Showing posts with label Sega. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sega. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Yakuza Remastered Collection Announced

Sega released long-requested games from Yakuza franchise for PS4 in a bundle titled Yakuza Remastered Collection.

For long, players have been requesting developer/publisher Sega to release remastered versions of their fan-favorite crime fiction games from Yakuza series for international market, which are already out in Japan individually.

Today, Sega has officially released Yakuza Remastered Collection for PlayStation 4 that includes Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4 and Yakuza 5. Other than major graphical improvement, previously removed content are being added to this compilation.

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Yakuza Remastered Collection Announced

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Witness the Dragon of the Dojima return to action in a newly released announcement trailer from Sega.




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Among this trio of games, only Yakuza 3 is currently available for download on PS store and by 2020, the rest two will roll out. Yakuza 4 will be added to collection on October 29 and then by February 11, 2020, Yakuza 5 will join as well.

Whereas original games used to run in 720p and 30 FPS, remastered titles will be running on 1080p and 60 FPS. Sega has also emphasized on re-localization by reviewing and revising new English scripts that even has some parts rewritten.

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Yakuza Remastered Collection Day 1 Edition

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Whatever piece of contents was excluded in original releases is now added once more for proper completion of the anthology, which includes a number of mini-games like bowling, karaoke, mahjong and shogi as well as few sub-stories.

Sega has planned a physical version release of Yakuza Remastered Collection on same day when Yakuza 5 will be unlocked. This package will be a two-disc set for all three games in a red collectible case featuring Kiryu's dragon tattoo on it.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Streets of Rage 4 Introduces Cherry Hunter

At Gamescom 2019, a third playable character Cherry Hunter is introduced for Streets of Rage 4 by developer DotEmu.

Back in August 2018, official announcement for upcoming side-scrolling beat 'em up game Streets of Rage 4 was made by developer DotEmu, Guard Crush Games and Lizardcube with a brand-new trailer and some gameplay bits.

Two fan-favorite series regular ex-cop Axel Stone and police detective Blaze Fielding are confirmed for SoR4. A third and newly added playable character named Cherry Hunter is introduced lately at Gamescom 2019 in a new clip.

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Streets of Rage 4 Introduces Cherry Hunter

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Take a look at debut trailer for Cherry Hunter, joining brawling streets alongside Axel and Blaze from Gamescom 2019.




RELATED: Streets of Rage 4 Reveals New Screenshots

Aside from Axel Stone and Blaze Fielding from original Streets of Rage, two additional playable characters were on vaguely teased on background silhouette of PAX East 2019 gameplay teaser video that anyone can miss pretty easily.

Newest SoR4 recruit is a guitar-playing fighter Cherry Hunter, daughter of Adam Hunter from first SoR game. She is a street-level brawler with love for music, who took some lesson in self-defense from her father and Axel.

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Guitar-Wielding Warrior

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Cherry wields an electric guitar that she uses to perform slide through or shock her enemies with guitar strum. She has some similarities in her moves with her mentor Axel and though her punches may not hit hard, she is fast.

Despite being a young warrior, Cherry Hunter is an interesting playable fighter that brings variety into gameplay experience. We are likely to get another reveal very soon from silhouette tease who will probably be a "powerhouse" character.

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A Street-Level Brawler

RELATED: Streets of Rage 4 Gameplay Teaser

After gaining "cult classic" status in side-scrolling beat 'em up genre from fans, Streets of Rage series has been on hiatus for more than two decades until original developer/publisher of the franchise Sega decided to bring it back.

Although Streets of Rage 4 has not received an official launch date from Dotemu just yet but its release platforms are recently revealed to be Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which came out exactly as early predictions.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Black Desert and Puyo Puyo Champions on Xbox Free Play Days

Xbox Live Gold members to get Black Desert and Puyo Puyo Champions this weekend on Free Play Days event.

Back in March 2019, massively multiplayer online role-playing game Black Desert from developer/publisher Pearl Abyss saw release of its Xbox One version that includes an enhanced treatment for Xbox One X console as well.

This weekend, Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members going to get into the sandbox open-world fantasy MMORPG experience on Free Play Days event from August 15, 12:01 AM PDT until August 18, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Black Desert and Puyo Puyo Champions on Xbox Free Play Days

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To take advantage of your membership to Live Gold or Game Pass Ultimate, you can purchase Standard and Deluxe Edition at 30% off or Ultimate Edition for 50% less to keep up your in-game achievements even when the event is over.

You may or may not have heard much about puzzle action game Puyo Puyo Champions from developer Sonic Team and publisher Sega but now that it is available on Free Play Days, why not give it a shot if you have some spare time?

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Also, subscribers can enjoy saving a solid 50% off picking up the game to have some puzzle adventures that is suitable for some friendly competition in both local and online multiplayer mode among players of all ages.

So, get in front of your Xbox console and try out these free to play games throughout this weekend before Sunday. Pick either of Black Desert or Puyo Puyo Champions during the event and wait for more to come in Free Play Days soon.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

PlayStation Plus Free Games for June 2019

PlayStation Plus free games lineup has picked up Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and Sonic Mania for the month of June 2019.

Lately, Sony Entertainment has been failing to keep up with expectation of PlayStation Plus monthly subscribers with their somewhat decent to barely mediocre titles in their monthly free PlayStation 4 games lineup for past few months.

However, they might have actually listened to their community and having a look at their current offering, it is rather safe to say that PS Plus members would have a better experience this month of June than what they had in May.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for June 2019

Get a brief look at what greatness awaits ahead of you this month, will be available to download from June 4.




June is looking forward to start with some unchecked mayhem off planet and that is because Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is the first draft pick of this month from developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games.

Bundled together Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in one, it also includes all DLC packs from both titles mentioned above, local multiplayer, cross-save from PlayStation 3 and of course, delivered in high definition remaster.

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Borderlands: The Handsome Collection on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Secondly, there is 2017 platform game Sonic Mania that still is very much rooted in its 2D side-scrolling past. Expect to experience everything from classic stages, fast paced gameplay and co-op multiplayer mode for two players from it.

With his trusty companion Knuckles and Tails at his side, this blue hedgehog of super speed going up against their arch-enemy Doctor "Eggman" Robotnik and new robotic enemies while chasing after collectible golden rings on a constant.

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Sonic Mania on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Despite Overcooked and What Remains of Edith Finch from last month both being pretty decent titles of their own right, many PS Plus subscribers were disappointed for what they got since Sony is no longer offering PS3 or Vita games.

Given how everyone is hyped up for upcoming Borderlands 3 and will all that craze regarding live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie, Sony made a great lineup for PS Plus subscribers on June 2019 against the price of their subscription this month.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Yakuza Kiwami 2 Coming to PC

Sega recently announced for PC version of Yakuza Kiwami 2 to come out on Steam next month.

Looks like developer/publisher Sega is about to bring another of their PlayStation 2 title from their renowned action-adventure crime thriller series Yakuza on PC platform by introducing Yakuza Kiwami 2 on Steam next month.

Back in February, Yakuza Kiwami of 2016 made its debut on Valve's popular digital outlet after some initial teasing with a GIF of Goro Majima and now, they announced an official release date for YK2 to arrive on May 9, 2019.

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Yakuza Kiwami 2 Coming to PC

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Sega dropped an official trailer for PC release of Yakuza Kiwami 2 with a brief glimpse at its story premise as well.




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Player assumes the role of ex-yakuza member and series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu who has left behind his old ways but forced to return to action once again when Yukio Terada of Tojo Clan is killed by a rival group named Omi Alliance.

Kiwami 2 will also feature "Majima Saga" that explores an adventure trip by Goro Majima detailing events of how he got past his troubles from prior. This remake didn't forget to add some new features along with a few mini-games like Cabaret Club.

RELATED: Judgment Will Still See Western Release

Pre-order is already open and early purchasing players will receive "Clan Creator Bundle" that includes all DLCs, rare Clan Creator Leader cards, exclusive weapons and several outfits alongside a few other in-game items as bonus.

By the end of 2017, Yakuza Kiwami 2 saw a PlayStation 4 release in Japan and in August 2018 for Western region. Like its predecessor PC version, the game will have 4K resolution with unlocked frame rates and custom control options.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Judgment Will Still See Western Release

Despite pulling off the game from all marketplaces, Sega will still release Yakuza spin-off Judgment on PS4 over UK and US.

Even before Yakuza series spin-off and PlayStation 4-exclusive action-adventure game Judgment from developer/publisher Sega was pulled from sales for alleged drug scandal of voice actor, Western audience was curious about the title.

After voice cast Pierre Taki was arrested for possession of cocaine, the game was removed from every outlet in Japan and people wondered whether or not it is coming to the West but Sega decided not to halt its international release.

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Judgment Will Still See Western Release

RELATED: Judgment Pulled From Sales in Japan

When Taki is taken to custody for illegal use of drugs only weeks after official announcement for a long-awaited Western release, both digital and physical copies of the game was removed from all marketplaces almost immediately.

This caused a vacuum of sudden demand for any retail copy available for the game (locally known as Judge Eyes) and thus, created a massive price rise of ¥45,000 or $400 within Japanese market that made it a "Collector's Item" for players.

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Any drug related controversy is quite a huge deal in Japan and they were quick to remove the game off store shelves to avoid any possible backlash. Creative chief Toshihiro Nagoshi recently states that the decision was not easy for them as it was already been out for a few months.

Although return of Yakuza sub-series crime thriller is uncertain for local market, Sega is still on board to release it on UK and US because Taki is not involved among localized cast and therefore, his arrest would not likely be a concern to Western customers.

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As previously planned, a recently released trailer revealed that the publisher is about to launch the game on June 25, 2019.




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Interestingly enough, the character Kyohei Hamura played by Taki is noticeably not around much in entire announcement trailer they posted on social media even though he was more prominently featured in an earlier version of the clip.

If everything regarding Judgment drug scandal situation remains the same as it is right now, then it would become one of the rarest case when a game that was originally meant for Japanese region is released and become available in UK and US except for Japan!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Streets of Rage 4 Gameplay Teaser

New Streets of Rage 4 gameplay teaser trailer shows off reinvention of classic combat system and a modern art style.

Officially revealed back in August 2018, upcoming Streets of Rage 4 by developer Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games with DotEmu and Sega acting as publishers, is aiming to revive the renowned side-scrolling beat 'em up game franchise.

A long-awaited sequel to Streets of Rage 3, the classic franchise has managed to return after a decade of hiatus. Ahead of PAX East 2019, creators of the game have announced earlier to offer a new look at their gameplay, which is right below.

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Streets of Rage 4 Gameplay Teaser

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Take a brief peek at what a piece of art Streets of Rage series has evolved into from its Sega Genesis debut in 1991.




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SOR4 brings back series favorite martial art expert ex-cop Axel Stone and police detective Blaze Fielding to tame down a city ruled by crime. Packed in less than a minute clip, there is a couple of new street goons and gameplay feature to point out.

One prime aspect of combat turns out to be juggling around enemies between two players to perform more follow-up attacks or against walls. This would not create more room for extended combos but also help uplifting its co-op spirit.

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Here, take a moment to appreciate how nicely Axel and Blaze makes butt-kicking action fun through juggling thugs.


RELATED: Streets of Rage 4 Reveals New Screenshots

Aside from stylish hand-drawn visuals and engaging gameplay system, we are also teased of at least two additional playable characters from an easily missable background silhouettes shown in a title card near the end of the teaser trailer.

We are still due for a release date and select platforms Streets of Rage 4 will be available on but we are hoping that we will see the beat 'em up title to on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and even Nintendo Switch within 2019.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Judgment Becomes Collectible Item in Japan After Drug Scandal

After making headlines for drug scandal, price for Yakuza spin-off Judgment goes sky high and becomes a must-have item.

As an action-adventure game and a Yakuza series spin-off by developer/publisher Sega and Ryu Ga Gotoku studio, PlayStation 4-exclusive title Judgment was doing great after it came out in December 2018 and was set for a worldwide release on June 2019.

However, things went south pretty quick when one of the game's voice actors, Pierre Taki was arrested on a drug scandal and the game is entirely pulled off from sales in Japan, which has made it a collector's item for players these days.

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Judgment Becomes Collectible Item in Japan

RELATED: Judgment Pulled From Sales in Japan

Only weeks after a long-anticipated Western launch date announcement, Taki was arrested for alleged possession and usage of cocaine, leading Sega to voluntarily stop distribution of the game from digital and retail stores in response.

Although there was no official statement on when they will come back in marketplaces, it is easily predictable that the publisher may not resume sales anytime soon as long as the investigation on Taki is ongoing, thus creating a high demand for the PS4 title.

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Judgment drug scandal has caused a massive spike in price in all over Japan and since there are no new copies available, used copies are currently being sold for as much as a whooping ¥45,000 or $400 following the controversy.

Originally, it used to sell for a price of ¥8,953 or $80 only but now that supply is scarce from source, even retailers are charging somewhat $100 or more. It all happened so fast within a few months of its release and the game is a must-buy item all of a sudden.

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Kyohei Hamura Voiced by Pierre Taki

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Aside from serving as a voice actor for the game, Pierre Taki has also dubbed voice for Olaf in animated musical fantasy Frozen and reprised his role in Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts III, which will be replaced soon according to Square Enix.

Known as Judge Eyes in Japan, Judgment probably won't see an unusual price hike when it will be released worldwide but then again, we don't really know for sure yet that whether or not dates will be pushed back because of Taki's arrest.