Printer Friendly
The Free Library
22,728,043 articles and books

Sega Unleashes Its Killer Content Onto All Video Game Platforms; Sega Continues to Build Toward Its Future of Becoming the World's Leading Publisher of Interactive Entertainment.



Business Editors/High-Tech & Entertainment Writers

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 17, 2001

Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) -- Sega(R) of America today announced that it is building on its incredible content strengths and laying the groundwork to become the world's leading publisher of interactive entertainment across all video game platforms. Continuing to set the stage for this success, Sega announced that the company has completed publishing deals with all of the major video game hardware manufacturers for their next-generation consoles -- the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., the Xbox(TM) video game system from Microsoft(R) and the NINTENDO GAMECUBE The Nintendo GameCube (GCN) is Nintendo's fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. The system itself is the most compact and least expensive, next to the Dreamcast, of the sixth generation era consoles. (TM). This fiscal year, the company plans to unleash more than 20 Sega games List of Sega games can refer to:
  • List of Sega Mega Drive/Sega Genesis games
  • list of Sega Saturn games
  • list of Game Gear games
  • list of Sega CD games
  • list of Dreamcast games
 on multiple platforms Refers to two or more operating environments, which typically include the CPU family and operating system. For example, if versions of a program run on Windows and the Macintosh, the software is said to support multiple platforms. , including top titles such as "Virtua Fighter
For the series, see Virtua Fighter (series).


Virtua Fighter is a 1993 fighting game developed for the Sega Model 1 arcade platform by AM2, a development group within Sega, headed by Yu Suzuki.
(TM) 4" for PlayStation 2, "Crazy Taxi Crazy Taxi is a video game developed by Hitmaker and published by Sega. The game was first released in arcades in 1999 and was ported to the Sega Dreamcast in 2000. (TM) Next" (working title) for Xbox, and "Phantasy Star Online Phantasy Star Online (PSO) was an online title for Sega Dreamcast released in 2000. A bugfix/upgrade edition was released the following year, entitled Phantasy Star Online Ver. 2. (TM)" (working title) for the NINTENDO GAMECUBE.

"Sega has been a third party publisher for only a few months and already, we have an unprecedented lineup for this fiscal year across all platforms," said Peter Moore Peter Moore may refer to:
  • Peter Moore (chemist) (born 1939), professor at Yale University
  • Peter Moore (business) (born 1955), former SOA President, former Microsoft executive, head of EA Sports
, president and COO, Sega of America. "Sega has the talent and the experience in making great content to become a publishing powerhouse and once we finish laying the foundation, we will be unstoppable. This is only the beginning for the new Sega."

Capitalizing on its game content and well-known properties and characters -- areas that have been Sega's biggest strength for more than 40 years -- Sega also announced that the company is going beyond next-generation console game
This article is about games played on consoles. Video gaming is about this form of gaming in general.


A console game is a form of interactive multimedia used for entertainment.
 development. Sega is also currently developing multiple titles for the Game Boy(R) Advance hand-held gaming system from Nintendo including "Sonic The Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog is a fictional hedgehog character that serves as the mascot of the Japanese video game company Sega. The name is also the title of several entries in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. (R) Advance" (working title), "ChuChu Rocket!(TM)" and "Advanced Columns" (working title).

Additionally, Sega has become an architecture provider of the powerful Dreamcast chip-set technology for a range of devices including the Pace(TM) Micro Technology set-top-box. By embracing technologies including Java, Sega is also taking advantage of different publishing channels and will deliver Sega games to Palm(TM) handheld computers and Motorola(TM) cellular phones. With this new strategy, Sega will be significantly broadening its accessibility to consumers and pave the way to become the leading publisher of interactive entertainment.

Sega's multi-platform titles in development include, but are not limited to:

Game Boy Advance:

-- "ChuChu Rocket!(TM)" - Frantic action for up to four people using the same cartridge. New gameplay modes and over 2500 unique puzzle boards will keep gamers up at night!

-- "Sonic The Hedgehog(R) Advance" (working title) - All of the lightning speed of Sonic comes to Game Boy Advance! Play as Sonic and his friends in an all-new adventure to stop the evil Dr. Robotnik.

-- "Advanced Columns" (working title) - The smash puzzle game is reinvented, with a new quest, new modes of play and devastating dev·as·tate  
tr.v. dev·as·tat·ed, dev·as·tat·ing, dev·as·tates
1. To lay waste; destroy.

2. To overwhelm; confound; stun: was devastated by the rude remark.
 special attacks.

GAMECUBE:

-- "Phantasy Star Online(TM)" (working title) for the NINTENDO GAMECUBE - The extremely popular "Phantasy Star(TM)" franchise makes its debut on GAMECUBE, continuing the evolution of the original revolutionary gaming experience.

-- "Super Monkey Ball This article is about the first game in the series. For information on the series as a whole, see Super Monkey Ball (series).

Super Monkey Ball is an arcade platform game developed by Amusement Vision and distributed by Sega featuring a cast of humorous monkey
" (working title) - Monkey Ball delivers colorful graphics, bright upbeat music and exciting gameplay with an adorable monkey (in a ball!) and challenges players to maneuver a ball by quickly tilting the floor and getting the ball safely to the end of the stage without letting it fall off the edges.

-- "Virtua Striker The Virtua Striker (バーチャストライカー in Japanese) video games are arcade-style soccer games by Sega. Originally developed by Sega-AM2, the series moved to Amusement Vision with Virtua Striker 3. (TM) 3 Ver.2002"(working title) - Perform high-flying bicycle kicks, headers and shoot-outs while hearing the chants of the crowd in this flawless soccer sim.

PlayStation 2:

-- "Virtua Fighter(TM) 4" - "Virtua Fighter 4" has everything that made the original an arcade mega-hit, plus new characters, new moves, stunning visuals and much more.

-- "K-Project" (working title) - Developed by the team who brought you Space Channel 5, K-Project is a genre-breaking, music-driven title that seeks to create a fresh new experience for gamers.

-- "Space Channel 5(TM)" - The futuristic news casting diva Ulala debuts on PS2, setting out to conquer invading aliens and rescue their funky dancing hostages.

-- "Sega Sports(TM) NFL NFL
abbr.
National Football League

NFL (US) n abbr (= National Football League) → Fußball-Nationalliga
 2K2" - The acclaimed football sim and third-year veteran, makes its debut on PlayStation 2 with the look of a champion.

-- "Sega Sports(TM) NBA 2K2" - The amazingly realistic gameplay, vibrant graphics and crisp player animations of the Sega Sports NBA 2K franchise step onto PlayStation 2, making "Sega Sports NBA 2K2," the game to beat!

Xbox:

-- "GUNVALKYRIE(TM)" - Showcasing alien hostility, heavy artillery and cutting edge genetic technology, GUNVALKYRIE blends intense action with stunning visuals as you explore a terrifying ter·ri·fy  
tr.v. ter·ri·fied, ter·ri·fy·ing, ter·ri·fies
1. To fill with terror; make deeply afraid. See Synonyms at frighten.

2. To menace or threaten; intimidate.
 world to save a scientist while exterminating an aggressive alien species.

-- "JSRF JSRF Jet Set Radio Future (video game)  - Jet Set Radio Future" (working title) - Get ready for a cutting-edge soundtrack, a groundbreaking artistic look and insane new tricks. It's all about extreme skating, extreme action and extreme style.

-- "Sega GT(TM) 2002" (working title) - Adrenaline-filled, car racing game featuring amazingly real vehicles and graphics.

-- "House of the Dead(TM) 3" - The horror has returned. You'll need every ounce of your reflexes and marksmanship Marksmanship
Buffalo Bill

(1846–1917) famed sharpshooter in Wild West show. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 67]

Crotus

son of Pan, companion to Muses; skilled in archery. [Gk. Myth.
 skills if you hope to survive.

-- "Crazy Taxi(TM) Next" (working title) - Pedestrians will need to watch out when the "Crazy Taxi" franchise hits Xbox.

-- "Sega Sports(TM) NFL 2K2" - The substance, realism and competition of "Sega Sports NFL 2K2" charges onto the powerful Xbox.

-- "Sega Sports(TM) NBA 2K2" - Touted as the best basketball game released last year, "NBA 2K2" makes its debut on Xbox and is sure to place "NBA 2K2" atop the basketball ranks.

Sega is already well positioned to become the world's leading publisher of interactive entertainment. The company has more than 40 years of experience in interactive entertainment, in addition to the thousands of Sega developers worldwide creating quality games. With the combination of a greatly expanded installed base provided by other video game consoles This is a list of video game consoles by the era they appeared in. Eras are named based on the dominant console type of the era (even though not all consoles of those eras are of the same type). Some eras are referred to based on how many bits a major console could process.  and the world's best developer talent including Yu Suzuki (creator of the "Shenmue(TM)" and "Virtua Fighter(TM)" series), Yuji Naka (creator of the "Sonic the Hedgehog(R)" and "Phantasy Star Online(TM) series)," Hisao Oguchi (creator of the "Crazy Taxi(TM)" and "Virtua Tennis(TM)" series), and Greg Thomas (creator of the Sega Sports NFL 2K and NBA 2K series).

About Sega

Sega(R) of America is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based Sega Corporation, responsible for the development, marketing and distribution of Sega video game systems and video games in the Americas. Sega Corporation is a nearly $2.5 billion company recognized as the industry leader in interactive digital entertainment media, offering interactive entertainment experiences both inside and outside the home.

About Nintendo

Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, is the acknowledged worldwide leader in the creation of interactive entertainment. To date, Nintendo has sold more than one billion video games worldwide, has created such industry icons as Mario(R) and Donkey Kong(R) and launched franchises like The Legend of Zelda(R) and Pokemon. Nintendo manufactures and markets hardware and software for its popular home video game systems, including the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy -- the world's best-selling video game system. As a wholly owned subsidiary Wholly Owned Subsidiary

A subsidiary whose parent company owns 100% of its common stock.

Notes:
In other words, the parent company owns the company outright and there are no minority owners.
, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in North America.

About Sony Computer Entertainment

Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the PlayStation(R) game console and develops, publishes, markets and distributes software for the PlayStation game console and the upcoming PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system for the North American North American

named after North America.


North American blastomycosis
see North American blastomycosis.

North American cattle tick
see boophilusannulatus.
 market. Based in Foster City, Calif., Sony Computer Entertainment America serves as headquarters for all North American operations North American operation Surgical oncology Radical surgery of a 'frozen pelvis', consisting of radical en bloc resection of the uterus and urinary bladder. See 'Frozen pelvis.'. Cf 'All-American' and 'South American' operations.  and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. These titles are not yet officially proposed to Sony Computer Entertainment America.

About Xbox

Xbox (http://www.xbox.com/) is Microsoft's future-generation video game system that delivers new and unforeseen gameplay experiences. With more than three times the graphics performance of the newest generation of game systems, Xbox unleashes game designers' creativity to produce games that are challenging, exhilarating, surprising and fun.

Note to Editors: The NBA NBA
abbr.
1. National Basketball Association

2. National Boxing Association

NBA (US) n abbr (= National Basketball Association) → Basketball-Dachverband (=
 and individual NBA member team identifications used on or in this product are trademarks, copyrighted designs and other forms of intellectual property of NBA Properties, Inc. and the respective NBA member teams and may not be used, in or in part, without prior written consent of NBA Properties, Inc. (c) 2001 NBA Properties, Inc. All rights reserved.

(c)2001 NFLP NFLP National Football League Players . Team names and logos are trademarks of the teams indicated. All other (NFL-related marks) are trademarks of the National Football League and NFL Properties. Officially Licensed product of the PLAYERS INC. The PLAYERS INC logo is a registered trademark of the NFL players. www.nflplayers.com (c)2001 PLAYERS INC.
COPYRIGHT 2001 Business Wire
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2001, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

 Reader Opinion

Title:

Comment:



 

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Business Wire
Date:May 17, 2001
Words:1433
Previous Article:I-Link Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter 2001.
Next Article:Sony Introduces a VAIO Desktop PC With a TV and DVD Recorder as Part of Its New Summer Desktop Line-Up.
Topics:



Related Articles
Sega Sports Explodes At E3 With Games in All Major Categories for All Platforms.
Sega Sets the Standard for Groundbreaking Content At the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
Sega Delivering Titles to Nintendo GAMECUBE.
Sega and Synovial Partner to Bring Sega Content to Various Handheld Devices.
Sega Sports Launches Basketball and Tennis On Multiple Platforms.
MICROSOFT ANNOUNCES LEADING SEGA GAMES FOR XBOX.
Sega Delivers Great Games On Every Platform This Holiday Season; No Matter What Video Game Console is Under the Tree, Gamers Can Stuff Their...
The Critically Acclaimed Sega Sports NBA 2K2 Launches on Nintendo GameCube.
Sega.com Enters Wireless Gaming Market With the Launch of Sega Mobile.
SEGA Showcases Blockbuster Game Lineup at E3 2002; Delivering More Than 20 Games Across All New Next-Generation Consoles, SEGA Shows its Strength as...

Terms of use | Copyright © 2014 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters