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Big Red Button Entertainment Apparently Suffered Mass Exodus Before Sonic Boom Launch

A report has come through that suggests that Sonic Boom development studio Big Red Button suffered from a mass exodus of staff while the game was being developed. I’m sure you’ve all seen the videos floating around the web that showcase the number of hilarious glitches that can be found within the game. TSSZ is reporting the departures were actually voluntary, with the staff presumably realising that the game wasn’t working out.

Thanks, gamerprince1999

More Sega 3D Classics On Nintendo 3DS Coming To The West In 2015

SEGA of America and SEGA Europe today announce a second batch of 3D remasterings exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system, spotlighting SEGA’s arcade history. Beginning with the release of 3D After Burner II in early 2015, the second batch of titles will be released monthly and include 3D Fantasy Zone, 3D OutRun, 3D Fantasy Zone II, and 3D Thunder Blade. Not only does each title deliver a full-fledged vintage arcade experience, recreating the environment down to the mechanical sounds of the arcade machines themselves, but it also adds to the original experience with new modes, options, and original musical tracks.

“These games were completely re-built to offer a robust 3D experience that offers more modern gameplay while still keeping true to the original,” commented John Cheng, President and COO, SEGA of America. “These are the best versions of some of our most unforgettable games and playing them is just like sitting in an arcade machine”.

All games will be priced at MSRP $5.99/€4.99/£4.49 and will be available for download in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.

The Sonic Boom TV Series Will Air On November 8th

News has emerged from this year’s Sonic Boom event at New York Comic Con that the Sonic Boom television series will air November 8th on the Cartoon Network.  The Sonic Boom video game for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U will arrive on November 11th.

Thanks, Kallum S

Sega 3D Classics Collection Announced For Retail Release In Japan

Sega has announced its plans to group several of its 3D Classics into one package for a retail release. The upcoming collection includes the 3D renditions of Space Harrier, Fantasy Zone, Outrun, Streets of Rage, Shinobi 2, Ecco the Dolphin, Space Harrier and Out Run. Priced at 3,980 yen, it will launch in Japan on December 18th for Nintendo 3DS. There’s currently no word on whether the compilation will hit the West.

Sonic Boom Wii U Available In North America One Week Early

Sega has announced via its official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account that Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for Wii U will be released in North America a week earlier than anticipated. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric will now arrive on November 11th.

Thanks, MasterPikachu6

Sega Announces Tokyo Game Show Lineup

This year’s Tokyo Game Show will soon be upon us and publisher and developer Sega has outlined its plans for the event. They will be showing off new trailers for Sonic Boom on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and will also have playable builds at the event. Here’s the games that Sega will be showcasing at TGS.

Trailers:

  • Ryu ga Gotoku 0
  • Phantasy Star Nova
  • Phantasy Star Online 2
  • Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax
  • Hero Bank 2
  • Shining Resonance
  • Puyopuyo Tetris
  • Sonic Toon 3DS
  • Sonic Toon WiiU
  • World End Eclipse
  • Etrian Odyssey Untold 2

Playable:

  • Phantasy Star Nova
  • DengekiBunko Fighting Climax
  • Hero Bank 2
  • PuyopuyoTetris
  • Sonic Toon 3DS
  • Sonic Toon WiiU

Some Stage Events of interest:

  • Phantasy Star Nova presentation (9/18, 12pm)
    - There will be news updates about the game from the developers
  • Ryu ga Gotoku Zero presentation (9/18, 1pm)
    - The first stage event for the game, usually at every TGS that’s when they show off the long gameplay and cutscene trailers for RgG games
  • New Hatsune Miku Project announcement (9/18, 3pm)
    - New project announcement, no platform announced yet
  • Phantasy Star Online 2 presentation (9/19, 3:30pm)
    - There will be new developments and collaborations announced for the game
  • Phantasy Star Nova TGS demo playthrough (9/20, 2pm)
    - The developers will play through the TGS demo live
  • Atlus presentation (9/20, 2:30pm)
    - One hour presentation for Atlus on their upcoming games. The only one specifically mentioned is EO Untold 2, but maybe there’ll be something on upcoming Persona stuff?
  • Shining Resonance Gameplay presentation (9/21, 3pm)
    - First time they’re showing gameplay footage of the game

Thanks, Kyle