Sega close to making Dreamcast games on Switch a reality

According to a recent interview from FamitsuSEGA’s Naoki Horii stated that the Nintendo Switch was close to successfully running Dreamcast titles via emulation. Horii also explained that, because the developers still have the source code for many of their Dreamcast games, they could theoretically remake or port over certain Dreamcast games altogether. However, for the time being, Sega is leaning more toward simply emulating the games instead. Whether or not Sega will continue to push forward with their "Dreamcast on Switch" development is still a mystery, but at least we are one step closer to the possibility!

Thanks to thatwaluigidude for the heads-up!

Jon Batiste includes Sonic the Hedgehog 'Green Hill Zone' arrangement on his new album, Hollywood Africans

Well this is pretty damn cool. Last night I posted up a story about Jon Batiste playing a Sonic the Hedgehog cover on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and shared footage I recorded off my phone. Today, none other than Jon Batiste himself shared my tweet, and pointed me to his Green Hill Zone arrangement on his latest album, Hollywood Africans! It's a different arrangement from what we heard on the show last night, but it's still really fantastic. Check out the arrangement here.

SEGA will 'consider' bringing Shenmue I & II to Switch

Were you disappointed to hear that Shenmue I & II weren't coming to Switch? I know I was! I would snatch up both games in a heartbeat if they'd head over to the Switch. Thankfully now it seems there's a chance it could happen.

In an interview with 4Gamer at TGS 2018, localization producer Hiroji Noguchi and localization director Eigo Kasahara were asked about the idea. Here's what they had to say.

Hiroji Noguchi: Personally I think it would be nice to play Shenmue on Switch everywhere … (laughs)

Eigo Kasahara: I do not know if it can be done, but I take note of the views of the supporters. Even if answering this request, I would like to consider it.

Let's hope this moves from consideration to confirmation very soon. I need to get back to finding out where those sailors are...

Valkyria Chronicles 4: Memoirs from Battle Premium Edition - unboxing gallery

Valkyria Chronicles 4: Memoirs From Battle Edition unboxing

Take the fight to the Empire with the Valkyria Chronicles 4: Memoirs from Battle Premium Edition, and dive into two new adventures with your favorite Squad 7 characters from the original Valkyria Chronicles. This special edition release comes equipped with an exclusive art book themed as Claude's travel journal from the game, and a replica of his mighty tank, the Hafen.

Definitely a fancy edition of the game, and it better be. It costs $100 after all! I mean, you do get a tank with it, so that's worth the price right there!

Team Sonic Racing - EGX 2018 presentation, complete with new gameplay footage

Join designers from Sumo Digital for a look under the hood of Team Sonic Racing! Combining the best elements of arcade and fast-paced competitive racing, the designers will show how they make the player feel part of a team, showcase key Team Actions and reveal their inspiration.

Speakers from Sumo Digital:

- Richard Acherki
- Peter Harries
- Ben Wilson

Puyo Puyo eSports TGS demo might point to a stateside release

Puyo Puyo eSports was being demoed at TGS 2018, and that demo had some details that might indicate a localization down the road at some point. When choosing a location in the demo, every state in the United States was an option. Seems odd to include that in the demo if there weren't plans for a localization at some point!

Team Sonic Racing - off-screen footage

Team Sonic Racing combines the best elements of arcade and fast‐paced competitive style racing as you face‐off with friends in intense multiplayer racing. Race together and work together as a team by sharing power‐ups and speed boosts. Take control of your racing style ‐ Choose from 3 distinct character types and unlock game changing vehicle customization options to suit your racing style. Gear Up. Speed Up. – Team Racing at Sonic Speed!

SEGA AGES: Sonic the Hedgehog - more gameplay footage

Blue Blur's debut title! This is where the chase for those Chaos Emeralds started! The definitive version of the classic that also adds new features like Drop Dash, as well as the console premiere of the legendary Mega Play arcade version!

Phantasy Star Online 2 Cloud getting Monster Hunter Frontier Z crossover content

SEGA and Capcom have announced a Phantasy Star Online 2 Cloud x Monster Hunter Frontier Z collaborative event. Both games will be getting content from the other. In the case of Phantasy Star Online 2 Cloud, the game will be getting a monster battle from Monster Hunter Frontier Z, as well as more content, which is set to launch sometime in November.

SEGA AGES: Sonic the Hedgehog and Thunder Force IV trailers

The SEGA AGES lineup has finally launched in Japan, and the first two titles, Sonic the Hedgehog and Thunder Force IV, are both available right now!