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Sega Hires Obsidian Entertainment to Handle Aliens RPG

December 13, 2006

Sega have signed  Obsidian Entertainment, the devs behind Knights of the Old Republic 2 and Neverwinter Nights 2, to develope an RPG based Sega’s recently aquired license to the Aliens movie series.

The strange thing though is that Sega were previously said to have Obsidian co-develope an RPG (code-name Project Georgia) based on new intellectual property for the PC, Xbox360 and PS3. So this could mean they’ve either switched from new IP to Aliens, or they’re actually working on two projects with Sega.

SEGA® of America Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. today announced that Obsidian Entertainment will create a role-playing game based on the Alien film franchise with license from Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising. This title will be developed for the next-generation systems and the PC.

Obsidian Entertainment draws upon their wealth of design knowledge creating successful games such as the best-selling Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: Sith Lords and the award-winning Neverwinter Nights 2 to bring the Alien franchise to role-playing gamers for the first time. The role playing game will build upon the distinctive look and feel of the original films while utilizing next-generation technology to create an entirely different and unique Alien experience.

“With Obsidian Entertainment’s development pedigree, they were our first choice to bring the Alien franchise to the RPG universe,” said Simon Jeffery, President and COO, SEGA of America, Inc. “They are the only developer for us that could effectively combine the Alien mythology with compelling RPG gameplay to create the ultimate Alien experience.”

“We are thrilled to be working with the great production and publishing teams at SEGA to deliver the ultimate in-depth Alien experience to gamers worldwide,” said Feargus Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian Entertainment. “Building an epic RPG with a license as heralded as the Alien franchise is truly a great honor.”

From Strategy Informer

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Sega Announce Phantasy Star Universe Pricing Scheme

October 10, 2006

The online fees will cost $10 for one month, or $50 for six months.

The Playstation 2 and PC versions will retail for $49.99 and the Xbox 360 version will cost $59.99 .

Sega Europe 2006/Early 2007 Releases

September 10, 2006

Sega of Europe have released a list of their releases for this year and early next year.

 November looks to be a very busy month. The games with a * are budget releases.

September 2006:
1st: Virtua Tennis: World Tour Platinum* (PSP)
1st: Virtua Pro Football (PS2)
15th: Yakuza (PS2)
15th: OutRun 2: Coast to Coast* (PSP, PS2)
15th: Sonic Riders* (PS2, NGC)
15th: Shadow the Hedgehog* (PS2, NGC)
15th: Spartan: Total Warrior* (NGC)

November 2006:
17th: Sonic the Hedgehog (PS3, Xbox 360)
17th: Full Auto 2: Battlelines (PS3)
Wii Launch: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz (Wii)
??th: Football Manager 2007 (Xbox 360)
??th: Phantasy Star Universe (PS2, Xbox 360)
??th: Football Manager Portable 2007 (PSP)
??th: SEGA Mega Drive Collection PS2, (PSP)
??th: Sonic Rivals (PSP)

Unknown or in 2007:
Winter 06/07 World Snooker Championship 2007 (Xbox 360, PSP, PS3, PS2)
February 2007 Charlotte’s Web (GBA, NDS)
Spring 2007 Virtua Tennis 3 (Xbox 360, PS3)
Spring 2007 SEGA Rally (Xbox 360, PS3)
Spring 2007 Virtua Fighter 5 (PS3)
Spring 2007 Sonic and the Secret Rings (Wii)
2007: The Club working title (Xbox 360, PS3)
2007: Golden Axe (Xbox 360, PS3)

It might be of some interest that Sonic the Hedgehog and Full Auto 2 come out on the 14th of November (according to their GameFAQs pages).

Via Gameblogger

PSU Offline Gameplay Vid and Impressions

September 4, 2006

For those who don’t know, the recently released Phantasy Star Universe has quite the offline mode. Unlike the somewhat limited Phantasy Star Online offline modes, this one is actually it’s own complete game and not just a series of side missions or stories.

Gamebrink have impressions on the mode with a video walkthrough right here.