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E3 2014: Sega touts with Aliens, Divas, and Hedgehogs

Two of the possible biggest games of the year are on Sega’s docket for the big E3 dance, but they’ll be bringing more than just the Blue Blur to the show.

A trio of games makes up Sega’s big headline title offerings that’ll be on display at E3. While that might not be all they’ll be showing off in L.A. next week, they are some big names nonetheless.

Alien: Isolation
Discover the true meaning of fear in Alien: Isolation™, a survival horror set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger. Back to the core essence of Ridley Scott’s haunted house in space – you play as Amanda Ripley, daughter of Ellen Ripley, under-powered and under-prepared, fighting overwhelming odds simply to survive.  With the station in lockdown and a vicious creature on the loose, getting around requires cunning tactics and stealth… and a great deal of courage. The Alien is here, in the shadows, in the vents and the walkways and the slightest noise will bring unwanted attention your way, and fast. With a small band of looters scavenging for supplies, that noise may be hard to avoid.  SEGA and Creative Assembly will also be presenting an exciting new game mode, playable for the first time on the show floor. (Developed by Creative Assembly, out Oct 7, 2014, on Windows PC, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, XboxOne and Xbox360).

Sonic Boom
SEGA will unleash an all-new Sonic the Hedgehog at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles with the debut of playable versions of  two new titles exclusively for Wii U™ and Nintendo 3DS™. The new games Sonic Boom™: Rise of Lyric for the Wii U system, developed by Los Angeles-based Big Red Button, and Sonic Boom™: Shattered Crystal for the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system, from San Francisco-based Sanzaru Games, will introduce new gameplay and the most vile and formidable villain in Sonic history — Lyric.

In both games, Sonic and friends – Tails, Knuckles, Amy, and the newest member of the team, Sticks, will work together as they face their most powerful enemy yet. Lyric is a giant and monstrous snake-like creature from an ancient race. An extremely tech-savvy mastermind who uses a sophisticated robotic body of armor to carry out his own nefarious deeds, he is a formidable enemy and a force to be reckoned with. With a strong emphasis on collaboration, the roles of Tails, Knuckles, Amy, and Sticks, will be elevated in gameplay that capitalizes on each character’s unique talents and abilities. The goal is to prevent Lyric from powering his army of robots and carrying out his plan to destroy the world. The stakes have never been higher, and the only chance to overcome Lyric is to band together and work as a team.  (Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, Developed by Big Red Button for Wii U. Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, Developed by Sanzaru for 3DS).

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd

Also represented on SEGA’s 2014 booth is the world’s most popular virtual singer Hatsune Miku, produced by Crypton Future Media,INC.,  returning in an all-new rhythm video game. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA™ F 2nd features twenty classic songs from the previously Japan-only PSP games making their first debut in the West and twenty brand new songs to the Project DVIA series.  In addition to the new songs, the game will feature updated gameplay mechanics and controls, over 80 brand new and remade fan favorite modules, Cross-Save compatibility, Markerless AR Mode and a revamped edit mode ranking system that showcases the most popular user generated content to provide gamers the best music game experience on the PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®Vita systems. (Developed by SEGA Japan, out fall 2014 on PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Vita and PlayStation®Network).

That’s a pretty broad palate of games there in that little list. While Project Diva might not be tops on most core gamers lists, Sonic Boom certainly holds a lot of promise (even though those new designs are, well…), and Alien: Isolation is looking like it might be a real gem here in 2014.

E3 kicks off on June 10th, which is merely days away.

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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