Valkyria Chronicles 4 releases September 25 – new editions announced

SEGA has given an official date for the upcoming Valkyria Chronicles 4! The much anticipated sequel will release in the Americas, Europe and Australia on September 25, 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. Also revealed is a new Launch Edition (MSRP $59.99), which in the Americas will include controller skins (not unlike what Sonic Forces included) and in the EU and UK fans will receive a sticker of the dog Ragnarok. Of course, there will also be the beautiful “Memoirs from Battle” Premium Edition (MSRP $99.99) which includes a collectors box, an art book, DLC and a statue of a freakin’ tank.

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Shining Resonance Refrain demo hits PS4, Xbox One & Nintendo Switch today


If you have any of the three modern consoles you will be able to play SEGA’s upcoming Shining Resonance Refrain for free! This will let you see if the game is for you, giving you hands-on time early. How early? A month early considering that the full game hits America and Europeans on July 10, 2018!

Sadly there is no demo announced for the Steam or PC version of the game, which sucks if you are a PC gamer only. But three out of four platforms isn’t too shabby by SEGA. Are you going to be giving Shining Resonance Refrain a chance?

Team Sonic Racing gets E3 Trailer featuring new theme by Crush 40

“Driiiiive through foreeeeeeeever!”

The Sonic the Hedgehog YouTube account has uploaded the brand new Team Sonic Racing E3 trailer which mixes CGI and in-game graphics. The trailer focuses on the rivalry between Team Sonic and Team Dark! The trailer also features the racing course Wisps Circuit because you know Sonic fans love Wisps!

One of my negative comments on the recently revealed Team Sonic Racing gameplay was that it looked a bit too slow for my liking, this new trailer’s gameplay seems to be a bit faster. I hope (and I’m sure there are) faster modes of play within the game. Obviously this isn’t taking into account my real big complaint, that its all Sonic and doesn’t include prior SEGA IPs like the All-Stars series, but it seems Sonic fans are happy at the very least.

Team Sonic Racing available to pre-order, releases this winter – check out the reveal trailer!

SEGA has officially unveiled the latest racer from Sumo Digital and SEGA: Team Sonic Racing! We were spoiled early this morning from a Wal-Mart leak, and now SEGA has officially revealed the game with a short but sweet teaser as well as pre-order links. The game is set to release this winter to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam and will retail for $39.99. No word on launch editions, but knowing SEGA it is likely. The official website is not live as of this posting, but it can be found at TeamSonicRacing.com.

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Wal-Mart leaks ‘Team Sonic Racing’ on Nintendo Switch early, includes first screenshots and info

It seems that the rumors are all coming true with SEGA moving forward with a Sonic only racing game, it seems that this time it will be called ‘Team Sonic Racing‘. At least according to this Wal-Mart listing. So far the game has only been found for the Nintendo Switch (we haven’t found a listing for other consoles yet), costing $39.96, according to the product page.

We also have these screenshots below, showing off that our heroes are driving actual cars and not Mario style karts. It also seems that the title might be a play on Crash Team Racing or maybe it has to do with Sonic Teams development name? Team Sonic Racing seems to take ques from the past ‘SEGA All-Stars Racing‘ games by having unlockables and upgrades for your vehicles. The game is also set to offer 12 players per race, 4 player split-screen and a offline ‘Team Adventure mode’. Find out more after the break:

SEGA unveils Valkyria Chronicles 4 “Memoirs from Battle” Premium Edition

SEGA is at it again with the must have premium editions! Valkyria Chronicles 4, set to release this fall in the Americas and Europe for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, will see a “Memoirs from Battle” Premium Edition priced at $99.99. This will include the game for your platform of choice, an exclusive vinyl statue of the “Hafen” Tank, “Claude’s Travel Journal” exclusive 100-Page themed artbook and a pair of DLC adventures featuring Squad 7 characters.

Pre-order the Valkyria Chronicles 4 “Memoirs from Battle” Premium Edition
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After the break, check out the full press release and a gallery of images!

Should SEGA stop making console exclusives?


It does seem that part of SEGA is going more multi-console friendly approach, with games like Shinining Resonance Refrain and Valkyria Chronicles 4 getting ports for Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. But it seems some franchise are continuing to stick with one console, most blatantly Yakuza and Persona series. There are quite a bit more, but these seem to be the ones that have been growing in popularity for SEGA. The biggest insult? The lack of PC announcements for titles like these, considering that PC seems to be a ‘non competing platform’ for most console manufactures. For example, Sony funded Street Fighter V to be exclusive, but it still got a PC release. I think having PC ports is very important for SEGA, considering the success of stuff like Bayonetta and Valkyria Chronicles.

Do you think its worth it for SEGA to make console exclusive games anymore?

It seems that something is going on behind the scenes with some franchises, especially Sony exclusives. But as fans, would you rather see these titles hit all platforms or do you like the fact that SEGA has console exclusive games? Sound off in the comments below.

What Shining Resonance Refrain looks like on Nintendo Switch

SEGA Japan have released new screenshots for Shining Resonance Refrain on the Nintendo Switch. The upcoming Nintendo Switch port, which was previously a PlayStation 3 game, looks basically the same in screenshots (seems to have more bloom in the Nintendo Switch version, or am I crazy?).

As far as how the game will run when you purchase it, we do know that the game will run at a full 1080p when docked, I assume it will drop to 720p in handheld mode. The game hits English speaking countries on July 10 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC! Hit the jump for the screens:

SEGA News Bits: Sonic Mania Plus Trailer, Release Date & New Info Reaction

SEGA has unleashed a new trailer for the upcoming Sonic Mania Plus, given us more details on the new updated release and even showed off some Ray and Mighty gameplay! On this episode of the SEGA News Bits we discuss Sonic Mania Plus‘ release date being moved forward, what we thought of the trailer and discuss all the new revealed info regarding the newest ‘plus’ update! Listen in and tell us what you think in the comments below!

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SEGA & Atlus North American eShop sale is live until May 7th, 2018


SEGA and Atlus are having a digital sale on mostly Nintendo 3DS titles. If you missed some of the more recent (last few years) SEGA 3DS games, then you are in for a treat. I totally recommend titles like Stella Glow, SEGA 3D Classics Collection, 7th Dragon III Code: VFD, and even Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX (if you like rhythm games).

Nintendo Switch: 

  •  Sonic Forces – $23.99 (was $39.99)

Nintendo 3DS

  • 7th Dragon III Code: VFD – $19.99 (was $39.99)
  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains – $9.99 (was $14.99)
  • Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars – $9.99 (was $19.99)
  • Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX – $19.99 (was $39.99)
  • The Legend of Legacy – $14.99 (was $19.99)
  • SEGA 3D Classics Collection – $14.99 (was $29.99)
  • Stella Glow – $14.99 (was $19.99)

Anything you are picking up?

[Via: Go NIntendo]

Night Trap coming soon to Nintendo Switch [UPDATED]

It was the former chairman of Nintendo of America Howard Lincoln that famously said, during a 1993 hearing in front of Congress, that Night Trap “will never appear on a Nintendo console.” Hey Howard: Developer Screaming Villains has announced that Night Trap is coming soon to Nintendo Switch! We’ll have more information as we hear it.

If you haven’t listened to our interview with Screaming Villains, check it out! Tyler provides great insight into the process of remastering the original game.

SEGA AGES officially releasing to North America and Europe

SEGA of America PR has officially confirmed that SEGA AGES, the recently announced M2 project which will bring Master System, Genesis and SEGA arcade ports to Nintendo Switch, will indeed be releasing to Japan, North America, and Europe. The lineup will begin rolling out this summer with Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star, Thunder Force IV, Gain Ground and Alex Kidd in Miracle World.

As is the norm with M2 projects, there will be a bevy of bonuses to make your purchase worth while.

After the break, check out a few screenshots and an official description of SEGA AGES.

Football Manager Touch 2018 releases to Nintendo Switch

On Friday, (sorry, we were neck deep in SEGA FES) SEGA announced that Football Manager Touch 2018 was available digitally for the Nintendo Switch in the eShop. For those unfamiliar with the franchise, the press release describes it best: “Football Manager is the most realistic, in-depth and immersive football management simulation in the world. Putting you in the hot seat of any club in more than 50 countries across the world, Football Manager allows you to take on the role of a real-life gaffer: you decide who plays and who sits on the bench, and you’re in total control of tactics, team talks, substitutions and pitch-side instructions.”

As the name implies, the game has already been released to smart devices. However, SEGA promises that the game has been fully optimized for the Switch with a customized control system that takes full advantage of the system’s various controller input options, including support for both the touchscreen and Joy-Con controllers. Also, the game offers a full single-player experience including the series’ 3D Match Engine – the first time that the 3D engine has been playable on a home console.

SEGA FES 2018: Valkyria Chronicles 1 coming to Nintendo Switch, Valkyria Chronicles 4 for Switch delayed in Japan

More news has come out of SEGA FES 2018, this time relating to the Valkyria Chronicles franchise. It was announced that the original Valkyria Chronicles, which has already released to the PC and PS4 as a remastered rerelease of the PS3 original, would be releasing to Nintendo Switch for ¥1,990. At the moment, the release is only confirmed for Japan this fall through the eShop. No word on a physical or western release.

SEGA also revealed that Valkyria Chronicles 4 has been delayed in Japan to fall 2018. The game was originally planned for the platform in the summer. As an apology to fans, SEGA is offering coupons to Japanese customers who are buying the fourth game that reduces the price of the remaster of the first game to ¥500. No word on if this will affect the western release, but given the west is getting Valkyria Chronicles 4 in the fall already, it is not likely.

Now how about console ports of the second and third games SEGA? 🙂

[Source: RPG Site]

SEGA FES 2018: New SEGA Ages for Nintendo Switch games and extra features announced

We learned of SEGA AGES, the new M2 retro SEGA game porting project for Nintendo Switch, on Friday night from the opening presentation at SEGA FES. As the event went on, more details were revealed during the SEGA AGES panel. Twitter user @gosokkyu shared updates from the panel, which revealed new details. Sonic the Hedgehog will include the rare Mega-Play arcade version (an example of how the game differs is that the Mega-Play replaces all the extra life monitors). Thunder Force IV will include Styx Mode (the Thunder Force III ship from the Saturn port) and online leaderboards. Phantasy Star will have all the features from the PS2 SEGA AGES Collection version, including options like walk speed, difficulty settings, FM/PSG toggle and more.

Two more games were revealed: Alex Kidd in Miracle World and Gain Ground! Gain Ground will be the arcade version. You can visit the official SEGA AGES website and the collection will debut this summer for Nintendo Switch.