To a collector of classic video games, there’s no sight sadder than a shattered Sega jewel case.
The Sega Saturn doesn’t only live on in our memories, but as a bathroom scale in Japan.
Yakuza 6 is a game of firsts. It’s also a game of lasts.
Last Saturday, YouTuber Mokou posted a video in which he said he’d retire from pro gaming if he didn’t win any prize money at this past Sunday’s Puyo Puyo tournament. He lost and now he’s really sorry.
Sega is bringing a library of its classic games to Switch as individual downloads, including Sonic The Hedgehog, Phantasy Star, and Alex Kidd.
This fall, the first Valkyria Chronicles is coming to Nintendo Switch in Japan via the Nintendo eShop. No word yet on an international release.
Persona 5: Dancing Star Night is getting some Yakuza and Sonic crossover costumes. Announced at Sega’s FES 2018 event, the Persona 3 dancing spinoff will also have its own set of costumes from another Sega series, Virtua Fighter.
During last night’s Sega FES 2018 stream, the company announced a mini version of the Mega Drive will be released in Japan later this year.
Yesterday, a 33-year-old employee at High-Tec Sega Kasai game center in Tokyo phoned the police, saying there was a robbery. The man later admitted this was a lie.
The most recent issue of Weekly Famitsu polled 6,678 non-Japanese people, asking their opinions about Japanese video games. Which twenty did they say they liked most? Let’s find out!
Amid all the pro circuits and premiers for games like Street Fighter and Tekken, you might have forgotten about another classic: Virtua Fighter. Last night in Japan, 510 entrants gathered in Tokyo to play some Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown and y’all, it was pretty rad.
Have you ever had taiyaki? It’s a classic Japanese fish-shaped snack typically filled with sweet red bean paste or custard cream. Sega now has its own taiyaki stand in Tokyo.
Recently, Japanese job site CareerIndex posted that game developer Cave was looking for staff for a Yakuza game. The listing was, apparently, a mistake.
Why is Sonic blue? Because Sega’s logo is blue. A simple answer to one of life’s great mysteries. From the Sonic panel currently ongoing at GDC.
Now that the West is getting new Yakuza games every six months, there’s never been a better to check out the series. But with over seven games and numerous spin offs, it can be hard to know where to start. Well, today’s your lucky day! Let me help you take your first step into one of gaming’s best series.
Yakuza Kiwami 2 is headed to PS4 on August 28, 2018 for $49.99. A recreation of 2008's Yakuza 2, it will also feature new minigames and an additional campaign in which you play as Majima. Check out the trailer.
Sonic Mania is getting an updated version called Sonic Mania Plus on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC this summer. It’ll include an Encore Mode which changes up some of the levels, two new playable characters, Mighty and Ray, and a four-player competitive mode. A physical version will also be available.
It’s only March! There is still time for another company to top this. But for now, Japanese peripheral maker Hori has the honor or making this year’s best-looking mecha game controller. Sorry, controllers.
Yakuza protagonist Kiryu Kazuma has traveled all around Japan throughout the series. From Tokyo to Osaka to Okinawa, the series has featured gorgeous cities full of lights and bustle. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life sends Kiryu on a new quest that brings him to the quiet Hiroshima town of Onomichi. It’s a wonderful place…