Posts tagged DLC
Two weeks after its release, Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Edition for the PS3 will receive a patch that includes a new “Easy + Heatup” mode. This will supposedly make both games easier by increasing the rate at which the ‘heat up gauge’ fills and reducing the rate at which it decreases, allowing for more frequent use of ‘heat actions’.
I’m not familiar with the Yakuza series myself, or the difficultly of the two games in question, but making any game more accessible to novices is a good thing in my book. It still puzzles me, however, as to why Sega didn’t think to include this extra mode on the disc.
The Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Edition will be released in Japan only on November 1st, with the add-on coming out on the 15th.
Everyone’s favourite dead bunny rabbit will be receiving a whole bunch of crazy Sega themed stuff to play with in newly announced Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit “Pimp My Rabbit” DLC. The pack includes 50 new masks and 11 driller skins with the promise by Sega of appearances by Jet Set Radio, Super Monkey Ball and Crazy Taxi characters in some form or another.
As if this wasn’t enough, another pack titled “The Virtual Rabbit Missions” includes over 50 new challenge missions which total to over three hours of gameplay.
The “Pimp My Rabbit” and ”The Virtual Rabbit Missions” DLC will be hitting XBLA, PSN and PC on October 23rd in North America and October 24th in Europe. The full press release can be found after the jump.
Strategy fans rejoice! Sega has teamed up with Valve to bring you the ultimate Total War sale, including a 75% discount of every Steam released Total War game in one fantastic bundle. Every game by it’s own is 25% off too, with specific games receiving daily deals. But the fun doesn’t stop there because Sega are also offering a few exclusive Total War themed items for Team Fortress 2 and Spiral Knights players, including the fans that jumped on before this weekend. Meaning that if you bought titles from this sale before you could still get the Golden Laurel accessory for Spiral Knights, or the Freedom Staff and K-9 Mane for Team Fortress 2.
John Clark (Vice President of Digital Distribution at Sega) stated the reason for this sale:
We thought that a great way of marking the release of the first Rome II gameplay vid would be to highlight the classic that really made Total War the series it is today.
The sale is due to end September 30th so you better grab these before this weekend of Total War madness is over. Sega are also due to announce more items soon so there’s fun for everyone (as long as you like Team Fortress 2, Spiral Knights or Total War). EVERYONE!!!
I’m not sure if this was actually a concern to most Rhythm Thief fans to begin with, but Producer Shun Nakamura had a few things to say about DLC for the game,
“I did not consider [DLC] just because I did not know the feature was planned to be included in the 3DS when we started the development back on the DS. I would have considered if I knew it at the early stage.”
Nakamura also went on to comment on any possible ideas of a sequel,
“I have many things I would like to do for the game system and scenario. I think the sequel will exceed the original if I could realise exactly what I currently have in mind.”
So there you have it. Those bonus Katy Perry tracks you were banking on just won’t ever come to be. However, in terms of a sequel, you never know! Are you picking up Rhythm Thief & The Emperor’s Treasure in the US on July 10th? Did you already pick it up in Europe, Australia, or Japan? Let us know!
To celebrate everyone’s favourite blue spiky thing, Sega are adding a special piece of DLC to Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz. The DLC will take the form of a Sonic statue which can be used for decorating your own stages for the game. Since the game is only out in Japan at the moment we can’t join in with this celebration which will be unleashed on the 23rd of this month.
But if you do want a Sonic themed object in a Super Monkey Ball game, we can always hope for it when the game hits Western Vita’s in October. Until then we’ll keep you updated on any Super Monkey Ball news if you stick with us! You’ll go bananas if you don’t! (Get it?)
[Source: Andria Sang]
I’ve frequently stated on this site that two of my favorite racing series of all time are Ridge Racer and Daytona USA, but never in my wildest dreams did I expect this. Today, Famitsu revealed that the famous #41 Hornet machine, as well as a special song for the release called “Ridge Racer (RIDGE RACER USA MIX)”, the result of a collaboration between Namco composer Hiroshi Okubo and Sega’s Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, will be released as DLC for the PSVita Ridge Racer title.
Details on a US or EU region release have not been unveiled, but the pack is set to go on the PSN store in Japan on June 6th, the song for ¥150, and the car for ¥250. A video of the Hornet doing its thing on a desert course similar to the medium track from DUSA is on the Famitsu source link below.
It’s times like this I actually wish I had a Vita, because this is one of the coolest collaborations I’ve ever seen. Here’s hoping Namco brings this to the west.
If you enjoyed Shogun 2 but didn’t pick up the Fall of the Samurai expansion pack, then you may want to pay close attention as Sega is now offering some of the content from that as it’s own stand alone pack. This recently announced ‘Dragon War Battle’ DLC features 6 new levels from the expansion for around $6.
Remember this DLC only works if you have the original Shogun 2 game, but you can buy it now though Steam here. So yeah this is pretty good news if you never brought the expansion pack. And if you’re wondering if that was worth while or not then you can always read our review on the site to get a taste.
Sorry did I scare you? Well if you thought that was scary then you should play Columns! Why? Well all is explained in the newest episode of The Sega Addicts Kids Table!
So apart from terrifying puzzles games, me (Stevie), Josh, and John talk about the recent Sonic 4 announcements and Aliens Colonial Marines. Sounds like a fun time right? Well not as fun (or insane) as Wirehead, a weird FMV game which we also talk about. Seriously go click that link and watch it. It’s amazing. And when you’ve done that listen to the podcast!
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Also fire up your DVD players because next week instead of our regular talking, we will be providing you with an audio commentary for Uwe Boll’s 2003 House of the Dead adaptation. You can also get the movie on completely legal streaming sites so please do not torrent it! Wink wink. Why did I type ‘wink wink’? I ‘unno. Anyways see you next week for that terrifying treat!
Have you ever seen a piece of cosmetic DLC that looks so damn cool that you find yourself wanting the game only for that one tiny piece of online sweetness?
…Well now, I really freaking want Spiral Knights.
If you purchase the PC version of Sonic CD before February 1st, you will be treated to the utterly badass Metal Sonic armor you see above, as well as an accessory for Tails’…er…Tails, which you can see after the jump.
Sega’s cross-promotional fervor for both Sonic CD and Sonic 4: Episode 2 is a really masterful thing to watch. No matter what they do to push one game, they are automatically building interest and intrigue for the other. Now, with Spiral Knights in the mix, this veritable stew of self-sustaining marketing begins to swallow us whole. Pretty soon, Sega will be able to conquer the world with a single neato-looking Sonic Avatar hat.
Then we’ll be sorry for mocking that Were-hog.
We’re back! What you’ve all been waiting for all this time has finally made a return after Christmas! It’s The Sega Addicts Kids Table in all it’s immature glory! And it’s safe to say that we haven’t matured in the new year one bit.
Along with the usual bollocks, Josh Newey, John Doherty and I, are back to rock your ears as we talk you through the latest Sega news. This includes the new Renegade Ops DLC, the legendary Steam sale and the announcement of the second Sonic 4 episode! We also insult each other a great deal and reveal a whole new section involving late Christmas gifts. So stop being glum and listen to the first Kids Table podcast of the new year! Woah!
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