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Looks like it’s time to remember another obscenely long title again!
That’s right revealed at last nights Nintendo Direct broadcast was another game in the Mario and Sonic sports series. This one being a sort of sequel to the 2009 Winter based mini-game collection that we saw on the Wii. This game though is set to take place in Sochi, Russia and will contain a host of new games such as snowboarding, skiing, and even pairs figure skating (catch the dream!).
It’ll also use the features that the Wii U has to offer like the gamepad which is shown off in the above video. And although we haven’t got a release date just yet we can expect to see this game closer to the events when they hit next year.
[Source: Digital Spy]
First 4 Figures have definitely been throwing out some stunning Sega figures lately. With their recent Ryo and Shadow statuettes causing much excitement and anticipation in the Sega community there seems to be no slowing down for the company. But what next? Well that’s for you to decide! In a forum post uploaded yesterday the company urged fans to vote in a poll for which famous Sega character should appear next in their awesome (if very expensive) range of figures. The poll spans old Sega favorites such as Ristar and Vectorman to newer stars like Bayonetta. The full list is viewable in the forum post itself but if you don’t see your personal favorite you can still suggest them on the site to be looked over.
Personally i’d love to see Beat from Jet Grind Radio. Just seeing the cell-shaded quality of the character brought to life is worth the vote alone. But what about you? Have you decided on your vote yet? If so who would you like to see? Well now’s your chance to vote so get cracking!
So you thought that Shinobi update for House of the Dead Overkill: The Lost Reels was awesome? Well stand back because Sega has blown that update out of the water with a new one featuring everyone’s favorite collection of green spheres, Vectorman. Like the Joe Musashi update you can unlock Vectorman’s ball gun (complete with retro particle effects) with in-game currency, this weapon costing 70,000 ‘Ka$h’ specifically. The high price point is definitely going to set players back ‘Ka$h’ wise so luckily Sega has some money earning tips on the Sega blog to help gamers out. How lovely!
So now that we have these two characters, do you think we can expect any more? I love crossover weapons and even just thinking about these retro heroes in a modern day Sega title like this makes me wet with joy. Who would you most like to see make an appearance in the exploitation soaked world of House of the Dead: Overkill? Let me know in the comments!
Hey gang what’s up? Nothing? Bored? Waiting for something to turn your life into fun? Well thankfully for you The Sega Addicts Kids Table is back (and late, blame epilepsy) again to entertain you with Tom Kyzivat filling in for John this week! Does that get you hyped? No! Well how about some discussion on the 1995 motion picture epic Theodore Rex? Yes? Yes!!!
On a more serious note there’s also some conversation about Sonic Dash becoming free, the old Castle of Illusion HD rumors, and much more. Oh and if you want to find out what’s up with the title for this episode you’re gonna have to listen to the actual thing. Enjoy!
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Remember when we used to do commentaries here at Sega Addicts? No? Well an old writer Sven used to sit down and put together some footage and slap our horrible voices all over it. However one stormy night Sven left the site in the middle of our Sonic 4: Episode 2 commentary with Josh Newey, leaving the saga incomplete and empty.
…until now! As you can see above we finally have access to the lost videos for your enjoyment. Sonic 4: Episode 2 is no longer relevant though but if you don’t mind hearing us blabber on about weird nonsense (I haven’t watched this since) with a slightly rubbish videogame on in the background, then these lost treats are for you my friend. You can see the final part in this commentary after the jump, and if you’re new to these videos you can even check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3!
Who knows maybe one day we could even get this going again. Meh, that’ll probably never happen. Ever. Nope. Nada. No way… now hit the jump and stop thinking about that…
Oh and enjoy!
Not to sound like an ad here but insert coin is a pretty great videogame clothes store. The designs they have are subtle and never too in your face or pointlessly meme filled, which makes their new team-up with Sega pants jizzingly amazing.
They have had previous Sega inspired shirts on their site before but this upcoming range will introduce new awesome items such as several Sonic shirts and hoodies, a Space Channel 5 vest, and some bizarre Sonic leggings (viewable above). You can view the rest of the designs on their recent blog post here. Pretty awesome stuff per usual and I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what this range looks like in cloth when they release these new designs later this year.
[Source: Sonic Stadium]
Remember Segata Sanshiro? He was the way badass and tough mascot that the Sega Saturn had in Japan. He’d yell at children for not playing Sega games. He was a hero. In any case Japanese site/store ebten has now put up some Sanshiro themed merch including mugs, shirts, and more.
Unfortunately this is Japan-only stuff, so you should stop before you throw money at the screen just yet. Still there’s always eBay in the future if some lucky Japanese fellow is willing to offer up any of this sweet merchandise. In the meantime let’s keep pining for it!
[Source: Sega Driven]
Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit was released last September (yes it has gone that quick) for XBLA and if you still haven’t gotten around to trying it out then you may have an excuse to finally pick it up because it’s now cheap as chips! That’s right Arkedo’s action platformer goes on sale April 16th (Tuesday) as a part of XBLA’s recent sales bonanza and will be reduced to 480 MS points, 60% off the games original asking price.
Personally I always end up missing some smaller games, but I find sales are a great time to dip into an experience while it’s still slightly relevant again. The vastly cheaper price also helps. But enough about me, what about you? Will you be picking this up while it’s even more inexpensive? Have you even already played it? If so what did you think? Let me know in the comments!
The first trailer for the Western release of the epic 3DS crossover Project X Zone has finally hit the web and boy what a video it is! The promotional material (viewable above) contains all the action we’ve come to have seen from the Japanese footage, but with Western subtitles to help us know what’s finally happening! This trailer comes hot on the heels of the game’s recent Western release announcement, an unlikely event which shocked and delighted fans of all three companies.
Project X Zone is bound to be released in America on June 25th. As a special treat for “for the fans” Namco Bandai are producing free limited editions available to all those who buy the game on launch for the $39.99 price. The limited edition will feature a mini-art book, poster, and music CD. Indeed this is great news for worried fans who never even thought they’d get this game to begin with! Now if we could all just buy it when it comes out to justify this…
Toy company Jazwares has been producing a wide selection of Sonic merchandise for a while now and following on from their New York Toy Fair booth a couple months back it seems that they’re ready to unleash even more stuff for us to buy later this year. New announcements concerning transforming plushies (that change either Sonic or Shadow into their ‘super’ forms when turned insideout), a Rouge/Shadow comic book pack, and glowing chaos emerald accessories were recently shown by Russian fansite Sonic Characters, who dug up some very interesting fact sheets relating to the toy line.
If you fancy a look at the products revealed you can see these fact sheets after the jump. And if you like what you see why not let us know what your favorite toy is in the comments? It can’t hurt you to try!
[Source: Sonic Stadium]