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I never thought that the Sega Spectrum would be a console, but I was hopeful that we’d hear something interesting. Instead, we heard nothing at all.
And yes, this is the same Youtube user who created the amazing (and super fake) Dreamcast 2 concept video.
Oh onibox, why must you play with our dreams?
With E3 recently over it’s time to soak up the latest previews and industry buzz surrounding the most popular games. Usually this comes in the form of written previews but Sega has decided to give the gamers a slice of the action by releasing the Company of Heroes 2 E3 demo to all members of the games open beta, which you can join on its Steam page.
Considering that we’re so close to the games release you can bet that this will be an accurate demonstration of what the game has to offer. However don’t get too excited as this exclusive demo will only be available for a few more days (until the 18th), as will the beta. A taste of war awaits and if it really hooks you then you only have until the 25th of this very month to experience the full game in all its strategic glory. Who knew war could be so fun?
You know what the problem with most podcasts are? They have a distinct lack of references to 17th century French queens. Well good thing The Sega Addicts Kids Table is (finally) back to put a stop to all that with a new episode in which the usual gang get back into the swing of things by accusing each other of being the 1%… and occasionally bringing it back to videogames.
Otherwise the rest of the episode is dedicated to what we were playing throughout our impromptu break, Sonic Lost World, and discussions on the games Sega decided to show at E3. So what are you waiting for? Stop being a peasant and join the aristocracy that is this privileged show!
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Two years ago, in 2011, it was announced at E3 that a new Super Smash Bros. will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U. As with all new releases to this series, the tension created for the fans is largely based in which characters will make an appearance. Will we be blessed with new soldiers to compete in this cross-title fighter? Or will we be denied further access to some of our favourites? What I can say is this, Sonic just might not be there this time.
Director of Software Development, Masahiro Sakurai, has recently revealed the difficulty in including third party characters in the new Smash Bros. He stated that:
In the last game, when we added Sonic and Snake, there were lots of different hoops to jump through as far as getting approvals and making sure all the parties involved were happy with the way things went. You can consider it a very special circumstance for that to happen.
Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega’s own, and Solid Snake, from the Konami’s Metal Gear series, were the first third party characters to appear in Super Smash Bros. but this may in fact simply be a one off appearance as Sakurai tells us that “Adding third-party characters should be considered a very special case … it’s much tougher than people can imagine.” Given the confirmed inclusion of Megaman, Sonic may have gotten the boot.
What new characters would you like to see in the new addition to the Super Smash Bros. series? What old ones are you praying remain?
Holy shit have you seen all the news for Bayonetta 2? Did you see that dragon?
Well it’s about to get even better as Platinum has just announced a new unexpected feature: Delicious 2-player action! A new feature which has yet to be fully reveal, but which reportedly won’t change the original action, as the game is still set up as a single player experience.
There were also other new aspects revealed such as mid-air battles and automatically moving stages on automobiles. The much anticipated sequel is also set to feature the ‘urban climax’, a way to essentially summon monsters to do your violent bidding. All these new features show a definite upgrade which is pretty nifty if I do say so myself. Also holy shit that fucking dragon!
When Sonic Lost World was announced and the early trailers started to roll in, one thing (other than Super Mario Galaxy) popped into a lot of retro Sega fans’ heads; Sonic X-Treme. Sadly, Lost World is NOT the game that never was, as when Sonic Stadium asked Takashi Iizuka – the head of Sonic Team – if the cancelled Saturn title had any influence on Lost World‘s development he replied:
No. Not at all. Actually, the developers of this game don’t know about Sonic X-Treme so it’s all new.
Of course, he could be telling porkies and it was actually his idea to rehash themes in the first place, but I’ll guess we’ll never know. The interview it pretty interesting and covers the development of the title, use of Pro controllers, some exclusive game content and Sega’s strong relationship with Nintendo – which still has one unannounced Sonic title left to come. Sonic Lost World is out on the 3DS and Wii U later this year, and in the mean time you can check out the newly released boxart, a 3DS trailer and some gameplay from both consoles.
[Source: Sonic Stadium]
When Project Draco, a spiritual successor to Panzer Dragoon, was formally announced as Crimson Dragon, it was meant to come out the same year. Then it was silently delayed, while a demo was leaked early, and it all went quiet again until we were told it wasn’t far from release. Finally, at E3, it was announced as an Xbox One exclusive. Those of you not interested in the Xbox One may not have to fear though; when questioned about the Xbox 360 version by Polygon, the game’s director Yukio Futatsugi let this slip:
[Crimson Dragon on Xbox 360] has not officially been canceled. Microsoft is going to make an announcement about that, so I can’t really talk about it.
Though we can’t be certain what he means, it definitely looks like some sort of Xbox 360 version is still in the pipeline. In the interview, Futatsugi also discussed implementing Kinect-free controls due to popular demand and the struggle it was to balance both control schemes, and gave a little insight into the game’s development. It’s pretty nifty and worth reading. Until its release though, there’s always the Windows Phone spin-off Crimson Dragon: Side Story to keep you going.
Here’s some lovely Bayonetta 2 screenshots to go with your E3 2013 Bayonetta 2 trailer. We’d already reported on Bayonetta’s hair cut and the gameplay shown during the E3 2013 Nintendo Direct broadcast, but it’s always nice to have some hi-res, official screenshots.
Check out all the screenshots after the jump.
Do you like what you see? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below!
In case you haven’t seen it yet, above is the trailer for Bayonetta 2 released during E3 2013. We already reported on Bayonetta’s new haircut and gave a very brief rundown of the gameplay footage shown in the E3 2013 Nintendo Direct broadcast, but this trailer really is the one to watch.
I’m excited. There’s no doubt in my mind that Nintendo made the right decision when contacting Platinum Games, and that Platinum Games did well to team up with Nintendo. All the child-like whinging and moaning by fans over Bayonetta 2‘s Wii U exclusivity is completely irrelevant when faced off against the glory of this trailer.
But that’s enough about what I think. What about you? Let us know in the comments section below!
Sega America have released a catchy little trailer to entice North American and European PlayStation 3 owners into downloading the Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F demo from the PSN.
The full version of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F will be released digitally through the PlayStation 3 PSN in August of this year.