E3 is almost here, and as expected, all of the game developers slated to appear are gearing up for the event. Sega, despite going through some rough times as of late, will still be making an appearance.
To get everyone prepared for their showing, they have released the official line-up of games that they’ll display at E3 this year.
It is currently unknown if this is the full list, or just a partial list with some potential reveals at the event itself, but for the time being, this is what we’re working with.
The announced games that Sega will be showing are:
- Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
- Aliens: Colonial Marines
- Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz
- The Cave
- Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit
- Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
- Jet Set Radio
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed looks to continue from Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, this time incorporating both water and aerial racing into the core gameplay. Aliens: Colonial Marines is the much-anticipated first-person shooter that allows players to take on swarms of the famous xenomorphs – including never-before seen variations.
Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz is the next entry in the Super Monkey Ball series, coming out later this year exclusively for the PlayStation Vita. The Cave is an adventure game created by the folks at Double Fine, but is not the famous Kickstarter-funded title as was initially believed. Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit is a currently-unknown digital title created by independent developer Arkedo Studio, and will be released this summer on PSN and XBLA.
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown is another revision to Virtua Fighter 5, coming out on PSN and XBLA next week, and includes new costumes and updated animations. Jet Set Radio - originally called Jet Grind Radio upon its initial North American release on the Sega Dreamcast – is getting an HD rerelease on XBLA and PSN this summer.
A good number of these games are digital download only, which is representative of Sega’s recent financial troubles. Still, the titles that will be shown do have potential to be big sellers – in particular Colonial Marines, The Cave, and Jet Set Radio. There’s also the possibility of Sega keeping something under wraps for E3, so either way, Sega’s appearance should be worth a look.
What do you think of Sega’s list for E3? Do you think they have something else prepared?
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed looks to release later this year for the Xbox 360, PS3, Vita, 3DS, and PC digital download.
Aliens: Colonial Marines will arrive for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on February 12, 2013, with a Wii U version coming out later that year.
Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz will be released October 23, 2012 for the Vita.
The Cave will arrive on the Xbo 360, PS3, and PC early 2013.
Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit will release this summer for Xbox Live Arcade, PSN, and PC digital download.
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown will arrive on PSN June 5 and XBLA June 6.
Jet Set Radio will be released this summer for Xbox Live Arcade, PSN, PC digital download, and PlayStation Vita.
Source: Sega Blog