Thursday Apr 16, 2015
3D Fantasy Zone II W, is available today to download in the Nintendo eShop!
3D Fantasy Zone II W is the popular side-scrolling shooter, first released for the SEGA Master System in 1987 as a sequel to 1986’s Fantasy Zone, in which players control a sentient spaceship named Opa-Opa to fight bizarre invader enemies. The re-mastered version upgrades all visuals from 8 bit to 16 bit graphic standards and combines stereoscopic 3D effects with a host of additional features to deliver cutting edge gameplay experience with a classic feel. Additional features include:, the ability to save games for later review, a Stage Select feature that allows players to save and resume progress mid-game, and adjustable difficulty settings. Further, this game allows the player to experience two games in one, the re-mastered master system version of story mode “Tears of Opa Opa” and an all new Endless Game Mode that takes place in the mysterious “Link Loop Land”, which condenses the all of the fun features of the shooter.
3D Fantasy Zone Developer Interviews
Learn more about 3D Fantasy Zone II straight from the developer! Our blog series looks at the history of 3D Fantasy Zone II while looking at the technical challenges for bringing the game to 3D, porting the game to and from the original arcade board, and developing the all new Link Loop Land mode. If you love the game and want to learn a bit more about how it came together, these are for you!
Tuesday Apr 14, 2015
Three more titles are incoming to the second batch of the SEGA 3D Classics exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS. Featuring some of the most iconic games from SEGA’s Genesis console, The SEGA 3D Classics Series will let fans relive SEGA’s legendary console era and take them on a 3D ride through gaming’s golden age with 3D Streets of Rage 2 in July, 3D Gunstar Heroes in August, and 3D Sonic The Hedgehog 2 in September 2015. These games will follow the releases of 3D Fantasy Zone II (April 16, 2015) and 3D Thunder Blade (May 14, 2015).
Just like the previously released arcade classics, each game in the series delivers a full-fledged re-mastered vintage experience, stunning 3D visuals and optimized for the platform. All games in the series will include brand new modes and features, letting you play the game how you remember it but also in an entirely new way.
Thursday Mar 12, 2015
SEGA is headed to this year’s EGX London show from March 12th to March 14th. The show will feature a chance to come out and meet our SEGA teams, play our games, and even walk away with some special giveaways. Read on for all the details…
Creative Assembly is bringing a eight playable PC’s dedicated to Total War: Attila, first consumer hands on with Total War Battles: Kingdom 2, and Total War: Rome 2 – Wrath of Sparta DLC across two PCs on the show floor. Find us on the Ground Level, Room: East Side Mall.
15 Years of Total War – To celebrate 15 years of Total War, previous Legacy titles will be playable across 8 PC’s including Rome, Medieval 2, Shogun and many more including the accompanying DLC. Scratch cards will be handed out to consumers which will contain a code to either a free game, DLC, a one of a kind Viking helmet and up to 3 gaming laptops! (courtesy of MSi)
Developer Sessions – On Friday 13th at 2pm, Creative Assembly discuss how the animation process has evolved Total War games over the last 15 years
Game Jam – Creative Assembly will be supporting this years Game Jam following the success of last years Rezzed and EGX activity. The Prizes and GameJam theme will be announced by Creative Assembly on the opening day of the show.
Tembo The Badass Elephant
We JUST announced Tembo The Badass Elephant and it is playable this weekend at the EGX Rezzed show! Come by and check out the newest partnership between SEGA & Game Freak! Find us on the Ground level, Room: Quayside 1.
Missed our announcement? Check out the trailer for more info:
Once again, SEGA sponsor the hugely popular and successful indie arcade the Leftfield Collection. Over 20 indie games on offer for public feedback, play testing and showcasing. This a ticket selling event which has grown bigger and better year on year.
Drop by and Say Hello!
We look forward to seeing you at the show, come by and meet the SEGA of Europe team!
Thursday Mar 05, 2015
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Friday Feb 20, 2015
SEGA’s Hardlight Studio and Creative Assembly are teaming up with the SpecialEffect UK Charity for the GameBlast15 nationwide gaming marathon!
Today, February 20th from 4pm to midnight GMT (8am – 4pm PST), Hardlight will stream classic Sega console games and mobile games designed by the studio on SEGA’s Twitch Channel.
Tomorrow, Saturday 21st starting at 10am GMT and ending 10am GMT Sunday, Creative Assembly will stream Total War: ATTILA on the Total War Twitch Channel.
Many Hardlight and Creative Assembly employees have personally donated to SpecialEffect in previous years during GameBlast, but this time we wanted to participate by streaming our games to help raise money for this great cause.
The SpecialEffect charity puts fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them play video games using technology ranging from modified joypads to eye-control, finding a way for people to play to the very best of their abilities. By leveling the playing field, they bring families and friends together and having a profoundly positive impact on therapy, confidence and rehabilitation.
Show your support by tuning and and feel free to donate!
Sega Twitch account: http://www.twitch.tv/sega
Tuesday Feb 17, 2015
Are you having trouble with 3D Fantasy Zone? Are you trying to enter our contest, or are just having trouble getting through the game? We’ve got you covered! We pulled together a few quick tips and tricks that well help you out, as a few secrets you might not have known about!
Hidden Rapid Shot Speed
One of the best features of 3D Fantasy Zone is the Rapid Shot option for your primary and secondary weapons. No more button mashing, no more hand cramps, defeat enemies and bosses with ease! But wait, there’s more …
By default, you can select two different speeds of Rapid Shot, but there’s a hidden third speed that you may not know about. To unlock, press and hold down the “A” button while on the fastest shot speed, then wait for 5 seconds while continuing to hold “A”, and pow – three speeds of auto fire!
Earn One Million Coins and Upgrade!
If you are still having trouble reaching the one million coins in our SEGA Classic Contest, then this is the section for you. Earning one million coins not only adds a second entry into our contest, it also unlocks a new feature – extended usage of weapon upgrades. This means more Wide Beam, Laser Beam, or 7 Way Shot while playing in any level in the game!
1. Take only $6000 into the round (or less if you prefer), reduce your Number of Lives to 1, and activate Base Markers in the options.
New Unlocks at Two Million and Three Million Coins
While the extended weapon time is nice at one million coins, the upgrades at two million and three million are even better. At two million coins you’ll unlock ‘Gold Rush’, which will give you double money for each enemy or base destroyed. This makes it much easier to reach one of the all new hidden bosses in the game, but we’ll get to that in another post …
At three million coins you’ll unlock the Unlimited Weapon Time upgrade. Now you’ll never run out of your primary weapon and can use 7 way shot forever. This can make the game a little easy, but it can also increase your chances of beating the last level and unlocking Upa-Upa mode!
Have a Strategy? Share it!
We hope these quick tips help you get through the game and see all the features within 3D Fantasy Zone! If you have a strategy or special tip that you’d like to highlight, let us know in the comments below.
Thursday Feb 12, 2015
The rematch of the heavyweight strategy gaming contest they said could never happen is back for 2015! Total War: ROME II and Company of Heroes 2 communities go head to head in the second annual ‘Make War Not Love’ competition. This Valentine’s Day weekend, the two communities will compete in consecutive three hour rounds. Every in-game victory will count towards that side’s tally for the round and the community that wins the most rounds will earn some free DLC for players of the respective game.
Battle commences at 18:00GMT/10:00PST today and blows will be traded until 18:00GMT/10:00PST on February 15. During this time, both games will be available to play for free via Steam! Get involved in the pre-match trash talking on Twitter by following @totalwar and @companyheroes using the hashtag – “#mwnl”.
If Company of Heroes 2 Wins …
If Company of Heroes 2 wins, an assortment of premium skins and commanders worth around $20 will become available to download for free from 18:00GMT/10:00PST on February 16 until 18:00GMT/10:00PST on February 18.
If Total War: ROME II Wins …
If Total War: ROME II lands the knockout blow, the Black Sea Colonies Culture Pack will be made available for free from 18:00GMT/10:00PST on February 15 until 18:00GMT/10:00PST on February 17. The previously unannounced Longbeards Culture Pack for Total War: ATTILA will also be free for a day when it launches in late February.
Wait, There’s More Things and They Explode!
To add some extra spice to proceedings, the winning team in each round will see their community manager take a shot on the ‘Make War Not Love’ Shooting Range, choosing from a selection of random historical weaponry and taking aim at offensive Valentine’s trinkets. Make sure you catch all the carnage in merciless slo-mo! There will even be exclusive Steam achievements to pick up throughout the promotion! Look out for “Company of Zeroes, more like…” and “Snore, snore, Total Bore!” along with several more.
“We beat them last year. We’ll beat them again,” said Cynthia Griffiths, Associate Community Manager for Company of Heroes 2, while picking bits of Centurion out of the tread of an M4 Sherman. “We’re confident that spears and shields will continue to be no match for our heavy artillery and automatic weapons. To arms! ”
Thursday Feb 12, 2015
This year’s British Academy Games Awards will take place on 12 March, showcasing and rewarding the very best games of the past 12 months. A total of 51 games have been recognised across 17 categories, with Alien: Isolation from Creative Assembly the most nominated game at this year’s awards with an incredible six nominations, across the following categories:
• Audio Achievement
Sports Interactive’s Football Manager 2015 has also been nominated in the Sport category.
Congratulations to the teams at Creative Assembly and Sports Interactive for their nominations in these prestigious awards and best of luck at the awards next month!
Thursday Jan 29, 2015
SEGA today announced a partnership with Japanese video game developers Ecole and French Bread to bring Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax to the West for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in 2015. Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax is a 2D crossover fighting game featuring popular characters from Japanese novels published under the Dengeki Bunko label.
The Dengeki Bunko collection boasts a vast array of beloved characters who lend themselves flawlessly to this highly balanced, easy-to-learn, high-action 2D fighting game. In Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax players attack, guard, and take damage in order to build their Climax Meter, allowing them to execute moves which recreate highlight scenes from the original novels, even adding specially arranged animations for characters who do not fight in the original works. The game includes characters from numerous Dengeki Bunko works alongside several fan-favorite SEGA characters brought together in SEGA-themed environments.
“With controls skillfully adapted to fit each playable character, Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax is simultaneously easy to learn and a challenge to master. We are excited to work with Ecole and French Bread to bring this beautiful high-action game to the West,” said John Cheng, President and COO, SEGA of America.
Saturday Dec 06, 2014
Today is a very special and exciting day for all of us at SEGA. Partnering with our friends at Sony Computer Entertainment America, we just revealed our plan to bring Yakuza 5 to the U.S. and Europe at PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas. We also announced that Yakuza 4 and Yakuza: Dead Souls are available on PlayStation Network starting today.
We’ve received so many requests from our fans to bring Yakuza 5 to the U.S. and Europe. Yakuza 5 also made the top of the list of Sony’s #BuidingTheList campaign led by Gio Corsi at Sony Computer Entertainment and we were moved by all the support given to Yakuza 5 by the PlayStation community.
Yakuza 5 continues the epic story of Kazuma Kiryu alongside four other protagonists, following their struggles and conflicts in the seedy underbelly of Japan’s Yakuza underworld. Featuring a new graphics engine versus its predecessor, Yakuza 5 takes players to five major Japanese cities to venture through a life of crime and power.
Yakuza 5 features more mini-games than previous titles, a modified battle system as well as enhanced customizations and interactions in the signature hostess bars of the series. In addition to these features, Yakuza 5 also introduces “Another Drama” which is a series of side stories that focus on each protagonist in-depth and are separate from the main story of the game.
Allow me to also share messages from Toshihiro Nagoshi, the Executive Director of Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio and the General Producer of the Yakuza series and Masayoshi Yokoyama, the Producer of Yakuza 5.
Yakuza 5 will be available exclusive to PlayStation 3 via PlayStation Network in 2015. Please stay tuned for more information on Yakuza 5!
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