Sonic Team has announced that there are currently no plans for any more additions in the Sonic 4 series after Episode 2, but are willing to see how gamers react to the upcoming release later this year to decide.
Sonic Teams Takashi Iizuka also went on record in regards the physics of Episode 2: “When we started developing Episode 1, we already had plans for Episode 2 in our minds. What we were thinking of doing was having Tails in Episode 2. So, that was already in the very beginning, at the start of Episode 1. Having released Episode 1, we had a lot of feedback from the community. People were quite vocal about certain things, namely the physics. They had some very specific points they wanted to raise about the physics. We were determined to make sure we addressed those issues. With Episode 1 we built the physics from the ground up. This time, rather than adding to it, we went back to the original Mega Drive Sonic games and we looked at the physics from them. We tried to make sure we replicated the things people were keen about for Episode 2. That’s the way we addressed it. I wanted to make sure people could play the game and it not feel unnatural. It should feel right. Rather than thinking of it as us trying to say, ‘okay, this is the way it should be,’ we looked at feedback where people were saying, ‘this feels unnatural.’ Those were the things we decided to eliminate, so it should feel natural when they play the game.”
More news from the world of GAME. The company will not be stocking this weeks release of Capcoms Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. They also will not be getting in stock of Ninja Gaiden 3, or Warriors Orochi 3, both by Tecmo Koei. These titles join the likes of Street Fighter X Tekken, Asura’s Wrath, and Mass Effect 3 in the long list of titles to be absent from the company’s shelves.
While we’re on the subject, the Financial Times has reported that OpCapita, the company that owns Comet, is taking interest in purchasing the sinking ship.
Locations for Assassin’s Creed III have been revealed, with the game taking place in Boston, New York and a Mohawk Village in Connor’s youth. The game will for the first time feature both Summer and Winter weather, with AI reacting differently to each.
The new, free Mass Effect: Datapad app has been released on iOS, featuring a codex with information on the different species of the series, and also a Galaxy At War minigame allowing you to gain more resources to use in Mass Effect 3 to help in the war effort.
Reports today have been widespread of users signing into Xbox Live and having their gamerscores mysteriously wiped. Unfortunately it’s still unknown why this has been happening, but there’s speculation that it has to do with Microsoft upping the XBLA gamerscore limit from 200 to 400 points. Granted that’s all conjecture but apparently the fault has now been resolved. Either way, TheMercurialMan is personally happy that his Xbox Live has yet to be renewed, as that would have ruined his daaay!
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