Another excellent trailer for the upcoming Virtua Fighter sequel has hit the internet. Really nicely put together and showcasing the entire cast once again.
Well this is certainly interesting if true.
Fudzilla is reporting that SEGA’s recent announcement of Crazy Taxi and Sonic Adventure may just be the start of a cavalcade of Dreamcast games making their way to Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network. They even go on to say that Jet Set Radio could be the next cab off the rank, which would be great news!
In addition to this, they also claim that another Sega Genesis/Mega Drive collection may be in the works, featuring some of the titles that were not included in the first pack. Interesting if true, so fingers crossed for some more Retro-Goodness!
In a press release earlier today, SEGA has announced that Conduit 2 will be supporting the Wii’s Motion Plus peripheral to allow for unmatched accuracy and responsiveness.
In their press release, SEGA has stated:
The Conduit series is famed for its detailed control system allowing players to customise and configure their controls, including look sensitivity, turning speed, the dead zone and much more. Conduit 2 will use Wii MotionPlus to create the most responsive control system ever, as well as improved edge tracking and transitions to pointer control.
Unlike Red Steel 2, Wii Motion Plus will not be required to play the game, but will instead be optional. Conduit 2 will be playable at this year’s E3.
SEGA has just released a very cool new trailer for the upcoming Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown.
The trailer shows off new moves and combos for each and every character, as well as giving us a look at some of the new stages that will feature.
[SOURCE: SEGA YouTube]
Red Eye is an unwilling agent for the notorious Redrum gang (Try reading that backwards! Mind blowing right?) from Sega’s 1996 fighting game Last Bronx. In a move befitting an evil organisation with such an evil name, their method for recruiting Red Eye (formerly known as Ken Kono) was to offer him something called the Redrum challenge (which I can only assume is a blind taste test of various cola brands). He refused them, and so they naturally set him on fire, causing him to go insane and rather than suffering horrible burns, his skin just turned an odd shade of bright red. He also got a pair of cool night vision goggles, giving him that little bit of extra weirdness/style to cement his image as the ‘crazy evil guy’ of the game.
VersusCity.net has come across what looks like a flyer for the upcoming Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown. Apparantly many sources say this is the real deal, and it leaks a bit of interesting information about the upcoming arcade game and the new features it brings to Virtua Fighter.
Hit the jump to see the translation of the flyer from versuscity.net!
Lieutenant Columbo, Inspector Zenigata and Dirty Harry.
Just let those three names roll around in your head for a bit. They’re all really great characters aren’t they? Now imagine them all combined into one person, cell shaded and then put into a video game.
Now go change your underpants and come back to read about Jet Set Radio’s Captain Onishima.
Ah tennis, a gentlemanly game of skill. It’s all about two men facing off against each other, nothing but racquets and hairy balls between them. (I’ll get the bad puns out of the way early, I promise). Unless we are talking Sega’s Virtua Tennis series, in which case, prepare for huge sunflower racquets, giant alligators, wheelie bins from outer space invading our tennis courts, and the brave men who need to stop them. You know I’m not making this stuff up, I’m not that creative.
And of course, we have the baddest dudes to ever set foot on a tennis court. Of course I’m talking about Virtua Tennis’ Royalty the craziest, toughest tennis players to ever walk the earth (sorry John McEnroe, better luck next time).
Hit the Jump to read the full story of the Royal Family of Tennis!
There are rumblings over at VirtuaFighter.com with rumours of Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown recieving a console release for Christmas 2010 or March 2011. Obviously SEGA fans are skeptical with the recent XBLA rumours being debunked, but unlike those, these come from a long time member of the VFDC Forums, and longer time Virtua Fighter fan.
Details are scarce, with one post claiming
It’s happening………………. !
But that’s all I’ll say.
Since then others have reported that the game is scheduled for a Christmas 2010 or March 2011 release, or backed up the initial post.
Fingers crossed, fans have been waiting a long time for the next Virtua Fighter.
[SOURCE: VirtuaFighter.com Forums]
Welcome to the first ever ‘The Last Boss’, where I’ll be covering a different Sega Boss Character/Fight each article. It’s something I hope to do on a semi-regular basis, and as you well know there are a lot of unique and great ones to cover. In an ironic fashion, lets dive into the First Last Boss, The House of the Dead series’ Magician.
The Magician, like all other bosses in the House of the Dead Series (barring Overkill) is named after a Tarot Card. In Tarot cards, the Magician is representative of ‘creation by willpower and desire’. In the House of the Dead Games, he is representative of lots of fireballs and repeatedly inserting more money into the machine as he kills you again and again. And again.