Update: We reached out to SEGA of America over the big question of whether this is a reboot or it’s own thing. Their reply? “Sonic Boom is a new branch of the Sonic universe and does not replace modern Sonic.”
Update 2:The SEGA Blog has posted the official announcement. After the break, check out an image gallery for both the TV show and the game.
Update 3: This is crazy. So way back in March of 2013 a CryEngine 3 demo video was uploaded to YouTube, and the video featured some unnamed environments from Big Red Button. Those environments are actually from Sonic Boom the game! We’ve added the video after the break.
Not only is Sonic Boom the cartoon series landing later this year on Cartoon Network, but SEGA has also revealed today that LA developer Big Red Button Entertainment, a team made up of Ex-Naughty Dog staffers, will be leading the development of a video game adaptation of the series which will be exclusive to the Wii U and 3DS. This makes Sonic Boom the first Western created Sonic cartoon and video game adaptation in over 20 years, the last being Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog and Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, as well as Sonic Spinball which featured Sonic SatAM elements as well as characters which were carried over to Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog.
Some may be tearing their hair out in the belief that Sonic has been rebooted, Sonic Team are no longer developing the games, and Sonic will forever be Nintendo exclusive. HOWEVER we have yet to hear from SEGA themselves over whether we can expect to see the usual Sonic Team developed “modern Sonic” we’ve come to know continue and be seen as separate from Sonic Boom the cartoon series and game adaptation. Much like the aforementioned Western Sonic cartoons and games being separate from the Japanese developed titles. Once we learn more, we’ll be sure to share it!
This extended trailer gives us a look at a few of the characters that will be playable in Degeki Bunko Fighting Climax when it comes out in arcades. gotta be honest, Shizuo Heiwajima’s super move in the end of the trailer where he picks up those vending machines was pretty cool. Below is the list of playable and supporting characters announced so far.
Atlus revealed an sequel to Persona 4 Arena today called Persona 4 Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold today. Sure to be put on top of many top 10 best fighting game names lists, this update features a new story along with at least three new characters: Junpei and Yukari from Persona 3 and an original character called Sho Minazuki.
SEGA has offered up sort of a “choose-your-own-adventure” trailer which allows viewers to select each member of the Deadly Six and in turn view a short preview of the boss battles featured in Sonic Lost World. The trailer, seen above, highlights the various battles Sonic will take part in to reach whatever end boss Sonic Team has in store for players. Interestingly, it appears that the game will have sub-bosses and main bosses, sort of a throwback to Sonic 3 & Knuckles. Eagle eyed viewers will notice that certain elements of boss battles carry over to background elements seen in later stages. Nice touch.
Unfortunately, there is some bad news. Fans have noticed that the American version of the trailer pushed the game’s release date back from October 22nd to the 29th.
The SEGAbits YouTube channel original series My Life with SEGA will return this October with a three part assault on the Aliens franchise! On October 2nd, AJ revisits the Alien Trilogy, a game he reviewed way back before the series moved to SEGAbits. October 16th sees the battle of Aliens vs. Predator, and then the infamous Aliens: Colonial Marines lands the day before Halloween. Check out the trailer above, and mark your calendars!
Yahoo! News has released a new Sonic Lost World trailer to coincide with Gamescom 2013. The trailer opens with a peek at a cutscene of Sonic and Tails arriving at Lost Hex in the Tornado, followed by footage of various stages including what appears to be Frozen Factory, a stage in which Sonic skates across icy paths. 2-Player Co-Op Support Mode shows Sonic being controlled by player 1, and the previously revealed gadgets built by tails being controlled by player 2. Past screens and videos showed off the green helicopter, and here we see it again as well as a fighter jet, a hover craft, and a silver UFO. One moment in the video shows the gadget acting as a platform, not unlike New Super Mario Bros. U’s support mode. The support mode actually has Tails voice, as though he is off-screen assisting Sonic. Also on show is a 2 Player Versus Races mode, with the multi-colored robotic Sonics from Sonic Colors making a return. Player one uses the TV screen while player 2 plays on the gamepad screen. MiiVerse Item Sharing allows players to share items like Wisp powers and classic Sonic power-ups including speed shoes, invincibility and Sonic 3′s elemental shields. One Wisp power-up appears to be called “ball”, turning Sonic into a giant black ball. Finally, we hear some taunts from the Deadly Six.
So far, it is one of the most revealing trailers to date with a lot to digest, so give it a few watches to take it all in and then let us know what you think about the game in the comments below!
While SEGA had already begun advertising Nagoshi’s new RPG called Hero Bank with branded merchandise including toilet paper, they hadn’t released a trailer until today. This trailer shows off gameplay, cutscenes and the characters you’ll be fighting against and with while a Japanese narrator narrates in Japanese.
Hero Bank releases in Japan on December 19th for 3DS. And again, it isn’t known yet if the game will actually be released in Western countries.
SEGA’s latest trailer for Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse shows off even more gameplay of the upcoming SEGA remake of the SEGA Genesis classic. This time, SEGA promises a mix of old and new, with recognizable layouts and brand new gimmicks. Check out that playing card vortex! Admittedly, the CG scenes aren’t all that great, but in the end it’s the gameplay that counts.
SEGA has just released the latest trailer for Sonic Lost World, this time focusing on the 3DS version. The trailer largely follows the structure of the previous trailer, this time switching out the Wii U footage for 3DS clips. The 3DS version touts exclusive levels, new moves, and is due out in 2013. October 13th, 2013 to be more exact.
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).