September 7, 2007
Sadly for gamers with Xbox 360 and PS3 shooter The Club on their Christmas lists, the game has slipped to early 2008, Sega confirmed today. We must admit, when we last saw the game in action it didn't look very near to completion (although that was a few months ago). Still, 2007 is already looking like having the most expensive tail-end of any year ever with so many great games coming out, so this will at least give us a chance to fill our pockets again before The Club opens
Sept 21, 2007
Sega believes that Mario and Sonic at the Olympics will sell 4 million units, equaling the feat of the original Sonic title released in 1991.
Mario and Sonic at the Olympics, which goes on sale for Nintendo Wii in November, will pit Nintendo and Sega's flagship characters against one another for the first time, and Sega believes it has a sure-fire hit on its hands.
Bloomberg reports that Masanao Maeda, a corporate director at Sega's gaming unit, forecast that the title will
Official ELSPA Entertainment Top 20 Software Chart (all prices) - week ending 8 December:
1 (7) Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
2 (1) Need For Speed ProStreet
(PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, PC, DS, PSP, Wii)
3 (5) Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
(PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
4 (3) The Simpsons Game
(PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, DS, Wii,
5 (4) FIFA 08
(PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, PC, PSP, DS, Wii)
6 (2) Dr Kawashima's Brain Training
7 (6) Assassin's Creed
(PS3, Xbox 360)
8 (10) Pro Evolution
After last week's touting of the 44 Wii games Nintendo has in development, the company has since detailed the titles it will be rolling out in Japan this year - and it's a mighty impressive list indeed.
According to the list - which was swiped from financial documents by IGN - Nintendo will release its three big hitters: Super Mario Galaxy, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption and Super Smash Bros. Brawl in Japan this year - and considering their importance, probably the rest of the world as
We recently got to sit down with Sega product manager Grant Gie to see a demo of the historic gaming icon tie-in, Mario and Sonic at the Olympics. Like all massive fanboys, the first question on our mind was "How on Earth is fat old Mario ever going to beat Sonic in a race?"
Gie responded, "The great thing about this is it's similar to Mario Kart in leveling the playing field. Sonic isn't always going to win the 100 meter dash; it's really up to the players and how well they use the Nunchuk
Sept 3, 2007
Upcoming Wii title, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, will pit the two gaming superstars, along with some of their friends, against one another in a number of events ranging from hammer throwing to swimming.
A gold medal in the art of projecting a pointy stick towards a multi-coloured circle of hay, or Archery as its more commonly known, will also be on offer. And weve filmed Luigi getting some practice in before the main event.
Much like the control system implemented in The
Sept 17, 2007
Thanks to previously released screenshots we know that hurdles, triple jump, hammer, archery and, of course, the 100m dash will all feature in the upcoming Wii and DS title, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, when it's released in November. And now, thanks to a new trailer, Sega has shown off a few extra Olympic activities that'll be on offer.
Mario, Sonic and their pals will also be competing in the high jump, javelin, swimming and table tennis as they fight for the title of
9th Dec, 2008
Just what in the hell is going on with Mario and Peach? It was so simple back in the old NES days of Super Mario Bros. She got herself kidnapped, he went after her with the help of Luigi, and all ended happily ever after. Or so we thought. The thing is that it didn't really. It's become ever more apparent that since that first rescue things have only ever got messier, dirtier and more manipulative in their relationship. Far from the innocent damsel and hero set-up that appeared
Sept 26, 2007
Weve known for a while that Mario and Sonic at the Olympics would feature such classics as the high jump, the javelin throw, and at least one aquatics event; and just yesterday we got the full scoop on all 16 playable characters. What we didnt know until today was where the Wii fit into this crazy cross-over game, and what Olympic events we could play.
Mario and Sonic at the Olympics will feature each of the following events for both single- and multiplayer:
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games for Wii and DS has sold five million copies, but another collaboration between the two iconic characters is still up in the air, Sega tells Next Generation. "Getting Mario and Sonic together in the first place took so long, every decade, to make that happen," Sega of America COO and president Simon Jeffery said in a phone interview. "So I think rushing into any other collaboration is not going to happen.