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Pack Your Bags – SEGA Is Headed to PAX East!

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Yes, you read that correctly – SEGA will be at PAX East! Oh snap!

Aliens: Colonial Marines is confirmed for PAX East! We’ve got a huge presence and a lot to discuss, looking forward to seeing you in Boston! We know you are excited, so get ready, we will be revealing more as we get closer to the show.

But wait – that’s not all! We’ll also be showing off:

–        Sonic 4 Episode 2

–        Jet Set Radio

–        Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown

–        Virtua Tennis Challenge

–        Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing (Mobile)

–        Hell Yeah

–        House of the Dead 4

–        Aliens Colonial Marines

We’ll have more updates and information on what you can expect at PAX East as the show approaches.

PAX East is April 6-8, taking place at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. For information on tickets, hotel or travel, please visit PAX East’s website.



Super Monkey Ball 2: Sakura Edition Rolls Onto Android

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SEGA today announced the launch of Super Monkey Ball 2: Sakura Edition on the Android Market. Monkey maniacs and banana fans alike can take AiAi and the gang out for a spin in HD on supported Android devices and tablets by downloading Super Monkey Ball 2: Sakura Edition today for a limited-time launch price of $0.99. In addition, a free lite version of the game is now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on the App Store.

“SEGA’s games, both new and old, are seeing an amazing new life on mobile devices, and Android is a big part of that,” said Haruki Satomi, Senior Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA of America. “We want to make it clear we are not just monkeying around on this platform, and that means giving Android users the same kind of variety and quality as any other medium. Super Monkey Ball is one of our fan-favorite franchises, and it makes a great fit for Android smartphones and tablets.”

Super Monkey Ball 2: Sakura Edition is a full-featured, high-definition version of the arcade & console smash hit Super Monkey Ball 2, featuring 125 themed stages across six colorful worlds. Players must roll monkey mascots AiAi, MeeMee, Baby, and GonGon to collect as many bananas as possible in a mad dash to each stage’s exit. Four mini-games are also included, expanding your barrel of fun with replayable challenges such as Monkey Target, Monkey Golf, and Monkey Bowl.



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Sonic Boom Tickets On Sale March 19th

Sonic Boom 2012

Last month, on Hedgehog Day, we announced that Sonic Boom would be held on Friday, July 13, 2012 from 5:00 PM until 10:00 PM at the House of Blues in San Diego, CA (during San Diego Comic Con). Today, we’re pleased to announce that tickets for Sonic Boom will go on sale this coming Monday, March 19th at 10:00 AM Pacific Time exclusively through TicketMaster.

We don’t want to give away all the surprises we have in store for you at Sonic Boom, but I’ll let you in on one — Crush 40, along with special guests Jean Paul and Alex Makhlouf from Cash Cash, will be playing live! Rock out to your favorite Sonic songs along with an audience full of other fans. Of course that’s just one exciting part of Sonic Boom… but trust me, it’s going to be a night you don’t want to miss.

Why are tickets going on sale so early?

We know that many of you will be traveling to San Diego to attend this event, and will therefore need a hotel room. During Comic Con, most hotel rooms are reserved through the convention’s hotel room lottery, which is opening on March 29, 2012. We’re selling tickets early so you can know for sure you have a ticket for Sonic Boom before you book your hotel room.

What’s Different This Year?

We’re doing things a bit differently this year, and we wanted to take a few moments to explain why, and what you need to know about the tickets for this year’s Sonic Boom.

Last year, we distributed tickets for free. As a result of this, we saw people grabbing up large numbers of tickets simply because they could, with no intention to use them. This made our planning more difficult as we couldn’t get an accurate headcount as a result, and many fans that wanted to come felt that they could not, because they didn’t have a ticket.

This year, our tickets are being sold through TicketMaster, which is the ticket vendor for the House of Blues. Second, we are charging a small fee per ticket this year — $15 for the ticket and a $5 TicketMaster fee, for a total of $20 per ticket. However, we’re also providing you with more than we did last year — there will be free food at the event (instead of for purchase, like last year), and each ticket holder will get 2 drink tickets that you can redeem for a drink at the bar. (You must be 21 or older with proper ID to redeem your tickets for alcohol.) It is our hope that this system results in more accurate records for us, more available tickets for fans, and a great Sonic-filled evening for everyone.

Last year, we had a separate line for people who wanted to get into Sonic Boom but didn’t have tickets. We did this because of the problem we mentioned before — we didn’t have an accurate headcount, and we wanted to let in as many people as we could. This year, we will NOT have a line for people without tickets. You must have a purchased ticket through TicketMaster to enter Sonic Boom. Although the event is held during San Diego Comic Con, you do not need a Comic Con badge to get into Sonic Boom.

Finally, although the event is being held during San Diego Comic Con this year, you DO NOT need a Comic Con badge to enter Sonic Boom. As long as you’ve got your purchased TicketMaster ticket and your ID, you’re set!

TL;DR Version

  • Sonic Boom 2012 – Friday, July 13, 2012 from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM (during San Diego Comic Con)
  • House of Blues – San Diego, CA
  • Tickets go on sale Monday, March 19th, 2012 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time for $20 each ($15 + $5 TicketMaster fee)
  • Open to all ages!
  • You must have a ticket to enter, but you do not need a Comic Con badge
  • Food and 2 drinks provided (you must be 21 or older with proper ID to drink alcohol)
  • Crush 40 with special guests John Paul and Alex Makhlouf from Cash Cash will be playing!

We can’t wait to see all of you in San Diego!