E3 Spotlight: Sonic Generations, Zombie Apocolypse 2, R&C: All 4 One

You didn’t think we wouldn’t be covering all the smaller updates, did you? Here’s the first of today’s updates and news about games we already knew about, but with some new information.

 

SONIC GENERATIONS: PS3, 360, 3DS – Release date: November 22nd 2011

A recent interview undertaken by Machinima at E3 with Patrick Reily, Director of International Development for Sega, revealed a bit more information about the celebration of Sonic’s 20th birthday. The game is essentially that, bringing back Genesis/Megadrive levels, Dreamcast levels, and current gen levels in an HD, all shiny new style with a storyline threading it all togerher.

With two distinct gameplay style with Retro Sonic having only his moves from the original Quadrilogy ((No Homing attack!)) as well as Modern Sonic having gameplay styles from Colours and Unleashed ((He didn’t mention 06, as well he shouldn’t)) – Both have their own storyline and make cameos in each others, and are the only playable characters, according to a statement from Takashi Iizuka. Prior reports of a PC version have been quashed, however the 3DS version has been confirmed.

Zombie Apocolypse 2: XBLA and PSN – Fall/Autumn 2011

Nothing more than an announcement, but Konami announced on their website that a sequel to a surprise hit of 2009, Zombie Apocolypse, is getting a sequel to be released in the Fall/Autumn.

However, they are hinting at a new gameplay style, as in the original, your character was trapped in a small map, and you had to survive for a certain amount of time, now four new survivours must work together to fight through a reclusive island and not die. With each character getting unique abilities and weapons, this will add a certain level of tactical depth that was lacking in the original. While no gameplay footage was available, here”s some from the original to give you a taste of what you can expect.

Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One: Ps3 Exclusive – Released 18th October 2011 ((US)), 20th October ((Australia)), 21st October ((Europe))

Insomniac gave a glimpse of the first level of the latest four-person co-op game in Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, with features Ratchet & Clank, failed Ego hero Captain Quark, and Doctor Nefarious who must work together to escape a trap that Nefarious’s latest scheme forced them to fall for. With the exception of one or two games, the Ratchet and Clank series has always been of a ratehr high standard, and the gameplay looks promising – not as cluster-frenzied as NSMBWii was, mainly thanks to the third dimension to move around on.

7 thoughts on “E3 Spotlight: Sonic Generations, Zombie Apocolypse 2, R&C: All 4 One”

  1. I’m surprised Sega used My Chemical Romance’s “Na Na Na” instead of “Follow Me” for the Sonic trailer, but the levels are looking really good! Also, does anyone know what the level shown briefly at the end is supposed to be?

  2. City Escape is the only stage I played in Sonic Adventure 2 for a while before I could borrow the game from a friend so it’s pretty nostalgic for me, so I’m looking forward to that.

    Also of course I want to see more of Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One because Richard Horvitz voices some characters in the game. =P

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