Sega @ PAX Prime 2013: Sonic Lost World, Total War Rome II, more


PAX Prime 2013 opens in a few hours and Sega has revealed the four games they’ve brought to the Washington State Convention Center. If you’re going to be wandering the show floor today, you’ll get a chance to play Sega’s entire Fall lineup including Sonic: Lost World, which will be released this October exclusively for the 3DS/Wii U; Total War: Rome II, which will be available next week; Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, which will also be available next week; Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F, which was added to store shelves and the PSN this week; and Heroki, a mobile game that will be released later this year. You’ll be able to find all of these games at Sega’s booth: #142/#242.

If you’re interested in the inner workings of Total War: Rome II, the development team at Creative Assembly is hosting a panel on Sunday, September 1 titled “History vs. Gameplay – Hey Creative Assembly, Where’s the Accuracy in My Pew Pew Shooter?” Sounds like a good time.

More details on all of Sega’s PAX Prime lineup is available after the break.

Sonic: Lost World
Sonic: Lost World puts Sonic up to the challenge as he faces his most powerful enemy to date – The Deadly Six! In his latest plot to defeat Sonic and rule the world, Dr. Eggman has harnessed the power of six menacing creatures known as the Deadly Six. However, when the Deadly Six rise up against their new master, Sonic must unite with his arch nemesis Eggman and explore the mystical Lost Hex in order to take them on head-to-head. Using his dynamic new parkour moves and Color Powers, Sonic must speed across a variety of unique terrains, racing inside, outside and upside down in every level. Sonic: Lost World will launch exclusively for the Wii U and 3DS on October 22, 2013.

Total War: Rome II
Total War: Rome II is poised to dominate this fall’s PC market with its release on September 3, 2013. Destined to be the biggest game in the entire series so far, Total War: Rome II will sink players into the dangerous political machinations as the head of the world’s first superpower. PAX attendees will be able to experience the game’s epic scale and grand vision first hand with several historic battles playable at the show.

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse is a fantastical reimagining of the original Sega Genesis classic. With all-new HD graphics and gameplay, Castle of Illusion brings Mickey and his magical world to life. When the evil witch Mizrabel kidnaps Minnie, it’s up to Mickey to brave the dangers of the Castle of Illusion to rescue Minnie. Gather your courage and take on hordes of rebellious toys, traverse enchanted forests and navigate mazes of living books. The game will be available for digital download on September 3, 2013 for PlayStation Network, on September 4 for the Xbox Live and PC digital download.

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F
The ultimate rhythm game where players can experience a concert with the world’s most popular virtual singer will also be available at PAX. Attendees will be able to experience this phenomenon first hand and play the game at the Sega booth. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F is now available for the PlayStation 3 and via digital download on PlayStation Network today.

Heroki is an exciting new action adventure game coming soon to tablets and mobile devices. Heroki lives in the peaceful sky village of Levantia and must go on a quest to retrieve a stolen magical amulet in order to save it. PAX attendees will get a chance to dive into this whimsical world of flight and fantasy with beautiful visuals, creative gameplay, and a deep story. Developed by Picomy Games, Heroki will launch later this year on the App Store.

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