Analogue’s Mega Sg sounds like the ultimate Sega Genesis

Analogue, the retro console manufacturer behind the Nt Mini and Super Nt, excellent modern NES and SNES reproductions, is now bringing back a seminal ’90s rival. The company has announced the Mega Sg, a Sega Genesis, Mega Drive and Master System recreation that can play over 2,180 classic cartridges. Unlike other retro console clones, Analogue, […]

Sega is releasing a ‘Phantasy Star’ mobile game in Japan

Phantasy Star is a popular Sega RPG franchise that spawned numerous titles; it was Sega’s answer to the Final Fantasy series. Now, for the franchise’s 30th anniversary, Sega has announced a new mobile smartphone game called Idola: Phantasy Star Saga will arrive in Japan later this year. While there aren’t many details in terms of […]

Sega announces Sonic Mania Plus, hints at new Sonic “racing” game

AUSTIN, Texas—Sega hosted a South By Southwest 2018 panel about all things Sonic the Hedgehog, and the panel began with good news for anyone wanting a physical version of last year’s tremendous 2D throwback, Sonic Mania. Their wishes will be granted in the form of Sonic Mania Plus, a physical release for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, […]

Sega teases a new Sonic racing game

Sega teased a new Sonic racing game with a short trailer shown at a panel during SXSW. [ TOP SECRET ] pic.twitter.com/OVQ6n77Rh4 — Sonic the Hedgehog (@sonic_hedgehog) March 16, 2018 The video shows a revving car before focusing on the silhouette of a logo, then the letter R begins to glow. Sonic R was the […]

Retro-bit brought brand-new Sega accessories to CES

While Nintendo’s ‘classic’ consoles have soaked up much of the retro love lately, Sega fans do have something to look forward to. The last booth I stopped by at CES 2018 was one of my favorites, as Retro-bit showed off new officially-licensed accessories it’s releasing for Sega consoles later this year, including (but not limited […]

New Blade Runner VR game foretells a Sega CD-styled story revolution

SAN JOSE, Calif.—In bad news, Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab is not the kind of “VR film” that should have you rushing to purchase a high-end VR rig and exploring the edges of the Blade Runner universe. The dialogue and story are first-draft fluff. The acting is stilted. Its connections to the new film are tenuous at […]

Sonic Mania – Sega smash hit suffers chart blow, but there’s a catch

Sonic Mania is out now on Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One – and has been a huge hit with critics and fans alike. Sonic’s long-awaited return to 2D has been extremely well received, with the blue hedgehog’s return to his roots getting rave reviews. On Metacritic, Sonic Mania has a rating of 88 per […]

Ristar doesn’t have Sonic’s legacy, but it does have Sega Forever’s blessing

Sega Forever is the gaming icon’s initiative to bring its back catalog to iOS and Android devices, and now Sega has revealed that Ristar is the newest Sega classic to get ported to mobile. It’s available now. Ristar first came out for the Sega Genesis in 1995. The 2D platformer came from Yuji Naka, who is […]

How Sega found its third-party identity with PC gaming, Atlus, and its classics

Sega may be in the best shape it’s ever been since when it ruled the game industry in the mid ’90s. That was back when Sega was a first-party developer with its Genesis console. A series of failed systems forced the company to move to third-party in the early 2000s. It was a tough transition, but […]