The SEGA Blog has today revealed new screens and details regarding the Nintendo 3DS release of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. The screens, seen after the break, look rather jaggy and blurry. However, as we’ve seen the game looks a lot better when it is actually being played, which is typically the case with 3DS titles when it comes to screenshots. The game is still set for a February 8, 2013 release in Europe and a February 12, 2013 release in North America. Other features include:
StreetPass challenges and features
The ability to play with up to seven friends using multi cart or single cart play
22 playable SEGA All-stars characters
Over 20 tracks and arenas
Also noted, like the other versions of the game there will be a bonus edition available for a limited time. Bonus edition content features: Metal Sonic along with his transforming vehicle and Mod Pack, an additional Outrun Bay Track plus challenges and time trials, and stickers for your in-game driver’s license.
On Monday we shared the great news that Project X Zone would be coming West this summer. However, we didn’t know certain details including who was publishing it, how much it would cost, and if the title was to be changed or would remain as is. A pre-order page for the game at GameStop.com, which appeared today, answers those questions. The game will continue to be called Project X Zone, the price is $39.99 and the publisher is Namco Bandai Games America. Also included is a brief description of the game: “This epic crossover title brings together the fiercest and most popular legacy characters from NAMCO BANDAI, SEGA®, and Capcom’s most beloved franchises to create a Strategy-RPG experience that can only be described as the ultimate cross-over title.”
Via IGN comes a bit of awesome news. The very-Japanese-there-is-no-way-it-is-coming-West game Project X Zone is in fact slated to release in North America, Latin America, Europe and Australia this summer! For those not in the know, Project X Zone is a SEGA, Namco-Bandai, Capcom crossover tactical RPG game featuring 200 characters from over 29 different franchises. SEGA fans who have been following the Japanese release of the game have spotted a number of SEGA all-stars including Ulala from Space Channel 5, Sakura Shinguji from Sakura Taisen and Bruno Delinger from Dynamite Deka (the full roster can be seen here). No other information, such as publisher or a possible title change, has been given, but once we learn more we’ll be sure to share it!
SEGA has finally revealed the release dates and prices for NiGHTS and Sonic Adventure 2, both of which are a part of SEGA’s Heritage Collection. NiGHTS and Sonic Adventure 2 will be available on PSN on October 2nd for $9.99 USD, and available October 5th for 800 msp on XBLA. So both games in one day? Sweet deal! SEGA has also announced Sonic Adventure 2 Battle Mode DLC for an additional $3/240 Microsoft Points. Battle Mode includes more maps and characters from the Gamecube version, including Chao Karate. Also revealed is that NiGHTS will have the Christmas NiGHTS content included at no extra charge.
No word on Europe yet, when we get the details we’ll share them. However, we can assume the price will be similar to the US.
A few months back we brought you some early info on SEGA’s new combination town strategy game and 3-D dungeon crawler Kingdom Conquest. Well today, that game is available to download for FREE via the iTunes app store and can be played on any iOS device. Learn more about the game here, and if you own an iOS device download it NOW! It’s free, it’s a new IP and thus far from what I’ve played it’s pretty cool!
If you own an iOS device, buy this awesome game NOW! The iPhone/iPod Touch version sells for $4.99 and the iPad version sells for $6.99, adding HD visuals and local multiplayer. Still not convinced? Check out my first impressions.
Forgive me for not thinking of a cat and mouse pun for the headline. Via SEGA’s e-newsletter comes an official word on when we can expect the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to get Chu Chu fever: late October! Considering the iDevice’s are getting Sonic 4 next week, October will be a big month for SEGA on the App Store. Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but $7.99 to $9.99 seem to be the magic numbers for other new App Store releases from SEGA.
SEGA has just released the boxart, pricing plan and trailer for the upcoming Tournament of Legends video game. Don’t know what Tournament of Legends is? Its the new game by High Voltage Software, the guys that did The Conduit.
The trailer above shows some cinematic stuff created via High Voltage’s Wii engine and if you hit the jump you will see the box art. Game will cost $29.99 when it comes out on July 6th.