Archive for May, 2013

Sonic Lost World (3DS/Wii U) – Box Art, Details, & Press Release

Sega announced new details about Sonic Lost World recently. Here’s some highlights from the press release:

  • 6 main enemies
  • Will have multiplayer as well as single player
  • Both systems will have unique features
  • Wii U gets Color Powers which are controlled with the GamePad
  • Will also have Off-TV Play and a “two player support mode”
  • 3DS version will be in 3D and have special stages and different color powers
  • Sonic can vault over obstacles in his path, run up walls, and sky dive
  • Some color powers – flying through the air, tearing up levels, and exploding into enemies
For more details, click the jump for the full press release.
“Rise Against The Deadly Six in Sonic Lost World


Following on from last week’s Nintendo Direct video announcement in which details of a worldwide partnership between Sega & Nintendo were announced, Nintendo today reveals additional details of the second title to be published exclusively on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS as part of the three title deal. Sonic Lost World sees Sonic face his most powerful enemy to date – and this time there are six of them. Sonic Lost World will be available exclusively for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS later this year.

Alongside a single player adventure, the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of Sonic Lost World will feature a range of competitive multiplayer modes. In addition each platform will also contain unique features that take advantage of the consoles capabilities. Exclusive Wii U Colour Powers can be controlled with the Wii U GamePad by tilting, touching, aiming and more. The full game can also be played using only the Wii U GamePad screen and will feature a two player support mode. Sonic Lost World for the Nintendo 3DS is the first handheld Sonic game ever to feature fully realised 3D levels which include exclusive Special Stages and Colour Powers unique to the Nintendo 3DS system.

Sonic the Hedgehog first appeared as a videogame character in June 1991 and instantly became an icon for a generation of gamers. Defined by his super-fast speed and cool attitude, in the years since he first raced on to videogame consoles. Sonic Lost World will be distributed by Nintendo of Europe throughout Europe and Australia when it launches later this year.

Information

In his latest plot to defeat Sonic and rule the world, Dr. Eggman has harnessed the power of six menacing creatures known as the Deadly Six. However, when the Deadly Six rise up against their new master, Sonic must unite with his arch nemesis Eggman and explore the mystical Lost Hex in order to take them on head-to-head. Use Sonic’s amazing new moves and incredible Color Powers to speed across a variety of unique terrains, racing inside, outside and upside down in every level.

New Moves – Sonic moves like never before. Vault over obstacles, free run up and along walls, and sky dive between islands at lightning speed. Plus the Spin Dash is back!

Color Powers – New and improved Color Powers. Sonic can now fly through the air, tear up levels and explode into enemies. He’s more powerful than ever!

New world – Speed through a variety of exhilarating levels. Explore massive mind-bending courses, vast underground tunnels and colossal structures in the sky as you run inside, outside and upside down.

Boss Battles – Save the world one fight at a time. Take on each of the devious Deadly Six in dynamic boss battles which test all of Sonic’s moves and power-ups.

Multiplayer – Race friends in high speed multiplayer races. Take them down across a range of ultra-competitive levels and modes – it’s the ultimate supersonic showdown!

Wii U Exclusive Features

• Wield the Wii U GamePad to execute exclusive Color Powers – tilt, touch, aim and more.
• Someone wants to watch TV? No problem! Play the full game using only the Wii U GamePad screen.
• Share and charge up items by sending them into the Miiverse to share with players around the world.
• Play together. Have a friend pilot radio controlled gadgets to help Sonic by destroying enemies and obstacles.
• Race against a friend as you play on the Wii U GamePad screen and they play on the TV.


Nintendo 3DS Exclusive Features

• The first handheld Sonic game ever to feature fully realized 3D levels.
• Unleash Color Powers exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS version.
• Exclusive Special Stages! Tilt using the Motion Sensor to navigate hair-raising levels and obtain the elusive Chaos Emeralds.
• Create and customize radio controlled gadgets to help Sonic.
• Race against friends through local and online game modes.

• Share your gadgets between the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions.”

Source: AllGamesBeta

This Day In Gaming History – May 30th


2001

  • Bejeweled is released by PopCap Games for Web Browsers (WEB) via the Flash (FLSH) plug-in.

2002

  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones is released by LucasArts & THQ for the Game Boy Advance (GBA) in North America.

2006

  • Hitman: Blood Money is released by IO Interactive & Eidos Interactive for Microsoft Windows (PC), Xbox (XB), PlayStation 2 (PS2), Xbox 360 (XB360), & PlayStation 3 (PS3) in North America.

2008

  • Enemy Territory: Quake Wars is released by Splash Damage, id Software, Nerve Software (XB360), Underground Development (PS3), & Activision for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) & Xbox 360 (XB360) in Europe.
  • Race Driver: Grid is released by Codemasters for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3), & Xbox 360 (XB360) in Europe.

2011

  • Hunted: The Demon’s Forge is released by inXile Entertainment & Bethesda Softworks for Microsoft Windows (PC) in North America via the Steam service.

2013

  • Fuse is scheduled to be released by Insomniac Games & Electronic Arts for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) & Xbox 360 (XB360) in Australia.
  • Grid 2 is scheduled to be released by Codemasters for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3), & Xbox 360 (XB360) in Australia.
  • Mega Man X is scheduled to be released by Capcom for the Wii U via the Virtual Console service in North America.
  • Rising Storm is scheduled to be released by Tripwire Interactive for Microsoft Windows (PC).
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages are scheduled to be released by Flagship, Capcom, & Nintendo for the 3DS via the Virtual Console service in North America & Europe.

Source: Chronology of Video Games & Wikipedia

Afternoon LOL – Sorry But Your Castle Is In Another Castle

You’ve heard of the old phrase saying the princess is in another castle, but apparently for this poor soul, the castle was in another castle. Thus are the disadvantages of games which don’t allow you backtrack. Though I’m not sure how they managed to clear that far over the flagpole unless they were using a cheat of some sort. Still pretty funny though.

Source: Memebase Video Games

Yesterday’s Recap – May 29th, 2013

Have been busy today at my job again. Sorry about that. Yesterday we had a couple of trailers, one for Disney Infinity and the other for Company of Heroes 2. We also posted some brand new screenshots for Sonic Lost World. Sony & Naughty Dog shared details about The Last of Us coming to PSN and the Season Pass DLC offer. We found out that Titan has received a massive 3 year minimum delay by Blizzard as they have basically “pushed the rest button” on the project. We also had a new Famitsu scan for Fairy Fencer F and found out the Japanese release date for the game (September 19th).

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Here’s yesterday’s posts:
  • Japan – Fairy Fencer F (PS3) – Famitsu Magazine Sc…
  • Project Titan Is Delayed By Blizzard
  • This Day In Gaming History – May 29th
  • Random Game Facts – Sega Dreamcast Media
  • Yesterday’s Recap – May 29th, 2013
  • The Last of Us (PS3) – PSN & Season Pass DLC Detai…
  • Sonic Lost World (3DS/Wii U) – Screenshots
  • Ubisoft Launches Their Own Blog Called UbiBlog
  • Company of Heroes 2 – Above the Battlefield Traile…
  • Disney Infinity (Multi-Platform) – Toy Box Racing …

Japan – Exstetra (3DS/PSV) – Concept Art, Famitsu Scan, Release Date, & A Few Details

A new RPG has been revealed by Famitsu. It’s called Exstetra and is from FuRyu, the company behind Unchained Blades & CardFight Vanguard. The game will feature the work of Tony Taka, Enami Katsumi, Yoko Shimomura, Tokyogenso, & Claris. Exstetra is coming to the 3DS and PlayStation Vita and is scheduled for release in Japan on October 17th.

Source: AllGamesBeta & Siliconera

Japan – Fairy Fencer F (PS3) – Famitsu Magazine Scan & Release Date

Famitsu has revealed the Japanese release date for Compile Heart’s PlayStation 3 RPG Fairy Fencer F. The game will be coming out on September 19th. No word on a release outside of Japan thus far.

Source: AllGamesBeta & Siliconera

Project Titan Is Delayed By Blizzard

According to Venture Beat & AllGamesBeta, Blizzard has delayed Project Titan, their upcoming secret MMO project to 2016 at the earliest. It is being reported that Blizzard has reassigned the vast majority of the staff working on Titan. Here’s the official statement from Blizzard:

“We’ve always had a highly iterative development process, and the unannounced MMO is no exception. We’ve come to a point where we need to make some large design and technology changes to the game. We’re using this opportunity to shift some of our resources to assist with other projects while the core team adapts our technology and tools to accommodate these new changes. Note that we haven’t announced any dates for the MMO.”

Source: Venture Beat, AllGamesBeta, & Wikipedia

This Day In Gaming History – May 29th


2003

  • The magazine Nature features an article titled “Action video game modifies visual selective attention” by C. Shawn Green & Daphne Bavelier. The article claims that playing video games improves your visual skills.

2007

  • Forza Motorsport is released by Turn 10 Studios & Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360 (XB360) in North America.
  • Shadowrun is released by Microsoft Game Studios & FASA Interactive for the Xbox 360 (XB360) in North America.
  • Mario Party 8 is released by Nintendo & Hudson Soft the Wii in North America.

2009

  • Boom Blox Bash Party is released by Amblin Entertainment, EA Los Angeles, & Electronic Arts for the Wii in Europe.
  • Infamous is released by Sucker Punch Productions & Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) in Europe.

2012

  • Resistance: Burning Skies is released by Nihilistic Software & Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation Vita (PSV) in North America.

2013

  • The Warriors was scheduled to be released by Rockstar Games for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) via the PlayStation Network (PSN) service in Europe.

Source: Chronology of Video Games & Wikipedia

Random Game Facts – Sega Dreamcast Media

Go figure. Just another factoid in the tailspin Sega endured after the release of the Saturn & 32X. It saddens me that Sega is no longer in the hardware business. They were so good back in the Genesis days and the Dreamcast was really ahead of its time and deserved better. If it had only come out 3-5 years later, Sega might still be making consoles.

Source: DidYouKnow Gaming

Yesterday’s Recap – May 29th, 2013

Sorry about the lack of updates today. Had another busy day at my day job. Yesterday we found out that Nintendo will be holding a Japanese Nintendo Direct focusing on Monster Hunter 4 and Ace Attorney 5 this coming Friday. We also had a trailer for Final Fantasy Tactics S, screenshots & a developer Q & A for Hellraid, screenshots, concept art, & footage of Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep, screenshots of Wolfenstein: The New Order along with a video preview, screenshots and preview links for The Evil Within, screenshots & a trailer for the Vita version of Rayman Legends, and the debut trailer for Sonic Lost World. Tecmo Koei announced their E3 lineup as well.

Episode 14 of the GameSaga Podcast is now live, so be sure to check that out by clicking here.

Be sure to check out our Forums while you’re here. You can post in there to discuss stories on the site, talk about gaming in general, or anything else. And if you want to ask questions for the podcast you do so in there as well.
As always, thanks for checking out the blog and for any and all comments. If you want to send in a news tip, ask a question for the podcast, or give general feedback, feel free to E-mail Us, send us a message or comment on Facebook, or send us one on Twitter, or post a topic in our new Forums. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter and check out the GameSaga Mega Store (powered by Amazon) for all your gaming needs and much more and check out the GameSaga Podcast Archive for past episodes of the show!
Here’s yesterday’s posts:
  • Sonic Lost World (3DS/Wii U) – Logo & Debut Traile…
  • Rayman Legends (PSV) – PlayStation Vita Trailer & …
  • E3 2013 – Tecmo Koei Announces E3 Lineup
  • The Evil Within (Multi-Platform) – Logo, Screensho…
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order (Multi-Platform) – Scre…
  • Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep …
  • Hellraid (Multi-Platform) – Logo, Screenshots, & D…
  • Japan – Tales of Festival Live Stream Announced
  • Final Fantasy Tactics S (AND/iOS) – Trailer
  • Japan – New Nintendo Direct Announced For May 31st…
  • This Day In Gaming History – May 28th
  • Afternoon LOL – Xbox One’s Non-Gaming Features
  • Yesterday’s Recap – May 27th, 2013