After years of hyped waiting and a couple of other shooters, you brand new Dreamcast game (mind, not officially licensed by SEGA) is out! Redux: Dark Matters is the latest shooter game released by Hucast Games for the long-dead SEGA console.
It is called The Ghost Blade and it is made by Hucast Games, a German indie developer known for their previous Dreamcast title: Redux: Dark Matters.
What is about? This is what we know from Hucast Games official blog:
Another ace shoot ‘em up for the Sega Dreamcast with focus on arcade action joy and elaborate scoring system. And various player ships to choose from and a load of game modes, such as 5 stage game mode or challenging caravan game mode and last but not least: time attack.
The game will also feature online score leaderboard via code and the possibility to choose between two screen settings: TATE ( “3:4”) and YOKO (“4:3”).
The release date is still TBA, but the game will be available in two versions, standard and the CE (picture below). The Collector Edition (limited to only 300 copies) will feature an exclusive cover art, a different in-game title screen, a 24-pages artbook, the soundtrack CD, a SuperPlay DVD and a sticker set.
You can pre-order your copy of the game on Hucast Shop.
We’ve already contacted Hucast Game and we hope to put our hands on a press copy of this game as soon as possible. Stay tuned!
We are really pleased to inform you that Sturmwind, the upcoming shmup game for SEGA Dreamcast developed by Duranik, has an official release date!
Here is the press release by Red Spot Games, publisher of the game:
We are under attack: Sturmwind pilots, fall in for saving the world in April 2013!
Antritt zur Weltenrettung!
The fierce enemy‘s troops have already reached our world‘s doorsteps and we are running out of time! Our reconnaissance drones have detected 16 promising locations for our search of „Mother“, the planet of our living ancestors.
After several development steps by Duranik and redspotgames the launch date for your mission is clear.
Sturmwind pilots, your all-dominant mission will begin on April 24th 2013. All documents will be sent to you until this very date.
Fight over 20 boss enemies in 16 levels. In addition to the so-called “Award Trophy System”, there will also be an internet highscore list in which your performance can compete against each other worldwide.
Your wings of steel are now our last resort.
Stay ready for further instructions. Over and out.
So, undust your Dreamcasts folks, because Sturmwind will see the light on April 24th 2o13! Check out our preview of the game.
8 Bit Weapon is a statement in the worldwide chiptune scene. They make awesome 8 bit music only with retro computers and consoles. But lately they’re not just into music, indeed they’re making a brand new RPG for the beloved Commodore 64 and they’re looking for talentuos assembly coders.
We have been working one a new RPG for the C64 and now we need additional assembly coders! If you would like to… fb.me/11z1E8XTo
— 8 Bit Weapon (@8bitweapon) March 8, 2013
We can’t wait to know what the game is about. Stay tuned
As we already told you here, a build of the long-waited Resident Evil 1.5 leaked, so the guys behind the so-called restoration project have released a playable build of the game. We have played it a bit today, so enjoy our gameplay video for the Leon S. Kennedy campaign.
Yes, there are a lot of doors we didn’t open…why? Because most of them lead to a game crash or to major gameplay issues.
Why we didn’t use the knife to fight the baboons? Because if you press the button for that you can just open the debug menu, so we just enjoyed our death.
A video for Elza Walker gameplay is coming soon, so stay tuned.
**UPDATE 19 Feb 2013**
Sometimes miracles just happen! And this is the case, because finally, after 17 years, Resident Evil 1.5 leaked on the net!
Resident Evil 2 began development in 1996 shortly after the original game and was originally scheduled for a March 1997 release. However, as the game was approaching its release date, the developers were dissatisfied with the resulting product. Rather than releasing a game they were unhappy with, the developers took the risk of developing the game again from scratch. Resident Evil 1.5 is the name given to that famous scrapped version, and now you can actually play it (sort of).
Basically this is what happened. A team of hackers obtained an incomplete build of the legendary scrapped version of Resident Evil 2, and are working to finish it. However, it seems like a build of their restoration project leaked to someone in the Resident Evil community, who then proceeded to try and sell it around. Due to this, the team have released the same build. That is not the current build on which they’re working on, but still, for now it’s better than nothing.
For now enjoy the trailer released by MrBZork (the guy behind the restoration project), starring Elza Walker (the main character) and Leon Kennedy facing some infected baboons.
If you want to try this build on your modified PS1 or on your favourite emulator you can download it here. But remember that is not representative of the current state of development of the non-profit restoration fan-project.
**UPDATE 19 Feb 2013**
We always love people making an improper use of licensed hardware, especially when it’s not about cracking or piracy, but just opening a new world of possibilities. And this is the case of this guy, Chris Manning, transforming the Wii U game pad into something you can use on a PC.
This video also shows how you can re-map the pad in order to make it works with lot of stuff on your PC, like DirectInput games and emulators (including Dolphin and most Steam games).
We know that you’re wondering about the touchscreen and all the cool stuff you’d like to do with it on your PC. Chris also said that a touchscreen support in on the work, and you’ll be able to use the pad as a graphical tablet or similar stuff very soon.
For now, you can download all the stuff you need to make it works here.
Keep it up Chris (and watch your back from Nintendo)