Posts tagged Sonic Adventure 2
Buckle up, ladies and gents. Things are potentially about to get very interesting. Sonic Retro users Orengefox and Jen have acquired two discs containing early prototypes of the Japanese versions of Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2 for the Dreamcast.
While neither seems like much on the surface, both have enormous amounts of potential for looks into the development of both games. The SA1 disc has already provided unused textures and WIPs of various stage musics, as well as having a ton of differences from the final release, as it’s one of the very earliest demoed builds.
Neither game has aged very well, but they’re still landmark games for Sega, and any look into the development of these two is cause for being excited. Is anyone else as hyped as me for whatever else might come from this find? Tell us in the comments.
[Source: Sonic Retro]
After months of seeing Sonic Adventure 2 swim around in the pleasant yet lonely waters of success, Major Nelson’s most recent Top 20 XBLA chart has introduced a wealth of new Sega guests to the pool.
Thanks to the recent XBLA sale, which was riddled with discounts for great Sega games, no less than six titles from the publisher managed to make it onto the countdown, most of them making it all the way to the top ten. Among them were Sonic the Fighters at #4, Virtua Fighter 2 at #6, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown at #7, Fighting Vipers at #8, NiGHTS into dreams at #11, and of course Sonic Adventure 2, which was not on sale, at #14.
Obviously this news is a bit tampered by the fact that it was spurred on by a sale, but nonetheless, it’s immensely satisfying to finally see the visually overhauled NiGHTS and the underplayed fighting gem Fighting Vipers getting a little bit of recognition on the charts.
Hit the jump to see the full list.
Four months since its release and Sonic Adventure 2 HD is still on the Top 20 charts for XBLA sales. While it dropped a couple places from the previous chart from 11th to 13th it’s still impressive to see just how much power the Sonic brand holds with an HD re-release selling better than many newer and original games on the platform. I wouldn’t be surprised to see it remain on the charts for a couple more months at this pace.
In addition to Sonic Adventure 2, Sega’s The Cave is also on the charts dropping for 3rd to 7th place on the list.
No matter what happens to Sega financially, they will always be able to depend on one blue, speedy cash cow to rake in the bucks. That’s right: Sonic’s name is still as viable as it ever was, as evidenced by the fact that not one but two Sonic games graced XBLA’s top 20 list last week.
As many jaded Sega fans have been predicting, the…um…”fighting game” Sonic: The Fighters managed to crush its superior Model 2 fighting brethren, coming in at #10 in sales. Meanwhile, Virtua Fighter 2 barely held on at #20 and Fighting Vipers didn’t even make the chart. Perhaps even more noteworthy is the fact that Sonic Adventure 2 made a startling comeback, taking the #6 spot on the list.
We all knew this was going to happen, but it doesn’t make it any less annoying. Sure, I love the blue blur as much as the next guy, but when his very worst efforts still manage to demolish nearly everything else Sega puts out there, I start to feel a little bit of venom for the little guy, not to mention the entire Sonic fanbase. Seriously people, expand your damn horizons.
PC gaming Sega fans will be pleased to know that the PC digitally distributed version of Sonic Adventure 2 HD will be made available tomorrow, Mon 19th Nov according to the official Sonic the Hedgehog Facebook page. The ‘Battle Mode DLC’, containing additional multiplayer content and ‘Chao Karate’, will also be made available but sold separately. Of note is the ‘all-new bonus content’, which is probably the online leaderboard and single bonus video found in the XBLA and PSN versions, but may actually be some sort of PC exclusive goodies.
It’s good see Sonic have better representation on the PC. After all, the PC release of Sonic Generations has seemed to go down a treat, especially considering its modding potential. Who knows, perhaps we’ll see the Sonic Adventure 2 Sonic and Shadow levels running in Sonic Generations very soon…!
[Source: The Sonic Stadium]
Well I hope you hate Shadow the Hedgehog as much as we do if you listen to this episode of The Sega Addicts Kids Table. Mostly because god damn does he fucking suck, but also because Stevie, John, and Josh spend a considerable amount of time moaning about him and the popularity of Sonic Adventure 2.
But it’s not all useless rage as they also discuss the Toejam and Earl Vintage Collection, Anarchy Reign‘s exclusive day one content, and Sega’s future plans for Sonic. And Shadow hate. Because really he deserves it. Seriously fuck Shadow.
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With Sega still in a worrying financial crisis it’s always good to hear news of a game doing well… even if it is a port of a decade old Dreamcast title. When looking at the top selling Xbox games for the week the arcade chart reveals that Sonic Adventure 2 is still riding high in the top sales list at 3rd place. Keep in mind this is three weeks away from it’s release marking it a stronger launch than Sonic 4 Episode 2 and even the Sonic CD port.
So that’s some good news to cheer you up. Even though Sega is losing profits they can still rely on Sonic to bring in the bug bucks. And even Jet Set Radio is at 16 this week making both ports a pretty successful venture! So what does this mean for us? More ports probably. I’m personally hoping for Shenmue, but I know that’s probably pipe dream at best. What about you? Got an idea for a good Sega port? Let me know in the comments!
[Source: TSSZ News]
Love it or hate it, Sonic Adventure 2 is the latest of Sega’s Dreamcast titles to get an HD release. At the time of its original release back in 2001, Sonic Team sought to bring Dreamcast owners a game that surpassed Sonic Adventure and in many respects they had succeeded. Sonic Adventure 2 was generally a faster paced game, with a more modern soundtrack and improved graphics which better utilised the Dreamcast’s capabilities. Unfortunately the game suffered from a major control and camera issues which have tarnished the game’s reputation ever since.
Did Sega live and learn from their 11 year old mistakes? Have they done enough to fix Sonic Adventure 2‘s issues, while successfully bringing the game to HD? Have they managed to make a classic out of what was once a rough diamond? Hit the jump to find out!
This week we’re joined by Sega Addicts writer, Scott Morrison, to discuss Sega cover art through the generations. To summarize: some was good, some was bad and some was confusing. We also discuss some recent Sega news, NiGHTS HD, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown and try and remember Spikeout and Iron Phoenix on the Xbox.
With the games release date just around the corner, Sega has revealed a new Japanese trailer for the upcoming HD port of Sonic Adventure 2. The new Japanese trailer (viewable above) features some of the game’s classic stages all in glorious remade high definition. We also get a glimpse of what the game’s battle DLC will look like in high definition with the latter part of the trailer. And all this is while being accompanied by that cheesy Sonic rock we’ve all come to love by now. In other words this video shows off everything you could want from a port’s trailer, and should help you make up your mind on this purchase.
Sonic Adventure 2 releases on PSN October 2nd and 3 days later on XBLA. The NiGHTS Into Dreams HD port is also set to release on those same days, so there’s lots of HD Sega goodness to go around. But which one are you getting? Are you a Sonic Adventure 2 fan or would you rather spend your weeks with the gorgeous NiGHTS port instead? There’s only one way to find out… fight!
Or just let me know in the comments.