Posts tagged sega
It’s been a long time hasn’t it? Well maybe not long but it has indeed been a while since The Sega Addicts Kids Table has discussed even the tiniest morsel of Sega news. Well it’s a good thing then that to make up for it, Stevie, John and Josh talk about nearly every big news story of the past 4 weeks! How do they do it? Beats me!
And what’s more is that they discuss even more stuff! Johns tropical holiday, Josh’s belated Birthday gifts and many more wacky antics are portrayed in this extra special bumper episode that we have for you. So if you’ve been waiting for a return to form then download away! You won’t be disappointed, unless you have way too high expectations!
Or visit our iTunes and subscribe! Review us and maybe your childhood pet will come back to life! (He won’t.)
A recent interview held by Italian gaming website Outcast.it with Wonder Boy/ Monster Land creator and developer Ryuchi Nishizawa shines some light on the origins of the original Wonder Boy in Monster Land, the Japanese exclusivity of Monster World IV and whether or not we will see a Monster World II & Wonder Boy III Vintage collection in the future. Don’t be alarmed to see a screen of Italian when accessing the interview, dear Sega Addicts, juts scroll down the page for the English translation.
When asked about a potential Monster World V he commented that he has his sights set on the increasingly popular Kick Starter projects and may consider starting one of his own if enough interest is generated on his recently created Monster World Facebook page. I know you Sega Addicts were a little bummed to see the omission of Wonder Boy III from the Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World, but what about a Monster World V? Let us know in the comments below!
Sonic will be having his 21 birthday on June 23rd and it looks like you can actually get some gifts, too! Well, not really, but some games will be cheaper on XBLA during that time: Sonic Adventure 1, Sonic 4 Episode 1 and Sonic CD will be half off, together with some DLC.
I personally dislike Sonic Adventure and Sonic 4: Episode 1, but Sonic CD is a great game in my opinion!
…They are the egg men (wooo!). I am the walrus–coo-coo cachoo! Okay, most of you are probably too young to know that song, but it at least should give you a pretty solid hint as to this week’s character. Need another? His name is Polish for “worker”. He’s also good friends with Teddy Roosevelt. Not really. Just hit the jump already.
Japanese game developers Platinum Games, responsible for Sega-Addicts favourites Vanquish, Bayonetta and, the soon to be released in Japan, Anarchy Reigns, have recently uploaded a new concept video to Youtube. Before you wet your platinum-pants I better explain that the video does not describe the concept of a game, rather Platinum Games’s Osaka based studio itself.
Unfortunately the video is in Japanese with no English subtitles, however it does say a fair deal about their adopted, laid back working atmosphere where a little read of some manga or a bit of play time with a samurai sword seems commonplace. Oh, and the video also shows a wee bit of grisly Metal Gear Solid Rising Revengeance gameplay footage and design. Yummy.
When you consider the magnitude of a mash-up game that mixes the libraries of giants like Capcom, Namco Bandai and Sega, the potential for content is nothing short of staggering. Even if it is on the 3DS, this game has got to feel huge and hugely ambitious if it wants to pay proper respect to the rosters of all three publishers.
In terms of voice acting, it certainly looks like they’re on the right track to achieving that lofty goal. Namco Bandai recently announced that voice recording for Project X Zone is nearly finished, with a cast of over 70 voice actors lending their dulcet tones to the soundtrack. The trailer we saw some months ago promised more iconic characters than have been revealed thus far, so this number could point to one hell of a mash-up party…. That is, if these are indeed voices for playable characters.
The only downside to this news is that we still have not heard a word about a Western release. Localizing this many voices could prove mighty costly, and I’m not sure Namco Bandai will be willing to take that kind of financial risk on a 3DS RPG. I could be wrong, but I wouldn’t get my hopes up if you don’t live in Japan.
Head over to Steam in order to get Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing for 75% off! That’s almost 4 bucks, the only version cheaper is the iOS one…
Of all the developer superstars that have left their fingerprints on Sega, Yu Suzuki stands with the cream of the crop. Often credited as the company’s Miyamoto, this AM2 mastermind brought us some of the most resonant and groundbreaking games that Sega has ever seen, including Virtua Fighter, Ferrari F355 Challenge, Space Harrier, Out-Run, Virtua Cop, my personal favorite Shenmue, and many others. Even if he no longer calls Sega home, Yu Suzuki’s name will always be synonymous with the publisher’s greatest years.
Today, Suzuki celebrates his 54th birthday, so get out your leather jacket, plant a bandage under your eye, and go annoy your neighbors with awkward questions about sailors. Of course they’ll understand. It’s Suzuki day, after all.
Whilst we did tell you about this a while ago, it only seems appropriate to post the trailer for the actual movie while it’s new. For those of you not in the know however, Disneys new movie features an appearance by Robotnik (or Eggman or whatever you kids call him now), in a scene with various other videogame villains as well. You can spot him at about 1 minute into that video if you want to skip most of the trailer.
But then again even the other stuff in that trailer looks awesome anyway. A Disney made videogame movie? Yes please. Even without Robotnik this is something I’ll be sure to keep my eye on.
Stevie Grant, Joshua Newey and myself take on Sonic 4: Episode 2 in this first installment of the Sega Addicts Commentary. You can find Part 1 over here, if you missed it!