Let those who worship the almighty two-fer rejoice! We're back in business.
This week brings us Hexic 2 in the new category (aka 800 MSP) and Ecco the Dolphin slotted as the retro release (aka 400 MSP).
Can the multiplayer of Hexic 2 (or maybe the achievements?) lure you back even though the first game was virtually free? And does the idea of being a dolphin excite you or disgust you? So many questions to answer before Wednesday...
After the jump are the typical selling points of each game.
[Update]: Adding pricing info.
Sad that this Wednesday lacks the current trend of two-fers? Getting another retro title this week left you cold? Don't despair. Prepare for things to "heat up" very soon. The games coming out soon are "sizzling". Or so Microsoft would have you think.
The good news:
The bad news:
Feel free to add your own angry, sad, or psychotic, "where is _____?!?!?!" comments below.
Full "Media Alert" (cough*press release*cough) after that clicking thing you do below.
Turns out that Sonic the Hedgehog and Golden Axe are merely the tip of the iceberg. SEGA has formally announced their SEGA Vintage Collection for XBLA. What it breaks down to for us is this: more vintage SEGA games; In HD; With online multiplayer (where appropriate), achievements, and leaderboards.
Sounds pretty good right? (Actually, it sounds pretty amazing to me personally.)
The scoop is that the next set of games out of SEGA for XBLA will be Ecco the Dolphin, Streets of Rage 2, and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (the latter two sporting online multiplayer).
Keep 'em coming SEGA. Or as Destructoid says "MOAR PLZ!"
It's really a shame that the ESRB doesn't have an RSS feed. They are quickly becoming the de facto standard for XBLA leaks. Today, IGN UK brings us the word that Sonic the Hedgehog (I assume the classic version) has been submitted to the ESRB for a rating. This supports the "rumor" (when do they ever turn out to be false?) that classic Sonic was on its way to XBLA via a SEGA Vintage Collection.
The new bit though was the additional submission of Ecco the Dolphin. Looks like animal lovers of the Genesis age can begin their celebrations...and their waiting.