“Sonic Unleashed” Officially Confirmed, Wii Bound

Posted April 3, 2008 by Legend of Link
Categories: sega, Sonic, Videogames, wii

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As was inevitable following the major screenshots leak for Sonic Team’s unannounced Sonic project, Sega soon came forward and announced official details.

The game, titled “Sonic Unleashed”, has been in development for no less than three whole years. According to Sega, it will feature entirely new gameplay elements such as combat fighting and transitions between day and night during levels. Also has been mentioned an element of the camera angle switching between 3D and 2D in-game at certain intervals.

Sonic Unleashed is scheduled for release on Playstation 3, Playstation 2, Xbox 360 and the Wii by the holidays, 2008.

Smash Bros Brawl Receives Perfect Score

Posted January 16, 2008 by Legend of Link
Categories: Uncategorized

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Though gamers in Japan are already playing SSBB, North Americans will have to wait for the release date of March 9. We should actually consider ourselves lucky; Europe has yet to confirm a release date for Nintendo’s latest fighter at all, so we got it good. Another comforting word would be that our wait will not be in vain, for the latest issue of the gaming magazine Famitsu has given Brawl a perfect score. This is especially interesting considering their rating system: four editors give their score out of ten. If all four give the game a ten the game gets the perfect score of 40. This has only happened with a choice few games before it, so for Smash Bros fans this is good news indeed.

Bionic Commando Wii Petition

Posted January 15, 2008 by Legend of Link
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When asked if Bionic Commando would ever get a Wii version, Capcom’s Ben Judd said: “It will largely depend on what the fans want for the future of Bionic Commando. If the interest is there, of course we want as many people as possible to appreciate this great franchise.”

So, just spreading the word on the Bionic Commando on the Wii petition. Want Bionic Commando on the Wii? Then, sign the petition! Online petitions are a long shot, but it’s a step in the right direction.

Assassin’s Creed DS Officially Revealed

Posted January 15, 2008 by Legend of Link
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Ubisoft has now officially revealed Assassin’s Creed: Altair Chronicles via a recent press release.

London, United Kingdom – 15 January 2008 – Today Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, unveiled Assassin’s Creed Altaïr’s Chronicles™, exclusively for the Nintendo DS™. The Assassin’s Creed Altaïr’s Chronicles video game will be available at retailers nationwide in February.

Assassin’s Creed Altaïr’s Chronicles is the direct prequel of the critically acclaimed console title Assassin’s Creed™, where players discover more about the protagonist Altaïr and his deep history. The game features a fully realized 3D world in which players will travel and battle through four cities of the Crusade’s Middle East, using acrobatic moves and exhilarating combo attacks that mix sword skills and high-flying kicks.

“The success of Assassin’s Creed worldwide has been incredible and we’re excited to delve deeper into the story and bring it to the Nintendo DS,” said John Parkes, EMEA Marketing Director at Ubisoft. “Assassin’s Creed Altaïr’s Chronicles will be a title that resonates with those who played the console version as well as those who have yet to discover the secrets of Assassin’s Creed.”

Assassin’s Creed Altaïr’s Chronicles is rated “12+” by PEGI and has a retail price of £29.99. For more information, please visit http://www.assassinscreed.com.

Anyone who’s checked out the game’s box art knows most of this. I guess Ubisoft wanted to get a word in after Go Nintendo spilled the beans.

Smash Bros Delayed. Again.

Posted January 15, 2008 by Legend of Link
Categories: Uncategorized

 Once again, Nintendo has bumped Super Smash Brothers Brawl‘s release date forward, this time from February 10 to March 9, 2008. Here’s the official word,

“The launch date for Super Smash Bros. Brawl has shifted a few weeks to March 9. The development is taking slightly longer than expected. As we’re sure you have seen on the Dojo site (www.SmashBros.com), the game contains an unprecedented number of characters, options and experiences. Be sure to keep an eye on the Dojo site for the latest information.”

Unfortunate for gamers eager to check this game out, but let’s hope the release date is set for good this time.

Factor 5 Returns To Big N

Posted January 15, 2008 by Legend of Link
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Good news from IGN concerning the developer Factor 5,

“In a phone conversation with IGN Wii this morning, company president Julian Eggebrecht confirmed that the studio is underway with at least one all-new Wii project — and it’s not a Virtual Console game. Beyond that confirmation, Eggebrecht was mum, but he did note that the new title would not simply re-use old Rogue Squadron tech; whatever it is, significantly updated or even completely new tech has been developed to help accommodate it.”

I’ll say it, we’re all thinking it: PS3’s Lair(Factor 5’s last big project) had some serious tech and gameplay issues, despite the games good visuals. But that’s a whole different story. So, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron fans will be happy to hear that Factor 5 has left the Dark Side(Sony). Welcome back to the ways of the Jedi. Now, make us that Wii game.

Sonic Rpg Unveiled

Posted January 14, 2008 by Legend of Link
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The rumored “Sonic Rpg” has been confirmed as Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood and is to be released on the Nintendo DS. The project is being handled by Bioware, the renowned team that brought us Mass Effect on the Xbox 360. The game is to feature a total of eleven playable characters based on the Sonic the Hedgehog universe, including Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Rouge, Amy, Big the Cat and more.