Handheld games consoles like the Nintendo 3DS and the Sony PlayStation Vita have long been suffering at the hands of smartphones and tablets. But the latest data from IDC and App Annie should give handheld game developers — including Nintendo — something to really think about.
While consumer spending on Android and iOS continued to rise during the first quarter of 2013, it fell considerably on handhelds.
The original Sonic the Hedgehog, which first made its debut on the Sega Genesis back in 1991, is finally available on Android, four years after coming to the iPhone. The title is largely identical to the 1991 release, but it’s been optimized for modern, touch-based devices and offers some exclusive content only available on mobile.
The original Sonic the Hedgehog, originally released in 1991 on the Sega MegaDrive, has already been ported to mobile platforms (iOS), but it’s yet to make its debut on Android. Fortunately for Sonic fans, that’s about to change. At the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco this week, Sega has confirmed that its classic platform will be hitting Google Play in April.
SEGA loves themselves some Sonic — and they’re hoping you do too. The hedgehog that never sees his shadow (or if he does, isn’t afraid of it) is back in the Play store! This time around, Sonic is doing battle with Dr. Eggman in a more vertical environment.
If you’re hoping to get a new Android or iOS devices this Christmas, the first thing you’ll want to do is load up their respective app stores and take advantage of the holiday discounts. EA reduced a stack of titles on iOS yesterday, and today Sega has been slashing the prices of its most popular mobile titles. We’ve put together a list of titles on sale — check it out below.
Back in July, Sega announced it would be bringing the classic Jet Set Radio to Android and iOS. Today, they made good on that promise, and if you head over to the Play store, you’ll find Jet Set Radio tagged at $4.99.
After 30 years (and a mountain of quarters), SEGA has unleashed the next chapter of the hit classic Zaxxon. Now that you’ve defeated the evil Zaxxon, it’s time to shoot and tilt your way past Zaxxon’s evil army as you try to escape the collapsing asteroid base. This modern sequel to an everlasting classic features:
If you were (or still are) the proud owner of a Sega Dreamcast, then you may remember the classic title Jet Set Radio (Jet Grind Radio in North America). Jet Set Radio was hailed as a revolutionary game due to it being one of the first to make prolific use of a rendering technique called cel-shading (allowing for a “cartoon-like” appearance of 3D rendered objects). While these rendering techniques aren’t so revolutionizing today, Jet Set Radio remains a rollerblading, music loving classic, featuring wholesale amounts of spray paint.
In two days, Sonic the Hedgehog will be celebrating his 21st birthday. While Sonic goes out and parties like it’s 1999, SEGA will be discounting all digitally available Sonic games for you and I to enjoy. For a limited time, you can head over to any of the following gaming/app stores and enjoy the great deals being offered by SEGA.
Announced back in December, Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II is finally ready for prime time. The next iteration in the Sonic series includes our favorite blue mammal along with his furry friend Tails. The game launched on the PlayStation Network and Steam today but will hit the Google Play Store tomorrow and the App Store on Thursday.