If you haven’t noticed, the site was offline for a few days and there was some SEGA News that we missed. At first I wanted to make a news post for every single item, but that would be sort of a waste. So now that we are back lets have a look at some of the news that we missed which includes the announcement of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the first ever screenshots for Total War: Warhammer and a look at SEGA Japan’s mission statement, painting a positive note for the future of the company.
Mario & Sonic go to Rio, play at the Olympics once again
The dynamic duo are back and once again they are settling their differences at next year’s Olympic Games. This is the 5th entry to the long running Mario & Sonic series that started back in 2007 via the Nintendo Wii and DS. This new title will be released on both the Nintendo 3DS and the Nintendo Wii U. It has already been confirmed that each version will have exclusive mini-games. For example the 3DS version will have Soccer (aka Football for non-Americans) and table tennis, while the Wii U version gets rugby and beach volleyball.
New characters include:
- Jet the Hawk
- Diddy Kong
The game was announced via Nintendo Direct over in Japan and even showed off gameplay footage that you can see here. Not surprisingly, SEGA of America has already confirmed that this title will make it West. No firm release date has been announced for the game as of yet. I’m sure we will see more at this year’s E3.
First Total War: WarHammer sreenshots released
SEGA and Creative Assembly also gave the world a glimpse of their new game Total War: Warhammer with the first in-game engine screenshots. As you can see it looks really great graphically for the type of scale Total War games are known for. I’m sure coupled with the great battle mechanics of Creative Assembly and the decades of built lore from the Warhammer universe that this game might be one of Creative Assembly’s most ambitious titles. We shall wait and see.
SEGA Japan released the following mission statement video on its YouTube channel. The video starts off with the statement ‘Creation is Life’, referring to the company. The video glosses over some great pioneering games in the arcades back when SEGA called themselves the ‘Quartermasters’. The video shows the console and arcade history of the company and then talks about the present SEGA and maybe a little too positive tone for the future of the company.
Anyway, let us know what you think in the comment section and welcome back to the site!Ad: