249w ago - Today SEGA and Pyro Studios announced their plan to bring the animated movie Planet 51 to game consoles.
The Planet 51 game will be available in Winter 2009 for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Wii system, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and the Nintendo DS portable handheld system.
Press Release: February 25, 2009 - SEGA Europe, Ltd., SEGA of America, Inc., and Madrid-based Pyro Studios today announced a partnership to create a game based on its upcoming animated film, Planet 51.
Planet 51 is a galactic sized alien adventure comedy from the writer of "Shrek" and "Shrek 2", which revolves around American astronaut Captain Charles "Chuck" Baker who lands on Planet 51, thinking he's the first person to step foot on it.
To his surprise, he finds that this planet is inhabited by little green people who are happily living in a white picket fence world reminiscent of a cheerfully innocent American town circa 1950, and whose only fear is that it will be overrun by alien invaders... like Chuck! With the help of his robot companion "Rover" and his new friend Lem, Chuck must navigate his way through the dazzling, but bewildering, landscape of Planet 51 in order to escape becoming a permanent part of the Planet 51 Alien Invaders Space Museum....
252w ago - After anextremely successful series of video games From The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, this exclusive license will allow SEGA to once more publish the only official interactive entertainment software titles of the world's most famous sporting event.
Press Release: THE Official VIDEO GAME OF THE VANCOUVER 2010 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES - SEGA ANNOUNCES PUBLISHING AGREEMENT
TOKYO (February 5, 2009) - SEGA¬® Corporation today announced a worldwide agreement with International Sports Multimedia (ISM), exclusive licensee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), to once again become the sole approved video game publisher of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada.
Through this agreement, SEGA secures the sole rights to publish console, PC/Macintosh, handheld, arcade, and mobile games worldwide. Under this exclusive license, SEGA will publish a wide variety of games with Winter Sports and events including skiing, skating, and snowboard bearing the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games emblem.
"Working with SEGA has resulted in Olympic Entertainment Software achieving unparalleled success and we are delighted to support SEGA once again for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games", says Raymond Goldsmith, Chairman & CEO of ISM.
252w ago - Sega has just announced a brand new addition to the highly popular Virtua Tennis franchise, Virtua Tennis 2009.
The game is set to include brand new additions to the player rosta, new (more realistic) player movements/animations, enhanced online play and the official Davis Cup license. Plus a whole new range of mini-games will be available.
Coming to the XBox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC platforms, the game is due out this May.
Press Release: IT'S ALL ABOUT ACHIEVING THE NUMBER ONE SPOT WITH SEGA'S VIRTUA TENNIS 2009
SEGA once again serves up another successful tennis title!
LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (February 5th 2009) - SEGA Europe Ltd. and SEGA of America, Inc. today announced they will be publishing Virtua Tennis™ 2009. Virtua Tennis 2009 will smash into action on Sony PlayStation¬® 3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360™ video Game and entertainment system from Microsoft and downloadable for PC fans in May 2009.
Virtua Tennis 2009 will again allow you to take on the world's top tennis players in some of the most realistic courts to be found on gaming consoles. Take on the likes of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer or play as Maria Sharapova against Venus Williams to recreate some classic court battles.
255w ago - It's now been confirmed that about 30 employees have been laid off by Sega, following a short-lived rumor from a company insider.
Sending out an email, a representative for the company divulges information:
Sega of America has grown at pace with the booming videogame industry, but at this time of economic recession, harsh retail landscape, and the reality of business challenges to profitability, we must take steps to reduce our cost structure and ensure long-term success.
The decision to lay off staff was a difficult one, and we thank these employees for their contributions and wish them well in their future endeavors.
Good luck to all the now-former employees of Sega.
257w ago - Sega shared today a first look at the special PlayStation 3 hardware bundle it's preparing for the February release of Ryu ga Gotoku 3.
As previously detailed back in December, Sega will release a PS3 hardware bundle pack for Ryu ga Gotoku 3 opposite the game's standalone release on February 26.
Called the "Nobori Ryu Pack" (unofficially translates to "Rising Dragon Pack"), this bundle includes a copy of the game and a specially designed 80 gigabyte PS3 and will be priced at 45,980 yen. Production is limited to 10,000 units.
Both the packaging and system design for the bundle are themed around the game at hand. The packaging resembles the solo version's boxart, with a drawing of main character Kiryu Kazuma looking up to the sky while smoking a cigarette. The system, based off the ceramic white PS3, has dragon tattoo markings on its top.
As previously detailed, the bundle represents a savings of 1,980 yen over purchasing the PS3 and game separately.
Those who pre-order the hardware bundle will qualify for the Kamutai Magazine item that was previously announced as a pre-order bonus for the standard version.