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SEGA hosting a Switch eShop sale (UPDATE)

Save big on SEGA games

SEGA is running a sale on the Switch eShop, with some games up to 50% off! You can check out a notable list of games below, but make sure to click over and sift through all the titles available.

UPDATE - This sale also applies to select 3DS games.

- Sonic Mania - $14.99 (25% off)
- Sonic Forces - $14.99 (25% off)
- SEGA AGES Sonic The Hedgehog - $5.99 (25% off)
- Puyo Puyo Champions - $4.99 (50% off) (until 09/30/2019)
- Valkyria Chronicles 4 - $20.99 (30% off) / Complete - $34.99 (30% off)
- SEGA AGES Out Run - $4.99 (25% off)
- SEGA AGES Phantasy Star - $5.99 (25% off)
- Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder™ - $8.99 (40% off)
- Team Sonic Racing - $19.99 (50% off)

Check out the full list of games here

Take a peek at even more screens for Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Check out the gallery here

Celebrate the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 with your favorite characters, loads of events, and so many ways to enjoy the party on your Nintendo Switch™! Have a blast competing with your friends in 30+ action-packed 3D and classic 2D sports games—including new events for Tokyo 2020!

TGS 2019 - Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz gameplay

TGS 2019 is in full effect, and plenty of games are being showcased via various live-streams. In the video above, you can see a decent amount of gameplay for both Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz. Sift through and check it out!

Bayonetta 1 & 2 being removed from the Wii U eShop in Europe

Byeonetta

Just like in Japan, Nintendo has confirmed that Bayonetta 1 and 2 will be removed from the Wii U eShop in Europe. This happening the same time it is in Japan, with Europe losing access to the titles on Sept. 19th, 2019. This news is confirmed via the Nintendo UK website. No similar message appears on Nintendo's North American site.

Remember, this means those who are looking to purchase the games for the first time cannot do so. Anyone who has already purchased the games will be able to re-download them going forward.

SEGA details their TGS 2019 stage schedule

SEGA's jam-packed schedule revealed

We've already gone over the big list of games SEGA is bringing with them to TGS 2019, but today they've shared the rundown of their TGS 2019 stage show. Check out the schedule for all 4 days below.

September 12 (YouTube, Niconico, Periscope)

10:00 to 10:30 – Opening

10:45 to 11:30 – Sakura Wars Imperial Propaganda Department Report TGS Special #1: Latest Information Special – The regular web broadcast “Sakura Wars Imperial Propaganda Department Report” where various new information on the Sakura Wars is announced will broadcast from the Sega stage every day at Tokyo Game Show 2019. On the first day, a large amount of new information and video will come out as usual. You won’t want to miss it! Featuring MC Mami Yamashita, Tetsu Katano (producer), and guest Yui Ishikawa (Kaoru Rindo voice actor).

11:45 to 12:15 – Shenmue III Stage – Shenmue III director Yu Suzuki and guests introduce the features and core of the game, as well as discuss the impressions left by previous entries and the guests thoughts on playing the upcoming sequel. Featuring Yu Suzuki (Ys Net prseident / director and writer), and guests Masaya Matsukaze (Ryo Hazuki voice actor) and Haruka Terui (Shenhua Ling voice actor).

12:30 to 13:15 – Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Stage – Live gameplay and and introduction to Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Featuring Nobuya Ohashi (producer) and Naohiro Hirao (director).

13:30 to 14:15 – Yakuza: Like a Dragon Stage – The latest information on Yakuza: Like a Dragon. New footage will debut. An introduction to the game and its new protagonist, new setting, and new game systems. Featuring Toshihiro Nagoshi (general director), Masayoshi Yokoyama (chief producer), Hiroyuki Sakamoto (producer), and guest Kazuhiro Nakaya (Ichiban Kasuga voice actor).

14:30 to 15:15 – 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Stage – An overview of the “science-fition dramatic adventure game” 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim with game-lover, model, and popular caster Asuka Kijima as a guest, who will be costplaying as in-game character Megumi Yakushiji. Get a look at live gameplay of the game’s Adventure and Battle parts. Featuring Asuka Kijima (model), Tomomi Isomura (voice actor), and Chiaki Matsuzawa (announcer).

15:30 to 16:00 – Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Special Stage – An introduction to the game mixed with behind the scenes stories about the game and theme song’s develompent with guests Noriko Hidaka from the theme song band Banana Fritters and singer-songwriter Keiko Yanai. Featuring Masao Shirosaki (producer and director), Kinta (development team and Twitter head), and guests Noriko Hidaka (voice actor) and Keiko Yanai (Shadow of Laffandor singer-songwriter).

16:50 to 17:00 – Ending

September 13 (YouTube, Niconico, Periscope)

10:00 to 10:30 – Opening

11:45 to 12:15 – New Guilty Gear Stage – The latest information on the latest entry in the Guilty Gear series due out in 2020. Featuring Daisuke Ishiwatari (Arc System Works general director) and Akira Katano (Arc System Works director).

12:30 to 13:15 – Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game Stage – The latest information on additional events and more for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game with special guests. Featuring Nobuya Ohashi (producer), Hitoshi Furukubo (director), and guests Takeshi Matsuda (Japanese Olympic swimmer) and Satoshi Shimizu (professional boxer).

13:30 to 14:15 – Yakuza: Like a Dragon Stage – The latest information on Yakuza: Like a Dragon. An introduction of the title’s adventure and battle parts through live gameplay. Featuring Toshihiro Nagoshi (general director), Masayoshi Yokoyama (chief producer), Hiroyuki Sakamoto (producer), and guest Kazuhiro Nakaya (Ichiban Kasuga voice actor).

14:30 to 15:15 – Sakura Wars Imperial Propaganda Department Report TGS Special #2: Sakura Wars Latest News Special – The regular web broadcast “Sakura Wars Imperial Propaganda Department Report” where various new information on the Sakura Wars is announced will broadcast from the Sega stage every day at Tokyo Game Show 2019. On the second day, the latest non-game-related developments on the Sakura Wars series will be introduced with the series director. There may even be a major announcement! Featuring MC Mami Yamashita, Tetsu Katano (producer), and Takanobu Terada (series director).

15:30 to 16:00 – Fist of the North Star: Legends ReVIVE Stage – Discussion with guests and the latest information on Fist of the North Star: Legends ReVIVE. Featuring Kouhei Iwamoto (producer), and guests Ken Shiro (WBC lightweight champion), Hisashi Teraji (BMB Boxing Gym president), and America Zarigani (comedian).

16:15 to 16:45 – Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Stage – A followup report on Cyber Troopers Virtual-On, which was announced last year that three titles in the series are being ported, together with Tanita, the company behind the Tanita Twin Stick Project. Featuring Watari Juurou (producer), and guests Senri Tanida (Tanita president) and Akiko Kubo (Tanita).

16:50 to 17:00 – Ending

September 14 (YouTube, Niconico, Periscope)

10:00 to 10:30 – Opening

10:10 to 11:15 – Persona 5 Royal Special Talk Show – An introduction to the new elements of Persona 5 Royal together with live gameplay. A secret guest may also appear… Featuring MC Chiaki Matsuzawa (freelance announcer), and guests Jun Fukuyama (protagonist voice actor), Ikue Ootani (Morgana voice actor), Yumi Uchiyama (Ichiko Oya voice actor), Tomomi Isomura (Hifumi Togo voice actor), and more.

11:30 to 12:15 – Granblue Fantasy: Versus Special Stage – A jam-packed introduction to the key features of Granblue Fantasy: Versus. Featuring Tetsuya Fukuhara (Granblue Fantasy director at Cygames) and Toshikazu Sekine (lead battle planner at Arc System Works).

12:30 to 13:15 – Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Stage – Live gameplay and and introduction to Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Featuring Nobuya Ohashi (producer) and Naohiro Hirao (director).

13:30 to 14:15 – Yakuza: Like a Dragon Stage – The latest information on Yakuza: Like a Dragon. An introduction to the story with the debut of new dramatic video scenes. Featuring Toshihiro Nagoshi (general director), Masayoshi Yokoyama (chief producer), and guest Kazuhiro Nakaya (Ichiban Kasuga voice actor).

14:30 to 15:15 – Sakura Wars Imperial Propaganda Department Report TGS Special #3: Sakura Wars Gameplay Special – The regular web broadcast “Sakura Wars Imperial Propaganda Department Report” where various new information on the Sakura Wars is announced will broadcast from the Sega stage every day at Tokyo Game Show 2019. On the third day, we will play through the Tokyo Game Show 2019 demo of the game. There will of course be new information as well. Featuring MC Mami Yamashita, Tetsu Katano (producer), and guests Hibiku Yamamura (Azami Mochizuki voice actor), Ayaka Fukuhara (Anastasia Palma voice actor), and Yohei Azakami (Seijuurou Kamiyama voice actor / Mission Propaganda Department leader).

15:30 to 16:00 – 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Stage – Maaya Uchida, who plays Megumi Yakushiji in the game, and Ami Koshimizu, who plays Yuki Takamiya, appear as special guests as they introduce the key features of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim. Featuring Maaya Uchida (voice actor), Ami Koshimizu (voice actor), Tomomi Isomura (voice actor), and Chiaki Matsuzawa (announcer).

16:15 to 16:45 – Phantasy Star Online 2 TV Anime Information Stage – The latset informatin on the October-due new TV anime Phantasy Star Online 2 Episode Oracle together with the voice actors. Featuring MCs Ayaka Suwa (voice actor), Nasuna Kanishi (comedian), and guests Satomi Satou (voice actor), Ryouhei Kimura (voice actor), and Kana Hanazawa (voice actor).

16:50 to 17:00 – Ending

September 15 (YouTube, Niconico, Periscope)

10:00 to 10:30 – Opening

10:20 to 11:00 – Hatsune Miku: Project Diva MegaMix Stage – The latest information on the rhythm action game Hatsune Miku: Project Diva MegaMix, including an introduction to the new “Mix Mode.” Featuring Makoto Osaki (creative producer), Keiichi Matsunami (producer and director), and guests Arisa Kanzawa (actress and talent), Mikudayo, and Mikunano.

11:15 to 12:15 – Phantasy Star Online 2 Laetst Update Information Stage – The latest information on future updates for the online RPG Phantasy Star Online 2, as well as live gameplay from the Tokyo Game Show 2019 Sega Stage. A surprise collaboration may also appear! Featuring Nasuna Kanishi (comedian), Ichitarou Ai (voice actor), and Yui Hasegawa (voice actor).

12:30 to 13:15 – Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game Stage – A Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game media tournament. Featuring Nobuya Ohashi (producer), Shuhei Yamato (eSports caster), Kitaguchi Toho 2-Min and Romancing Saga (Famitsu editorial department), Goro and Itora (Dengeki Online editorial department), Victory Uchida and Victory Asada (V-Jump editorial department), and CoroCoro Ri-chan and Furukawa Kisha (CoroCoro Comic editorial department).

13:30 to 14:15 – Yakuza: Like a Dragon Stage – The latest information on Yakuza: Like a Dragon. An introduction to the characters. Featuring Toshihiro Nagoshi (general director), Masayoshi Yokoyama (chief producer), and guests Kazuhiro Nakaya (Ichiban Kasuga voice actor) and Sumire Uesaka (Saeko Mukouda voice actor).

14:30 to 15:00 – Yakuza Online Stage – The announcement of the second part story, new protagonist, and more for Yakuza Online. Also information on future updates. Featuring Ryu On (second part protagonist voice actor), Daisuke Satou (Yakuza Online general producer and Reborn Project guardian), and Dragon Mask No. 1 (Reborn Project lead).

15:15 to 15:45 – Sega Ages Stage – The project that revives Sega classic titles on Nintendo Switch! In addition to discussion from the Sega Ages development team, we’ll look behind the scenes of development and showcase live gameplay of upcoming titles. Featuring Rieko Kodama (lead producer and director), Kazunari Shimamura (senior producer), Yosuke Okunari (supervisor), and Naoki Horii (M2 president).

16:00 to 16:45 – Sakura Wars Imperial Propaganda Department Report TGS Special #4: Sakura Wars Music Special – The regular web broadcast “Sakura Wars Imperial Propaganda Department Report” where various new information on the Sakura Wars is announced will broadcast from the Sega stage every day at Tokyo Game Show 2019. On the fourth day, composer Kouhei Tanaka, who worked on the music of previous Sakura Wars games, will talk about the charm of the game music from past entries to Project Sakura Wars. There will also be a surprising new announcement! Featuring MC Mami Yamashita, Tetsu Katano (producer), and guests Kouhei Tanana (composer), Hibiku Yamamura (Azami Mochizuki voice actor), Ayaka Fukuhara (Anastasia Palma voice actor), and Yohei Azakami (Seijuurou Kamiyama voice actor / Mission Propaganda Department leader).

16:50 to 17:00 – Ending

Escape from Bowser and Dr. Eggman's 'Tokyo '64' Console in Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

A diabolical duo!

IRVINE, Calif. - September 4, 2019 - Mario, Sonic, and friends are getting ready to make history on their home turf in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, but they're going to need your help to overcome their biggest challenge yet.

Trapped in Tokyo 1964!

Dr. Eggman and Bowser have formed a powerful alliance in their latest plot to defeat Mario and Sonic. Their plan? Unleashing Eggman's latest invention, the Tokyo '64 console that contains the power to pull users inside a 2D game themed around the Olympic Games Tokyo 1964.

Will they ever safely return from the game world of 1964, and if so, how?

Lots of fun minigames, characters and Olympic Games trivia!

Experience lots of fun minigames that use familiar Tokyo landmarks in unexpected ways, like climbing Tokyo Tower, finding the yellow Toad at Shibuya Scramble, and seeing if Sonic can out-race a bullet train. You'll also learn fun trivia (Did you know the new stadium roof is made of material collected from each prefecture of Japan?), unlock hidden characters, and explore the different venues of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and 1964!

What you need to know about Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020:
Brand New Story: Help Mario & Sonic escape from a 2D-themed console, the "Tokyo '64."
10 Classic 2D Events: Experience Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games in a brand-new way with classic 2D versions of 10 events from the Olympic Games Tokyo 1964.
Plus, New 3D Events: Surfing, Skateboarding, Karate, and Sport Climbing add to the other 17 seminal 3D events already represented. With so many options to choose from, everyone has a sporting chance!
Many Ways to Play*: Exclusively on Nintendo Switch, determine who the real champion is while using the fun and flexibility of Joy-Con controllers to your advantage.
Split-Screen and Online Fun**: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 delivers multiplayer, both local split-screen and online, fun for all ages and groups.
Play with a Cast of Fan-Favorite Characters: Choose from the star-studded Mario & Sonic family, including Mario, Sonic, Luigi, Knuckles, Peach, Amy, Dr. Eggman, Yoshi, Tails, Metal Sonic, Donkey Kong and more!
Enjoy 10 different classic 2D events with friends and family:
100m
10m Platform (Diving)
400m Hurdles
Gymnastics - Vault
Judo
Kayak Single (K-1) 1000m
Long Jump
Marathon
Shooting - Trap
Volleyball
You will also dash, jump, climb, surf and more in 21 3D events:
100m
110m Hurdles
4 x 100m Relay
Archery
Badminton
Boxing
Canoe Double (C-2) 1000m
Discus Throw
Equestrian - Jumping
Fencing
Football (Soccer)
Gymnastics - Floor Exercise
Javelin Throw
Karate - Kumite
Rugby Sevens
Skateboarding - Park
Sport Climbing
Surfing - Shortboard
Swimming - 100m Freestyle
Table Tennis
Triple Jump

Release Date

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will take to the starting blocks exclusively for the Nintendo Switch on November 5 in the Americas for $59.99 USD and November 8 in Europe with commensurate pricing. For more information, including where you can pre-order the game, be sure to visit the official website.

*Joy-Con functionality does not extend to all events.

**Internet connection required during online play. To use online services, you must create a Nintendo Account and accept the related agreement. The Nintendo Account Privacy Policy applies. Some online services may not be available in all countries. Online play requires paid online membership.

New screens and art released for Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

What's in the boooooooox?!

Check out more here

A new batch of screens and art has been released for Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. This batch shows off more events you'll partake in, including the Dream Events. There's also a bunch of renders showing Mario, Sonic, and the gang in their official Olympic gear. Hit up the link above to have a look!

SEGA uses a slightly lighter shade of blue for their logo in Japan

SEGA does what SEGA don't

Well here's an interesting bit of trivia that I never knew. Believe it or not, SEGA has two different colors for their logo. They have an international version, as well as a Japanese version. You can see both above, with the Japanese version using a lighter shade of blue. This information was confirmed by Sega of America’s director of production Sam Mullen, and its been a thing since the early 2000s. Now as to why SEGA does this, there's no official reason!

Two Point Hospital getting "Close Encounters" DLC

Now it's the aliens who'll be probed!

Put on those tin foil hats, Two Point Hospital takes a dive into the extra terrestrial unknown with the all new Close Encounters DLC! Including three new unusual hospitals set in different locations, 34 new illnesses (including 11 visual illnesses), three new cure rooms, as well as new challenges, features and of course, you get to see them aliens.


With Two Point Hospital making its way to Switch, it's very likely this DLC will come over as well. For all we know, it'll be included with the base game once it hits Switch. We'll keep tabs on the DLC situation and bring you official word once it's available.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD producer/director talks about bringing the series to a new generation of consoles

Monkeying around

SEGA has put out the second installment in their Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD video series. This one talks to the producer/director about bringing the franchise to a new series of consoles, Switch included. Check out what he had to say in the video above!

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