The season of leaks has begun. After a leak, late last night, Sega has officially unveiled Team Sonic Racing for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, releasing this winter. The game will be available to play at E3, and you can check out a brief synopsis below.
Team Sonic Racing arrives this Winter! Race in a team with your friends (or against them) both offline and online, and choose from a variety of characters and tracks in the Sonic universe! Team Sonic Racing is being developed by Sumo Digital, well-known for their fantastic racing titles. We’ll reveal more about the game (and we’ll have it playable) at E3, so if you’re around, come give it a try!
A rumor is swirling that Retro Studios, confirmed by Nintendo to be working on a game for them, is actually working on Star Fox Grand Prix, a racing game based on the popular franchise. Reddit user DasVergeben posted five days ago on the Star Fox subreddit that the game will be will be “something like Diddy Kong Racing mixed with F-Zero,” with gameplay leaning more towards F-Zero.
Shortly after that, a logo was leaked on the same subreddit, albeit in low quality. The logo above is a higher quality recreation of the logo in question, though its validity has not yet been confirmed. If true, we should expect to hear more at this year’s E3.
An intrepid Reddit user has discovered an as-of-yet unreleased Midnight Club title on Xbox One. The title was discovered, mostly by accident, on a now locked Xbox One Developer account, and could indicate any number of things. The initial theory was that it was a remaster in the vein of Phantom Dust, but more current vehicles being available would suggest a series reboot instead.
There hasn’t been an update to the cult street racing franchise in 9 years, and for many, myself included it would be a welcome sight. Most racers these days take themselves too seriously, with Need for Speed’s upcoming Fast and Furious-inspired title being the sole entry in a genre littered with simulators.
It’s admittedly a bit sad to see how far Gran Turismo has fallen down the pecking order of franchises that Sony cares about in regards to the PlayStation. What was once considered a cornerstone, is now relegated to a 30-second trailer. However, after several delays, we finally have a definitive release date for the game at October 18th.
In addition to the release date, we were also shown a special edition. The Gran Turismo Sport Limited Edition comes with an eight car GT Sport Starter Pack, 30 GT Sport avatars, a Livery Sticker Pack, a Chrome Racing Helmet for your Driver Profile, $1M in-game credit, and Steel Book package.
Watch_Dogs 2 has been consistently delivering new and exciting free content since its launch, and done a great job at keeping promises. One of its more lofty promises was that of a 4-player Party Mode for online multiplayer. Well, this Tuesday, July 4th, that promise is made a reality, as players can join up with 3 other friends and raise hell across San Francisco.
The update also includes a few bug fixes, as well as new maps, outfits, weapons, and more. Ubisoft states that Party mode is meant to be “more about cooperation than competition, so anything that happens in this mode will not affect leaderboard standings.” This should most certainly be a great update.
To be completely honest, I wasn’t expecting much from Ubisoft, but they went out and just absolutely blew my expectations away. This was a phenomenal show with some genuinely great moments. Seeing Shigeru Miyamoto on a stage other than Nintendo was jarring in such a pleasant way, and he seemed happy to be there.
The big moment, though… came at the end. After years of work, Beyond Good & Evil 2 is now officially official with a new look and characters. Acting as a prequel to the first game, it’s an open world sci-fi adventure, and it blew my socks off.
Hit the jump for a full look at Ubisoft’s wonderful presentation of upcoming games.
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Microsoft took the stage of E3, and blew its doors off, with numerous world premieres of blockbuster titles, a lineup of 42 games shown, with half being Xbox One and Windows PC exclusive, and the worldwide reveal of the Xbox One X. It was a massive show for the tech giant, and with a heavy focus on 4K Ultra HD as the future of the industry currently, they did their best to showcase beautiful visuals, and gorgeous looks at a varied library. My best moment is undoubtedly when Phil Spencer reveals to the crowded hall that original Xbox games will be making their way to the Xbox One with backwards compatibility.
This was, admittedly, one of the most exciting and surprise-filled keynotes that Microsoft has ever done, with a lot of great moments and fantastic looking games shown. Hit the jump for the full breakdown of the keynote with trailers for everything shown.
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EA has officially announced the next installment of the Need for Speed franchise, titled Payback. The new title is clearly inspired by the Fast & Furious franchise, with very much an action movie feel, and many of the scenes obviously referencing scenes in the films.
Releasing on November 10th, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, expect more details at EA’s Pre-E3 event, EA Play.
SEGA unveiled their Road to 2020 last week, showcasing their plans to restore their former glory in the world of gaming across Japan, and the rest of the globe. It’s a fascinating look at a company desperate to get back to their roots. In the lofty plan, they reveal a plan to revive older game IP’s for modern home consoles to restore some of their older player base.
Their history of innovative titles consists of a Who’s Who of blockbuster games in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Some have seen themselves revived, in not-so-good fashion. While others haven’t seen the light of day since. Hit the jump for my Top 5 picks of Games that Sega should revive.
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