SEGA’s Facebook page has teased a new image from the upcoming Wii U and 3DS title Sonic Lost World. Accompanying the photo of six new characters is “Six will rise from the Lost World. Are they friends or foes? Find out on May 29th”. Could these be the guardians of the lost world? The six characters fit in with the standard number of zones found in most Sonic games, with six plus a final zone. Could each character represent an action stage, and introduce a new gameplay mechanic not unlike the wisps in Sonic Colors? So much to speculate until May 29th!
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- “Whimsical transformation” Whatever that is.
- 2-Player local play.
- Save anywhere
- Japanese and western versions
- Boob tube “Classic” view.
- Input settings. Set buttons as you wish.
- Arcade sounds replace Genesis sounds.
Above is the map of the South Hall from this year’s E3. Check out all the publishers. SEGA is sitting pretty up there with Activision Blizzard and Square-Enix. As you can see their booth is going to be pretty big, bigger than Capcom and Konami’s (who even have a new Metal Gear to show).
The odd thing is that SEGA hasn’t really been teasing too many games. I guess they do have heavy hitters coming like Company of Heroes 2, Total War: Rome 2 and of course Sonic Lost World. Who knows, we might even get new surprises on the Xbox One and Playstation 4! You can discuss SEGA’s booth with fans via our forum.
I am a sucker for video game novels. I recall reading Myst: The Book of Atrus for a book report and thinking I was the coolest kid in school. SEGA Europe, in partnership with Pan Macmillan, will soon be releasing historical adventure novels based on the Total War franchise, so now kids can have a reason to read SEGA related books for school! Just tell them it’s world history. Coinciding with the release of Total War Rome II, SEGA plans to release four novels written by acclaimed adventure novelist David Gibbins. The first of these books, entitled Total War Rome II: Destroy Carthage, is due out September 3rd and can be pre-ordered now.
David Gibbons seems enthusiastic about the new series, stating “what really attracts me about the Total War games is their historical authenticity and attention to detail, as well as the contexts ranging from antiquity to more recent times that closely match my own range of interests.My novels will not only enrich the experience for Total War players but also stan alone in the wider market, where I see huge potential and an even bigger audience for the Total War franchise.” SEGA and Pan Macmillan plan to cross-promote the novels, including in-game marketing. Who knows, what you read could very well seep into the game you’re playing, allowing for a richer experience on both sides.
Seems that Jacky Bryant will join his co-stars Pai Chan, Sarah Bryant Akira Yuki as a playable character in Dead or Alive 5. Only that Jacky Bryant is exclusive to Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, Famitsu announced today. Seems that SEGA and Team Ninja have warmed up to the cross over, at this point they might as well create a Dead or Alive vs Virtua Fighter title. Or is that too long of a name?
Joining Super Hang-On, Space Harrier and Sonic in the 3D remakes is the Genesis and arcade classic, Altered Beast. It was announced on SOJ’s archive site that the game will be released next week in Japan at 600 yen. New features include…
Sonic Lost World is all the rage on the internet and when I say rage I literally mean rage. Seems that most fans online aren’t very happy with the announcement that SEGA will be releasing the next three Sonic titles as Nintendo exclusives. We already wrote an article outlining why this isn’t such a bad thing. The next question is when will the game come out?
Well, according to SEGA Japan’s Facebook page you should expect to see it this holiday season. As expected, right? So start saving your pennies!
If you see below this post, you will noticed the Yakuza 1&2 HD screenshots for the Wii U Edition. Above you can see the game in action in its first ever trailer. The game is set to be released in Japan on August 8th, for both download and retail services.
The Wii U port will have all the features included in the Playstation 3 release (including the new Easy Mode) and will take advantage of the Wii U’s gamepad screen to see the map while you play. It will also allow you to play the game on the pad’s screen if you decide you want to. The game will retail for 5,229 yen (About $51.13 usd) and the download version will cost you 4,700 yen (about $45.83).
It’s weird that SEGA has decided to port over Yakuza 1&2 HD to the Wii U. Maybe this is their first step in planning on bringing over the other Yakuza titles. Regardless, these two Yakuza titles (especially the second one) are the best Yakuza titles ever made. So if you never played a Yakuza game and they bring this over to America, do yourself a huge favor and pick it up.
Arc System Works announced their latest game: Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- today. This is the first new big entry in the Guilty Gear franchise since 2007 and also the third entry to be published by SEGA.
This new title uses Epic’s Unreal Engine, they used the engine to give the game a 2D sprite look in a 3D world, which like the video above shows looks pretty damn impressive. No release date or platforms have been announced yet, but you can probably expect it to be released in Arcades as well as on consoles.
Console wars, they never change. EA has announced that their EA Sports titles won’t be coming to Wii U and that they don’t have any games in development for the system. Does this remind anyone of the Dreamcast situation?
“Nintendo are still operating like it’s 1990.They should have “done a Sega” and offered Mario/Zelda as PS4/Durango exclusives.
If that wasn’t enough, EA’s Bob Summerwill Senior SE and Architect of EA Sports, has decided to take to twitter to insult the console by stating that it’s a crap console and that Nintendo should have just went 3rd party (like SEGA did). But it seems that EA probably told him to stop what he was doing, since he has deleted the tweets. But of course, the internet caught on fast.
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