Yes, I know that the Dreamcast had more classics than what is on this showcase but since it is pay-what-you-want and for charity. How can you cry foul?
The Humble Sega Bundle will be available until December 9 and the package includes Nights Into Dreams, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, and the Dreamcast Collection (which includes PC versions of Crazy Taxi, Sonic Adventure, Sega Bass Fishing, and Space Channel 5 Part 2).
Included is an expansion for Total War Rome II’s expansion entitled “Caesar in Gaul” and DLC for Football Manager 2015. If you beat the average price, you also get Empire: Total War and Company of Heroes 2 – The Western Armies and some yet-to-be announced titles.
Pay more than $12 and Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai is available and there is an exclusive Dreamcast-themed t-shirt with a purchase of $50 or more. The Humble Sega Bundle will be available until December 9.
I haven’t picked it up yet as the cash flow is a bit tight at the moment and the backlog is massive. This is however on to the buy list down the line.
That said, SEGA of America would like to remind you that the game features twenty classic songs from the previously Japan-only PSP games making their first debut in the West!
Apparently, the game also features “updated gameplay mechanics and controls” as well as a wealth of user-generated content.
Also, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax is out and available to import.
[Source: SEGA of America]
[Source: SEGA of America]
[Source: SEGA of America]
The fine folks at USgamer.net have posted an interesting retrospective on the SEGA Saturn. It is another fine read that details SEGA’s self-destruction but also the console’s re-emergence as a cult favourite. Check it out: here.
The article definitely brought some memories and feelings out for me. Continue reading
When Valkyria Chronicles launched on PC – the response was overwhelmingly positive. It rose to the top of the STEAM charts ans shocked SEGA so much that they issued a press release which stated:
“[D]uring its first 24 hours on sale blew all forecasts and predictions out of the water. The award-winning Strategy RPG, originally released in 2008 for PlayStation®3, forced its way to the top of the Steam download charts, beating a host of brand new games to reach number one.”
Thank goodness for PC fans! I love this game and when I get a new PC this is the first game I am throwing at it. I only hope to see the canvas engine running on Xbox One or PS4 soon with a new Valkyria title.
The game runs really well on the computer as PC Gamer writes: Continue reading
I wonder if SEGA still has anyone working out console controls these games. The price on Steam is currently US$43.99 but PC gamer seems to state that it is about $15 too much.
Anyway, I digress…this is a game on PC and it looks solid. People seem to think the price point is too high and the Youtube comments went from talking about currency value to out-and-out racism.
Hmmm…perhaps we still do need more things steeped history and showcasing our erroneous ways.
Indie developers at the Spanish studio Retro Sumus are looking to create a new noir-style, visual novel detective game to the Dreamcast (also on PC, Ouya and Mac). Dreamcast, you say? Well, color me interested…judging by the art above (trailer is NSFW) I wonder if this is going to a darker and more adult-oriented Snatcher-esque title? If it is – I am stoked.
TSSZnews gives the following synopsis:
“Ameba tells the story of a veteran policeman and his obsessive quest to find the truth about some cases he is pretty sure were closed under false pretenses. He is the only one who has seen the truth, and his mission is to uncover it to bring justice once and for all. It will be set on nowadays Spain, but it might have some flashbacks to the past.”
The game will apparently have high resolution 2D graphics across all platforms and the music will contain piano compositions. Currently the game is set to be released in English and Spanish and the tentative date is set for 2015.
[Source: Retro Sumus]
SEGA has decided to be super awesome the last couple of weeks by not only announcing Valkyria Chronicles on PC but now they are bringing Outrun, After Burner II, Fantasy Zone I/II, and Thunderblade to the 3DS in 3D form!
Not only are these releases being built from the core arcade experiences, they feature a level of recreation that that defies expectations – SEGA states: “Not only does each title deliver a full-fledged vintage arcade experience, recreating the environment down to the mechanical sounds of the arcade machines themselves, but it also adds to the original experience with new modes, options, and original musical tracks.”
I can’t wait to pick up all of them…I wonder if SEGA will ever release a boxed edition to get me to double dip.
Also, it is about time we get a proper edition of Thunderblade. Each title will be on sale for $5.99. The release schedule is yet to be determined but the first release will After Burner II.
SEGA…work with M2 to release some sort of arcade classics machine that give me everything from System 16 through the SEGA NU and beyond!