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Sonic Jump now available for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

October 19, 2012

Sonic Jump, the latest entry in SEGA’s long-running Sonic the Hedgehog series and the first to be developed specifically for the mobile platform, is now available for purchase on several Apple devices, including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Developed by Hardlight, SEGA’s newly formed digital studio based out of the United Kingdom, Sonic Jump is a platformer based around ascension through vertically scaled levels full of various types of enemies and hazards. Though somewhat atypical from the style of gameplay seen in other titles in the series, the core structure and mechanics of Sonic Jump remain largely the same, with the titular mammal collecting many rings and power-ups as he progresses through multiple levels, all of which feature a boss fight at the very end. The core game is mission-based, with the player being tasked with completing several challenges in each area, while the leaderboard focused content, dubbed Infinite Arcade mode, has the player trying to ascend a level as quickly as possible, with the best heights and times being posted on the game’s leaderboard, which can be shared among contacts and friends.

Sonic Jump can be found on the iTunes App Store for the price of $1.99 USD, AUD $1.99, Β£1.49, and €1.59. If interested, the game’s launch trailer can be viewed after the break.

Source: Apple Store

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Viking: Battle for Asgard available on PC

October 17, 2012

The Creative Assembly’s Viking: Battle for Asgard has been made available on PC for the first time through SEGA’s fairly recently formed Hardlight development studio. Based on Norse mythology, Viking is a action-adventure with light open-world, stealth and real-time strategy elements. Players take control of the viking Skarin as he forms alliances across several islands of Midgard in a battle against the evil Goddess Hel.

Viking: Battle for Asgard was originally released in March 2008 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It is considered a spiritual sequel to The Creative Assembly’s first console release Spartan: Total Warrior for the Xbox, GameCube and PlayStation 2.

Viking can be purchased through Valve’s Steam service for 15 USD. The launch trailer is included after the break.

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