Posts tagged Demo
Buckle up, ladies and gents. Things are potentially about to get very interesting. Sonic Retro users Orengefox and Jen have acquired two discs containing early prototypes of the Japanese versions of Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2 for the Dreamcast.
While neither seems like much on the surface, both have enormous amounts of potential for looks into the development of both games. The SA1 disc has already provided unused textures and WIPs of various stage musics, as well as having a ton of differences from the final release, as it’s one of the very earliest demoed builds.
Neither game has aged very well, but they’re still landmark games for Sega, and any look into the development of these two is cause for being excited. Is anyone else as hyped as me for whatever else might come from this find? Tell us in the comments.
[Source: Sonic Retro]
When asked about a North American demo by Siliconera, a Namco Bandai USA rep replied saying,
We will not be releasing the demo here this week. Once I have a solid date for the North American release, I’ll be happy to share that with you.
I already plan on picking up the game, but it’s always fun to get a taste for the official release. This demo is also a chance to show friends how awesome this game will be, because it’s still hard for me to explain this game to people sometimes. So, here’s hoping the North American demo hits soon. Project X Zone releases on June 25th in North America, and July 5th in Europe.
Freedom Planet developer Stephen DiDuro has officially Kickstarted his Sonic homage with unexpected and crazily successful results. It was so successful in fact that the game reached 25% of the $2,000 goal within the first hour and is currently 300% over the projects initial target. Impressive stuff indeed as not too long ago Kickstarter was only a glint in the developers eyes. However now not only will DiDuro get to complete the game, but also add stretch goals and extra content. Pledging now will contribute towards extra characters and expansions, as fully animated cutscenes and ports have already become unlocked features. If you want to you can become a backer here.
The game is also up on Steam Greenlight and a demo is currently circling the internet. With all this big news we can hope to see this Gunstar Heroes and Sonic inspired title early next year (remember it is indie, long waits are part of the deal).
[Source: GalaxyTrail Twitter]
Kickstarter has been a been a hot bed for indie developers as of late and rightfully so. The platform allows people to raise money for projects and has been very useful to the development of many highly anticipated games coming soon. It’s easy to see then why developer Stephen DiDuro is tempted by the service to complete his (kind of) Sonic fan game, Freedom Planet. The creator is planning to ask for $1000 to add more platforms to the game’s development, as well as money left over for more music.
In a post on Sonic Retro, DiDuro commented that:
I’d like to setup a Kickstarter fund for the game, primarily for one reason – to make the final version as accessible as possible.
He later on went to talk about stretch goals:
I am considering right now if I should ask for an amount beyond this so that I can commission further artwork and possibly even those animated cutscenes I’ve been dreaming of, but since those are nonessentials, I should probably stick with the base amount.
If you’re not sure whether you’d support this game, there is a very fun demo which you can try out. Personally I’d love to see a Kickstarter as it can often lead to bigger and better games. And to be honest, I don’t see a problem. Sure you can see the Sega inspirations but it still has completely original characters, with a lot of different attacks and gameplay. But what’s your opinion? Would you support this? What did you think of the demo? Let me know in the comments or even in the Sega Addicts forums!
[Source: TSSZ News]
Sneaky sneaky YouTube user draikin1 was able to capture himself playing the Crimson Dragon demo, which was quickly taken off the Xbox Live Marketplace earlier this week. Crimson Dragon still has no release date, but it has been delayed in the past, and speculation continues to rise. However, if the Windows Phone shooter isn’t enough to whet your appetite, then the video above may help a bit. The game does look amazing, and reminds me how “wowed” I was at PAX East last year when I had a chance to briefly play this same demo in front of a big screen. Here’s hoping the demo, and full game, soars onto the marketplace in the near future.
To those still speculating on purchasing Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, first of all what’s wrong with you? Secondly, the demo is out on Wii U today! So grab that Gamepad and check out the eShop. While you’re there you can also check out the demo for Rayman Legends among other things. When you’re done with the Transformed demo, let us know what you think in the forums!
Nintendo of America have recently announced that a demo for the 3DS version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will be made available via the their eShop at some point. No specific dates have been given, but with the game’s mid-November launch rapidly approaching it is hoped that the demo will be able to showcase the game prior to its release.
Personally, I’d almost forgot that Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed was even coming out on the 3DS. Neither Sega nor Nintendo have provided any gameplay footage for fans and prospective buyers to look over, leading to sepculations as to whether or not the 3DS version will even be ready alongside its multi-platform brethren. But as always, we’ll keep you updated.
Thinking of buying the 3DS version? Has a lack of details and gameplay footage made you think twice about getting it? Let us know in the comments below!
Version 1.2 of the Sonic inspired platformer Freedom Planet‘s Demo has been released. Developed by indie team GalaxyTrail, the new demo contains numerous new features including:
- Playable character Lilac has had a design overhaul.
- The second playable character Carol has an additional attack: Wild Kick.
- A new level has been made playable: Shang Mu Academy.
- New shields can be acquired.
This impressive project just seems to get better and better every time new footage is shown. At this rate we’ll have a game that may rival the blue blur himself. The demo can be downloaded here. Have a crack at it and let us know what you think in the comments section below!
While it has indeed been a while coming, the wait seems to be ending soon as Retro City Rampage nears it’s possible release date. This is proven by the fact that the game is now playable for the public at this years Comic-Con in San Diego. It has been revealed that the game will be available to play at Sony’s booth on the Playstation Vita from today until Sunday. Any Sega/ Retro game fan would be a fool to miss it as the game seems to be a send up of everything we love (and hate) about old school videogame nostalgia.
The game is also finally complete but that elusive release date still hangs in the distance. So it seems that attending this years Comic-Con is your only chance to try it for a while. Until then we will keep you updated on any other facts or tidbits that surface from this upcoming retro nostalgia trip.
After months and months of waiting it’s finally here! Starting today, North Americans will be able to play Rhythm Thief in the form of a brand new demo on the 3DS’s eShop. It features three of the game’s many musical mini-games, including “Showtime,” a standard rhythm game in which you use your stylus to hit the right dance moves, “Looting the Louvre,” a rhythm game that mixes in a healthy dose of stealth, and “Battle Diabolique,” a boss fight against Napoleon’s army.
Sounds pretty hefty for a demo. What are you waiting for? Go download it! When you’re done, be sure to head to our forums and let us know what you think.
[Source: Sega Blog]