Etrian Odyssey V Confirmed for North American Release Fall 2017

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Despite Nintendo shifting focus with it’s platforms we’re still going to receive a number of titles for the Nintendo 3DS, and Atlus fans in North America are certainly not missing out on the latest entry in the Etrian Odyssey series with Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth confirmed for a fall 2017 release on the platform. This comes from Atlus’ own website showing a test page for the game to appear on their main website’s slider which showcases new and upcoming releases. Perhaps this news was to be revealed during E3 which is just less than a week away. Until then this will make 3DS owners happy that RPGs are not in short supply on the system.

The game originally released in Japan on August 4th of last year with a western release nowhere in sight. With the release of the Nintendo Switch it seemed that their handheld line might be at the end of it’s life. Luckily fans of the series can rest assured that Atlus is just as eager to get the game into the hands of it’s international audience.

We will report more on the game’s western release date as it develops.

[Source: Atlus]

SEGA launches Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary teaser site

HatsuneMiku10thAnniversaryWebsiteSEGA is ready for Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary celebration, starting with a newly launched website. The website teases the following, “10 years since its release on August 31, 2007… A new beginning for Hatsune Miku starts here.”  The Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary website also features a 232 day count down timer, which ends on August 31, 2017. Yes, you guessed it, on her 10th year anniversary.

For those not in the know, Hatsune Miku is a humanoid persona that uses a synthesizer application developed by Crypton Future Media, this application was launched on August 31, 2007. SEGA has released seven main series title to their Project DIVA series, not including six other spin-offs. Seems SEGA is ready to add more releases to the franchise as Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary will be here in August. Are you excited?

[Source: Gematsu]

Original Sonic Adventure Sega Dreamcast website returns thanks to a true blue fan

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Remember the days of logging on to the Internet using your Sega Dreamcast? Even when games didn’t tout online multi-player, more often than not you’d encounter a webpage option which allowed you to visit the game’s website through the in-game menu. Of course, as time passed many of the Dreamcast webpages have since gone offline, into disrepair, or were bought up by some porn site. Thankfully, fan and friend of TSSMB member JmTsHaW purchased the sonic-adventure.com domain and has (mostly) restored the Sonic Adventure’s original site in all its 640 pixel wide glory! Features include the Updates Archives, Community links including Chao Gardens, Hints and Support information. Very cool to see this piece of SEGA internet history back up and running. Check it out for yourself here, bonus points if you use the Dreamcast.

SEGA registers Dawn of War 3 website

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It has begun, SEGA of America has registered the domain for DawnofWar3.com, pretty much giving away that Relic’s next game will most likely be the much requested Dawn of War 3. Its not at all surprising seeing how big their other team, Creative Assembly’s Total War: Warhammer project will be, already confirming long term DLC support.

It seems that SEGA is all in when it comes to creating Warhammer games, not only in Warhammer Fantasy universe but also in Warhammer 40k universe. As a fan of Warhammer I’m excited and I think its a smart move by SEGA West as a whole, seeing how popular Dawn of War series has been in the past. I just wish we had more SEGA Japan projects that where as high budget as these western titles, but what can you do about that.

SEGA.com gets a redesign – What do you think of SEGA’s new look?

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SEGA.com has undergone a much needed redesign! Dubbed “SEGA beta”, the site has been greatly simplified and broken into an easy to navigate grid. The search function has been much improved, with screens and videos given more prominence, as well as handy links to buy the games themselves and links to dedicated microsites. Interesting to note, at the bottom of the site is a breakdown of “Games”, “Brands”, “SEGA Store”, and “Company”. Beneath “Brands” is Sonic the Hedgehog, Total War and Aliens – three major SEGA West franchises. A visit to the European site adds Football Manager to the list. The Store, Blogs, and Forums retain their old designs for now.

Japanese Sonic 4 site updates – reveals Oil Desert Zone and more

SEGA of Japan’s Sonic the Hedgehog 4 site has updated to reflect yesterday’s news, however there are a few new additions. For one thing, the unnamed desert stage will be known as Oil Desert Zone. Simple, but it fits. The site has also added twelve new screens of the zone, showing off new gimmicks and badniks. The site also has a cleaned up version of yesterday’s trailer, in true HD and without the Gamestop watermark. Other additions to the site include the confirmation of the $15 price tag, unchanged from the first episode. Also, there are badnik profiles and a story tab that shows Little Planet approaching Earth. The story text is in Japanese, so any readers who know the language, if you can translate it that would be “boss” of you.

Update: Added nine more images, courtesy of Andriasang.com, the images include more Oil Desert screens, high res “box art” and screens from Episode Metal.

If the blue blur’s next game wasn’t already confirmed to be titled “Sonic Generations”…

If the leaked placeholder box art wasn’t enough for doubters, the websites sonicgenerations.com and sonic-generations.com now take users directly to SEGA’s website, giving the page the address of sega.com/games/sonic-generations. This pretty much confirms the title of the game, and hopefully means that SEGA is getting ready to release a formal press release, title reveal and (here’s hoping) screens and gameplay information.

Sorry to dissapoint those hoping it was going to be “Sonic Adventure 3”, lolz.

Super Monkey Ball 3DS Japanese site opens


The Super Monkey Ball 3DS website  has now open and with it is a few bits of information about the upcoming 3DS game. As most of you know, this is most likely going to end up being a 3DS launch title and will be launching this spring.

Confirmed modes:

  • Monkey Ball: What you come to expect from the games, single player mode that has you rolling and collecting bananas.
  • Monkey Race: Car racing where you can use power ups to screw up the other player. Up to 4 players can join in on the race.
  • Monkey Fight: You fight other monkeys, seems to look very much like Super Smash Bros. Object is to take their bananas.  Up to 4 players can play! Screen below.

As for playable characters, the site has 8 character slots, but only half of them are shown. Those shown are AiAi, MeeMee, Baby and Gongon.

[Source: AndriaSang]

Sonic Color gets interactive flash website


SEGAhas launched the website for Sonic Colors, it has a Wisp scavenger hunt. You will be able to find them once you click around the planets and such. After you click on one, you get a screenshot of the game.

It also has music from the game, so remember to turn down your speakers. The official site can be found here.