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!
Damn the 3DS and its region locking! Look at that boxart – it is amazing!
SEGA’s and M2’s 3DS AGES titles are some of my favourite experiences on the Nintendo handheld. Galaxy Force is stunning and everyone should try it. Thinking about it – I haven’t checked in while I might need to nab Outrun!
SEGA of Japan has released a lot more of these overseas (Thunderblade and Fantasy Zone II) and now they are getting a boxed edition as well. I would love to see this come over to North America and Europe.
Currently the boxed edition doesn’t offer a discount to buying the games individually but I don’t mind as a boxed copy is worth a little bit more to me – I just hope this leaves Japan.
Yeah, okay I know this old but when I was last posting regularly I was the only person posting video reviews in English on Project Diva Dreamy theater! See where that got us? Now only if it worked for Yakuza and Valkyria Chronicles…
Anyhoo…Project Mirai Remix (working title) will bring Mini-Miku to the 3DS in three dimensions stereoscopically with AR card support. What does this mean? Mini-Miku will dance on your desk! Hooray. Hopefully, SEGA will combine the two Japanese releases in the West giving us a full double dose of songs to tap too.
If you have yet to watch the video above it’s like razor sharp skittles being tossed at your eyeballs. It is also the start up to Project Mirai 2. So many pretty colors!
Happy Easter! Over the weekend, I managed to get out to the Game On 2.0 Exhibit being held at the Ontario Science Center. The exhibition is a hands-on exploration of the history of video games from the earliest incarnations to some of the latest titles. If you are a retro gamer, it is definitely a spot to check out. The exhibition began its life in London – so our UK audience is probably well versed with the event.
The exhibition runs from March 9 to September 2, 2013. The price of admission is free with the admission to the Science Center ($22). There is typically a 20 to 30 minute wait to enter as the goal is to be able to get some playing time and not have the gaming zone over capacity.The games are full featured and the arcade titles are set to free play. Just don’t expect to hear the amazing soundtracks in the games has a lot of the titles have the volume turned way down.
Yes, I’m back, and I promise to post much more regularly! But you don’t care about me, do you? You care about this game. That’s why you are reading this piece of news.
If you were not aware, the Capcom, Sega, Namco, crossover game is coming to Europe, America and Australia later this year! If you are the type who likes to pre-order things then guess what?! You can pre-order Project X zone right now for $39.99 on GameStop in America, $68 on EBGames in Australia, and, err…. I have yet to find a game store where you can pre-order this in England, So you will have to wait a bit longer if you want to Pre-Order this at GAME.
So, tell us. Will you pre-order this game, or will you wait for the prices to go down?
Projects X Zone which features a ton of SEGA characters (including those from Valkyria Chronicles III) is coming to North America in the summer of 2013. It was announced at Namco-Bandai press event. Details are slim at this point but it is coming.
Between this and Fire Emblem there will be a lot of strategy action on my 3DS! I’m stoked. I will pre-order as soon as I can.
Now, SEGA – you see this? Give XSEED the ability to release Valkyria Chronicles III and bring Yakuza 5 over yourselves! Please, pretty please?
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!