By Samit Sarkar on Oct 21, 2013 10.21.13
Sega is making a bigger push into the mobile space with existing titles such as Sonic the Hedgehog 2 as well as new titles like Demon Tribe, the publisher announced today. The company's upcoming slate of mobile games includes a remastered version of Sonic 2 that is scheduled to be available on iOS and Android next month. Sonic 2 was released on iOS in April 2010, but that version of the classic platformer doesn't support widescreen or Retina displays. The updated iOS release will be provided as a free update to owners of the existing $2.99 game, and the new version will mark the first time Sonic 2 has been available on Android. Sega is bringing Sumo Digital's Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, last year's well-received multiplatform kart racer, to iOS and Android this winter. The...
By Samit Sarkar on Oct 14, 2013 10.14.13
"We want to be where games are, basically. I think the powerful thing for mobile, for us as a company, is just the potential audience," said Chris Olson, vice president of digital business at Sega, in an interview with Polygon yesterday. "It's an opportunity to introduce new players to Sega games and Sega characters." More than 40 different Sega games are available on mobile devices, and most of them are ports of existing titles, whether they're retro games such as Golden Axe or newer titles like Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1. But the company has also published mobile games that are smaller versions of its existing brands, including Hell Yeah! Pocket Inferno, and original titles such as Owlchemy Labs' Jack Lumber. According to Olson, another factor that makes the mobile space...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Jan 16, 2013 01.16.13
Demon Tribe, an upcoming iOS role-playing game from the producer of Jet Set Radio, has a new trailer featuring different aspects of gameplay, including battles. Polygon reported previously on Demon Tribe, which puts players into the shoes of a group of agents who can transform into demons. According to an interview with Famitsu, the game's creators revealed that Demon Tribe will be both hardcore and approachable in its battle system. A release date has not yet been announced.
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Sep 20, 2012 09.20.12
Sega opened the teaser site to new game Demon Tribe, formerly known as Project Omega, shortly after the company's presentation at the Tokyo Game Shows yesterday. Although the game was previously included in Sega's apps listing, Gematsu notes that the site's source code lists Nintendo's Wii U, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation Portable as launch platforms. Currently the only known details are that is is an action title in which characters engage in battle by transforming into demons. The text on the site reads, "Fight the demons. Fight until the end."