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Archive for April 19th, 2011


Conduit 2 Blasts onto Retail Shelves in North America!

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SEGA of America, Inc. today announced that Conduit 2, the latest collaboration with High Voltage Software, Inc., is available now on retail shelves for the Wii™ system from Nintendo. The highly anticipated first person shooter picks up right where its critically acclaimed predecessor left off, and will place players on the embattled frontlines of the war to save humanity from an alien onslaught and from The Trust, a corrupt government force bent on power and control.

“We are incredibly proud of the product we’re delivering with Conduit 2,” said Eric Nofsinger, Chief Creative Officer of High Voltage Software. “We have listened to feedback from fans and our critics throughout the game’s development and have used it to create a shooter experience unlike anything else we think you will find on the Wii. It has been a labor of love and we are excited to jump online and play some Conduit 2 multiplayer with everyone.”

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In Conduit 2, players once again assume the role of former Secret Service agent Michael Ford, a tormented man who barely escaped the alien invasion of Washington D.C. with his life. As Ford, players will use alien Conduits to travel to the far ends of the earth in effort to put an end to this ongoing struggle. Players can turn the tide of war and bring the alien menace to its knees with an arsenal of more than 20 weapons, including wall-penetrating sniper rifles, remotely-controlled deployable turrets, and alien technology that captures incoming fire and unleashes it back on the enemy.

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Conduit 2 features a multitude of new gameplay modes, including the all-new co-op mode, Invasion, where up to four players battle side-by-side against waves of enemies via split screen. Designed to be the best online multiplayer experience on Wii, players can also battle each other online with up to 12-players. Each player can create and modify their character’s unique look with the modular armor system and selectable skins. A profile system gives players the choice of pre-mission weapon load-outs and suit upgrades, and in-game currency can be used to purchase new weaponry, armor, upgrades, and additional content.


Free Stuff Friday – April 22, 2011

It’s a big week here at SEGA — lots of exciting games shipping and being announced. We’ve got some exciting prizes to go along with that theme!

We are still doing our epic eBay auction with Play for Japan to benefit the Red Cross. We have raised more than $20,000 to help with relief efforts in Japan. Check out what’s up for bid — we hope you’ll see something you love and bid on it!

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On the Block

1. Classic Sonic Beach Towel

Summer is almost here (in the northern hemisphere, anyway) so it’s time to think about hanging out at the beach! Take classic Sonic with you, and he’ll keep you dry!

Congrats to our winner @ThisIsJeph!

2. Classic Sonic Backpack

Sonic’s always got your back when you’re wearing this adorable backpack! There is a small zippered compartment in Sonic’s stomach. It doesn’t hold much, but you can give Sonic a piggyback ride wherever you go, and that makes up for it.

Congrats to our winner @Pocket_Tim!

3. Yakuza 4 Pack

A cool Yakuza 4 art book, along with Yakuza4-branded rice bowl and chopsticks. Have a meal on Yakuza 4 (literally)!

Congrats to our winner @Headhuntercat!

4. Japanese Dreamcast Game Pack

Virtua Fighter 3tb and Sonic Adventure for Japanese Dreamcast. These games are brand new, still shrink wrapped. If you want to play them, you’ll need a Japanese Dreamcast. Otherwise, you can keep them wrapped and just enjoy them.

Congrats to our winner @UNCyrus!

5. Virtua Tennis 4 Pack

You get a VT4 keychain, a VT4 messenger bag, and a VT4 water bottle. Grand slam!

6. Conduit 2 Pack

Conduit 2 for Wii (NTSC) and a Conduit 2 statue. Get this while it’s hot — Conduit 2 was just released in the US!

How it Works

1. You must be following us on Twitter to be eligible. (If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can create one by going to and click the green “get started — join!” button in the center of the page.)

2. At random times on Friday, we will announce the prize we are giving away, a word or phrase, and what number of response you need to be to win. Send us a direct message (DM) via Twitter and be that number to win the prize. (@ replies do not count as entries!)


We tweet “GIVEAWAY: Sonic T-shirt, size L. Be the 15th person to DM “Sonic Adventure” to win!”

You see this, and want to win it, so you send us a direct message that says “Sonic Adventure”. If you are the 15th person to do so, you are the winner!

Quotation marks do not matter, capitalization does not matter, but spelling does matter!

3. All followers are eligible to win all prizes, unless a restriction is noted. Restrictions are usually due to the prize being region-locked. For example, US games that won’t work on UK gaming systems. There may also be age restrictions due to the rating of the game.

4. We will announce the winner on our Twitter feed once eligibility is confirmed.

Make Sure We’re Following You on Twitter

If you are currently following us on Twitter, please be sure that we are following you as well. You can do this by making sure that SEGA is in your “followers” list, or by going to DoesFollow and typing SEGA in the first blank, your Twitter username in the second, and pressing the “check” button. You can reverse this to be sure that you are following us. If you are following us, but we’re not following you, please send a message to @SEGA and we will follow you. This is important, because only people we follow can send us direct messages (DMs), and DMs are the only way to enter the giveaways.

Important Note: Twitter limits us to following 1,000 new people per day. This is a limit imposed by Twitter and is not something we can control, change, or get around. We do our best to follow everyone back in time for the giveaway, but this is becoming increasingly difficult as our Free Stuff Fridays become more popular. Because we must be following you in order for you to send us a direct message, if we cannot follow you due to this limit, you will be unable to enter the giveaway. We do our contests by direct message to avoid having everyone spam their followers with giveaway entries. Please be patient, and we will follow you as soon as we’re able.

How to Send Direct Messages on Twitter

There are a few ways to send us a Direct Message on Twitter. The easiest way is to go to our Twitter page and select “message” under the “Actions” heading in the side bar. If you do not see “message”, this means that we are not following you. Please send a message to @sega to let us know, and we will follow you. When you click “message” you will be taken to a window where you can type a message and press send.

You may also select the “direct messages” tab from your Twitter homepage, and select SEGA from the drop-down menu at the top of the page. Again, if you don’t see our name there, it’s probably because we’re not following you. Let us know, and we’ll follow you.

There are also many Twitter clients that you can use instead of using the website. These include TweetDeck, Twitteriffic, Tweetie, and Twhirl. Each of these programs works differently, so you’ll want to figure out how to send a direct message on the program you use. If you want to send us a test message, we’ll let you know if we received it or not.


Sonic Generations – Announcement Trailer

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Modern and Classic come together for one epic adventure, all in stunning HD! Check out the first look at Sonic Generations in action!

Once you’ve seen it, let us know what you thought in the comments below! Want to talk with others about your excitement for Generations? Join our official forum, here!