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That’s right more footage of Sega’s Japan only urinal game system has surfaced onto the internet via a demonstration by the youtube channel Yokai Attack. In the video (viewable above) the host Matt Alt films a brief play session of the game, which is sure to gross out anyone who doesn’t like the combination of pee and videogames. Which I honestly really can’t blame you for. Sega, as much as I love you I really don’t need you with me at the urinal…
Now, here’s a hypothetical scenario for you: say you’re the incredibly powerful leader of a race of ancient gods, but your daughter, Athena, who is also a formidable warrior and war strategist, is somehow taken captive by a bald Robert Englund drenched in grape soda. What do you do?
Okay, you can wipe that silly shocked expression of your face as that’s about all there is to say about this news story. A hawk eyed NeoGAF member spotted the renewal of the Skies of Arcadia trademark, which had been approved on July 11th this year, leading to the obvious speculation of a HD remake to complement the string of Dreamcast and Saturn HD releases we’ve been promised by Sega.
The announcement of ‘Skies of Arcadia HD’ would of course be met with open arms by Sega fans as many consider it to be the must-have JRPG for the Dreamcast. Personally I would love to see Sega bring to light to a classic such as Skies of Arcadia that, despite a stellar Gamecube rerelease, has become largely forgotten. With another HD release I also hope to finally see ‘Dreamcast Collection Volume 2′. What are your hopes and (NiGHTS Into) dreams? Let us know in he comments below!
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.
Two years ago I ran into a problem. I had finally gotten a copy of Fatal Fury: Mark of the Wolves for my beloved ‘Cast. I popped it in and hooked up a Saturn model 2 controller (the only way to play fighters on the Dreamcast, in this nerd’s opinion). I powered up and began to play. Immediately I knew something was wrong and it was more than Terry Bogard wearing his girlfriend’s clothes for some reason.
I would throw a punch and the sound would lag. The GD drive would click and load for a second, and then I would hear the sound I was supposed to. It did this for every incidental sound, in every fight, for the entire game. The Googles confirmed my worst fear: This was a coding issue. Playing this game meant grinding my Dreamcast down. There was only one solution: I would need a copy of the Japanese version of the game.
While it’s still not out in this region Phantasy Star Online 2 has been making it big in Japan and expanding in every way possible. And with new players comes new goodies as Sega are going to add three entirely new classes to the recently released MMO. In mid-September the Fighter, Gunner and Techer classes will be added and made unlockable once you surpass level 30 and perfect your skills in a specific type of weaponry.
Which new class you will unlock depends on the character you’ve already levelled up. Reaching 30 in the Hunter class and gaining skill with leightweight weapons for example gets you the Fighter class who can use Double Sabers, Knuckles, Gunslash and Twin Draggers. Doing the same with the Ranger class unlocks the Gunner who can use Twin Machine Guns, Gunslash and the Chain Trigger attack. And finally achieving the same with the Force class unlocks the Techer class who can use Dark Light and Wind Technics along with Gunslash again. Word on the street is they can also use wands!
Phantasy Star Online 2 is still expecting release over here, and I’m personally betting that we’ll be seeing a bunch of more content before it’s launch. But that’s just me. Either way we’ll keep you posted as the game reaches Western shores.
[Source: Game Connect]
Sega Amusements, the branch of the company dealing with arcade machines and other coin-operated entertainment devices for fun-times, have been slowly revealing what many believe to be a new arcade light gun game via their Facebook page. Their method has been to periodically reveal the individual letters of the game’s name, currently at ‘SIDEAR’, as well as releasing a photograph from what seems to be some sort of secret internal Sega meeting, a cropped version of which can be seen above.
A member of the arcade-centric website Arcade Heroes, who believes the full title of the game to be ‘SIDEARM’, attempted to make some sense out of the blurry image and suggested that the machine will have a gun on one side of the physical space occupied by the player, with the rest being reserved for an unknown purpose. Fan of light gun games? Of course you are, so let us know what you think of this in the comments below!
[Source: Arcade Heroes]
Today, Sega and Gearbox revealed Escape, the latest competitive multiplayer mode for Aliens: Colonial Marines. Much like the frenetic Versus Mode of the Left 4 Dead series, these match-ups will pit a four-player team of gun-toting marines against a four-player team of vicious Xenomorphs, tasking the humans to survive long enough to reach an escape room.
Honestly, this is the mode I’ve been waiting for. The concept of new “special” aliens a la the special infected of L4D might be a little tough to swallow, but the shadow-drowned and generally claustrophobic atmosphere of the Aliens films is just pitch-perfect for this formula. I can’t wait. Can you?
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F for the Playstaion Vita was released today in Japan, however the demo for the game was also unexpectedly released on the Japanese PSN; and what a generous demo it is too including the songs Cat Food, Worlds End Dance Hall and Melancholy as well as a bunch of modules (costume accessories) to play around with.
There’s little doubt that Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F will be a big seller in Japan, where Hatsune Miku is an unstoppable pop sensation, and will hopefully be a landmark game for Sega. I know a few of our non-Japanese readers will have their eyes firmly set on their letter boxes in the coming days, eagerly awaiting their slice of innocent vocaloid action. Let us know how it goes in the comments below!
So, you think that the crazy kids in Jet Set Radio are the only gangs to roam the streets of Tokyo? Hit the jump to see the other kinds of riff-raff that stalk the city…