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Sega Gets Marvel’s Iron Man License

November 7, 2006

Sega have aquired the license to Marvel’s Iron Man, who’s movie will be released in 2008. Here’s the press release.

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (November 6, 2006) – SEGA® Europe Ltd, SEGA® of America Inc. and Marvel Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: MVL) announced today that they have entered into a worldwide licensing agreement whereby SEGA has secured the exclusive rights to develop and distribute video game titles for all platforms based on Marvel’s renowned Iron Man property. Under the multi-year agreement, SEGA has been granted the exclusive interactive rights to develop and distribute games based on both Marvel‘s Iron Man feature films and the classic comic book iterations of the character. The Iron Man agreement represents the first step in a strategic partnership between Marvel and SEGA to bring at least one additional Marvel Super Hero property to next-gen platforms.

The first Iron Man project produced under the license agreement will be based on Marvel Studios’ highly-anticipated Iron Man feature film starring Academy Award® Nominees Robert Downey Jr. and Terrence Howard, and directed by Jon Favreau. This project, the first feature film to be produced independently by Marvel Entertainment, will blast into theaters May 2, 2008.

“Marvel is recognised as one of the world’s leaders in the entertainment industry and SEGA is excited to be publishing the next-gen interactive entertainment based on Iron Man, the first Marvel Studios project being brought to the widescreen,” said Simon Jeffery, President and COO, SEGA of America, Inc. “The Iron Man history is filled with compelling and intriguing characters and stories, and with the power of the next-gen systems, SEGA will be bringing these characters to life like never before.”

David Maisel, Executive Vice President, Office of the Chief Executive of Marvel Entertainment, added, “SEGA is an excellent partner to bring our Iron Man franchise to the next generation consoles. SEGA is a powerful force in the video game space and has always been on the cutting edge of the industry. We are very excited to be bringing Iron Man to theaters in 2008 and to team with a great partner to simultaneously introduce Iron Man to the video game world.”

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Light-gun Game in Developement for Wii?

September 15, 2006

Eurogamer have translated the game list on Nintendo Japan’s Wii site, and have come up with some interesting games.

One of these games is by SEGA and it’s listed as “Gun Shooting Game”.

SEGA (pre) Tokyo Game Show Blow-Out: Arcade Side

September 15, 2006

More SEGA stuff at the TGS, this time from the arcade division.

Here are some of the new arcade titles shown:

  • Initial D Stage 4 (running on Lindburgh, you couldn’t tell though :P)
  • Guilty Gear XX ΛCore
  • Outrun 2 SPdx

Check ’em all out, with pics, HERE.

SEGA (pre) Tokyo Game Show Blow-Out: Console Side

September 15, 2006

Sega’s got a whole lot of stuff to be shown for the TGS.

First of all, we got Sega’s official TGS website, which has stuff like their (impressive) line-up.

Second, there’s a whole slew of pics and info at Gamewatch of their console showing. CLICK HERE

Here’s the info I could get from that page (there are pics that go with all of these too!):

  • New Wifi compatible Puyo Puyo game for the DS!
  • Seaman sequel is on the PS2, with a special controller with a built-in mic.
  • SEGA Golf Club for the PS3
  • Bleach game on the Wii
  • Mahjong game on the DS
  • (Some) New Virtua Tennis 3, Monkey Ball BB, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic and the Secret Ring screens
  • Furai no Siren DS (new Fushigi no Duengeon game) screens. It’s also wifi capable

Again, here’s the link!

Sega’s Leipzig Game Convention Line-Up

August 17, 2006

Eurogamer have posted the games that Sega’s going to be showing at the Leipzi Game Convention in Germany. The line-up is pretty strong, especially with the games being playable! And unlike that so-so, the E3, this convention is open to the public. And with playable games the likes of the next-gen Sega Rally, Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic and the Secret Rings (previously known as Wild Fire), it’s quite the opportunity for any Sega fans that are able to visit the convention!

Here’s the line-up:

  • Medieval II: Total War (PC)
  • Sonic The Hedgehog (Xbox 360, PS3)
  • Sonic and the Secret Rings (Nintendo Wii)
  • Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz (Nintendo Wii)
  • Virtua Tennis 3 (Xbox 360, PS3)
  • SEGA Rally (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
  • Yakuza (PS2)
  • Phantasy Star Universe (PS2, PC, Xbox 360)
  • Full Auto 2: Battlelines (PS3)
  • Charlotte’s Web (PC, GBA, Nintendo DS)
  • Sonic Rivals (PSP)

If I find any impressions, vids or pics next-week I’ll be sure to you all know.

Planet Moon Reviving a Classic Sega Series for PSP

August 15, 2006

Another Sega license is entrusted to a western developer. 

SEGA Continues to Revitalize Vintage Brands for Today’s Handheld Audience

SEGA of America, Inc., SEGA Europe, Ltd., and San Francisco-based Planet Moon Studios today announced a partnership to create game content for the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system based on a classic SEGA brand. The award-winning independent developer is critically acclaimed for original titles including Giants: Citizen Kabuto for PC and Armed & Dangerous for PC and the Xbox video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
“SEGA’s vast library of properties allows for unlimited possibilities in revitalizing fan-favorites on the PSP,” said Bob Stevenson, Co-Founder and CEO of Planet Moon Studios. “Our passion for Sega’s classic brands combined with our extensive background in crafting original games will help us create a compelling new chapter in this fan-favorite franchise.”

“With an incredible archive of established franchises, SEGA is always seeking strategic partnerships with top development talent to revitalize our vintage titles,” said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of Marketing, SEGA of America, Inc. “Planet Moon’s reputation of creating critically acclaimed games makes them the perfect choice to inject originality and ingenuity to our classic IPs.”

This partnership represents SEGA’s strategy to reinvigorate its popular classic franchises by developing brand new content and gameplay on current and next-gen platforms, and allowing gamers of today to enjoy vintage SEGA titles once again. Previously, SEGA announced a partnership with Totally Games on an upcoming SEGA franchise that has not yet been announced, as well as the 2007 release of Golden Axe developed by SEGA-owned development studio, The Secret Level, Inc.