With Yakuza 5‘s release, Sega delivers what’s likely to be the PS3’s mostly elegant swan song in the West. Continue reading
Happen to have a Playstation Move but no cool games to justify it? Then check out the House of the Dead Bundle on PSN. This week, Sony’s cut the price down to $14.99. If you have a PS+ subscription, the price is reduced to $7.50. Not a bad deal for House of the Dead 3, House of the Dead 4, and House of the Dead Overkill: Extended Cut.
You can check out more stuff on sale over here.
Sega of America has announced that Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F is available from retailers on the PS3 and for download on PSN. This marks Miku’s first released title in the Western market.
SoA is saying that the Miku property is increasing in popularity in the West and points to her over 1 million fans on Facebook. I point to a bunch of younger ladies and guys who are into moe, goth, or lolli designs. I’m wondering how large of that audience is willing to actually purchase Miku, rather than express their interest in that art style. I guess we’ll find out in a couple of week when sales numbers are made public!
Regardless of my worries, Miku’s finally available for a North American console. It’s nice to see a very Japanese game like this make it over, when even very cool titles are having issues being localized. It’s so weird that a company worried about Westerners being able to understand hostess clubs is able to invest the money to release a game like this and let the consumer decide. Is anyone reading this going to be all over it?
Sega has rounded out the details on the Castle of Illusion remake. It’s coming out on September 3rd for PSN and September 4th, 2013 for XBLA and digital download on the PC. It will cost each service’s equivalent of roughly $15.
If you pre-order the game on PSN between August 20th and September 2nd, you’ll get the original Genesis game, an exclusive theme, and three avatars. Once your pre-order is complete, you’ll be able to download the original Genesis game right away.
Click on Read More to check out some screenshots from Sega and the E3 trailer for the game.
Do-da do-da do-do-do-do do-do-do DAYTONA!
Well, it’s official. Daytona is coming to PSN and XBLA on October 26th, 2011 in North America and in late November in Europe. It will cost $10. It will be awesome.
Feature list? We got you covered right here.
• Fresh Oil and a New Coat of Paint: Experience the classic retro graphics of the original arcade hit in an enhanced, 16:9 widescreen format
• Let’s Go Away: Relive your glory days of racing to the sounds of the original Daytona USA soundtrack, also available in Karaoke Mode (admit it, you know you have been singing along anyway)
• Pedal to the Metal: Drive like a pro with included support for the Logitech GT Driving Force steering wheel controller on PS3™, and all Xbox 360-supported steering wheel controllers
• Reach the Winner’s Circle: Challenge AI opponents in Arcade Mode, race the clock in Survival and Time Trial Modes, and trade paint with up to eight players in online multiplayer to place on the worldwide leaderboard
If you are not excited by this, I don’t know what to do with you.
Blue, blue skies!
Wow. So Sonic CD is not only coming to Xbox Live Arcade, but also PlayStation Network, iPhone and iPod touch, iPad, PC Digital Download, Android, and Windows Phone by the end of 2011. The best part? It’s featuring the original Japanese soundtrack! The release, according to Sega, will feature “enhanced widescreen graphics, special iOS features, Xbox LIVE Achievements, PSN Trophies, PC Achievements and more.”
It sounds like this re-release is shaping up to be a solid one. Don’t let us down, Sega!
Renegade Ops is a shooter from Avalanche Studios (Just Cause series) that Sega is publishing in September of this year on PSN, Steam, and XBLA. Ops is a $15 twin-stick shooter (think Cannon Spike, Smash TV, Robotron, etc.) with an aesthetic that reminds me so much of Desert Strike or even Battletech on the Genesis.
It looks like it’ll be a lot of fun and I’ll be tempted to get it on Steam ASAP. Below is a trailer from SoE released recently showing off the game. Is anyone else interested in it?
Sega has announced that they are (finally) bringing Monster World IV to the western world. The Mega Drive Action/RPG game follows in the footsteps of the later games in the series and, at least I’ve always heard, it’s friggin’ sweet. The game will be made available for PSN and XBLA in North America, and there is a confirmed release in Europe for the Virtual Console. No word yet on the North American VC release, but that’s Nintendo for you.
Perhaps I won’t be the only Sega fanboy and 80s/90s child to be this excited…