Hundred Swords PC arrives in America
[03.07.02] » Expensive Japanese Dreamcast game magically
transformed into a budget PC title in English.
While the life of the Dreamcast saw Sega bringing
most of their Japanese output to U.S. shores, Smilebit's real time
strategy game Hundred Swords managed to slip between the cracks. In
a surprising move, Sega announced
back in September that the PC version of the game would be arriving
in the states, but the projected release date of October came and
went, with no sign of the game.
However, Hundred Swords was later picked up by
Activision's budget division, and the game has miraculously found
its way to stores. The PC version has support for multiplayer games
over a LAN or TCP/IP connection and weighs in at a budget price of
$19.99. It also features budget amenities such as no jewel cases or
printed manual. To make up for this, the PC release also includes
the puzzle game Sega Swirl, just in case you didn't get it from one
of its dozen or so other appearences on demo discs, web browsers,
or free samples.
While the GIA has no plans to review the PC realease
of Hundred Swords, this may not be the last we hear of the game. Sega
has already announced a PlayStation 2 port and, considering a full
English translation is already finished, a US console release may
still be in the cards.