Today, in advance of the annual Tokyo Games Show, Sega announced the release of Sega Genesis Classics for the Nintendo Switch. The 50-plus game bundle will include fan favorites such as the Golden Axe, Phantasy Star, Sonic the Hedgehog and Streets of Rage series as well as cult classics like Kid Chameleon and ToeJam & Earl. This is the first time that most of these Genesis title will be playable on Nintendo’s hybrid console. Many titles will include their original local co-op modes, which will be enhanced by the novel Joy-Con controllers that ship with the Switch. Sega said that the collection will include many modern upgrades, including online multiplayer, achievements, mirror mode, rewind and save functionality. Sega Sega Sega Sega Sega Sega Sega Sega Sega A similar collection for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One was announced in March of this year. Both went on sale in May. The PC version, available through Steam, includes even … [Read more...] about Classic Sega Genesis games headed to Nintendo Switch in a single, massive bundle
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DICE is reviving a decades-old Sega Mega Drive game for the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. Back in 1994, DICE was developing a “Eurostyle 2D shooter” for the Sega Megadrive/ Sega Genesis, Commodore Amiga, and Sega Mega-CD, that ended up getting canned when it was on the brink of being finished. Now, German-based publisher, Strictly Limited, is raising the game from the dead, with Project Hardcore, that will see the devs complete the title using original “original Sega Mega Drive development hardware,” before porting it to PS4 and PS Vita. “Project HardCore (working title) is a eurostyle MetroidVania-platformer appealing especially to classic 2D-action-game enthusiasts with its intricate level design and numerous mid- and end-bosses,” reads the press release, via ComicBook.com. “Vertical-scrolling Shoot ‘Em Up-stages, originally planned to be exclusive to the Sega Mega CD version, will also be integrated into the final version, delivering … [Read more...] about DICE’s cancelled Sega Genesis game, Hardcore, is finally getting a release
Fire up any recent game and if it features water in any capacity, chances are good that it'll look suitably refreshing. While actual fluid simulation remains computationally expensive, the visual representation of water has continued to evolve and impress for years. It's fair to say that water looks great in most game today but if you dive back into the early days of gaming, water is one of those things that has always been difficult to get right. In this DF Retro special - with more titles examined in-depth in the embedded videos on this page - I take a look at the standout water implementations across 15 years of classic gaming.Now, something to keep in mind as we progress through the annals of virtual water is that there are basically three elements which make up the display of water in games. There's the visual element of the water surface including the animation and reflection of light, there are the wave patterns and finally, there's the rendering of underwater segments. Some … [Read more...] about DF Retro: The history of water rendering in classic games
JUST the sound of Sega logo appearing on screen is enough to transport many gamers back to speeding through Green Hill nabbing rings. But over the years Sega has been about much more than just a certain blue hedgehog - and this week you can nab many of their offerings for a ridiculously low price from Fanatical. For the next 24 hours - until 4p.m. on July 12 - you can get the Aliens: Colonial Marines collection for just £2.29, a saving of 91 per cent. Gearbox's innovative shooter holds up well a couple of years on, and unlike other Alien-branded offerings, it really delivers a tense xenomorph-infested experience that should satisfy any fan of the franchise. At 4p.m. tomorrow there will be another Sega title replacing Colonial Marines in the top discount slot, so check Fanatical's site then for more information. The Dreamcast collection is on offer all week long, though, and that's just £2.99 for a slice of purest nostalgia. It includes Crazy Taxi, Jet Set Radio, NIGHTS … [Read more...] about Huge discounts on Dreamcast Classics, Colonial Marines, Yakuza 0 and other Sega classics on Steam
If you're coming to the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco this year you've gotta go (fast!) to a very special postmortem look back at the making of a classic Sega game. That's right: GDC organizers are excited to announce that original game designer Hirokazu Yasuhara and original character designer Naoto Oshima will be at GDC 2018 to deliver a Classic Game Postmortem of Sonic the Hedgehog! In the course of this remarkable hour-long talk, Yasuhara and Oshima will reflect on the design and development of the seminal high-speed platformer, which made its debut in 1991 and went on to become the best-selling Genesis game ever made. Together, the pair of original Sonic devs will discuss their perspective on the creation of the enduring game franchise, including detailed recollections of the game's original design process and art direction. They'll also dig into their experience creating a character to be a company mascot, the strategies they … [Read more...] about Enjoy a Classic Game Postmortem of Sonic the Hedgehog at GDC 2018!