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Zaxxon Escape Launches!

Zaxxon escapes at warp speed, indeed — this past Monday we announced Zaxxon Escape, and today it arrives!

The revisiting of the arcade original is available now on iPad, iPhone, and Android devices!

Let’s not waste precious time going over the details. There’s escapes to be made — Here’s the launch trailer and some screenshots to give you an idea of how the game plays. Enjoy this return to SEGA’s classic arcade heritage!

Launch Trailer & Gameplay Footage

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Zaxxon Escape

Zaxxon Escape

Zaxxon Escape

Zaxxon Escape


Coming Soon: Zaxxon Escape

Thirty years ago, a primal force from the back of the alphabet invaded arcades in an isometric science fiction environment: Zaxxon, one of SEGA’s oldest of old-school salvos in the arcade wars of the early 80s.

Now, we are proud to announce the return of Zaxxon — or more appropriately, the escape: Escape From Zaxxon is coming soon to iPhone, iPad, and Android devices!

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The all new game follows in the arcade footsteps — a fast-paced game to challenge your skills and take command of the ship from Zaxxon all over again.

Thirty years ago, the first wave of arcade fever was hitting America: a communal electronic experience unlike anything else, early arcade cabinets would bind a generation of kids together as shorthand for their shared experiences with an emerging art form (even if back then, no one wanted to call it that).

Let’s not be too fancy, though: arcade games were about fun and challenge. The best games had to be hard enough to take in money, but fun enough that you’d want to keep coming back. Zaxxon was indeed painfully difficult, but wanting to fly a starship against an alien horde is one of the most primal forces known to humankind.

Here’s a look at two different versions of the Zaxxon arcade cabinet — that wood paneling is how you know you are in for a quality experience:

Zaxxon Cabinets

Zaxxon was ported to a ‘who’s who’ of old-timey game systems, including the Amiga 1000, Apple II, Atari 400/800, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari XL, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Dragon 32, ColecoVision, Intellivision, Sega SG-1000 (the forerunner to the Sega Master System, for which the game also appeared in a 3D version) and TRS-80 Color Computer.

And just in case that whole video game fad thing didn’t stick around (and for a while, it seemed like it wouldn’t), there was even a board game version that Milton Bradley put out in 1982:

Zaxxon Board Game

Stay tuned for more, and check out the teaser trailer:

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Sale on Virtua Tennis Challenge

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It’s an end of Summer sale for Virtua Tennis

Virtua Tennis Challenge will be on sale for 80% off for one week starting today (August 31st). The sale will be on both iOS and Android.

Virtua Tennis is the world’s leading tennis franchise. Virtua Tennis Challenge is the latest entry in the series, featuring 50 top players and 18 stadiums around the world. Built to fit unique iOS and Android controls, you have precision control over every server, shot, and return!

Get the iOS version and the Android version now!


SEGA’s Back to School Mobile Sale

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It’s an end of Summer sale!

It’s been a while since I’ve done the school thing, so my memory of it is a bit fuzzy. If I recall though, Summer is for staying in one place, playing games. And school? School is for taking your games with you. You kids today, and your awesome newfangled technology that requires fewer than six batteries. You don’t know how lucky you are! The answer is very lucky. Yes indeed.

Also, school is for learning. We at SEGA fully endorse your education and, seriously, you should take breaks and learn stuff, and jog or play freeze tag or whatever, and do things. It makes you appreciate the games that much more, and you may even become functioning members of society. But even in case you don’t — or especially in case you do! — we have put many fine mobile games on sale for you! 

Games are on sale up to 65% off for your Android and iOS devices. The sale lasts from now until August 20th!

Here’s everything that’s on sale:

Sonic CD (iOS / Android)
Sonic 4: Episode 2 (iOS / Android)
Streets of Rage 2 (iOS)
Streets of Rage 3 (iOS)
Altered Beast (iOS)
Golden Axe 2 (iOS)
Golden Axe 3 (iOS)
Gunstar Heroes (iOS)
Virtua Fighter 2 (iOS)

To find these titles (and more):

And don’t forget! By purchasing these titles you can enter to win a new Verizon Xperia Play phone!

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Sweepstakes: Win a Verizon Xperia Play Phone


Just throwing this question out there: Who wants to win a smartphone?

Okay! Interested? Here’s what we’ve got for you:

What is it?

A sweepstakes where you can win a Verizon Xperia Play phone!

How to Enter

Make a minimum purchase of $4.95 in either SEGA Android Games or SEGA iOS games during the Promotion Period. The $4.95 minimum can include multiple games that add up to that amount (for example, five games for 99 cents each).  Email your purchase receipt(s) to and in the body of the email provide:

  • Your first/last name
  • Date of birth
  • Zip code
  • Email address and phone number. For each minimum purchase of $4.95 which you submit you will receive one (1) entry.

There is no limit to the number of times you can enter; however there is a limit of one (1) prize per person.

Important Note: Remember, you can purchase multiple games to reach the minimum $4.95 requirement! The total just has to add up to at least that amount. For ease of reference, we recommend sending everything in the same email. Also, please make sure to remove any identifying credit card information before sending your receipt/proof of purchase to us!

Where To Find Us

Here’s quick links to searching for SEGA titles:

For Android, search Google Play for “SEGA” on your current phone, or search here for a list of SEGA titles.

For iOS, just search for “SEGA” at the iTunes store.

Entry Period & Additional Notes

For additional rules and notes, please be sure to read the Official Rules below!

  • This sweepstakes promotion runs from August 13, 2012 through August 27, 2012.
  • Only U.S. residents are eligible for this sweepstakes!
  • Good luck!


Sega of America, Inc.
Andoid & iOS Game Apps Sweepstakes
Official Rules

See Section 3 of these Official Rules for how to enter without a purchase.

(1) Description of Sweepstakes – Sega of America, Inc. (the “Sponsor”) is offering the “Android & iOS Game Apps Sweepstakes” (the “Promotion”) and will award prizes via a random selection from eligible entrants. The Promotion begins at 12:00:01 AM Pacific Time (“PT”) on August 13, 2012 and ends at 11:59:59 PM PT on August 27, 2012 (“Promotion Period”).

By participating in the Promotion, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. By participating in the Promotion, participants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Promotion Entities (defined below) from any and all damages whether direct or indirect, which may be due to or arise out of participation in the Promotion or any portion thereof, or the acceptance, use/misuse or possession of prizes. Further, the Promotion Entities do not make any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the use of any prize, including, without limitation, quality, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any additional expenses, omissions, delays, re-routing, or acts of any government or authority.

(2) Eligibility – The Promotion is open only to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico and all other US territories) who are thirteen (13) years of age or older at time of entry. Employees, officers and directors of the Sponsor, its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, advertising, promotional, fulfillment and marketing agencies, (collectively “Promotion Entities”) their immediate families (parent, child, sibling & spouse) and persons living in the same households of such individuals (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate in the Promotion. Void in Puerto Rico, all other US territories and where prohibited by law, rule or regulation. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

(3) How to Enter

With a Game App Purchase – Make a minimum purchase of four dollars and ninety-five cents (USD $4.95) of Sega Android games and/or Sega iOS games during the Promotion Period. Email your purchase receipt(s) as an attachment to; in the subject line enter “Game Apps Sweepstakes” and in the body of the email provide your first and last name, age, date of birth, zip code, e-mail address and phone number. For each minimum purchase you submit you will receive one (1) entry.

FREE Entry by Mail – Hand print your first and last name, e-mail address, age, date of birth, zip code, and phone number on a 3” x 5” card and mail in a hand addressed envelope to: Sega Game Apps Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 12487, Scottsdale, AZ 85267-2055. Mailed entries must be postmarked no later than August 27, 2012 and received no later than September 4, 2012. Limit one (1) entry per envelope.

There is no limit to the number of times that you can enter via either method; however there is a limit of one (1) prize per person. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different/duplicitous e-mail addresses, the use of a sweepstakes service, the use of multiple identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, contain irregular or invalid information, or are corrupted are void and will not be accepted.

(4) Data Collection – Sponsor collects personal information from you when you enter the Promotion. By entering the Promotion, you agree to all of the terms and conditions of Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. For information about how personal information may be used, see Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which is available at

(5) Prizes – Three (3) winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries received and each will receive one (1) Xperia™ PLAY by Sony Ericsson PlayStation® Certified SmartPhone, Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) $449 each. There are a total of three (3) prizes with a total ARV of all prizes of $1,347. The prize does NOT include a wireless service plan which is the sole responsibility of the winner. The odds of winning depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.

(6) Prize Awarding – Winners will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries conducted on or about September 5, 2012. Winners will be contacted within three (3) business days of the drawing by the e-mail address and/or phone number associated with their entry (“Winning Notification”) and asked to confirm prize acceptance and provide a complete mailing address for the purposes of prize fulfillment within five (5) days of Winning Notification. Non-compliance with any of these requirements may result in disqualification. Return of Winning Notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification, winner’s forfeiture of the prize and the selection of an alternate winner. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for Sponsor to use winner’s name for advertising and promotional purposes as Sponsor so determines without notice or further compensation, except where prohibited by law. Prize recipient shall not be permitted to (a) replace his/her designated prize with another prize or item, (b) transfer or assign his/her designated prize to another person, or (c) substitute any prize or prize component for cash. In the event of unavailability, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All federal, state, local, and other taxes on prizes, (including any applicable import taxes on prizes) are the sole responsibility of the person accepting the prize.

(7) General – All decisions of the Sponsor in any matter relating to this Promotion shall be binding and final. If there are fewer eligible entries than the number of available prizes, any unclaimed prizes will not be awarded. Sponsor is not responsible for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware, software, or web site. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network server or other connections, miscommunications, failed telephone or computer or telephone transmissions or technical failure, jumbled, scrambled or misdirected transmissions, for incorrect or inaccurate entry information, howsoever caused, or other error of any kind whether human, mechanical or electronic. Entrants found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Promotion, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified. If disqualified for any of the above abuses, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate entrant’s eligibility to participate in the Promotion. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be in violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion if any fraud, virus or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper play of the Promotion, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Promotion and the rights and obligations of Sponsor and entrants will be governed by and controlled by the laws of the state of California, applicable to contracts made and performed therein without reference to the applicable choice of law provisions. All actions, proceedings or litigation relating hereto will be instituted and prosecuted, without resort to any form of class action, solely within the state courts of California located in San Francisco, California and federal courts located within such state and county with respect to any action, dispute or other matter pertaining to or arising out of the Promotion. In the event any provision of these Official Rules will be held to be unenforceable, these Official Rules will continue in full force and effect without such provision.

(8) Winners List – To receive the names of the winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope for receipt by September 5, 2012 to: Sega Game Apps Winners List, PO Box 12055, Scottsdale, AZ 85267-2055. (WA and VT residents may omit return postage.)

Sponsored by:
Sega of America, Inc.
350 Rhode Island Street, STE 400
San Francisco, CA 94103

Administrated by:
Extra Mile Marketing
16611 N. 91st Street, STE 106
Scottsdale, AZ 85260-1523

© SEGA. SEGA is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. SEGA and the SEGA logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of SEGA Corporation. All rights reserved.

Xperia PLAY is a registered trademark of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB. Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB is not a Sponsor of, or in any way affiliated with, this Promotion.


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.



SEGA Shows Off Digital Games

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Last week, two sets of journalists got a preview of SEGA’s upcoming downloadable games — one in London, and the other in San Francisco during GDC. We previewed Hell Yeah!, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II, Jet Set Radio, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, House of the Dead 4, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing for iOS, Alexandria Bloodshow, Total War Battles: Shogun, and Virtua Tennis Challenge.

We’ll have separate entries to show off Hell Yeah!, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II, and Total War Battles: Shogun. You can find information and new art about some of the other games below.

Jet Set Radio

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The iconic Dreamcast skate-em-up is back, and making a fresh mark on consoles and PC this summer! Tag, grind, and trick to the beat in this upgraded HD version of Jet Set Radio, which will have you vying for control of the futuristic Tokyo-to by marking your turf with graffiti tagging across walls, billboards, and rival gang members.

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In Jet Set Radio, you can play as 15 different characters, build your own graffiti, explore Tokyo-to and Grind City, perform killer stunts on futuristic inline skates, and express yourself by tagging walls, billboards, cars, and rival gang members!

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Alexandria Bloodshow

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Trading cards and tower defense combine forces in Alexandria Bloodshow, the ancient mural-inspired sequel to the critically acclaimed Samurai Bloodshow!

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Set 3,000 years in the past, Alexandria Bloodshow lets you take command of the Egyptian or Greek forces as you battle your way across the Aegean. Defend against waves of enemy troops in beautifully rendered montages inspired by ancient hieroglyphics and Greek pottery – and decide once and for all which ancient empire was the best.

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Alexandria Bloodshow will be out this Spring for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. See more images for Alexandria Bloodshow on our Flickr.

Virtua Tennis Challenge


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SEGA challenges you to take your best shot! Virtua Tennis, the world’s number one tennis game, is available for the first time on smartphones with Virtua Tennis Challenge. Slice, lob, drop, and unleash your best top spin as you take on the world’s best and compete against 50 players in 18 stadiums around the globe. Build concentration by making plays that match your player’s style; unleashing a super shot that will make your opponent sweat. Enjoy hours of gameplay through different modes, shots, and courts.

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Choose and customize 50 characters with different strengths and play styles in 18 stadiums worldwide. Select from normal, hard, or very hard difficulty levels.

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Virtua Tennis Challenge is out March 19, 2012 on Sony Xperia Android smartphones, and May 2012 to other Android devices. See more images from Virtua Tennis Challenge on Flickr.

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown

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Ready… FIGHT! Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown is the definitive version of the Virtua Fighter 5 series, incorporating all of the enhancements the arcade team has rolled out since 2007. Final Showdown makes significant improvements to the fighting mechanics and adds new single player and online modes while maintaining the series’ classic balance and precision.

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Taka-Arashi returns from Virtua Fighter 3 and Jean Kujo, a karate expert, makes his debut to round out the lineup of 19 playable characters.

With overhauled core fighting mechanics, Final Showdown is nor more accessible to new players while carefully retaining the trademark depth and balance of the game. The throw escape system, streamlined control inputs, and enhanced visual cuts are among the most notable changes.

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Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown will be out this summer for XBLA and PSN. See more screenshots and images on our Flickr.

Stay tuned for more about Hell Yeah!, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II, and Total War Battles: Shogun.


SEGA Says “Be Mine” with Sweet Deals on Mobile Titles for Valentine’s Day!

Sale on!

Today we are pleased to present some truly heartwarming deals on popular mobile titles, including the hit HD re-release of Sonic CD – just in time for Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re looking to impress a potential Valentine or just treat yourself to a few new games, don’t miss your date with these deals on the App Store and Android Marketplace! Sale prices are valid 2/11 through 2/14.


Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 (iPad) – $2.99/£1.99 was $4.99/£2.99

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 (iPhone) – $1.99/£1.49 was $3.99/£2.49

Sonic CD -$2.99/£1.99 was $4.99/£2.99

Streets of Rage 2 -$0.99/£0.69 was $2.99/£1.99

Streets of Rage 3 – $0.99/£0.69 was $2.99/£1.99

Altered Beast -$0.99/£0.69 was $2.99/£1.99

Golden Axe 2 -$0.99/£0.69 was $2.99/£1.99

Golden Axe 3 -$0.99/£0.69 was $2.99/£1.99

Gunstar Hero -$0.99/£0.69 was $2.99/£1.99

Virtua Fighter 2 – $0.99/£0.69 was $1.99/£1.49

Super Monkey Ball- $0.99/£0.69 was $1.99/£1.49

Super Monkey Ball 2 – $0.99/£0.69 was $1.99/£1.49

Super Monkey Ball 2: Sakura Edition – $0.99/£0.69 was $2.99/£2.99


Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 – $1.99/£1.28 was $3.99/£2.56

Sonic CD – $2.99/£1.92 was $4.99/£3.20