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Punch-up Yakuza demake Streets Of Kamurocho is out today

Between karaoke, crime drama and shareholder meetings, it’s safe to say Yakuza is about so much more than just fighting. But you do punch a lotta blokes in those games. If you wanted to punch a whole lot more, Streets Of Kamurocho reimagines the Sega series as a side-scrolling brawler. Just be quick – the free demake is only available ’til Monday. (more…)

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SEGA celebrates 60th Anniversary by handing out free mini-games

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 18:08 GMT SEGA is celebrating its 60th Anniversary by handing out some free mini-games.The week-long SEGA 60th Anniversary celebrations start today on Steam, with discounts on various games.SEGA will also be handing out free-to-own retro-inspired mini-games created by the company’s studios specifically for the anniversary. A look at the games can be found in the gallery below.Here’s the list of games: Armor of Heroes – Relic Entertainment – A retro-inspired multiplayer tank romp for up to four players in versus combat and couch co-op. Available from October 15-19 Endless Zone – Amplitude Studios – The…

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Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, and Yakuza Kiwami 2 are free to play with Xbox Live Gold

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 1 October 2020 16:26 GMT You read the headline right.Starting today and throughout the weekend, you can play Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, and Yakuza Kiwami 2 on Xbox One for free with Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.All can be played until October 4.If you have not played the games before, this is the perfect time to give them a try before Yakuza: Like a Dragon releases day one with box Series X/S on November 10. It is also coming to Xbox One and PC that same day. This is the seventh main entry…

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Yakuza: Like a Dragon coming to PlayStation 5 in March 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 28 September 2020 14:38 GMT Sega has today confirmed Yakuza: Like a Dragon will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on November 10 (the same day as its Xbox Series X and S release date), and will come later to PlayStation 5 on March 2, 2021.This is a slight change from the previously revealed release date of November 13, and apparently Sega has moved the game up a little to align with the release date of Microsoft’s next-gen console.The Xbox Series X and S versions will offer a Smart Delivery upgrade path…

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A live-action Yakuza movie is currently in development

Sega is partnering with 1212 Entertainment and Wild Sheep Content to create a film based on the Yakuza series of video games.Currently, there are no writers attached to the project, but Erik Barmack, Roberto Grande, and Joshua Long are listed as producers on the title (thanks, Variety).The movie will follow Kazuma Kiryu and his exploits on the mean streets of urban Japan. No specific game or story has been outlined yet, so it’s unclear which Yakuza era the movie will focus on.During a TGS 2020 livestream, Yakuza Studio head Toshihiro Nagoshi noted that the film will only go into full production…

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Total War Saga: Troy’s Amazons DLC is out next week, and free at first

Amazons arrive in A Total War Saga: Troy next week with its first DLC, which will be given away free for keepsies for the first fortnight. Penthesilea and Hippolyta will join the fight against the Achaeans, bringing all-female armies and new focuses. Penthesilea wants to run around with a giant army, while Hippolyta is out to shore up influence by controlling sacred regions and treasures. Meet ’em in the new trailer below. (more…)

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Console Wars is now a documentary, coming to CBS All Access September 23

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 14 September 2020 13:30 GMT A documentary based on the Console Wars book will be airing next week.Production companies have been trying to do something with Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation for years. The Blake J. Harris book chronicles the two Japanese companies’ rivalry in the 90s era of console games.Initially pitched as a movie, the adaptation later transitioned into a limited series, with Kong: Skull Island’s Jordan Vogt-Roberts set to direct. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, both of whom contributed to the book, were attached as executive producers.Now, a…

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Puyo Puyo Tetris 2’s ‘zany’ Adventure Mode detailed

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 13 September 2020 15:04 GMT Sega has revealed more information about Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, which arrives on December 8, 2020 for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox Series X (and is coming to PS5 at the ‘end of 2020’).Originally teased back in August’s Nintendo Direct Mini, the game’s Adventure Mode has now been detailed properly.In a surprising move, the game is going to go in something of a narrative direction, letting players “traverse space and dimensions never seen before in a new story, with a colourful cast of cute characters, bringing to life the…

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Total War: Three Kingdoms unleashes war tigers in The Furious Wild expansion today

Tigers and elephants join the battlefields of Total War: Three Kingdoms today in its first expansion, The Furious Wild. It expands the Three Kingdoms map into the jungles of Southern China and adds four playable Nanman factions, with dozens of new units including the aforementioned beasts. The expansion costs cash but a free update launching alongside has brought plenty of newness for all players, including new playable character Shie Xie, a rework of the campaign map, and new battles to control gates in key passes. (more…)

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Two Point Hospital is free to play on Steam this weekend

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 28 August 2020 15:29 GMT Two Point Hospital is celebrating its two-year anniversary by offering a free weekend on Steam.Along with being able to play Two Point Hospital on Steam for free, the hospital management sim is also on sale.The free weekend runs until August 30, and during this period, you can buy the base game for 70% off and receive up to 50% discount for the four Two Point Hospital expansions, Item Packs and the official soundtrack.The Steam sale will end on Monday, August 31.In the game, you will build various hospitals located in Two…

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Yakuza: Like A Dragon release date set for November

By Cian Maher, Monday, 24 August 2020 15:25 GMT Sega recently announced the official Yakuza: Like A Dragon release date, stating that the game is due to launch on November 13, 2020. Yakuza: Like A Dragon will be coming to Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC, and PS4. According to a press release received by VG247 via email, it will be available on Xbox Series X day one, meaning that Microsoft’s next-gen console will either be launching the same day or several days prior to it.We already knew that Xbox Series X was arriving in November, and that Yakuza: Like…

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Sega is releasing a new game starring Hatsune Miku

By Cian Maher, Sunday, 23 August 2020 22:44 GMT Sega is launching a mobile rhythm game starring Hatsune Miku in Japan on September 30. The news comes from Player Powers, where a report on the the game was recently published. It’s called Project Sekai and it’s a rhythm game being developed collaboratively by a variety of studios, including Craft Egg, which is known for the popular Bang Dream series.Set in Shibuya, Tokyo, the game sees its protagonist – Hoshino Ichika – encounter virtual musician Hatsune Miku on a television while wandering the streets. After making her way home, she discovers…

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Footage of cancelled SEGA game set in the Sonic universe recently appeared online

By Cian Maher, Monday, 17 August 2020 18:37 GMT Gameplay footage of a cancelled SEGA game that was supposed to be set in the same universe as Sonic the Hedgehog has surface online – here’s a clip of Astropede. Segabits recently published a report on the game, as well as a complementary video on YouTube, which you can check out below. The first thing I noticed is that the eponymous Astropede looks so much angrier than the blue hedgehog that became so globally ubiquitous in his place. He must have know Sonic was always gonna go faster than him.“I must…

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A Total War Saga: Troy claimed by 7.5 million players in 24 hours

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 14 August 2020 17:16 GMT Tons of folks downloaded A Total War Saga: Troy during its free period on the Epic Games Store. A Total War Saga: Troy was claimed by 7.5 million players within the first 24 hours of its release. The massive amount of downloads was driven by a time-limited free giveaway on the Epic Game Store.“We were optimistic but we couldn’t have predicted this level of excitement,” said Rob Bartholomew, chief product officer. “It’s been incredible to work with Epic on giving this brand new release away for free. “Now we get to…

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A Total War Saga: Troy out today, free on the Epic Games Store for 24 hours

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 13 August 2020 14:29 GMT You can download and keep A Total War Saga: Troy for nothing on the Epic Games Store.To celebrate the release of A Total War Saga: Troy, Sega and The Creative Assembly has made the game available free for the next 24 hours on the Epic Game Store.Just hit up the store and give it a download.Announced in September last year, the game puts players in the middle of the Bronze-Age Trojan War conflict. Here, you will assume the roles of Achilles, Hector, and other legendary heroes as you fight to defend…