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SEGA’s Spring Showcase Part 1

Platform Nation was lucky enough to attend SEGA’s Spring Showcase in New York City yesterday and we were able to sit down and get some quality time with some great games heading our way this Spring.  So sit back as we will give you a brief look at each game we got to get our hands on.

First up is Super Monkey Ball 3D for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS.

Now a lot of you may remember this game or even may still play it, but one thing I do know is you haven’t played Super Monkey Ball 3D for the Nintendo 3DS, because if you did I know you would be just as excited as I am for this game to be released.  Now a lot of you might know the Nintendo 3DS was no longer on my radar, but after playing the Super Monkey Ball 3D might have just changed my mind.  Super Monkey Ball 3D brings a lot of great gameplay not only with the three modes you can play but with the multiplayer makes it that much more fun.  Here are the game modes:

Monkey Ball: 1 Player

This is Monkey Ball at it’s finest but in 3D!  One of those modes to pick up and play for awhile when you need a little gaming fix.

Monkey Race 1-4 players (Wi-Fi)

Jump into races and fly around the track knocking your rivals out of the way to take first place.

Monkey Fight 1-4 players (Wi-Fi)

Battle it out for the most bananas a great time with friends and different modes to keep the competition fresh.

Another great family title and an even better title for those tennis fans is Vitua Tennis 4.  Now I have played this one utilizing the PlayStation Move, but you haven’t seen nothing until you played it using the Kinect.  The game does seem a little weird as you do not have a tennis racquet or anything in your hand for that matter when you are using the Kinect, but it is easy enough for those that love that platform.  This game really shines while playing it with the Move and in 3D with the rich textures of the courts to the sweat dripping from the players brow. Here are some more details about the game:

The world’s top stars return – The top players in the world return, joined by some of the most exciting up-and-coming contenders. An all-star line-up of 19 players includes Nadal, Federer, Murray, Sharapova, Wozniacki and Williams

Headbands at the ready – Players will be able to get even closer to the real thing with new motion control functionality on Move, Kinect and Wii Motion+

Tennis stardom awaits – A totally new World Tour sees the VT career mode go ‘RPG’. Designed to encourage replay value and with an element of off-court fame, each decision affects a player’s career path meaning no two careers will ever be the same.

A true online hub for our community – The new online centre will offer the world’s first engaging online tennis experience. Designed using the popular Virtua Fighter 5 technology, the matchmaking system promises more competitive games, and online tournaments will seek to find the ultimate Virtua Tennis champion.

Experience the drama – A brand new on-court feature making for more dramatic matches. Build up your Match Momentum gauge over the course of a match and revel in your form as your player grows in confidence, allowing them to play shots mere mortals can only dream about.

Putting the fun back into mini-games – Breaking the mini-game mould to include new weather conditions and put a real focus on multiplayer action, the VT mini-games will give players a real alternative mode to compete in both multiplayer and online.

So grab your racquet and a bottle of water and prepare to match skills with some of tennis great!

Now this isn’t all we seen at the Spring Showcase as we will be bringing Conduit 2, Yakuza 4 and Total War Shogun 2 tomorrow.

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