Friday, July 6, 2012
07/06/2012 - SEGA Announces Comic-Con Line-Up
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SEGA To showcase its biggest Titles at san Diego Comic-con 2012
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and Aliens: Colonial Marines Playable
at SEGA’s Pop-Up Arcade in San Diego
Famed Concept Designer and Futurist Syd Mead Exclusively Signing Limited Prints
SAN FRANCISCO (July 5, 2012) - SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that
after last year’s success, the company is once again setting up shop in downtown San Diego to showcase its biggest titles
during San Diego Comic-Con International 2012. The limited-time-only SEGA Arcade, located at 200 Harbor Drive, Suite 120,
will feature this fall’s Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed™, the thrilling new racing experience featuring
Sonic the Hedgehog and a fantastic cast of SEGA All-Stars, as well as Aliens: Colonial Marines™, the highly anticipated
first-person shooter from critically acclaimed studio Gearbox Software that will bring new levels of bone-chilling suspense
and adrenaline-filled action to the renowned ALIENS franchise.
Additionally, internationally acclaimed concept designer and visual futurist Syd Mead will sign limited prints of
his concept art of the USS Sulaco, featured in the movie ALIENS and in the upcoming game Aliens: Colonial Marines, on Friday,
July 13, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Dark Horse and SEGA® of America, Inc. are also pleased to invite fans of the franchise
to stop by the SEGA Pop-Up Arcade in downtown San Diego or Booth #2615 on the expo floor to pick up a copy of an exclusive
free Aliens: Colonial Marines comic that is only available during San Diego Comic-Con 2012. SEGA’s Aliens: Colonial
Marines presence in San Diego will further entail the display of the original 12ft alien queen special effects prop used in
the iconic 1986 film ALIENS, courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.
SEGA’s Arcade will also feature Danica Patrick’s custom No. 7 Sonic the Hedgehog/GoDaddy.com Chevrolet,
fielded by JR Motorsports, on display. The NASCAR superstar will be racing the car in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge
on November 3 at the Texas Motor Speedway (to be televised live on ESPN). The race, part of NASCAR’s Nationwide Series,
marks Sonic the Hedgehog’s NASCAR debut.
of Sonic the Hedgehog will be able to get their fix at this year’s Sonic Boom event. After last year’s success
of the event during E3, SEGA is bringing Sonic Boom to San Diego Comic-Con. Sonic Boom will be held on Friday, July 13, 2012
from 5:00 PM until 10:00 PM at the House of Blues in San Diego. The event will feature Crush 40 with special guests Alex and
JP Makhlouf from Cash Cash, Takashi Iizuka from Sonic Team, and Steve Lycett from Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Developer Sumo Digital. Tickets for Sonic Boom can be purchased HERE.
For more information on Sonic Boom, please visit http://blogs.sega.com/category/sonic-boom-2012/
200 Harbor Drive, Suite 120, San Diego, CA 92101
Wednesday 7:00pm – 10:00 pm
Thursday 1:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday 1:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday 1:00pm – 9:00pm
Sunday 11:00am – 7:00pm
For more information, please visit http://www.sega.com/.
For more news, follow SEGA on Twitter @SEGA, or like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/sega.
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Thursday, July 5, 2012
07/05/2012 - NiGHTS into Dreams HD Remake Coming to XBLA. PSN and PC
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HD Remake of Legendary
SEGA Saturn Title Coming to Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network, and PC Download Digital this Fall
Dreams Do Come True—SEGA Announces the Return of NiGHTS into dreams...
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON - JULY 5, 2012 - SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA®
Europe Ltd. today announced that an HD remake of fan-favorite flying platformer, NiGHTS into dreams…™,
will be coming to Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®Network,
and Windows PC Digital Download this fall. To prove this news isn’t a dream itself, check out the first official NiGHTS
trailer online at www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb_CJLofgPY
“The SEGA Saturn offered many unique gaming experiences,
and NiGHTS into dreams… stands out as one of the most recognizable titles that found a home on the system,”
said Chris Olson, Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA. “We’ve gotten a lot of requests about this game
over the years, and are very happy to be able to give both former Saturn owners and new players a chance to play it in its
most beautiful form to date this fall.”
Initially released for SEGA Saturn 16 years ago today, on July 5,
1996, NiGHTS into dreams… is one of the best-regarded games in SEGA history and a favorite of many
fans thanks to its innovative 3D gameplay and multi-faceted level design. This new version will bring Nightopia to vivid life
with improved HD graphics and a 16:9 aspect ratio, as well as added support for leaderboards, trophies, and achievements.
It will also feature an optional Saturn Mode that will let players experience the game with the original graphics intact.
For more information on NiGHTS into dreams… please visit http://www.sega.com/.
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
07/03/2012 - CGE 2012 to host Nintendo World Championship Recreation
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Retro Game Championship
Recreates Nintendo’s Famous 1990 Game Competition in Las Vegas
GAME COMPETITION RECREATES NINTENDO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
11th and 12th 2012
Nintendo’s two most famous video game competitions, Nintendo World Championship
and Nintendo Campus Challenge, are being recreated in Las Vegas at the Classic Gaming Expo this summer.
will compete to get the highest combined score on reproduction cartridges of the two ‘holy grails’ of video game
“I have great memories of World Championship and Campus Challenge. Competing in them again will
be a great experience for many gamers.” says Sean Kelly, organizer of the Classic Game Expo.
is free to all attendees of the expo. Each competitor will play both games and the highest combined scores will win prizes
including trophies and t-shirts, not to mention eternal gaming glory.
The Retro Game Championship is organized
by PriceCharting.com, a source for pricing data for video game and movie collectors, and JJGames.com, a retailer of retro
games and systems for all major consoles.
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Monday, July 2, 2012
07/02/2012 - Monster Mansion Coming to iOS This Summer
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MERIDIAN4 CHECKS IN TO
‘MONSTER MANSION’ LATER THIS SUMMER
Upcoming iOS Game to Make Public Debut at Casual Connect
Quebec, Canada – July 2, 2012 – Continuing to bring quality casual game play to the iOS platform, North
American publisher Meridian4 (@Meridian4) today announced it has partnered with developer Oceanside Interactive to
haunt the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch later this summer when they release Monster Mansion, a new free-to-play
character and building management game. Attendees of this year’s Casual Connect, which is being held July 24 –
26 in Seattle, will be the first to meet Transylvania’s finest when Monster Mansion opens up the doors
to give select groups a peek inside.
“As we continue to expand our great offerings on the App Store, it’s
important that we find the right games, and the right partners to grow with,” said Steve Milburn, Marketing Director
of Meridian4. “Oceanside Interactive’s proven track record for delivering quality titles, and Monster Mansion’s
intuitive, addictive and fun game play for players of all ages, makes this the perfect addition to our iOS lineup.”
“With Monster Mansion, we are thrilled to be partnering with Meridian4 to bring a great game
to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch players,” said John Miller, Co-Founder of Oceanside Interactive. “In Monster Mansion
, players will have fun customizing and filling their Mansion with cool monsters, including vampires, ghosts and
werewolves, and scaring the visitors that come to investigate their Mansion.”
In Monster Mansion,
players build up a haunted mansion populated with classic monsters inspired by books, movies and television, including vampires,
ghosts and werewolves. The monsters can find a place to call home in your mansion while they scare unsuspecting human
visitors to earn in-game currency. Players check-in every day to keep their monsters happy and haunting, earn rare monsters,
expand and customize their mansion, and earn a Daily Bonus. With unlockable challenges and various updates including new rooms,
monsters, game play features and more, there are plenty of reasons to keep coming back to the mansion.
Mansion will be available later this summer on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. For more information, please visit
www.meridian4.com, and be sure to follow them on Twitter for all news and updates @Meridian4.
Established 2004 in Montreal,
Canada, Meridian4 is an interactive entertainment publisher for today’s popular video game platforms. Supported
by a wide network of international developers, the company’s growing catalog of games are distributed both digitally
and through retail. A strong management team of seasoned industry professionals has strategically grown the company
by solidifying and expanding its distribution channel; identifying and securing appealing content, and increasing its consumer
awareness via innovative marketing and social media programs. More information can be found online at www.meridian4.com or follow Meridian4 on Twitter @Meridian4.
About Oceanside Interactive
Interactive (www.oceansideinteractive.com) is a mobile and social game studio developing several original and licensed
games for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android. Oceanside has released several top-grossing titles in the Apple App
Store and have reached over 3 million downloads with their first two titles: MyDinos™ Go! And The Godfather™:
Empire. With four new titles in development, a team of game industry veterans and studios in Los Angeles and San
Francisco, Oceanside is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the expanding mobile and social gaming space, and deliver
premium content for mobile platforms in 2012 and beyond.
Submitted By: E. Thomas