A new trade show, EAG Expo 2014, is approaching fast and with it our first confirmation of a game that will be showcased there. EAG will be held January 21-23rd in London; Sega has announced that they will have “14 exciting new titles plus 11 current hit games” there and on Facebook today they unveiled that one of those titles to be showcased is a racing game called Storm Racer G.
Now I use the word showcase instead of unveil as they did have SRG at the recent IAAPA 2013 trade show. However the main focus of the sega booth for that event was Transformers: Human Alliance and Plants Vs. Zombies. We can assume that those two will still get a lot of love at EAG but this posting seems to indicate that SRG will get more love this time around. By that same token, I imagine that the new motorcycle racing game Storm Riders will also be on hand.
(Storm Racer G @ IAAPA13)
For a little background on the game, Storm Racer G was developed by a Chinese company we have covered before called Wahlap. The G stands for Gravity and this is a sequel to Storm Racer, which Wahlap launched a few years ago. Sega’s role here will be in representing sales of the game for Western markets. I have played the first title which was a lot like a modern Ridge Racer type game; I have not played SRG yet but from what I have been told, it sounds like it uses a different racing formula than the first. Wahlap describes it as : “Storm Racer G is a Classic Arcade Racing Game. The game contains of 12 Tracks with 6 Hidden Tracks; a Total of 14 Cars with 7 Hidden Cars. With full force feedback steering wheel and vibration speakers to simulate car response, it brings you a real racing car driving experience.” Here’s the trailer: