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SEGA says “Don’t expect any Mini Console announcements this year”



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Well, today is the 64th birthday of Sega, so Happy Birthday, Sega! Now, in the past few years, Sega made announcements of new mini consoles on their birthdate, as they had done with the Genesis/Mega-Drive Mini 2 and the Game Gear Micro, so we now we can expect a new one to be announced any second now…….. annnnnnnnnny second now…
Surprise! The announcement is that there is no announcement. According to Yosuke Okunari, as transposed by Twitter announcement translator Gosokkyu, no new mini consoles are going to be announced in 2024.
Here is the exact translated message from Okunari-san: "Speaking of Sega’s anniversary, it’s been exactly two years today since the early ...

Article : https://segabits.com/blog/2024/06/03/dont-expect-any-mini-console-announcements-this-year-according-to-sega/

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ANICORN x SEGA – MegaDrive/Genesis Limited Edition

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ANICORN x SEGA – MegaDrive/Genesis Limited Edition
Welcome to the Next Level

ANICORN partners with SEGA to pay homage to a gaming legend, the SEGA MegaDrive/Genesis, by introducing a trio of exquisitely designed timepieces that draw inspiration from the iconic console's design.

A Time Machine to the 16-Bit Era:
For gamers who grew up with the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, this watch is more than an accessory; it is a time machine. It instantly transports you back to the 16-bit era, evoking memories of late-night gaming sessions, fierce rivalries, and unforgettable adventures.

Embrace Gaming's Cultural Phenomenon:
The Sega Mega Drive/Genesis is not just a gaming console; it is a cultural phenomenon. This watch allows you to embrace and carry that cultural impact with you everyday, turning it into a daily reminder of your gaming passion.

Link : https://www.anicorn-watches.com/collections/sega-mega-drive-genesis

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Street Fighter 6 - Year 2 Character Reveal Trailers

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Behold, the Year 2 roster for Street Fighter 6!

M. Bison - Summer 2024
Terry - Autumn 2024
Mai - Winter 2025
Elena - Spring 2025

From Fatal Fury by SNK, the first two guest characters to ever grace the Street Fighter series are joined by two high-spirited veterans.

Link : https://www.streetfighter.com/6/product

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The New Comic Fanzine "Segasational" is Out Now!





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Sonic the Comic the Podcast : "It's STC's birthday today, and to celebrate, some of our favourite talented Humes have gone all-out with a Segasational new fanzine bringing the Sega Superstars into the 21st century! Shinobi, Streets of Rage, Golden Axe and more - read it for free now!

Download Link : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hbIGjmFHopDbnfiwxaStdnJJkZH3Meoq/view?usp=drivesdk
Source : https://x.com/sonicpodcast/status/1795943222344048940

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Happy 20th Anniversary Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon!









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20 years ago today, "Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon" was released for the Game Boy Advance in North America 🎂🥳🎉
This game is a remake of the original Shining Force released on the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive.
It expands on the story, adding new characters & more!

Source : https://x.com/FantasyAnime/status/1799504181494989056

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Samurai Shodown comic by Karin Morisaki, from a 1994 Shounen Oh Comics compilation.



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SOR4 Floyd Fan Art by Pyroowdaily



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Final Chance to Enter ANICORN x SEGA – MegaDrive/Genesis Limited Edition Giveaway Campaign!







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To celebrate SEGA birthday week, we’re giving away one of these stunning SEGA x ANICORN watches to one lucky winner! 🏆
There are three designs to pick from – which will you choose?

Enter now: https://gleam.io/rcN8X/anicorn-watch-giveaway

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OUT NOW! Rocket Knight Adventures: Re-sparked! is available NOW for Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, and PC via Steam®.

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The team worked hard on this one to bring what id consider our best Carbon Engine title to date.
It's packed full of features.
Emulation is perfectly integer scaled on Native screen modes. Stretch and 4:3 aspect ratios are also including and are interpolated.
Sparkster  'Boost Mode' removes the slowdown on the SNES version. It can also be disabled of course.

Source : https://x.com/ModernVintageG/status/1800562245249962431
Learn more - https://konami.com/games/rocketknight/

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The Making of Ecco the Dolphin - Ed Annunziata Interview (SEGA)

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Learn how SEGA classic Ecco the Dolphin was created with this exclusive interview with the games creator Ed Annunziata. Ed reflects on how Ecco was developed and shares some amazing behind the scenes stories while working on this classic series.
While listening to how Ecco the Dolphin was made, please enjoy this playthrough of this classic 90s game.
Ed discusses how he was inspired to create Ecco the Dolphin and the many difficulties he faced. Ed also shares some amazing trivia, inspirations and his work on his other titles.
If you ever wanted to learn how Ecco the Dolphin was created, check out this interview today.

Source : https://x.com/Arcade_Adriano/status/1800508167400640528

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The Making of Ecco the Dolphin - Ed Annunziata Interview (SEGA)

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Source : https://x.com/Arcade_Adriano/status/1800508167400640528
I only played the Game Gear version... but I hears the sountrack was beautiful.

I also heard the name derived from John C. Lilly, a controversial scientist who believed in an alien organization called the Earth Coincidence Control Office or E.C.C.O. and was also noted for his work with Dolphins.

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MARVEL vs. CAPCOM Fighting Collection: Arcade Classics - Announce Trailer

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Gonna take you for a ride back to the arcades with MARVEL vs. CAPCOM Fighting Collection: Arcade Classics! 7 legendary games, all in one Super Heroic collection, coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Steam, later in 2024.

-  X-MEN CHILDREN OF THE ATOM
-  MARVEL SUPER HEROES
-  X-MEN VS. STREET FIGHTER
-  MARVEL SUPER HEROES vs. STREET FIGHTER
-  MARVEL vs. CAPCOM CLASH OF SUPER HEROES
-  MARVEL vs. CAPCOM 2 New Age of Heroes
-  THE PUNISHER

Additional enhancements across the collection include custom match and spectator features, museum, music player, various display filters, one-button special moves and more!

Source : https://www.facebook.com/capcomusa/

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I only played the Game Gear version... but I hears the sountrack was beautiful.

I also heard the name derived from John C. Lilly, a controversial scientist who believed in an alien organization called the Earth Coincidence Control Office or E.C.C.O. and was also noted for his work with Dolphins.

It's actually a coincidence, but a coincidence that Ed likes since he also likes John C. Lilly.
Ed's boss Clyde Grossman was the one who named it Echo which then Ed changed into Ecco because Ecco's speeling is more likable than Echo.


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It's actually a coincidence, but a coincidence that Ed likes since he also likes John C. Lilly.
Ed's boss Clyde Grossman was the one who named it Echo which then Ed changed into Ecco because Ecco's speeling is more likable than Echo.


It is a more pleasing name.

Yep, even Kolibri (SEGA 32X) while we're at it.
Ecco and Kolibri were created by Ed Annunziata.
Did you know that Ed recently has just released Kolibri Coloring Book?






No I did not.

So is that whywe hardly had any Ecco games? Because of licencing issues?

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No I did not.

So is that whywe hardly had any Ecco games? Because of licencing issues?

It's not licensing issue, the IP holder is still SEGA.
It's just SEGA won't do anything about it in respect of the creator.
Just like Bayonetta.
SEGA owns Bayonetta but Bayonetta's future sequel is up to Platinum Games.