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Starting today, September 25th, the discounts for PlayStation Plus members gets an update. With said update includes a discount on the newly released Hell Yeah: Wrath of the Dead Rabbit. Taking 20% off the game, that gets PSPlus members a sweet game for only $11.99. So what are you waiting for? Go get your revenge!
[Source: PlayStation Blog]
I don’t know if this will surprise anyone else as much as it surprises me, but the three latest “Sega Heritage” games are being released very close to one another. Less than a month after Jet Set Radio’s HD revival, both NiGHTS and Sonic Adventure 2 will be playable on your favorite HD consoles…at the same time.
That’s right–both of Sega’s big HD makeovers will hit PSN on October 2nd for $9.99, and XBLA on the 5th for 800 MSP. Sonic Adventure 2 is confirmed to have DLC in the form of the $3.00/240 MSP Battle Mode, while NiGHTS is confirmed to offer the Christmas NiGHTS expansion… FOR FREE. It’s not often that I get so elated that I use emphatic italics in every paragraph, but this occasion calls for it.
Thanks for keeping Christmas NiGHTS free Sega! It was meant as a gift and it’s staying a gift! Great move.
[Source: Sega Blog]]
Sega have reduced the prices of the of Sonic Adventure and its DLC (XBLA, PSN) and Happy Tree Friends (XBLA). The best thing about this news is that we’re not talking about a sale here, this is a permanent price drop. The new prices and reductions are as follows:
Sonic Adventure: $4.99 (price reduced by 50%)
Sonic Adventure DLC: $2.99 (price reduced by 40%)
Sonic Adventure: 400 Microsoft Points (price reduced by 50%)
Sonic Adventure DLC: 200 Microsoft Points (price reduced by 50%)
Happy Tree Friends: 400 Microsoft Points (price reduced by 50%)
My speculation is that Sega are attempting to lure in the last few Sega fans that haven’t yet bitten the bullet and bought the HD release of Sonic Adventure to warm them to the idea of buying the oncoming batch of HD releases, i.e. Sonic Adventure 2 and NiGHTS Into Dreams. I am not a fan of Sonic Adventure, and I do not agree with Sega’s decision to make the DX content from the GameCube version paid DLC, so this deal still isn’t enough to lure me in. But what about you guys? Any readers that have yet to buy Sonic Adventure, or Happy Tree Friends for that matter, and are now considering it, drop us a comment below!
[Source: Sega Blog]
How is this possible, you ask? Well you see as a child I always had this deep-seeded fear of giant cats and when Big the Cat came along – oh! You mean the DLC! Right then. DLC for Sonic Adventure 2 is possible the same way the first Sonic Adventure has DLC on XBLA and PSN right now: it isn’t a straight Dreamcast port. DLC for Sonic Adventure was released shortly after it’s launch and was essentially the DX portion of Sonic Adventure DX (Director’s Cut), which was the GameCube version. GameCube also received its own version of the sequel: Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. Battle had many subtle differences, but the most noticeable were the Chao Black Market added to the Chao Kindergarden, and all of the 2-player charcters being unlocked from the start. You could also trigger cameos by Big the Cat during cutscenes by pressing certain buttons before hand, and sources say that no buttons need be pressed this time around. My night terrors aside, it sounds like the “Battle” version of the game will be DLC for Sonic Adventure 2 when it releases to the digital world in October. I plan on facing my fears in October. Does anyone else? If not, you can atleast jam out in Pumpkin Hill for Halloween.
[Source: The Sonic Stadium]
October will be the month to free up some money in your virtual piggy bank. As the nifty video above my rambling text will tell you, the “Heritage” re-release of Sonic Adventure 2 and NiGHTS into Dreams are slated to come out in October.
As an FYI, Jet Set Radio grinds again on September 11th for Playstation Plus Members and on the 18th for everyone else. Xbox and PC kiddos get it on the 19th.
If you’re strapped for cash right now and fancy a retro boogie then PSN has sure got a treat for you! From right now until September 11th, the Dreamcast classic Space Channel 5 Part 2 will be 50% normal retail price! What’s even better is that Playstation Plus users get a 60% discount instead, giving an extra advantage for that service.
A while ago I reviewed the Xbox 360 version very favourably so I really recommend giving this a try if you haven’t before. However being a Dreamcast classic you might already have experienced it’s musical madness many times before. If so let me know what you thought of it in the comments! Now if you’ll excuse me… CHU CHU HEY HEY CHU CHU CHU!
[Source: Sega Blog]
Die Hard Arcade on the Sega Saturn is a great beat-em-up, which originally went by the name, Dynamite Deka in Japan. This game can be somewhat hard to find at a reasonable price but is now available on the Japanese PlayStation store for 800 Yen ($10, £6). This is one of those Sega Saturn games I never bought when I should have, so this is amazing news to a collector like myself. The PSN version of Dynamite Deka features updated graphics and other add-ons such as the ridiculous ability to play the game as the cast of Golden Axe or Altered Beast, and a playable version of one of Sega’s earliest arcade releases: Periscope.
Since it is rather unlikely we will see a release of this digital game outside of Japan, I recommend those interested create a Japanese account and grab some PSN points cards with enough Yen to assist in the saving of the President’s daughter. I know I am.
[Source: The Sega Source]
Sega and GameSpot have released a video showing 12 colorful gameplay minutes of the upcoming HD release of NiGHTS Into Dreams. While there’s still no official release date for when the game will be released on XBLA and PSN it’s good to see how well the Saturn classic has made the move into HD. Sega has always been a master of unique and engaging art direction for their games, even when there were technical restraints. I think that sort of attention to detail is paying off now with their games still looking great even when we have systems 10x as powerful as what they were originally released on.
The Wii U is inching closer and closer, and while the gaming community continues to debate its merits and potential for success, publishers are busy shoring up their release schedules for Nintendo’s first HD console.
According to a recent tweet from NotEnoughShaders.com’s Emily Rogers, Sega is particularly excited about their contribution, with several titles from their PSN and XBLA libraries coming to the Wii U’s eShop. Rogers finished with, “Sega will give an official announcement soon.”
We’ll keep our eyes peeled for any new announcements, but hopefully we’ll hear about some new games as well. Relying too much on the old is a very dangerous method, especially if Nintendo is indeed looking to prove themselves to the “hardcore” audience. We’ve already got rereleases of Arkham City and Ninja Gaiden 3 coming. That’s more than enough.
[Source: Nintendo World Report]
What more can I say? Sega’s highly anticipated HD rerelease of their Dreamcast classic, Jet Set Radio, has been officially priced by Sega of America via their blog. PS3 and PS Vita owners as well as Steam users will be able to nab the groovy game for $9.99, while the XBLA version will be 800 Microsoft Points. In this humble writer’s opinion, that’s a very fair price indeed!
Playstation Plus members will be able to purchase the game on Sep 11th, a full week before it will be available for regular PS3 users on Sep 18th, which is one day before the sub-human XBLA and Steam using scum like myself will have access to it on Sep 19th. At least that’s not as bad as PS Vita owners whom will have a long wait till Oct 16th to buy the game.
Of course, if you’re anything like me and not American you will be wondering how much this game will cost in different territories, and for mobile devices. Unfortunately Sega have yet to release that info, although I can’t see them being much more expensive than the prices above.
And if you have a Jet Set Itch that you need to Jet Set Scratch sooner rather than later, then check out our competition where you can win a hip and cool Jet Set Radio hoodie!
[Source: Sega Blog]