HD re-releases Archive


Jet Set Radio lands on iOS and Android devices later this year

Sega has revealed it will be releasing Jet Set Radio for iOS and Android alongside the Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and PC (via Steam) versions.

Jet Set Radio for iOS and Android includes OpenFeint support and the ability to create in-game graffiti using your device’s camera – this is in addition to the widescreen HD graphics, new camera system, online leaderboards and original game’s soundtrack featured in the other versions of the HD port.

Expect the digital onslaught of Jet Set Radio in Q3 of this year.

Source: Joystiq


Sonic Adventure 2 confirmed for PSN/XBLA

During their Sonic Boom event at San Diego Comic-Con, Sega has announced Sonic Adventure 2 for PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade.

Such a release for Sonic Adventure 2 was rumoured last month when the title briefly appeared on the official Xbox site. The official announcement was sparse in details, but the title appears to be a HD re-release as part of Sega’s renewed focus on digital content.

Footage of the reveal informs us that Sonic Adventure 2 was be “leaking onto consoles this fall”.


Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Edition might be a thing

Sega Japan may have unintentionally revealed a HD re-release of Yakuza and Yakuza 2 for PlayStation 3.

Appearing on Sega’s release schedule for a short time, Ryū ga Gotoku 1& 2 HD Edition (Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Edition) was listed for a December 1 release at 5,229 yen. The now amended release schedule shows no sign of Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Edition, however Andriasang, who originally spotted the “announcement”, posted a link to the cached version of the original schedule which outed the title.

With Yakuza 5 set for release around the same time, December is shaping up to be a great month for series’ fans.


Vs. Series two pack Marvel vs Capcom: Origins coming to XBLA/PSN

Capcom is going to be bringing two more of its Vs. Series fighters to Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network this September.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Origins is a compilation that includes Marvel Super Heroes and Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes. You’ll be treated to the usual gaggle of features like online play, leaderboards, dynamic challenges, replay saving and “HD enhanced graphics” that will make fans of sprite art weep.

The US price is $US15.99 for the PSN version, so add your usual PAL PSN premium to that. The Xbox 360 version will probably be 1200 MSP.


NiGHTS into Dreams HD on the way

Sega appears to have discovered the Saturn’s back catalogue with the announcement that NiGHTS into Dreams HD will be coming to the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC later this year.

The HD version of the game will include 16:9 support, trophies/achievements, leaderboards and Saturn Mode, which allows you to play the game in its original glory. One has to wonder if the prettier HD version is based on the PlayStation 2 release that was exclusive to Japan.

Whatever version it is, you’ll get the opportunity to see that NiGHTs is totally overrated later this year.


Doom 3: BFG Edition date and price revealed

Bethesda’s Doom 3: BFG Edition, the prettied up version of id Software’s 2004 hit, will be released on October 16 for North America and October 19 for Europe.

The package includes The Ultimate Doom, Doom II: Hell on Earth, remastered versions of Doom 3 and Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil and the new 7 level pack “The Lost Mission” and will set you back $US29.99 on the PC and $US39.99 on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

We look forward to getting our monster closet action on then.


Doom 3: BFG Edition announced

Bethesda has announced that they will be releasing an enhanced version of id Software’s 2004 hit Doom 3, entitled Doom 3: BFG Edition.

Doom 3: BFG Edition will give the game a partial makeover, giving the game’s visuals a slight spit and polish, along with adding 7 all new levels created for this version of the game. The Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil expansion pack will also be included. Of course, no Doom re-release is complete without ports of Doom and Doom II: Hell on Earth.

It will be interesting to see how this game runs on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, given that the history of idTech 4 games on those systems hasn’t exactly been rosy. We’ll find out when Doom 3: BFG edition releases later this year.