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Platform 3DS, Sega Genesis, Sega CD, Wii, Win, iOS, 360 Publisher Sega Developer Novotrade International Release Date 1993-07-29

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Sega Humble Weekly Sale features Company of Heroes, Binary Domain, more

The latest Humble Weekly Sale features as many as 19 Sega-published titles such as Binary Domain, the original Company of Heroes and more. At the minimum purchase price of $1, you'll get copies of Obsidian Entertainment's Alpha Protocol, The Creative Assembly's Rome: Total War, Relic Entertainment's Company of Heroes (screenshot above) and Arkedo Studio's Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit. Buyers who pay at least $6 will also receive Sega's Binary Domain, The Creative Assembly's Medieval 2: Total War, Avalanche Studios' Renegade Ops and Modern Dream's The Typing of the Dead: Overkill, as well as a collection containing the following 10 Sega Genesis games: Altered Beast, Comix Zone, Crack Down, Ecco the Dolphin, Gain Ground, Golden Axe, Golden Axe 2, Golden Axe 3, Shinobi 3: Return...

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Looking Back: The story of Ecco the Dolphin

When pitching games, inconsistency is the consistent rule. A handful of guys sit silent at a conference table. Yesterday it was a marketing department and a lawyer; today it's a CEO and several producers. Tomorrow it will be a man from a toy company who knows nothing about games. Meetings never happen the same way twice. It's a dance that Ed Annunziata, the creator of Sega's ocean-based, sci-fi hit Ecco the Dolphin, is all too familiar with. To say that he's been in this room dozens upon dozens of times over the years is only half true. The location moves. The players change. Yet the goal remains the same: to pitch and pitch until something sticks. Today's meeting with Sega is no exception. Eight men in suits are already waiting for Annunziata by the time he arrives. ... They sit...

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Early Genesis artwork revealed in nostalgia book

Previously unseen artwork, including early character sketches for ToeJam & Earl and Comix Zone, will feature in the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works book, a 25th anniversary retrospective of the console currently raising funds on Kickstarter. The 300-page hardback book's creators have also announced new interviewees for the book, including Greg Johnson (ToeJam & Earl), Peter Morawiec (Comix Zone), Rich Karpp (Vectorman), Michael Latham (Eternal Champions) and Ed Annunziata (Ecco the Dolphin). Other previously unseen concept artwork, design documents and sketches will also be included from Streets of Rage, Sonic the Hedgehog and Golden Axe as well as hardware concept illustrations. Sega Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works from Read-Only Memory will be available for £25...

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Sonic, Ecco and other 3D remakes hitting 3DS eShop this winter

Upgraded 3D remakes of eight classic Sega titles are hitting the Nintendo 3DS eShop this November and December, the company announced today in a post on the Sega blog. These arcade classics will be available for download beginning the last week in November, with two new games launching each week: Nov. 28: 3D Space Harrier, 3D Super Hang-On Dec. 5: 3D Sonic The Hedgehog, 3D Altered Beast Dec. 12: 3D Ecco the Dolphin, 3D Galaxy Force 2 Dec. 19: 3D Shinobi 3, 3D Streets of Rage Each game will cost $5.99 (or €4.99, £4.49). "These games were completely re-built to offer a robust 3D experience that offers more modern gameplay while still keeping true to the original," Sega of America president and COO John Cheng said. Sega writes that the company will share more details on these...

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The Big Blue Kickstarter campaign fails to reach its target

The Big Blue, an adventure game from Ecco the Dolphin creator Ed Annunziata, has failed to reach its target goal on Kickstarter. The Kickstarter project hit the crowdfunding site late last month with a funding goal of $665,000. But the campaign came to an end today having reached just $55,764, a fraction of the money necessary to fund the title. The failure of the Kickstarter didn't come as a surprise to Annunziata, however, who updated users on the site last week stating the studio already has a secondary plan lined up which will give users the opportunity to experience a slice of the larger planned game. The team will start a new Kickstarter campaign with a smaller funding goal and offer backer rewards at a "finer granularity." "One of the problems we have is it is hard to get...

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The Big Blue Kickstarter's Plan B involves a new Kickstarter campaign

A Plan B campaign has been outlined for Ecco the Dolphin creator Ed Annunziata's current Kickstarter campaign for a new underwater action adventure game called The Big Blue, according to the campaign's latest update. Plan B involves a new Kickstarter campaign with a smaller funding goal with rewards "at a finer granularity." If successfully funded, "a slice" of The Big Blue will be developed to give potential backers a better idea of the game's vision. "One of the problems we have is it is hard to get people to see how compelling a game like the Big Blue will be," Annunziata wrote in the update. "If it is not clear in your mind's eye you will less likely back it. This is totally understandable. "On the other hand I am absolutely certain that if you could try the game and see how...

Ecco the Dolphin Releases
North America
  • Nintendo 3DS
    • Released 2013-12-12
    • Publisher Sega
    • Developer Novotrade International
  • Sega Genesis
    • Released 1993-07-29
    • Publisher Sega
    • Developer Novotrade International
  • Sega CD
    • Publisher Sega
    • Developer Novotrade International
  • Wii
    • Released 2006-11-27
    • Publisher Sega
    • Developer Novotrade International
  • Windows
    • Publisher Sega
    • Developer Novotrade International
  • iOS
    • Released 2010-07-22
    • Publisher Sega
    • Developer Novotrade International
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 2010-01-05
    • Publisher Sega
    • Developer Novotrade International
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