SEGA has today announced its mobile games lineup for the coming months, with a number of notable new titles heading to Android and iOS.
Highlights include a revamped Sonic the Hedgehog 2 — which will be available on Android for the first time; Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Transformed, and a rhythm franchise that originally made its debut on the Nintendo DS.
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, the hit racing game that features all of your favorite SEGA characters, is finally available on Android — more than two years after it made its debut on iOS. The title is identical to its iOS counterpart, featuring 25 missions, four Grand Prix cups, and a multiplayer Battle Mode.
The Dreamcast classic Crazy Taxi made its mobile debut on iOS last September, and today it finally comes to Android. It’s almost entirely the same as the original hit — it even has exactly the same soundtrack featuring Offspring and Bad Religion — but it’s been optimized for touchscreen devices.
Sega reduced all of its Sonic games on iOS to just 99¢ earlier this week to celebrate the game’s 23rd anniversary, and we had thought that Android gamers had been left out. But the company has today announced that the sale is now available in Google Play, too.
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.