Category Archives: Sega
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 23:43 BST
Sega has announced the closure of Sega Studios Australia, the Brisbane studio behind Stormrise.
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 02:13 BST
Aliens: Colonial Marines still has not received a new released date for Wii U having missed a targeted March launch. A Sega representative simply told Gamespot that the publisher has no comment on the matter, and Gearbox and port developer Demiurge are also playing mum. The shooter attracted a great deal of attention at release due to its poor critical reception, and discrepancies between promotional materials and the final product have even drawn the wrath of the UK’s Advertising Standards Agency.
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 | 16:52 BST
The closed, early access beta phase for Company of Heroes 2 has gone live, SEGA has announced. It includes competitive multiplayer and skirmish gameplay, access to six maps, 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 and 4v4 competitive gameplay, as well as the ability to play alone or with teammates against the AI. Players also get access to the first 40 levels of progression, and the ability to customize their loadouts using the new Army Customizer. A second beta phase will be made available in the coming weeks, and a wider audience will get a chance to take part. The closed beta is being hosted on Steam and utilizes Steamworks match-making and friend lists. The game is out on PC in June. A couple shots are below.
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 | 08:37 BST
The single-player campaign in Total War: Rome 2 will have 117 different factions, among other impressively large numbers.
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 | 03:32 BST
Whatever you want to call Total War: Arena, don’t get it confused with Dota, League of Legends, Heroes of Newerth and their ilk.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 | 20:37 GMT
We knew Creative Assembly was preparing something interesting to reveal at GDC, and it turns out that thing is Total War: Arena. It’s a team-based combination of MOBA and real-time strategy, and it will be free-to-play, and you can sign up for info on the closed beta now. And that’s what we know today.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 | 14:15 GMT
Company of Heroes 2 developer Relic Entertainment has detailed its multilayer closed beta, which kicks off April 2.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 | 22:20 GMT
Here’s a bit of a surprise; The Creative Assembly will unveil a brand-new Total War game at GDC tomorrow.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | 01:36 GMT
Sorry, Sega fans; the publisher has confirmed a delay to the US release of Phantasy Star Online 2. Polygon reports Sega doesn’t have any firm release window in mind at present, merely allowing that the title has been pushed back from its expected first-quarter launch. An online-focused action RPG, Phantasy Star Online 2 hit PS3 in Japan in July 2012, and released on Vita in February.
Sun, Mar 24, 2013 | 00:54 GMT
Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford is “really excited” over PS4 and “other things” he can’t talk about yet.
Fri, Mar 22, 2013 | 13:41 GMT
The latest faction for Total War: Rome 2 has been revealed the “independent, powerful” Egypt. These successors to Alexander The Great’s legacy and the rulers of Ptolemaic Egypt bring “Hellenistic fighting prowess to north Africa, with serried ranks of fearsome pikemen, devastating scythed war-chariots and terrifying war-elephants.” Yikes. Despite their prowess in batt;e, though, they are also well-versed in statecraft and diplomacy, so know thine enemy etc. You can find out more on the Egyptian faction through the game’s wiki. Rome 2 is expected sometime in 2013 for PC.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 | 21:32 GMT
Sega Japan has posted a teaser site which suggests a new PlayStation 3 and Vita game will be revealed on March 28. The animated page shows some sort of dust or sand falling from the sky and mounting up in a small pile in the grass. We have absolutely no clue what it might be, and as there’s no equivalent western tease, it may not be something we can get our grubby paws on anyway. But go ahead and find some way to convince yourself it’s Shenmue 3.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 | 12:05 GMT
Sonic Unleashed has been brought to PC thanks to intrepid modders. My first question was “why?” but now it’s “how?” as the game doesn’t exist on the PC format. it’s simple: they modded Sonic Generations to make it run silly. No wait, that’s not simple at all.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 | 09:31 GMT
Sega is teasing some kind of reveal for March 28. Whatever it is, it’s heading to PS3 and PS Vita only for the time being.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 | 13:36 GMT
A visit to The Creative Assembly’s motion capture studio provides Stace Harman with the perfect excuse to don his spandex leisure-wear as he finds out what it takes to be a Roman legionnaire.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 | 08:49 GMT
Super Hang-On is the next Sega title to receive the 3DS treatment, following the rather neat Space Harrier 3D. It’s out in Japan next week.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 | 23:55 GMT
Total War: Rome 2 includes one very special character – a soldier modelled on a 24 year-old fan who recently passed away due to liver cancer. Prior to his passing, The Creative Assembly allowed the passionate strategy fan to tour the studio, play an alpha build, and pose for his digital recreation. Eurogamer has a touching article on how The Creative Assembly rallied round the young man and was quite cut by his death. Total War: Rome 2 arrives on PC sometime this year.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 | 22:47 GMT
Gearbox Software has released a whopping patch for the PC Version of Aliens: Colonial Marines, adding a visual upgrade among other fixes.
Fri, Mar 08, 2013 | 13:36 GMT
A trailer for Total War: Shogun 2 – Gold Edition has been released by SEGA and The Creative Assembly. Alongside the core game, the Gold Edition includes the expansions Rise of The Samurai and Fall of The Samurai. North American strategy aficionados can pick the edition up at retail on March 5 while those in Europe and Australia can purchase it on March 8. In the later regions, Total War: Shogun 2 – Gold Edition includes all three titles plus all released downloadable content excluding the Blood Pack.
Fri, Mar 08, 2013 | 00:50 GMT
Gearbox Software has issued an update for Aliens: Colonial Marines, packed to the brim with bug fixes.