SEGA Currently Hasn’t Any Plans For More 3D Classics

The 3D Classics range by SEGA has so far gone down well with reviewers and consumers on the Nintendo 3DS. However, it doesn’t look as though SEGA is looking to release anymore of them at present. The news was announced by SEGA Producer Yosuke Okunari who said that the team is currently looking to see how well the latest batch of games sell before committing to releasing more.

If the uptake for New 3DS is very strong, I would really like to give it a shot, yes. We currently have no plans for additional SEGA 3D Classics, though. But we are keeping a close eye on how they are doing in the marketplace.

Thanks, MasterPikachu6

Here’s What Sonic Would Look Like In Unreal Engine 4

Unreal Engine 4 is capable of producing some stunningly realistic visuals once developers have got a grasp on using the tools at their disposal. YouTube user CryZENx has used Epic Games Unreal Engine 4’s open world “Kite” environment and has combined it with SEGA’s spiky blue mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog. As you can see from the video below the results are both stunning and slightly amusing.

3D Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Will Feature Local Co-Op; New Trailer

While the gaming community anxiously awaits a good new Sonic game, Japanese gamers will be able to download the classic Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in 3D form on Nintendo 3DS next week. In order to celebrate, SEGA released a trailer (below) showing off the game and introducing co-op play. When playing in co-op, other friends who also have a copy of the eShop title can join along as Tails and help take down Dr. Robotnik. The Western release of the game is confirmed, with no official date set.

3D Streets Of Rage 2 For Nintendo 3DS Delayed To July 23

According to SEGA’s official Twitter account, 3D Streets of Rage 2 has been delayed a week — from July 16 to July 23. This is a global delay, so no hopes on grabbing it earlier in certain regions.

Streets of Rage 2 is widely held to be one of the best side-scrolling, beat em’ up games of its time. The sequel to the first Streets of Rage originally launched December 20, 1992 in the United States for the Mega Drive / Genesis consoles. Since then, the game has been released in arcades, SEGA Game Gear, SEGA Master System, Wii Virtual Console, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, iOS, and PC.

Sega Says They Want To Regain Customers Trust And That They Learned A Lot From Atlus

Sega isn’t quite the company it used to be, as it is now focussing mainly on mobile and PC development. A far cry from the past. However, Sega CEO and president Hajime Satomi, has explained in Famitsu that they have learned a lot from Atlus regarding business decisions and the quality of the games offered in their portfolio. Satomi says there’s clearly a market for Japanese games in the west. Let’s hope this focus on quality leads to success, as it should.

“As far as the Western market goes, we learned a lot from Atlus,” continues Satomi. “If we can make a title with proper quality, I believe there’s a good chance for it to do well even in the West for players that like to play Japanese games.”

Next, Famitsu asks what are they’re looking to focus on more when it comes to home console games.

“I’ve been talking to the employees about how we should start putting serious consideration into quality from this point on,” responds Satomi. “Especially in North America and Europe, where it’s always been more of a focus on schedules, I believe that if we can’t maintain quality, it would be better to not release anything at all.” Satomi continues, “We did our best to build a relationship of mutual trust with older fans of Sega, but looking back, there’ve been some titles that have partially betrayed that [trust] in the past 10 years.”

“Sega in the ‘90s was known for its ‘brand, but after that, we’ve lost trust, and we were left with nothing but ‘reputation. For this reason, we’d like to win back the customers’ trust, and become a ‘brand,’ once again.”

Famitsu asks if it’s safe to expect a high quality title to be released sometime in the second half of this year.

“Since we’re seriously considering quality, I can’t make that promise for the time being, but I believe we will announce something for home console at Tokyo Game Show,” says Satomi.

Sega: “We’ll Talk More About Sonic’s 25th Anniversary Early Next Year”

With Sonic’s 20th anniversary coming up it is rather strange that Sega has neglected to mention what they have in store for fans. Many are hoping that we will finally get a next generation Sonic title on the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, as those two consoles have yet to have their own Sonic game. The only Sonic titles in sight are Sonic Runners, which is out now on iOS and Android, and Sonic Boom Fire & Ice, which is coming out sometime in the winter for Nintendo 3DS. Aaron Webber, Sonic the Hedgehog PR & Social Media Manager, has said that they definitely have something in store for fans to celebrate Sonic’s 25th anniversary and says that they should have something to share early next year.

7th Dragon III Code: VFD Is Coming To Nintendo 3DS

If you are a Nintendo 3DS owner looking for an RPG kick, today is your day — the newest iteration of the 7th Dragon series, 7th Dragon III Code VFD will be making its way to the Nintendo 3DS on October 15th in Japan. 7th Dragon takes place in the world of Eden, completely overrun with dragons. Thus, your mission is to eliminate the dragon threat.

7th Dragon III is actually the fourth game in the series, and likely the last. In an article on Famitsu, this game is described as “the end of the play” and will take place in the past, present, and future. Gameplay wise, players will have the choice of 8 jobs, 32 appearances, and 40 battle voices. There is no word yet whether 7th Dragon III Code: VFD will be making its way outside of Japan.