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SEGA Forever

SEGA’s Mike Evans Discusses Future Plans for SEGA Forever, Including Saturn and Dreamcast Ports

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 Forever is really only the first step of their project. Where things get interesting is when he discusses expanding the scope of the project, mentioning the Switch as a possible platform.

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SEGA of Japan Announces Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone DX for PS4

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, 12 songs from the three Encore Pack DLC add-ons. In addition, three new songs will be included, one of them being “Ghost Rule” by DECO*27.

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Sakura Wars

Sakura Wars Takes Top Spot in Best Simulation Games List in Recent Famitsu

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 games list can be found here.

In an earlier Weekly Famitsu issue, SEGA’s Yakuza 0 also took the top spot in the action-adventure genre, ahead of Shenmue and Breath of the Wild, The complete top 20 list is listed here.

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OG Xbox

Xbox One Backwards Compatibility to Include Original Xbox Games

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 games made compatible. Original Xbox games are also said to run better on Xbox One. The first titles are expected to be made compatible later in 2017.
Shenmue 3 Delay

Shenmue 3 Delayed Until Second Half of 2018

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 and more beautiful” than he initially expected, but that they need more time to develop it. Gematsu uploaded the video with Yu Suzuki’s message to YouTube, you can view it below.

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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 date for Europe. Below you can find more information, trailers, screenshots and links to the official website for each game!

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Atlus Is Bringing 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim to the West

Atlus U.S.A. have announced that they will be localizing and releasing 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, which is Vanillaware’s latest title. There hasn’t been a lot of news regarding the game since it was first announced, but it looks like we’ll finally be learning more about the game soon. While not specifically mentioned in the press release, Persona Central had already pointed out earlier on that the game was briefly listed at the Atlus/SEGA E3 exhibitor page. The game had been announced for PS4 and PS Vita in Japan, though Atlus U.S.A. hasn’t confirmed any platform for the localized release. You can read the press release below, along with a few images. The newly unveiled website can be found here.

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Yasunori Mitsuda Talks About Creating the Score for Valkyria Revolution, Digital Pre-Orders Now Live

Sega of America have revealed a new promotional video for the upcoming release of Valkyria Revolution, where we take a look at the creative process behind the game’s soundtrack. The game’s soundtrack by composer Yasunori Mitsuda has received a lot of praise. In the video, he talks about his work on the soundtrack, where he joined forces with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and Sarah Àlainn, a multilingual Australian-Japanese singer. You can view the video below!

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