Another 5 titles heading to DC via JoshProd!

Dreamcast fans rejoice! Remember earlier in the year when JoshProd and Rush On Game brought us 5 PAL region games to add you our collections? Well, in an exclusive scoop announced by the guys over at the Dreamcast Junkyard this morning, it’s now known that another 5 games are coming with the possibility of even more later down the line.

What we have this time around is actually more daring one would say, last time we had 3 games that had already been released on Dreamcast (Dux 1.5, Alice’s Mom’s Rescue, The Ghost Blade) and two were semi-new to Dreamcast (Rush Rush Rally Racing Reloaded and Breakers) the line up of titles in this batch seem like really good choices and I’m sure many Dreamcast owners are going to want the whole set.

Zia and the Goddesses of Magic has already seen a release on the console recently, but we can’t help but feel it’s going to gain better exposure this time around, it’s not the most fantastic DC game out there, but well worth adding a PAL version to your collection rather than the generic original release.

Sturmwind again, has already seen a release on the console a few years back now, but if one title was deserving of a second (third, Dragonbox Shop handled the second) wind, it’s this one – perhaps one of the most impressive Dreamcast games in recent memory, if you missed out on some of the other editions, now is the time to grab it.

Flashback – this is a reworking of the classic 90’s game using the original source code to enhance the game slightly for the more powerful hardware, JoshProd actually got the licence to make this game, so that in itself is pretty significant.

Ganryu – A NeoGeo title which is being developed by Visco, much in the same way that Breakers was released on Dreamcast, we could see a trend of NeoGeo software finding a more affordable home on the system.

4X4 Jam – By far the most important release on the list here, this game is actually an existing game on PSP and mobile platforms, the source code is again being used to port it to Sega’s hardware and one would hope that we could see other mobile or handheld games coming across to fill out the Dreamcast’s software roster. It doesn’t look half bad either from what we’ve seen Tom at TDCJunkyard play of it.

So there you have it! New games to play on your console, you can catch us playing Dux 1.5 and talking a little about the PAL style version in the linked video, also there’s a link to the breaking story from The Dreamcast Junkyard and also the pre-order page on Rush On Game’s website which will go live on August 4th 2017, the games are said to retail for around 30 Euros each and no doubt there’ll be a bundle like the first wave of games.

https://www.rushongame.com

 

http://www.thedreamcastjunkyard.co.uk/2017/07/4×4-jam-flashback-ganryu-head-up-new.html

 

 

Elysian Shadows showing progress.

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With so many new Dreamcast projects in the works, sometimes it’s hard to keep track of what is happening where. We’ve laid off reporting on Elysian Shadows due to our lack of knowledge of the title. Things however, are looking far clearer today with an update from the team’s Facebook page detailing their movements recently. 

The game is shaping up to be a fantastic old-school RPG title that Dreamcast fans have been yearning for since the consoles ‘demise’ in 2001. 

Elysian Shadows is described as ‘an Indie 2D RPG seeking to fuse elements of the old school 2D RPG classics with modern gameplay, dynamic lighting, physics and music”.

Below is a status report taken from the teams official Facebook, a link of which can be found below.

“Recruited a new web developer to help completely revamp our site and rebrand us, recruited a new core Engine/Lua developer to help offset Falco’s current low-level R&D role, we’re still discussing potential YouTube partnerships, and we are talking with two very good candidates for the iOS and Droid implementations of libGyro… We are also having a gigantic game development extravaganza spanning the entire weekend with a few local fans and some “old” faces showing up for AiGD 22… Please help us spread the word of our project and videos. We are starting the initial phases of growing our audience for an all-out Kickstarter campaign. Please help us make the game of our dreams… We want to deliver to you a true “next-gen” 2D RPG experience, and we are pouring our hearts and souls into this project”

https://www.facebook.com/elysianshadows

Isotope at Midwest Gaming Classic in April.

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This morning Corbin Annis, founder of Isotope took to his Facebook page to confirm that isotope will be at the Midwest Gaming Classic Convention in April of this year. The developer is looking to show off either Scourge or Hypertension or possibly both.

Those unaware of the Midwest Gaming Convention, it’s all all-encompassing electronic gaming trade show featuring arcade games, pinball machines, video game consoles, computers and even new games which is open to the public, it’s not unheard of to see GOAT Store Publishing there too which would tie in with the evidence that GSP are indeed publishing Isotope’s games.

What’s your view, are you looking forward to these promising titles? 

For more information, check out Isotope’s official Facebook page for information on the games and how you can help with the funding process required to complete these titles.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Isotope-TDGMods/232903863419077

New Twist It images appear on Project-Firestorm’s Facebook page.

It’s a little earlier than originally expected but, Project-Firestorm have now shown us early images of what to expect from Twist-It for the Dreamcast. The game looks like a fun puzzle title to add to the machine’s growing roster of games to be released.

 

What we know so far from the images is that the game will have a simple VS mode, a map-based progression structure and also bonus stages contained within the game.

Many fans will remember that Project-Firestorm were gauging interested in 2013 about the game via email and if at least 100 copies could be accounted for, the title would be produced, it would appear that the interest is indeed there – are you looking to add this sort of game to your Dreamcast library of games?

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Project-Firestorm/124632290917340

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