SEGA Rally Online Arcade
Here in America, we just finished celebrating Thanksgiving and went through hell with Black Friday. Now I’m sitting here putting together a list of why I’m glad to be a SEGA fan this year. It seems that SEGA hardly gets the credit they deserve for some of the things they do, but when they do something wrong everyone notices. So why am I a SEGA fan?
Next week, Playstation Plus users will be able to pick up SEGA Rally Online Arcade for 50% off. So the game will come costing you $5. That means if you buy it for the discounted price, its yours forever.
Sadly we have not gotten a SEGA Rally Online Arcade review up yet. I’m working on it, but have been busy. But let me say this, if you liked SEGA Rally on Saturn, you can’t go wrong, especially at a 50% discount.
The game is $9.99, a bargain for the goodness you will be getting. Also new is the SEGA Genesis Dynamic Theme that is exclusive to PS+ users. Feels good man.
Check that out! What a great trailer for Sega Rally Online Arcade! It’s quirky, it’s fun… It sums up the simple joy of SEGA Rally a treat!
Sega Rally Online Arcade is out NOW on XBLA and PSN (The Playstation Store is still down) for only 800 MS Points it’s a bloody steal, Awesome!
With SEGA announcing SEGA Rally Online Arcade for Xbox Live and PSN, the he question from fans has been; is SEGA trying to revive the brand and release a new console version of the game like 2007’s SEGA Rally Revo?
“Sega constantly wrestles with what existing IP we should try and reignite. We did a pretty good job with Sega Rally back in 2007, but it came out at a time when the consumer was moving away from driving games in general. There’s a bit of a resurgence in those games – I’ve got to say Codemasters did a brilliant job with F1 2010, it was first-class – and therefore, is it a viable market? We’re constantly looking at it.”
“Have we got any plans for Sega Rally on any platform at the moment? The answer is no. But we constantly review those IPs to see if we can reinvent them. A lot of it is dependent on what those platforms can do. And of course the cost of development.” – Mike Hayes, SEGA West CEO
It is too bad to see, but at least we are getting a digital title for now. One of the complaints for SEGA Rally Revo was that it didn’t have enough content for most racing fans, so maybe releasing the franchise as a XBLA/PSN title is a smarter choice.
XBOX 360 Director of Programming “Major Nelson” has announced via his blog that SEGA Rally Online Arcade is set to release on May 18th for 800 msp ($10). I’d assume this means the game will release to PSN on the same d- oh… right, it’s still down.
In any case, exciting news for SEGA fans as the game will be released in only 8 days!
[source: Major Nelson]
We posted about it before, but now it’s official. The game will be hitting PSN and XBLA. It will obviously feature single player challenges like ‘Time Attack’ and ‘Championship Battle Mode’. New achievement system will be used for unlocking content, the game will have 13 cars to pick from.
Multiplayer will support 2 player offline and 2-6 players online. You will be able to purchase it this Spring. More information as it is released.