Announced last week during Nintendo Direct Japan, Sega is bringing the Yakuza 1&2 HD Collection to the Wii U.
The set will feature the first 2 Yakuza games with all the upgrades done on the PS3 version along with the ability to play the game on the gamepad and see the maps on the gamepad. The Yakuza games have been released overseas as well so a North America or Europe release might be possible.
Yakuza 1&2 HD collection will be released by Sega in Japan for the Wii U in 2013. No international release has been announced. The PS3 version is available now in Japan.
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Today, Nintendo announced on Nintendo Direct that the latest Sonic game Sonic: Lost World will be exclusive to Nintendo Consoles.
this is good news to people like me since if you ever played a Sonic game in the last 10 years the trend seems to be the best games are on Nintendo Consoles. Sonic Advance, Sonic: Dark BrotherHood, Sonic Colors, Sonic Generations 3DS version, Sonic Rush. Anything cross platform: Sonic Unleashed, Sonic 2006, Sonic Heroes, Sonic Generations seems to be way below quality. Let’s hope this keeps the trend of great Sonic games on Nintendo when the game is released.
I love Sonic The Hedgehog. I own the SatAM series on DVD, the original games on Genesis and I even own many of the Archie Comics series so I am happy as a clam that this is not just some throwaway port like the GBA version.
The 3DS verison will contain additions like the spin dash from Sonic 2, the ability to switch the audio from the Model 1 Genesis to the Model 2 Genesis, the ability to add a filter to make your screen look like an old school TV, save states, the ability to choose between the international and Japanese version as well as having the ability to set the style of 3D.
The game releases next week in Japan for 600 yen and no international release has been announced yet.
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Yes! I will always be using that picture for Vocaloids if no picture is available!
Anyhow, Famitsu announced a brand new Hatsune Miku game called Project Mirai 2. No information is available at this time except that it will be on Nintendo 3DS. Sega also stated recently that they would like to bring the games to the West if they got enough fan reaction.
Don’t forget to check in tomorrow morning as I lose my mind updating the site in real time watching Nintendo Direct.
Today, Sega officially canceled Aliens: Colonial Marines on the Wii U. This comes after the game missed it’s end of march release window. No word if this will lead to layoffs for the ports developer Demiurge Studios but considering how bad it’s been for other companies this week, I would not be surprised.
Aliens: Colonial Marines is available for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. The review for the game is on Geimaku’s review section if you wanna see how bad the game was.
Project X Zone, the crossover tactical RPG for the Nintendo 3DS, will be released in North America on June 25, publisher Namco Bandai announced today. The game will also be localized in Europe and Australia but as release date has not been set yet.
It was released in Japan last October has features characters from Namco Bandai Games, Capcom, and Sega.
Sonic Team’s online action-RPG for PC, Phantasy Star Online 2, has been delayed in North America, publisher Sega confirmes.
“Originally slated for an early 2013 launch, Sega can officially confirm that PS02 has been delayed,” a Sega spokesperson told Polygon. “We don’t have any specifics but will update everyone as soon as there are more details to share.”
The game was released in Japan in July 2012 for PC and ported to PS Vita in February.
Sega’s Hatsune Miku Project Diva F might be coming to North America and Europe. Sega today asked fans to show support for a western release of the PlayStation 3-rhythm game by liking and sharing the above picture on Facebook.
SEGA asked Hardlight Studios (creators of Sonic Jump) to develop an endless runner. It resembles Sonic Generations‘ boost sequences and has some microtransactions that go beyond the usual rings. Check out a lenghty gameplay trailer after the break.
On Twitter french journalist Sebstian-Abdelhamid stated that Yu Suzuki stated that he would like to do a kickstarter style fund raiser to raise money to make Shenmue 3. He also said Suzuki would like to see the story of Shenmue continued in anime and manga form. I would call bull but the man is part of the Monaco Anime Game Show and French TV so maybe this is true. I can also say that using Kickstarter is a great idea to raise money to make your games these days. We’ll have more on this story as it develops.
The PSN is having the Gamers’ Choice Awards again. You know the drill: just cast your vote for all the categories and download some free themes. The winning games go on sale starting next week on Feb 26.
PS Plus subscribers, get ready to power-slide your way through hell and back with Vanquish for free! The oft-rumored to be defunct blue bomber also makes presence, but only for the PSP. If you didn’t grab Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus (PS Vita) until now, you have until the next thursday’s store update to get it. Once it’s up, boom!
Aliens Colonial Marines is yet another in the line of fluctuating Sega successes and I do not know who to blame for this. Do I blame Gearbox, who were the main developer? Do I blame Trip Mine Entertainment, who made the single player? Do I blame Sega, who I cannot find did anything except delay the game? I have no clue, but all I know is I can say this game is riddled with good ideas and bad decisions.