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LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (April 3, 2008) – SEGA® of America and SEGA of Europe Ltd., today announced that everyone’s favourite hedgehog will be breaking new ground yet maintaining his roots, in the upcoming title, Sonic Unleashed™. Developed by renowned studio Sonic Team, the latest installment in the multi-million selling franchise, will take players on an unforgettable high-speed journey around the globe in a way never before experienced in the world of Sonic. The game is set for release later this year and will be available for the Xbox 360™ videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Wii™ home video game system from Nintendo and PLAYSTATION®2.

Sonic Unleashed is built on a powerful new “Hedgehog Engine”, which introduces seamless 3D to classic 2D camera transitions, whilst delivering a rich and expansive world with multiple paths to choose from. Under development for three years, the Hedgehog Engine produces a visually rich next generation look and feel with elements of classic Sonic gameplay mechanics. The Hedgehog engine will help re-define the gameplay experience for Sonic fans and newcomers to the franchise alike.

“By combining rich and vibrant scenery with dynamic viewpoints Sonic Unleashed will provide an immersive 3D experience whilst keeping alive the 2D gameplay elements and fantastic worlds that Sonic fans know and love” commented Gary Knight, European Marketing Director for SEGA Europe. “In addition to this classic Sonic gaming experience, when darkness sets in Sonic Unleashed players will be able to experience a completely new way to play as Sonic… making this his most exciting adventure yet!”

01./00. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (Capcom) – 880,000 / NEW
02./01. [NDS] Pokémon Ranger: Batonnage (Pokémon) – 106,000 / 348,000
03./00. [NDS] Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (Bandai-Namco) – 49,000 / NEW
04./05. [WII] Wii Fit (Nintendo) – 42,000 / 1,794,000

05./00. [PSP] Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion: Lost Colors (Bandai-Namco) – 34,000 / NEW
06./07. [WII] Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Nintendo) – 34,000 / 1,524,000
07./00. [PS2] Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion: Lost Colors (Bandai-Namco) – 30,000 / NEW
08./02. [WII] Deca Sporta (Hudson) – 29,000 / 94,000
09./04. [NDS] SimCity DS 2: From the Past to the Future (EA) – 25,000 / 74,000
10./08. [NDS] Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi wo Yobu Cinema Land (Banpresto) – 19,000 / 54,000

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Rank (Last) – Game Name (System)
1(1) – Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
2(2) – Super Mario Bros. (NES)
3(3) – Mario Kart 64 (N64)
4(4) – Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (N64)
5(5) – Super Mario World (SNES)
6(6) – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
7(9) – Star Fox 64 (N64)
8(8) – The Legend of Zelda (NES)
9(7) – Punch-Out!!! (NES)
10(10) – Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)
11(11) – Donkey Kong (NES)
12(12) – Super Mario 64 (N64)
13(14) – Pokemon Snap (N64)
14(13) – Donkey Kong Country (SNES)
15(15) – Pac-Man (NES)
16(16) – Paper Mario (N64)
17(17) – Kirby’s Adventure (NES)
18(18) – The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
19(19) – Bubble Bobble (NES)
20(20) – Super Metroid (SNES)

Super Mario Bros. 3 has been going strong for quite awhile. I suppose gamers/newcomers still wish to experience one of the best Mario games to date.

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King Story (Wii)

– flat world map
– Release date estimate – Summer 2008

Trauma Center 2 (DS)

– Sequel to TC1 DS
– Release date 7th Aug (Japan)

Valkyrie Profile (DS)

– 3 pages
– Interview with Katou, the coproducer of VP Lenneth and SO1 PSP
– Gameplay systems revealed: Multi-story System, Magic Crystal System, Mutial Assist System
– More story pics, all isometric

AWAY Shuffle Dungeon (DS)

– In the coming months Famitsu will show how the game has changed since it was first revealed
– 95%

Mario Kart Wii (Wii, Nintendo): 10 / 9 / 9 / 9 – (37/40)

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Mario Kart Wii (Wii) – 9.0
Battle of the Bands (Wii) – 7.0
The World Ends With You (DS) – 9.0
Teenage Zombies (DS) – 7.0
Puchi Puchi Virus (DS) – 7.0
Okami (Wii) – 7.5
N+ (DS) – 7.0
Summer Sports: Paradise Island (Wii) – 3.5
Minicopter: Adventure Flight (Wii) – 6.5
Rondo of Swords (DS) – 6.5
Castle of Shikigami III (Wii) – 7.0
MLB 2K8 Fantasy All-Stars (DS) – 6.5

I’m extremely surprised about Okami, to be honest. Previews of the game have sounded promising, and I know most people who played it on the PS2 were impressed.

N64 – Cruis’n USA
Sega Master System – Wonder Boy

It’s a week of fun-filled firsts at the Wii™ Shop Channel. Each of the latest game offerings represents the first title in a memorable series that has influenced many subsequent titles over the years. Whether you prefer high-speed drives or side-scrolling adventures, it’s clear that these classic games have lasting appeal. What’s more, Wonder Boy is the first-ever Sega Master System title to be made available via Virtual Console.

Nintendo adds new games to the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time every Monday. Wii™ owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points™ to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This week’s new games are:

* ALPHA PROTOCOL
* BEIJING 2008
* EMPIRE: TOTAL WAR
* GOLDEN AXE BEAST RIDER
* NEW ETERNAL ARCADIA (TENTATIVE)
* NEW NiGHTS (TENTATIVE)
* SAMBA DE AMIGO 2008 (TENTATIVE)
* SONIC CHRONICLES: THE DARK BROTHERHOOD
* SONIC UNLEASHED PREVIEW
* SPACE SIEGE
* STORM CHASER
* SUPER MONKEY BALL FOR iPhone (TENTATIVE)
* THE CRUCIBLE: EVIL WITHIN
* THE INCREDIBLE HULK — THE VIDEOGAME

If this list is to be believed, it’ll be great to finally see a bit more of Sonic Chronicles. Looks like Sonic Unleashed is on that list as well…

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Weekly savings

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Best Buy

Alvin and the Chipmunks (DS) – $19.99

Circuit City

Alvin and the Chipmunks (DS) – $19.99
Kabookii (Wii) – $19.99
Paws & Claws: Pet Resort (DS) – $19.99
Wii Zapper – $19.99

N64 – Cruis’n USA

Sega Master System – Wonder Boy

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