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.
Any Shenmue fan out there? We guess so! So here’s a good news!
Nop, it’s not about any project/hope/fundraising regarding Shenmue 3, but it’s still good to see that SEGA gave the license to First 4 Figures to create the most amazing and well-made statue of Ryo Hazuki you’ve ever seen!
First 4 Figures presents Ryo Hazuki, the protagonist of the cult-classic Dreamcast game Shenmue, as the first entry in an entirely new line of SEGA All-Star statues which will look at a range of legendary characters from SEGA’s past and present. Standing at 1/6 scale, and 12 inches in height, cast in high quality polystone and painted by hand, he is stood in a ‘ready for action’ stance, ready to take on any challengers as he walks the streets of Yokosuka.
The statue look AMAZING and incredibly detailed. Look the below close-up to the blue-jeans…simply staggering!
The figurine is highly limited to 350 pieces worldwide (even if a previous post by F4F said 750, so we’re not really sure about this). It comes in deluxe full color packaging, hand numbered base (that is the legendary Phoenix Mirror in case you didn’t notice), and includes an authenticity card which allows you to purchase the same number of the model next in the SEGA All-Stars series.
So what’s the price tag? Well…this beauty will cost you $169.99
Yep, it is not cheap, but if you’re already in “shut up and take my money” mood, here’s the link to pre-order it!
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!
After last night’s announcement (from this Wall Street Journal interview with OUYA’s CEO Julie Uhrman) that OUYA will be released on next June, the Android game system is now available for pre-order on Amazon.
As said before, the OUYA will cost $99.99, it comes with one joypad, but you can get the second for an extra $49.99 (and we hope they WON’T keep the currency exchange 1:1 with € and £).