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NiGHTS Into Dreams HD Release Confirmed

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NiGHTS Into Dreams HD Release Confirmed

On July 4th, Sega released a suspicious teaser image highly reminiscent of NiGHTS into DREAMS, and yesterday, they confirmed the upcoming release of an HD version of the classic title for XBox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and the PC.

Information’s currently limited, but the trailer promises all the original levels of the original NiGHTS, a surreal jaunt into nightmares and dreamland originally released on the Sega Saturn. The trailer also mentions a “Saturn Mode” (featuring the original graphics), making it one of the few times the option for less sophisticated graphics has actually been touted as a selling point. It will be released this autumn.

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Sega May Have Canceled Bayonetta 2

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Sega May Have Canceled Bayonetta 2

Though Sega has thus far refused to comment, rumors are flying suggesting an (unannounced) sequel to racy spectacle fighter Bayonetta may have been canceled.

Sega’s recently announced it would scrap several unnamed games as part of a company restructuring, and a source for SPOnG “familiar with the situation” claims a sequel for Bayonetta was among them. Neither Bayonetta’s creator Hideaki Kamiya (at the time of publication) nor Platinum Games producer Atsushi Inaba have confirmed that a Bayonetta 2 was among the casualties, especially seeing as there hasn’t even been a formal announcement for any such game to begin with.

Inaba mentioned the rumor in a humorous tweet, along with a mocked-up image.

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Sega Releases Dreamcast-era Trailer for Sonic Generations

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Sega Releases Dreamcast-era Trailer for Sonic Generations

With only about a month to go until the release of the much anticipated Sonic Generations, Sega continues to build the hype with the release of a new trailer.  The trailer depicts three stages from Sonic’s Dreamcast era (technically two, since Seaside Hill is from the post-Dreamcast Sonic Heroes), and it’s hard not to get one’s hopes up.

This finally may be the next-gen Sonic game the fans have been awaiting since Sonic Adventure 2.

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Sonic Generations Gets An Awesome Collector’s Edition…Overseas

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Sonic Generations Gets An Awesome Collector’s Edition…Overseas

All of the Sonic fans out there will be pleased to know that Sega has announced a collector’s edition for the upcoming Sonic Generations.

Just not in America.

This collection includes an individually numbered “Gold Ring”, an art book, a collectible figurine depicting both incarnations of Sonic featured in the game, a soundtrack and a documentary about Sonic through the ages.  If you’re a huge Sonic fan, or a fan of video game collectibles, this collections seems like one worth picking up.

As for whether or not something similar will make it stateside, only Sega knows.

[Source: Sega Blog]

Samurai Bloodshow Joins Sega iOS

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Samurai Bloodshow Joins Sega iOS

Samurai Bloodshow, a twelfth-century-Japan-themed tower defense/trading card game, joins the Sega iOS lineup today in the United States.

Inspired by the historical conflict between the Taira and Minamoto clans in medieval Japan and rendered in a distinctive style reminiscent of medieval Japanese scrollwork, Samurai Bloodshow has the player arraying forces of samurai and other warriors against a hostile onslaught upon their general. The game combines the unit placement and strategy of tower defense with card-game draw and deck mechanics. Unlike some other tower defense titles, furthermore, Samurai Bloodshow allows the player to order their units to advance or reposition them to other squares for small resource expenditures, incorporating a greater tactical element.

Samurai Bloodshow includes both a single-player campaign and a multiplayer mode. Single-player consists of one hundred levels, and successfully-completed levels reward players with new unit cards to customize their decks. Players can also trade cards with others, or purchase them through a planned in-app store. The game features 64 distinct cards, with possible plans for expansion over time.

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Sega Announces Brick People for Sega iOS

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Sega Announces Brick People for Sega iOS

This fall, Sega is bringing Brick People, based upon a hit arcade title of the same name, to Sega iOS for iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches.

Players are tasked with feeding the eponymous Brick People by dragging and dropping bricks into the playing field, allowing them to hop and climb their way to presumably delicious fruit. They have 150 seconds to complete as many missions as possible. Upon completing each mission, players are challenged by the “Brick Monster,” who demands players to build specific structures in exchange for more precious seconds.

Brick People‘s single-player includes three difficulty modes: Sweet (Easy), Bitter (Medium), and Spicy (Hard). It uses the iOS’ multi-touch functionality to drag and drop blocks into position or move them once placed.

Brick People features multiplayer as well as single-player. Players can compete over Wi-Fi or play a split-screen game on the same device in the iPad version, trying to complete challenges before the other player can and gaining access to randomized powerups, such as bombs to destroy the other player’s blocks.

Brick People will be available over Sega iOS for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch version 4 or higher. It is Game Center compatible, and includes achievements and leaderboards to compare scores with friends and family.

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The Pixelated Geek Staff Remembers our Favorite Blue Hedgehog!

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The Pixelated Geek Staff Remembers our Favorite Blue Hedgehog!

We’re so excited, we could curl up into a little ball and spin like a razor through the green hills and bucolic countryside.  Or maybe we’ll take a speedy trip through a carnivalesque Vegas.  Or maybe we’ll get so frenzied we’ll attack an evil, ginger scientist bent on destroying the world with his egg ship.  We have issues.  However, in honor of Sonic’s 20th birthday, a few of us staff members at Pixelated Geek took a few moments to recall our fondest and favorite memories regarding SEGA’s tent-pole mascot.  He fought valiantly in the early console wars and, though he succumbed to the might of two Italian plumbers, Sonic has never given up the fight for our adoration.  Now that he’s no longer a teenager (and can almost drink legally), we’ll sneak him a drop or two of our alcoholic and nectarine praise.  We heart you big, buddy.  Here’s our scrapbook!

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We Get Presents For Sonic’s 20th Birthday!

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We Get Presents For Sonic’s 20th Birthday!

That’s right geeks, SEGA has decided to grant us access to the Sonic Generations demo!  Act quickly as the demo is only going to be available for twenty days.  The demo will feature the newly redesigned Green Hill Zone that we all know and love.  Let’s hope this is a sign of good things to come from everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog.

In related SEGA news, Sonic is celebrating his 20th birthday!  To recognize one of gaming’s most iconic mascots, a special parade float will be part of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year.  Congrats to SEGA on remaining a successful company after all of these years, despite it’s ups and downs.

For full texts of both press releases, read below.

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Leaked footage of Sonic 4's first level

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Leaked footage of Sonic 4's first level

Tristan, from TSSZ News, has posted leaked footage from the upcoming episodic game, Sonic the Hedgehog 4.  As you can tell from the video below, Sega, has gone back to its roots with this franchise.  Everything looks very fluid and Sonic will have a mid-air attack move.

A video used to be embedded here but the service that it was hosted on has shut down.

What do you guys think about the game so far?

[via TSSZ News]

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