Sonic Forces grabs an E10+ rating

The ESRB rating has come in for Sonic Forces, and it's landed an E10+. Not all that surprising, considering some of the darker elements in the game. This time around, Colors and Generations writers Ken Pontac and Warren Graff will be localizing the story SEGA's team in Japan has crafted.

SEGA and ATLUS Will Bring Action, Adventure, and Speed to GameStop EXPO 2017

IRVINE, Calif. - August 17, 2017 - SEGA® and ATLUS® are returning to GameStop EXPO 2017 at the Sands Expo (Booth #1213) with one of the best line-ups yet. Attendees will be treated to demos of Yakuza 6 and Yakuza Kiwami, alongside two highly anticipated titles featuring everyone's favorite speedy hedgehog in Sonic Mania™ and Sonic Forces™. 3DS owners can look forward to checking out live demos of Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology and Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth. They'll also be able to walk through Kamurocho gate from the Yakuza series and snap a photo alongside a mech from 13 Sentinels.

Of course, it wouldn't be GameStop EXPO without some fun, free giveaways! Attendees will be able to grab oversized Yakuza bags, stickers with characters from Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth, Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux, art prints from 13 Sentinels and more (while supplies last).

Sands Expo, Booth #1213

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life and Yakuza Kiwami

Visitors will be able to reacquaint themselves with the legendary Kazuma Kiryu in a double header of hard-hitting Yakuza™ action, playable on the show floor: Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (early 2018), the latest entry in the long-running series, and Yakuza Kiwami (releasing August 29 for $29.99), a rebuilt-from-scratch HD remake of the original 2005 PlayStation 2 hit, Yakuza. Attendees who visit the booth will also have the opportunity to receive special Yakuza-themed swag (as long as supplies last).

Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces

If breakneck speed is more your thing, we've got you covered! The SEGA-ATLUS booth will feature playable stations for the ultimate celebration of past and future with Sonic Mania™, an all-new 2D adventure with stunning HD retro style graphics running at smooth 60FPS and featuring all your favorite classic characters, available now for $19.99 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The PC version of the game will come out on Aug. 29.

Sonic Forces™, from the development team behind Sonic Colors™ and Sonic Generations™, will be your second dose of speedy Sonic action where you will get to experience fast-paced gameplay as Modern Sonic, thrilling platforming as Classic Sonic, and powerful gadget action as your own custom Hero Character!

Two Highly Anticipated Nintendo 3DS Titles

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth (launching October 17 for $39.99) - Starting with the creation of your party to exploring the uncharted labyrinth of the Yggdrasil Tree, Beyond the Myth is all about choosing how your own adventure unfolds. Practice your map-making and FOE slaying skills with the playable hands-on demo on the show floor and view a live demo of the game.
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (launching early 2018 for $39.99) - Once again take the reins of Alistel operative Stocke as he unlocks the power of the White Chronicle relic and gains the ability to travel between two alternate timelines in this enhanced retelling of a JRPG classic. Watch a live demo of Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, only for show attendees.

The LEGO® NINJAGOTM Movie Video Game Gets Ninja-gility Trailer

Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released the latest trailer for The LEGO® NINJAGO™ Movie Video Game, based on the upcoming big-screen adventure.

The new trailer features the Ninjago™ heroes training in the art of Ninja-gility which allows them to traverse Ninjago™ Island by wall-running, high-jumping and battling the foes of Ninjago™ to master and upgrade their combat skills with epic kicks, swings and gravity defying runs.

The LEGO® NINJAGO™ Movie Video Game launches on 6th October 2017 for the Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation™ 4, Xbox One and PC, with the film launching in UK cinemas on 13th October 2017.

SEGA Europe Announce Sonic Forces as playable at Gamescom 2017

SEGA Europe are bringing two of their most hotly anticipated titles to the Gamescom 2017 show-floor with Total War: WARHAMMER II and Sonic Forces™ both playable on the Koch Media stand, located in Hall 9.1, Booth no.011.

Sonic Forces will be showcasing three action-packed stages featuring Modern Sonic, Classic Sonic and an all new, series-first, fully customisable Hero character, blazing through enemy laden levels at breakneck speed. Sonic Forces puts players in a world already taken over by Dr. Eggman and his evil group of henchmen, which includes Chaos, Metal Sonic, Shadow and Zavok who are ready to create next-level panic and disorder. Come along and check it out on one of our 20 PlayStation 4 stations.

Once you’re done with collecting rings, take up arms and crush your foes in Total War: WARHAMMER II. The second part of Creative Assembly’s epic fantasy trilogy brings players a breath-taking new narrative campaign, set across the vast continents of Lustria, Ulthuan, Naggaroth and the Southlands. The Great Vortex Campaign builds pace to culminate in a definitive and climactic endgame, an experience unlike any other Total War title to date. There will be two playable quest battles on offer across 37 PCs, featuring three out of the four races available at launch: Skaven vs Lizardmen and Skaven vs Dark Elves.
Sonic Forces is out this Holiday for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Nintendo Switch. Total War: WARHAMMER 2 is out on September 28th for PC.

Pokémon TCG: Alolan Raichu Figure Collection Launches Oct. 6th, 2017

Hit the beach and hang ten with the Pokémon TCG: Alolan Raichu Figure Collection! Alolan Raichu is a laid-back surfing Pokémon with some quick attacks, and in this collection you get Alolan Raichu as a playable promo card and a beautifully sculpted figure. Catch some waves by adding Alolan Raichu to your roster!

The Pokémon TCG: Alolan Raichu Figure Collection includes:

1 never-before-seen foil promo card featuring Alolan Raichu!

1 Alolan Raichu Pokémon figure

4 Pokémon TCG booster packs

A code card for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online

The Pokémon TCG: Alolan Raichu Figure Collection will be available October 6, 2017, in the Pokémon Center and where Pokémon TCG products are sold.

Nintendo UK - Share your #OnlyOnSwitch moment for a chance to be in a Nintendo advert

Nintendo Switch is a versatile video game console, giving you the freedom to play a range of titles in a vast number of situations anytime, anywhere, with anyone.

From a spot of adventuring while on the train, to split-screen multiplayer over afternoon tea, or even a boredom busting time trial whilst queueing for a roller coaster, we here at Nintendo UK want to celebrate that Nintendo Switch freedom to play by seeing, and sharing, the #OnlyOnSwitch moments you’re all enjoying!

Not only will a number of entries be selected to appear in a future Nintendo Switch advert, but all entries will be put into a random prize draw with the top prize of 4 x Nintendo Switch consoles, 4 x Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers and £1,000 Nintendo eShop credit! Perfect for setting up that competitive Splatoon 2 team…

What’s more, one runner-up will receive 2 x Nintendo Switch consoles and £500 Nintendo eShop credit, while a further five winners will win £400 Nintendo eShop credit each, so there are plenty of chances to win!

All you have to do to enter the random prize draw is share a picture of yourself and others enjoying an #OnlyOnSwitch experience via Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag before the closing date of Friday 1st September. Full terms and conditions are below.

But just what is an #OnlyOnSwitch moment? Why, it can be a number of things! Meeting some friends at the coffee shop to enjoy some Splatoon 2 in local multiplayer. An intense evening of competition around the TV with ARMS. Sharing Joy-Con in tabletop mode for a race or five in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe while waiting for the rain to stop. A quick handheld mode escape to Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild after clambering to the peak of Mount Snowdon. Whether it’s playing one of the growing number of exclusive games available #OnlyOnSwitch, or enjoying the console in a way that’s possible #OnlyOnSwitch, we want to see just what you’re up to and how you’re enjoying your freedom to play.

Don’t forget that alongside the random prize draw the best photos, judged in terms of your photographic skills, will have a chance of being featured in a future Nintendo Switch advert!

For a final bit of inspiration, here are some examples of people enjoying #OnlyOnSwitch moments as seen in our previous Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tabletop mode contest.

We'll be sharing our favourite entries via the Nintendo UK Twitter account during the course of the competition, so all that's left to say is good luck, and have fun!