We extensively covered the ‘big three’ during E3 but there was plenty to see from developers and publishers as well. Sega had a huge lineup of titles on show during the event.
Shinobi for the 3DS sees the eagerly anticipated return of the legendary Shinobi. Following hero, Jiro Musashi, through a wide variety of exotic locations, he will battle hordes of enemies using magical Ninja powers. slated to include classic gameplay elements found in previous Shinobi titles, while introducing several exciting new features and experiences specifically designed to take advantage of the technology offered by the Nintendo 3DS system, Shinobi is due for release in September.
Sonic Generations (Xbox 360, PS3, 3DS)
Promising to deliver the definitive gaming experience for Sonic fans old and new, and part of the celebrations for Sonic the Hedgehog’s 20th Anniversary, Sonic Generations sees Sonic the Hedgehog playable as both the much loved classic 1991 character, and the modern day video game hero he has become. This new fast paced adventure set across three defining eras from 20 years of Sonic the Hedgehog, you can now speed through some of the most iconic environments, playing as Classic Sonic in re-imagined 2D side scrolling levels, and as Modern Sonic in all new, stunning 3D levels. Sonic Generations is due for release later this year.
Aliens: Colonial Marines (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
From the award-winning first-person shooter powerhouse Gearbox Software comes Aliens: Colonial Marines, the highly anticipated horror-based action FPS set in the Aliens universe with cooperative multiplayer at its core. The game pits players against the universe’s ultimate alien killing machines, the Xenomorphs, in claustrophobic environments guaranteed to produce horrifying shocks and surprises. Aliens: Colonial Marines is due for release in spring next year.
ANARCHY REIGNS (Xbox 360, PS3)
ANARCHY REIGNS is the much anticipated next title from critically acclaimed developer PlatinumGames. With ANARCHY REIGNS, PlatinumGames intend to challenge the boundaries of the conventional brawler genre by allowing multiple players to get involved in heavy-hitting action simultaneously. ANARCHY REIGNS incorporates a diverse range of multiplayer modes to provide players with different challenges, including a co-op survival mode and an all-out Battle Royal mode, where players can challenge others in a full-on fight for victory. Additionally, all modes will be available as offline single-player experiences as well. In the single player campaign mode, players can choose between Jack and Leo for different story experiences. ANARCHY REIGNS is due for release early next year.
Binary Domain (Xbox 360, PS3)
Binary Domain is an original IP by Toshihiro Nagoshi, the creator behind some of SEGA’s most well-known video game franchises, including the critically acclaimed Yakuza series. This squad-based shooter puts players in the middle of a fast-paced and intense battle against hordes of deadly robots, and a secret that could threaten all mankind. Fighting upward through the derelict lower levels of 2080 Tokyo into the beautiful upper city, players control an international Special Forces squad, specializing in covert ops, set out to battle to the heart of the crisis. Binary Domain is due for release early next year.
Captain America: Super Soldier (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS, 3DS)
Become Captain America, the ultimate Super-Soldier, in the darkest days of World War II as you face the Red Skull and his army in this third-person action adventure. Wield Captain America’s legendary shield to take out multiple enemies at once, deflect incoming fire back at your enemies, solve puzzles, and scale walls. Above all, hurl yourself shield-first into the fray, with the superior force of the world’s first Super-Soldier at your fingertips. Engage in devastating open combat and acrobatic platforming to infiltrate Hydra’s massive and mysterious castle complex and battle the infamous Iron Cross, the forces of Hydra, and a host of nefarious enemies serving the Red Skull in an all-new Captain America story and adventure. Captain America: Super Soldier is due for release this July.
Redesigned for 3DS, CRUSH3D is the unique platform game that gives you the ability to change perspective from 2D to 3D as you try to solve brain-teasing puzzles. Built on the foundation of the award winning CRUSH, CRUSH3D features a host of exciting new features specifically designed for the 3DS system, including new locations, characters and an intuitive hint system. Navigate across the surreal platforms of Danny’s mind by ‘crushing’ your way from a 2-dimensional to a 3-dimensional world and back again whenever you need to. CRUSH3D is due for release this September.
House of the Dead: OVERKILL Extended Cut (PS Move for PS3)
The pulp-style reinvention of the classic light-gun shooter comes to the PS3 in this exclusive Extended Cut with an avalanche of new content including brand new levels, weapons, mutants and more. Experience the over-the-top, mutant blasting madness with your PS Move motion controller for PS3 all in stunning 3D and re-mastered HD graphics. House of the Dead: OVERKILL Extended Cut is due for release this October.
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Wii, 3DS)
Mario and Sonic will once again join forces, as the much loved duo head to London to participate in the officially licensed Olympic-themed video game, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. A host of exciting new headline events, including Football and Equestrian will debut on the Wii version appearing alongside classic Olympic disciplines, such as Athletics, Aquatics and Table Tennis. The new handheld system from Nintendo will bring a whole new dimension to the Mario & Sonic universe with glasses-free 3D visuals and around 50 original Olympic themed events playable using the unique control systems of the 3DS. & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games is due for release this November on Wii and early next year for 3DS.
Renegade Ops (Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network, PC digital download)
Created by Swedish developer Avalanche Studios, Renegade Ops promises to unleash mayhem and exhilarating destruction. Players are sent behind enemy lines in a mobile commando unit to defeat Inferno, a madman intent on global domination. Defeat enemies across a range of stunning environments using a wide variety of vehicles and weapons, from dispersing electromagnetic shock waves to the deployment of a huge Gatling gun armed to the teeth. Players have the choice to fight alone in single-player mode, team up offline with two-player split screen or join the dynamic 4-player online co-op experience. Renegade Ops is due for release this year.
Rise of Nightmares (Kinect for Xbox 360)
Rise of Nightmares offers a spine-tingling horror experience unique to the Kinect. Using your whole body you will experience fear and tension as never before in this first-person horror adventure. Fight off hordes of undead creatures and mad scientists in this uniquely horror themed adventure that sees you desperately searching for your kidnapped wife.
As you can see Sega have plenty of titles on the horizon for multiple platforms to keep us entertained. Which ones are you looking forward to?
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