The reveal of Sonic: Lost World may be the hottest story coming out of Sega’s recently announced collaboration with Nintendo, but in the meantime another promise is finally being fulfilled: more Game Gear games on the 3DS.
Other than the previously outed Sonic Labyrinth, Nintendo’s handheld will also be getting Crystal Warriors, Columns, Sonic Blast, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic 2, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, Defenders of the Oasis, Tails Adventure, Shining Force II: Sword of Hayja, Sonic Drift 2, G-Loc Air Battle, and Vampire: Master of Darkness. That’s 13 titles in all. Hallelujah.
Even without any specific release info, this news is cause for celebration. Sega’s months-long silence led many of us to assume that the company had moved on from Game Gear rereleases, so the announcement of 13 games all at once is a pleasant surprise indeed. Just the prospect of playing Defenders of the Oasis and Sword of Hayja have me grinning like an idiot.
If you’re currently playing on the Japanese servers of Phantasy Star Online 2 and have acquired at least level 50, you’re in luck! A new update features VR missions created specifically for the more advanced of ARKS soldiers. The enemies will be level 60 and over, including bosses exclusive to these quests. Extreme Passes will be issued every 22 hours, which are required to enter.
Also new to the update will be an on-going event that started May 15th and will continue until June 25th. The event, titled “With Rain and Wind”, will contain a quest where you can fight unique enemies and grab some cool items and weapons.
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]
Also available on Android
As smartphone gaming has sunken its alluringly frugal hooks into the industry over the past several years, the simplicity and quarter-eating addiction of the arcade experience has at last migrated to a new nest, thriving in a mobile market that is rabidly consumed, habit-forming, and supremely affordable.
That’s probably why, despite my ongoing vitriol for virtual controls, I squealed with joy at the news of a mobile spinoff of the arcade-flavored House of the Dead: Overkill. Even as other shooters weigh us down with RPG mechanics and unnecessary, sweeping storylines, House of the Dead‘s bony grasp remains tightly wrapped around the skeletal framework of the on-rails shooting and the hilariously absurd plots of its predecessors.
That common link—the spirit of the arcade—is why an iOS/Android HOTD makes so much sense. But based on Sega’s uneven history with iOS ports, you couldn’t blame me for harboring a little bit of apprehension…Could you?
UPDATE: Sega released an official statement on their partnership with Nintendo. The statement can be read in full after the jump.
Sonic Lost World will be a Nintendo Wii U and 3DS exclusive title, according to today’s Nintendo Direct.
Nintendo announced today that they have started a worldwide partnership with Sega and that more Wii U and 3DS exclusive Sonic games are on the way.
The only details Nintendo gave on Sonic Lost World is that it will be an “action adventure” game. The above screen shot was also shown. We’ll have to wait until E3 2013 for more details.
Hit the jump to see the screenshot in full and be sure to leave speculative comments in the section below!
That’s right, I said “Sonic 1 version 2.0″. No, I don’t mean that Sonic 2 is coming to iOS and Android, so stop asking. No! Sonic 3 & Knuckles isn’t coming either!
Security! Get these Sonic fans out of my office!
It seems not even Sega were happy with their rubbish attempt to port the original Sonic the Hedgehog to iOS. After lone gunman Christian Whitehead showed Sega how to make Sonic ports with Sonic CD, his expertise was put to use in upgrading Sonic 1.
Apparently, this new version looks better, sounds better and plays better than the first version and, as can be seen in the trailer above, includes Tails and Knuckles as playable characters for the first time! Wowzers!
[Source: Sega Blog]
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate will be available to European and North American customers this autumn for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
We pretty much knew that the third iteration in the Dead or Alive 5 fighting series was coming our way after Famitsu spilt the beans. The upgraded version will contain currently undisclosed characters and features not found in previous versions and will contain all of the extra content from Dead or Alive 5 Plus for the PlayStation Vita. So far, all we know is that a pair of custard filled breasts named Momiji from Ninja Gaiden will be playable.
If you don’t own any Sonic games on your PC and want all of them at an incredible price, then you need to head to Steam right now. The Sonic Hits Collection includes 17 items for $39.99, which saves you over $120 if you were to buy them all separately. They list each item as a “game,” but they some of them are add-ons. Hit the jump to see the full list of games included in the bundle. (more…)
It’s a new year, and with it comes a new Sonic game right? I’m honestly still riding the coattails of Sonic & Danica Patrick go to the beach Transformed, so these announcements can take their time in my opinion. Anyway, Sega filed a trademark in Europe for something called “Sonic Lost World.” Shall we let the Sonic Cycle begin? Though I’m confident Sonic Generations put the Sonic Cycle to rest, we can always find ways to get excited over the slightest bit of news. Maybe Sonic Lost World is Josh Newey’s secret fan project to finally incorporate his love for Jurassic Park and Sega into one behemoth of a game? Maybe it’s another Chao-related adventure? Maybe you can hit the jump to see the fancy trademark?
It’s official. With this episode we are finally done with our Acclaim on Sega series. This will be the final episode we will allow any Acclaim related questions and/or comments so if you’ve got some burning in your heart please leave them in the comments below. Games to be discussed are:
Ferrari F355 Challenge
Tee Off Golf
Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000
NFL QB Club 2001
Also, don’t forget to enter our Acclaim on Sega contest! It ends today and the winner will be announced on tonight’s show!