courtesy of AppAllStar. AppAllStar offers a free app every day and can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store.  The iPad version of Chu Chu Rocket has an exclusive mode where by everyone plays VS. each other on the same iPad touch screen.

Chu Chu Rocket is one of the best party games ever made and to pass it up for free would be FOOLISH… FOOLISH.

Go download it quick!

SEGA Mega Sale goes live tonight for PSN & iTunes

Seems that the XBLA version of the sale will be delayed till at least December 30th. Don’t get antsy in the pants, we have a list for PSN & iOS games. Bolded the best deals.


  • Sonic Adventure – $4.99 (reg. $9.99)
  • Sonic Adventure DX – $1.99 (reg. $4.99)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Ep 1 – $9.99 (reg. $14.99)
  • Gunstar Heroes – $2.99 (reg. $4.99)
  • Afterbuner Climax – $4.99 (reg. $9.99)
  • Phantasy Star Portable 2 – $15.99 (reg. $39.99)
  • SEGA Genesis Collection – $9.99 (reg. $15.99)
  • Valkyria Chronicles 2 – $15.99 (reg. $39.99)
  • Iron Man 2 – $15.99 (reg. $19.99)


  • Super Monkey Ball – $0.99 (reg. $2.99)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog$2.99 (reg. $4.99)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2$2.99 (reg. $4.99)
  • Super Monkey Ball 2 –  $0.99 (reg. $2.99)
  • Super Monkey Ball 2 Sakura Edition – $2.99 (reg. $4.99)
  • Sonic 4 Episode 1 – $2.99 (reg. $6.99)
  • Phantasy Star 2 – $0.99 (reg. $2.99)
  • ChuChu Rocket! – $0.99 (reg. $2.99)
  • ChuChu Rocket! HD  –  $2.99 (reg. $4.99)
  • Gunstar Heroes  $0.99 (reg. $2.99)
  • Altered Beast – $0.99 (reg. $2.99)

Buy yourself some games, smile this Holiday season and have fun! This sale ends on January 3rd. Happy shopping.

[Source: SEGAblog]

SEGA permanently drops prices on iOS games

SEGA has announced a permanent price drop on their iOS games (iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch). If you haven’t picked up some their titles when they had that crazy turkey deal, you suck. But you can still get them cheaper than usual.

  • ChuChu Rocket: Now: $2.99 (was: $4.99)
  • ChuChu Rocket HD: Now: $4.99 (was: $6.99)
  • Ecco the Dolphin: Now: $0.99 (was: $2.99)
  • Football Manager 2010: Now: $4.99 (was: $7.99)
  • Golden Axe: Now: $0.99 (was: $2.99)
  • Gunstar Heroes: Now: $2.99 (was: $4.99)
  • Phantasy Star II: Now: $2.99 (was: $4.99)
  • Shining Force: Now: $0.99 (was: $2.99)
  • Super Monkey Ball 2: Now: $2.99 (was: $5.99)
  • Super Monkey Ball 2 Sakura Edition: Now: $4.99 (was: $7.99)
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 1: Now: $4.99 (was: $5.99)
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 2: Now: $4.99 (was: $5.99)
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode 1: Now: $6.99 (was: $9.99)
  • Streets of Rage: Now: $0.99 (was: $2.99)

Wow, Sonic 4 really dropped in price over the last couple of months. Get it!

SEGA iPhone sale is insane – 80% off games!

It is almost Black Friday, this means some insane deals for everyone. SEGA is not letting us down, they have reduced their iOS games at up to 80% off. You can get Chu Chu Rocket for less than a dollar. Insanity.

  • Super Monkey Ball 2 $1.99 (was $5.99)
  • Super Monkey Ball 2: Sakura Edition $2.99 (was $7.99)
  • Phantasy Star II $0.99 (was $4.99)
  • Golden Axe $0.99 (was $2.99)
  • ChuChu Rocket! $0.99 (was $2.99)
  • ChuChu Rocket! HD $2.99 (was $4.99)
  • Sonic 4, Episode 1 $4.99 (was $6.99)

The sale starts… right now. Go, give some sexy cash to SEGA. It ends on December 1st, in case you are waiting for your paycheck.

[Source: SEGA]

SEGA patching Chu Chu Rocket, adding 100 extra levels

Gah, you get a game and then you have to patch it. Isn’t that annoying? Well, this time, you might actually be happy about patching up your game. Not only will this patch fix annoying bugs, it will add 100 extra levels. Full details:
• iPad Game Center for OS 4.2 iPads
• 100 Extra levels added to Puzzle mode
• Ghost arrows added to Multiplayer mode
• Arrow placement UI improved
• Multiplayer lobby UI improved

• Rare crash-at-launch bug fixed
• Bug that occasionally caused some achievements not to unlock fixed
• Mouse-entering-rocket audio issue fixed
• Performance upgrades

Actually a pretty fast patch, considering I have seen SEGA take forever to  patch their other titles or not patch them at all. But it won’t stop here, SEGA says they have ‘more plans’ for Chu Chu Rocket in the future. Exciting.

[Source: SEGAblog]

Chu Chu Rocket gets release date & more information

If you have one of them hipster Apple devices, like the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, you will be able to purchase Chu Chu Rocket on October 28th. Not that long of a wait!

SEGA has stated that this is a ‘brand new’ game, designed for the iPad and iPhone in mind. The game will not be a universal app, for those owners of more than one of the devices. The iPad version also has some exclusive features, like 4 player same-screen multiplayer. Make sure they all wash their hands.

Some negative news: Apparently local mutliplayer causes lag, almost a full second worth of lag. Lets hope that SEGA showed off an old build and this is not the cause in the full release.

[Source: Joystiq]

Chu Chu Rocket hitting the iPhone in late October

Forgive me for not thinking of a cat and mouse pun for the headline. Via SEGA’s e-newsletter comes an official word on when we can expect the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to get Chu Chu fever: late October! Considering the iDevice’s are getting Sonic 4 next week, October will be a big month for SEGA on the App Store. Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but $7.99 to $9.99 seem to be the magic numbers for other new App Store releases from SEGA.

[Source: SEGA Pass]

SEGA announces new iPhone games and MMO [update]

I’ll start off with the one that is the most shocking. You might remember a while ago that SEGA trademarked the name Kingdom Conquest. Well, it turns out that Kingdom Conquest is SEGA’s first iPhone MMO and freenium game. A freenium game means that the app is free, but you have to pay for in game items and content. Kingdom Conquest is part hack n’ slash and part city building according to SEGA.

The second new announcement is Chu Chu Rocket. Chu Chu Rocket will be SEGA’s first iOS game to support Apple’s Game Center.

Among other new iPhone game announcements is Altered Beast and Gunstar Heroes. SEGA also hinted at more announcments coming later today on twitter.

[Update] SEGA just updated their twitter with new info. Chu Chu Rocket has all of the DC levels, multiplayer for up to 4 devices via Bluetooth/WiFi, and the iPad version will have 4 player multiplayer on same device.

[Source: SEGA Twitter]
[Thanks: AugieD369]

Shining Force shines on the iPod!

Didn’t SEGA say they were reassessing their iPod presence? Because it seems to me that they’re doing the same thing they were doing before: the occasional great 3D title and a number of emulated Genesis budget titles. Despite that, I’m glad SEGA has finally released a Genesis game worth buying an iPhone version of: Shining Force!

Offered up on the same emulation software as past Genny titles, Shining Force actually plays very well. As the game doesn’t require precise controls for split-second jumps (a la Sonic), players will barely notice the hiccups that may occur on older i devices. I might even buy the thing for my first generation iPod Touch.

The game is now available in the App store for $2.99

[source: TouchArcade and The Nomad Junkyard]