Speaking to Eurogamer, Guy Wilday, the head of SEGA Racing Studio, claimed that he'd like to see a pre-release demo of their upcoming title, SEGA Rally Revo, which is set to debut in September. Wilday noted that the team will "look to do potentially 360 and PS3 downloadable demos before release." Not exactly the most concrete of promises, but we'll take what we can get. Wilday further comments that the challenge of creating demos comes from balancing how much of the game one is allowed to play. As Wilday puts it, "We want people to get the experience of the game without giving the game away." Whatever the team decides to do, finishing touches are still being put on the game proper, so the demo will have to wait.
With two major racing titles -- Forza 2 and DiRT -- just released for the 360, are you considering SEGA Rally Revo?
Announced last year, the first gameplay footage of SEGA Rally Revo has surfaced. We have to say that the footage has left us a little underwhelmed, especially considering how nice the previously released screens looked. It's certainly not bad, but with heavy hitters like Forza 2 and DIRT coming around the bend, SEGA Rally will have a tough time standing out. The gameplay looks faithful to previous iterations of the series, which is either a good thing or a bad thing depending on your point of view. The audio in the video awkwardly cuts out towards the end, too, which is a little strange. Still, it's enough to give you an idea of what to expect.
So, what do you think, fanboys, does it stand a chance against DIRT?
SEGA has finally lifted the veil on it's latest Rally installment SEGA Rally Revo by showing of a few in game screenshots. It looks good, it looks dirty, and looks heavy on the motion blur effects, but we're not sure how much more we're supposed to get from these screens. SEGA promises to re-energize the Rally franchise with dynamically breakable obstacles, bumper to bumper action, and a flurry of two and four wheel vehicles. Can it compete with Colin McRae: DIRT? We'll just have to wait and see this fall when SEGA's Rally Revo makes its dirty debut on the 360.
Announced at last year's E3, SEGA has released some new screen shots of SEGA Rally Revo. In short, the pictures are dirty, nasty, muddy, and beautiful. We have yet to see the game in motion, but the shots are definitely promising. Dare we hope that SEGA will pull out of its development funk and deliver us a newly re-imagined classic? Let's hope so. A new SEGA Rally and a great port of Virtua Fighter 5 might just rekindle our faith. Check out two more shots after the break. Click any image to enlargenate. Enjoy.