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

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Catherine Classic on PC Out Now

Sega introduces the PC port for action-adventure puzzle title of 2011 as Catherine Classic, available now on Steam.

It was only a week ago when publisher Sega decided to tease players of the upcoming release of Catherine on PC platform through the News tab of the Steam page for Bayonetta, which was then confirmed shortly after by an ESRB Rating.

Today, the critically and commercially successful 2011 puzzle platformer from Japanese developer Atlus has made its way to the digital storefront of Steam and Humble Store, debuting on Windows PC as Catherine Classic, a port to the original console release.

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Catherine Classic on PC Out Now

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Sega was also generous enough to drop an official announcement trailer for series fans from the past and the normies to sink their teeth in.




RELATED: Catherine: Full Body E3 2018 Trailer

The recently launched port has received a several upgrades over the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 console versions. Players can unlock the frame rate while enjoying the nightmare quests in 4K resolution with now customizable controls for a better experience.

Also, the game offers you to choose between English and Japanese-language voiceover, something that was not a part of Western release in the past. Catherine Classic is priced $19.99 only and comes with all three original game modes.

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Although you get to play the story campaign and enjoy the two existing multiplayer modes, Atlus decided not to include an online multiplayer feature, which they plan on to include on the remastered version of the game, Catherine: Full Body with a third character named Rin.

Full Body will come out later at some point on 2019 and the Western version of the game will only be launched on PlayStation 4. Catherine takes you to a twisted journey of love, betrayal and the terror of a romantic thriller of protagonist Vincent between three women in his life.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Catherine on PC Confirmed by ESRB

After teasing on Steam, a recently revealed ESRB rating confirms that puzzle platformer game Catherine is coming on PC.

Before Catherine: FullBody was announced for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita as a remaster version of the 2011 puzzle platformer Catherine by developer/publisher Atlus, the original title was also available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Recently, an image of a Sheep with its tongue out was posted on the news section of the Steam page for action-adventure title Bayonetta by publisher Sega and people took it as a hint of Catherine coming to PC but it was later confirmed by an ESRB Rating.

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Catherine on PC Confirmed by ESRB


Even though there was no solid confirmation, fans were quick to point out that Catherine is coming to PC seeing the sheep on the site and taking it as a messenger. What the curious players want to know now is which version of this puzzle adventure game are they getting?

The game gets a Mature 17+ rating from ESRB for most obvious reasons like having partial nudity, sexual themes and strong language within its content but people already knew that. The updated version, Catherine: Full Body has additional contents that have everyone interested in it.


To simplify things, we took a look at the Australian Classification Board rate for the game where it is titled as "Catherine Classic", which most likely to suggest that this one is the 2010 release version and it was submitted by Sega as well.

Having to re-release a game when they are already developing an updated version is pointless but is it because the company wants to keep Full Body as a Sony consoles exclusive while re-launch the original on Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One?


It doesn't sound simply anymore, does it? If Atlus wanted, they could simply make the game backwards compatible on Xbox One. Or maybe they are doing this because they wanted to avoid confusion among fans on which version are they getting by renaming it.

It could also be that Catherine Classic will add the newly introduced third girl named Rin and new endings for her but will not include the many newly developed animated cut scenes and content from Catherine: Full Body. We hope an official announcement clear this out soon.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Streets of Rage 4 Reveals New Screenshots

Developer Lizardcube releases new screenshots of Streets of Rage 4, showcasing Axel Stone and Blaze Fielding.

The last game of side-scrolling beat 'em up series Streets of Rage came out more than two decades ago and no one has thought that the franchise would return anytime soon until it did with a bang in August 27, 2018 when Streets of Rage 4 was announced.

Although not much of the game is revealed yet, we see the 90's vibe is very much alive in the newest installment. Recently, developer Lizardcube has released a fresh batch of screenshots from the game for fans to look at before they come up with more.

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Streets of Rage 4 Reveals New Screenshots

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Right after the announcement for SoR4 was made through the official reveal trailer; long-time fans of the game just lost their minds and started posting some amazing line of fan-arts of protagonists Axel Stone and Blaze Fielding everywhere.

The newly revealed images depict how the studio reinvented the retro feel with hand-painted art for a better visual that would appeal to both the arcade goers of old days and modern day console lovers. They also hint at a hell of a lot of action to enjoy.

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Original developer/publisher of the series, Sega handed development of the third sequel to Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games, which DotEmu will publish. Even though beat 'em up is not as popular as once they were, the nostalgia could be a very powerful selling factor for the game.

Streets of Rage 4 is expected to release sometime on 2019 that is still unspecified and for yet to be revealed platforms but we believe the game will probably launch simultaneously on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

PlayStation Plus Free Games for November 2018

PlayStation Plus free games lineup has picked up Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition and Yakuza Kiwami for the month of November 2018.

Hope you are having a blast this Halloween whether trick or treating or just lazily sitting around playing video games, which is probably your favorite thing to do, right? We are at the endgame of the year 2018 and November seems to be very promising (for now).

Last month, not everyone was impressed with survival horror title Friday the 13th: The Game and futuristic sports game Laser League. So, a new free games lineup of this month for PlayStation Plus subscribers has been carefully chosen this time.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for November 2018

Before we just jump into the PS Plus lineup, let's take a quick look at the short clip below showcasing all the titles for November 2018.




The very first game we got our hands onto is a first-person shooter titled Bulletstorm from People Can Fly and Epic Games that Electronic Arts had the Publishing rights to. You can play it in both solo and co-op mode in a 26th century setup.

Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition gets you all the exclusive content of the game for a definitive experience. Players will take the role of Grayson Hunt, who runs a black ops team called the Dead Echo and on a mission to either seek payback or survive.

Next up is a remake of the first game from the acclaimed action-adventure Yakuza series, Yakuza Kiwami from Sega and Deep Silver. Originally released on PlayStation 3, the game was later launched on PlayStation 4 in 2016 and now is visually enhanced for 4K.

The game follows the story of Kazuma Kiryu, who is known as the Dragon of Dojima and he takes the fall for a murder of a crime boss at the hands of his friend. When he finally comes out ten years later, he discovers himself in the middle of a mess.

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Yakuza Kiwami on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Some more free games from PlayStation Plus lineup for the month of November 2018 is still there and let's take a quick look at the list below.

  • Jackbox Party Pack 2 (PlayStation 3)
  • Arkedo Series (PlayStation 3)
  • Burly Men At Sea (Cross Buy with PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4)
  • Roundabout (Cross Buy with PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4)

If the Battle Royale genre interests you and you don't mind playing H1Z1 (because this is clearly not PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, nor even Fortnite) then we recommend you get the PlayStation Plus Blueshift Pack with goodies for free until November 13.

Hopefully, Bulletstorm and Yakuza Kiwami will be able to sustain you for the month or long enough till games like Battlefield V, Fallout 76 and Spyro Remastered Trilogy comes out and makes you completely forget everything else.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Humble One Special Day Bundle 2018

Humble Store brings you a wide variety of titles and discounts on great games like Guardians of the Galaxy and Streets of Rage while contributing on Special Effect charity.

Starting today at 11 AM PT, digital video game storefront Humble Store has launched a handful of selected titles to support One Special Day fundraising event Special Effect. For those who don't know, the latter is a UK-based organization working hard to help every other disabled people regardless of their age to enjoy video game anyhow and anywhere possible.

On the official page of Humble Bundle, you can find this limited time special offer which will run till October 2nd.

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Humble One Special Day Bundle 2018

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There are a variety of genres to pick your preferred games from first person shooter to episodic graphic adventure and they all are divided into three tiers to make things easy for you to decide and pick up. Many high-profile game developers have taken part in this cause to add their contribution.

The One Special Day 2018 Humble Bundle lets you participate for as low as $1 and then step by step rises to $6.46 and then $9 or more, so that more contributors can chip in for a worthy cause and enjoy some good video games in their free time as well.

RELATED: Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle Announced

Pay What You Want:
Pay as little as $1 to unlock games like third-person shooter title Binary Domain from Sega or hit the road for some wild ride with Crazy Taxi if racing is your thing. Want to do something slightly different? Pick up skateboarding game OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood from developer Roll7 and publisher Devolver Digital.

Get off some steam with 90's side-scrolling beat 'em up game Streets of Rage since this cult-classic series is making a comeback soon with a newest release; Streets of Rage 4.

  • Binary Domain
  • Crazy Taxi
  • OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood
  • Streets of Rage

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More Than Average:
Enter the average tier by spending $6.46 or more to pick up action role-playing game Alpha Protocol from Obsidian Entertainment, where you take the role of agent Michael Thorton and go into classified black ops missions.

Developer/publisher Codemasters have brought you some competitive racing fun with GRID 2 or just jump into the thrill of tactical shooter in Operation Flashpoint: Red River. Finally, get into the shoes of an expert surgeon in Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition.

  • Alpha Protocol
  • GRID 2
  • Operation Flashpoint: Red River
  • Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition

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More Than Average Tier

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Pay $9 or More:
As we come to the last two games of the bundle, we have real-time strategy from Stronghold Crusader II from Firefly Studios with positive reception and a five-part episodic graphic adventure Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series.

For obvious reasons, players may feel drawn towards the latter title because of its brand affiliation with Marvel and Telltale Games. GotG alone is originally priced $24.99 and given that, $9 is a flat-out super discount for One Special Day occasion.

  • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series
  • Stronghold Crusader 2

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Pay $9 or More Tier

What else come along with these tiers are some bonuses like a 10% off your first month of Humble Monthly subscription when you unlock the first bundle. Second one grants you Surgeon Simulator 2013 Soundtrack and you are getting Stronghold Crusader 2 Soundtrack for free on the final row.

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One other friendly reminder we would like to give to you is that, popular team-based multiplayer shooter Overwatch from Blizzard Entertainment is currently available on the monthly bundle for October and by spending only $12 to subscribe, you can reserve a copy for yourself.

We certainly believe Humble Store has offered not one but two superb offer for any gamers to resist this month which also serves charity. So, to support a great cause and get some fine games, you should hurry before the offer expires.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Valkyria Chronicles Coming to Nintendo Switch

Sega's World War 2 fantasy take Valkyria Chronicles brings the strategic action on Nintendo Switch console.

We already knew that popular tactical role-playing game Valkyria Chronicles 4 from developer/publisher company Sega is coming to Nintendo Switch handheld console on September 15. Today, at their panel from this year's PAX convention, they announced another critically acclaimed classic title heading towards Switch and it is the original Valkyria Chronicles from 2008, which is currently available on PC, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 to play.

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Valkyria Chronicles Coming to Nintendo Switch

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Players who own VC4 in their Switch library will enjoy a 20% discount at the retail eShop price of $19.99 over the remastered VC title. Last month, a demo version of the game was made available for Nintendo Switch in advance for players to try out the game before making the purchase. These initiatives will hopefully draw audience to this beloved RPG series once more after they finish the fourth installment from the franchise.

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Valkyria Chronicles sets in the 1930's Europa, which is divided by two fractions known as the Empire and the Federation. Both are heavily dependent on a rare natural resource called Ragnite and to secure a major deposit of it, the Empire launches an invasion to the neutral Principality of Gallia. Protagonist Welkin Gunther takes charge of the Squad 7 and fights in a prototype tank with Captain Alicia Melchiott. Despite having less combat experience, Welkin manages to win everyone showing his tactics.

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Valkyria Chronicles 4 Comes to Nintendo Switch Too

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Sega also mentions that this one is not the remastered version of the game which came out in 2016 for players to enjoy on other platforms nor did they clarify what version it would be. So, we are not sure yet if it will run at 1080p in 60fps on Nintendo's hybrid console. Maybe it will simply fare the same like VC4 as it is on Switch now. VCR will debut on September 27 in Japan and then on October 16, it will see worldwide release.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for September 2018

September 2018 brings free games like Lego Star Wars III and Monster World to all Xbox Live Gold subscribers.

We are almost near the end of August and a new lineup of free games for Xbox Live Gold is waving at the subscribers to welcome them on the month of September. Gold members can enjoy all of these new titles for a limited time while it lasts.

Just like last month, two of these games are for Xbox One and the remaining two from Xbox 360 platform but can still be played on Microsoft's modern console using backward compatibility. Meanwhile, you can still grab July’s free Games With Gold.

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Xbox Live Gold Free Games for September 2018

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Before going in for more details, we want you to take a look at Games with Gold lineup on September 2018 for Xbox One.




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Prison Architect
First off, we have a prison simulation game, Prison Architect where you are in the role of construction and management of a max-security private penitentiary. From laying out grand designs for the facility to hiring stuff members for running it, you gotta do it all.

There will be riots, fire and even difficult hostage situation that needs to be taken care of wisely and this game tests if you are the right man for the job. This one will be available on Xbox One from September 1 to 30.

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Prison Architect on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Livelock
Up next, Livelock takes you into a war of the machines where you pick one from three different class of Catalyst, Hex or Vanguard before going to battlefield to enjoy a 3 player co-op to save humanity.

This top-down multiplayer shooter from developer Tuque Games may seem to resemble quite a lot like the Diablo series in terms of gameplay and is no less fun either. Starting from September 16, you will be able to access the game from September 16 on your Xbox One till October 15.

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Livelock on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
To give you a flavor of Star Wars love, LEGO brings you action-adventure title LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, based on the "The Clone Wars" animated show. Experience a tour around the galaxy to stop the Separatist army, engaging in boss fights and exploring space but amusingly in LEGO style, which is even more fun.

There are around 20 story-based missions within this game that no other LEGO game could offer you and you can get it within September 1 to 15 on Xbox One and Xbox 360.

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LEGO Star Wars III on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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At last, a blast from the past comes in the form of an anthology that captures the magic of three classic RPG titles in Sega Vintage Collection: Monster Worlds. This is a great chance to revisit Wonder Boy in Monster Land, Wonder Boy in Monster World and Monster World IV, which was exclusive to Japan till now.

Onwards September 16 to the end of the month, you can indulge yourself into some retro adventure of Wonder Boy franchise on your Xbox One or Xbox 360 consoles.

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Considering all of these great titles mentioned above for free and an advanced multiplayer experience, an Xbox Live Gold membership deserves a shot. Don't forget the exclusive discount offers in Microsoft Store against your monthly subscription that comes with it.

This month alone offers you $69.96 worth of free games and while a few days of August still lasts, members still have access to For Honor, Forza Horizon 2 and Disney Epic Mickey 2 from last month's lineup.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Streets of Rage 4 Announced

After remaining in hiatus for 25 years, Streets of Rage 4 from arcade brawler series has been finally announced.

Back in the 90's, side-scrolling beat 'em up game Streets of Rage from developer/publisher Sega went on to become a very successful trilogy of cult classics when it was followed by two more sequels. Announcing partnership with original creator of the series, DotEmu, Guard Crush Games and Lizardcube have attempted development of a fourth game and recently revealed the fourth game, Streets of Rage 4 with a new trailer featuring fan-favorite Axel Stone and Blaze Fielding in action.

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Streets of Rage 4 Announced

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Here goes the brand-new reveal trailer for upcoming Streets of Rage 4 in its blazing beauty after nearly 25 years of absence.




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Ex-cop and martial artist Axel returns to eradicate crime on the mean streets with his long-time ally and a former police detective Blaze in a new story this time. The trailer clip showcases how much this iconic side-scrolling brawler has evolved in terms of fascinating hand-drawn visuals and modern way of combat. In a very short glimpse of story animation to our heroes facing enemies, we can only deduce that the fanboys are up for some nonstop action when the game eventually launches.

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After Streets of Rage 3 was released in 1994, Sega ended an era of the franchise for Genesis consoles because; they couldn't introduce better quality graphics or gameplay mechanics of in 16-bit hardware. Afterwards, no one ever thought that a sequel will possibly ever come out but fortunately, we got our prayer answered. Since the makers of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is behind the project, we can expect nothing but another blockbuster victory on street in a raging glory.

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Nonstop Bare Knuckle Action

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Following a legacy of its thriving predecessor, Streets of Rage 4 also appears much enriched in music as well aside from a stunning in-game display. While keeping the feel of the originals intact for nostalgic fans, the game invites newer generation of players by employing a modern art style in their design. Despite a hyped up reveal trailer to announce the title, we still don't have a definitive release date or details on selected platforms yet. So, hold on to your horses till they do.