I'm 25, from Luxembourg and write weekly reviews for a Luxembourgish national daily newspaper called 'Letzebuerger Journal' which can be found at www.journal.lu. I'm studying German literature in a Masters degree at the university of Luxembourg and also studied English literature during my Bachelor degree. You can also follow me on Twitter @SvenWohl
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You read right, there’s a Yakuza 1 & 2 HD release on its way to the PlayStation 3. A listing for it went up over at Sega’s site and was taken down soon after, but as we all know, the internet never forgets. The game is scheduled for a December 1st release in Japan and costs the equivalent of 65$, which makes me think it’s a combo pack.
I’ve only recently started playing the very first Yakuza, but Yakuza 2 is a brilliant game that I loved playing for every single second! It seems that Sega has finally realised that those HD re-releases are another cash-cow they can milk. And if they need anything, it’s cash.
After quite some break, I present to you the third part of the Sega Addicts commentary of Sonic 4: Episode 2 with Stevie Grant, Josh Newey and myself. Make sure to subscribe to our Youtube account, while you’re at it!
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One of my biggest problems with the iOS version of Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing for iOS has now been fixed: Ulala is now a playable character! There are also three new tracks and a new grand prix called the Monkey Cup. You know what’s best about the update? It’s completely free! Check it out, over here!
Following the news, that Anarchy Reigns has been pushed back to first quarter of 2013, Atsushi Inaba, the executive director at Platinum Games, stated on Twitter that the delay actually wasn’t communicated to them in any way by Sega. He also goes on to say, that the game is completely finished and that it will come out in Japan on July 5th. A fully localized international version exists, but Platinum Games has no influence on when it’s going to be released.
It seems that the communication between Sega and Platinum Games isn’t working at all. Then again, considering the overall confusion around the title, its absence at E3 and Sega staying away from Gamescom completely, the future of the title seems to be at stake.
Sega has just announced that the full Open Beta test for Phantasy Star Online is going to stat on June 21st. You’ll get an extra ingame doll if you have registered in advance too! Sega has not announced yet, when the service will officially launch, but this Open Beta is a good sign…
[Source for Story and image: Andriasang]
Sonic will be having his 21 birthday on June 23rd and it looks like you can actually get some gifts, too! Well, not really, but some games will be cheaper on XBLA during that time: Sonic Adventure 1, Sonic 4 Episode 1 and Sonic CD will be half off, together with some DLC.
I personally dislike Sonic Adventure and Sonic 4: Episode 1, but Sonic CD is a great game in my opinion!
Head over to Steam in order to get Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing for 75% off! That’s almost 4 bucks, the only version cheaper is the iOS one…
Stevie Grant, Joshua Newey and myself take on Sonic 4: Episode 2 in this first installment of the Sega Addicts Commentary. You can find Part 1 over here, if you missed it!
Redux: Dark Matters is a game for Dreamcast, iOS, XBLA and PSN which has been funded via Kickstarter. NG:DEV.Team wanted $25k but got $53k in the end. That’s more than double the amount they wanted to have! Thanks to that, the first stretch goal has been reached, which adds a new playable ship! There’s even talk of a potential 3DS/Vita version!
The game will be released for iOS in July, while the Dreamcast version will come in December 2012. All the other versions are slated for this year, but don’t have a release date yet.
Alexandria Bloodshow, a follow up to last year’s Samurai Bloodshow, is now available for iOS. During this weekend the unlock for the free app is only a buck, so it’s best to try it out right now, if you want to get it cheap. You can get it over here!