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Title: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on December 21, 2016, 03:25:41 am
SEGA SATURN HEROES

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Post anything you want (pics, memories, opinions, game collection, memes) about SEGA Saturn related here
especially for character that doesn't have their own thread (Astal, Mr. Bones, etc)

Ones whose thread already existed :

Burning Rangers (http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=2149.0)
Deep Fear (http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=2356.0)
Fighting Vipers (http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=3257.0)
Fighters Megamix (http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=3257.0)
Golden Axe (http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=3564.0)
House of The Dead (http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?board=16.0)
Last Bronx (http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=3257.0)
Marvel Super Heroes (http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=3025.0)
NetLink (http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=4218)
NiGHTS into Dreams (http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=1916.60)
Panzer Dragoon (http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=4190.0)
Puyo Puyo (http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=4143.0)
Shining  (http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=750.0)
Shinobi (http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=4084.0)
Sonic The Hedgehog (http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=3671.0)
Virtua Fighter (http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=3257.0)

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Adding video about Sega Shiro, the son of Segata Sanshiro
It's still related I guess

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csOtSWMi9vM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csOtSWMi9vM)

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Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on November 16, 2020, 03:17:42 am
SEGA Talk Podcast: Segata Sanshiro

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Please almighty Segata Sanshiro! We need to stop playing our SEGA Saturns for just one hour to talk about your greatness!
On this SEGA Talk, George and Barry discuss the inspiration for SEGA Japan’s Saturn mascot, as well as the many commercials and the legacy Segata Sanshiro left behind

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2020/04/10/sega-talk-podcast-40-segata-sanshiro/
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on November 16, 2020, 03:21:31 am
DEATH BATTLE! : Chuck Norris VS Segata Sanshiro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eDSt8OHkx0
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on November 16, 2020, 03:30:15 am
Segata Sanshiro Shinken Yuugi

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As a marketing vehicle, Shinken Yūgi faithfully captures the Segata Sanshiro spirit.
But as a game, its uninspired ideas of what constitutes amusement leave a lot to be desired.
Still, let it be said that after playing through the game, it’s easy to understand what makes Sanshiro such an appealing character.

Article : http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/segata-sanshiro-shinken-yugi/
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on November 16, 2020, 03:31:12 am
SEGA Retrospective: The Commercials of Segata Sanshiro

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From bestdamnpodcastever.com comes this cool mini-documentary on Segata Sanshiro.
The video gives a few fun facts about the campaign, a little history, highlights some of the best commercials and ends with an awesome music video.
Check it out… unless you want to be placed in a headlock.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2011/05/13/segata-sanshiro-video-retrospective/
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on November 16, 2020, 03:33:24 am
SEGA Talk Podcast : Bug! (1995)

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On this episode, we cover the unique SEGA Saturn platformer Bug!
How did this wacky game come about, and what connection does it have to Sonic the Hedgehog?
Travel back to 1995 with us as we discuss what it was like when this oddball game released.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2019/10/10/sega-talk-podcast-27-bug-1995/
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on November 16, 2020, 03:36:22 am
Wingman SD Review
Use Modern Controllers & Arcade Sticks on SEGA Dreamcast & Saturn


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Let’s take a deep dive into what the Wingman SD Converter offers and if it fulfills all the promises it makes.
According to the site the device offers the ability to use modern game pads and fightsticks along with rumble support and a full memory card for the Dreamcast.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2020/11/03/wingman-sd-review-use-modern-controllers-arcade-sticks-on-sega-dreamcast-saturn/ (http://segabits.com/blog/2020/11/03/wingman-sd-review-use-modern-controllers-arcade-sticks-on-sega-dreamcast-saturn/)
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on November 16, 2020, 06:37:37 pm
Ecco the Dolphin creator wants to port
Mr. Bones and Three Dirty Dwarves Nintendo Switch


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“One of the OCD characteristics of my personality is I never give up!
When I was trying to convince Sega about Ecco the Dolphin it took me years to get them to bite.
There are some challenges I need to overcome but eventually, there will be a new Ecco!
Also, I am trying to find a way to port our Saturn game, Three Dirty Dwarves, to the Switch.
I think that’s an excellent game for the platform."

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2019/02/01/ecco-the-dolphin-creator-wants-to-make-new-ecco-mr-bones-and-three-dirty-dwarves-entries-on-nintendo-switch/ (http://segabits.com/blog/2019/02/01/ecco-the-dolphin-creator-wants-to-make-new-ecco-mr-bones-and-three-dirty-dwarves-entries-on-nintendo-switch/)
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on November 23, 2020, 06:20:21 am
Vandal Hearts - 100% Complete English Translation

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New translation project Vandal Hearts is a turn-based tactical role-playing video game developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo ported to the Sega Saturn by Konami Computer Entertainment Nagoya. Its great news that today we can share this translation for the Saturn version, as it is considered the best port, due to the extra content, which include additional maps, items and spells, improved graphics and different back ground music.

How was this post possible:
A group tweeted that they had used the ps1 version of the translation and modified it for the extra content that the Saturn version has, to complete the translation. Great work by the team, many thanks for sharing and hope you do some more in the future.

Original tweet here;
https://mobile.twitter.com/ElCaminoOscuro/status/1330640357378420736?fbclid=IwAR3iGUBeJy-mBGU-Qzr9H_-SDUyAyrPdhBV1d3fmPMyMAEABDgxGRk91kew

Special thanks to Sascha Riedel who made the group aware of this at 06:00am this morning giving us time to prepare the pre patched image and artwork for you all to enjoy.

We have added a region free patched game image to the Saturn archive;
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1DvwUweLBBPw0j4DIkB_xrnzk2E2simSx
https://t.co/rE53ilTbnL?amp=1

Or for one week you can download them from here;
https://we.tl/t-j2RD98Qysb

Or here includes custom artwork;
https://we.tl/t-wXbpxIKzWp

As always we hope you have enjoyed this post, please like the page and follows us, why not join our group we have the best community with an endless resource of experience and ideas, you can find us here;
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1750615984951970/

Or check out our Saturn dedicated sales group here;

https://www.facebook.com/groups/445748682240641/

Happy Gaming

Source : https://www.facebook.com/sega.saturn.collectors.and.gamers/
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on December 02, 2020, 07:48:48 pm
Sega Will Test Fans' Knowledge as Part of Its 60th Anniversary

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The company will host three sessions of the same test over a couple of days: first one will be held on January 23rd, 2021 8PM Japan time/6AM ET, second is on January 24th 10AM Japan time (23rd 8PM ET), and the last one will take place on the 24th 5PM Japan time/3AM ET.
You can choose which schedule works for you, but you can also take the test three times — only your highest score will be recorded. Take note that you’ll have to register in advance to be able to participate, and you can do so starting on January 12th. 

Article : https://www.engadget.com/sega-test-032755191.html
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on December 19, 2020, 03:50:57 am
Travel Beyond 'The End of the World' in Grandia !!!

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Grandia originally released for the Sega Saturn on this date in 1997.
Justin and Feena travel beyond 'The End of the World' to Alent to discover the secrets of a mysterious ancient civilization.
This brilliant RPG was made by the creators of the Lunar series.

Source : https://twitter.com/RPGSite/status/1340082766709366786?s=19
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on January 14, 2021, 01:35:54 am
Interview: Jacob Andersen (Designer: Amok & Scorcher)

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Sega-16: Amok was Lemon’s first game for the Saturn. Reportedly, it started out as a 32X game and was shifted to Saturn when Sega discontinued the add-on. Is this true? If so, how far along was the game on the 32X?
Jacob Andersen: As I remember, it was more a question of the Saturn becoming a valid option, so we decided to switch. I don’t remember it being very far, so it wasn’t a big deal.
At the time, there was no PlayStation in sight so I guess everybody thought that this was the future platform.
We did eventually start converting the game to the PlayStation along with the PC, but the project fell apart at Scavenger’s ultimate demise.

Article : https://www.sega-16.com/2021/01/interview-jacob-andersen-designer-amok-scorcher/
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on January 15, 2021, 05:37:20 am
Grandia (Sega Saturn) English Translation Patch Version 0.9.1 is Out

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At this point everything should be in English.
Also added FMV Subtitles and a few other bug fixes.

Links :
1. https://segaxtreme.net/resources/grandia-english-patch.67/
2. https://www.romhacking.net/translations/5871/
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on January 15, 2021, 06:01:32 am
For limited time Grandia HD Collection (Switch) can be purchased at 50% OFF the original price.
Discount Price :  $19.99 (was $39.99)

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Link : https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/grandia-hd-collection-switch/ (https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/grandia-hd-collection-switch/)
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on February 04, 2021, 09:10:17 pm
Calling Karate Experts for SEGA Saturn Demo Discs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1QYd3pzF-c
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on February 06, 2021, 12:03:20 am
SEGA Talk Podcast #63: D (2009) Kenji Eno Retrospective

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m-K6Kje3Yc

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We are dedicating February to Kenji Eno, the game creator and founder of Warp.
Eno passed away 8 years ago and left a brief but impactful legacy on the game industry. 

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/02/05/sega-talk-podcast-63-d-2009-kenji-eno-retrospective/
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on February 23, 2021, 09:23:22 pm
Race of AGES !!!

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Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii & DS was released on this day in North America, 11 years ago (2010)
Segata Sanshiro carrying a giant Sega Saturn on his back can be seen riding the rocket from his final commercial around the boat section of the 'Race of AGES' track.
It can also be clearly seen above when entering the final lap in first position.

Source : https://twitter.com/OnThisDayGaming/status/1364292910188003335?s=20
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Mystic Monkey on February 24, 2021, 05:19:00 am
With his son Sega Shiro (http://segabits.com/blog/tag/sega-shiro/) taking over, I hope we (well Japan) will be getting new Sega commercials around him. So far he only had a few school-based commercials but he looks like a rising star.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on February 24, 2021, 06:37:03 pm
With his son Sega Shiro (http://segabits.com/blog/tag/sega-shiro/) taking over, I hope we (well Japan) will be getting new Sega commercials around him. So far he only had a few school-based commercials but he looks like a rising star.

Yeah, he's been featured a lot in Japanese magazines and websites too last year during SEGA 60th Anniversary.
Only once this year, in SEGA Quiz (http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=4125.msg94997#msg94997), but that was also part of SEGA 60th Anniversary.
I wondered if his contract was only during anniversary, hopefully not.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Mystic Monkey on February 24, 2021, 06:41:47 pm
Ideas for commercials Sega Shiro can star in!
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on March 20, 2021, 07:15:19 am
Ideas for commercials Sega Shiro can star in!
  • He walks down a stret in Japan and gets jumped by thugs which he takes down, promoting Yakuza games.
  • He meets an old flame of his father, promoting Sakura Wars game.
  • Space battle! Promoting Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis.
It would be cool if those could happened.
Such a waste they don't use the opportunity.
I missed old funny commercials.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on March 20, 2021, 07:16:25 am
The RAM Cartridges and the Sega Saturn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10cPIvpNNpI

These games use the RAM carts:
1MB
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Astra Superstars†
Cotton 2†
Cyberbots: FullMetal Madness†
Fighter's History Dynamite
Friends: Seishun no Kagayaki†
Groove On Fight: Gouketsuji Ichizoku 3
Marvel Super Heroes†
Metal Slug
Noël 3†
Pia Carrot e Youkoso!! 2†
Real Bout Garou Densetsu*
Real Bout Garou Densetsu Best Collection
Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special
Samurai Spirits Amakusa Kourin*
Samurai Spirits Best Collection
Samurai Spirits Zankurou Musouken
Super Real Maajan P7†
The King of Fighters '96*
The King of Fighters '96 + '95 (Gentei KOF Double Pack)*
The King of Fighters '97
The King of Fighters Best Collection
Waku Waku 7
*1MB only
† optional

4MB
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Astra Superstars†
Cotton 2†
Cyberbots: FullMetal Madness
Dungeons & Dragons Collection* (Shadow over Mystara only)
Fighter's History Dynamite
Final Fight Revenge*
Friends: Seishun no Kagayaki
Groove On Fight: Gouketsuji Ichizoku 3
Marvel Super Heroes†
Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter*
Metal Slug
Noël 3†
Pia Carrot e Youkoso!! 2
Pocket Fighter†*
Real Bout Garou Densetsu Best Collection
Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special
Samurai Spirits Best Collection
Samurai Spirits Zankurou Musouken
Street Fighter Zero 3*
Super Real Maajan P7†
The King of Fighters '97
The King of Fighters Best Collection
Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire*
Waku Waku 7
X-Men vs. Street Fighter*
*4MB only
† optional
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on March 24, 2021, 01:21:23 am
Best Bang for Your Buck on the Sega Saturn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiBMUtUM7_g
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on March 30, 2021, 11:11:39 pm
Here’s a really cool fan remake of the Wipeout intro

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq1GbE4f5yw

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It’s really well done and you should give it a watch.
The original Wipeout, a series of futuristic anti-gravity racing games (with an awesome soundtrack), was released back for the original PlayStation, DOS, and Sega Saturn

Source : https://www.vg247.com/2021/03/30/heres-really-cool-fan-remake-wipeout-intro/
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on April 13, 2021, 11:41:26 pm
SEGA PlayStation 3 PSN Titles To Buy Before Sony Shuts Down the Store

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Most of the titles we talked about here are available via the English PlayStation Network Store, since that is how most of us buy games.
But if you are daring and want to dive into some Japanese PSN goodies, you should totally check out some of the PS2 Japanese only releases especially the long running ‘SEGA Ages 2500’ titles:
- Phantasy Star Generation Complete Collection
- Bonanza Bros.
- Gain Ground
- Dragon Force
- Space Harrier Complete Collection
- SEGA Memorial Selection (Obscure titles!)
- Gunstar Heroes Treasure Box (MUST HAVE)
- Dynamite Deka
- Galaxy Force II – Special Extended Edition
- Fantasy Zone Complete Collection (MUST HAVE)

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/04/13/sega-playstation-3-psn-titles-to-buy-before-sony-shuts-down-the-store/
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on April 14, 2021, 01:52:19 am
Blizzard Arcade Collection Free Update Adds Lost Vikings 2 And RPM Racing

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The sequel to The Lost Vikings, Lost Vikings 2 once again finds our three heroes Erik, Baleog, and Olaf taken far from their home and thrust into a new adventure.
Tapping into new abilities and joined by two new allies, the werewolf Fang and the dragon Scorch, on their quest to find their way back home, our Viking heroes must overcome challenging puzzles that put a fresh spin on the original game’s design.

Article : https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/04/blizzard_arcade_collection_free_update_adds_lost_vikings_2_and_rpm_racing
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on April 14, 2021, 07:57:01 pm
Sakura Wars Hidenori Matsubara Art Exhibit to be Held in Japan

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A Sakura Wars art exhibit is opening in Japan through April and May 2021.
The exhibit will feature paintings by Sakura Wars character designer Hidenori Matsubara.
A total of three exhibits will be held throughout Japan, with locations planned for Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya.

Article : https://www.siliconera.com/sakura-wars-hidenori-matsubara-art-exhibit-to-be-held-in-japan/ (https://www.siliconera.com/sakura-wars-hidenori-matsubara-art-exhibit-to-be-held-in-japan/)
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on April 14, 2021, 08:21:04 pm
Sakura Wars' Part II Manga Gets 2 New Volumes After 3 Years

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Kodansha is listing an eighth and ninth volume for Ikku Masa's Sakura Taisen Dainibu (Sakura Wars Part II) manga, both slated for a June 17 release.
The two volumes will be the first new volumes for the manga in three years, since the seventh volume shipped in July 2018. 

Article : https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2021-04-14/sakura-wars-part-ii-manga-gets-2-new-volumes-after-3-years/.171701
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on April 16, 2021, 12:32:15 am
Happy 3 Years Anniversary for Kyoutou Kotoba RPG Kotodaman !

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Kyoutou Kotoba RPG Kotodaman is a free-to-play RPG published by Sega for Android and iOS devices on April 16, 2018. 
Numerous Sega characters are featured as part of a crossover collaboration including Sonic, Mega Drive, and Saturn as guest playable characters.

Pic taken from : https://news.qoo-app.com/en/post/38172
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on April 24, 2021, 08:20:11 pm
“Cotton Guardian Force Saturn Tribute” announced for PS4, Switch

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The collection is set to gather the SEGA Saturn ports of the Cotton games which will include:
- Cotton 2 (1997)
- Cotton Boomerang (1998)
- Guardian Force (1998)

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/04/24/cotton-guardian-force-saturn-tribute-announced-for-ps4-switch/
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on May 05, 2021, 01:07:25 am
“Cotton Guardian Force Saturn Tribute” announced for PS4, Switch

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The collection is set to gather the SEGA Saturn ports of the Cotton games which will include:
- Cotton 2 (1997)
- Cotton Boomerang (1998)
- Guardian Force (1998)

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/04/24/cotton-guardian-force-saturn-tribute-announced-for-ps4-switch/ (http://segabits.com/blog/2021/04/24/cotton-guardian-force-saturn-tribute-announced-for-ps4-switch/)


Closer look at "Cotton 2 Boomerang Guardian Force Saturn Tribute" box art :

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Source : https://city-connection.co.jp/cotton/ (https://city-connection.co.jp/cotton/)
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on May 05, 2021, 01:08:23 am
Unreleased Sega Saturn Game Disc Found: Monika no Shiro / Monica’s Castle / Faradoon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAbBd53GV5o

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The game was originally developed as Faradoon: The Legend of Dragon Castle, and renamed later in 1997.
This game had been placed on the game magazine’s release calendar for a long time, but disappeared in mid-spring of 1999.

Article : https://www.segasaturnshiro.com/2021/05/03/monicas-castle-unreleased-game-surfaces/
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Post by: Berto on May 05, 2021, 02:00:06 am
"Taisen Idol Mahjong: Final Romance 2" Port Has Been Released for Switch on April 28 in Japan

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"Play mahjong against girls of all types, from a waitress to a president’s secretary, idol, and more.
The bitter arcade experience is a thing of the past.
The time for revenge has come!"

Link : https://city-connection.co.jp/game/finalromance2/
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on May 05, 2021, 02:11:08 am
The Virtua Cop Series on the Sega Saturn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcDBF2QpDQk
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on May 06, 2021, 07:11:13 am
With the remake of The House of the Dead on it's way to Switch I wonder when Virtua Cop will follow through, given both original games used the same gameplay.
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Post by: Berto on May 06, 2021, 08:42:03 pm
With the remake of The House of the Dead on it's way to Switch I wonder when Virtua Cop will follow through, given both original games used the same gameplay.

May be, but The House of the Dead franchise is a lot more popular than Virtua Cop since it got more games (around twenty, including pinball of the dead and typing series) than Virtua Cop (just three) so it would make sense to pick it to remake.

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Post by: Berto on May 11, 2021, 10:55:58 pm
SEGA Talk Voicemail: Daniel Andress on Kenji Eno and D

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Did you enjoy our D episode? Daniel Andress did! He sent us this awesome voice message about what he liked about the episode and his own thoughts on Kenji Eno.
Give this a listen, and to all our supporters: please feel free to message or email (segabits@gmail.com) us at any time to share your written thoughts or attach a voice mail like Daniel did!

Link : https://www.patreon.com/posts/51143683
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Post by: Berto on May 11, 2021, 11:05:50 pm
Happy 26 Years Anniversary SEGA Saturn (US) !

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The SEGA Saturn brought a wealth of arcade hits and fresh ideas to the next generation of gaming on its US launch day, 26 years ago today!

What did you play on yours?

Link : https://t.co/H4SPksMYgY
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Post by: Berto on May 14, 2021, 09:08:50 am
SEGA Financial Presentation Suggests Reviving Virtua Fighter, NiGHTS, Panzer Dragoon and More!

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SEGA has released their latest financial report for fiscal year March 2021, which reads as an English language PDF you can view for yourself here.
There is a lot to sift through here, and we hope to have another article breaking the report down soon, but of interest to fans of SEGA’s past titles there is an interesting slide.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/05/13/sega-financial-presentation-suggests-reviving-jet-set-radio-nights-panzer-dragoon-and-more/
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Post by: Berto on May 25, 2021, 12:23:05 am
Sakura Wars Orchestra Concert Will Be Held In Tokyo This July

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Sega will hold the Sakura Wars 25th Anniversary orchestra concert in Tokyo, Japan, on July 28, 2021.
This concert will also celebrate 41 years in the musical career of the series composer Kohei Tanaka.

Articles :
https://www.siliconera.com/sakura-wars-orchestra-concert-will-be-held-in-tokyo-this-july/
https://sega.jp/topics/210521_1
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Post by: Berto on May 30, 2021, 11:55:48 pm
Happy 24 Years Anniversary for Three Dirty Dwarves !

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The burly brawler that is Three Dirty Dwarves launched in Japan on the SEGA Saturn 24 years ago today!
Have you ever played it with two pals using the Saturn 6 Player Adaptor?

Link : https://t.co/UdUxm8mSeu (https://t.co/UdUxm8mSeu)
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Post by: Berto on June 27, 2021, 09:40:16 pm
“Don’t think, play!”

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Happy 24 Years Anniversary Mr. Bones.
The multi-talented Mr. Bones gave a whole range of genres a skeletal twist and everyone’s ears a dose of sweet guitar soul on his Japanese Saturn debut, 24 years ago today!

Link : https://t.co/auHDAc1grM
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Post by: Berto on July 01, 2021, 11:53:43 pm
Cotton Guardian Force Saturn Tribute - PS4 & Nintendo Switch - Asia Ver. Presentation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bDlI-2fLKs
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Post by: Berto on July 02, 2021, 12:10:34 am
Cotton Guardian Force Saturn Tribute - Debut Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dg3YXK73F4
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on July 06, 2021, 01:19:01 am
Avex Streams Shin Sakura Taisen the Stage: Ouka no Utage Digest Video

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On July 1, the official Avex Pictures YouTube channel started streaming a digest video for Shin Sakura Taisen the Stage: Ouka no Utage.
The twelve-minute video features full performances of Geki! Teikoku Kagekidan , Star Tanjo (A Star Is Born), and Aratanaru.

Article : https://www.combatrevue.com/2021/07/avex-streams-shin-sakura-taisen-the-stage-ouka-no-utage-digest-video/
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Post by: Berto on July 06, 2021, 01:19:53 am
Sega Added Seven Sakura Wars Albums to Digital Streaming Platforms

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On June 29, Sega announced that they added seven Sakura Wars albums to digital streaming platforms.
The publisher added seven soundtracks to Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, and other platforms for streaming and digital purchase.
Links to Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon can be found below. (Note: All links are to US storefronts) 

Article : https://www.combatrevue.com/2021/07/kaijin-bessou-ai-yueni-5-more-albums-launch-on-spotify-apple-music/
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Post by: Berto on July 15, 2021, 12:14:38 am
PowerSlave is Coming To Steam This Month
Planned Release Date: 28 July 2021


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Alien forces possessing horrifying powers have sealed off the once thriving city of Karnak from all outside contact.
As a covert operations specialist, you have been trained for all forms of contingencies.
Nothing can prepare you, however, for the nightmare you are about to enter...

Link : https://store.steampowered.com/app/1260020/PowerSlave_DOS_Classic_Edition/
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on July 28, 2021, 10:59:07 pm
Happy 26 Years Anniversary for Clockwork Knight 2 !

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Fiendishly difficult from start to finish, the follow-up to the Sega Saturn classic launch title takes view-changing 3D graphics to new heights of sophistication, as you sprint through stunning stages, packed with power-ups and bonus rounds.

Link : https://segaretro.org/Clockwork_Knight_2
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on July 28, 2021, 11:01:50 pm
PowerSlave is Coming To Steam This Month
Planned Release Date: 28 July 2021


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Link : https://store.steampowered.com/app/1260020/PowerSlave_DOS_Classic_Edition/ (https://store.steampowered.com/app/1260020/PowerSlave_DOS_Classic_Edition/)

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The game is released today !!!
SPECIAL PROMOTION : 15% off!
Offer ends 4 August
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on July 31, 2021, 12:07:19 am
Sakura Wars x PUBG MOBILE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1FiQ9o06xo
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on August 03, 2021, 12:16:19 am
Final Fantasy VII: what if it was released on Saturn? SEGA had tried

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In an article translated by VGDensetsu, SEGA's creative director Yosuke Okunari told the story of Saturn, revealing some background on the strategies adopted by his company on the software front.
The most striking episode concerns SEGA's attempt to acquire the publishing rights of Final Fantasy VII, a game that, according to Okunari, "had the ability to bring all audiences together" .
For the Tokyo-based company it would have been the hit of the century, but in the end it was Sony who convinced Square with its PlayStation.

Article : https://gaming.hwupgrade.it/news/videogames/final-fantasy-vii-e-se-fosse-uscito-su-saturn-sega-ci-aveva-provato_99594.html
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Post by: Berto on August 18, 2021, 12:13:28 am
PowerSlave: Exhumed announced for PC
Combines the PlayStation and Sega Saturn versions


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Nightdive Studios has announced first-person shooter PowerSlave: Exhumed for PC. It will launch for via Steam and GOG in 2021.
PowerSlave: Exhumed is a KEX Engine port of the classic console game perfectly blending both the PlayStation and Saturn versions.

Article : https://www.gematsu.com/2021/08/powerslave-exhumed-announced-for-pc
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on August 18, 2021, 01:02:33 am
Sega renews trademarks on trio of obscure Mega Drive and Saturn games
Ranger X, Crusader of Centy, and Linkle Liver Story


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All three games were developed by Nextech, a now-defunct Japanese studio bought by Sega in 1997.
While the three games aren’t exactly household names – in particular, Linkle Liver Story never saw release outside of Japan – they may be memorable to older players.

Article : https://www.nme.com/news/gaming-news/sega-renews-trademarks-on-trio-of-obscure-mega-drive-and-saturn-games-3021286
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on August 27, 2021, 12:09:02 am
Bubble Bobble & Puzzle Bobble Mascot Bub to Become a VTuber

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While the debut of Bub as a VTuber is somewhat short, it promises a future video where the mascot will share details about past adventures with the audience.
However, Taito isn’t the only company to turn a forward facing mascot into a VTuber.
In June 2021, it was revealed that Sega had plans to turn Sonic the Hedgehog into a VTuber. 

Article : https://www.siliconera.com/bubble-bobble-mascot-bub-to-become-a-vtuber/
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on September 01, 2021, 12:04:23 am
Centipede: Recharged announced for PS5, Xbox Series, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfrufZsi9ZE

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The original bug-blasting arcade game is back! Centipede: Recharged has been reimagined for modern gameplay, with vibrant visuals designed for modern screens, a 16:9 field of play, and an original soundtrack from award-winning video game composer Megan McDuffee.
Aim for a high score in the old school arcade mode and earn bragging rights with your name at the top of the leaderboard.
Or test your skills and rank on the boards in one of 30 intensely creative challenges, which twist the gameplay in new and exciting ways.

Article : https://www.gematsu.com/2021/08/centipede-recharged-announced-for-ps5-xbox-series-ps4-xbox-one-switch-and-pc
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Post by: Berto on September 01, 2021, 12:13:46 am
The perfect betrayal is not this :

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or this :

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But this :

(https://pics.me.me/playstation-segata-sanshiro-memes-49092653.png)

Source : https://me.me/i/playstation-segata-sanshiro-memes-108d1516c55b4bbbba5208fe165f33e2
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 01, 2021, 07:25:33 am
Noooooo! What would his waifu Sakura think of this!?
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on September 03, 2021, 12:58:15 am
Noooooo! What would his waifu Sakura think of this!?

May be she'll join Segata too.. and become someone whose personality more like Yasha.

(https://i.imgur.com/JU4vCCi.jpg)

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Post by: Berto on September 03, 2021, 12:58:54 am
Raspberry Pi CM4 Sega Saturn PCB Available for Pre-Order

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The housing is made from an official Bandai Best HIT Chronicle 2/5 Sega Saturn HST-3200 2/5 scale model kit.
The PCB fits snugly inside the model and relies on a Raspberry Pi Computer Module 4 to operate.

Article : https://www.tomshardware.com/uk/news/raspberry-pi-mini-sega-saturn
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Post by: Berto on September 06, 2021, 09:03:16 pm
Seiko Releases $450 Sakura Wars 25th Anniversary Watch

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The watch face will feature a pink face, emblazoned with the Imperial Combat Revue logo in the center. The left side of the face features a green-and-red array designed after the Kobu’s optical unit. The right side features a calendar that tracks day and day of week.
A gold cherry blossom is placed at the 12:00 mark, while a gear with an inset “25” is placed at the 5:00 mark. The second hand is designed after Sakura Shinguji’s Reiken Arataka sword.

Article : https://www.combatrevue.com/2021/09/seiko-releases-450-sakura-wars-25th-anniversary-watch/
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Post by: Berto on September 06, 2021, 09:04:42 pm
TGS 2021’s Tokyo Game Music Fes Concert to Feature :
Sakura Wars, NiGHTS​ into dreams…, Phantasy Star Online, and  Sonic Colors: Ultimate Music


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Tickets to the shows are available via Eventregist.
Customers are able to purchase tickets to a single show, or to both as a bundle. The pricing is as follows:
- Single Show: 3,850 yen
- Single Show with Bonuses: 4,950 yen
- Both Shows With Bonuses: 8,250 yen
Bonus items include a digital brochure, a special performance video with gaming footage, and a special streaming concert by Thumva.
The Thumva concert will include a mix of performances featuring “big bands, pipe organs, and a variety of other performance styles that are different from the main stage.”

Article : https://www.combatrevue.com/2021/09/tgs-2021s-tokyo-game-music-fes-concert-to-feature-sakura-wars-music/
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Post by: Berto on September 07, 2021, 11:46:33 pm
Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles headed to Nintendo Switch Online

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Nintendo is set to add Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles to Nintendo Switch Online, Eurogamer sources have confirmed.
Word that Nintendo will bulk up its Switch Online back catalogue first broke earlier this week via the Nate the Hate podcast, which discussed various possible handheld games Nintendo could bring to the Switch subscription offering.

Article : https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-03-game-boy-and-game-boy-color-titles-headed-to-nintendo-switch-online
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 08, 2021, 10:44:48 am
Is that... Sakura Wars? Columns is one thing for GBC but this Sega title as well?
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on September 08, 2021, 08:51:54 pm
Is that... Sakura Wars? Columns is one thing for GBC but this Sega title as well?

Pocket Sakura (Tamagotchi but with Sakura Wars characters) was a success so I guess SEGA really wanted to follow up by making handheld version of Sakura Wars game but Game Gear was already dead.
So the only choice was to release this game on Neo Geo Pocket or Game Boy.
Luckily their choosing of Game Boy was right since this game was selling well enough it later even followed by a sequel Sakura Wars GB2.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 08, 2021, 10:16:52 pm
Tamagotchi Sakura game? How does that work? Feed Iris Châteaubriand enough food and care and she turns into Li Kohran or something?
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on September 09, 2021, 01:20:08 am
Tamagotchi Sakura game? How does that work? Feed Iris Châteaubriand enough food and care and she turns into Li Kohran or something?

By tamagochi, I meant about its shape.
By function, it's more like a pedometer .... with Chibi Sakura talking and cheering at you.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 09, 2021, 09:46:20 am
By tamagochi, I meant about its shape.
By function, it's more like a pedometer .... with Chibi Sakura talking and cheering at you.
Oh, would be cool if she armour-digivolved into her Kobu.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on September 10, 2021, 12:25:34 am
Saturn, Dreamcast, and Game Gear Join The Gang | Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck3YqCCebQo
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on September 15, 2021, 01:25:57 am
Underappreciated Saturn Games

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q-5gFewYEM

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More about Touryuu Densetsu Elan Doreé :
http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/touryuu-densetsu-elan-doree/
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on September 22, 2021, 08:22:14 pm
These New Sega Charging Mats Let You Wirelessly Charge Your Phone In Style

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There are seven designs available in total, with three consoles (Saturn, Dreamcast, Mega Drive), three controllers (the same three, naturally), and a more generic Sonic the Hedgehog design.
They all cost £19.99 / 19,44€ and are compatible with a range of wireless-enabled devices from the likes of Apple, Samsung, and Nokia. For peace of mind, they also feature a "non-slip rubber base" to keep them firmly in place on your desk.

Article : https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/09/these_new_sega_charging_mats_let_you_wirelessly_charge_your_phone_in_style
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on September 22, 2021, 08:41:23 pm
Cotton Guardian Force Saturn Tribute - Debut Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dg3YXK73F4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dg3YXK73F4)

Cotton Guardian Force Saturn Tribute, Cotton 100%, and Panorama Cotton coming west in 2021

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Cotton Guardian Force Saturn Tribute comes with two awesome games of the Cotton universe—Cotton 2 and Cotton Boomerang.
Plus, the retro shoot ’em up Guardian Force offers a variety besides the magical adventures of the iconic “cute ’em up” heroine, spicing up the tribute.
Cotton Guardian Force Saturn Tribute will be available at Strictly Limited Games as a Limited Edition and a Collector’s Edition.

Article : https://www.gematsu.com/2021/09/cotton-guardian-force-saturn-tribute-cotton-100-and-panorama-cotton-coming-west-in-2021
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on September 24, 2021, 03:26:02 am
Revue Starlight Smartphone Game Gets Sakura Wars Crossover

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Kageki Shojo Revue Starlight Re-LIVE- is a mobile game based on Kageki Shojo Revue Starlight.
The title, which was developed by Ateam and Bushiroad, launched on October 22, 2018. An English version was released worldwide on April 22, 2019.

Article : https://www.combatrevue.com/2021/09/revue-starlight-smartphone-game-gets-sakura-wars-crossover-event-starting-9-16-2021/
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on September 24, 2021, 03:29:54 am
Final Gear Smartphone Game Gets Sakura Wars Crossover

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Final Gear originally launched on iOS and Android in China on July 18, 2019, and in Japan on October 9, 2020.
Komoe Entertainment is currently handling the global version of the game, which is slated for a September 2021 release.

Article : https://www.combatrevue.com/2021/09/revue-starlight-smartphone-game-gets-sakura-wars-crossover-event-starting-9-16-2021/
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 24, 2021, 07:12:38 am
I don't play these phone games but always fun to see the crossovers.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on September 27, 2021, 12:51:37 am
I don't play these phone games but always fun to see the crossovers.

Indeed. Most of the times I don't even know the other mobile games before they got collaboration / crossover with SEGA franchise.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on September 27, 2021, 01:41:27 am
Travel Beyond 'The End of the World' in Grandia !!!

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Grandia originally released for the Sega Saturn on this date in 1997.
Justin and Feena travel beyond 'The End of the World' to Alent to discover the secrets of a mysterious ancient civilization.
This brilliant RPG was made by the creators of the Lunar series.

Source : https://twitter.com/RPGSite/status/1340082766709366786?s=19

Grandia HD Collection Asia English Physical Release
Pre-order Now Open - Bound to release this October 1st !


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Grandia HD Collection is the compilation of the first two games in the Grandia series. It is a classic RPG from developer Game Arts. The titles included are the Grandia and the Grandia II. So, if you missed the physical edition that was released last year, here’s your chance to get your copies. In addition, this Asia version supports the English, Korean, and Traditional/ Simplified Chinese Languages.

Link : https://www.play-asia.com/blog/2021/09/21/grandia-hd-collection-asia-english-physical-release-pre-order-now-open/
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on September 27, 2021, 09:56:10 pm
Khinsider Has Removed 500+ Albums Related to Sega

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"Segapocalypse!
Wave Master, the company that manages Sega's music, has contacted me and asked me to remove lots of albums related to Sega.
At the end of the day, over 500 albums were removed, including Sonic, OutRun, and others.
Unfortunately, this even included fan made compilation albums for games that have no commercial releases, which, quite frankly, makes absolutely no sense.
If you were wondering why some albums have disappeared on the site, this is why." 

Link : https://downloads.khinsider.com/ (https://downloads.khinsider.com/)
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on September 28, 2021, 12:22:21 am
Sakura Wars GB: Go Forth, Young Cadet! English Fan Translation Teaser Trailer Released

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GqUbilj-ws

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As far as the official release date for the the fan translation, as of right now, is unknown but the project does seem to be coming along nicely.
Also people who are working on this did work on the Sakura Wars: Columns 2 English translation project.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/09/27/sakura-wars-gb-go-forth-young-cadet-english-fan-translation-teaser-trailer-released/
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on September 28, 2021, 12:29:41 am
Shin Sakura Taisen the Stage ~Two Flames~ Announced for December 17, 2021

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The Shin Sakura Taisen the Stage cast announced that a sequel to 2019’s Shin Sakura Taisen the Stage play is in the works.
The production, titled Shin Sakura Taisen the Stage ~Two Flames~ will be held at Tokyo’s Theatre 1010, from December 17 – 19, 2021.
Six performances are planned for the show, two of which will be held on each day.
The new production will introduce the Shanghai and London Combat Revues,

Article : https://www.combatrevue.com/2021/09/shin-sakura-taisen-the-stage-two-flames-announced-for-12-17-2021/
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 28, 2021, 10:11:33 am
As long as I eventually get to see it, or the very least up on YouTube, that be great.
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Post by: Berto on September 29, 2021, 01:17:27 am
As long as I eventually get to see it, or the very least up on YouTube, that be great.

Even if it's in youtube, if it doesn't have english subtitles I'll get sleepy watching it after 5 minutes.

(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/9a/28/0c/9a280c4258956f3c35f6079a237635d9.jpg)

But I'll never get sleepy if I watched it live, even if I don't know the language.
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Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 29, 2021, 08:17:18 am
That cat has problems...

But yeah, it would be nice to see the stage production given I never got to see Golden Axe.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on September 30, 2021, 12:15:35 am
I remember seeing Alangkarn in Pattaya (Thailand) and Barong Dance in Bali (Indonesia).

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/01/04/d2/0104d2350497776ae8e856945cf6a3e2.gif)

They were not using English (using Siamese and Balinese instead), and I didn't understand what they were talking at all, but I really loved watching those shows live.
I'm not interested seeing them in youtube at all, the 'magic's kinda gone when it's recorded.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on September 30, 2021, 12:18:26 am
Cotton 2, Cotton Boomerang, and Guardian Force (for PS4, Switch) Launch Today Worldwide

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Each feature English and Japanese language support.
In Japan, the Cotton Guardian Force Saturn Tribute collection including all three games is due out both physically and digitally for PlayStation 4 and Switch on September 30.
Publisher ININ Games has already announced plans to release this collection in the west.

Article : https://www.gematsu.com/2021/09/cotton-2-cotton-boomerang-and-guardian-force-for-ps4-switch-launch-september-30-worldwide
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Mystic Monkey on September 30, 2021, 11:46:33 am
I remember seeing Alangkarn in Pattaya (Thailand) and Barong Dance in Bali (Indonesia).

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/01/04/d2/0104d2350497776ae8e856945cf6a3e2.gif)

They were not using English (using Siamese and Balinese instead), and I didn't understand what they were talking at all, but I really loved watching those shows live.
I'm not interested seeing them in youtube at all, the 'magic's kinda gone when it's recorded.
True, but I can't exactly globe trot to see exotic shows though. Through the internet is my only best bet. It's how I got to watch Puyo Puyo the stage play and A Very Potter Musical.
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Post by: Berto on October 03, 2021, 05:51:24 am
SEGA Talk #80: The History of the SEGA Logo and Name

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlHjAsnFJ-s

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On this episode of SEGA Talk we dig deep into the history of the SEGA logo.
What is Standard Games? What is Service Games? When was SEGA really founded and why is the SEGA logo blue?
Find out on this episode of SEGA Talk! 

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/10/02/sega-talk-80-the-history-of-the-sega-logo-and-name/
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on October 10, 2021, 05:46:49 am
Cotton Guardian Force Saturn Tribute on Nintendo Switch features fully working SEGA Saturn emulator

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City Connection just recently released Cotton Guardian Force Saturn Tribute that compiled Cotton 2, Cotton Boomerang and Guardian Force on a single cartridge.
The game was, well, not well received due to the emulation being used having input lag, making the games hard to play.
The story would have ended there but, GBATemp user Iisreal2301 figured out a way to load his own SEGA Saturn images onto the game file, basically allowing you to boot up any SEGA Saturn game by tricking the system into thinking its loading a Cotton game!

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/10/09/cotton-guardian-force-saturn-tribute-on-nintendo-switch-features-fully-working-sega-saturn-emulator/
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on October 10, 2021, 11:23:34 pm
Cotton Guardian Force Saturn Tribute on Nintendo Switch features fully working SEGA Saturn emulator

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/10/09/cotton-guardian-force-saturn-tribute-on-nintendo-switch-features-fully-working-sega-saturn-emulator/ (http://segabits.com/blog/2021/10/09/cotton-guardian-force-saturn-tribute-on-nintendo-switch-features-fully-working-sega-saturn-emulator/)

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The Cotton Tribute emulator appears to be SSF, which would certainly explain the excessive input lag.
It might also explain why Shima pulled its source code off GitHub several months ago.

Source : https://twitter.com/SaturnMemories/status/1447344421486407680?t=WYUaTwqs86BIlpJlfuTkMw&s=19
About SSF : https://segaretro.org/SSF
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Mystic Monkey on October 14, 2021, 04:22:26 pm
Odd question... but do you know where I can find a 3D model of Segata Sanshiro? I know there's one in S&SASR but I dunno how to extract it and prefer a more spruced up model.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on October 14, 2021, 08:26:37 pm
Odd question... but do you know where I can find a 3D model of Segata Sanshiro? I know there's one in S&SASR but I dunno how to extract it and prefer a more spruced up model.

Official or unofficial?

Unofficial all I could think is SSBU Sega Sanhiro Mod
But it's far from finished

https://gamebanana.com/mods/192467

Or figure of him, but no model to be found.

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c6/f3/2d/c6f32db6177be661721f70de2e683f5e.jpg)

Or M.U.G.E.N and Sonic Robo Blast if it's 2D.

(https://i.imgur.com/pt1Ul88.gif)

(https://i.imgur.com/XB81Eu2.png)

I don't know about official ones.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Mystic Monkey on October 14, 2021, 10:29:06 pm
Official or unofficial?

Unofficial all I could think is SSBU Sega Sanhiro Mod
But it's far from finished

https://gamebanana.com/mods/192467 (https://gamebanana.com/mods/192467)

Or figure of him, but no model to be found.

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c6/f3/2d/c6f32db6177be661721f70de2e683f5e.jpg)

Or M.U.G.E.N and Sonic Robo Blast if it's 2D.

(https://i.imgur.com/pt1Ul88.gif)

(https://i.imgur.com/XB81Eu2.png)

I don't know about official ones.
I don't mind if unofficial or not, would just prefer a 3D model I can attempt to port to GMod or SFM given I would love to play with such a thing on SFM. But the workshops are lacking.

I don't want to use the SSBU mod because it's just a reskin of Ryu from Street Fighter and too recognisable. Besides Sanshiro has more hair, a face that shows both strength and age but kindness and wisdom and a judogi that's in better condition, with sleeves.

There are only two games that I know of that had a 3D model of Segata Sanshiro.

Rent A Hero (Sega Saturn remake)
(http://104.236.151.57/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/rentahero-xbox-12.png)

Segata Sanshiro owns a dojo in the game and you can train with him.

Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DrHgVymX0AAGma8?format=jpg&name=900x900)

He cameod on the "Race of AGES" track wher ehe is seen riding the missile of his supposed death.

Why I want this model...
Simply put, to mess around with on SFM and GMod. I know how to import models to .SMD on Blender, I just need the model itself to work with. Usually I use The Model Resource and deviantART to find the models I am looking for but if they don't have it I'm stuck.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on October 14, 2021, 10:42:42 pm
How about editing from Shenmue model?

(https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/2472927168840651971/105A69421A027AEE3CA2EBF452760269C7BEBF13/?imw=1024&imh=576&ima=fit&impolicy=Letterbox&imcolor=%23000000&letterbox=true)
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Mystic Monkey on October 14, 2021, 11:31:55 pm
It be a long shot but that could work.
(Did Segata Sanshiro cameod in a Shenmue game? I know Hidekazu Yukawa (https://shenmue.fandom.com/wiki/Hidekazu_Yukawa) cameod in Shenmue.)
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on October 15, 2021, 12:08:55 am
It be a long shot but that could work.
(Did Segata Sanshiro cameod in a Shenmue game? I know Hidekazu Yukawa (https://shenmue.fandom.com/wiki/Hidekazu_Yukawa) cameod in Shenmue.)

No, he doesn't show up in Shenmue.
The most famous cameo I think is Dynamite Deka (aka Die Hard Arcade).
Its deadline Mode allows us to play as Segata Sanshiro and beat the entire game under a certain time limit.

(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/51WS9AS1TGL.jpg)

Link : http://segabits.com/blog/2016/12/19/sega-retrospective-die-hard-arcade-dynamite-deka-20th-anniversary/
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on October 15, 2021, 12:21:33 am
Cotton Guardian Force Saturn Tribute western limited and collector’s editions pre-orders open October 17

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While each game is available now worldwide as individual digital releases, as well as via a physical collection in Japan (with English subtitles), the Strictly Limited Games version is the only announced official collection release for the west.
Here are the details, via Strictly Limited Games:

Article : https://www.gematsu.com/2021/10/cotton-guardian-force-saturn-tribute-western-limited-and-collectors-editions-pre-orders-open-october-17
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Mystic Monkey on October 15, 2021, 09:34:01 am
No, he doesn't show up in Shenmue.
The most famous cameo I think is Dynamite Deka (aka Die Hard Arcade).
Its deadline Mode allows us to play as Segata Sanshiro and beat the entire game under a certain time limit.

(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/51WS9AS1TGL.jpg)

Link : http://segabits.com/blog/2016/12/19/sega-retrospective-die-hard-arcade-dynamite-deka-20th-anniversary/ (http://segabits.com/blog/2016/12/19/sega-retrospective-die-hard-arcade-dynamite-deka-20th-anniversary/)
I did not know...

*Checks YouTube videos of Dynamite Deka Deadline Mode*

Oooh that model would be perfect! But alas Dyanmite Deka is not on Model Resources.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on October 16, 2021, 02:11:26 am
Super Robot Wars 30 – DLC #1 includes Sakura Wars
Demo now available for PS4 and Switch


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM7DX_vFwOs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM7DX_vFwOs)

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The following series will join the Super Robot Wars 30 roster as part of “Downloadable Content #1,” which is due out in November:
1. Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack – Beltorchika’s Children
2. Sakura Wars series
3. Super Electromagnetic Machine Voltes V
4. Super Robot Wars OG series

Articles :
http://segabits.com/blog/2021/10/14/sakura-wars-characters-to-appear-in-super-robot-wars-30-as-part-of-the-first-dlc-pack/
https://www.gematsu.com/2021/10/super-robot-wars-30-dlc-1-includes-sakura-wars-and-more-demo-now-available-for-ps4-and-switch
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on October 30, 2021, 03:28:19 am
SEGA is Introducing the SEGA Insights Lab

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Introducing the SEGA Insights Lab! 🔬
Help shape our games by providing feedback, there’s even rewards for those who participate!
Sign-up & FAQ: https://t.co/vRnIs0Z5Xa (https://t.co/vRnIs0Z5Xa)

Source : https://twitter.com/SEGA/status/1454190359341244435?t=OsJ70LpB8DIOb6IGtyIB-w&s=19 (https://twitter.com/SEGA/status/1454190359341244435?t=OsJ70LpB8DIOb6IGtyIB-w&s=19)
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on October 30, 2021, 03:29:13 am
Sakura Wars (1996) TGS Demo Gets Fan Translation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stblgqwcH14 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stblgqwcH14)

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On October 25, the SegaXtreme forums updated with a new post by user TrekkiesUnite118, to announce the release of a new fan translation effort. The post revealed a new collaborative project, based on Sega’s Bootleg Sampler 2 Saturn demo disc.
The project, named the Bootleg Sampler 3, is a showcase of several recent translation projects from the Saturn fan translation community.
As part of the release, the Sakura Wars Fan Translation team produced a full translation for Sakura Wars‘ demo from the 1996 Tokyo Game Show.

Article : https://www.combatrevue.com/2021/10/sakura-wars-1996-tgs-demo-gets-fan-translation/ (https://www.combatrevue.com/2021/10/sakura-wars-1996-tgs-demo-gets-fan-translation/)
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on November 04, 2021, 05:57:22 am
Mario, found hiding inside SEGA Saturn game, is detained without fight

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Via Twitter user Yoshino comes the bizarre discovery of an image of Mario hidden within the files of the SEGA Saturn game Astal.
Yoshino writes: “It is discovered that an image that seems to be Mario was hidden in 0xFE90 of APT.BIN on the disk.”

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/11/03/mario-found-hiding-inside-sega-saturn-game-is-detained-without-fight/
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on November 07, 2021, 02:37:46 am
Bub Braves Sega HQ?! : SEGA x Taito (English subs)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJN5vQSH7cQ

(https://segaretro.org/images/thumb/2/24/PB2XaSI_Saturn_JP_Box_Front.jpg/683px-PB2XaSI_Saturn_JP_Box_Front.jpg)
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on November 07, 2021, 11:29:02 pm
SEGA Talk Podcast #63: D (1995) Kenji Eno Retrospective

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m-K6Kje3Yc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m-K6Kje3Yc)

We are dedicating February to Kenji Eno, the game creator and founder of Warp.
Eno passed away 8 years ago and left a brief but impactful legacy on the game industry. 

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/02/05/sega-talk-podcast-63-d-2009-kenji-eno-retrospective/ (http://segabits.com/blog/2021/02/05/sega-talk-podcast-63-d-2009-kenji-eno-retrospective/)

Kenji Eno Broke New Ground for Video Games

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Eno's use of limited edition runs was unheard of in Japan at the time.
“There's a disconnect between Japanese developers and fans in the ‘90s … and it was uncommon for developers to interact with fans,” explains George Perez, founder of SEGABits.
Article : https://www.wired.com/story/kenji-eno-retrospective/ (https://www.wired.com/story/kenji-eno-retrospective/)
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on November 08, 2021, 08:08:46 pm
Sakura Wars GB Go Forth, Young Cadet! - English (+ Cut Content Restoration) Patch is Out Now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHH1jyuE71Y

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Another Sakura Wars game called Sakura Wars GB Go Forth, Young Cadet! has been translated into English by diligent fans.
This project was helmed by burntends2, with the assistance of matto_bii, dan_jia, Neko, The_Opponent, and comicmaster, with the goal of not only making Sakura Wars GB accessible to English readers, but to also restore unused content such as being able to view the miscellaneous character portraits, unlockable secret photos, and unused voice clips for the endings.
The patch is readily available here.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/11/08/sakura-wars-gb-go-forth-young-cadet-gets-english-cut-content-restoration-patch/
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on November 10, 2021, 12:31:27 am
Sakura Wars GB English Translation & Dev Team Interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkjHFHKNrdY
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on November 10, 2021, 11:30:56 pm
The 100th SEGAbits Swingin' Report Show LIVE (November 10, 2021)
Featuring : SEGA-16.com founder Ken Horowitz


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3OQbqqSK84 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3OQbqqSK84)
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on November 21, 2021, 08:44:30 pm
Happy 26 Years Anniversary for X-Men: Children of the Atom (Saturn) !

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Originally released for Capcom CPS-2 hardware in 1994, it was brought to the Sega Saturn on 22nd November 1995, and is built similarly to the likes of Street Fighter II' and Darkstalkers.
The game was widely praised as a result of this, in addition to its colorful graphics and use of voice actors from the then-current X-Men cartoon series.

Link : https://segaretro.org/X-Men:_Children_of_the_Atom
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on November 23, 2021, 01:09:13 am
DoDonPachi Resurrection for Switch launches November 25, 2021

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The Switch version of DoDonPachi Resurrection will launch via Nintendo eShop on November 25 for $19.99, publisher Live Wire announced.
The original DoDonPachi is a "bullet hell" shooter for arcade developed by Cave as the sequel to DonPachi. It was ported to the Sega Saturn in 1997.

Article : https://www.gematsu.com/2021/11/dodonpachi-resurrection-for-switch-launches-november-25
Saturn version (Original) : https://segaretro.org/DoDonPachi
Steam version (Ressurection) : https://store.steampowered.com/app/464450/DoDonPachi_Resurrection/
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on November 30, 2021, 12:16:08 am
Maito "SEGA Shiro" Fujioka, Son Of Hiroshi "Segata Sanshiro" Fujioka To Play Takeshi Hongo In Kamen Rider Beyond Generations

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Toei has chosen a very unique anniversary celebration for the upcoming Kamen Rider: Beyond Generations movie!
A sequence of the film will take place in 1971 featuring the very first Kamen Rider, Takeshi Hongo. Previously this role had been played by legendary actor Hiroshi Fujioka but at 75 he no longer resembles the original character.
The role instead falls to Maito Fujioka– Hiroshi’s own son! 

Article : https://news.tokunation.com/2021/11/29/maito-fujioka-son-of-hiroshi-fujioka-to-play-takeshi-hongo-in-kamen-rider-beyond-generations-72668
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on November 30, 2021, 01:52:42 am
ACA NEOGEO series are coming to Mobile, Samurai Shodown IV on First Wave

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Play classic NEOGEO titles on your phone because games from the ACA NEOGEO series are available for download!
The first wave is kicked off with 3 amazing titles :

- Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge
- Alpha Mission II
- Metal Slug 5

Link : https://www.snk-corp.co.jp/us/games/acaneogeo/
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on December 10, 2021, 12:05:16 am
Sakura Wars GB Go Forth, Young Cadet! English Fan Translation Final Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QwrrXyI4gY
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Mystic Monkey on December 10, 2021, 10:51:27 am
Maito "SEGA Shiro" Fujioka, Son Of Hiroshi "Segata Sanshiro" Fujioka To Play Takeshi Hongo In Kamen Rider Beyond Generations

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Article : https://news.tokunation.com/2021/11/29/maito-fujioka-son-of-hiroshi-fujioka-to-play-takeshi-hongo-in-kamen-rider-beyond-generations-72668 (https://news.tokunation.com/2021/11/29/maito-fujioka-son-of-hiroshi-fujioka-to-play-takeshi-hongo-in-kamen-rider-beyond-generations-72668)
Adoring this passing the torch father-son duo. Though still wish they did more with Sega Shiro than just a few school ads.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on December 10, 2021, 09:04:33 pm
Adoring this passing the torch father-son duo. Though still wish they did more with Sega Shiro than just a few school ads.

Only Segata Sanshiro and Kamen Rider I guess, I doubt Rambo's torch would be passed to him, lol.

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Yeah, such a lost opportunity to have him just showed up for a few 60th related events which mainly only focus on Game Gear Micro.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Mystic Monkey on December 10, 2021, 10:14:59 pm
Only Segata Sanshiro and Kamen Rider I guess, I doubt Rambo's torch would be passed to him, lol.

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Yeah, such a lost opportunity to have him just showed up for a few 60th related events which mainly only focus on Game Gear Micro.
I agree. Seems like a waste of both potential and legacy. As in Sega Shiro found closure with his dad and was ready to take Sega to thew next level... only for him not to.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on December 11, 2021, 01:53:58 am
SEGA Saturn classic Bulk Slash gets impressive English fan localization patch

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Now some of the people that brought you  the recently fan localized Sakura Wars GB: Go Forth, Young Cadet! are back to release their most ambitious localization to date: Bulk Slash, a title praised for its presentation, soundtrack, gameplay, replayability, and its graphics.
The localization team not only translated all the text, but also had voice actors come in and dub the game.
For a fan localization project, this is pretty major.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/12/10/sega-saturn-classic-bulk-slash-gets-impressive-english-fan-localization-patch/
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on December 12, 2021, 12:17:00 am
A look into the six games coming with Gremlin Collection 1 to Evercade in March 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OntTeR9Kqo

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Pre-orders for Gremlin Collection 1 (Evercade) open on December 15th!
Secure your copy today.!

Games List:
🖤 Zool
📈 Premier Manager 97
⚽ Actua Soccer
🏗️ Utopia: The Creation of a Nation
🏁 Hardcore 4X4
⚪ Brain Bender

All footage was captured from Evercade hardware.

More info: https://evercade.co.uk/cartridges/gremlin-collection-1
Pre-Order: https://evercade.co.uk/retailers
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on December 16, 2021, 12:09:28 am
Keio Flying Squadron 2 Undub patch by s10k

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This patch patches PAL Keio Flying Squadron 2 to replace the sounds (like the ones from the main character) and the videos by the Japanese ones.
v1.0 by s10k 2021-11-29

Link : https://segaxtreme.net/resources/pal-keio-flying-squadron-2.104/
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on December 19, 2021, 11:01:56 pm
Tomb Raider's Nude Raider Myth Was Fake - But It Almost Wasn't

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While Nude Raider was never true, and was never planned for, Douglas tells me that there was some pressure from management to add it in later, and feels that part of the reason the rumour endured was because people marketing the game wanted it too.
"I thought it was just a typical juvenile reaction," he says. "Even during development someone in management, perhaps half-jokingly, asked us for something similar and we told them to bog off.

Article : https://www.thegamer.com/tomb-raider-nude-raider-myth-fake/
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on December 20, 2021, 12:07:42 am
Happy 31st Birthday to Minami Takahashi-san, SeHa Girls Sega Saturn's voice actress.
Wishing her to achieve more success in her life !

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Link : https://myanimelist.net/people/22003/Minami_Takahashi (https://myanimelist.net/people/22003/Minami_Takahashi)
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on December 20, 2021, 12:08:13 am
'Gex' The Forgotten '90s Video Game Mascot Might Be Making A Comeback

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Square Enix filed a trademark for Gex in Europe on December 15: https://euipo.europa.eu/eSearch/#details/trademarks/018622048
While this might not necessarily mean anything, the fact it's gone to this much effort for Gex has some fans of the anthropomorphic gecko convinced something is going to happen in the near future.

Article : https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/12/gex-the-forgotten-90s-video-game-mascot-might-be-making-a-comeback
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on December 21, 2021, 06:47:30 am
The Sega Saturn vs. The Arcade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcjrI6RfBls
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on December 31, 2021, 12:04:59 am
Cotton Guardian Force Saturn Tribute Is Getting An Update To "Improve Input Delay"

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"There have been cases where input delays have occurred in this game due to the following reasons.
(1) Delays due to hardware and engine performance
(2) Delays caused by input devices or monitors
As a result of our verification and response, we have been able to make technical improvements in the area related to the above factor (1)."

Article : https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/12/cotton-guardian-force-saturn-tribute-is-getting-an-update-to-improve-input-delay
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on January 01, 2022, 12:08:01 am
Mortal Kombat HD Dev Wants To Remake The OG Trilogy, But It Needs Your Support

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The petition has already exceeded 15,000 signatures and while there's a target goal of 25,000 on the website - the team says it is seeking 100,000 supporters all up.
There's also a social media campaign promoting the hashtag #BBMKT - "bring back Mortal Kombat trilogy".

Article : https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/12/mortal-kombat-hd-dev-wants-to-remake-the-og-trilogy-but-it-needs-your-support (https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/12/mortal-kombat-hd-dev-wants-to-remake-the-og-trilogy-but-it-needs-your-support)
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on January 11, 2022, 12:41:15 am
Saturn's Swan Song : Sakura Wars 2 (1998)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r52wgI4rbsw

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"It took me 4 months, but part 2 is here!
A 2+ hour review/plot summary/walkthrough, with all audible and on-screen dialogue translated!" 

Source : https://twitter.com/matto_bii/status/1480607874606792707?s=21
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Heroes - Astal, Segata Sanshiro, Bug, Mr. Bones, etc
Post by: Berto on January 12, 2022, 12:28:05 am
Cotton Guardian Force Saturn Tribute coming to PC in early 2022

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City Connection will release Cotton Guardian Force Saturn Tribute shoot ’em up titles Cotton 2, Cotton Boomerang, and Guardian Force for PC via Steam in early 2022, the company announced.
All three titles are currently available for PlayStation 4 and Switch as individual digital releases, and via the physical Cotton Guardian Force Saturn Tribute collection.

Article : https://www.gematsu.com/2022/01/cotton-guardian-force-saturn-tribute-coming-to-pc-in-early-2022
Steam pages :
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1708800/COTTOn_2__Saturn_Tribute/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1708810/COTTOn_Boomerang__Saturn_Tribute/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1708820/Guardian_Force__Saturn_Tribute/