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Archive for June 15th, 2010


E3 2010: Tournament of Legends

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Tournament of Legends is on the show floor, and it’s been really fun to watch people pick up and play the game. From the second that people pick up the controllers, they start waving their arms and getting into the fight. One of the unique things about Tournament of Legends is that you can use two weapons at the same time with the Wii Remote and the Nunchuck. There are 10 weapons sets (including the battle axe, katana, roman sword, mace, and gauntlet), so there are a lot of possible combinations for the 10 characters in the game. There are also unlockable weapons, so you can choose what works best for your gameplay style and for your character. Defeat a legend of the same class in battle and earn their weapon! In addition to the weapons, there are also 50 magical attacks including a thousand arrows, a man eating lion, Thor’s fury, and venomous snakes.

Tournament of Legends is developed by High Voltage Software, and powered by the Quantum 3 engine. It will be available July 6, 2010 exclusively for the Nintendo Wii.


E3 2010 – Vanquish

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E3 2010 – we made it! You’ve probably seen the booth photos posted earlier and can see the presence that Vanquish has on the show floor – it really stands out and it is a major crowd pleaser. The feedback we’re getting from the floor is fantastic, there’s definitely a few ‘wow’ moments.


Vanquish is the next big game from Platinum Games and Shinji Mikami, a man that’s put together some of the best video games you’ve ever played. Vanquish is his take on the 3rd person cover shooter, but with a few twists. The game is fast- really fast. The trailers show this a bit between cuts, and it’s something most people are a bit taken aback by when they first play. Running at a clean 30 fps, Vanquish is a breath of fresh air to anyone who is bored with the slow moving cover to cover 3rd person shooter games out now. The show marks the first time that Vanquish has been seen outside of gameplay trailers and teasers with full hands on at the E3 show and the response has been fantastic.


The main difference with Vanquish is the mobility the battle suit offers, with quick dashes across the battle field and quick cover to cover mechanics that will catch you by surprise. You’ll need to move quick to navigate around and through the oncoming enemies, tanks, giant robots, and bullet fire streaming through the game. Additionally, you’ll find opportunities through use of the battle suit that slow down the action around the player, granting you a chance to take out larger groups of enemies that would normally cut you to pieces.

Vanquish @ E32010 - Astro Headphones

One big thank you to the good folks at Astro Gaming who hooked us up with some very sweet Vanquish headphones (pictured above)!  They look great and allow you to actually hear the game from the noisy E3 show floor.  Vanquish features some great 5.1 surround sound experiences and the headphones an excellent addition!

Vanquish is headed to stores on October 2010 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.  Be sure to visit our Flickr gallery for more images of the game!


E3 2010: SEGA’s Booth

E3 2010 has just rolled out of the gate! People are streaming in to check out all of the cool games we’ve got going on and it got pretty crowded pretty fast. Before the show floor opened this morning, I snapped (and tweeted) some pics of our booth setup. Here’s a more thorough tour of where we’ll be spending the next 3 days.

Video wall & front desk

This is what you see when you approach the booth from the front — our front desk underneath a massive video wall. Trailers for the games we’re showing off will be playing here, and I can tell you that this photo doesn’t do it justice. It’s huge, high-def, and amazing.

Shogun 2

Heading to the right from the desk, you’ll see this Shogun 2 chap on your left. Shogun is being shown off in a private room, so people can sit down and really immerse themselves in the demo of the game.

Sonic Free Riders

From there, a slight turn to the right greets you with some familiar faces – Sonic and Jet. This is the room where Sonic Free Riders is being shown off.

Sonic Free Riders Demo - E3 2010

The game is being demoed in a semi see-through room, so you can watch the player twist, jump, throw, and lean to interact with the game.

Sonic Colors

If you did a 180 turn from the Sonic Free Riders demo area, you’d be staring at Sonic Colors. Obviously, this photo was taken while we were still setting up, but the game is now running on these monitors and looking fantastic.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I

Another 180 turn and a slight shift to the right brings you to the Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I lounge. In this space, players can sit down in a Splash Hill Zone-themed area to immerse themselves in the game and the game’s experience. I sat in one of those chairs this morning as I tweeted up the photos, so I can attest that they are comfy.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I

Just outside the lounge is this cool area for photos. I’ve already seen people posing for pictures with Sonic. Either this statue is exactly like the one that’s in our office lobby, or it is the one from our office lobby.

Conduit 2

Alright, we’re halfway around the booth now. This is the area for Conduit 2, where some fine folks from High Voltage Software are helping us to show off the game.

Tournament of Legends

Just behind that is another High Voltage Software game – Tournament of Legends. We’ve got some HVS folks helping out here as well.

Crazy Taxi

On the outer edge of the booth, we’ve got some great digital titles. After Burner Climax, Football Manager 2010, Super Monkey Ball 2 Sakura Edition, Crazy Taxi, and Sonic Adventure are all represented here.

Yakuza 4

On the inside, a 180 degree turn from the digital games, is Yakuza 4.

Phantasy Star Portable 2

Just to the right of Yakuza 4 is Phantasy Star Portable 2.

Valkyria Chronicles Booth

The next place further to the right is Valkyria Chronicles II.

Vanquish Booth

Finally, rounding out our booth is Vanquish. It’s opposite Valkyria Chronicles II and Phantasy Star Portable 2, just next to the digital titles.

ClumsyOrchid with Vanquish soldier

If getting your photo taken with Sonic was not enough for you, you can get your photo taken with the Vanquish soldier, just like ClumsyOrchid did.

We’ve got lots more coming over the next few days, so stay tuned! E3 2010 has just begun, and much awaits.


New Trailer and Screens for Sonic Colors

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E3 2010 is upon us, and to help get you psyched to see (or hear about) Sonic Colors from the show floor, we’ve got some new screens and a brand new trailer for you!

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We’ll have more on Sonic Colors and all the games showing at E3 over the next few days. In the meantime, some of the new images are below, and you can check out the rest in our Sonic Colors set on Flickr.

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