SEGA News Bits: Mario Kart 8 gets Daytona USA Hornet car mod

If you happen to still have your Nintendo Wii U and a copy of Mario Kart 8, you can now pimp your boring looking car into Daytona USA‘s hornet stock car. This Mario Kart 8 mod comes from CorBond57. He did a really great job bringing over the iconic Daytona USA stock car into the world of Mario Kart 8. On this episode we discuss the Mario Kart 8 mod, Barry talks about his dream Super Mario Bros movie mod and our fears of modding on Nintendo consoles. Join us for the goofs and chatter, tell us what you all think of the Mario Kart 8 mod in the comments below.

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Bayonetta amiibos get a closer look

amiibophoto8If you have been living under a rock, Nintendo has announced two Bayonetta amiibos  this past week, setting them to release for July 21st. Each of the Bayonetta amiibos are based on her look from both of her games. It seems that the long haired Bayonetta amiibo design will be exclusive to select retailers. You know, weird Nintendo policies. There seems to already be a product page for the Bayonetta 2 amiibo over at Amazon.

As for what my thoughts are on the look of Bayonetta in amiibo form, it looks pretty good? I feel that amiibos look cleaner with more cartoon looking characters like Mario, Yoshi and even Sonic. I think when Nintendo does more human like amiibos, that the drawbacks of the figures is more glaring. But then again, the Bayonetta amiibos will most likely cost around $12 dollars, which isn’t much. So all things considered, if they look as good as the photographs shared by Nintendo’s twitter page, it should be well worth the cash. Word of warning, according to many comments on various blogs, most amiibos tend to look better in product screenshots. Has that been your experience? Are you going to bet the Bayonetta amiibos?

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SEGA News Bits: Disappointing SEGA Games of 2016

On this SEGA News Bits episode we discuss our personal disappointing SEGA games of 2016. We already discussed the greatest, now its time to look at the worse that SEGA had to offer. We will have to be honest before you hit the play button on this video, it was hard for us to pick what our disappointing SEGA games of 2016. SEGA as a whole played it pretty safe in 2016. But what is your most disappointing SEGA games of 2016? Do you agree with us? Let us know in the comments below.

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Lego Dimensions: Sonic the Hedgehog level pack gameplay footage hits the web

Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment producer Doug Heder was on the YouTube Gaming show to reveal some gameplay of the upcoming Lego Dimensions: Sonic the Hedgehog level pack. The show is hosted by Geoff Keighley, who seemed to launch a bunch of questions, most of which we already knew the answers to. We know this show is mean’t to be aimed at more ‘mainstream’ audience,so its nice to see what the level pack has to offer and it having a large exposure. When pressed about more character figures, Doug Heder said there are ‘a lot of unlockable characters’ in the game. Those named here include Knuckles, Tails, Shadow, and Big the Cat. Obviously this isn’t as great as having their own stand alone figure and stories, but who knows about the future.

The producer Doug Heder does say that they put a lot of love and effort into recreating the feel of the game,that Sonic the Hedgehog fans would appreciate it. I have to say they did a great job from what I’m seeing. The Lego Dimensions: Sonic the Hedgehog level pack releases on Novemeber 18th, 2016 and will retail for $29.99 USD. So let us know in the comments, are you excited to play the Lego Dimensions: Sonic the Hedgehog level pack?

Platinum Games teases Bayonetta Amiibo

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Have you ever wanted a Bayonetta amiibo figure? Well, Platinum Games just teased a Bayonetta amiibo they have been working on for Bayonetta 2’s second year anniversary. This also goes with the fact that Bayonetta was also featured in Super Smash Bros Wii U & 3DS. According to Bayonetta 2 director Yusuke Hashimoto, the above picture is all they can show us due to the team still working on getting her just right.

“I’m afraid that this little taste is all I can give you right now, since we’re still working hard to get her just right. But I assure you that we’re going to capture everything you know and love about Bayonetta – every detail down to the exact sizes of her glasses and eyes – and bring you an amiibo that’ll meet your every expectation.” – Yusuke Hashimoto (Director Bayonetta 2)

What do you think about the Bayonetta amiibo and is this a character you would like to add to your growing collection? Let us know in the comments below. Bayonetta 2 came out in Japan on September 20, 2014, while everyone outside of Japan got it towards the end of October 2014. All I can say is, my body is ready for Bayonetta 3 (too soon?).

Sonic LEGO Dimensions Pack to feature Tails, Knuckles, Amy, & Dr. Eggman NPCs

CqNg3SvVMAA_oDjAccording to @BlueParax on twitter Sonic LEGO Dimensions Pack will not only feature everyone’s favorite blue blur but also have NPCs for Tails, Knuckles, Amy, and Dr. Eggman. The news came straight from Gamescom where they are showing off the Sonic LEGO Dimensions pack, as well as other crossover packs LEGO Dimensions has coming.

If it sounds too good to be true, this is what @BlueParax said he was told by WB Games’ people:

“more Classic characters like Tails Amy Knuckles and Eggman will appear ingame. BUT NOT PLAYABLE.”

When the LEGO Dimensions twitter account was recently asked about seeing or playing other Sonic characters they replied with: “Our lips are sealed…for now ;)”  This makes me believe that this is true, which isn’t surprising considering how lame a Sonic LEGO Dimensions Pack would be without some of Sonic the Hedgehog‘s friends. Sonic LEGO Dimension Pack is set for release on November 18, 2016 according to Amazon.

[Via: TSSZNews]

SEGA News Bits: Sonic the Hedgehog Creator Wants A True Mario Crossover

Welcome to a new crossover special episode of the SEGA News Bits, today George and Barry talk about Sonic the Hedgehog Creator Yuji Naka’s recent interview where he said he wanted a Mario & Sonic crossover action game. I know what you are thinking, that there are already Mario & Sonic the Hedgehog crossover games in the form of Olympic titles, but that isn’t really what fans and Yuji Naka envisioned for a Mario & Sonic the Hedgehog crossover game. Tune in and let us know what your ideal Mario & Sonic crossover game would be.

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This is Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Arcade Edition

Don’t throw away your lose change because SEGA has just released a trailer for their Mario & Sonic At the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Arcade Edition, try saying that ten times fast. Mario & Sonic At the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Arcade Edition was mean’t to launch back in February but has now been pushed back to June. The game is now out in limited locations and we have gotten the trailer above to promote the arcade unit.

Mario & Sonic At the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Arcade Edition features a pretty massive cabinet, something that most arcade manufactures have scaled back on. Due to its twin stick and foot control support Mario & Sonic At the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Arcade Edition plays differently than its home release counterparts. Let us know what you think of Mario & Sonic At the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Arcade Edition‘s cabinet in the comments below.

[Source: Arcade Heroes]

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SEGA News Bits: Sonic the Hedgehog turns 25 years old

Sonic the Hedgehog’s 25th anniversary officially kicked off on June 23rd, which was of course the release date of the eponymous game that started it all. In this SEGA News Bits, George and Barry look back on 25 years of Sonic by spin dashing through all the main series Sonic Team developed console games. There are quite a few to get through, so consider this more of a SEGA News Smörgåsbord. Why are you still reading this? Click play and enjoy!

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First Look: Sonic the Hedgehog’s Lego Dimensions figure

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This morning Mark Warburton, a producer at TT Games Publishing posted the first look at the Sonic the Hedgehog figure in action. If you didn’t know Sonic the Hedgehog will be included in the latest update of LEGO Dimensions. Mark Warburton showed off Sonic the Hedgehog‘s Lego Dimensions figure in a mock race against Superman. You can check out more photos of Sonic the Hedgehog‘s Lego Dimensions figure at the bottom of the article.

We also did a SEGA News Bits episode where we discussed our thoughts on Sonic the Hedgehog joining LEGO Dimensions. What are your thoughts about Sonic the Hedgehog’s Lego Dimensions figure? Tell us in the comments below!

[Via: NeoGAF]

SEGA News Bits: Sonic the Hedgehog Joins LEGO Dimensions Reaction

Sonic the Hedgehog is heading to LEGO Dimensions! Revealed in an E3 Expo Trailer for the game is a number of new franchises hitting the Lego toys-to-life multi-platform game, including Gremlins, Harry Potter, Adventure Time, The A-Team and others. At the moment, not much more is known. Sonic the Hedgehog could be a minor addition by way of a Fun Pack (figure and item) or a full-blown Level Pack (figure and items, plus levels) or a Team Pack (multiple figures and items). Sonic Stadium did spot the Tornado in a LEGO Dimensions graphic, so it is possible we will at least get a Fun Pack of Sonic and the Tornado.

Sit back and enjoy our thoughts on the announcement. Tell us what you think of Sonic the Hedgehog coming to LEGO Dimensions in the comments below.

Check out the latest Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Wii U trailer

The Mario & Sonic series has become kind of same ‘ol same ol’. When the original Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games released in 2007, it was pretty jaw dropping to see the two franchises sharing the screen. But as time went on, and the two teamed up five more times along with Sonic’s two Smash Bros. appearances, the notion of a Mario & Sonic game has become kind of… stale. It doesn’t help that Nintendo primarily handles the publishing and marketing of the series, so as far as advertising the series is hardly given much attention. And if you’re a lowly non-commercial SEGA fan site, such as ourselves, it is difficult to get Mario senpai to notice you when it comes to exclusives, interviews or review copies.

I say all this, while sharing the latest trailer, for two reasons: I can no longer fake being excited for the latest Mario & Sonic trailers and because despite the apathy I’ve built up over the years, the Wii U footage of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games actually looks pretty great. Graphics are bright and colorful with excellent framerate and the competitions appear to be motion control gimmick heavy than past titles. Mario & Sonic may no longer be able to wow people with the crossover aspect, unless of course SEGA and Nintendo bring in other franchises which would be awesome, but at least this upcoming game looks solid.

In the comments below, tell us what you think of the Mario & Sonic series. Does Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games look promising, or more of the same?

Humble Friends of Nintendo Bundle includes SEGA’s Rhythm Thief

RhythmThiefCoinHumbleRhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure was a pretty excellent rhythm game by SEGA on the Nintendo 3DS, it is just too bad it didn’t sell up to expectations. Some consider the game to be one of the rare 3DS games to get physically and if you have always wanted to play the game on the cheap, Humble Bundle will give you a chance along with more Wii U & 3DS games.

Here are the tiers for their Humble Friends of Nintendo Bundle:

Pay $1 or more to get

  • Retro City Rampage: DX (3DS)
  • Affordable Space Adventures (Wii U)
  • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (Wii U & 3DS)

Beat the average (right now its $9.57) to get

  • Freedom Planet (Wii U)
  • Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure (3DS)
  • Citizens of Earth (Wii U & 3DS)
  • Retro City Rampage: DX HOME theme (3DS)
  • More games coming soon…

Pay $13 dollars or more and also get 

  • Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Ed ( 3DS)
  • Darksiders II (Wii U)

Just like past Humble Bundles, if you get the top tier you get everything below it. Now is Rhythm Thief & The Emperor’s Treasure worth $10 dollars? Yes! Now put in games like Freedom Planet and Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, makes this a steal. Check the Humble Bundle for yourself.

Atlus is handling Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE localization

TokyoMirageSessionsIt seems that some Nintendo fans aren’t too thrilled with Nintendo of America’s liberties when it comes to localization. Not only that, Nintendo of America has changed characters and/or removed content in the American versions of the recent Fire Emblem. If you were looking forward to the Nintendo Wii U Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem inspired Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, fear not! Nintendo has confirmed via Gematsu that Atlus was in charge of localizing Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE!

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE was localized by Atlus in a way that is consistent with the localization work they do on games they publish. It was a priority to ensure the game feels familiar and appeals to longtime Atlus fans. Any changes made to the in-game content were due to varying requirements and regulations in the many different territories Nintendo distributes its products.”

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE is out now in Japan, will launch in North America and Europe on June 24th. Who here is picking up a copy of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE?

[Via: Gematsu]