Tag Archives: 2D

Blade Arcus from Shining EX – Pirate Misty Gameplay Trailer


Blade Arcus from Shining EX is a 2D crossover fighting game featuring characters from Sega’s Shining PSP titles that never came Westward. It features a healthy dose of Tony Taka art and is coming to the PS3 and PS4 in November 26, 2015 for Japan.

There are currently two releases scheduled – a standard edition and a special premium edition with a special case, art book, music cds, and a swimsuit calendar.

Hit the jump to check out Pirate Misty in action: Continue reading Blade Arcus from Shining EX — Pirate Misty Gameplay Trailer

Sorta-SEGA: Freedom Planet Heads to the Wii-U

Announced at PAX East, Sonic the Hedgehog inspired action platformer entitled “Freedom Planet” has been getting positive to rave reviews on the PC and now it is making its way to the Wii-U.

Playing this on a console on my HDTV is exactly how I wanted to play this game. For me, this makes it the best “Sonic” exclusive on Nintendo hardware (zing!). Ha!

[Source: Twitter]

NOT-A-SEGA: The Vagrant Kickstarter Brings Unreal 4 Tech to 2D

The Vagrant looks like it is a homage to Princess Crown, Odin Sphere, Muramasa, and Dragon’s Crown. It is a beat’em up that features cooking mechanics to create in game items with stat boosts.

The game is currently in development for the PC with consoles as a consideration down the line. The team is asking for GBP 20,000 with 23 days to go and have raised 10% so far. Check it out: here.

Those graphics are pretty stunning and I hope this game see the light of day.

Source: [otkgames.com]


SEGA is bringing another Japanese title to the West in the crazy anime brawler entitled Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax. The game will be available digitally on PSN this Summer for PS3 and Vita. No word on price yet.

Between this a Yakuza 5 – SEGA is looking to really stress my PS3 hard drive. Better digital than not at all, I say! Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax is developed by French Bread and Ecole. Good stuff! I may still import a copy from Japan, though.

Anyone else thinking that SEGA needs their own online distribution service? I would love a digital box that game me access to all SEGA’s arcade titles.

[Source: SEGA]

A New Dreamcast RPG? Meet Elysian Shadows

It is 2014 and there is a Dreamcast RPG on the horizon…life is sweet.

Watermelon’s Magical Game Factory will be publishing the Dreamcast version of Elysian Shadow – a 2D action RPG with dynamic lighting and shadows, alternating 2D/3D perspectives, positional audio and platforming mechanics. Whew, technology!

Watermelon is the team behind Pier Solar HD and the upcoming and mysterious Project Y and Project N. The team creating Elysian Shadows is looking to release their toolkit to aid creators in developing Dreamcast games. It is modeled after Unity and designed for beginners.

The game is currently raising funds on Kickstarter – and our very own DarrenIndeed has pledged his hard earned money for a copy. There are about two weeks left in the kickstarter and it has already raised 100k.

[Source: Kickstarter]