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.
The other day SEGA announced their new mobile game Idola Phantasy Star Saga, in which I did a write up on the news where I said the game looked terrible. It seemed some people didn’t like the idea of me having a ‘hot take’ on a newly released trailer. Some people thought I was judging the game too early, but the issue is I’m not. When I said that Idola Phantasy Star Saga looked terrible, I meant that what we have seen so far has looked terrible. Of course, you don’t have to agree with my opinion and I’m always open to listening to people that disagree, but this is the long version of why I think Idola Phantasy Star Saga looks terrible.
SEGA Forever has officially been revealed, the service has been a mystery to fans since it was leaked a while back as it was being tested. We even did a SEGA News Bits on SEGA Forever (expect a follow up one now that the product has been fully detailed) on what the service could be. But what is it? According to the press release, which you can read in full after the break, SEGA Forever is a mobile name for classic SEGA re-releases on both Android and iPhone. Prior to this, a rumor came around that it was supposed to be ‘a subscription service’, but this press release says you get the option to play either free, ad supported version of the game or unlock it forever (SEGA Forever) for $1.99.
They promise to cover the following SEGA consoles:
The service will launch on June 22nd with the following five games, new releases every couple of weeks:
Sonic the Hedgehog
Phantasy Star II
The press release also goes into the fact that the games will support leaderboards, cloud saves, offline play, controller support, community news feed, and a ton of languages for menus. So the real question is, what is you opinion on SEGA Forever? Is this what you expected, another re-branding service for retro SEGA re-releases?
The Weekly Five has made its most triumphant return this week. Since this month marks the 25th Anniversary of the Phantasy Star franchise, I decided to talk about my five favorite moments in its history. So hit the jump and let’s talk Phantasy Star.
Its not too surprising seeing a bunch of SEGA Xbox Live Arcade games making it to the best selling games this week on Xbox Live. Mostly because they had that awesome Thanksgiving sale. So what games made the list? Hit the jump and find out.
CVG has just reported that from April 19th through April 25th, Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode I, Crazy Taxi, and OutRun Online Arcade will have their prices slashed by 50%. OutRun will run you 400 points, Sonic 4 will cost 600, and Crazy Taxi will set you back another 400 points. No better time to pick these titles up than now.
SEGA Europe has posted a blog about this same sale that includes ALL of their XBLA titles included in this sale. Pick these titles up NOW. Below is a of the titles on sale.
After you spend hours in your favorite SEGA game, you always get those damn catchy tunes stuck in your head. They won’t go away, now we will share our favorite SEGA soundtracks, hopefully they stay stuck in your brain like they have ours.
If your favorite soundtrack wasn’t featured, make sure you head down to the comment section and share.
SEGA has announced a permanent price drop on their iOS games (iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch). If you haven’t picked up some their titles when they had that crazy turkey deal, you suck. But you can still get them cheaper than usual.
ChuChu Rocket: Now: $2.99 (was: $4.99)
ChuChu Rocket HD: Now: $4.99 (was: $6.99)
Ecco the Dolphin: Now: $0.99 (was: $2.99)
Football Manager 2010: Now: $4.99 (was: $7.99)
Golden Axe: Now: $0.99 (was: $2.99)
Gunstar Heroes: Now: $2.99 (was: $4.99)
Phantasy Star II: Now: $2.99 (was: $4.99)
Shining Force: Now: $0.99 (was: $2.99)
Super Monkey Ball 2: Now: $2.99 (was: $5.99)
Super Monkey Ball 2 Sakura Edition: Now: $4.99 (was: $7.99)
Sonic The Hedgehog 1: Now: $4.99 (was: $5.99)
Sonic The Hedgehog 2: Now: $4.99 (was: $5.99)
Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode 1: Now: $6.99 (was: $9.99)
Streets of Rage: Now: $0.99 (was: $2.99)
Wow, Sonic 4 really dropped in price over the last couple of months. Get it!
It is almost Black Friday, this means some insane deals for everyone. SEGA is not letting us down, they have reduced their iOS games at up to 80% off. You can get Chu Chu Rocket for less than a dollar. Insanity.
Super Monkey Ball 2 $1.99 (was $5.99)
Super Monkey Ball 2: Sakura Edition $2.99 (was $7.99)
Phantasy Star II $0.99 (was $4.99)
Golden Axe $0.99 (was $2.99)
ChuChu Rocket! $0.99 (was $2.99)
ChuChu Rocket! HD $2.99 (was $4.99)
Sonic 4, Episode 1 $4.99 (was $6.99)
The sale starts… right now. Go, give some sexy cash to SEGA. It ends on December 1st, in case you are waiting for your paycheck.