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Sega Brings Two DS Games to America

by Jonathan Metts - September 21, 2007, 12:08 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Sega

The Japanese-developed titles from TGS include another Mystery Dungeon game and something called Dinosaur King.

SEGA OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES NEW UPCOMING TITLES

Japan Developed SEGA Titles Destined for North American Release

SAN FRANCISCO (September 20, 2007) - SEGA® 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 (PlayStation®2 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, PLAYSTATION® 3 system, PSP, Xbox

360, and PC)

Virtua Fighter 5 (Xbox 360)

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

Tokyo Game Show 2007 will take place from September 20th through the 23rd.

Talkback

DINOSAURS!

INSTA-BUY!

.... yeah, I'm easy like that.

Backwards Flying DragonsSeptember 20, 2007

Hey, speaking of Sega, Sonic Rush Adventure = Not so good. I might write a review or something of it, but it still is missing the old school Sonic feel. And yes, I know. I just beat Sonic 3 three times, with all chaos emeralds each time, with a different character set-up. SRA is alright, but alright isn't really enough to spend money on these days.

Infernal MonkeySeptember 21, 2007

PAL release of Yakuza 2 plz Sega oh God my pants

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