Note: The following review is still a work in progress, as I haven’t completed the entire game yet. However, I’m confident enough to post my impressions so far, as they’re unlikely to change significantly from here on in. Return to console While we recently got a remastered version of Valkyria Chronicles for the PlayStation 4, Valkyria Revolution marks the first real return to console for the Valkyria Chronicles series. But …read more
Following the launch of SEGA Forever, SEGA’s new mobile service which aims to revolutionize retro gaming on mobile, it quickly became apparent that the emulation of their first batch of games was less than optimal. In particular, DigitalFoundry’s John Linneman told people to stay away from the games altogether, noting the poor performance of the new Unity wrapper used in 90% of the games. Now, SEGA’s Mike Evans has addressed …read more
Sega of America have uploaded a new video for their upcoming action-RPG Valkyria Revolution, featuring an interview with composer Yasunori Mitsuda and vocalist Sarah Àlainn, where they explain the creative process behind the song “Eternal Rest”.
SEGA have officially launched SEGA Forever for iOS and Android today, a service that will offer a growing collection of free (ad-supported) retro SEGA games from a large number of old SEGA platform, with the option of buying each game for $1.99/€1.99 to remove the ads. The games also include new additions like leaderboards, cloud saves and controller support. In an interview with MVC UK, Mike Evans explains how SEGA …read more
Sega of Japan have announced Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone DX for the PlayStation 4. The game is a new version of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone containing news songs and modules. This time around, it’s being released as a physical version, rather than the digital-only original. It contains all of the songs from the original game: the 127 songs from Future Sound, 95 songs from Colorful Tone, …read more
A recent issue of Weekly Famitsu featured the results of a poll where they asked their readers to vote for their favorite games in a certain category. In the Simulation (Strategy) genre, the original Sakura Wars managed to take the top spot, ahead of the likes of Fire Emblem and Final Fantasy Tactics. The original Valkyria Chronicles finished in a respectable 4th place as well. The complete top 20 Simulation …read more
Atlus U.S.A. has released the E3 2017 trailer for 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, the latest game from developer Vanillaware. Recently, they had already confirmed the game is heading West. The recently unveiled website for the game can be found here. You can view the trailer, along with a few screenshots, below!
During their E3 2017 conference, Microsoft that Xbox One backwards compatibility will be extended to include original Xbox games. While only Crimson Skies has been confirmed so far, this is still exciting news for SEGA fans. Panzer Dragoon Orta, Jet Set Radio Future are just two SEGA games that can be considered as classics on the original Xbox, so I imagine there’s a good chance that we might see these …read more
After the recent Shenmue 3 update, where it was confirmed the game would not be shown at this year’s E3, many doubted that the game would still be able to meet its targeted release date of end 2017. In a new update on Kickstarter, Yu Suzuki has now confirmed that the game is indeed being delayed to the second half of 2018. Yu explains that “the game has become bigger …read more
Etrian Odyssey v, Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology and SMT: Strange Journey Redux Confirmed for the Americas
Atlus U.S.A. has confirmed no less than three games simultaneously for release in the Americas on the Nintendo 3DS: Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth, Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux. Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth will release fall 2017, while Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux will launch in early 2018. There’s currently no information regarding a specific release …read more