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News has broken that SEGA will re-release Sonic the Hedgehog on the 3DS eShop with added 3D support to show depth in the backgrounds. This news follows the release of 3D Space Harrier and 3D Super Hang-On, all of which are still Japan exclusive.
The re-release will launch on May 15th to mark the 25th anniversary of the Mega Drive in Japan and it will be priced 600 yen. Additional features include the already mentioned 3D effect, all the bug fixes and added details from the later revisions of Sonic 1 (rippling water, scrolling clouds), the addition of the spin attack, a classic view mode which simulates a CRT monitor and an option to choose a Mega Drive model 1 or 2 sound balance.
This re-release is unrelated to Christian Whitehead and Stealth’s port of Sonic the Hedgehog which runs using Whitehead’s custom Retro Engine and supports a widescreen display.
Take a look at some screenshots below:
No word on whether this version will make it to the West at this time.
Another awesome unlockable in The House of the Dead: Overkill – The Lost Reels has been revealed! You can now unlock Vectorman and his ball gun for use in the game. 30,000 in game Koins give you access to the weapon. Check out some screens below:
The House of the Dead: Overkill – The Lost Reels is available to download for iOS and Android devices now.
SEGA and Gearbox Software have commented on the lawsuit being filed against them for misrepresenting Aliens: Colonial Marines in pre-release trailers.
SEGA have said, “Sega cannot comment on specifics of ongoing litigation. But we are confident that the lawsuit is without merit and we will defend it vigorously.”
Gearbox have said, “Attempting to wring a class action lawsuit out of a demonstration is beyond meritless. We continue to support the game, and will defend the rights of entertainers to share their works-in-progress without fear of frivolous litigation.”
Shenmue Dojo are running a competition to win a new First 4 Figures Ryo Hazuki statue. To win the statue you have to post a speed-run of the 70 man battle from the end of Shenmue onto YouTube and the fastest time wins.
First 4 Figures have made it possible to pre-order the Ryo Hazuki figure. The 12″ tall statue costs $184.99 and is limited to only 350 figures worldwide. While there isn’t a firm release date at this time, First 4 Figures’ website lists “Q4 2013″.
Our YouTube channel has a new featured called Hack Showcase which looks at various 16 bit Sonic hacks and gives them mini reviews. In our first episode we take a look at 3 hacks; Metal Sonic Overdrive, Sonic the Hedgehog Brother Trouble and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Armageddon Game:
SEGA have announced a new multiplayer mode for Company of Heroes 2 called Theatre of War.
“Theater of War allows us to tell different stories from The Eastern Front in the form of new playable single player and co-operative content. The mode includes solo challenges where players are pitted against overwhelming odds, AI battles against an enemy commander with a unique play style and co-operative scenarios for fans to enjoy with your friends.
At the launch of COH2, the Theater of War mode will include missions from key battles in 1941. Choosing either the Soviet Red Army or the Germans, players will visit different locations across the Eastern Front and take part in some of the most famous battles that occurred that year. Each faction has 9 unique missions included. More Theater of War missions will be added to the game at a later date, including the previously announced mini-pack for all eligible pre-order customers.”
Company of Heroes 2 is released worldwide for PC on June 25th 2013.
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