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Persona 25th anniversary livestream suggests more series updates coming later this year

Atlus has teased more updates to be revealed later this year in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Persona series. Atlus has announced that it will be sharing information on several projects that it currently has in the works later this year, in order to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Persona series. Earlier this year, Atlus has launched a website for the 25th anniversary of the Persona series that featured key art of the main characters across all the mainline games, and teased seven projects that are “Coming Soon”. The first image hinted that the first of these…

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Tokyo Game Show announces Xbox, Square Enix, and other showcase times

Well well, look at the calendar. Tokyo Game Show 2021 is drawing near, meaning we’re due for some news from some of the big names. TGS has now published most of its schedule for this year. A few undecided bits remain, but the names most folks will care about have gotten dates and times slapped on their TGS showcase events. The likes of Sega and Atlus will be there along with Bandai Namco and Square Enix. It looks like Xbox will be there too. Here’s the schedule so far for events beginning on Thursday, September 30th. Read more

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Sega veteran Yakuza series director in talks to leave for NetEase

Sega’s long-running Yakuza series already said goodbye to in-game hero when they retired old protagonist Kiryu Kazuma with their latest Yakuza: Like A Dragon. The series, and Sega, may be about to lose another familiar face with a lengthy career. Long-time Sega director behind the Yakuza series and Super Monkey Ball games Toshihiro Nagoshi is reportedly in talks to leave the company after 32 years. If he does make the leap, Nagoshi is expeted to start a new team beneath NetEase—the company currently behind mobile games including Diablo Immortal. Read more

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Yakuza series creator Toshihiro Nagoshi may be leaving Sega for NetEase

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The legendary Toshihiro Nagoshi may soon end his storied career at Sega. Toshihiro Nagoshi, creator of the Yakuza, and Judgment series, is seemingly on his way out of Sega. According to a new Bloomberg report, Nagoshi is in “final negotiations” with Chinese giant NetEase. NetEase, and rival Tencent have been looking to expand beyond China, and the two have been poaching top-level talent from Japan. Nagoshi would be given the funding to establish and lead a new team at NetEase….

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Lost Judgment demo discovered in PlayStation database leak

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. It looks like we may be getting a demo for the upcoming detective RPG, Lost Judgment, if a leak from the Japanese PSN database is to be believed Lost Judgment, the sequel to Ryu Ga Gotoku’s Yakuza spin-off RPG, Judgement, may be getting a demo in the coming weeks. Twitter account psnrelease2 – site that combs the PlayStation databases to look for new launcehs and releases added to the PlayStation backend – was able to find a reference to the…

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Humankind’s launch trailer is willing to murder for the Moon

Today has brought the launch of a new 4X strategy game from Amplitude Studios, the makers of the Endless Space and Endless Legend games, and it’s a good’un. Humankind is their take on a Civilization-sorta historical strategy game, growing a nation and its culture across the aeons – with inevitable conflict. This is demonstrated in the launch trailer, where a jaunt to the Moon turns frankly very illustrative of humankind. Read more

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Idris Elba to voice Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie

By Dom Peppiatt 10 August 2021 20:33 GMT A new tweet from Idris Elba appears to suggest the actor will be voicing Knuckles the Echidna in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 when it launches next year.This follows news of a new movie synopsis for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 that seemed to suggest the film will be following the events of the Sonic 3 game, with Robotnik and Knuckles taking a central role.Those rumors and that leaked synopsis, it seems, had some credibility: as you can see from the tweet below, Elba appears to be teasing his presence in the film, giving…

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Humankind is also coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC at launch

Humankind is sure angling for a strategic victory this month, outlasting other contenders in the shrinking pool of the top games in August we’d been looking forward to. Better yet than just holding its ground, Amplitude Studios have just announced that their Civ-alike will be coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC at launch as well. That, and they’ve prepared a snazzy trailer full of big numbers to show just how much you’ll be able to get up to in their 4X ’em up later this month. Read more

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A Total War Saga: Troy’s DLC Mythos will let you pet the hellhound

A Total War Saga: Troy’s upcoming DLC Mythos fills the historical battle sim with fantastical beasts. One of those, Cerberus, is the tri-headed guard dog of Hades. It’s a creature so intimately entwined with death that it draws strength from souls wrenched from their bodies during battle. He can summon shades, filling his army with the walking dead. His roars are known to cause armies to retreat in chaos. But he’s still a good boy, and will roll over and let you pet him. If there’s any justice in the world, it’ll also have some sort of effect in the…

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Sonic Colors: Ultimate feels best when it’s focused on going fast

After a half hour hands-on preview with Sonic Colors: Ultimate, I’m reminded of just how fast the world’s most famous hedgehog really is. If I’m honest, 30 minutes was nowhere near enough time to get a firm grasp on this garden dweller. Colors: Ultimate is a remaster of a 2010 platformer originally for the Wii, remastered in time for Sonic’s 30th birthday. It was well recieved by fans at the time, so I suppose HD-ifying it now makes sense. But if I pick through the blue dust left in Sonic Colors Ultimate’s wake, I’m left with the feeling that I…

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Sonic is now in Two Point Hospital, but sadly there is no cure

The only good Sonic game is Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, a fun kart racer which also featured tracks and characters from other Sega games. On PC, that included the unlikely mashup of a Total War shogunate and Football Manager’s Manager Man. I am therefore here for the similarly unlikely mashup of Sonic and Two Point Hospital, a free pack for the hospital management sim that lets you dress your staff as Sonic, Amy, Tails and Knuckles and pepper your hallway with Sonic statues. Watch the trailer below. Read more

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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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Company of Heroes 3 has been announced, and it’s coming to PC in 2022

After some teasing earlier, Relic Entertainment and Sega have announced Company of Heroes 3.Company of Heroes 3, the latest installment in the strategy franchise and it’s coming to PC in 2022.Watch on YouTubeAnd right now, you can get your hand on a pre-alpha preview through Steam.Players who join Relic’s CoH-Development program, which is powered by Games2Gether, can expect an early glimpse at the campaign experience. Signing up is free, and it will give you exclusive insights into how the game is being made, as well as a voice in its development.Players who link their Steam account today will have access to…

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Watch Lost Judgment’s opening cinematic

By Jeremy Signor 6 July 2021 16:47 GMT Now you can check out a taste of Lost Judgment, set to a killer song.The sequel to the Yakuza offshoot Judgment now has an opening movie. Sega released the title cinematic for Lost Judgment today, featuring music from jon-Yakitory and Ado.Watch on YouTubeWhile it doesn’t reveal much of what the story will be, the video shows off the different characters that protagonist Takayuki Yagami will be encountering throughout the game. And, of course, it prominently features the real star of these games: the fictional district of Kamurocho.Lost Judgment will release worldwide September…

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Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles is coming to PC in October

Look sharp, anime game likers. Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles, which you’ll forgive me for shortening hereafter, is getting a western release in October. Sega have announced that the action battler adaptation of the Demon Slayer anime is also coming to PC, where you’ll be able to play through the storyline or battle other demon slayers in versus mode. You can catch a look at the story and some of that combat in a new trailer right here. Read more