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Sega Forever program will bring their classic games to mobile devices as free-to-play apps

You don’t have to dig very far to find a swath of Sega-published apps on the App Store for your favorite mobile device. And that includes classic re-releases of dozens of games that originally appeared on the Master System, Genesis, and Dreamcast.

But this morning, the publisher announced “Sega Forever,” a new initiative that’ll re-release these re-releases as ad-supported free-to-play apps through the iOS App Store and Google Play Store. The program will kick off on June 22 with the re-release of five classic games, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star II, Comix Zone, Kid Chameleon, and Altered Beast:

Sega Forever Titles Available on June 22

  • Sonic The Hedgehog, the 1991 household classic that has remained at the forefront of hearts and minds since inception
  • Phantasy Star II, the longtime fan-favourite RPG from 1989
  • Comix Zone and Kid Chameleon, two American titles developed by Sega’s in-house studio STI
  • Altered Beast, the original Genesis pack-in title, a beat-em-up set in Ancient Greece that represents a weird and wonderful segment of the Sega catalogue that is ripe for rediscovery

All games in the Sega Forever lineup will be redesigned to work on mobile devices, and also include cloud saves, controller support, and leaderboards. You’ll also be able to remove the ads from each game for $1.99 apiece.

More titles will be added to the Sega Forever collection every two weeks, and to get an idea of which ones** will be coming soon, you should check out the wonderfully retro trailer embedded above.

** I spotted Shinobi, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic CD, Golden Axe, and Crazy Taxi, but I’m sure I missed some.

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Star-studded Launch Trailer reveals June 29 release date for Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow

Twentieth Century Fox, Jam City, and TinyCo have announced that Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow will be available to download for iOS and Android devices on June 29. And to help celebrate the game’s launch, they’ve recruited a quartet of celebrities to “head”line its Launch Trailer.

In addition to appearing in the trailer, Stephen Hawking, George Takei, Bill Nye, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson will also be playable characters in Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow, and all four will have their own unique storyline THe original animation team and Futurama‘s producers, Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, are working closely with the development team on Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow, and they will continue to produce more animated sequences like this Launch Trailer after the game’s launch.

Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow will be a free-to-play title that blends “simulation, combat, galactic exploration, and choose-your-own-adventure gameplay” in an all-new adventure starring Fry, Leela, Bender, Professor Farnsworth, and the rest of the Planet Express crew.

Yes, even Zoidberg.

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Telltale will launch Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 on July 11

Telltale Games has announced they’ll return to the world of Minecraft next month with the opening chapter of Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2. Jesse and the gang saved the world… so naturally it’s time for more shenanigans:

Now that Jesse and the gang have vanquished the Wither Storm, saved the world, and become totally super famous heroes, life has gotten a bit more…complicated. With more responsibilities and less time for adventure, old friendships have started to fade — at least until Jesse’s hand gets stuck in a creepy gauntlet that belongs to an ancient underwater temple. Together with old pals and new comrades alike, Jesse embarks on a brand new journey filled with tough choices, good times, and at least one temperamental llama.

Patton Oswalt (Male Jesse), Catherine Taber (Female Jesse), Ashley Johnson (Petra), and Scott Porter (Lukas) have all signed on to once again lend their voices to the episodic adventure series, and Telltale will also add their popular Crowd Play feature to Season 2 for players who want to share their decision-making with others. And speaking of decisions, choices from Minecraft: Story Mode will carry over into Season 2, but new players will be able to jump right into the story.

Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 – Episode 1: Hero in Residence will be available to download for the PC, PS4, Xbox One, and mobile devices on July 11. A retail version will also be available this Fall.

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Natsume will bring several Harvest Moon and River City games to E3 2017

Natsume has announced their lineup of games for this year’s E3 Expo, and fans of Harvest Moon and River City Ransom should be very happy with what they have to announce. During next week’s industry showcase, the publisher plans to fully unveil Harvest Moon: Light of Hope (which is coming to the PC, PS4, and Switch), River City: Knights of Justice, River City: Rival Showdown, and more:

Natsume’s E3 2017 Lineup

Harvest Moon: Light of Hope (PC, PS4, Switch)
In Harvest Moon: Light of Hope, players begin the game as they set out looking for a fresh start and new surroundings. During their voyage, their ship is hit by a monsoon and goes down. As they drift into a small harbor town, now in a shambles from the storm, it will be up to the player to help rebuild the town and save the lighthouse…but it won’t be easy! Nevertheless, with some hard work growing crops, tending livestock, and gathering materials for repairs, players will be able to make new friends, start a family, revive the lighthouse, and save the town!

Wild Guns Reloaded (PC)
In Wild Guns Reloaded, Annie has tracked down the famed bounty hunter Clint to get revenge on the Kid Gang. With eight stages, each with three zones, there’s plenty of bad robots to blast away. With a true arcade game feel, Wild Guns was the first sci-fi western to arrive on home consoles, and to this day, there really isn’t any other game like Wild Guns!

River City: Knights of Justice (3DS)
River City: Knights of Justice (known in Japan as Nekketsu Mahou Monogatari), is scheduled to launch as a 3DS eShop exclusive this Summer. Kunio and his friends go medieval in this unique entry to the River City series, as they are transformed into heroes and villains that would be home in any RPG! Players will use swords, staves, and even magic to bring peace back to Riverandia!

River City: Rival Showdown (3DS)
River City: Rival Showdown (known in Japan as Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari SP), will launch this Fall for the Nintendo 3DS. One night, Kunio is attacked by two mysterious individuals. On top of that, Riki’s girlfriend has disappeared, and it’s up to Kunio to find out the truth! Kunio has just 3 days to unravel the mystery, and he’ll need your help to take down all who stand in his way! Take on some familiar faces from the River City games and meet new ones in this fast-paced beat-’em-up RPG.

Harvest Moon 20th Anniversary
Natsume’s European publishing partner, Rising Star Games, will be showing titles in the booth as well, including Harvest Moon: Lil’ Farmers (Android, iOS) and the European version of Harvest Moon: Skytree Village. As part of the year-long 20th anniversary celebration, Natsume has also unveiled a re-release of Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life – Special Edition and Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland for the PlayStation 4, both of which will be available to play at the show.

The 2017 E3 Expo kicks off on Tuesday, July 13.

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Here’s a Launch Trailer for Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy – Episode 2: Under Pressure

Star-Lord comes back from the dead… Drax wants to kill someone… and Rocket reminisces about his part… just your average afternoon for the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Marvel’s cosmic superteam has returned this week for Under Pressure, the second chapter in Telltale’s episodic adventure series, and Telltale has released a brand new Launch Trailer for the add-on:

The Guardians just can’t seem to outrun the past (or their tab), but if they figure out how to control the untold power of their mysterious new relic, they might not have to. With help from dubious old friends and unwilling new allies, Star-Lord and company scour the galaxy for answers. But how long can they elude the genocidal maniac hunting them? And will simmering tensions finally tear the team apart?

Guardians of the Galaxy – Episode 2: Under Pressure should be available to download for the PC, PS4, Xbox One, and mobile devices beginning today.

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Telltale reveals a Launch Trailer for The Walking Dead: A New Frontier’s final episode

“I’ve been here before. It’s not gonna end well for everyone.”

Telltale Games closed the book on The Walking Dead: A New Frontier today with the release of Episode 5: From the Gallows. To celebrate, the developer has released a new Launch Trailer for the final chapter:

In Telltale’s most tailored episode to date, Richmond teeters on the brink of collapse as chaos reigns from all directions. The lives of its citizens and all those closest to Javier hang in the balance. The decisions you’ve made and bonds you’ve nurtured across the season will determine which characters now trust Javi to safeguard all they hold dear as the crisis pushes every relationship past its breaking point…

Telltale hasn’t made any announcements about a possible fourth season for The Walking Dead, but I’m going to assume that fans are very eagerly hoping the developer will continue their most popular franchise.

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Unlock Wonder Woman’s movie costume in Injustice 2 now

Wonder Woman opens in theaters this Friday, and NetherRealm Studios is celebrating with a special in-game event in Injustice 2.

Players will be able to unlock new Gear based on her appearance in the film by completing the “To End All Wars” Multiverse event. Not only is it stylish, but each piece also adds a major stat boost to Wonder Woman’s repertoire, as well as further bonuses if you own the full set.

NetherRealm will also add two film-inspired characters cards to the mobile version of Injustice 2. Players can earn “Amazon Wonder Woman” and “Mythic Wonder Woman” cards, in addition to a full Gear set.

The Wonder Woman film event ends on June 5, but you’ll still have the chance to unlock the new Gear if you miss out. After the event ends, the film Gear will be found as random drops in the fighting game’s Mother Boxes.

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Telltale will release Guardians of the Galaxy: Episode 2 on June 6

Telltale Games has announced that their Guardians of the Galaxy series will continue on June 6 with the release of Episode 2: Under Pressure. It looks like the Guardians are still being pursued by Thanos in this episode, but we’ll also get a flashback to Rocket’s early life:

In “Under Pressure,” the Guardians just can’t seem to outrun the past (or their tab), but if they figure out how to control the untold power of their mysterious new relic, they might not have to. With help from dubious old friends and unwilling new allies, Star-Lord and company scour the galaxy for answers. But how long can they elude the genocidal maniac hunting them? And will simmering tensions finally tear the team apart?

And get ready to delve into a certain Rocket Raccoon’s past…

Guardians of the Galaxy: Episode 2 – Under Pressure will be available to download for the PC, PS4, Xbox One, and mobile devices.

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