After years of hyped waiting and a couple of other shooters, you brand new Dreamcast game (mind, not officially licensed by SEGA) is out! Redux: Dark Matters is the latest shooter game released by Hucast Games for the long-dead SEGA console.
You’re probably wondering what’s wrong with the title of this article. Yes, we know that we’re talking about a 10 years old game, also quite an awful game to be honest. But the interesting fact is that ToeJam & Earl 3 has never been released for the console it was planned for, the Dreamcast, getting just a minor release on the original Xbox.
SEGA may not be in for new hardware making, but sure they know how to sell their copyrights. This is the case of these awesome iPhone covers inspired to some of the most famous SEGA consoles.
And we’re here again to write about Yu Suzuki. This time is not a supposed Shenmue 3 release or some other not-veryfied small talk rumor, BUT it is Shenmue related.
So, let’s recap a bit. Firstly a former SOJ (see: SEGA of Japan) employee revealed a very old console prototype, called SEGA Pluto, that basically is just a Saturn with internet connection, but there are no other known unites around, so we assume it’s pretty rare. Than another guy (pictured above), after seeing all the news about the Pluto, realized that he got one in his collection (what a lucky guy!). So only two of them in the entire world, still pretty rare.
This second chap then decided to put his long-forgotten-fresh-discovered SEGA Pluto prototype up on a eBay auction, but the auction finished at $15.5k with reserve price not met. Such a shame! Is that possible that the guy is so greedy not to accept more than $15k for an old console?
SEGA Nerds guys reached Roger Vega (this is the name of the young man) to ask some question about the auction. So here we go!
Any Shenmue fan out there? We guess so! So here’s a good news!
Nop, it’s not about any project/hope/fundraising regarding Shenmue 3, but it’s still good to see that SEGA gave the license to First 4 Figures to create the most amazing and well-made statue of Ryo Hazuki you’ve ever seen!
First 4 Figures presents Ryo Hazuki, the protagonist of the cult-classic Dreamcast game Shenmue, as the first entry in an entirely new line of SEGA All-Star statues which will look at a range of legendary characters from SEGA’s past and present. Standing at 1/6 scale, and 12 inches in height, cast in high quality polystone and painted by hand, he is stood in a ‘ready for action’ stance, ready to take on any challengers as he walks the streets of Yokosuka.
The statue look AMAZING and incredibly detailed. Look the below close-up to the blue-jeans…simply staggering!
The figurine is highly limited to 350 pieces worldwide (even if a previous post by F4F said 750, so we’re not really sure about this). It comes in deluxe full color packaging, hand numbered base (that is the legendary Phoenix Mirror in case you didn’t notice), and includes an authenticity card which allows you to purchase the same number of the model next in the SEGA All-Stars series.
So what’s the price tag? Well…this beauty will cost you $169.99
Yep, it is not cheap, but if you’re already in “shut up and take my money” mood, here’s the link to pre-order it!
Sturmwind has FINALLY seen it’s launch today, April 24th!
A project that started back in 1997 on Atari Jaguar as “Native” and then was officially announced on December 5, 2010 for the SEGA Dreamcast is now reality. We were really lucky to have the chance to get a press copy and try it before the official worldwide released. You can read our exclusive preview here.
Redspotgames stated that all pre-orders from the their online shop will be dispatched today. So expect the following timings to receive your long-waited copy: Central and South America: 4-6 weeks; North America: 3-5 weeks; Asia: 3-5 weeks; North Africa and Middle East: 2-3 weeks; South Africa: 4-5 weeks; Europe: 1 week; Germany: 1-4 days.
In the meanwhile enjoy the new launch trailer!
After the incredibly cool series of laptop themed on all the SEGA’s consoles presented few months ago, now the Japanese ex-hardware-but-still-software house launches a new “project” called Segakawaii (you know, kawaii in Japanese means “cute”).
Basically Segakaii is a series of accessories themed on SEGA goods, like consoles and pads. For example on April 25 will be available (obviously only in Japan) the first item…a giant Dreamcast pad backpack! Later on will be released other stuff, including a very cool Dreamcast t-shirt!
It is called The Ghost Blade and it is made by Hucast Games, a German indie developer known for their previous Dreamcast title: Redux: Dark Matters.
What is about? This is what we know from Hucast Games official blog:
Another ace shoot ‘em up for the Sega Dreamcast with focus on arcade action joy and elaborate scoring system. And various player ships to choose from and a load of game modes, such as 5 stage game mode or challenging caravan game mode and last but not least: time attack.
The game will also feature online score leaderboard via code and the possibility to choose between two screen settings: TATE ( “3:4”) and YOKO (“4:3”).
The release date is still TBA, but the game will be available in two versions, standard and the CE (picture below). The Collector Edition (limited to only 300 copies) will feature an exclusive cover art, a different in-game title screen, a 24-pages artbook, the soundtrack CD, a SuperPlay DVD and a sticker set.
You can pre-order your copy of the game on Hucast Shop.
We’ve already contacted Hucast Game and we hope to put our hands on a press copy of this game as soon as possible. Stay tuned!