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Soup Up Your Ride in Sega's First Customizable Racing Game -- Sega GT for Dreamcast; Build and Race Your Own Car in the Ultimate Driving Experience.

Business Editors & High-Tech/Entertainment Writers

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 29, 2000

Think you can build the ultimate GT roadster? Prove it! Sega(R) today introduced "Sega GT(TM)" for the 128-bit, Internet-ready Sega Dreamcast(TM) videogame console. In "Sega GT," players can tweak and race over 130 high-performance GT sports cars, or design their very own racecars from scratch, then hit the track for a high-speed showdown. The first customizable car racing game for Dreamcast, "Sega GT" is available at retail stores nationwide this month.

In "Sega GT," players can create and race their dream machines in the Car Workshop, but choosing the right combination of parts from the factory is key to winning races. With more than 2 million possible car-part-combinations, players must decide whether a 19-inch magnesium wheel is the best way to make the car corner like it's on rails, or whether intimidating the competition with a blast from a big muffler is the way to go. After trying out their creations at the track, players can use Dreamcast's Visual Memory Unit (VMU) to upload lap times and trade racing machines with other players over the Internet.

"'Sega GT' takes racing games to the next level, offering gamers a unique experience every time they play," said Rich Briggs, product manager for Sega of America. "With car customization and Internet elements, 'Sega GT' offers extensive replayability and adrenaline-packed fun for racing enthusiasts and casual gamers alike, making it the most realistic driving simulation ever."

Players looking for a quick racing fix can choose from an expansive selection of perfectly rendered GT cars to race, including 2000 models like the one-of-a-kind Dodge Viper GTS/R concept car, the Ford Cobra and the Mitsubishi GTO Twin Turbo. From the classics to the 2000 models, all of the cars were reproduced using exact manufacturer specifications to deliver the look, handling and performance of their real life counterparts.

"Sega GT" players can tear it up in five racing seasons on over 20 different challenging tracks. Additional game features like split-screen head-to-head mode and instant replay offer an added bonus to the excitement of "Sega GT."

"Sega GT" is available in stores now at a suggested retail price of $39.99. "Sega GT" is rated E for Everyone.

About Sega Dreamcast

The 128-bit Internet ready Sega Dreamcast is available in the US with a built-in 56K modem, allowing for full Internet functionality via SegaNet, the only high-speed online console gaming network and ISP service for Dreamcast and PC users. Dreamcast currently has over 100 titles available. The total Dreamcast game library count will be more than 200 by December 2000.

About Sega

Sega of America is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based Sega Enterprises, Ltd. responsible for the development, marketing and distribution of Sega videogame systems and videogames in the Americas. Sega Enterprises, Ltd. 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. Sega of America's World Wide Web site is located at www.sega.com.
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