Sega introduces its games to both sides of the Pacific

by: Randy -
At this year's Tokyo Game Show, Sega announced it's beefing up its 2008 North American release schedule with three Japan-developed titles:  Yakuza 2 on the PlayStation 2 (punch "hundreds if not thousands of people really, really hard"), Dinosaur King on Nintendo DS ("Once the player has collected their dinosaurs, exciting battles can begin with the evil Dr. Z"), and Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer also on the DS ("features a turn-based control scheme and an inventory system that hearkens to the days of classic 16-bit RPGs").

In related news, several North American Sega titles showcased at the TGS:  NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams (Wii), Sonic Rush Adventure (DS), The Golden Compass (everything), Virtua Fighter 5 (X360), and Sega Rally Revo (PS3, PSP, X360, and PC).
SEGA OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES NEW UP COMING TITLES




 Japan Developed SEGA Titles Destined for North American Release






SAN FRANCISCO (September 20, 2007) - SEGAR of America, Inc. today announced
three titles to be released in North America that will be added to its
release roster coming out in 2008. These titles are:




Yakuza 2 (PlayStationR2 computer entertainment system): The sequel to the
critically acclaimed Yakuza, released in North America in 2006, continues
the twisting storyline one year later. Kazuma is named Fourth Chairman of
the Tojo Clan and retires from the yakuza life the same day. The person he
entrusts the future of the Tojo clan is assassinated by a former allied gang
called the Omi. These events set in motion a chain of events that see Kazuma
traveling back and forth between Kamuro-cho and Western Japan in a desperate
effort to stave off an all-out war between the Tojo and Omi clans. Kazuma
will find himself alternately dealing with the police, meeting the ladies,
and punching hundreds if not thousands of people really, really hard in this
fully upgraded sequel to the critically acclaimed Yakuza game.



Dinosaur King (Nintendo DS(tm)): As Max or Rex, otherwise known as the
D-Team, players will collect over 100 dinosaurs, each with its own special
moves totaling over 240 in all. Traveling to five different territories
around the globe, players will dig for fossils that are indigenous to that
region. Once the player has collected their dinosaurs, exciting battles can
begin with the evil Dr. Z, a greedy scientist bent on destruction and world
domination.



Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer (Nintendo DS(tm)): The game, from the
creators of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon,  takes place in a fantastical version
of feudal Japan and stars a Ronin (a masterless samurai) named Shiren who
travels with a weasel named Koppa. Together they are on a quest to discover
the mystical Land of the Golden Condor, said to be the home of the legendary
city of gold known as El Dorado. Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer
features a turn-based control scheme and an inventory system that harkens to
the days of classic 16-bit RPGs. The game will also feature three new areas
not found in the original SNES version as well as new monsters, updated
graphics and sounds, and a tutorial mode.



"SEGA's product development strategy in North America and Europe is to
create great games for Western audiences using Western developers," said
Simon Jeffery, President and COO, SEGA of America, Inc.  "In addition, we
have the unique advantage of being able to tap into content streams from
SEGA's talented Japanese studios.  We work closely with Japan to identify
compelling games, such as these three titles, that we know Western audiences
will enjoy."



North American titles showcased at Tokyo Game Show 2007 include:

Nights: Journey of Dreams (Wii)

Sonic Rush Adventure (Nintendo DS)

The Golden Compass (Wii, PlayStation 2, PLAYSTATIONR 3 system, PSP, Xbox
360, and PC)

Virtua Fighter 5 (Xbox 360)

SEGA Rally Revo (PLAYSTATION 3 system, PSP, Xbox 360, and PC)
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