Posts tagged Nintendo DS
Sega announced in the most recent issue of Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu that new game Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2 will be coming out for the Nintendo 3DS. The game is a follow-up to Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai on the Nintendo DS where Miku fans can play along to songs using the touch screen, or with the face buttons. So far only three song have been revealed to appear:
“Do Re Mi Fa Rondo” by 40m P
“Yume Yume” by Deco*27
“Koneko no Paya Paya” by One Cup P
It’s very likely that Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2 is the game Sega will be revealing with their new teaser site tomorrow. It wouldn’t be the first time Famitsu have spilled the beans on an upcoming Sega reveals.
Excited Bradkal? Let us know in the comments section below!
Sega is suing Japanese developer Level-5 over what Sega claims to be violations of two separate patents. The patents in question concern the DS titles in the Inazuma Eleven series and “the manipulation of a character in game with the usage of a stylus or one’s finger.”, but more specifically with regards to football games as shown in the image above.
Not only do Sega seek ¥900 million ($10.9m/ £6.76m) in damages, they also demand that sales of all eight currently released Inazuma Eleven games be completely blocked.
I’m no lawyer or patent expert, but it’s difficult to say whether Sega have a case when the dispute concerns something as broad as the swiping of a DS screen. However, patents are patents and if Sega’s are clearly defined, and Level-5 are indeed in violation of those patents then it would spell trouble for the popular RPG football series. Played an Inazuma Eleven game? Do you believe Sega have a case here? Hit the jump to see the entirety of the Sega’s patent diagrams and let us know what you think in the comments below!
If you love Platinum Games as much as I do, you’re probably having a pretty hard time reconciling that fandom with your already fervent love of Sega. The endlessly frustrating Anarchy Reigns release debacle continues to leave us high and dry in terms of new information, but as Platinum recently revealed to Nintendo Everything, this reportedly isn’t the first Platinum property that the company mishandled.
When asked about Infinite Space for the Nintendo DS, Atsushi Inaba had some words about its performance:
The biggest problem with Infinite Space was when SEGA undershipped the game and it sold out instantly! We lost the chance for a bunch of sales!
Honestly, the reason that Infinite Space failed… it’s not right to say that it failed, because from another angle this is actually its greatest success: during production the scenario kept getting bigger and bigger, and so the ROM size started getting bigger, and the schedule got stretched as we added more and more. But in the end that’s what people loved about that game.
So it’s difficult to separate the success and failure of that title, because they’re one and the same thing.
I’ve never played the game myself, so I suppose I have no room to complain, but few things are more frustrating than a company with little or no faith in their products. Sega sometimes seems terrified to market, over-produce, or just put too much general support behind some of their best new IPs, and ironically this hesitation kills their chances before they even leave the gate.
Please Sega, show us that you love your games as much as we do.
This week’s Sega Addicts collaborative feature counts down the Top 5 Best and Worst Sega DS Games.
With Aliens: Infestation’s release there’s a good possibility that Sega is finished with the DS as they move onto development for Nintendo’s latest handheld the 3DS and with that milestone there couldn’t be a better time to look back at the Sega published library on the DS and pick out what games really stood out in both great and not-so-great ways.
Hit the jump to find out our thoughts on the best and worst Sega DS games…
I’vce already played and completed Aliens Infestation and talked about it a great deal on the Kid’s table. For all those who don’t listen to that podcast (for various good reasons, I assume) let me say the following: It’s a great game, possibly the best new game for the Nintendo DS this year. You should give it a try!
Remember my feature a few months back where I revisited Sonic 4: Episode 1? Well, guess what, I’m doing pretty much the same thing with Sonic Rush for the Nintendo DS! Hit the jump to find out what I thought about the game years after I first played it!
This neat trailer shows of the games surrounding the 20th birthday of Puyo Puyo! I had no idea that franchise was that old. Unfortunately, I don’t think Sega is going to publish these games in the west. Still, Japanese gamers will have a go at them on the PSP, 3DS, Wii and DS!
Since I started here at Sega-Addicts, I have posted many, and I mean MANY, trailers, but rarely one got me as excited as this one. Aliens: Infestation might be the finest hour of the DS, since WayForward does great spritework, the atmosphere is close to the movies and the action relentless. I’m definitely picking this one up!
Yeah, I’ve done cleverer things… anyway, this trailer for Aliens Infestation might be short, but the sprite work of that game just looks really amazing. I’m actually thinking about pre-ordering it now. Will you get it?
[Soucre: Sega Blog]
After all the confusion around the release date of Aliens Infestation, it now seems to be official: The long awaited Nintendo DS title will finally be release October 11th in the U.S. and on September 30th in Europe. So, Europe gets a game earlier than the U.S. … Interesting times.