SEGA reveals Tokyo Game Show 2018 line-up


SEGA seems to be going all in at this year’s Tokyo Game Show 2018, what with the announcement of the new IP Project JUDGE (Judge Eyes in Japan), its starting to seem like SEGA finally has a impressive line-up for Japanese fans. But not only that, SEGA is publishing a bunch of Western titles for Japanese audience and some of the games that will have the SEGA logo over there are titles you least expect. It seems that we won’t be getting Sakura Wars information this year, which is a bummer. Check out SEGA’s full Tokyo Game Show 2018 line-up after the jump:

Team Sonic Racing debuts Rooftop Run inspired track at Gamescom 2018

SEGA has revealed a new track from the upcoming Team Sonic Racing from Sumo Digital. The track, titled Market Street, is based on Rooftop Run from Sonic Unleashed and Sonic Generations. From what we’ve heard, the track features a remix of Rooftop Run theme song, and according to Twitter user SonicWindBlue the track Ice Mountain features a remix of the Holaska music from Sonic Unleashed. Also, it seems that the framerate is stable, which is an improvement from the E3 demo. Check out a gallery of screens from Market Street after the break, and don’t forget to pre-order the game!

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Team Sonic Racing adds Team Vector to the roster – featuring Vector, Blaze and Silver


It looks like Team Chaotix couldn’t afford more than one entry fee! The newest team to be revealed for the upcoming Team Sonic Racing is a surprise to be sure, while we were guessing Team Chaotix were a shoo-in it looks like SEGA is taking a u-turn and are featuring Vector the Crocodile, Blaze the Cat and Silver the Hedgehog in Team Vector. If you want to play with the new racers for yourself, you can check them out at Gamescom 2018 in Cologne, Germany from August 21-25.

After the break, check out a big gallery of screens.

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Team Sonic Racing team mechanics spotlighted in new video

SEGA has released a new trailer spotlighting the team mechanics in Team Sonic Racing. The video shows Team Rose, Team Sonic and Team Dark racing in the recently revealed Ice Mountain track. The highlighted team mechanics include:

  • Skimboost: Boost struggling teammates back into action as you drive by!
  • SlingshotSlipstream a teammate for a slingshot boost!
  • Rival Takedown: Knock out highlighted opponents ahead and speed past them!
  • Item Box TransferSend and receive Wisps with teammates anywhere on the track!
  • Team Ultimate: Use Team Mechanics to fill your Team Ultimate meter and unleash a massive team boost!

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SEGA reveals Gamescom 2018 lineup

SEGA and ATLUS have just announced what games attendees at Gamescom 2018 in Cologne, Germany can get their hands on. The lineup includes: Total War: THREE KINGDOMS, Team Sonic Racing, Valkyria Chronicles 4, Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise, Persona 3 Dancing in the Moonlight and Persona 5 Dancing in the Starlight. Football Manager 2019 and Two Point Hospital will also have a presence at the event.

Of note to Sonic fans, Team Sonic Racing‘s demo will feature the new Ice Mountain track (which fans have pointed out is a zone in Sonic Advance, though whether that is by chance or intentional is unknown) and two new teams. More of the in-game customization will also be revealed.

All games will be playable at the Deep Silver stand in Hall 9, B011-C010.

SEGA News Bits: IDW Sonic @ SDCC 2018 – New Character & Team Sonic Racing Comic Revealed

Today was the day of the big IDW Sonic the Hedgehog panel at San Diego Comic Con where several reveals were made! On this SEGA News Bits, Barry and George take a look at what was revealed, including new covers, new Team Sonic Racing info and a new character in the IDW canon.

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Another Team Sonic Racing team has been revealed …Froggy, where are you?

Sonic the Hedgehog turns 27 today! And as part of the festivities, the official Sonic social media accounts have revealed a new Team Sonic Racing team. In our many speculative videos we assumed that the game would be following the Sonic Heroes team arrangements. While they do feature Team Sonic and Team Dark, it looks like Team Rose is returning with some changes. First off, Amy Rose is back. Secondly, BIG THE CAT IS BACK AND HE IS DRIVING A FROGGY CAR! Thirdly, Cream the Rabbit got the boot in favor of four Chao in a car, which is very similar to the Chu Chu Rocket car in Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing.

Overall, it’s a nice addition to the game. Amy was all but assured, but I will admit that I was uncertain if Big would be back. While he is a fan favorite, Sonic Team said in the past that the character had been retired. Guess not! As for Cream, I really do not miss her and I think she would have likely been the least popular racer. The real question is, will we see Blaze the Cat? Female representation is low in the roster, and she’s a popular character that would make for a great racer.

SEGAbits at E3 2018: Team Sonic Racing demo gameplay and developer interview

SEGA had a variety of games on display at this year’s E3, and probably the most interesting one (namely because we didn’t have a Japanese version to compare it to) was Team Sonic Racing. Our E3 reps got a chance to demo the game as Omega from Team Dark and Sonic of Team… well, Sonic of course. Following the demo, lead designer from Sumo Digital Richard Acherki was kind enough to take a few minutes to answer some questions we had about the upcoming game.

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.

SEGA News Bits: Team Sonic Racing Gameplay Reaction

Thanks to Shacknews we have gameplay footage of Team Sonic Racing! Coupled with a Famitsu article, we now know a lot more about the upcoming racing game from Sumo Digital. On this SEGA News Bits we discuss the new racers, the team mechanic, the in-game music and more!

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SEGA and ATLUS announce E3 lineup

SEGA and ATLUS have officially revealed what to expect at this year’s E3! Creative Assembly will be providing a first look at Total War: Three Kingdoms via gameplay presentations throughout the show. Playable on the show floor will be demos of Valkyria Chronicles 4, Yakuza Kiwami 2, Shining Resonance Refrain, and Team Sonic Racing featuring never-before-seen content.

ATLUS will be debuting new footage of Catherine: Full Body and two new ATLUS titles which will be revealed tomorrow!

Read the full press release after the break.

Watch nearly 3 minutes of Team Sonic Racing plus a developer interview

More footage has released of Team Sonic Racing, this time from Shacknews. In the video above you get a look at various racers including Tails, Knuckles and Shadow on the Planet Wisp track utilizing wispons and team abilities. There are also some easter eggs in the video monitors, including an ad for the Tailgator vehicle, which is likely Vector’s car.

There is also a developer interview with Iizuka that you can check out after the break.

New Team Sonic Racing gameplay video and screenshots released

Following the Famitsu news, we have more Team Sonic Racing content to share! The SEGA Press site has updated to include new screenshots, seen after the break, as well as gameplay video seen above. Interestingly, the Egg Pawn racer we reported on earlier seems to be more of a spot filler for AI opponents, and there is also a blue Egg Pawn racer. We’ll get to the bottom of these Egg Pawns soon!