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Sega admits it announced new Sonic the Hedgehog game a bit too early

By Dom Peppiatt 25 July 2021 16:45 GMT Sega has conceded that its vague reveal of a new Sonic the Hedgehog game due to launch in 2022 was “a bit premature” in a new interview.Back in May, Sega announced that it is working on a new Sonic the Hedgehog game for release in 2022. There are no details – at all – about what this new title is going to be, and so far the only teaser we’ve got for the game features Sonic running… and nothing else other than an unexplained symbol flashing up during the trailer.In an interview with 4Gamer, (via Nintendo Enthusiast), Sonic…

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Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster may come to other platforms if there’s “enough demand”

By Dom Peppiatt 20 July 2021 11:00 GMT Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster could eventually come to PC and consoles if there’s enough demand, a Q&A released by Square Enix has revealed.When the Pixel Remaster series was first announced, the internet reacted in collective joy – then horror – as publisher Square Enix revealed that they would only be available on mobile platforms.The games, which come with gameplay improvements, auto-battle options, modernized UI, a rearranged soundtrack, and more, seem like a nice modern way to enjoy the classic titles, so Final Fantasy enthusiasts around the world seemed fairly miffed when Square…

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Castlevania Advance Collection rated for PC in Korea

By Dom Peppiatt 27 June 2021 11:03 GMT Castlevania Advance Collection, which likely contains Circle of the Moon, Harmony of Dissonance, and Aria of Sorrow, has been rated for PC in Korea.Just last week, we saw Castlevania Advance Collection – which collects the Game Boy Advance games in the series – rated by Australia’s classification board.Following that accidental reveal, the Game Rating and Administration Committee of Korea has rated Castlevania Advance Collection for PC, too, suggesting the game is due for release sooner rather than later.Watch on YouTubeThree Castlevania games listed above were all released for Game Boy Advance handheld console between…

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You only have a few weeks left to buy Super Mario 3D All-Stars

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 1 March 2021 18:54 GMT Nintendo is living up to its promise to remove a few of its titles from sale at the end of March and has issued a tweet warning players to pick up Super Mario 3D All-Stars before March 31.Nintendo’s official Twitter account has sent out a nice little reminder for fans that potentially want to pick up Super Mario 3D All-Stars before it gets delisted and is no longer digitally available via the eShop. You may still be able to purchase the title physically, but Nintendo will stop producing new copies of the…

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Looks like many more Square Enix remakes are on the way

Forever Entertainment will be working with Square Enix on remakes of “several” titles which will reportedly all be from the same “brand” that the publisher owns. But what could they be?Forever Entertainment, a Polish studio based out of Kraków and founded back in 2010, has signed an agreement with Square Enix to work on several of the publisher’s games and release them as remakes, a report from Biznes claims.As per the article, Forever Entertainment’s projects will feature “a new graphic design”. Purists, fret not: “gameplay and scenario” elements of the final games will remain consistent with the original versions. All the…

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Arcade1Up is bringing out Killer Instinct, X-Men and Dragon’s Lair machines

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 12:02 GMT Company is also paying tribute to classic releases from Capcom, Bandai and Atari.Cabinet maker Arcade1Up has revealed the latest retro games to receive their own machines.The firm is making a Killer Instinct cabinet that includes both Rare’s 1994 original game – obviously not the more modern 2013 version featured in the video above, get real – but also its sequel and the arcade version of Battletoads. Meanwhile, an X-Men cabinet comes with the 4 Player version of the 1992 arcade release, as well as Captain America and the Avengers, and The…

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The SEGA Genesis Mini is back on sale

By Grace Curtis, Monday, 21 December 2020 16:49 GMT It’s a blast from the past! If you’re looking to party like it’s 1991, the Sega Genesis mini is on sale again at Target and Amazon, $40 off the regular price. While Sega are not the first company to try and cash in on their golden years, this console was met with particularly good reviews, with Digital Foundry calling it ‘possibly the best mini retro console yet’. You can read the whole write-up here.This little nostalgia machine comes with forty games pre-downloaded including Streets of Rage 2 and Sonic the Hedgehog, titles…

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Unreleased Simpsons game found on Dreamcast dev kit

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 20 December 2020 16:44 GMT A tech demo for an unreleased Dreamcast game called “The Simpsons: Bug Squad!” has been found on an old dev kit.The game, which was in development at the long-shuttered Red Lemon Studios, has been shared on the DreamcasticChannel on Youtube after a Dreamcast-Talk forum user called sreak found this demo on a Dreamcast dev kit’s hard drive (thanks, The Dreamcast Junkyard).As far as we can tell, the game appears to have been long forgotten until this point – and you can kind-of see why. A Simpsons game in which you play as a bug? It’s a…

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Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch is £10 off in the UK

By Joel Franey, Thursday, 10 December 2020 12:15 GMT For those buying from the UK, the Nintendo Game & Watch (Super Mario Bros edition) is now £10 from select retailers, offering the chance to pay pocket change for pocket gaming. Well, still a bit more than pocket change, but the joke doesn’t work otherwise.Game & Watch is a recreation of the classic 1980s handheld console system, the first Nintendo ever made, only this version comes with the classic Super Mario Bros. and The Lost Levels sequel, making it better than ever. It also has various Mario-themed digital watch faces, a…

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SaGa Frontier Remastered coming to consoles and PC in 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 29 November 2020 16:47 GMT SaGa Frontier Remastered is coming to PS4, Nintendo Switch, Steam, iOS, and Android ‘mid-2020’, Square Enix has announced.SaGa Frontier Remastered, Square Enix’s rerelease of the 1998 PlayStation RPG classic, is set to hit mobile, console, and PC next year.Complete with updated graphics, events, cutscenes, enhancements – alongside an all-new protagonist – the release of the remaster will bring the title to fans in Europe for the first time in its history.How these new events and features will be rolled into the scenario exactly remains to be seen, but the trailer below…

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The original NES Fire Emblem is coming to Nintendo Switch in December

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & The Blade of Light is coming to the West for the first time this December via a Nintendo Switch release.This week, Nintendo announced that a special localization of the original Fire Emblem game is set to arrive on the Nintendo Switch in December – some 30 years after its original release in Japan.Shadow Dragon & The Blade of Light arrives on Nintendo eShop from December 4, and will set you back $5.99 or your regional equivalent. Get a lesson in #FireEmblem history with the Fire Emblem 30th Anniversary Edition. ✅ Replica NES Game Pak art piece…