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Anarchy Reigns “Day One” edition announced for Europe

November 8, 2012

It was revealed through the Official SEGA Blog today that Platinum Games’s upcoming online beat ’em up Anarchy Reigns will be getting the special edition treatment in Europe with the “Day One” edition DLC for the game, which will feature two new multiplayer game modes and an extra playable character — the witch Bayonetta, the titular heroine of the 2010 action game Bayonetta, also developed by Platinum Games.

Bayonetta fights in her own trademark style, wielding four guns (two of which are on her feet) and uses a variety of unique attacks from the game. It should be noted, however, that Bayonetta holds no actual advantages over any other playable character in the game, and thus players concerned with balance issues can put their fears to rest. The two new multiplayer game modes in the “Day One” edition are called Mad Survival and Dogfight. Mad Survival is a different take on the game’s own Survival mode, in which a team of three must defend themselves against multiple waves of enemies of varying strength — the difference in Mad Survival being that the enemies faced here are other playable characters from Anarchy Reigns, who will put up a much more difficult fight than the standard roster of enemies. The other new mode, Dogfight, is major departure from the game’s other modes in that it sees players hanging from moving helicopters as they attempt to shoot opponents out of the sky. Both of these modes will take place in the game’s already existing multiplayer maps, with the later mode allowing players to explore the additional verticality of these environments.

“Day One” edition is currently exclusive to Europe, but SEGA soon plans to reveal how these bonuses can be obtained in other territories. It can be pre-ordered from both online and physical retailers for £ 19.99 / € 29.99 for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, while the game itself will be released in Europe on January 13th, 2013.

[Source: Official SEGA Blog]


Bayonetta 2 announced as Wii U exclusive

September 13, 2012

Bayonetta 2 was revealed during the latest Nintendo Direct conference. Developed by PlatinumGames and joint published by SEGA and Nintendo as an exclusive for the upcoming Wii U console, this announcement is surprising considering that the original was only on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms.

Not much information has been revealed (such as the year it will be available) other than the title will be developed by largely the same staff as the first game. The exception is that the original’s creator Hideki Kamiya is no longer the director of the game, but a consultant supervisor.

Included after the break is the teaser trailer, which is very similar to the first game’s teaser.


Bayonetta featured in Anarchy Reigns as downloadable content

March 22, 2012

Piledrive me to the moon

Bayonetta, star of the hit 2009/2010 action game of the same title will be featured as a downloadable playable character in the upcoming Anarchy Reigns for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. She will be included as a downloadable voucher in first-print copies of the Japanese version. Although it has been announced that other regions will have a similar method for obtaining her, it is unknown at this time how it will be done or how late adopters will be able to download her.

Anarchy Reigns is the multiplayer-focused beat-em-up spiritual sequel to 2009’s MADWORLD on the Wii console. Known as Max Anarchy in Japan, the game will be released early July in all major regions.

UPDATE: Included after the break is her reveal trailer.


Classic SEGA Music: Space Harrier Theme

April 22, 2011

Space Harrier is the 1985 pseudo-3D third-person rail shooting game developed by SEGA-AM2 on the System-16 arcade hardware under the supervision of Yu Suzuki who would become one of the most successful and revered people in the industry. Unusual to many of his later games, Space Harrier is designed in the unique “Fantasy Zone” setting where many of the objects and enemies the player must face are nonsensical or mythical beings.

Today we will be listening to what is considered the main theme of the game.


Bayonetta and Aliens vs Predator available now on Xbox Live’s Games On Demand service

February 22, 2011

Bayonetta and Aliens vs Predator, two of SEGA’s titles from 2010 are now available on Xbox Live in the Games On Demand service for the Xbox 360.

Bayonetta, which is widely argued to be SEGA’s best release of 2010 is available for 19.99 USD and is 6.81 GB, while Aliens vs Predator is 29.99 USD and is 6.12 GB. Both games have free demos on the service, as well.

[Source: SEGA Blog]

Tribute: SEGA2010

January 1, 2011


SEGA released a lot of brilliant games in 2010 full of fun and sexy times. It was a great year to be a fan of the company, and what better way to get excited for the new year than to look back and see just how much they accomplished within just 365 days? We have compiled a montage of just a handful of them, and we hope you enjoy!

The music is a remix of the OutRun song Splash Wave from what is arguably SEGA’s best game from 2010, Bayonetta.

Bayonetta prototype videos revealed

November 18, 2010

PlatinumGames posted a video featuring a prototype version of Bayonetta. The version is dated 7th November 2007, nearly two years before the game’s release in Japan.

Notable differences to the final version include Bayonetta’s look, here portrayed much younger and with a black and white outfit, as well as a bar that appears to serve as a countdown for her signature power Witch Time. Other differences include the pick up button, here assigned to B (or Circle) instead of X (or Square), the user interface being completely different and a motorcycle serving as means to attack enemies whilst in a regular area as opposed to the dedicated level seen in the retail game. Also worth mentioning is the fact some of the areas seen in this development version appear to be absent from the final game. While many of Bayonetta’s moves appear to be slightly different, it is noticeable that most of them were already implemented in the game two years prior to its release.

Hit the jump to watch the videos.


Classic SEGA Music: Splash Wave

November 4, 2010

Out Run is an 1986 arcade driving game developed by SEGA AM2, headed by prolific game designer Yu Suzuki. A pioneer title at the time of its release, Out Run’s innovative controls, non-linear track progression, and excellent graphics and sound made it a staple of the arcade gaming scene of the 80’s and 90’s. It’s eclectic soundtrack, composed by Hiroshi Miyauchi, combines elements of Jazz, Latin, and traditional Rock music to make for a truly distinct sound, which strongly reflects its themes of leisure and relaxation. The song we will be exploring today is “Splash Wave”, which is considered by many to be the unofficial theme of the Out Run series.

Hit the jump to continue reading and to listen to different versions of the song, including fan remixes.


Bayonetta gets a budget release in Japan

August 5, 2010

Bayonetta will receive a budget release in Japan. This release will feature a reversible box art (see above) as well as a number of trailers related to the game. It also features a trailer of Vanquish, Shinji Mikami’s new game. The game will ship with the traditional budget release art. These might be the news Platinum Games’ producer Yusuke Hashimoto teased earlier this week.

Source: Siliconera via SegaShiro

More Bayonetta on the way?

August 2, 2010

Platinum Games’ producer Yusuke Hashimoto announced in his Twitter account earlier today that he would reveal new information related to Bayonetta late this week. The message, translated by Google, says:

Good morning. I can tell this week, so new information related to Veyo, and enjoy!

No further details are known at this time, one can only speculate on the future of the series.