News Sonic Frontiers' First Major Roadmap Update Is Now Available
New modes, music & more
SEGA has today released its first of three free updates for the "open-zone" 2022 release Sonic Frontiers. The "Sights, Sound & Speed" update adds a jukebox mode, a photo mode, cyber space challenge and also a new battle rush mode. You should be able to download this right now on your Xbox! This update will be followed...
News Like a Dragon: Ishin! Gets Free 'Combat Demo' On Xbox Series X And S
Test our your sword skills
Yakuza spin-off Like A Dragon: Ishin! heads to Xbox as a current-gen-only title next week, and ahead of that nearby launch, SEGA has dropped a free 'Combat Demo' onto the Xbox storefront for players to test out their fighting skills. The demo is available now on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S systems, weighing in at just...
News Hi-Fi RUSH Has Xbox Boss Thinking About Jet Set Radio Future (Again)
"I thought it would be fantastic to have that game back"
Earlier this week, Xbox and Tango Gameworks shadow dropped Hi-Fi RUSH on Xbox Game Pass. As you've probably already noticed, it's got quite a unique-looking style, drawing comparisons to certain past releases such as SEGA's graffiti rollerblade game, Jet Set Radio Future. It seems Hi-Fi RUSH...
News Sonic Frontiers Releases Free Festive-Themed DLC, Available Now On Xbox
Grab it right now!
It's the holiday season once again and to celebrate all-things festive, SEGA is giving away another free DLC item in its latest release, Sonic Frontiers. This time around it's a 'holiday cheer suit'. This will new apparel for Sonic can be used to "bring some holiday spirit" to the Starfall Islands. To equip it, you'll need to...
News Sonic Frontiers Update Fixes Xbox Series S Performance Issue
Download it now
If you've been playing Sonic Frontiers on the Xbox Series S, you might have been aware of an unfortunate performance issue that has troubled this specific version until now. Earlier this month, around the time of the new game's release, Xbox Series S users found the game was locked at 30FPS. There was supposedly a workaround to...
Review Sonic Frontiers - A Great 3D Entry And A Bright Future For The Blue Blur
A Sonic the Hedgehog game like no other
Sonic Frontiers takes 3D Sonic games to new heights with its “open zone” format. Instead of the same old style of progression you may have come to expect from this series, this new entry’s focus is all about exploring expansive natural environments and ancient ruins – speeding around doing what you...
News Football Manager 2023 Launches On Xbox Game Pass This November
Xbox's latest Game Pass get
SEGA has announced that the upcoming Football Manager 2023 will launch straight into the Xbox Game Pass library this November. The title will be playable on release as part of Xbox Game Pass across both console and PC, just like last year's title. FM 2023 will build on 2022's effort with the addition of the UEFA license,...
Video Here's 25+ Minutes Of Persona 5 Royal On Xbox Ahead Of Game Pass Launch
Buried within the depths of Gamescom 2022 is some new footage of Persona 5 Royal on Xbox Series X! Atlus and SEGA have shown a good chunk of gameplay here as the game moves over to Xbox in October, which includes a Game Pass launch. The clip has been pulled from a Japanese livestream, with a full 25 minutes of gameplay showing...
News Fall Guys Meets Sonic With The Introduction Of 'Bean Hill Zone'
Gotta go fast
The latest Fall Guys crossover event is now live on Xbox! From now through August 15th, Sonic The Hedgehog is a major part of the bean-filled obstacle adventure, bringing with him new outfits, cosmetics and a brand-new level. The stage is set at the 'Bean Hill Zone', a new level completely decked out with nods to the famous blue...
News Two Point Campus Opens Its Doors To Xbox Game Pass Today (August 9)
We've got one new title heading to Xbox Game Pass today in the form of Two Point Campus! SEGA's simulation sequel swaps out medical for mathematics as the series moves from a hospital setting to a school campus. We've been playing this one ahead of launch and were very impressed by the game's single player experience. Anyway, here's...
News Multiple Yakuza Games Have Been Re-Added To Xbox Game Pass
Out of nowhere!
In a bit of a surprise move, Sega has brought three Yakuza titles back to Xbox Game Pass following their departures late last year. Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami and Yakuza Kiwami 2 have all re-entered the library today, July 5th. As far as we're aware, there's been no formal announcement from Microsoft regarding this move, but it's a...
Roundup Here's What The Critics Are Saying About Sonic Origins
Ahead of launch later this week
The Sonic Origins collection brings a slew of classic Sonic titles to Xbox later this week. Ahead of its June 23rd launch, we thought we'd take a look at some early impressions of the bundle to see how things are stacking up thus far. Here are some early reviews of Sonic Origins: Push Square (7/10): Sonic Origins...
News Sega's Sonic Central Returns June 7th With Upcoming Projects & More
Update: Watch the full show here!
Update: Well, Sonic Central has come and gone! No major announcements here, but we did get a few interesting updates such as an extended look at Sonic Origins and the reveal that Sonic characters are coming to Fall Guys. You can check out the full presentation in the video above. Original story: This just in -...
News Sega 'Planning Multiple' Remakes And New Releases In The Next Year
A "significant increase in titles" is due
Sega's parent company, Sega Sammy, has detailed its results for the latest financial year, and the company presentation has dropped some interesting bits of info. In short, Sega is expecting higher sales figures for fiscal year 2023, driven by 'multiple' new games from the company. Those new games will...
News Head To Spy School In Two Point Campus On Xbox Game Pass
The name's Bond
Two Point Campus heads to Xbox Game Pass later this summer, and it's proving to be anything but a normal, civilised school. Last month, Sega revealed a wizarding level for the upcoming sim and now, as it turns out, you can also learn how to be a spy. Yep, the game's latest level reveal is 'Spy School', where lessons about how to...
Gallery Xbox Japan Website Shows New Screenshots Of Sonic Origins
It's the blue blur's classics redefined
Sega finally lifted the lid on the release date for Sonic Origins this week - confirming it would be arriving across multiple platforms including Xbox Series X|S this June. In the lead-up to the release, Xbox's official page on the Microsoft website in Japan has now released some new screenshots of the blue...
News Fans Aren't Happy About The Sonic Origins DLC Plan Already
Convoluted to say the least
Earlier today, April 20th, Sega lifted the lid on Sonic Origins; a collection of remasters coming to modern platforms. While the concept will have gone down well with many, sadly, the execution from Sega hasn't been welcomed with such open arms. And it all comes down to DLC. Sega has released a Ubisoft-esque chart to go...
News Sega Reportedly Bringing Back Crazy Taxi & Jet Set Radio As "Big-Budget Reboots"
As part of the company's Super Games initiative
Okay, so, another huge report is coming out of Bloomberg today, April 19th, relating to all things Sega. The report details what the company is planning for its 'Super Games' initiative; a program seemingly aiming to bring its IP into the live service era. It appears the first steps are to bring back...
News Xbox Reveals Custom Sonic The Hedgehog Series S Bundle
Complete with... furry controllers
Xbox has announced some new customized hardware, themed around Sega's famous mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog. Not only is there an Xbox Series S here — with a custom Sonic design — there are also two rather... different Xbox controllers. The two controllers, based on Sonic and Knuckles, aren't exactly a standard...
News The Dreamcast's Legacy Lives On With Xbox, Says Former SEGA America President
"The baton was passed to Xbox"
Former SEGA of America president and Xbox head Peter Moore was a guest on the Xbox Pioneers: Creativity & Innovation panel earlier this week, and spoke a little bit about the legacy of the doomed SEGA Dreamcast. Moore has always talked about his fondness for the console, and mentioned during the discussion that...
News SEGA And Microsoft Partner Up To Bring Next-Gen Games Via The Cloud
"Together we will reimagine how games get built"
In some big news over the weekend, SEGA and Microsoft announced they would be partnering up to form a "strategic alliance that explores ways for SEGA to produce large-scale, global games in a next-generation development environment built on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform." The alliance is said to...
News Yakuza's Creator Is Leaving SEGA, Like A Dragon Sequel In The Works
"As of today, a new Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio is born"
Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, the development studio behind the Yakuza and Judgment series', has announced it's undergoing a shakeup in which Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi and series producer Daisuke Sato are leaving SEGA. As a result, Masayoshi Yokoyama is taking over as director of the studio and...
News Idris Elba Will Voice Knuckles In Sonic's Second Movie Outing
As you might recall, a sequel to the Sonic the Hedgehog movie is currently targeting an April 2022 release. While a lot has already been leaked so far, a new and more official update has now sent the Sonic fandom into an absolute frenzy. Overnight, English actor Idris Elba has seemingly revealed himself as (spoiler alert)...Knuckles...
News SEGA's Humankind Is Launching Day One With Xbox Game Pass For PC
"This is more than history, it’s your story"
We've got some good news for PC players, as it's been announced today that SEGA and Amplitude Studios' 4X strategy game Humankind will be available with Xbox Game Pass for PC at launch. The most recent delay for Humankind arrived a few months ago, where the release date was rescheduled to August 17, so...
News Sega Teases Sonic The Hedgehog X Minecraft Collab
So fast, you might have missed it!
Minecraft is teaming up with Sega's blue blur Sonic the Hedgehog for a special 30th-anniversary collaboration. Yes, in case you missed it - during a segment of Sonic Central, Sega teased a number of smaller announcements. One of them was an incredibly brief shot of a So
News SEGA Might Be Thinking About Reviving Crazy Taxi, Jet Set Radio
Along with a bunch of other classics
It looks like SEGA hasn't necessarily given up on the likes Crazy Taxi, Jet Set Radio and other classic IP, as they've been listed for potential remasters, remakes or reboots as part of a new end-of-fiscal-year results presentation. As highlighted by IGN, the slideshow gathers a bunch of examples of past IP...
News SEGA's Latest Survey Has Got Xbox Fans Asking For More Ports
It's time to rise up and make your needs known
SEGA is currently running a survey looking at players' gaming habits, but additionally, it's asking what the company can do to enhance people's games. Obviously this has Xbox fans talking and there's one thing on everyone's mind - ports. The survey delves into what games people typically play, which...
News SEGA Is 'Really Happy' With The Results Of Xbox Game Pass
"We wanted to take advantage of a great new opportunity"
Xbox Game Pass is the gift that keeps on giving to consumers, but developers and publishers have also expressed their admiration for the service over the years - including SEGA, which is "really happy" with the results. In an extensive rundown about Xbox Game Pass over at Eurogamer, SEGA...
News Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Hits Movie Theatres In April 2022
Gotta go fast... again!
The first Sonic the Hedgehog movie enjoyed superb success upon release back in early 2019, so it's no surprise to hear that Paramount is making a second one, with a targeted release date of April 8th, 2022. No details appear to have been unveiled on the movie as of yet, but we've got a short teaser as you can see above, and...
News SEGA Restructure Leads To Xbox Speculation Once Again
The company is splitting its game and amusement divisions
Here we go again! There has been a lot of speculation over the past six to twelve months that Microsoft might be interested in acquiring SEGA, and that speculation has just started up once again. It's the result of an organisational restructure by the Japanese firm, in which its video game...
News Xbox Posts Picture Of A Hedgehog, SEGA Rumours Start Up Again
It's been a strange year...
Cast your mind back to September, and you might remember a series of rumours that suggested Microsoft might be either acquiring former console manufacturer SEGA, or entering into a partnership with the company. Nothing ultimately came of it, but those rumours have been sparked into life once more today - the result of a...
News Sega Confirms Xbox One And PC Launch Date For Yakuza: Like A Dragon
Will arrive alongside the Xbox Series X
After bringing forth the release for Yakuza: Like a Dragon on Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X earlier this month, Sega has now officially re-confirmed the launch date for the Xbox One and Microsoft Store versions of the game. Instead of 13th Novemb
Random The Internet Thinks Microsoft Is Buying Sega Now
Update: No acquisition news at the Tokyo Game Show, confirms MS
Update: Microsoft has confirmed it has no plans to announce any acquisitions at this week's Tokyo Game Show. Original story: It doesn't take much to ignite a rumour nowadays and after Microsoft acquired the parent company of Bethesda earlier this week, some people on the
News Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis Arrives On Xbox In 2021
"reborn in all aspects"
One of the many games announced during the Xbox Games Showcase was Sega's online action-RPG, Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis. It'll be arriving on Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC in 2021. According to the official Xbox Wire news post, this is the "latest entry" in the PSO2 universe. Although, as Eurogamer points out -...
Rumour Sega To Rebrand The Xbox Series X In Japan? Don't Count On It
Key opinion leader weighs in
Last week, a Japanese tech journalist teased he would reveal a "huge scoop" relating to SEGA on June 4th, as pointed out by Gematsu. But according to new reports, it won't be related to Microsoft. Various Xbox rumours were thrown around over the weekend, including that SEGA might be rebranding Microsoft's next-gen...
News Sonic Games Are Releasing More Slowly For Quality Reasons, Says Sega
"It used to be like every year there was a new Sonic game"
In a recent livestream on the official Sonic the Hedgehog YouTube channel, social media manager Aaron Webber was asked a question about when new information or a trailer would be revealed for an upcoming Sonic game. In response, Webber revealed that Sega made a conscious effort a few years...
News Yakuza: Like A Dragon Will Be A Day One Xbox Series X Launch Title
Rise from rock bottom
The eighth entry in Sega's long-running Yakuza series has been confirmed by the creator Toshihiro Nagoshi as a "day one" launch title for Xbox Series X. As the headline suggests, it's officially titled Yakuza: Like A Dragon and was originally released on the PlayStation 4 in Japan at the start of this year. As the player,...
Review Alien: Isolation (Xbox One)
"The perfect organism."
Throughout cinematic history, very few films have influenced a genre like the Alien saga has. In 1979, Ridley Scott's initial vision of horror far away from home resonated so strongly with audiences that the film almost immediately became a cult hit and introduced us to Ellen Ripley, one of the most dynamic heroines ever to...
News SEGA's 2012 Olympics Game Gains Kinect Support
Back on track
SEGA' has today announced London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games will include Kinect features. By the sounds of it you won't be able to take on all 30 events with Kinect: the press release only mentions 110m hurdles and beach volleyball, already seen in the likes of Kinect Sports of course. Here's the first trailer,...