A rating for Sonic Origins Plus has appeared on The Game Rating and Administration Committee of Korea website, potentially leaking the existence of an enhanced and expanded (and possibly physical) rerelease of last year’s Sonic Origins. Fans knew something has been in the works for the game, as various updates have been in the approval stages behind-the-scenes with nothing publicly released as of yet. Following the release of the digital-only retro compilation, SEGA sent out various surveys asking players to share their thoughts on the game and what sort of additions they’d like to see in a future update.
Steam Database, a tool that tracks down applications and packages on Steam has picked up a recent update for an application of Yakuza: Like a Dragon (aka Yakuza 7), the latest installment in the Yakuza series as of this writing. While it is unusual for Yakuza 6 to still not be available on Steam, Yakuza: Like a Dragon is possibly next in line since it has key differences that separate it from past installments. Mainly because it focuses on a new character Ichiban Kasuga and adapts a turn based battle style inspired by the Dragon Quest games (which funnily enough is referenced in-game).
However, SEGA has not officially announced anything about Yakuza: Like a Dragon coming to Steam at this time, and there is no page officially uploaded. It’s also unknown what features the game will support with a PC release, but it will likely support higher resolutions and frame rates, similar to past Yakuza games released on Steam.
But it looked like we didn’t have to wait too long for more information since a Best Buy employee system started listing a ton of unreleased Nintendo Switch games including Persona 5, Metroid Prime Trilogy and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. As you know, none of these titles have been officially announced.
Seeing that Joker is in Smash Bros, don’t be shocked that April 25th is the official reveal of the character along with the announcement with Persona 5 coming to Switch.
Not surprising as we have been seeing the Puyo Puyo Japanese twitter account teasing a new announcement for awhile, so it might seem that this could be an early announcement that has been leaked, not shocking considering that Tokyo Game Show 2018 is a few weeks away. Also in February SEGA joined the Japanese e-Sports Union and Puyo Puyo was one of the titles discussed as launching their new live events. Now we have to see if this title, if it is a new title, will be coming to the West. Please?
Welcome to a new SEGA News Bits, today we will be discussing the Sonic Forces early PSN trophies leak that happen yesterday. On this episode I’ll be going through all the interesting information that the leaked PSN trophies revealed including Silver Moon Rings, Secret Stages, Daily Missions, and lots more. So tune in and let us know what you think of Sonic Forces’ PSN Trophies and are you planning on getting a Platinum on it? Let us know in the comments below.
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As previously reported, a new Sonic mobile game called Sonic Runners Adventure was accidentally leaked on Gameloft’s Customer Support page, revealing a lot of information about how the game played including the different styles to play the game and how characters worked. Though with only descriptions to go by, we haven’t seen what the game looks or plays like.
But now thanks to more leaks, we finally know what Sonic Runners Adventure looks like in action. This includes a video showcasing the story mode of the game, showing off the first few stages reminiscent of Green Hill Zone including both the Finite and new Looped styles, along with glimpses of the menus where you can customize yourself with items, buddies, and playable characters. There is also a small selection of screenshots that originally came from a Russian website, based on the below video. But more strangely, there appears to be a Java version of Sonic Runners Adventure that was also leaked. Weird to see a Java game in this day and age, but it might benefit someone out there.
To see Sonic Runners Adventure gameplay in action, click the link below.
A new Sonic mobile game has been leaked called Sonic Runners Adventure, an apparent successor/sequel to the controversial Sonic Runners that was released globally in 2015 but shut down in 2016. The most notable difference between the original and this new game is the change of developers, Sonic Runners Adventure being handled by Gameloft, a studio that produces miscellaneous mobile games. Sonic Runners Adventure was originally leaked in a dedomil.net forum post, further supported by the Gameloft website having a customer support section for the game.
The support page in particular goes into detail over different aspects of the game. A notable change is that online is not mandatory, only being needed at launch and to access external links, unlike it’s predecessor Sonic Runners where online is needed at all times. Another change is that characters can be directly purchased with Rings, while Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles are unlocked automatically by playing through the storyline. Characters are also divided up by three categories, Hero, Dark, and Chaotix, each category having a unique skill that triggers after collecting 300 rings. There are also three different ways the game is played. Finite where the goal is to simply reach the end, Looped where you race around a short level with the goal of reaching the end of the last lap, and Infinite where a level continuously plays until you clear a certain objective.
No word has been officially stated by SEGA, but stay tune for more information to likely drop of Sonic Runners Adventure in the future.
The PSN, Xbox Live and Steam trophy/achievement tracking site exophase updated to include English PuyoPuyoTetris trophies, which is strange considering the game hasn’t been announced for a western release. PuyoPuyoTetris (ぷよぷよテトリス Puyopuyo Tetorisu) was a Sonic Team and SEGA developed puzzle game that first hit Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation 3 in Japan way back in February 2014, then later in December it hit PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The English PuyoPuyoTetris trophies will include a total of 43 to unlock, which has a platinum if you complete all the trophies. Are they hard? It seems pretty typical like popping 10,000 Puyos, 100% the adventure mode and winning a certain number of matches in the game’s various modes. PuyoPuyoTetris was really well received in Japan, Famitsu gave the game a 9/9/9/8. It would seem that if SEGA of America wants to continue to bring high rated content from Japan over to localize, then PuyoPuyoTetris would be a no-brainer. Though, the site is missing PlayStation Vita trophies for the game, which seems to be a trend with most publishers (ignoring that system outside of Japan).
Having English PuyoPuyoTetris trophies hitting a website doesn’t mean that its coming West. I guess right now we sit tight and see what SEGA has to say about all this. Maybe SEGA reached a agreement for a Western release with The Tetris Company, seems they love to go to court over the franchise.
[Via: Wario64 on Twitter]
Eurogamer has shared some interesting screenshots from the upcoming unannounced Creative Assembly title Alien Isolation, which appeared online yesterday via Twitter. The images depict a quiet, creepy space installation and the motion tracker as seen in the films. Not much else can be gleaned from the screens, aside from a taste of the atmosphere the game will likely convey. SEGA has yet to comment on the images, despite job listings, trademarks, and these new screens making it very clear that a game is in development.
So Microsoft posted the product page for Sonic Adventure 2 earlier this morning, pretty much confirming that the game is almost going to be announced. From what it looks like, it seems that SEGA might have delayed the game a bit? Don’t be surprised if SEGA announces it soon.
Stuff that is now obviously confirmed include widescreen support, chaos being playable and 2 player offline. Click the jump to see all the leaked assets including in-game screenshots.
Sega and Gearbox Software’s Aliens: Colonial Marines is getting a pretty hot Collector’s Edition. We know this thanks to a leaked shot teasing the collection.
Judging by the leak the CE will come with 3 exclusive in-game multiplayer weapons and an exclusive game mode. (We can only assume these will be available as DLC for anyone who bought the regular edition.) Those who buy the CE will also get an ‘Original USCM Dossier’ and a resin display model of someone piloting the Power Loader. It will all come in a sexy limited edition display case. Nice!
Aliens: Colonial Marines is due this spring for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
Sega has already announced that they will have two games ready for the launch of the Playstation Vita, Virtua Tennis and an unannounced title which is widely believed to be Sonic Generations. Today possible new details have emerged in the forum of a list detailing games in development for the PS Vita from various 3rd party publishers has leaked and guess what? Yep, Sega won’t disappoint!
Hit the jump to find out what they are!
A teaser trailer for the new 3DS Shinobi game has been leaked, sort of…
At least half of it has leaked and unfortunately for us it doesn’t give much away. The trailer suspiciously cuts off abruptly just before the good stuff, almost making me believe that the ‘leak’ could be just another marketing ploy.
The only thing we can take from this short trailer is that they know their Shinobi history! Well, that’s a good start I suppose.
Sega, who usually refuse to comment on leaks, said that they ‘had no comment’… but added: “Keep your eyes open for something official coming your way later this week.”
The GameStop/EBGames release schedule for Nintendo 3DS games in 2011 has just been printed and it seems that there’s a nice suprise hidden amongst a torrent of meh games and ports. Sonic Generations is way down there at the bottom of the list! So awesome a real reason to buy the 3DS! I wonder if this’ll turn up on the NDS or the next Nintendo console too?
Worth a mention CRUSH 3DS (one of the best puzzle games EVER MADE) is on the list and so is Mario & Sonic at the London Olympics.
[Source: Hero of Legend on NeoGaf]
Hit the Jump for the printed schedule.
At least that is what the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) is saying, who gave it a 18-rated classification (much like ESRB). According to the source this is the first mature rated game on Kinect, so its an untapped market.
The only thing that is scaring me right now is how little we have seen about the game, usually we get some previews and trailers. We have seen a little teaser from when it was announced, no in-game stuff really or how it will play. If its true that its coming out June 15th, I hope its a decent title at least!