Sonic: Lost Worlds is heading exclusively to Nintendo consoles later this year. It follows the announcement of an exclusive Sonic deal between Sega and Nintendo; Lost Worlds is first game in that partnership and it now has a trailer. Fans of Sonic games may see some Sonic Xtreme DNA in this upcoming title–Sonic Xtreme was the canceled 3D Sonic game for Sega’s short-lived Saturn.
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Project X Zone Trailer
Project X Zone, the crossover tactical RPG featuring Namco, Capcom, and Sega characters, has a new trailer featuring characters from the Sega-published Resonance of Fate. Project X Zone will be released exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS on June 25th in North America and July 4th and 5th in Australia and Europe respectively.
A Link to the Past Sequel Headed to 3DS this Holiday
Nintendo has announced via Nintendo Direct that a new Zelda title set in the world established in SNES classic A Link to the Past will be coming to the 3DS this holiday season. The game features 3D visuals presented in a classic top-down fashion. The effects available on the 3DS will give a new dimension to puzzle solving by enabling a better perspective on environment heights and things of that nature. The 3D visuals won’t be the only thing changing how puzzles are done with Link having the ability to become a 2D painting on a wall to work his way around certain environmental obstacles. For more insight on the upcoming handheld adventure, check out the video below:
Batman: Arkham Origins Announced
It’s official: a prequel to the Arkham games has been announced. The game is set to take place before both Arkham Assylum and Arkham City and is being developed by Warner Bros. Montreal. The first two installments of the franchise were developed by Rocksteady Games. This change shouldn’t drastically change the property as WB Montreal is familiar with the Arkham franchise having ported Arkham City to the WiiU. Batman: Arkham Origins will be released on current-gen home consoles and PC on October 25, 2013.
In addition to Arkham Origins, an additional prequel game is being developed for 3DS and Vita. Titled Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, this portable entry in the franchise will take place after the events of its home console counterpart. Blackgate is being developed by Armature Studios, which was formed by staff from Nintendo’s Retro Studio (developer of the Metroid Prime series and Donkey Kong Country Returns). The game will be a 2.5D Metroid-vania style game and is set to release alongside Arkham Origins.
Sources: Game Informer, Joystiq