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Sega's Binary Domain doesn't launch until February, but the company has already revealed one early-adopter bonus to Japanese players: a code to unlock Yakuza's Kazuma Kiryu within the game's online mode. The game's developer, Team Yakuza, apparently feels that you can take its games out of the Japanese underworld, but you can't take the Yakuza out of its games. Unless you only play offline, of course...
Above: Irem’s Disaster Report 4 was cancelled in reaction to the recent earthquake. Meanwhile, many major March releases have been delayed
Several game companies have announced delays in the wake of Friday's 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan. Meanwhile, Irem's Disaster Report 4 was outright canceled. Originally scheduled for release this spring, the game takes place in a Japanese city during a major earthquake…
Bombed-out city. Waist-high walls. Bland white guy in body armour with bland one-liners. Hulking great black guy with hulking great arms who says "Foo!", "Dammit!" and "You crazy, man". Pretty-but-stern, ethnically-ambiguous woman who leaps gymnastically through the air at every opportunity and never with any good reason. Robots. Robots with guns. Giant gleaming white robots that can't be killed by normal means. Cardiac needle full of adrenalin for the comatose games journalist.
Yes, the trailer for Binary Domain, the suicidally-titled new shooter from Sega's Yakuza team, couldn't be any more generic and Japanese if it was eating Pocky while giggling and doing a peace sign at a giant spikey-haired emo rape-tentacle. But there is an awesome bit at the end that you totally won't see coming. Well you'll see something coming, now that I've told you. But you won't know what. Anyway, watch it...
Early next year, an updated version of Yars' Revenge, a nearly-30-year-old classic, will be available for download on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and PC. The best-selling Atari 2600 title has been re-imagined with anime-influenced art and an expanded story, which follows a formerly-brainwashed 'Yar' out for revenge against the evil Qotile empire...
Sega has unveiled a whole bunch of release dates for its upcoming line-up, including Sonic Unleashed, Aliens: Colonial Marines and Space Siege.
The, dare we say, promising-looking Sonic Unleashed has been given a strong November date, while Aliens FPS Colonial Marines has unfortunately slipped into 2009. Golden Axe: Beast Rider, if anyone cares, hits shelves in September.
Chris Taylor's Space Siege has also been branded with a
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