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Get the Latest Mobile Game from Our iTunes Storefront

We’re proud to bring you the SEGA iTunes Store, making it even easier to browse our full catalog of mobile games for iOS! Pick up the latest mobile game for your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

The only question you need to ask yourself: Which game are you missing from your ultimate, on-the-go collection?

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Worlds Collide in the New Boss Battle Update for Sonic Dash

To celebrate the release of Sonic Lost World, SEGA’s Hardlight Studio are bringing the first ever boss battle to Sonic Dash. Prepare for the fight of your life as Sonic’s daily dash through peaceful green hills and sunny beaches is invaded by this deadly new foe. Zazz is the most unpredictable, destructive member of The Deadly Six and he is itching for a fight. Sonic Lost World sees this dangerous new group of enemies rise up against Dr. Eggman and threaten to destroy Sonic’s world.

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Battle Zazz from Sonic Lost World

In this exclusive Sonic Dash boss battle Zazz attacks on his flying mech and you must get ready to dodge powerful, high speed projectiles. Defeat him as quickly as you can for a massive score boost. Be careful though, his relentless pursuit of Sonic could be the end of your perfect run.

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Deadly Six Card Card Collection Challenge

In addition to this menacing new update comes the Deadly Six Card Collection Challenge. Players across the globe must work together to collect a set number of character cards scattered across the Sonic Dash tracks. When enough have been collected by the whole community, those who took part will receive exclusive Sonic Lost World themed prizes.

Best get your running shoes on as this new content will only be available for a limited time!

Download Sonic Dash for iOS

Sonic Dash is a free to play endless runner available to download now on iOS.

Download from the App Store today!

About Sonic Lost World

Sonic Lost World is out now in Europe and North America as of Tuesday, October 29th exclusively on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Sonic must use his all new parkour moves and explosive new colour powers to take down the evil Deadly Six.

Official Sonic Lost World Site

Follow Hardlight Studio

For all the behind scenes hijinx and a peek behind the curtain, make sure to like Hardlight on Facebook and follow @HLGames on Twitter.


SEGA Livestream – Typing of the Dead OVERKILL

Typing of the Dead: Overkill

We’re excited to present our first SEGA livestream event tomorrow, October 31st 2013 at 3:00 PM Pacific Time at!

Typing of the Dead is the perfect game to play on Halloween, and we can’t wait to share this fun and hilarious game with all of you. Julian (Clumsyorchid) and Kellie will be hosting, and we hope you will join us!

Follow our Twitch channel now, and get ready to spell some guts!


Sonic Lost World TV Commercial

Check out the new TV commercial for Sonic Lost World!

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Announcing Prices and Release Dates for SEGA 3D Classics on Nintendo 3DS

3D Space Harrier (3DS)

Today we are very excited to announce details on the highly anticipated 3D remake of iconic and arcade classics for the Nintendo 3DS. Each of these titles will be priced at $5.99/€4.99/£4.49 and available for download in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Release dates for the titles are as follows:

3D Space Harrier, 3D Super Hang-On – 11/28/2013
3D Sonic The Hedgehog, 3D Altered Beast – 12/5/2013
3D Ecco the Dolphin™, 3D Galaxy Force II – 12/12/2013
3D Shinobi III, 3D Streets of Rage – 12/19/2013

“These games were completely re-built to offer a robust 3D experience that offers more modern gameplay while still keeping true to the original,” commented John Cheng, President and COO, SEGA of America. “We look forward to bringing these classic SEGA titles to Nintendo 3DS for fans – both old and new.”

3D Streets of Rage (3DS)

Look for more information on the 3D Classics as we get closer to the release date, including some very special interviews with the development team. We know you’ll be interested in hearing what they have to say, so stay tuned!


Typing of the Dead: Overkill is Now Available – Guts will be SPELLED!


Typing of the Dead: Overkill is now available!

If you’ve been following our updates over the last two days, you might have guessed something special was coming. You might also have guessed it was House of the Dead related, and might even have guessed it was something more. Today is the day, when you put down the guns and start your wholesome and totally educational trek through House of the Dead: Overkill, keyboard on the ready.

Typing of the Dead: Overkill

Not familiar with Typing of the dead? The game originally launched in the Japanese arcades and quickly made it’s way to a home console release on the Dreamcast. For those that picked up a keyboard for the Dreamcast, they were in for a treat – the entire game was completely reworked to play entirely through the keyboard. It’s actually a wonderfully simple yet totally satisfying experience – the same frantic light gun experience is very similar to desperately typing phrases to push back the mutant threat. What really made the game shine was the crazy phrases and words it threw at you, which got increasingly crazier as the game went on.

Typing of the Dead: Overkill

Typing of the Dead: Overkill follows in the footsteps of the original Typing of the Dead game, while adapting to the Overkill style of gameplay. Nine stages, combos for high score, leaderboards, achievements, unlockables, mini-games, crazy phrases and a whole lot of bad language. Like, a lot of bad language.

But wait – there’s more!

The original House of the Dead: Overkill is also included in the £14.99/$19.99/€17.99 price. Best of all, Typing of the Dead: Overkill launches at 50% off for a limited time!

System specs

OS Version: Windows 7 / Windows 8
System RAM: 2 GB
CPU: 2.0 GHz Dual Core processor
GPU: Compatible with DirectX 10.1 and Shader Model 4.1 (equivalent to ATI Radeon HD 6450, NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 or Intel Integrated Graphics HD 3000)
VRAM: 512 MB


Sonic Lost World Out Now in North America

Sonic Lost World is available now in North America and around the world! To celebrate, we’ve got a new trailer.

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One of the most iconic figures in video game history is speeding his way back in a new adventure as SEGA launches the much-anticipated return of Sonic the Hedgehog in Sonic Lost World – now available nationwide exclusively for the Wii U system and Nintendo 3DS hand-held system. Hailed by Games Radar as “the most authentically Sonic-feeling 3D outing yet,” Sonic Lost World ups the ante as the blue blur travels to a mysterious land in the clouds to face his most powerful challenge to date.

Sonic Lost World once again finds Sonic’s arch-nemesis, Dr. Eggman, plotting an evil plan to rule the world.  This time, Dr. Eggman has harnessed the power of six menacing creatures collectively known as the Deadly Six.  However, when the Deadly Six rise up against their new master, Sonic and Tails have to unite with his rival in order to take the new enemies head-on.  The action takes players to an immersive 3D world in the sky where they will help Sonic battle the rogue gallery of baddies across an array of bright and colorfully themed zones.  Each exhilarating area presents its own unique set of varied gameplay missions where players will collect rings, rescue helpless critters and defeat menacing bosses to move to the next level.

The range of Sonic Lost World terrains – from Windy Hill to Lava Mountain – will have players running inside, outside and upside down as they explore massive mind-bending courses, vast underground tunnels and colossal structures in the sky.

To conquer this wide range of environments and defeat the Deadly Six, gamers are equipped with Sonic’s blistering speed and an array of dynamic new skills including:

  • Original Moves: Sonic moves like never before. Vault over obstacles, free run up and along walls and sky dive between islands at lightning speed.  Plus the Spin Dash is back!
  • Improved Color Powers: Sonic can now fly through the air, tear up levels and explode into enemies.


True Sonic fans will relish the references to previous Sonic titles while experiencing this new twist on their beloved speedy hedgehog.  As Gametrailers cites, “The game exuberantly takes you through one type of gameplay to another, and you’ll rarely be doing the same thing for too long.”

While offering parallel experiences, the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions will contain distinctive features that take advantage of the respective consoles’ unique capabilities. These include:

Wii U

  • Wii U GamePad Controller functionality – Wii U exclusive Color Powers can be controlled with the  GamePad by tilting, touching, and aiming the controller.  The full game can also be played using only the GamePad screen and will feature a two-player support mode.
  • Helpful hand from friends and others – Players will be able to have a friend lend a hand via the game’s co-op feature; meanwhile, players can also get help from other players through a feature that enables a range of players to send items from their inventory out into Miiverse  where they can be picked up and used by any other player.


Nintendo 3DS

  • Exclusive Levels and Stages – Sonic Lost World for Nintendo 3DS is the first handheld Sonic game ever to feature fully realized 3D levels which include exclusive Special Stages – including ones featuring the elusive Chaos Emeralds – and Color Powers unique to Nintendo 3DS.  A competitive VS mode enables players to challenge friends locally or online, and a time attack mode tests players speed run skills.
  • “Tails Lab” Crafting System Through the “Tails’ Lab” crafting system, players can create customized radio controlled vehicles – which can also be exported for use in the Wii U version – as well as other items and materials.
  • Robust StreetPass Options – Allows players to send out special Street Pass missions with their Mii.


Additionally, exclusive downloadable content is available for Sonic Lost World Deadly Six Bonus Edition.  The Deadly Six have managed to recruit some new allies in the form of Nightmaren monsters inspired from the game NiGHTS into Dreams… .  Sonic has been sucked into a world of nightmares created by Wizeman and he must defeat the Deadly Six who are riding high atop gigantic Nightmaren monsters in an exclusive level accessed via a redeemable code when pre-ordering the game or while supplies last.  On completion of the NiGHTMARE DLC level, a special Color Power, which is usually only obtainable from Miiverse, is rewarded to the player.   


The House of the Dead: Overkill – The Lost Reels Goes on Sale for Halloween

In celebration of Halloween, we’ve dropped the price on The House of the Dead: Overkill – The Lost Reels for iOS, Android, and Amazon. From October 25th till November 2nd, save $4 and get it for a limited time for only $0.99!

Join the original cast and blast your way through remixed worlds from The House of the Dead: Overkill. Make sure to take this horrific classic shooter on the go this trick or treating season!

Download The House of the Dead: Overkill – The Lost Reels for iOS

Download The House of the Dead: Overkill – The Lost Reels for Android

Download The House of the Dead: Overkill – The Lost Reels from Amazon


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Official Links

The House of the Dead: Overkill – The Lost Reels is Available on:


Prepare for Kingdom Conquest II’s Magna World Championship 2013

Acecook presents
The Kingdom Conquest II Magna World Championship 2013 Challenge!

Do you have what it takes to be the best?

The Magna World Championship 2013 is the first ever offline Kingdom Conquest II tournament to decide who is the mightiest Kingdom Conquest II player. Players will individually compete in the Preliminaries, and the Finals will be held in teams consisting of 3 members. The Grand Champion will receive a one year supply of Super Cup noodles from the tournament sponsor Acecook Co., Ltd., a uniquely designed Original Commander exclusively for this tournament, and other amazing prizes.

Be sure to check out the official Magna World Championship 2013 website for additional details.

Magna World Championship 2013 Details

MWC 2013 Preliminaries

Dates: 10/31/2013 – 11/7/2013 JST
How to Join: Participate in the Kingdom Conquest II Arena Event
Entrants Allowed: Only 1 Character (Across all Worlds)

MWC 2013 Final Championship

Date: 12/7/2013 1:00pm – 5:00pm JST
Location: Tokyo, Japan

  • 1 Year Supply of Acecook Super Cup Noodles
  • Original Commander
  • Other Amazing Prizes

Additional Details

  • More MWC 2013 Details can be found here.
  • Finalists will be directly contacted with location details for the Final Championship round.
  • Dates may be subject to change and will be announced on the official MWC 2013 site.

About “Kingdom Conquest II”

It is a time of war and chaos. Begin with nothing and end with a kingdom. SEGA’s Kingdom Conquest II is the epic free-to-play strategy game for conquerors. Dominate real players online. Unite the strong and crush the weak until final victory is declared. You decide who joins your cause or submits to your will. Kingdom Conquest II blends the best elements of card battling, real time strategy, MMORPGs, and 3D dungeon battles to deliver a massive and addictive fantasy war game like no other.

Official Links

Kingdom Conquest II is Available for:
iOS on AppStore
Android on Google Play
Android on Amazon

Official Website


Make a Sonic the Hedgehog Jack O’Lantern for Halloween

Sonic the Hedgehog Jack O'Lantern Stencil


Need a little more Sonic in your Halloween this year? We’ve got you covered with this Sonic the Hedgehog Jack O’Lantern stencil. Download it now from our Flickr!

We’d love to see your work! Send us photos of you carving your pumpkins, and photos of the finished product, to community and you might be featured on our blog.


All carving should be done by adults or by kids under close adult supervision.


1. Draw your design on the pumpkin beforehand.

2. Cut the top and any large areas with a sharp, straight-edged knife and use slow steady saw strokes. A dull blade is not a safer alternative. Please remember to carve away from yourself and to never hold the knife in a stabbing position. All carving should be done by adults or by kids under close adult supervision.

3. Scoop out seeds and stringy flesh.

4. Remove carved portions by gently pushing them into or out of the pumpkin.

5. Please ensure that you make design holes large enough to provide adequate ventilation for the candle and make sure the flame is not too close to the top of the pumpkin.