Posts Tagged ‘Sega’

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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Sonic The Hedgehog 2 and Puyo Puyo 2 Are Back and Better Than Ever Before!

IRVINE, Calif. – February 6, 2020 – What’s better than having one of the greatest video games of all time joining the SEGA AGES collection on Nintendo Switch? How about TWO of the greatest video games of all time? SEGA AGES Sonic The Hedgehog 2 and Puyo Puyo 2 head to the Nintendo Switch on February 20, 2020!

For so many, Sonic The Hedgehog 2 was the reason players spin-dashed their way to the local game store to pick up a Genesis. Aside from the return of the competitive two-player mode, newly-added features include the “drop dash” (introduced in Sonic Mania) that lets players spin dash in mid-air to quickly gain speed; Super Sonic Mode, which lets you play as the overpowered hedgehog right from the start; a Time Trial mode with online rankings; and perhaps most exciting of all, Knuckles the Echidna! Yes, you won’t need to bust out your copy of Sonic & Knuckles to play as the grape-loving knucklehead.

Also, no, your eyes aren’t deceiving you – after 25 long years, Puyo Puyo 2 will finally receive an official English localization for Western fans! This release of the arcade version goes above and beyond expectations. SEGA AGES Puyo Puyo 2 adds two-player online battlesonline rankings, a quick rewind function, and a much-requested colorblind mode. This fan-favorite entry is now more accessible than ever before!

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 Single Puyo Puyo, Double Puyo Puyo, and Endless Puyo Puyo game modes for even more Puyo fun in this classic puzzle experience.

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 and Puyo Puyo 2 will be available individually on the Nintendo Switch eShop in the Americas and Europe on February 20, 2020, for $7.99 (with commensurate European pricing).

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SEGA AGES Fantasy Zone and Shinobi Deliver Pulse-Pounding Action Starting Today!

IRVINE, Calif. – January 23, 2020 – Good news: you won’t need to lug around a 300-pound arcade cabinet to play your favorite arcade titles on the go because Shinobi and Fantasy Zone are now available as part of the SEGA AGES line-up for the Nintendo Switch!

Prepare to dispatch the hordes of evil in Shinobi with style thanks to a wealth of quality-of-life additions, including an AGES mode that gives the master ninja extra health and damage, difficulty level and stage select options, a rewind time feature, and a unique Cabinet display mode that replicates the look and feel of playing in an actual arcade.

Or you can take control of that cute, egg-shaped ship Opa-Opa in the bright pastel world of Fantasy Zone. Don’t be fooled by the colorful aesthetics, though – Fantasy Zone is known for its difficulty. Fortunately, this SEGA AGES release includes a very useful Coin Stock option to assist shoot-em-up newcomers, along with a Time Attack mode for a bonus challenge, extra bosses, and the ability to play as Opa-Opa’s brother, Upa-Upa!

About Shinobi

Ninjutsu master Joe Musashi returns in this classic side-scrolling platformer. He has been sent on a mission to single-handedly find and rescue all the children of the Oboro clan who have been kidnapped by a criminal syndicate known as ZEED. Utilize your sharp sword, shurikens, throwing knives, and even magic to defeat the enemy and free the hostages.

About Fantasy Zone

A pioneer of the “cute ’em up” genre, Fantasy Zone tells a surprisingly bleak tale about the mighty space warrior Opa-Opa’s journey for revenge in a pastel-colored world. Defeat enemies to collect coins and power up Opa-Opa in order to rescue the world of Fantasy Zone in this exciting classic!

Shinobi and Fantasy Zone 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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Witness the Price of Victory in SEGA AGES Fantasy Zone and Shinobi!

IRVINE, Calif. – January 9, 2020 – During the great arcade boon of the 1980s, two games stood apart from the rest of the pack – Shinobi and Fantasy Zone, the next set of games being added to the SEGA AGES line-up for the Nintendo Switch™ on January 23, 2020!

The challenging side-scrolling action title Shinobi strikes back with an AGES mode that gives a white-robed Musashi extra health and damage, and an added Melee button that lets you dispatch enemies up close and personal. And if the hordes of ZEED are proving too much of a test, difficulty and stage select options have been implemented, along with a reverse time feature.

Long before Sonic, there was an adorable sentient ship named Opa-Opa, the star of SEGA AGES Fantasy Zone! This update to the vibrant arcade hit includes a helpful Coin Stock assist feature for those not as well versed in shooters, a Time Attack mode perfect for speedrunners, extra bosses, and even the option to play as Opa-Opa’s brother, Upa-Upa!

You can also expect the usual SEGA AGES accouterments such as replays, online leaderboards, and a host of other options to make these the definitive versions you can play on the go!

About Shinobi

Ninjutsu master Joe Musashi returns in this classic side-scrolling platformer. He has been sent on a mission to single-handedly find and rescue all the children of the Oboro clan who have been kidnapped by a criminal syndicate known as ZEED. Utilize your sharp sword, shurikens, throwing knives, and even magic to defeat the enemy and free the hostages.

About Fantasy Zone

A pioneer of the “cute ’em up” genre, Fantasy Zone tells a surprisingly bleak tale about the mighty space warrior Opa-Opa’s journey for revenge in a pastel-colored world. Defeat enemies to collect coins and power up Opa-Opa in order to rescue the world of Fantasy Zone in this exciting classic!

Shinobi and Fantasy Zone will be available individually on the Nintendo Switch eShop in the Americas and Europe on January 23, 2020, for $7.99 (with commensurate European pricing).

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Warm Up With a Mario & Sonic Olympic Demo Just in Time for the Holidays!

IRVINE, Calif. – November 27, 2019 – On your marks… get set… PARTY! Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is now available on the Nintendo Switch™ in the Americas, and if you’re eager to try out what The Onion calls “the final video game,” we invite you to try out a free demo available today on the Nintendo eShop!

Dive into a selection of 3D and classic 2D events that can be enjoyed by yourself or with friends and family in local multiplayer, giving you just a taste of what the full game has to offer. Featuring Mario, Sonic, and a cast of iconic characters, settle scores and stand tall on the podium with bragging rights in this all-star celebration.

What you need to know about Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020:

  • A Bountiful Medley of Events for your Party: Skateboard,surf,and race your way to the top of the podium! With more than 30 events to master in this fun-filled Olympic Games showdown, there are plenty of ways to prove your skills to your friends in local and online multiplayer.
  • Party On with Dream Events: Dream Events deliver a layer of fantastical chaos. Zip through a downhill obstacle course on your hoverboard, throwdown for territorial control with lightning-fast karate action, or smash the most targets inside a traditional Japanese manor!
  • So Many Ways to Play*: Exclusively on Nintendo Switch, determine who the real champion is while using the fun and flexibility of Joy-Con controllers to your advantage either solo or in local split-screen and online multiplayer, delivering fun for all ages and groups.
  • Brand New Story: Help Mario and Sonic escape from a 2D-themed console, the “Tokyo ’64,” hatched as part of Dr. Eggman’s and Bowser’s nefarious plans to trap the colorful and capable power pair.
  • Play with a Cast of Fan-Favorite Characters: The gang’s all here! Play as Mario, Sonic, and a star-studded cast of your favorite SEGA and Nintendo characters!

Enjoy all the different classic 2D events, perfect for friends and family:

  • 100m
  • 10m Platform (Diving)
  • 400m Hurdles
  • Gymnastics – Vault
  • Judo
  • Kayak Single (K-1) 1000m
  • Long Jump
  • Marathon
  • Shooting – Trap
  • Volleyball

You will also dash, climb, jump, surf and more in these fast-paced 3D events:

  • 100m
  • 110m Hurdles
  • 4 x 100m Relay
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Boxing
  • Canoe Double (C-2) 1000m
  • Discus Throw
  • Equestrian – Jumping
  • Fencing
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Gymnastics – Floor Exercise
  • Javelin Throw
  • Karate – Kumite
  • Rugby Sevens
  • Skateboarding – Park
  • Sport Climbing
  • Surfing – Shortboard
  • Swimming – 100m Freestyle
  • Table Tennis
  • Triple Jump

The fun even goes beyond the limits of reality with all-new Dream Events:

  • Dream Karate
  • Dream Racing
  • Dream Shooting

Release Date

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is now available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch in the Americas for $59.99 USD and Europe (with commensurate pricing)!

*Joy-Con functionality does not extend to all events.

**Internet connection required during online play. To use online services, you must create a Nintendo Account and accept the related agreement. The Nintendo Account Privacy Policy applies. Some online services may not be available in all countries. Online play requires paid online membership.

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Mario and Sonic Team Up For A Spectacular Party Today!

IRVINE, Calif. – November 5, 2019 – Bowser rides a horse and Dr. Eggman jumps off the high dive. Luigi and Tails go on a quest to free Mario and Sonic from the Tokyo ’64 video game console, where they’ve been trapped as retro 8-bit and 16-bit versions of themselves.

Where else could that happen? Nowhere. And just in time for the holidays, you can experience these fun, entertaining adventures for yourselves with family and friends. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is ready for you to join the party starting today, only on Nintendo Switch!

Get everyone together and go for the gold with Mario & Sonic!

Here are three quirky ideas to create your own fun mem(e)ories this holiday season:

  1. Take a Leap of Fun: Jump off the high board, tap some buttons, and nail a splash-free execution in the 10m Platform Diving event with retro-style gameplay. Peach always keeps her crown on too, somehow.
  2. Paddle, Paddle Mario: In all his 2D, sprite-filled glory, show off Mario’s strong arms as he paddles his way to victory in Kayak!
  3. Luigi’s On Vacation from Chasing Ghosts: The plumber in green needs a break from all his frightening adventures – for some sharp turns and carving waves in Surfing!

Share your shots with us on Twitter with @SEGA and @sonic_hedgehog for a chance to be featured!

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