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  SEGA SHOWCASES FALL GAMING LINEUP AT PAX PRIME
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08/27/2014
 


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SAN FRANCISCO (August 26, 2014) – SEGA® of America, Inc. is heading to 2014 PAX Prime in Seattle with its fall lineup in tow and ready to unleash on all in attendance. Gamers will be given the chance for hands-on demos of Alien: Isolation™ , Sonic Boom™: Rise of Lyric , Sonic Boom™: Shattered Crystal and Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA™ F 2 nd , creating a unique experience for fans as they get a detailed look at the hottest games of the year.

Coming off the heels of its national debut at San Diego Comic-Con , Alien: Isolation will be showcased in amazing, spine-tingling fashion at Booth #232 with game demos in a custom-designed, giant-sized Alien egg pod. The pod creates a self-contained, fear-inducing, immersive gaming experience for the newest title of the Alien™ franchise. As gamers tremble in fear, the Alien: Isolation booth will have a live on-site stream feeding on-lookers and fans the POV gaming perspective, prepping gamers for the intense experience before they enter one of several gaming stations.

To help extend the demo experience onsite, SEGA will host a “Survive the Demo Competition,” giving gamers the chance to win exclusive limited edition Alien jackets (while supplies last). Alien: Isolation is available worldwide on October 7, 2014 for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Windows PC, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

When it comes to SEGA’s iconic Blue Blur, Sonic the Hedgehog will be racing into PAX at top speeds in Sonic Boom , a brand-new extension of the Sonic Universe.  Touching down at Booth #652, fans will get an exclusive first-look at the brand new multiplayer capabilities of Sonic’s newest adventures Sonic Boom™: Rise of Lyric . The new games Sonic Boom™: Rise of Lyric for the Wii U system, developed by Los Angeles-based Big Red Button, and Sonic Boom™: Shattered Crystal for the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system, from San Francisco-based Sanzaru Games, will introduce two unique and epic adventures as Sonic and team work together to stop the evil villain- Lyric! Play as multiple characters, each with their own abilities, as you explore, fight and speed through an undiscovered land. Each game features its own individual story and gameplay features. As an added extra for Hedgehog fanatics at PAX, SEGA will also preview the upcoming toys from TOMY® and the newest trailer for Sonic Boom™: Shattered Crystal . Be sure to tune into Sonic’s first-ever CG-animated television series debuting on Cartoon Network this fall.

Sonic Boom™: Shattered Crystal for the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system will be available on November 11 th, and Sonic Boom™: Rise of Lyric for the Wii U system will be available on November 18 th. All those who pre-order one of the upcoming Sonic Boom video games from Gamestop will get an exclusive Sonic Boom figure by TOMY, featuring Sonic the Hedgehog with the Ancients’ Crystal! Anyone who pre-orders Sonic Boom™: Rise of Lyric for the Wii U system from Amazon will get an exclusive luminous Sonic Boom character costume pack that can be used in the game. Attendees can also pre-order the games at the booth.

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd , the sequel to the ultimate rhythm game featuring the world’s most popular virtual singer, produced by Crypton Future Media, INC, will also be available for show goers and fans at Booth #652. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd features 20 classic songs from the previously Japan-only PSP games making their first debut in the West and 20 brand new songs to the Project DVIA series. SEGA will be showcasing the recently announced English lyrics for the eagerly awaited title, launching on November 18, 2014 on PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system and via digital download on PlayStation®Network.

For more information, please visit www.sega.com and for assets www.sega-press.com

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About SEGA® of America, Inc. :

SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA® of America’s Web site is located at www.sega.com

 

About Big Red Button Games:

Based in Los Angeles, CA, BRB was founded in 2009 by Bob Rafei, Jeff Lander, and veterans from leading gaming studios such as Naughty Dog, Heavy Iron, Luxo Flux and High Impact Games, to leverage team’s specialization and prior experience in character action game development.

About Sanzaru Games:

Sanzaru Games is a California based independent videogame developer founded in 2007. The studio has created many award winning games on platforms such as the PS3, PS Vita, Wii, PC, DS, iOS and Android platforms for a variety of publishers including Sony Computer Entertainment, Electronic Arts and Nintendo.

About Creative Assembly:

Founded in 1987, Creative Assembly is one of the UK’s most successful and established game studios. Creator of the multi award-winning Total War strategy series, the studio has received numerous press, industry and consumer accolades, including BAFTAs and the Develop Industry Excellence awards.  Home to over 300 highly talented developers and counting, the studio continues to expand to cover a variety of triple-A console, PC and mobile projects. Creative Assembly’s website is located at www.creative-assembly.com

About Hatsune Miku:

Hatsune Miku is a singing voice synthesizer. The music software as well as her character illustration was developed by Crypton Future Media, INC. After the release of Hatsune Miku, ‘she’ quickly evolved into a phenomenon of a highly participatory cyber culture with creating and sharing Miku-related content around the globe. At present, with more than 1,000,000 derivative artworks and 100,000 user-released songs, Hatsune Miku is not only the icon of this ever expanding creative community, but she is also successful in performing sold-out 3D concerts worldwide and appearing in TV commercials such as Toyota USA and Google.

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