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Hong Kong PlayStation Store leaks “Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection” (updated)

Update: this leak has since been confirmed by Sony. Original story follows. A PS4 listing for Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection has appeared on the Hong Kong PlayStation Store. The title had not been formally announced by Capcom. The collection includes Mega Man Zero 1, 2, 3, and 4 (originally released for the GameBoy Advance) as well as Mega Man

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Mega Man 11 releases October 2, many new details in latest trailer

The original super fighting robot will return to consoles and PC on October 11. According to Capcom’s newest release, Mega Man 11 will also feature a new gameplay feature dubbed the “Double Gear system,” which enhances Mega Man’s normal capabilities. The Speed Gear briefly slows down time giving Mega Man time to react to more frantic moments. Sounds like the

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Review: “Batman Returns” (SNES, Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Jolly Jinglings holiday event! Today we’re tackling a rare example of a Christmas-related superhero game… Superhero games have historically been hit or miss, but Batman has managed to have slightly better luck than many other characters. The 16-bit era was particularly kind to the Dark Knight. There are several solid Batman games on the Super

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Chomp Bites One Off: Gyro Man (Attack Helicopter Week Special)

Welcome back to Attack Helicopter Week here at The Splintering! We certainly hope that you’ve been enjoying some of our gaming content celebrating the best of our fine, attack helicopteroid friends! Every now and again, we at The Splintering are going to lean on our mascot, Chomp the Termite, to go out into the world of myth and fiction to

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Cyberpunk noire graphic novel “Necromancer” now crowdfunding on Indiegogo

Over the weekend, Jakob Morris launched a crowdfunding campaign for a new graphic novel Necromancer: Tombstone Blues via Indiegogo. Written by Morris and featuring illustrations by Basque artist Ibai Canales (Iron Sights), Necromancer appears to be a mega-mishmash of gothic, cyberpunk, noire and mystery. Here’s a summary of the Necromancer project taken from the Indiegogo campaign page.   “In this

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The “Gunman Clive HD Collection” is coming to Switch this January

The Gunman Clive HD Collection is coming to the Nintendo Switch on 17 January* for the humble price of $3.99. The HD collection includes both the original Gunman Clive and Gunman Clive 2, both of which have previously seen releases on the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS. If you’re a fan of side-scrolling platformers like the Mega Man series and

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Polymega releases several Saturn gameplay videos after launch trailer raises questions

Earlier in September, Polymega released a launch trailer for their upcoming clone console. As part of that reveal, they also announced that the Polymega would support SEGA Saturn software. This produced a lot of smiles but also raised a few eyebrows, as skeptical retro gamers are well aware of how difficult the Saturn’s hardware is to emulate. To add fuel

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Polymega announces SEGA Saturn support; clarifies video footage error (updated)

There’s certainly no shortage of clone consoles out there for retro gaming enthusiasts to choose from. What sets the Polymega apart from other multi-console systems such as the Retron 5 or the Retro Freak is that the base model Polymega is designed to play CD-based games, including those from the SEGA CD, PlayStation 1, Neo Geo CD, and the TurboGrafx-CD.

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Capcom aims to revive dormant IPs, which do you want to see?

On Wednesday, Capcom posted an overview of its strategies and plans for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. As part of that, the company provided insight into growth strategies, and its focus going forward. Capcom first highlighted that, with new titles, it will “regularly release titles for major IP while also utilizing dormant IP and remakes”. A part of the

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“Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX” now available on Steam, PS4 and Nintendo Switch

Inti Create’s 2-D run-and-gunner Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX is now available for Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Steam PC for $14.99. The Gunvolt series is a fast-paced action/platformer heavily inspired by 2D classics like Mega Man X. Here’s the full breakdown and key features of the game: Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX takes place in the universe of the Azure

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SEGA reveals the final 12 games included with the Genesis Mini

Before we start, who called Alisia Dragoon being added to the SEGA Genesis Mini? This guy! … Well, we didn’t so much “call it” as we put it on our wishlist. Either way, it’s still great that Alisia Dragoon is even a small part of the current gaming conversation, because it’s excellent. All that gloating aside, SEGA has announced the

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Our wishlist for the last 10 Genesis Mini games (SEGA Week Special)

SEGA has been knocking it out of the park with the games announced for their upcoming Genesis Mini. The first 30 of the 40 pre-installed titles have now been revealed, with the list of confirmed games below: Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle Altered Beast Beyond Oasis Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse Castlevania: Bloodlines Comix Zone Contra: Hard Corps

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New Humble Bundle features Capcom & SEGA titles on PlayStation

Capcom and SEGA have joined to support a handful of charities by offering a combined Humble Bundle aptly named the The Humble Capcom X SEGA PlayStation Bundle, including games for the PS4, PS Vita and PS3 (…really?). Proceeds can go to support your choice of three charities: Save the Children US, the American Red Cross, and the Rett Syndrome Research

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SEGA’s “Golden Axe: Revenge of Death Adder” finally coming home thanks to Arcade1up

Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Arcade1up announced that a Golden Axe themed arcade unit will be part of their 2020 releases. This machine includes several of SEGA’s “Team Shinobi”-developed arcade classics such as Golden Axe (duh), Shinobi (double-duh), Altered Beast, Wrestle Wars and Golden Axe: Revenge of the Death Adder. **rEcOrD sCrAtCh** You read that last one right.

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How well did SEGA’s “OutRun 2019” predict the actual technology of 2019?

The futurists working in entertainment are always letting us down. Back to the Future part II promised us hoverboards and flying cars, but when 2015 rolled around, they were nowhere to be seen. The original animated Transformers movie promised us hoverboards by 2005, so Hasbro was even more off the mark. As it turns out, video games have been predicting

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Nintendo confirms that “Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore” will be censored both in Japan and the West

Nintendo has made an important update to the Japanese website for Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore confirming that the updated Switch port of the game is based on the Western version of the Wii U original. That means the upcoming Encore re-release will be censored no matter which region in which of you reside. This revelation won’t come as a

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Review: “Rambo III” (SEGA Genesis)

In the 80s, tough, badass action heroes were all the rage, and no other onscreen action hero was bigger and badder than Rambo. With the release of Rambo: Last Blood in cinemas this weekend, the character has appeared in five separate movies, several of which spawned video game adaptations. Rambo III was released for the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive shortly after

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Face-Off: Is the Dreamcast still worth collecting? (SEGA Dreamcast Anniversary Week Special)

While the release of Shenmue I & II last year was certainly cause for celebration among SEGA fans, its release begs a question of critical, global importance: Is the SEGA Dreamcast still worth collecting for? To address this confounding issue, two top minds from Internet blogging sites have agreed to debate the finer points of the conundrum, and what better

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Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE is coming to Nintendo Switch- and it’s still censored

One of the big reveals during Wednesday’s Nintendo Direct presentation was an updated port of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, Atlus’ mashup of Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem originally released for the Wii U in 2015. This time titled Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore, the Switch version will include new story segments and an all-new song. However, if the game’s

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Chomp Bites One Off: Zeus (SEGA Genesis 30th Anniversary Week special)

Welcome back to SEGA Genesis 30th Anniversary Week here at The Splintering! We certainly hope that you’ve been enjoying some of our retro gaming content celebrating the launch of our 16-bit friend! Every now and again, we at The Splintering are going to lean on our mascot, Chomp the Termite, to go out into the world of myth and fiction

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Review: “Altered Beast” (SEGA Genesis 30th Anniversary Week special)

Today, the Splintering is continuing our SEGA Genesis 30th Anniversary Week by reviewing the final SEGA Genesis launch title: Altered Beast! Happy birthday SEGA Genesis! I know pretty much everyone interested in classic gaming knows about the original pack-in for one of the greatest consoles of all time… and most people do not have the nicest things to say about

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Review: “Thunder Force II” (SEGA Genesis 30th Anniversary Week special)

Today, the Splintering is continuing our SEGA Genesis 30th Anniversary Week by reviewing yet another SEGA Genesis launch title: Thunder Force II! I know what you’re thinking. “If this is Thunder Force II, a sequel, then where the heck can I find the first game?” My answer is to that is two fold. First, don’t think so damn much, you’ll

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Review: “Super Thunder Blade” – SEGA Genesis (Attack Helicopter Week special)

Welcome back to Attack Helicopter Week here at The Splintering. Before we start with the review, let’s play a little game… One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just doesn’t belong. Space Harrier  –  After Burner  –  Hang On  –  Out Run  –  Thunder Blade Can you tell which thing is not like the

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Reflection: M.U.S.H.A. (SEGA Week Special)

Being SEGA Week and all, I thought it would make sense to highlight one of the most prized games in the Genesis library: M.U.S.H.A. Since The Splintering doesn’t really do “reviews”, I’m winging it with the whole “reflection” thing. Time to give M.U.S.H.A a bit of The Splintering’s trademark TLC … Prepare for bemusement! What is it? M.U.S.H.A. … Who

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Cheeky gaming ads: SEGA in the 90s (SEGA Week Special)

Before the world went nuts and people turned into whiny-ass vanguards of social righteousness, video game advertisements were frequently quite awesome. This is The Splintering‘s fourth post highlighting samples of how the video game industry didn’t always take itself so seriously, and sometimes let their advertisements reflect the spirit of their games… through fun. For this fourth installment, we’re keeping

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Review: “Fantasy Zone II: the Tears of Opa-Opa” 3DS (SEGA Week Special)

Opa-Opa has once again taken flight in 3D Fantasy Zone II: the Tears of Opa-Opa, which is part of M2’s highly-regarded line of SEGA 3D Classics. 3D Fantasy Zone II was rebuilt from the ground up, including unlockable options, extra modes, and of course, stereoscopic 3D effects courtesy of the 3DS hardware. Opa-Opa looks hot in 3D! I wanna lick

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