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Sega has announced that a 3D remake of the original Sonic the Hedgehog will be released on the Japanese 3DS eShop next week. Like 3D Hang-On and 3D Space Harrier before it, 3D Sonic the Hedgehog takes the classic 16-bit game and adds the option for 3D stereoscopic visuals. In addition to those 3D visuals, they’ve also added the spin-dash ability, save states and the option to emulate the look of a 90′s CRT TV.
The game will launch for 600 Yen but unfortunately there’s still no word of a Western release for any of these 3D Sega remakes.
Do you think we’ll start seeing any of these Japanese eShop releases in the West? Would you be picking any up if they were available? What other games would you like to see in this 3D series?
Now Hatsune Miku and Sega have been brought closer together than ever before with the recent announcement of a cover of Power Drift song Like the Wind appearing in Project Diva Arcade.
This isn’t actually the first Sega game to appear in the popular Hatsune Miku arcade game, with us reporting of a After Burner II remix being added back in March. But what do you think? Let us know in the comments section below!
[Source: Sega Driven]
Guess what everyone? Now you can show off your creative side with Sega’s super cool “Coloring Paper” over on the Japanese Sonic Channel!
So far only Sonic is available to colour in, but here’s hoping we see all his favourite friends show up soon so we can give them a well deserved make over as well.
If any of you lot decide to download and colour in Sonic, be sure to send it our way so we can
laugh smile at them! YAY!
Remember Segata Sanshiro? He was the way badass and tough mascot that the Sega Saturn had in Japan. He’d yell at children for not playing Sega games. He was a hero. In any case Japanese site/store ebten has now put up some Sanshiro themed merch including mugs, shirts, and more.
Unfortunately this is Japan-only stuff, so you should stop before you throw money at the screen just yet. Still there’s always eBay in the future if some lucky Japanese fellow is willing to offer up any of this sweet merchandise. In the meantime let’s keep pining for it!
[Source: Sega Driven]
The Nintendo 3DS port of arcade classic Super Hang-On is available to Japanese Sega fans via the 3DS eShop. As there’s no official word as to whether we’ll see the port in North america or Europe, the above video will have to make do.
3D Super Hang-On was developed by M2, who were responsible for Space Harrier 3D as well as the fantastic Sega Vintage Collections. This version of Super Hang-On has similar features to Space Harrier 3D such as 3D visuals, widescreen, gyro sensor controls (as shown by the tilting in the video above), replay and mid-race saving, and much more.
Are you itching to get your hands on some Japanese 3DS exclusives like 3D Super Hang-On? Let us know in the comments section below!
[Source: Go Nintendo]
Darkstalkers Resurrection will be getting an update on Friday April 12th which will add new fight request features to arcade and training modes, and also patches a number of bug fixes including replay upload issues. The game collection is available on XBLA and PSN and features the two classic Capcom fighters, Night Warriors: Darkstalkers’ Revenge and Darkstalkers 3, both of which were originally available on the Sega Saturn.
The update announcement was made by Capcom producer Tomoaki Ayano via the Capcom Unity blog. He also announced a new Darkstalkers themed menu available at the Capcom Bar in Shinjuku, Tokyo until April 14th. Check out the menu after the jump!
Depending on where you are in the world, you might just be getting yourself into a frenzy about Easter and the mountains of chocolate it brings. Well, as a special Easter treat, the official Hatsune Miku Youtube channel has uploaded an instructional video that’ll show you how to make your very own chocolate version of Sega’s favourite vocaloid. Hooray!
I know, I know. This video technically isn’t related to Sega, but hey, its Friday.
At a recent Dengeki games festival in Akihabara, Sega announced that the synthesizing icon would be featured in the game in the form of “costumes and more,” and that we should be seeing this content around April. The promotional video teases the costume, complete with massive blue ponytails, and a floating Miku mag. Hatsune Miku has been featured in Phantasy Star Online 2 before, as a music video played in the lobby in August of last year to celebrate the release of Project Diva F in Japan.
Maybe we’ll see some Phantasy Star music in Project Diva F? (If so, the game would get an instant buy from me.)
To commemorate the Phantasy Star series 25th anniversary Sega have decided to go all out with a full blown orchestra concert. This Japan-only exclusive show (conducted by Masamichi Amano, and performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra) will cover the entire spectrum of this series, giving one of gamings most recognisable RPG franchise’s a proper celebration. The concert itself will feature 10 different songs, and if that wasn’t enough reason to go everyone coming will receive exclusive music themed items for hugely popular Phantasy Star Online 2!
Above you can see the trailer for the concert which mainly just shows off the new items available at the concert. The event itself will take place on March 30th in the Hibiya Public Hall, Tokyo, and is sure to be a blast for all involved! Who knows maybe if they like it enough in Japan it’ll make it’s way over to the West… right? Right? Right?!!
In their campaign to bring Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F to North America and Europe, Sega has now reached 21, 201 “likes,” at the writing of this article. This is pretty impressive considering the campaign began only 6 days ago. I’m wondering exactly how many “likes,” Sega deems appropriate to consider bringing this game to the West though? Is this more effective than an online petition? One of those did eventually get a re-release of Nights into Dreams after all, but that’s a different animal. Time will tell if we get to see Hatsune Miku dance her way over the ocean.