That’s right, the iconic jet shooter is to lose it’s XBLA status from December the 24th on Xbox 360. The arcade-port, which has been available since 2010, is thought to be suffering the same fate as Sega’s Outrun Online, where a licensing agreement expired. In Outrun’s case it was the agreement with Ferrari, in After Burner’s case, it looks to be the agreement with one or all of the aircraft manufacturers appearing in the game.
What does this mean for you if you’ve already bought the game? Nothing at all at the minute. You can still play it once it’s delisted and you can still re-download an already purchased copy, you just won’t be able to buy a new copy after Christmas Eve.
Bad news for those of us who remember the original, and want to pretend to be flying the Decepticon, Starscream around on the cheap.
Sega have detailed and released the next in the series of DLC available for the terror-inducing Alien: Isolation.
Called Trauma, this features 3 brand new maps for Survivor Mode and a new character, Chief Medical Officer Lingard, to encourage to soil themselves as you get to crawl through the vents of Sevastopol Station.
Hide from, confront or distract a range of enemies in this new content, set in the Medical Bay of the Station, in an effort to save the survivors and destroy any trace of your alien research. Along the way, get faster access to Medikits and all manner of diversionary IEDs.
You might have a little wait on your hands to get hold of this, priced at £5.59 on Xbox One and Xbox 360, however. It’s a whopping 1.7GB on the One, 535MB on 360.
Trauma is also available as part of the Alien: Isolation Season Pass, so you’d be frankly daft if you bought it separately, again, with the Pass being £19.99 for both console formats.
It was announced today by SegaSammy Holdings, SEGA’s parent company, that due to more than an expected seven billion yen in losses for the year as at March 2012, there is to be restructuring within the organisation as well the cancellation of future SEGA developments in progress. Continue reading SEGA Restructuring and Cancelling Development of Titles