The Spike Video Game Awards have Neil Patrick Harris hosting and some 13 world premieres? Big deal. German broadcast 3Sat just showed a new game for the long-dead (guess not!) Sega Dreamcast.
The game is called Sturmwind. It's a an arcade shoot-em-up, a genre that people keep stubbornly supporting for the Dreamcast, even though Sega stopped making the console almost a decade ago. The game is scheduled to be released in the middle of 2011 by Munich, Germany-based Redspot Games. Practice you German by watching Redspot chief Max Scharl reveal the game in a segment about underdogs that aired on Sunday.
* 16 levels * 3 selectable difficulty levels * configurable controls * adjustable screen position * varied choice of weapons * More than 20 large boss enemies * Hundreds of different enemies * FMV intro sequence * Hybrid 2d/3d game engine * Resolution of 640x480 pixels * PAL50, PAL60, NTSC and VGA (with adaptor) compatible * Region free * Works with any MIL-CD compatible Dreamcast * CDDA Sound * Supports: Gamepad, Arcade Stick (Analog/Digital), VMU, Rumble Pack (configurable) * Internet WEBcode Hiscore Tables * Award Trophy System with unlockable content
The game will cost about $US46. You can pre-order it at the Redspot website. The Dreamcast, it won't stop thinking.