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Puyo Puyo Champions trailer leaked

Someone's getting fired

An article in Neo Magazine stated that Puyo Puyo eSports was going to get a localized release as Puyo Puyo Champions, and it was set to launch on May 7th, 2019. Following the news of that feature, somehow the official trailer got leaked. The trailer says the game is 'now available,' so it's quite obvious that this is a leak. The trailer certainly looks legit enough, and we already knew the magazine article was the real deal, so I'd say we're pretty close to 100% confirmed on this one!

SEGA AGES: Virtua Racing hits Switch in Japan on April 25th, 2019

This one's for the AGES

Sega’s 3D Game Origins Finally Reaches Sega Ages

Control a 3D formula car, choose from one of three course types, and race in four-to-five lap races with the goal of first place. Additionally, you can switch between four different perspectives during gameplay, from the driver’s view to bird’s-eye view.

The First Faithful Reproduction of the Arcade Version

The Sega Ages version of Virtua Racing is the first faithful reproduction of the arcade version. The “Normal Race” and “Grand Prix Race” settings made possible by the arcade circuit board settings can both be configured in the settings. While Normal Race has four-to-five laps, Grand Prix Race is an endurance run of 20 laps. Since your tires wear as you drive, which affects your handling, it is important to determine when to make a pit stop to change your tires in a Grand Prix Race.

Additionally, there are two competitive modes. The first is a two-player online multiplayer race mode. The second is an offline race mode that uses a single Switch unit and supports up to eight players locally. Have everyone bring over their Joy-Cons and resurrect the excitement of being at the arcade.

Additional Sega Ages-Exclusive Features

Replay saving and playback is an additional feature not included in the original arcade version. You can even change the replay camera, including off-course perspectives.

SEGA AGES: Virtua Racing will launch for the Switch in Japan on April 25th, 2019. The title is priced at 925 Yen.

DanTDM visits SEGA to check out Team Sonic Racing

Buckle up

Looking for some more gameplay from Team Sonic Racing? The above video should feed that need. DanTDM was invited to SEGA's offices to check out the game and give it a run-through. He even got to hang out with Sonic himself!

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

Team Sonic Racing's Spanish preorder bonuses revealed

Finally, a time when keychain preorder bonus makes sense!

A pair of Team Sonic Racing preorder bonuses have been revealed for those in Spain. Customers who preorder the game through The English Court will be able to take home a Team Sonic Racing keychain, and those who shop at GAME Spain will get a Team Sonic Racing t-shirt.

SEGA Releases Jazzy New Music Track from Team Sonic Racing

Jazz it up

Put the pedal to the metal, Sonic fans! Today, SEGA revealed another brand-new music track for the upcoming arcade-style racer, Team Sonic Racing. “Wisp Circuit” is an original soundtrack from iconic Sonic Series Sound Director Jun Senoue and the musicians behind the 2016 Sonic Adventure Music Experience. Get ready to zoom across the track to a funky new beat!

Wisp Circuit was the first map revealed for Team Sonic Racing and will be the jazzy opening melody that greets players at the start of their racing career. Speed over to the official Sonic the Hedgehog YouTube Channel to hear this supersonic music.

Developed by award-winning studio Sumo Digital, Team Sonic Racing is the ultimate arcade and fast-paced competitive style racing experience, featuring your favorite characters and environments from across the Sonic Universe. Race together and win together in online multiplayer or local co-op mode utilizing the dynamic team mechanics and vehicle customization features to dash across the finish line. Team Sonic Racing is set to release both physically and digitally on May 21, 2019 on Sony PlayStation®4, Microsoft Xbox® One and Nintendo Switch™, with a digital-only release on PC.

To pre-order the physical edition of Team Sonic Racing, please visit www.teamsonicracing.com. To stay current on Sonic the Hedgehog news, follow Sonic on Twitter and Instagram, like him on Facebook, and subscribe to the Twitch channel and the YouTube channel.

For more information, please visit www.sonicthehedgehog.com

Team Sonic Racing screens show off more customization, and a capsule machine component

Racing stripes and waves of fire

Another batch of Team Sonic Racing screens have come in, and they focus on areas in the game outside of racing. We get more screens showing off vehicle customization, as well as some sort of capsule machine mechanic. It looks like you'll be able to unlock credits in-game and use them to turn the capsule machine for various items.

IGN Video - The Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Sounds Like Fanfiction

And that's no good

Max Scoville performs a dramatic re-telling of some scenes from the Sonic the Hedgehog movie that was played at CinemaCon 2019.

Yazuka series creator says he hasn't considered a Switch release, doesn't think Sakurai would want Yakuza characters in Smash Bros.

Nokuza

IGN Japan recently sat down with Toshihiro Nagoshi, the man behind the Yakuza series at SEGA. IGN asked Mr. Nagoshi about the chances of Yakuza coming to Switch in some form, as well as characters from Yakuza making it into Smash Bros.. You can check out the exchange below.

IGN: “Is there a possibility that the Ryu ga Gotoku series will appear on the Nintendo Switch platform?”

Nagoshi: “I haven’t considered it at this time.”

IGN: Sega and Atlas characters such as Sonic and Joker have appeared in Dairantou Smash Bros. SPECIAL, is it possible that Kiryu and Majima will also someday?”

Nagoshi: “Mr. Sakurai would not want them (laughs). It is all right if he said. But he does not want, maybe.”

James Marsden elaborates upon his role in the Sonic the Hedgehog movie

The buddy-cop movie we all wanted Sonic to be in

By now, you most likely know that actor James Marsden plays the role Tom Wachowski, a cop in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie. While he doesn't offer up much, Marsden does provide a bit more insight into what Wachowski is all about.

"So Tom's a, he's a small town cop and he's trying to figure his life out and what his next step is, and he's married to Tika Sumter's character and they're trying to figure out the next step in their lives and in comes this character that is from another world and they become friends and they...how do I do this without spoiling it...go on a little journey together and some adventures and they hopefully get their answers to life together."

Ben Schwartz says Sonic the Hedgehog movie is full of Easter eggs for fans, but is welcoming to newcomers as well

Hundreds of chili dog jokes

Is the Sonic movie going to be any good? That's a question no one can answer right now. At the very least, we know it'll be chock-full of content fans will recognize. Here's what Sonic voice actor Ben Schwartz had to say.

"There are Easter eggs. There are very fun Easter eggs that people who play Sonic (games) will really enjoy and understand."

That's all well and good, but what about those who aren't really familiar with the Sonic franchise? Schwartz went on to say that the movie be welcoming to newcomers. If anything, the references will be things fans will pick up on, but the regular audience won't even notice.