The Sonic community has come across a previously unknown Sonic game intended for arcade machines. The game, entitled SEGASonic Bros., was discovered by the same person who had found copies of other obscure Sonic arcade titles, including Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car and SEGASonic Popcorn Shop. The game’s owner had made a Tumblr post with an image of the title card, calling it a “megaton”, and tagging it with the word “unreleased”.
A forum thread on Sonic Retro is the primary place where fans have been hard at work trying to answer the many questions that the game’s discovery has raised. The game’s legitimacy has been confirmed and the owner of the game has come forward to say that more details on the game, including an upload so fans can try out the game for themselves, will be available “in due course”.
As for the game itself, information is scarce. All we know is that SEGASonic Bros was designed by Fukio Mitsuji, the creator of Bubble Bobble, in the early 90s. A single player mode and a versus mode, the latter of which enabled you to “play against your bro”, was available. The game would eventually go to location test and fail. This, along with the two images uploaded to Tumblr, is all the owner of the game has said at this time. Details about the game are still being uncovered even as of this article’s writing so things will continue to evolve as we know more. Let us know what you think about this discovery in the comments.
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Popular online review aggregation site Metacritic has published its 2016 Game Publisher Rankings. What’s especially interesting is that SEGA has overthrown Nintendo and has claimed the number one position. The company has also beaten the likes of EA and Activision Blizzard with the best reviewed titles according to Metascore published by critics.
Sega is the sole major publisher in this year’s rankings to finish the year with a “green” average Metascore indicating that, on average, its 2015 releases were approved by critics. The company ranked 5th among mid-sized publishers a year ago (it released fewer titles in 2014) and saw its average score increase by four points in this year’s results, even without any releases scoring 90 or higher. Before you get too excited about Sega’s success, note that half of its 2015 titles were new 3D re-releases of older games for the 3DS platform. The publisher released just one game for current-gen consoles: the middling, Sonic-influenced cartoonish platformer Tembo the Badass Elephant.
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To celebrate Pokémon’s 20th anniversary, a Pokémon Day is going to be held at the Nintendo NY at Rockefeller Center on February 27. This date marks the day that the Pokémon games first launched in Japan.
All Pokémon fans are invited to visit the Nintendo NY store for Pokémon Day where there is promise of fun activities for all attendees, however if you can’t make it to New York or you don’t live locally, other stores will be participating in different ways. Toys “R” Us will be giving away special foil cards featuring Pikachu and Magikarp from the Pokémon TCG Generations expansion, along with a Pokémon activity book and a poster of the original 151 Pokémon, and Gamestop will be offering a Mythical Pokemon poster with the purchase of any Pokémon product.
The details of how Pokémon Day will be celebrated in Europe are yet to be announced, but we will keep you posted with any updates.
NIS America have announced that The Legend of Legacy is now available in Europe along with a brand new character trailer.
“We are very happy to share that The Legend of Legacy is now available in Europe! Developed by a core group of legendary developers, this classic turn-based RPG makes it way to Nintendo 3DS today as both a physical and digital release.”
“In The Legend of Legacy, seven adventurers — Liber, Meurs, Owen, Bianca, Garnet, Eloise, and Filmia — arrive on the mysterious island of Avalon to pursue their own agenda as explorers. They team up with two of the other adventurers to achieve their objectives — be it exploring the island for treasure, looking for the “god” on the island, or recovering lost memories. But things change when they discover a singing stone that causes the party to see phantasms of Avalon’s forgotten history.”
Here’s the character trailer featuring Owen, Eloise and Filmia:
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A new Bravely Second: End Layer trailer has been uploaded to the Nintendo UK YouTube channel, introducing the captain of the Crystalguard’s Three Cavaliers – Yew Geneolgia.
The clip shows snippets of Yew’s dialogue, revealing his nervous side as he goes it alone to storm the Skyhold. Check out the trailer below:
Bravely Second: End Layer is due for release on February 26 for Europe and April 15 for North America.
The team over at Rising Star is teasing the announcement of a new JRPG which should be revealed next week. The company wouldn’t give any hints other than a silhouette of one of the characters, possibly the lead. We haven’t got too long to find out what it is and which platform it is for.
The twin brothers from Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Timmy & Tommy, now have their amiibo figure up for pre-order on Amazon US, despite originally being a Target exclusive. It’s priced at $12.99 with free shipping and is due to be released on March 18.
You can pre-order the Timmy & Tommy amiibo here.