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Archive for October, 2011

Video Spotlight: Sonic Generations Launch Trailer

Monday, October 31st, 2011

The Sonic Generations launch trailer is here! Feast your eyes on a huge amount of direct-feed gameplay footage as well as cut-scenes and boss fights:

[Source: SEGA]

Sonic Generations Competition Being Held at Plus XP

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Wanna bag yourself a set of 6 classic Sonic figurines? Then head over to Plus XP where past SEGA Driven writer Helen Doherty is holding a Sonic Generations themed competition!

All you have to do is submit a photo that you feel sums up the theme of Sonic Generations (ie the clash of generations). Full details on how to submit your photo and who to send it to can be found over at Plus XP so click here to be taken straight there.

Now get creative and good luck to everyone involved!

SEGA Partners with Arkedo Studio for New Project

Friday, October 28th, 2011

SEGA have announced a partnership with Arkedo Studio, the developers behind Nervous Brickdown and Big Bang Mini for Nintendo DS as well as the Arkedo Series on XBLA and PSN.

The new project is currently known as Project Hell Yeah! There is currently no word on what the ‘project’ will be (we’re assuming it’ll be a PSN/XBLA game) but more will be revealed on Arkedo’s blog which you can access by clicking here.

Arkedo appear to be pretty avid SEGA fans. Camille Guermonprez the studio chief has said, “See, SEGA? We spent the last five years telling you repeatedly that someday, somehow, you would publish one of our games. This day has come. Hell Yeah! Now let’s go back to work and finish the damn thing.”

More on Project Hell Yeah! as we get it.

[Source: SEGA’s Twitter]

SEGA Confirm Release Dates for 3DS Titles

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

SEGA have just revealed the release dates for a large amount of their 3DS titles. Check out the below press release for the full shtick:

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (Oct 27th, 2011) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. are delighted to announce final release dates of several highly anticipated Nintendo 3DS™ titles. Coming out this year and early 2012 each of these exciting new titles have been specifically designed for the Nintendo 3DS experience and feature favourite classic SEGA characters as well as brand new heroes.
Shinobi™ is the long anticipated return of the fan favourite series and includes the classic side-scrolling action gameplay players have loved since the original. Coming to stores in Europe on 11th November 2011 and 15th November for North America, Shinobi introduces several exciting new features such as StreetPass™ and a large assortment of achievements and challenges to unlock.
SEGA’s much loved mascot Sonic the Hedgehog™ makes his way onto Nintendo 3DS for the very first time as part of the celebrations for his 20th anniversary. Speeding through many levels designed exclusively for the Nintendo system, Sonic Generations™ allows fans to play as both Classic and Modern Sonic across a range of iconic and memorable levels – all re-imagined for a completely new experience. Sonic Generations for Nintendo 3DS launches on 22nd November in North America and 25th November across Europe.
CRUSH™3D, the critically acclaimed puzzle platformer game, redesigned for Nintendo 3DS will hit stores on 10th January 2012 for North America and 13th January for Europe. Help Danny solve brain-teasing puzzles by ‘crushing’ your way from a 2-dimensional to a 3-dimensional world and back again with the touch of a button.
And finally, the record-breaking duo of Mario and Sonic join forces for the first time ever on the Nintendo 3DS with the eagerly anticipated launch of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™. The much loved pair head to stores on 10th February 2012 across Europe and 14th February 2012 in North America and are sure to continue their formidable partnership for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Bringing a whole new dimension to the Mario & Sonic universe Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™ for the Nintendo 3DS contains over 50 original Olympic Games themed events for players to compete in for a coveted gold medal!
SEGA’s exciting line up for Nintendo 3DS means you will never be short of something to do during the long, dark evenings and cold winter days of the upcoming months!
For more information please visit www.sega.com

[Source: SEGA]

Video Spotlight: Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games New Olympics Event Trailer

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

I am getting so sick of these unfeasably long video game titles!

Check out the New Olympics Event trailer for… *sigh* Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games:

[Source: SEGA]

Renegade Ops Now Available on PC

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

SEGA’s top-down, car-based, blast-a-thon Renegade Ops is now available as a PC digital download from Steam. Check out the full press release below:

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (27th October) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. and Avalanche Studios are excited to announce Renegade Ops™ is now available on PC digital download. Help General Bryant defeat Inferno, the madman set on world domination, by blasting enemies to bits across a range of stunning environments, using a variety of vehicles and explosives. Join the Renegade Ops and fight alone in single player mode, team up offline with two-player split screen or join the dynamic 4-player online co-op experience.

For more information on SEGA games please visit www.sega.com

[Source: SEGA]

Under Defeat Getting X-Box/PS3 Re-Release

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Under Defeat, the helicopter shoot-em-up originally released for Dreamcast, is getting a HD re-release on X-Box 360 and Playstation 3. No word as to whether this is a digital or physical release are available at this time.

The original developer G.Rev is working on the port and it’s expected to be released in Japan on the 19th of January 2012. There is currently no news of a Western release at this time.

The game was originally released in arcades in 2005 but saw its’ only home console port on Dreamcast in 2006.

[Source: Eurogamer]

Official Sonic Merchandise Online Store Open UPDATE Not Completely

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

UPDATE 2

We have just been informed by Dean Shanghanoo (QA tester at SEGA Europe) that the site will be up and down over the next few days as it’s still being tested.

[Source: SyamlingLi’s Twitter]

UPDATE 1

It appears the website is now offline; did someone at SEGA Europe jump the gun? We’ll keep you informed if the site goes live again.

ORIGINAL STORY

The official online store for Sonic the Hedgehog merchandise is now open and can be accessed here: www.SonicMerchandise.com

A wide variety of items can be bought ranging from stationery, posters, t-shirts and electronics. We’re especially smitten with the Sonic digital camera, headphones, mp3 player and boombox!

[Source: GavvieUK’s Twitter]

Video Spotlight: House of the Dead Overkill Extended Cut Launch Trailer

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

House of the Dead Overkill: Extended Cut is now available in the US of A and will be available this Friday (28/10/2011) in Europe. To celebrate, SEGA have uploaded a launch trailer to YouTube. Check it out:

Also, for your reading pleasure you can check out the full launch press release below:

LONDON AND SAN FRANCISCO (25 October, 2011) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today inform the public that the Mutant Massacre to end all mutant massacres has been released in the United States!

We are advising all US residents that as of Tuesday 25 October ‘The House of The Dead: Overkill – Extended Cut’ is available for Sony PlayStation® 3 and that they should stockpile a copy now! We expect the outbreak to spread to Europe on Friday 28 October. We’re also pleased to announce that in Europe only House of the Dead: Overkill – Extended Cut will be available from PlayStation® Network for digital download at the same time as the retail release!

Can you battle to the still beating heart of Bayou City’s streets of terror? What madness lies at the centre of the mutant outbreak? Sick of asking questions? Then – KILL THEM ALL!

Experience 3D so real, you’ll still be crying late into the night and Move support so moving you’ll place every shot right between the eyes! The House of the Dead: OVERKILL Extended Cut is due for release 28 October 2011 in Europe, and 25th October in the United States for PlayStation® Move for the Playstation®3 computer entertainment system.

For more information please visit www.sega.com/overkill/

[Source: SEGA]

Gun Lord Website Live, Dreamcast Release in 2012 & New Trailer

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Gun Lord, the new game being developed for Dreamcast by NG:DEV.TEAM now has a fully functioning website which you can access HERE.

From the site we’ve learned that the release date will be the 15th of January 2012 and the game will be available in both regular and special editions that contain the soundtrack on CD.

A new trailer has also been released which you can check out below:

[Source: NG:Dev.Team’s Twitter]

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