Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games announcement
Nintendo of America posted this Twitter image and added:
‘We’ve partnered with @Sega on a new Sonic the Hedgehog game – Sonic Lost World. #NintendoDirectNA. Sonic Lost World will come exclusively to #WiiU and #3DS.’
More information soon!
‘Looks like we now know the possible title of the next Sonic game. Today, Sega of Japan has registered the trademark “Sonic Lost World”. Also, the domain soniclostworlds.com has been registered to Sega of Europe (so is it “Sonic Lost World”, or Sonic Lost Worlds”).
It’s not uncommon for a game to be announced after it’s trademark has been released. Plus, with E3 coming very soon and many games being announced this month, so don’t be surprised if we hear about Sonic’s next big gaming adventure very soon. ‘
‘[..] it looks like we’ll be seeing seven new titles this year. The information is located on page five of the document linked, under the Wii U SKU column.
No names of games are given, but a new 3D Sonic game has been rumored.
Aside from that, SEGA owns a few interesting IPs that I would like to see make the transition to Wii U. The first of those is the Total War series, which is a grand strategy game.’
‘Total War: Rome 2 will be released worldwide on Tuesday, 3rd September, SEGA has announced.
You can pre-order it now and, if you do, you’ll get Rome 2’s first lump of DLC - the Greek States Culture Pack, which adds three extra playable factions (Epirus, Athens and Sparta) - for free.
If you want to go one better, grab the Collector’s Edition, bound in a “leather-effect” presentation box. It’s got a magnetic closure you know.
Inside the Collector’s Edition a bloomin’ board game, Tabula, a precursor to Backgammon. It has “bone-effect” pieces and burlap, drawstring bag. Oh and get this: the board itself is built into the base of the Collector’s Edition. ‘
‘News has broken that SEGA will re-release Sonic the Hedgehog on the 3DS eShop with added 3D support to show depth in the backgrounds. This news follows the release of 3D Space Harrier and 3D Super Hang-On, all of which are still Japan exclusive.
The re-release will launch on May 15th to mark the 25th anniversary of the Mega Drive in Japan and it will be priced 600 yen. Additional features include the already mentioned 3D effect, all the bug fixes and added details from the later revisions of Sonic 1 (rippling water, scrolling clouds), the addition of the spin attack, a classic view mode which simulates a CRT monitor and an option to choose a Mega Drive model 1 or 2 sound balance. ‘
‘Backbone Entertainment was doing some neat stuff with SEGA and we’re not talking about the Sega Vintage Collection.
They pitched a new Streets of Rage game to SEGA. Concept art for Axel Stone, Blaze Fielding, and Adam Hunter – the original trio from Streets of Rage – was shared by a former Backbone Entertainment artist.
[..] What’s really interesting is Backbone Entertainment also put together a pitch to reboot ESWAT! (ESWAT: City Under Siege is a sidescrolling action game for the Genesis).’
‘SEGA and Gearbox are facing a class action suit alleging that they falsely advertised Aliens: Colonial Marines with demos at trade shows that didn’t represent the final product.
The suit, which was brought to light by Polygon, has been filed in the Northern District of California by Edelson LLC on behalf of Damion Perrine. It states that demos featured graphical quality, AI behaviour and entire levels not present in the final game.
The suit adds that late embargoes on reviews stopped early buyers from getting knowledge of the discrepancies.’
‘Today we are proud to announce that Company of Heroes 2 will ship with an all-new mode called Theater of War on top of its gripping cinematic campaign and intense competitive multiplayer modes!
Theater of War allows us to tell different stories from The Eastern Front in the form of new playable single player and co-operative content. The mode includes solo challenges where players are pitted against overwhelming odds, AI battles against an enemy commander with a unique play style and co-operative scenarios for fans to enjoy with your friends.
At the launch of COH2, the Theater of War mode will include missions from key battles in 1941. Choosing either the Soviet Red Army or the Germans, players will visit different locations across the Eastern Front and take part in some of the most famous battles that occurred that year. Each faction has 9 unique missions included. More Theater of War missions will be added to the game at a later date, including the previously announced mini-pack for all eligible pre-order customers.'’
‘SEGA’s profanity-laden on-rails shooter, House of the Dead: Overkill, will make its way to iOS when the App Store refreshes tonight.
Dubbed House of the Dead: Overkill - The Lost Reels, the universal iOS app is a remixed version of the 2009 Wii game broken down into three different “movies.” An initial purchase unlocks the first movie and finishing that will unlock the second, with an in-app purchase of $2 required to access the final campaign.
[..] House of the Dead: Overkill - The Lost Reels should be available after iTunes is update tonight at 11 p.m. ET. The app is already live in the New Zealand territory and priced at 6.50 in New Zealand dollars, which comes out to about $5.50 here in the US. ‘
Total War: Rome II - Battle of Teutoborg Forest
Dreamcast Sturmwind launch trailer (via: SEGADriven)
‘A few hours after SEGA bought Relic Entertainment, the Vancouver, Canada real-time strategy specialist whose fate had been up for sale thousands of miles away at the THQ bankruptcy session in Delaware, Company of Heroes 2’s designers got back to work.
Game director Quinn Duffy and the rest of the development team were in the middle of what’s called a “finaling exercise”. Amid the uncertainty around the future of the studio, amid the chaos of the collapse of its publisher and owner THQ, all Relic could do was assume Company of Heroes 2 would be released. Indeed it had to - and soon. [..]’
Griffon Android/iOS trailer
Developer Basic Inc. came up with one of the most ‘ridiculous yet completely enthralling’ game ideas ever.
Their app ‘Fire should Light a Match’ (loosely translated) is based on the simple concept of lighting matches by striking them -prepare for this- against a matchbox! Be very careful, however. Don’t strike a pencil, cigarette or mushroom(!?) against the matchbox or you’ll lose.
So where does the SEGA part come in? By scanning QR codes (found on posters) Japanese players are able to download SEGA-themed backgrounds which feature Dreamcast, Saturn and Mega Drive consoles.
Fire Should Light a Match has been so incredibly popular (3,000,000+ downloads and counting) SEGA even produced plush UFO Catcher prices(!)
‘SEGA has launched a teaser website related to Hatsune Miku that will officially open this Thursday.
A member of the SEGA team for the Hatsune Miku Project also hinted on Twitter that new information about Hatsune Miku will be included in this week’s issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine.’
‘SEGA, in collaboration with Disney Interactive is pleased to announce the upcoming digital release of Castle of Illusion Featuring Mickey Mouse, a complete re-imagining of the iconic Genesis side-scrolling adventure first released in 1990.
Developed by SEGA Studios Australia, Castle of Illusion Featuring Mickey Mouse will be available worldwide for digital download on Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network, and Windows PC in summer 2013.’