Copy and Paste!

Guess what? it's E3 soon. It's the biggest games event of the year, and we all love it. The Dreamcast Junkyard, however, reserves the right to be bitter because there is nothing REMOTLEY like it in England. This aside, E3 this year looks like it'll be the biggest and best yet, and in this extra special 'copy and paste' collectors edition of The Dreamcast Junkyard, I present Sega's more promising looking titles that are set to take the show by storm. Or possibly get brushed under the carpet by the PS3. Or the Wii. Or the 360. Or the new DS.

Cough. Anyway, here's a few morsels of info regarding Sega's new Dreamcast descended offerings.

Sega Rally Revo
No screens of Sega Rally Revo have been 'leaked' as of yet. It has me intrigued because I was a massive fan of the Saturn version, and thought the DC version was pretty decent. This isn't to be confused with the PS2's Sega Rally 2006. Here's what Sega say:

"With revolutionary dynamically deformable terrain, proprietary next-generation graphics, bone-jarringly realistic physics, and competitive bumper-to-bumper racing, SEGA RALLY will set a new benchmark in its genre with a high-tempo driving experience that’s every racing fan’s driving fantasy."

Here's an artist's impression of what it could look like:
Please bear in mind that the artist is me.

Sonic the Hedgehog
Everyone's favourite 'hog (well, after Rasher) is back...again. He's had more come backs than is probably good for him and will no doubt feature on a magazine cover with the tag "Sonic's Back!" but this time, Sonic is in a human world...or something. Graphics look quite good, but correct me if I'm wrong, wasn't Sonic in a 'human world' in Sonic Adventure? There were people walking about in Station Square if my memory serves me... Press release? Why, yes:

"Sonic celebrates his 15th anniversary by blazing his way onto the next-generation consoles, with his first adventure set in the human world! Featuring interactive 3D environments and a large cast of returning and new characters, get ready for the reinvention of Sonic The Hedgehog, in his most intense, high velocity escapade to date!"

Virtua Tennis 3
The best tennis game ever gets another sequel, this time on the 360. The visuals do look a bit speshul, and if the gameplay remains as polished as in the previous games it's bound to be another ace (he he!) for Sega. The 360 is somewhat lacking in terms of sports games at the moment, but the release of Virtua Tennis 3 is likely to give the system a kick up the arse in terms of choice. As ever, here's what the lovely mechanical press robot at Sega has to say:

"With Virtua Tennis 3, the series returns with enhanced photo-realistic graphics and advanced player animations that perfectly match the behavior and mannerisms of individual professional players. Next-generation systems allow gamers to see the most detailed expressions on the faces of their selected players as they battle to win heated tournaments around the world. In addition to the popular mini-games from previous titles used to sharpen players’ skills, there will be a whole host of brand new mini-games to keep players in top form."

There are a few others in the pipeline, but they are mostly new games that don't really relate to the DC. So they can go to hell.

Click here to view Sega's official press site thingy, look at the picture below to see what you're missing at E3...

...and rejoice that you won't be there.


Ross said...

Never heard of Rasher, Tom, but hes one extremely odd-ass looking Hog...

Another year, another E3... I'm personally pretty sick of the Sonic franchise at this point, but the new one doesent look half-bad. What can be done with Virtua Tennis that hasent been already done before? We'll just have to wait and see. But we all know Tennis 2K2 is the best. Tennis game. Ever.

I'm out!

Tom Charnock said...

Ross, Ross, Ross...I take it you've never had the pleasure of reading The Beano. Forget DC Comics, Dennis the Menace rules when it comes to print based mischief.

As for Sonic, I get what you're saying - but Sonic games generally tend to be top class affairs.

Animated AF said...

Excluding Rush, most of the recent Sonic titles have been really disapointing. Oh, and the next gen Sonic game has Shadow in it. GHDFHHJGGHDGHKJ not again, can't we just have one Sonic game without any other crappy characters interferring!

Tom Charnock said...

Fair point Gagaman. Who can forget the ridiculousness of Knuckles Chaotix? All of this extra character based nonsense seems to have stemmed from that.

gnome said...

I dont know what you are talking about. This was a very funny post. Nice.