Posts Tagged ‘Sega’

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 Introduces Skill Battle and Online Modes in New Trailer!

IRVINE, Calif. – October 21, 2020 – SEGA of America today announced that Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 is now available for digital pre-order for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. SEGA also revealed details about Puyo Puyo Tetris 2’s new Skill Battle mode and online features that will be available at launch.

In Skill Battle mode, players will create teams of three from selectable characters in either Puyo Puyo or Tetris gameplay settings and use their unique skills to create the ultimate lineup.

Show Off Your Skills!

Each character starts out with a single specialty and learns more powerful skills as you play with them. Selecting characters with complementary skills becomes a key strategy for winning a Skill Battle match. As you play, you’ll pop Puyos and clear Lines, sending Garbage Puyos and Blocks to the other player’s board. When the Garbage falls, your opponent loses HP. If their HP hits 0, you win!!

New Features for Skill Battle

  • Character Skills: Leverage powerful character skills to change the landscape of any Skill Battle match, from recovering HP to changing the color of Puyos to erasing Lines, and more.
  • Level Up: Increase your character’s HP, MP, Attack, Defense, and Recovery by playing through the game’s Adventure mode.
  • Item Cards: Power up your team with Item Cards to improve your character stats, with exclusive offerings tied to the game’s Launch Edition.

Test Your Might Online!

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 offers fun for all types of players, including Leagues for experienced gamers and a Free Play mode for fun and casual gameplay.

Building onto Puzzle League from the previous game, three additional Leagues have been added: Tetris League, Puyo Puyo League, and Skill Battle League. These Leagues provide a competitive space where you can match your strategy and talents against other pros and see how you rank amongst the world’s best. Free Play, brought over from Puyo Puyo Tetris, lets you play at a more casual pace with any ruleset and without the pressure of rankings.

Online Features:

  • Puzzle Leagues: Looking for a challenge? Puzzle League offers you specialized platforms for high-level competition: Puzzle League (free choice of Puyo Puyo or Tetris), Tetris League, Puyo Puyo League and Skill Battle League.
  • Free Play: Fans of a more casual experience will enjoy Puyo Puyo Tetris 2’s Free Play online modes. Play with up to four players across Versus, Skill Battle, Swap, Fusion, Party and Big Bang modes, with customizable match settings. Create a room and invite your friends to play!
  • Challenge Rank: You can share and compare scores with players around the world for various Challenge Modes, including Endless Fever, Endless Puyo, Tiny Puyo, Sprint, Marathon, and Ultra. Leaderboards will let you show off your own top score and you’ll be able to take stock of the competition.

Limited Time Launch Edition

Boost your strategy and power your team in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2’s brand-new Skill Battle mode with this pack of rare Item Cards as part of the game’s limited-time Launch Edition–including 3 special cards featuring items from the Sonic the Hedgehog series!

Post-Launch Content

December 8 is just the beginning of SEGA’s plans for Puyo Puyo Tetris 2. After launch, players can look forward to more game features, additional characters, and more! More information will be announced at a later date.

The Puyo Puyo Tetris Launch Edition is available for digital pre-order now for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S; and for physical pre-order now on all console platforms for $39.99.

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Relive the RTS classic Herzog Zwei on Nintendo Switch!

IRVINE, Calif. – September 24, 2020 – SEGA AGES Herzog Zwei is now available on Nintendo Switch eShop for $7.99. First released in 1989 for the Mega Drive in Japan before making its way to the west in 1990, the legendary Herzog Zwei set the standard for real-time strategy games, influencing many beloved series that would come after it.

How the Game Works

In Herzog Zwei, each of the eight featured maps will require strategy and planning to beat your opponent as you issue commands and take over Outposts to best your foe. You will protect your base and accumulate units to expand and achieve ultimate victory. Command a special mech unit to leverage and order around combat units, and most importantly, make sure to keep a keen eye on resources like “Energy” so you can be combat-ready at all times!

What’s New?!

With a variety of new improvements and features on the Nintendo Switch, now is the time to suit up and take control of the battlefield. The new improvements to SEGA AGES Herzog Zwei include:

  • Sharpen Your Skills with an all new in-depth interactive tutorial mode
  • Pit Your Skills Against a Friend in new online 2-player action, in addition to split-screen support from the original!
  • No More Level Passwords thanks to new save state functionality
  • Customize Difficulty to your skill level with the new “Helper mode”
  • Get Strategic with new Weapon and Unit tables for easy reference
  • Relive the Most Heated Moments with new Save replays
  • Customize Your Game with a variety of screen options and wallpapers

Where Can I Buy It?

SEGA AGES Herzog Zwei is now available on the Nintendo Switch eShop in the Americas for $7.99 (with commensurate European pricing).

More About Herzog Zwei

In Herzog Zwei, players will control their very own mech pilot to traverse large battlefields with the goal of taking down the opposing force while producing support units and capturing outposts to achieve victory on the battlefield.

Choose between three different modes to achieve your goals: fighter plane, ground battle, and transportation. Travel faster and transport units to other bases with fighter plane mode. Manage energy usage and do ground-based damage in robot form.

Play against AI or friends via the online multiplayer mode only available in the SEGA AGES version of Herzog Zwei. If jumping into a game sounds too intimidating, try out practice mode, a robust robot tutorial. With save states and replays as well, this game is perfect for newcomers and Herzog Zwei veterans alike.

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SEGA Reunites the Worlds of Puyo Puyo and Tetris in New Adventure Mode for Puyo Puyo Tetris 2!

IRVINE, Calif. – September 12, 2020 – SEGA of America during PAX Online provided a first look today at the colorful story of Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, giving players a chance to plan their pops and strategize their stacks for the game’s Adventure mode.

Reunite with Ringo, Tee, and a lovable cast of returning and new characters from Puyo Puyo Tetris for a new journey! The worlds of Puyo Puyo and Tetris have merged thanks to a mysteriously powerful being known as the Dimensional Parasite. With this threat looming, Ringo, Tee, and friends must traverse the world to pop Puyos and clear Tetriminos to rescue their pals from a dark corruption. But they’ll quickly learn that there’s more to their quest than meets the eye when they face the Dimensional Parasite, with new mysteries and clues to uncover as their out-of-this-world journey unfolds.

As a reunion of two puzzle legends, Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 features a brand-new story that brings together the game’s vibrant cast and various gameplay modes for players to explore. With a new overworld map to navigate, new special mission conditions, and a progression system during the new Skill Battles, Adventure Mode brings a whole new layer of depth to the game’s campaign.

New Adventure mode features:

  • Overworld: Navigate from stage to stage along branching paths and optional levels in a new overworld map, and replay stages freely for higher scores and better rewards! A separate shortcut menu lets players quickly access stages, check in on overall star progress, and more!
  • Skill Battles: Featured in Adventure Mode, players can utilize the play style they prefer in Skill Battles, earn EXP to level up character stats, and experiment with different difficulty levels based on the team’s strength! After practicing in Adventure mode, players can take their hard-fought finesse and ingenuity to Skill Battle mode, a new separate mode in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2.
  • Unlockables: Players will unlock Item Cards that give special abilities and options in Skill Battle, key to winning matches in the new Skill Battle mode. New playable characters, backgrounds, bonus stages, and more can be unlocked by players as they progress through Adventure mode while they earn credits to spend on even more cool things in the in-game shop!

Pre-Order Now While Supplies Last and Get Special Item Cards from the Sonic the Hedgehog series!

Boost your strategy and power your team in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2‘s brand-new Skill Battle mode with a pack of eight in-game rare Item Cards–including three special cards featuring items from the Sonic the Hedgehog series! This pack is exclusive to the Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 Launch Edition. The Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 physical Launch Edition is available for pre-order now on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox Series X, for $39.99. More information on digital pre-order and the game’s Steam release will be announced at a later date.

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 releases December 8 on Nintendo Switch and the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox Series X, and PlayStation 4, with the PlayStation 5 version coming Holiday 2020.

Xbox Series X Smart Delivery & PS4 Upgrade Support

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 will support Xbox Series X Smart Delivery immediately on release, ensuring players only have to buy the game once and will be able to play it on their favorite Xbox console. Additionally, buy the digital PS4 version from PlayStation Store or the physical version from a retailer and play the PS5 version at no extra cost when the game launches.

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Wonder Boy : Asha in Monster World Coming to Nintendo Switch in 2021!

Stuttgart, Germany – August 31st 2020 – ININ Games and STUDIOARTDINK are happy to share the trailer of Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World . The first official trailer was exclusively revealed by IGN on the Awesome Indies show at Gamescom last Saturday.

The game is a fully remastered version of Wonder Boy IV from 1994. The original team is working on the new Wonder Boy – Asha in Monster World, which will release at the beginning of next year for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

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Two Puzzle Legends Reunite in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2!

RVINE, Calif. – August 26, 2020 – Come December 8, get ready to pop and drop once again in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 on Nintendo Switch and the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox Series X, and PlayStation 4, with the PlayStation 5 version coming Holiday 2020!

Stack, chain, and combo your way to victory in the ultimate matching of two puzzle game legends! Pre-order now and get ready to traverse dimensions and experience brand new worlds in time for the holidays, with the PC release fast-dropping onto Steam in early 2021.

In Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, players will experience a brand-new hilarious story filled with an eclectic cast of characters in Adventure mode and develop new strategies for play utilizing special item cards in Skill Battle. Read on for more!

Boost your strategy and power your team in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2‘s brand-new Skill Battle mode with this pack of eight in-game rare Item Cards–including three special cards featuring items from the Sonic the Hedgehog series! This pack is exclusive to the Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 Launch Edition.

More Legendary Battles? YIP-YIP-YIP!

Perfectly blending the complementary gameplay of Puyo Puyo, one of Japan’s most enduring and popular game brands, and Tetris, one of the most well-known video game franchises in the world, Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 provides a unique crossover experience with addictive puzzle challenges, loads of content, and overflowing charm for players of all ages. Expanding on the addictive gameplay of its predecessor, Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 is packed with fun, new modes where players can precisely pop Puyos and tactically rotate and clear Tetriminos solo or with friends, offline and online!

News Ways to Play and Memorable Modes Return:

  • Turn the Tide of Battle in an Instant: Brand-new Skill Battle mode introduces dynamic character-based skills and equippable Item Cards to fit your playstyle, power up your team, and quickly turn the tables in a match!
  • Save a World or Two in a Wild New Adventure: Travel through dimensions with the lovable and quirky cast of both returning and new characters in an all-new story adventure across the worlds of Puyo Puyo and Tetris!
  • Online and Better Than Ever: Improved Online modes offer competition in game-specific leagues and Free Play for up to four players, online rankings, and more to be announced!
  • Many Ways to Play: Tons of modes provide plenty of variety for up to four players including Versus, Fusion, Swap, Party, Big Bang. For competitors and newcomers, get ready for Tournament and Lessons! Details about these exciting modes will be revealed in future announcements, so prepare yourself!
  • And More to Come: DLC will be announced at a later date, but get ready for plenty of content beyond launch!

The Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 physical Launch Edition is available for pre-order now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox Series X, for $39.99. More information on digital pre-order and the game’s Steam release will be announced at a later date.

Xbox Series X Smart Delivery & PS4 Upgrade Support

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 will support Xbox Series X Smart Delivery immediately on release, ensuring players only have to buy the game once and will be able to play it on their favorite Xbox console. Additionally, buy the digital PS4 version from PlayStation Store or the physical version from a retailer and play the PS5 version at no extra cost when it launches.

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Set the Galaxy Ablaze in SEGA AGES Thunder Force AC, Now Out for Nintendo Switch!

IRVINE, Calif.  May 28, 2020 – The legendary space shooter powerhouse takes to the skies once again. Armed with a payload of electric entertainment, Thunder Force AC joins the SEGA AGES fleet of enhanced classics for the Nintendo Switch starting today!

Featuring a cavalcade of enhanced features and visuals, you can expect a devastating armada of entertainment right in your hands. This includes:

  • Arcade Mode, a faithful adaptation of the original arcade release featuring three other unlockable ships lifted from later Thunder Force titles (FIRE LEO-04 RYNEX, FIRE LEO-04 RYNEX with the Thunder Claw weapon, and FIRE LEO-3 STYX MP Mass Production Model)
  • Kids Mode to help you on your mission by providing increased attack power, additional credits (9 instead of 6), and the ability to retain your weapons even after your ship has been destroyed, among other adjustments
  • Two different sets of Leaderboards – “Expert” for those that play the game with its default settings enabled, and “Freestyle” for when the settings have been changed
  • And the option to save and view Replays, including those from the leaderboards!

Other improvements include stereo sound for most of the music and sound effects, HD Rumble, a CRT-like “Vintage” display, a “Cabinet” mode letting you relive that arcade ambiance, and save states, so any pilot error becomes a distant memory..

SEGA AGES Thunder Force AC is now available on the Nintendo Switch eShop in the Americas and Europe for $7.99 (with commensurate European pricing).

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Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix Lights Up the Nintendo Switch Stage Starting Today!

IRVINE, Calif., – May 15, 2020 – The hit rhythm game series makes its grand return with exciting new features in Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix, now available exclusively on the Nintendo Switch eShop!

Check out a new trailer featuring just some of Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix‘s new songs, modules, gameplay modes, and more! A full website is now available at https://miku.sega.com/megamix/ featuring the full 100-song list, additional gameplay and customization details, and screenshots!

Follow A New Rhythm Method:

We hope you’re warmed up and ready to flex those digits. Along with the choice to play in either the traditional Rhythm Game or motion-based Mix Mode, Mega Mix features a third control option: Tap Play (accessible in Tabletop or Handheld Mode on the Switch), where you use the touch screen to tap along to your favorite songs!

On top of the more than 100 chart-topping songs in the game, fans can also pick up the ‘Mega Pack‘ ($59.99)! This bundle comes with the full game and 6 DLC song packs, each containing 6 songs, for a grand total of 36 additional songs! That’s way more music than you can shake a leek at. The 6 DLC Song Pack Bundle is also available as a separate item on the eShop for $29.99, and each Song Pack is also available individually for $6.99 each.

For those who missed out on the pre-order bonus, the ‘Theme Song DLC Pack’ containing playable versions of theme songs from previous Project DIVA titles will be free for all players beginning on 6/12:

  • The secret garden by Kosaki Satoru
  • Look This Way, Baby by ryo
  • Sekiranun Graffiti by ryo
  • Yumeyume by DECO*27

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix is now available through the Nintendo Switch eShop for $39.39.

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Dungeon of the Endless is Out Now on Nintendo Switch!

Montpellier, France, May 15th 2020 – Dust, monsters and other joyous surprises are waiting for you behind each door! Dungeon of the Endless is now available on Nintendo Switch for $19.99/19.99€. The PlayStation 4 version will be released a few days later on May 19th.

When their escape pod crashes on the unexplored planet of Auriga, prisoners and guards have no choice but to work together to survive. In this rogue-like dungeon-defense game, protect your generator with your team of heroes -each with their own strengths and flaws- from endless waves of monsters and fight your way to the surface to discover the truth about Auriga!

And for the first time, you’ll be able to select Ayairi Whairydd the pug right from the start on the selection screen.

SEGA and Amplitude Studios have partnered up with Playdigious to adapt and publish the critically acclaimed tower-defense Dungeon of the Endless on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

  • Carefully optimized for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4
  • Play as Ayairi Whairydd the pug!
  • Includes the Deep Freeze, Death Gamble, Rescue Team and Organic Matters add-ons
  • 5 languages, including the newly added Portuguese and Spanish
  • Get the Retail or Signature Edition by Merge Games!

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Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix Launches Exclusively May 15th on Nintendo Switch!

IRVINE, Calif., – April 20, 2020 – Get ready to Catch the Wave, because Hatsune Miku’s Nintendo Switch debut is just around the corner! Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix launches exclusively in digital format on Nintendo Switch on May 15, 2020.

Check out a new trailer featuring just some of Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix’s new songs, modules, gameplay modes, and more! A full website is now available at https://miku.sega.com/megamix/ featuring the full 100-song list, additional gameplay and customization details, and screenshots!

A Mega Mix of Pre-Order Options:

Digital pre-orders are available now on the Nintendo Switch eShop for both a base version ($39.39 – pronounced ‘Miku Miku’ in Japanese) and ‘Mega Pack’ ($59.99). The ‘Mega Pack’ comes with 6 DLC song packs, each containing 6 songs, for a total of 36 additional songs!

After the game launches, the 6 DLC packs in the ‘Mega Pack’ will also be available individually ($6.99 each) or in a bundle containing all 6 packs ($29.99).

All pre-orders come with a 4-song ‘Theme Song DLC Pack’ containing playable versions of theme songs from previous Project DIVA titles. For anyone who misses out on pre-ordering, the ‘Theme Song DLC Pack’ will be available free for all players beginning on 6/12:

  • The secret garden by Kosaki Satoru
  • Look This Way, Baby by ryo
  • Sekiranun Graffiti by ryo
  • Yumeyume by DECO*27

Mix It Up Today in a Free Demo!

A demo of Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix is now available on the Nintendo Switch eShop. In this demo, you can try out two songs, Arifureta Sekai Seifuku and Romeo and Cinderella in either the traditional button-based ‘Arcade Mode’ or the all-new motion-based ‘Mix Mode.’ You’ll also have a chance to play with the game’s customization options before the full launch on 5/15 – choose between three modules for Hatsune Miku, or change your character skin to one of your other favorite Vocaloids, including Rin, Len, Luka, KAITO, or MEIKO. Please note, these skins are a visual change only and do not change the performer for the song.

‘Mix Mode’ requires the Joy-Con controllers to be detached, and is incompatible with the Nintendo Switch’s handheld mode or the Nintendo Switch Lite console. ‘Arcade Mode’ is compatible with both handheld mode and the Nintendo Switch Lite.

About Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix:

Based on the popular Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future ToneHatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix takes the series to a new dimension on the Nintendo Switch, giving both new fans and Project DIVA veterans ways to play at home or on the go. Rhythm game modes features both traditional button controls, as well as a new game mode exclusive to the unique functions of the Nintendo Switch!

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix isn’t just Miku’s Nintendo Switch debut, it’s also a major milestone for the Project DIVA series, introducing a redesigned graphical style. Fan-favorite songs like Senbonzakura and over 100 others have been reinvigorated with anime-style graphics. On top of that, a selection of songs never-before-seen in the Project DIVA series have also been added for Mega Mix, so fans can enjoy playing along with even more of their favorite tracks!

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Sonic The Hedgehog 2 and Puyo Puyo 2 Get the SEGA AGES Treatment Starting Today!

IRVINE, Calif. – February 20, 2020 – Sonic and Arle have joined forces to turn February into sequel month. SEGA AGES Sonic The Hedgehog 2 and Puyo Puyo 2 are now available for the Nintendo Switch for $7.99! With all the special enhancements both landmark titles have to offer here, you’ll find they make for great travel companions.

What more can you say about Sonic The Hedgehog 2 that hasn’t already been said? No other game at the time delivered the sense of speed and feel like this masterpiece, and SEGA AGES takes things a step further. That includes the return of the competitive two-player mode, the addition of the drop dash technique first seen in Sonic Mania, Super Sonic Mode that lets you transform into the yellow-quilled Super Sonic right from the start, a Time Trial mode with online rankings; and the ability to play the game as Knuckles the Echidna. Celebrate the release of the new movie with a blast to the past!

Get ready to drop garbage on your friends – Garbage Puyo, that is! Puyo Puyo 2 is widely considered one of the best entries in Puyo Puyo series history thanks to its upgraded ruleset, and this SEGA AGES release enhances the experience even further. With two-player online battlesonline rankings, a quick rewind function, and a colorblind mode, this is the perfect time to drop in!

About Sonic The Hedgehog 2

Hailed as one of the most successful games for the Genesis (Mega Drive), Sonic The Hedgehog 2 garnered critical acclaim swiftly after its 1992 release. Follow Sonic and Tails (in his series debut!) as they team up against the nefarious Dr. Eggman in order to save the Chaos Emeralds from the clutches of evil.

About Puyo Puyo 2

Puyo Puyo 2 (also known as Puyo Puyo Tsu) is considered one of the biggest arcade games of all time in Japan. This sequel introduced an improved ruleset along with the ability to offset Garbage Puyo sent by your opponent by creating Puyo chains of your own. Swap between Arcade, Versus, Endurance, and Online game modes for even more Puyo fun in this classic puzzle experience.

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 and Puyo Puyo 2 are now available individually on the Nintendo Switch eShop in the Americas and Europe for $7.99 (with commensurate European pricing).

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