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Yu Suzuki has gone indie to reveal the Kickstarter for Shenmue III!
Suzuki revealed the game on stage at Sony’s E3 conference and is asking for $2 million to fund the game’s development. At the time of writing $1,623,910 has already been raised by 19,305 people but you can literally watch it increase on the website.
The game will be built in Unreal 4 and the Kickstarter has several tiers with exclusive content for those that are interested. $29 will get you a digital copy of the game, $60 will get you a physical copy and $120 will get you the game as well as an actual Shenmue capsule toy.
SEGA have revealed a new Sonic Boom game to be released later this year exclusively on 3DS. Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice is a sequel to Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal and developed once again by Sanzaru Games. You can view the announcement trailer below:
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal were the worst selling Sonic games in the history of the franchise. I can only assume the reason for this follow-up is because SEGA has invested a lot in the cartoon and all the merchandising off-shoots that have followed. In all honesty I’m glad we’re getting a sequel to Shattered Crystal as it was the most playable of the two original Sonic Boom games. I would’ve preferred Streets of Rage 4 though.
Eurogamer have cornered The Creative Assembly for a chat about Total War: Warhammer. It doesn’t really share much we don’t already know but CA have confirmed the existence of another historical Total War game. Inevitable, really. You can watch the interview in full below:
PC Gamer have got the inside scoop on Total War: Warhammer and have had access to a preview build of the game.
In their hands-on feature they discuss the games features in great detail and we even get 3 new screenshots of the game in action. Some of the features PC Gamer reveals are:
– The Battle of Blackfire Pass; a quest battle which is a new feature for the Total War franchise
– Each character in a quest battle has a series of missions which unlock items, abilities and mounts
– Flying creatures have been included for the first time. Air-to-air combat is still being ironed out
Mario and Sonic will join forces once again for the fifth installment in the Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games series.
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will release on both Wii U and 3DS which differs from the previous entry in the series which was a Wii U exclusive. New events include golf and rugby and Jet the Hawk, Rouge the Bat and Zazz from The Deadly Six have been confirmed as playable characters.
You can watch the game’s reveal in the below video taken from the latest Nintendo Direct:
The soundtracks to Shenmue and Streets of Rage are getting re-pressed onto vinyl thanks to a new London record label called Data Discs. It has also been confirmed that the repress of the Streets of Rage soundtrack has been in collaboration with Yuzo Koshiro. The release is entirely remastered as well.
Collaborating with SEGA, Data Discs will press each soundtrack in 3 editions, with exclusive editions being offered to early adopters. Pre-orders for the records go live on May 30th on the label’s official website. Each record will be priced at £19.99 each and the records are expected to ship in September.
The above images come from a cancelled Initial D game for the DS called Initial D EX. The game was in development at SEGA Rosso in 2007/2008 but was quietly cancelled for unknown reasons. The above images actually come directly from SEGA Rosso’s website but were removed rather sharpish. Initial D EX was planned to be the 7th game in the Initial D franchise.
As a part of SEGA’s digital strategy, the publisher has now removed a series of mobile games from the iOS App Store, Google Play store, Samsung App Store and Amazon App Store that it has deemed as, “no longer meeting their standards”. The full list of titles can be viewed below:
– After Burner Climax
– Jet Set Radio
– Super Monkey Ball 1 & 2
– Super Monkey Ball Tip’n’Tilt 1 & 2
– Altered Beast
– Ecco the Dolphin
– Golden Axe 1, 2 & 3
– Phantasy Star II
– Streets of Rage 1 & 3
– Space Harrier II
– Virtua Fighter 2
If you have already purchased the games then SEGA has confirmed that they will remain re-downloadable but there will be no further support for them. This means that as OS and hardware updates occur, the games may become unplayable.
SEGA has confirmed that 20 new mobile titles are due to release in the future and they will be of, “console quality”.
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