Month: April 2006

Weekly News Roundup

The big news this week is that Phantasy Star Universe has been officially announced for the Xbox 360! Good news for gamers who want to play their console games on a console.  Judging from Sega’s history with Phantasy Star Online, chances are this 360 version will not tax the system particularly, and will likely be almost a straight port of the PS2 and PC game.  Just cost $10 more or something :P
http://www.sega-europe.com/en/NewsStory/1132.htm

Sega’s holding a Puyo Puyo Fever 2 (Windows PC version) Online event from April 20 through April 26!  It’s a celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Puyo Puyo series!
http://puyofever.sega.jp/

Other than that, not much news – Sega Japan’s done updates to some of their game sites such as Sonic Riders and Shining Wind, but thanks to the impending E3, I expect the Sega news world to be pretty quiet.

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Weekly News Roundup

OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast has been picking up rave reviews from manyonline and print publications.  Sega Europe has conveniently compiled them on their page.
http://www.sega-europe.com/en/NewsStory/1112.htm

Sega will be releasing Myst for the PSP in Japan – and it will include a brand new age: The Rime Age.  Will this addition make the PSP
version of Myst the one to own?  We’ll see!
http://sega.jp/psp/myst/

Live in Japan?  Want to have a Sakura Taisen themed ice cream sundae?   Well, your dreams have come true, and it’s only going to cost you 780 yen.
http://sakura-taisen.com/romando/060331_1.html

Sega Europe have posted an interview with Paul Gardner, and an article from Gwilym Hughes and Brandon Smith on the upcoming Super Monkey Ball Adventure.  It’s a Sega City article, so you need to register to read
it.
http://www.sega-europe.com/en/SCNewsStory/1108.htm
http://www.sega-europe.com/en/SCNewsStory/1110.htm

Yujin will be releasing a set of capsule figures featuring the lovely ladies from Shining Tears.  These will be available this month and at a price of 200 yen per figure.
http://shining-tears.jp/goods/etc.html#yujin_figure

You folks in the SegaFans Forums already got wind of this one, but Sega has released some new details about the upcoming Sega Ages
Dynamite Deka remake for the PS2 – including a new mode called “Altered Beast Mode” where you can transform into different Sega
characters (such as Ax Battler and Tyris Flare from Golden Axe).  With all the extra stuff Sega’s packing into this title, it’s looking to be
one of the best Sega Ages 2500 series releases yet.
http://ages.sega.jp/vol26/home.html

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