Today on the Wrap Sega unveils a whole new Sonic, Ubisoft’s Child of Light is looking mighty special, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 gets a full symphony backing and Burial at Sea episode 2 finally has a release date.
Now, before you leap to conclusions, just give Sonic Boom a serious look. Just unveiled today, Sonic Boom is a brand new direction for the character and his universe and the initial reactions weren’t… uh… good.
Fans picked apart the new looks for staple characters like Sonic and Knuckles and the general feel of the first trailer which was pretty much a total departure from anything that’s come before and a massive departure from Sonic Generations, which got so much praise just a little over a year ago. To be fair, I was one of those fans who’s first thought wasn’t a great one about Sonic Boom.
Here’s the thing though, if you watch the trailer for this Wii U and 3DS exclusive, you really can’t help but be impressed by the terrific graphics and the promise of a little bit of freedom in the world of Sonic the Hedgehog. Even with the giraffe legs and linebacker Knuckles, this might be one to watch for.
Ubisoft’s Child of Light release date announced with a new trailer
Child of Light is a game that really hasn’t been on our radar at Brutal Gamer. It is however, a game that probably should be on everyone’s radar, if just for the looks alone.
Billed as a painting that you actually get to play, Child of Light looks like just that. The graphics engine is powered by something Ubisoft calls UbiArt. You may have not heard of UbiArt, but it’s something new that Ubi has developed where a development team can actually use concept art in the game. So basically, instead of coming up with super-detailed character art and then translating that into a game engine, a developer can just insert that artwork into the game.
The result is pretty incredible in this side-scrolling JRPG-styled, turn-based adventure. Click through and check out the trailer- then mark off that calendar.
Konami’s Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 gets a symphony
Almost upon us is the last entry in the trilogy that has redefined Castlevania for the modern age. This reinvented series from Konami and developer Mercury Steam has been an A+ in terms of design and tone from the start and it’s definitely going out with a pretty big bang, at least in terms of musical accompaniment it is.
Recorded at Abbey Road, composer Oscar Arujo has brought a full orchestra to put together the moody and atmospheric tones that accompany Dracula on his tormented journey through Lords of Shadow 2. The work took weeks to complete and, from the sound of things, you can tell this one is going to be a winner.
Burial at Sea episode 2 officially dated for March
If you’re as big a BioShock fan as I am, you’ve been waiting for this one. Part 2 of the Burial at Sea expansion campaign for BioShock Infinite not only promises to wrap up the story began in episode 1, but also the overarching tale of BioShock Infinite itself.
I can’t get enough of designer Ken Levine’s epic universe(s) of super-powers and space/time warping and Burial at Sea episode 2 looks like it’s poised to take this installment of the franchise out on a high note. Not only will players get to step into the shoes of Elizabeth, but there are plenty of other gameplay changes including a whole new focus on stealth play.
It’s cool stuff and, if you are a fan, you’re not going to want to miss it when it drops onto download services on March 25th. Click through for more details.
The best of the rest
While that was some of the biggest news of the last few days, there was way more going on in the world of gaming and comics this past week. Here’s a few of the other big stories that appeared on BG:
- Spidey takes on a whole lotta trouble in the Super Bowl trailer for TASM2
- Nick Fury – Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D (DVD) Review
- Shin’en teases new announcement for Wii U
- Introducing The Humble Sid Meier Bundle
- Double Dragon Neon blazes onto Steam
- IDW expands micro-comic line with the Ninja Turtles
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