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You may remember this little gem being mentioned on the site before. Whether you do or not, and if you are an old-school Sonic fan, you definitely need to check out the game. The game’s creator, Lake Feperd finds his inspiration from the Genesis days of Sonic as this game takes place after Sonic the Hedgehog 2, but before Sonic the Hedgehog 3. Feperd’s first game, Sonic Before the Sequel takes place before Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Both games are worth checking out, and it’s worth mentioning yet again that you should keep an eye out for his Sonic CD-inspired Sonic Chronos Adventure. So who else is gonna grab this awesome fan game?
[Source: Sonic Retro]
“Do you want to touch me?”
That may or may not be a Bayonetta phrase you are all too familiar with. Well, you’re going to have the opportunity to be even more familiar with it in Bayonetta 2 on the Wii U. The game will feature a special control scheme using the stylus on the touch screen of the Wii U GamePad. According to Nintendo, the game is designed for newcomers, and reminds me a bit of the “one-handed mode,” from the first Bayonetta. The controls will be as follows:
Move – tap to where you want to go
Jump – swipe up
Attack – tap an enemy and repeat taps start combos
Evade – swipe backwards
Witch time – do an evade swipe right before an enemy attacks
Umbra Climax – a command shows up on screen to tap
So there you have it. The Umbra Climax is a new attack brought to the game which allows Bayonetta to summon different monsters from the game. I like to think of it as a more brutal version of Pokemon battles.
How do you feel about this simplified control style? I honestly think it would be confusing to someone familiar with a controller layout, but only time will tell.
You read that correctly! Four Game Gear games have been added to the North American eShop for the 3DS TODAY. They are not “coming soon,” or releasing sometime in the near future. They are downloadable today. The following games are now at your fingertips:
Sonic The Headgehog ($4.99)
Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine ($2.99)
Shining Force: The Sword of Hayja ($3.99)
All of these beauties will run you a range of prices as you can see, which seem reasonable in my opinion. This is the beginning of a nice amount of Game Gear games coming to the eShop, which North American has been long overdue to enjoy. The puzzle games are definitely a nice bit of classics to play on the go, and I can only imagine how difficult it can be to find one of the few Shining Force Game Gear games, so this is a nice start continuation of portable rebirth indeed. Anyone plan on picking up any, or all, of these? Let us know in the comments below!
Doki Doki Universe, The ambitious free-to-play title from the mind of ToeJam & Earl creator Greg Johnson, was confirmed today to arrive on all PlayStation consoles i.e. The PlayStation 3, PS4 and PS Vita.
As you can see from the trailer above, you play as a robot who must convince the his alien master that he is in fact humane, so they don’t destroy you like all the other robots.
You can create your own world and visit other peoples’ worlds by connecting over every system and also mobile phones. The game sounds very intriguing and I really dig the art style. It reminds me of a mix of Scribblenauts and Doodle Jump. Hit the jump to see tons of screenshots! More >
At one point thought to be on hiatus, cancelled, and honestly just unknown, Crimson Dragon was confirmed at E3 today to be an Xbox One exclusive. It will use the Kinect, but it’s still unclear whether or not it will only be Kinect compatible or use a controller as only a trailer was shown with no information to follow. There was also no sound accompanying the trailer, so you get to hear the excited hollering of the crowd instead. Stay tuned to Sega Addicts for more info as it comes!
Oh, Amazon. You sneaky devils. This always reminds me of the good ol’ days when magazines would have Sonic X-treme available for order as soon as the game was announced.
Now I’m not saying Sonic Lost World is going to get canceled or anything, but all these pages show are the price tags and no release date yet. Anyway, Amazon has listings for both the Wii U and the 3DS versions of Sonic Lost World for sale. Hit the jump to see the Wii U and 3DS listings in full. More >
On June 25th, the OUYA will invade homes and bring upon a new wave of gaming with free downloadable software. Sega will now be part of that invasion with optimized versions of Sonic 4: Episode 1, Episode 2, and Sonic CD. The first level of Sonic CD and Episode 1 will be playable while the first 2 levels of Episode 2 will be playable for free. Each game will run $6.99, which is a little more than its iOS and Android counterparts running anywhere from $1.99 to $3.99 on Google Play or the App Store.
Regardless of the price, it’s pretty cool to see Sega supporting the OUYA as it has caused a bit of a stir amongst some publishers with it’s free-to-play model and incredible indie library. Anyone picking up an OUYA?
Taking over your internet on June 11th, the Electronic Entertainment Expo will show us what the next generation of video games has in store for us. E3 is one of the biggest events of the year, and this year Nintendo has some big announcements for what some people were already claiming to be dead: The Wii U. Nintendo will begin their conference at 7am PST on June 11th and continue streaming behind-the-scenes footage and game trailers as the week progresses.
Sonic Lost World has been confirmed, and we know Bayonetta 2 will see some exposure at the show, but what else could Nintendo and Sega have in store? I for one am excited for Sonic Lost World but very skeptical on how that game is going to control adequately, so hopefully E3 will shed some light on that, and who isn’t ready for a new Smash Bros. for the sake of destroying everyone with Sonic again? Or maybe they’ll add Shadow in the roster just so I can truly express my deepest feelings for him. With my fist.
June 11th can’t come soon enough!
I sincerely doubt it since I think only Josh, Alex, and I played this game. Regardless, the designers decided to throw in as many easter eggs as possible, and one of them included a references to one of my favorite games: Sonic & Knuckles. More specifically, the bonus stages from Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Sonic & Knuckles. As you can see from the video, the easter references those crazy “3D” sphere-based bonus levels. If only the team put as much time into the game’s overall design as they did with these easter eggs – then I may want to go back and actually find this bonus. Rather than that, I’ll watch this video and just remember the wonderful times Josh and I had in co-op.
You can never have enough Sonic the Hedgehog, as we have all agreed. But one thing the world has not seen enough of is Altered Beast. Well, according to the Australian Classification Board, some of us may be seeing 3D versions of both those titles on the 3DS pretty soon. Ratings for the both of the games have been posted on said rating board. What I find somewhat interesting is that Altered Beast has an, “M” rating, which in America is equivilant to a, “Teen,” rating I believe. This game was accesible in public arcades in the 90′s and now it’s considered a teen-rated game. Times have indeed changed. Jokes aside, Altered Beast is definitely a good game to play on the go. What other classics do you want to see turned into 3D on your 3DS?