There’s something amazing about Sega’s ability to take a topic I couldn’t care less about and turn it into an addicting arcade experience. Sega Bass Fishing and its sequels were all great games both in the arcade and on the Dreamcast and this month the developer, SIMS, is bringing Let’s Fish!: Hooked On to the Vita and it looks like more of the same fishy goodness.
Along with some classic arcade fishing action the game has a full story mode, 11 stages, online ranking, trophies and more fishing gear than you can shake a old fishing rod at. The game will be released on January 29th on PSN for $19.99. Who’s interested?
UPDATE: It has been confirmed that Sega has purchased Relic Entertainment.
Word on the streets is that Sega is the new proud owner of Relic Entertainment after yesterday’s THQ asset auction. The news comes from several reputable sources like a Relic staff member claiming Sega was in the running and several industry folks tweeting and posting on NeoGAF about the purchase.
The purchase does make sense as Relic Entertainment has developed quite a few games using the Warhammer 40,000 license and with Sega’s Creative Assembly developing a Warhammer game this brings Sega one step closer to dominating the Warhammer video game industry.
If this purchase is true to do you think it was a good move? Have you played any of Relic’s previous games? I gave Space Marine a try when it came out and thought it was a fun game. I still plan on playing through the entire game sometime and now I’m a little more motivated to do so.
If you’ve been paying attention to the site lately, you know we are pretty excited about this digital release. The Cave releases today in America on the PSN and Wii U eShop for $14.99, with it releasing on XBLA and Steam (Mac & PC) tomorrow for the same price. In honor of it’s release, Sega has posted a nice wallpaper for all to download.
The Cave will be releasing in Europe tomorrow on PSN, XBLA, Steam (Mac & PC) for €12.99/£9.99/AUD$19.95, with a Wii U date not yet having been announced.
So who plans on grabbing this atmospheric adventure?
The PlayStation Network is sometimes known for having awesome sales, especially once you kick in the PS Plus members discount. Today began some insane deals and a few of them include Sega games:
NiGHTS into Dreams: Regular $9.99, Sale $4.99, PS Plus $2.50
Jet Set Radio: Regular $9.99, Sale $4.99, PS Plus $2.50
The House of the Dead: OVERKILL Extended Cut – Regular $19.99, Sale $9.99, PS Plus $5.00
If I didn’t already own NiGHTS, and Jet Set Radio I would definitely grab these. But I do have a Move Controller collecting dust, so I think it’s high time I try out HOTD: Overkill since I’ve heard good things. Which ones are you grabbing?
[Source: Sega Bits]
Really? Really? This boggles my mind, and you can read why in more detail here. If you reckon it’s about time to mosey on over to the PSN and spend some hard-earned gold nuggets then by all means do so. Or at least try the demo first, after you dust off your Move controller. On a positive note, this re-release of Mad Dog McCree is going to have a few new-fangled additions such as 4-player multiplayer, trophies, and leaderboards. To be completely honest, I could see this game being insanely fun with 3 other people. Heck it was hilarious to show people the B-movie quality while playing it on my 3DS. I could see this being a great party game, but really nothing else. A price has not been given since the writing of this news article, but if it’s more than $5 I would advise just playing the demo over and over again. Is it sad that part of me wants to try this? I have a feeling it will just make me want a re-release of Virtua Cop even more though.
[Source: VG 24/7]
Last year was an interesting year for Sega between their financial issues and some cumbersome relationships. However, Sega of Japan has some high hopes regarding their upcoming plans for the year 2013 as depicted in the following statement in Weekly Famitsu:
Keyword/phrase: ”A Year of Leaping Forward”
Look To 2013: We will provide a balanced lineup of completely new titles, series titles, multiplayer games and such for a wider audience to enjoy. We also hope to obtain new consumers in both the home console and arcade market and increase customer satisfaction.
Well, I can see the “multiplayer games,” being Phantasy Star Online 2, and other Total War games. I’m curious to see what the “new titles,” will be. I’m also a bit sad that the “arcade market,” will most likely be focused almost solely in Japan outside of the recent Dream Raiders release. What do you guys think Sega has up their sleeve for the coming year?
I, more than anyone else on Sega Addicts, doubted that Project X Zone was ever going to make it outside of Japan. I am amazed but pleased to admit that I was wrong. Protodude’s Rockman Corner has confirmed that the mash-up of Capcom, Namco, and Sega characters for the 3DS will be released in Europe and North America this summer.
Even more surprising, rumors are that the original Japanese voice acting will be left intact and that any and all intellectual property and licensing issues have been resolved: No cuts or compromises will mar this title.
I am not sure why this is happening. Maybe the demand here is that strong or the demand for the game in Japan is that weak. I am pretty excited about this, though.
[Source: Protodude's Rockman Corner]
It’s not all lay-offs and “resource consolidation” at the house that Sonic built, despite the depressing prevalence of those stories. MCVUK.com has published a list of the top ten “boxed game” (as in you can buy a physical copy of it) publishers in the United Kingdom. Sega is number six, behind Microsoft and Nintendo. Not bad considering this list represents physical sales in an era where much of Sega’s focus is on downloadable media.
Some part of me is smiling that Square-Enix is at the bottom of the list, well below Sega. On the subject of game companies that have lost their way…
Nearly 20 years ago, there was a game for the Genesis and Game Gear that brought comfort and joy to many children and adults across the entire world. That game was Shaq Fu and it starred everyone’s favorite actor/rapper/athlete, Shaquille O’Neal.
Well, guess what… he’s back and he’s ready to punch and kick some mutant zombie scum. ShaqDown is a new iOS and Android game developed by Hiptic Games. The game costs only $0.99 (about the same as buying a Genesis copy of Shaq Fu) and has some decent artwork by an artist who previously worked on games like Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix.
So, anyone have fond memories of Shaq Fu? Anyone checking out this new Shaq-ified game? Is it worth the $0.99 price tag?
Fans have been waiting on the Eddie Lebron’s Sonic film for some time now, and despite some controversial delays, the passion project has finally been released to the masses. Overall, the reaction seems to be quite positive, with the 18-minute youtube video hitting one million views in just a week.
Even Yuji Naka, the man hailed as Sonic’s creator, has chimed in with his own comments about the film on Twitter and Facebook, calling it “awesome” and even defending it against some of the absurd fan backlash surrounding the project.
Be sure to check the video out yourself. Personally, I found it to be a charming tribute to a character we all know and love, and all this ridiculous vitriol spewing out of many fans in the gaming community is sadly misinformed. It takes a LOT to make something as ambitious as this, and despite some acting missteps and CGI issues, I really think Lebron’s done a great job at hitting the same sweeping and ambitious tone as something like Sonic Adventure. Plus, Jaleel White’s in it. Come ON.
What do you guys think?