Phantasy Star II soundtrack getting vinyl release, pre-orders up now!

SEGA soundtracks have been pouring in on vinyl for the last few years, this time we are getting Phantasy Star II from Ship to Shore. This is a limited time release, coming in a “Rolf & Nei” blue and magenta swirl vinyl. While having a big, physical copy of the Phantasy Star II soundtrack is awesome, this release also features all the original Japanese artwork by Hitoshi Yoneda. Its beautiful.

While pre-orders are open now, the vinyl won’t ship until Q4 2022.

SEGA Talk #101: Ten Moments in Nintendo and SEGA History

On this special SEGA Talk episode we look back at not only SEGA & Nintendo shared moment, but also the origins of SEGA’s rival, they’re dip into arcades, the console wars, and even predict each company’s future.

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SEGA Talk #100: OutRun 2 (2003)

SEGA Talk podcast celebrates 100 episodes by covering the sequel to the first game ever covered on this podcast. OutRun 2! We look at why its considered the ‘true’ sequel to OutRun, the many versions and why can’t you buy it digitally anymore? All this and more, on SEGA TALK!

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Here’s your first look at Yakuza 8, featuring the return of Ichiban Kasuga

Yakuza fans are getting their first look at the eighth game in the franchise by way of a behind-the-scenes video shared by MMA fighter and YouTuber Mikuru Asakura. The video sees Mikuru Asakura visiting SEGA HQ and speaking with staff, followed by a tour of the offices and then a 3D scan of his body. The video reveals that Mikuru Asakura will play a role in Yakuza 8, and off screen footage shows Ichiban with tied back hair. An article from Famitsu states the game will feature a new town.

SEGA News Bits Live: SEGA Genesis Mini 2 Revealed + Bayonetta 3 Release Date

SEGA Genesis Mini 2 has been revealed! Let’s talk about it. Oh, and is that Bayonetta? She’s back as well! And what’s Barry’s Beef this week? It’s Green Hill Zone.

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Update: SEGA Genesis Mini 2 Officially Announced as Amazon Exclusive

Pre-Order the SEGA Genesis Mini 2

SEGA has officially announced the SEGA Genesis Mini 2. The console is an Amazon exclusive and you can learn more on the official website.

Our original news story, which broke before SEGA made the announcement, follows:

An Amazon listing has appeared for an American version of the SEGA Mega Drive Mini 2, appropriately named the SEGA Genesis Mini 2. Interestingly, the product is being sold by Amazon Japan despite being listed on Amazon US and ships from Japan. The listing title says “For North American sales only” in Japanese. Currently, it is priced at $103.80. We are still confirming the validity of this listing as the seller Amazon Japan could very well be an official sounding name used by anybody. So if you plan to pre-order, be mindful of this. Amazon will not take any money until the release date of October 27, 2022.

Another interesting bit is that Sonic 3D Blast is shown in the screenshots, and this game has yet to be revealed as a Mega Drive Mini 2 title. You can see the screenshot after the break.

An Amazon Japan listing has also appeared, with similar information but lacking screenshots but the item is sold by Amazon.co.jp itself. The listing also has a list of announced titles, including the aforementioned Sonic 3D Blast. Other newly announced titles include Rainbow Islands Extra, OutRunners, Super Hang-On, VectorMan 2, The Ooze and Rolling Thunder 2. See the full list after the break.

Bayonetta 3 Release Date Revealed

Publisher Nintendo and developer Platinum Games announced today that Bayonetta 3 will launch on October 28 for Nintendo Switch with a new game play trailer along with an introduction of the new playable character, Viola, who is ready to unleash hell on the Homunculi with her sword and her capricious companion, the feline demon Cheshire.

Bayonetta 3 will launch with “A Trinity Masquerade Edition” with a full-color 200-page art book, and display the whole Bayonetta trilogy with three reversible game cases, one for each title, that combine to form stunning panoramic artwork. More details regarding the Trinity Masquerade Edition will be announced in the future.

In addition, Nintendo announced it will launch the original Bayonetta as a standalone physical release on September 30. A limited number of copies will be available to pre-order via select retailers and available at launch in the My Nintendo Store at a suggested retail price of $29.99.

Source: Gematsu

 

The SEGAbits Swingin’ Report Show LIVE: Sonic & SEGA Fan Jam REMIX Convention

Kori-Maru sits down to talk about the upcoming Sonic & SEGA Fan Jam REMIX convention in Georgia! We talk about the history of the convention, plans for 2022 and Kori-Maru’s work with SEGA social media. Give it a listen and once you’re done, head on over to Georgia this November!

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Data Discs announces Sonic Spinball vinyl soundtrack, releasing July 9th

Data Discs had been pretty quiet on the vinyl front, likely due to international shipping issues and other pandemic problems, but they’re picking up steam with new releases and this is a big one! Sonic Spinball is releasing to vinyl as the 25th entry in their numbered line of video game soundtracks. This isn’t Data Discs first Sonic vinyl, as the company also released Sonic CD and Sonic Mania vinyls, the latter which is seeing a repressing along with OutRun. Sonic Spinball and the rereleases release July 9th and will ship immediately. Read all the details after the break!

SEGA Talk Podcast #99: Bayonetta 2 (2014)

Strap on your guns and get ready to fight some angels because SEGA Talk returns to the world of Umbra Witches as we cover Bayonetta 2! A once SEGA published title turns to their biggest rival, Nintendo! What do SEGA fanboys think of this outcome? Let’s find out…

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Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack updated with Comix Zone, Mega Man, Zero Wing, and Target Earth

Since the launch of Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack, Nintendo and Sega have been updating the service with new Sega Genesis games every two months. On June 30th 2022, they surprised everyone once again with four more games for subscribers to play. This time, Expansion Pack subscribers now have access to Comix Zone (1995), Mega Man: The Wily Wars (1994), Zero Wing (1991), and Target Earth (1990). As a quick fun fact, this is the first update to the service to feature third party Sega Genesis titles since the initial launch lineup. The same four games have also been added to the Japanese NSO + EP service at the same time.

Persona 5 Royal, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 3 Portable coming to PS5, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC

Spread out throughout the month of June 2022 was news that Persona 5 Royal, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 3 Portable would soon be launching on Xbox consoles, PC platforms (Persona 4 Golden has already been on Steam since June 2020), and PlayStation 5. For Xbox and Windows PC users, all three will also be part of Xbox Game Pass following their launch on Microsoft platforms. It was finally also revealed at the end of Nintendo’s Mini Partner Showcase Direct from June 28th that all three will now finally release worldwide on Nintendo Switch as well. This is all part of Atlus’s celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Persona series of games.