A few days ago on the Sega Forums Steve Lycett told fans that the full roster from Sonic And All Stars Racing Transformed of 29 will not make it to any console. This means a lot are console exclusives. Some consoles will have characters in the low 20s (most likely PSVita and 3DS) and some in the high 20s. Lycett says this is because some platforms feature characters that are unique to that platform. He also says that some are SEGA characters while some are not. Do you think there might be some Nintendo characters in there?
This one is debatable as the “worst” Sonic title ever – but it’s coming to Japan’s 3DS Virtual Console! Set in an isometric view, you guide Sonic as you solve puzzles and collect keys to complete stages.
“There are four Zones in the game, with three Acts each. It’ll go up on the Nintendo eShop on May 16th for 300 yen.”
At least the music is decent. In the meantime, I can’t wait for all those other Game Gear titles that SEGA has hinted at releasing!
Vampire: Master of Darkness was SEGA’s attempt to bring Castlevania-style goodness to the Game Gear – or rather to any SEGA system – prior to Konami bringing Castlevania: Bloodlines to the Mega Drive.
Legend has it that it is pretty solid game. The name of lead character is stunning – Dr Ferdinand Social – it is like the name of your favourite indie band, a punk chiptune group, or a hipster band you can actually stomach. Nothing but win.
I’m stoked by SEGA mining the depths of back catalogue of Game Gear and not just the bringing titles that rhyme with tonic. According to PEGI, Vampire: Master of Darkness will be re-released on 3DS as aVirtual Console download.
SEGA and Sumo Digital is getting a stack of cash behind it and is getting new characters (Vyse), fresh levels (one based on Panzer Dragoon), and transforming karts (boo-yah) – and face it, the last All-Star title had me completely forget Mario Kart exists.
I’m excited. Sumo Studio has even added ex-Bizarre talent – folks who worked on classics like Project Gotham Racing and the extremely underrated Blur.
It is pretty much as I thought it was the new 3DS title that mashes up characters from SEGA’s roster with those of Namco and Capcom is an SRPG.
So what does this mean? It means that while Japan is getting it later this year but we might never get it. Adding further fire to the pontential of the West not recieving the title is the fact that the character roster includes Kurt and Riela from Valkyria Chronicles III and other characters from Sakura Wars.
Somebody at SEGA is listening – we absolutely loved the Game Gear titles on 3DS (one of those strange cases where it is better than playing it on the original console) but we had demands for future titles – namely Shining Force.
Like sweet SEGA deals and live in the US? Gamestop has a promotion where you can get both Alpha Protocol and Binary Domain for the price of admission to the Yakuza’s team latest ($59.99)
Both of theses titles are highly under-rated in the mainstream gaming press. For all its flaws and glitches, Alpha Protocol is incredibly engrossing – and it helps that you can make your agent be a super jerk (in a hilarious way).
Binary Domain is solid code and a fast paced adventure. You have always wanted a “Terminator-style” game like this! Our review is still incoming (I’ve been under the weather and shooting zombies in Yakuza Dead Souls has me procrastinating a bit).
If you are a Canadian Gamer, Ebgames/Gamestop is offering Mario and Sonic at the London Olympic Games on the Wii or the 3DS for $29.99 in our funny coloured money.