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The creator of Sakura Wars is working on a new original game

Oji Hiroi, who is famous for creating the Sakura Wars series is getting his creative juices flowing again. According to the latest Weekly Famitsu, Hiroi is working on a brand new video game that will be an original IP. Although it is currently only in its planning stages, Hiroi and the rest of his team plan on announcing the game …

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Yuji Naka, Takashi Iizuka discuss Sonic jumping to Nintendo platforms

Following the end of SEGA’s hardware business, longtime SEGA fans were forced to play their favorite characters on rival consoles. It may seem normal today, but it was definitely odd to see Sonic the Hedgehog on a Nintendo console. Sonic creator Yuji Naka and Takashi Iizuka discussed Sonic’s jump to other consoles and gave some interesting responses. Naka was initially …

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SEGA announces Yakuza 0 ‘Business Edition’

Yakuza 0 is still several months from release, but SEGA has announced a collector’s edition for the series prequel in the form of Yakuza 0 “The Business Edition.” Here’s what comes in “The Business Edition” according to SEGA: A Stainless Steel Business Card Holder – This edition of the game will come with an ultra sleek business card holder tailor …

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Review: Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice (3DS)

he Sonic Boom series has not been very well received, historically. Rise of Lyric on the Wii U was unanimously detested, and its 3DS counterpart Shattered Crystal didn't fair much better critically. I made a very conscious choice to leave Sonic Boom's reputation behind me and check my expectations at the… Review: Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice (3DS) Review: Sonic Boom: …

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Shenmue III and Yakuza 5 are nominated for a Golden Joystick Award

The Golden Joystick Awards are one of the longest running gaming award ceremonies in gaming history. Currently in its 34th year, this year’s Golden Joystick Awards feature two games that you might want to vote for. According to the list of this year’s nominations, Shenmue III and Yakuza 5 are both up for awards. Shenmue III is nominated for “Most …

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Review – Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, a unique perspective

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice releases later this month, but as it so happens, we here at SEGA Nerds never did a formal review of the original 3DS Sonic Boom title- Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. I personally blame Chris for this oversight. Anyway… The problem now is that you’ve likely seen everything you need to know about whether Shattered Crystal …

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Here’s the design for the Persona 5 SteelBook Launch Edition

Last week, ATLUS and SEGA released Persona 5 in Japan, and while it’s unfortunate that Western fans won’t be able to play until February 14th, there is some new information to tide you over. ATLUS recently revealed the design for the Persona 5 SteelBook® Launch Edition, which looks fantastic. On one side you have the main cast in their “regular” clothing, …

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ATLUS apologizes for the unlocalized Japanese text found in the English version of Shin Megami Tensei IV

Today, ATLUS and SEGA released Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse across the west. Prior to the game’s release, ATLUS announced that some unlocalized Japanese text made its way into the final build of the game. ATLUS immediately issued an apology and explained the reason for the error. First, we’re human. This is important, so before you start writing that angry …

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Bayonetta is getting an amiibo to commemorate Bayonetta 2’s second anniversary

Bayonetta 2‘s second anniversary was today, so Platinum Games decided to celebrate the occasion with a special announcement! “Hello everyone! How’re you doing? This is Yusuke Hashimoto (@PG_y_hashimoto), director of Bayonetta 2, with some exciting news for Bayonetta fans. We’re coming up on Bayonetta 2’s second anniversary, and what better way to commemorate the occasion than with a new figure? …

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Here’s a closer look at Rez Infinite’s Area X

Following the release of Child of Eden,  Rez dev Tetsuya Mizuguchi slowed down and stopped making games. Once Virtual Reality started to catch on, Mizuguchi couldn’t help himself but come back to the industry. “After Child of Eden, I felt the limitation of technology…Like, using the Kinect technology was awesome, and we made a PlayStation 3 version with a 3D TV, …

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