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 Adapter) 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 $46. You can pre-order it at the Redspot website. The Dreamcast, it won't stop thinking.