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Archive for July 5th, 2012


#SEGASDCC – Sega @ Comic-con 2012


We’re headed to Comic-con and setting up shop in downtown San Diego to showcase both Aliens: Colonial Marines and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed! Just like last year, all of our games are available off the show floor at our special SEGA Arcade. We’ve got a lot of fun stuff planned for the show, so if you are in or around the San Diego area, come on out and have some fun with us!

SEGA Arcade – Location & Hours

SEGA Arcade @ Comic-con 2012

The SEGA Arcade is 100% free and does not require a badge to attend – simply drop by anytime and play some games, see the sights, and meet the team. Hope to see you there!

Location: 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

Aliens: Colonial Marines

Aliens: Colonial Marines

Haven’t had a chance at Aliens: Colonial Marines yet and want to see how you stack up against the combined strength of a SEGA & Gearbox multiplayer group? We challenge you to come out and show your best in Team Deathmatch! The game is playable all show long at the Arcade, so come through and show us what you’ve got. That’s not all though, we have some very special Aliens related activities at the Arcade that you won’t want to miss out on.

SEGA has partnered with Dark Horse and invite fans of the Aliens franchise to stop by the SEGA Pop-Up Arcade 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.

E3 2012

We’ll also have the original 12ft alien queen special effects prop used in the iconic 1986 film ALIENS, courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. You’ve seen photos from our recent press event and at E32012 – now come see this piece of movie history for yourself!

Exclusive Signing Appearance: Syd Mead

The legendary Syd Mead will be signing exclusive prints of the U.S.S. Sulaco at the SEGA Arcade in Comic-con! Signing is on Friday, from 3pm to 6pm at 200 Harbor Drive, Suite 120, in San Diego.  Hope to see you there!

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.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will be playable, marking the first time consumers can get some hands on with the all-new racing title. If you caught our E3 coverage, then you’ll recognize some of our new characters, including Shinobi, Beat of Jet Set Radio, and Vyse of Skies of Arcadia! We’ve also got new tracks to race in, such as Panzer Dragoon and Golden Axe themed environments. It’s loads of fun and we look forward to seeing you!

Danica Patrick @ E3 2012

Our SEGA Arcade will also feature Danica Patrick’s custom No. 7 Sonic the Hedgehog/ Chevrolet, fielded by JR Motorsports, on display – originally debuting at E32012. 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!

Sonic Boom 2012

Sonic Boom 2012

After last year’s success of the event during E3, we’re 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, CA. 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 are still available and can be purchased here. More information on Sonic Boom here!


Dreams Do Come True! SEGA Announces the Return of NiGHTS into dreams…

NiGHTS into dreams...

On Tuesday, we posted this image to our SEGA Facebook and Twitter. While many people didn’t know what it was, there were also fans who knew immediately. It’s NiGHTS.

NiGHTS into dreams...

Today is a day that many NiGHTS fans have been waiting for. We’re so excited to announce that an HD remake of the fan-favorite flying platformer, NiGHTS into dreams…, will be coming to Xbox LIVE Arcade, 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!

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“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.”

NiGHTS into dreams...

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.

NiGHTS into dreams...

NiGHTS into dreams...