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Nintendo and SEGA have announced a worldwide partnership for the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. This will mean that the next 3 Sonic titles will be completely exclusive to Nintendo platforms. This also includes an unannounced title.
President and COO of SEGA of America, John Cheng has said:
“Sonic the Hedgehog has proven incredibly successful on Nintendo platforms and we are pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with Nintendo. As we initiate this new exclusive partnership with the next three titles we believe that Wii U(TM) and Nintendo 3DS(TM) are ideal platforms to showcase the evolution of the Sonic brand.”
The 3DS eShop will be getting a slew of new Game Gear titles. The newly announced additions include:
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic Drift 2
Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
Defenders of Oasis
Shining Force II: The Sword of Hajya
G-Loc Air Battle
Vampire: Master of Darkness
No release dates have been announced at this time.
Christian “Taxman” Whitehead and Stealth’s remastered version of Sonic the Hedgehog is now available for iOS and Android. Owners of SEGA’s original mobile port of Sonic 1 should also be receiving updates which essentially turn the game into the remastered version.
Check out some screenshots of the new features below which include the option to play as Tails and Knuckles as well as customisable controls and the ability to change the “box art” to the region of your choice:
Aliens: Colonial Marines may have been a critical flop but that still hasn’t stopped people buying it. SEGA have managed to shift 1.3 million copies of the game across Xbox 360, PC and PS3 which is a similar amount to Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.
Another great seller is Football Manager 2013 which has managed to ship 940,000 units on PC alone. Well done Sports Interactive!
In other news SEGA have revealed they are publishing 5 PS Vita games and 7 Wii-U games this year. It hasn’t been revealed what the titles are but that’s a lot of SEGA for Vita and Wii-U owners.
The Creative Assembly’s Total War: Rome II will release worldwide on September 3rd for PC. Pre-ordering now also gives you the first DLC pack for free.
Also announced is a rather lavish collector’s edition (pictured above). Contained in the set is a numbered copy of the game, a Tabula set with dice, a Total War card game called Punic Wars complete with 58 cards and a Roman Onager catapult which needs to be assembled from a kit.
Check out the pre-order trailer for the game below which also details the contents of the first DLC pack:
Now here’s an interesting development! Backbone Entertainment responsible for the SEGA Vintage Collection, SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection and SEGA Mega Drive Collection for PSP pitched new Streets of Rage and ESWAT games to SEGA.
They were unfortunately unsuccessful in their endevour but concept art for both titles has now been leaked online. Check it out:
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