SEGA has revealed that it’s keen to create more titles in the 3D Classics range if sales of the next range of titles prove to be strong enough. We’ve had a number of great releases and there’s still more to come with games such as GunStar Heroes 3D and Streets of Rage 3D. Let’s cross our fingers and hope they’re a success.
F: First off, congratulations on your continuation with the [Sega 3D Classics] series. We thought you’d stopped after putting out the super-compilation that was Sega 3D Classics. It came as a pleasant surprise that there was more to come. The three titles we’re talking about today will be making up additions to the second round of games releasing in the series outside of Japan, but do you have any plans for more titles after that?
Yosuke Okunari (Sega Games): These games aren’t the start of a new series [of re-releases; rather, they’re the second wave of games within a series] so we have no plans for the future.
Naoki Horii (M2): None at all!
Okunari: These three titles were put out for download overseas simply as an extension [to the existing series]. This really is the end for the second wave [of Sega 3D Classics]. Of course we want to consider the development of a third wave based on the response to this second wave, but we have no plans at this point in time. We’ll look at the big picture, that is, we’ll look at the sales trends of the physical release of the Sega 3D Classics line that went on sale last year [in Japan] as well as how the upcoming three titles perform in the global market. We’re happy to do this indefinitely if sales are good.
After proving to be the most popular video game KickStarter ever with Yooka-Laylee, the team at Playtonic Games have added a brand new stretch goal. Their latest stretch goal is to provide the upcoming 3D platformer with a gorgeous orchestrated score. For the privilege they are asking for £1,500,000, which shouldn’t be too hard to achieve given the phenomenal response to their project.
Our next stretch goal will allow us to budget an orchestral score and time for our composers to record their music in an ideal environment. Any extra money we raise will of course go towards improving and polishing the game.
It would appear as though the upcoming LEGO Dimensions will be getting seven new packs which were discovered via the Walmart website. The latest Toys to Life series will be getting packs based on The Simpsons and well as Valve’s critically acclaimed Portal series. No doubt this will all be confirmed by the LEGO Group at a later date, but for now it looks as though it’s coming.
If you are in the United Kingdom and are considering picking up the ultra colourful Splatoon then you may want to think about purchasing it from GAME. The retailer is giving away a free Inkling Hat if you put down a pre-order with them. Obviously you won’t be charged until the item ships, which will be before May 29th. Alternatively you can purchase it from the Nintendo UK Store which has some bundles.
The latest review scores from respected UK gaming publication EDGE magazine have found their way onto the internet. There’s a number of high profile games reviewed in issue 280 including Code Name S.T.E.A.M, Mortal Kombat X, and the well-received Affordable Space Adventures. You can check out all the scores contained within the latest issue, below.
- Mortal Kombat X – 5
- Pillars of Eternity – 8
- Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin – 9
- Broken Age: Act 2 – 8
- The Hunter: Primal – 4
- Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – 6
- Affordable Space Adventures – 8
- BoxBoy! – 8
NintenDaan has given us a closer look at the adorable Pikmin Pins which can be found in the Japanese Collectible Badge Centre. It just makes us wish that the application would come over here as I’m sure it would be success with Nintendo 3DS owners here in the west. It’s a good lengthy look so be sure to check it out.
We all know just how popular the Villager amiibo has been from the Animal Crossing franchise. It has proven so popular in Japan that Nintendo has decided to do a reprint and as you can see there’s some minor changes between the original Villager (left) and the reprinted one (right). Reddit user LegendAssassin has given us a look at both versions and there is clearly a slight difference.