Last week, amidst the mayhem of the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Sega showed off its upcoming releases for iPhone and iPad, giving us a chance to go hands-on with Total War Battles: Shogun and Alexandria Bloodshow, as well as try out a big update for Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing.
In Sonic CD, the titular hedgehog runs so fast that he can travel through time à la Back to the Future's Delorean. Going into the future portrays a dystopia full of evil robots, yet if Sonic goes back in time and destroys a generator, he can achieve a brighter, happier tomorrow with fewer foes.
There weren't a ton of news stories for this week's iOS gaming news round up, but there were quite a few stellar games actually released to the App Store. So rather than sticking with the formula, we're going to mix it up a bit this week. In lieu of some ho-hum news stories (and passing over lots of deserving games), we're going to be focusing 100% on games this week. It's one of the best weeks in recent memory, so jump into the gallery and have a look.
Booga booga booga! It's the Halloween weekend and while sometimes app game prices are pretty scary, but not this week. No this week, in honor of the witching season game makers across the board are slashing prices, chopping the heads off their numbers, gutting their profits and otherwise making things very easy for you. So without any further ado, here's some prices that'll have you screaming.
With a few exceptions, mascot kart racers are generally a phenomenon to approach with caution and trepidation. It may seem like fun when a well-loved company takes a bunch of their most beloved characters, outfits them with racing gear, special abilities, and weapons, and sends them on their merry way through a variety of themed tracks. But often these sorts of projects don’t reflect the same level of polish and care a fan might expect from Company X’s flagship titles themselves.
Not the case with Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing...
The Nintendo 3DS launched this week, delivering a stereoscopic 3D handheld experience without the need for special glasses. But if the thought of dropping $250 on a new portable gaming device sends you into a conniption -- especially scant weeks after the iPad 2 release -- worry not. Many of the Nintendo 3DS launch games (or suitable substitutes) are also available for iPhone and iPad. These games lack the 3D effects and offer varying features, but you'll avoid straining your eyes as well as your wallet, as all of these games sell for much less than the average $40 3DS game.
Japanese company Capcom and its American counterpart, Capcom USA, along with SEGA will be slashing prices on many of their most popular games in order to raise money for Japan Relief funds. Notable titles like Street Fighter 4 and several Sonic the Hedgehog games are being included in the sale.
Before you ask, no, we're not entirely certain why Sonic needs to drive a car in this upcoming racing game. We weren't sure when this title was released last year on consoles either. Our guess: it would look weird if he was running next to the cars of his opponents in a kart-racing game. There's one thing we are sure about: we're pretty excited about this game getting its release on iOS platforms.
We got our hands on a Verizon iPhone this week, boy did we, and we put it through its paces, but good. And that's not all that happened this week and you know what else we did? Yes, you do. We rounded up all the news you're just dying to know about just in case you missed it.