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SEGA Arcade Returns to San Diego Comic Con
San Diego Comic Con is almost here, and we’re excited to share details of what SEGA games will be there. For the third year in a row, we’ll have an off-site arcade set up for everyone (including non-Comic Con badge holders).
San Diego Comic-Con attendees and the general public will be among the first in the U.S. to play Sonic Lost World at the SEGA Arcade. Nominated for and winner of multiple awards at E3, Sonic Lost World puts Sonic up to the challenge as he faces his most powerful enemy to date – The Deadly Six! Using his dynamic new parkour moves and Color Powers, Sonic must speed across a variety of unique terrains. The game will launch exclusively on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS later this year.
Winner of more than one dozen awards at E3 2013, including Best Strategy Game by the official E3 Game Critics and Best PC Exclusive and Best Strategy Game by both IGN and Game Informer, Total War: ROME II is poised to dominate this fall’s PC market with its highly anticipated release on September 3rd. Destined to be the biggest game in the entire series so far, Total War: ROME II will sink players into the dangerous political machinations as the head of the world’s first superpower. Attendees in San Diego will get their first hands-on with a thrilling battle between Egypt and Rome on the banks of the River Nile. Amphibious assaults, scythed war-chariots, African war-elephants… this battle has it all!
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, is a fantastical re-imagining of the original Sega Genesis classic. With all-new HD graphics and gameplay, Castle of Illusion brings Mickey and his magical world to life. When the evil witch Mizrabel kidnaps Minnie, it’s up to Mickey to brave the dangers of the Castle of Illusion to rescue Minnie. Gather your courage and take on hordes of rebellious toys, traverse enchanted forests and navigate mazes of living books. The game will be available this summer for Xbox 360, PlayStation Network, and Windows PC.
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F, the ultimate rhythm game where players can experience a concert with the world’s most popular virtual singer at any given moment, will be available for the first time at San Diego Comic-Con. Attendees will be able to experience this phenomenon first hand and play the game at the SEGA Arcade. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F is slated for release on PlayStation 3 system and via digital download on PlayStation Network in August 2013.
Location: 200 Harbor Drive, Suite 120, San Diego, CA 92101
- Wednesday 7:00pm – 10:00pm
- Thursday 12:00pm – 9:00pm
- Friday 12:00pm – 9:00pm
- Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm
- Sunday 11:00am – 7:00pm
Comic Con is famous for all sorts of awesome cosplay. If you’re planning on coming to Comic Con or downtown San Diego in a SEGA-themed costume, make sure you stop by our arcade and find Julian (ClumsyOrchid) or Kellie to get your photo taken. You could be featured on our social media! We saw some great costumes last year, and we can’t wait to see this year’s costumes!
For all the Sonic the Hedgehog fans out there, Sega has announced the return of Sonic Boom:
Sonic Boom will be held in San Diego, CA on Friday, July 13th (during San Diego Comic Con) at the House of Blues. We’ll have more information about ticketing in the future, but you will not be required to have a Comic Con badge to attend Sonic Boom. Hotels in the San Diego area fill up quickly for Comic Con, so if you will need a hotel room, we suggest that you book early and/or consult the San Diego Comic Con hotel page.
At the first Sonic Boom last year, fans had a chance to play Sonic Generations, get some great swag, enjoy a great musical performance from Crush40, and more. We don’t want to give too much away about what’s in the works for this year (at least, not right now!), but we’re aiming to make it a great time for Sonic fans of all ages. We hope you’ll come hang out with us, Sonic, and a bunch of Sonic fans!
Marvel’s Iconic Super Hero Captain America Will Star in Original WWII Video Game Adventure Captain America: Super Soldier
Penned by Marvel Scribe Christos Gage, Captain America: Super Soldier Lets Players Become Captain America, the Ultimate Super-Soldier, Facing the Red Skull and His Forces
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON – October 5, 2010 – SEGA® of America, Inc and SEGA®, Europe Ltd. today announced they will bring Marvel Entertainment’s famed Super Hero franchise Captain America™ to video game systems in an original WWII adventure, Captain America: Super Soldier. The title is scheduled for release in 2011 on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™.
“Videogame players the world over can now become Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Captain America,” said Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SEGA Europe and SEGA America. “Captain America: Super Soldier puts players in the boots of the ultimate Super-Soldier, wielding Captain America’s legendary shield. Working closely with Marvel ensures we’re delivering the calibre product that gamers and comic fans deserve and it’s a partnership we’re proud of here at SEGA.”
Players will become Captain America as he faces the Red Skull and his army in an epic third- person action adventure set in the darkest days of World War II. Wielding Captain America’s legendary shield, gamers will engage in free-flowing combat and acrobatic platforming to infiltrate Hydra’s mysterious castle and battle the infamous Iron Cross, the forces of Hydra, and a host of nefarious enemies serving the Red Skull. As the First Avenger himself, players must defeat the evil scientist Arnim Zola and his wartime experiments, combining powerful melee combos and shield attacks to devastating effect.
Captain America: Super Soldier combines a highly athletic combat system with fluid platforming and a highly tuned suite of shield attacks, as Cap explores a massive castle turned military installation. His shield can be employed in numerous ways: taking out multiple enemies at once, deflecting incoming fire back at enemies, solving puzzles, and scaling walls. Players will be able to launch shield-first into the fray with the superior force of the world’s first Super-Soldier at their fingertips—and they’ll need every bit of that strength to overcome a castle that’s both an acrobatic playground for the Captain’s physical prowess and a house of mystery with enemies and danger at every turn.
The original story for Captain America: Super Soldier is being penned by noted comic, film, and TV writer Christos Gage. The primary writer for the Marvel’s Avengers: The Initiative series of comics, Gage has written numerous books for major Marvel characters, including Siege: Captain America, Iron Man, X-Men, Spider-Man, Civil War: House of M, and Union Jack.
Gage wrote his original story for Captain America: Super Soldier so that the setting exists within the same world as the upcoming movie of the same name, but he infused the game with immersive twists designed to enhance gameplay with all-new cinematic action sequences.
The preeminent Super Hero introduced during the WWII era, Captain America was created by the legendary team of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby in 1941. The iconic hero actually predates the Marvel name by 20 years, first being issued by the company’s predecessor, Timely Publications (later known as Atlas Comics). Over 200 million Captain America issues have been sold in 75 countries and the shield-wielding hero is a key member of the Avengers alongside comic book icons The Hulk™, Iron Man™, and Thor™ starting in The Avengers #4 in 1964.
About SEGA® of America, Inc.
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America’s web site is located at www.sega.com.
About SEGA® Europe Ltd.
SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europe’s web site is located at www.sega-europe.com.
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 5,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com.