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The Sonic Amateur Games Expo is returning after 2 years away. The 2016 edition will run from October 15th to October 22nd 2016. If you’re a Sonic fan game developer or just an independent game developer altogether, then you can submit your entries to email@example.com, but you must include the following:
– A title/logo to display for it’s respective game, PNG format, at least 500 x 500.
– A description of what your game submission is all about, including any links to soundtracks, websites, game credits, or miscellaneous information about your entry.
– A zip file containing your game.
– All game entries must be submitted by October 7th. If your game will not be finished before that time, it will not be featured in the event.
– ROM Hacks are allowed, given they significantly change something about the games they are based on.
– Your submission must be a complete demonstration or full release of your game project.
– If you have multiple game projects to submit, please follow the submission guidelines for each project.
– If you have an engine to demonstrate, it will be put under a different category differing from regular game submissions. Engines must follow the same guidelines as stated above.
A complete list of details regarding entries for both games and streams is available from Sonic Retro.
The latest title in the Valkyria Chronicles franchise Valkyria: Azure Revolution finally has a release date. The title will launch on 19/1/2017 in Japan and that’s not all; a PS Vita version has been revealed alongside its PS4 brethren.
Day one editions will contain a download code for an additional scenario called Judgment Chapter: Vanargand Formation and TGS attendees can also get a download code for the Battle Demo Ver. 2.0 which will also be playable at the event.
Both versions will launch on the same day. You can check out the release date reveal in the teaser trailer below:
A surprise release from Data Discs has just been revealed! While the label had previously lead us to believe their next release would be the Panzer Dragoon soundtrack, the label has revealed a vinyl release for both the original Golden Axe and Golden Axe II soundtracks. Available on black, translucent gold and a limited edition translucent gold with purple swatches variant, the new release will go on sale this Saturday the 27th of August. Also included are 2 lithographic prints of the Japanese artwork.
We were very lucky to be invited onto The Dreamcast Junkyard’s podcast, DreamPod. In this latest episode we join Tom, Aaron, Mike and Ross to discuss our favourite and most hated racing games for the Dreamcast. You can stream the episode below via YouTube below or you can click here to get links to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and many more.
We finally have our first look at how Sonic plays in Lego Dimensions! Developed by Traveller’s Tales, the studio behind Sonic R, Sonic 3D and countless Lego titles, Sonic’s level pack for Lego Dimensions includes Sonic himself and 2 vehicles to pilot; his car from All-Stars Racing and the Tornado of Sonic 2 fame. Sonic appears to have his modern 3D Sonic move-set complete with homing attack, but with additional combat mechanics. He can also pilot all manor of vehicles that already exist in Lego Dimesnions. Watch the trailer below to see Sonic crossover into other franchises you would never imagine seeing him in:
Sonic’s level pack for Lego Dimensions launches in Autumn this year and will be available for all versions of the game.
If the news of Sonic Mania wasn’t exciting enough then you’ll be pleased to know that Sonic Team are developing their own Sonic game in the same vein as Sonic Colours and Sonic Generations. Tentatively titled Project Sonic 2017, the teaser for the PS4/Xbox One/NX title is extremely exciting. I won’t spoil the surprise, just watch:
Project Sonic 2017 will be releasing on PS4, Xbox One and NX in Holiday 2017.
Developed in collaboration with Sonic CD/1/2 Remastered developer Christian Whitehead, SEGA have revealed a new 2D Sonic adventure called Sonic Mania and it looks GORGEOUS:
Sonic Mania features all new 2D art and stages, throwback stages which are based off stages in 16 bit Sonic titles and a new drop-dash mechanic which allows you to instantly accelerate after a fall to the ground.
Sonic Mania launches on PS4, Xbox One and PC in Spring 2017.
Bundle Stars are running a series of bundle deals for Mega Drive games for the SEGA Mega Drive Hub on Steam. You can pick from any of the games available for the SEGA Mega Drive Hub in one of three bundles:
– 5 games for £1.49
– 10 games for £2.69
– 20 games for £3.79
Once you’ve selected your games and paid, the games will be delivered to you as Steam keys which can then be redeemed on your Steam profile.
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