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Limited-Time Thanksgiving Mobile Game Sale

We are excited to announce a Thanksgiving sale across our mobile platforms! Pick up your favorite games at a special price for a limited time for your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or on Google Play and the Amazon Appstore for your Android devices.

Play as Sonic or his friends in Sonic Jump leaping through familiar and new Sonic worlds to battle Dr. Eggman, as you tilt and tap your way through fixed Story levels and Arcade infinite modes.

Tag, grind, and trick to the beat in SEGA’s hit game Jet Set Radio, or compete for the supremacy of medieval Japan with Total War Battles.

Pick up your new games soon as the deal ends November 30th!


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Super SEGA Deals on the Steam Summer Sale!

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It is that time of year, where the desert heat beats down on gamers everywhere, driving them mad — mad for summer savings, which is a serious disease that we take very seriously, and you shouldn’t joke about it.

And this is indeed no joke: For the duration of the Steam Sale all SEGA titles — excluding Call of Heroes 2 and pre-orders of Rome II — are 50% off!

Seriously though I love the Steam sales, I think I bought another 10 things just while typing this, and in addition to the 50% off you can look forward to Flash Sales and more on SEGA games: we’ll be posting on Facebook and Twitter as soon as they’re live, so stay tuned!

Here’s some of what’s on sale — browse at your leisure and stay tuned!

SEGA titles on Steam

Sonic the Hedgehog (Steam)

All SEGA published/developed titles: All of them. All of them! From Alex Kidd to Wonder Boy, from Condemned: Bloodshot to Ristar, from Total War to Bass Fishing.

 

All the SEGA.

Sonic Hits Collection

Sonic Franchise (Steam)

All of the Sonic: Sonic? Sonic. Sonic Sonic Sonic. Sonic!

Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic CD, Sonic Generations, Sonic Spinball, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I & II. Sonic the Hedgehog.

You may also like… Dreamcast Classics: They’ve got the Dreamcast on computers these days! That’s just crazy. Crazy Taxi that is. Also: Sonic Adventure! Space Channel 5 pt. 2! Fish!!!

And if you like that era of SEGA, you might like: Jet Set Radio and the inimitable NiGHTS into Dreams — two games with art & play styles that to this day look and feel like nothing else.

Dreamcast Collection (Steam)

 

Genesis Classics

SEGA Genesis Collection (Steam)

Genesis Classics: Look. This is my childhood and adolescence. It’s here. This is me, right here. I once spent $72 for the cartridge of Shining Force II, and you can have it for $1.49. Streets of Rage II is worth purchasing for the soundtrack alone. I don’t know what to tell you. This is me.

The only thing not in this collection is the Genesis Classics Pack V, which notably includes Phantasy Star I – IV. Phantasy Star IV in particular is one of the very best 8 or 16 bit RPG games, and still immensely fun. And plus PSIV by itself is $1.49 and if you want to prove me wrong then the cost of playing it and doing so is now set at $1.49. That’s a pretty great price to call me a liar.

Total War

Total War Grand Master Collection (Steam)

Total War Grand Master Collection: Look at all the Total War! Just look at it! Do you have any idea how many hours of incredibly detailed tactical strategy are in this collection?

Okay wait, more than just hyperbole, you know what’s really neat here? Shogun II is integrated with the Steam Workshop, so you can easily add and remove player-made content to the game. If you are a fan of the Total War series then you know player-created mods have always been one of the coolest things about the games, and the mods and the games themselves have grown up together. I love the Steam Workshop, and seeing it integrated with Shogun II is particularly awesome.

It’s SEGA Steam Summer Sale savings: because alliteration this good only happens once a year.

 
   
   
 

Crazy Taxi Arrives For Android!

Crazy Taxi (Android)

Like a freewheeling, hill-jumping taxi careening around the bend and screeching to a halt outside your very door as the timer runs out, CRAZY TAXI is here — on your Android!

You can pick the game up at the Google Play store now: http://bit.ly/16rqgmT

The game will be coming soon for purchase on the Amazon App Store and Samsung Store, as well.

A Dreamcast Classic on the Go

Based on the Dreamcast original — and featuring original music by The Offspring and Bad religion — Crazy Taxi is a white-knuckled ride from one fare to the next, as you blast wildly through the streets. Much as in real life the only thing that matters is getting there on time! Terrify your passengers and other pedestrians, catch all the air you can, and pull off all the crazy tricks you can manage.

Crazy Taxi (Android)

Play How You Like

The game has been optimized for Android and features multiple modes to fit either just a few minutes of craziness on the go, or longer — and therefore more crazy — sessions. To that end: Crazy Taxi features 16 mini games and the opportunity to play in Arcade or Original Mode. It’s time to make some crazy money!

Crazy Taxi is now available for $4.99/€3.99 /£2.99 on Google Play and will be available later this week on the Amazon App Store and Samsung Store.

Crazy Taxi (Android)

 
   
   
 

PlayStation Network Sale for Space Channel 5: Part 2

Space Channel 5 Part 2

Good news for fans of dancing … in space!

We have a PlayStation Network sale for you – Space Channel 5: Part 2 is on sale for 50% off (60% off for Playstation Plus members).  This sale lasts from now until September 11th. In case you are unfamiliar with the zany, rhythm/dance Dreamcast title, here’s a quick Q&A:

Q: Is Space Channel 5, Part 2 the infectiously fun action rhythm game that follows fan-favorite Ulala as she uses the power of dance to fight off the rhythm rogues?

A: Why, yes it is!

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Q: Why would she fight the Rhythm Rogues? What’d they ever do to her?

A: Glad you asked – the Rhythm Rogues kidnapped Space President Peace, beloved for his policies of non-aggression, along with thousands of other people, and forced them to dance until there is literally no tomorrow.

Q: Wow, that’s messed up. So why did you release part 2 instead of part 1?

A: Because Part 2 has Space Michael, that’s why.

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Q: Oh wow, that is awesome, and kind of crazy. Wait, I forgot. What’s happening again?

A: Space Channel 5, Part 2! On sale! 50% off on PlayStation Network (60% for PlayStation Plus members)! From now until September 11th!

Q: Dance?

A: Dance!

Space Channel 5 Part 2

 
   
   
 

Free Stuff Friday for April 20, 2012

Free Stuff Friday! That’s today and after a busy busy week here at the SEGA HQ we are just now posting the giveaways that will be headed to our twitter page in just a few short hours! In honor of the fantastic weather here in the SF bay area, we’re giving out 3 of our very popular and very limited SEGA hoodies – just in time for Summer!

On the Block

Dreamcast Sweatshirt

1. The Dreamcast hoodieXL ONLY – we only have 3 of these left in our merch room and we only have them in Extra Large.

PAXtravaganza Event Raffle Prizes

2. SEGA Controller hoodie – S, L, XL, and 2XL - Another favorite for SEGA fans, this blue and white hoodie matches comes with 4 embroidered SEGA controllers across the front. Extremely limited, only 300 were produced in this batch.

Alien Bandana

3. Aliens: Colonial Marines hoodie – M and L - Our most recent hoodie, created for a recent press event and our official team colors for the PAX East show. Only 200 have been produced.

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 http://www.twitter.com 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 only accept one direct message per person per prize!

Example:

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.

Other Assorted Information:

  • Free Stuff Friday duties alternate between the London and San Francisco offices and are done during business hours (usually mid-morning) in our respective time zones.
  • No, you can’t know what number message you were – so please don’t ask! We will tell you that the information is classified!
  • If you have questions during the giveaway, please contact us with an @reply. As you can imagine, we get a whole lot of direct messages during the contests and there is a very good chance we will miss your question if it is sent as a DM.

How to Send Direct Messages on Twitter

Due to a change in our account status with Twitter, you should be able to send us direct messages without us following you. However, third-party applications may not allow you to.

There are a few ways to send us a Direct Message on Twitter. The easiest way is:

  1. Log in to your Twitter account.
  2. Click on the person icon and select Direct messages from the drop down menu.
  3. You’ll see a pop up showing your Direct message history. Click the New message button, highlighted below.
  4. In the address box, type the name or username (SEGA) of the person you wish to send a message to.
  5. Enter your message and click Send message.

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. If you still have questions on sending direct messages, please visit Twitter’s Help Section.

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. Please make sure your message says “test” somewhere.

 
   
   
 

Guess Who’s Back?

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ChuChu Rocket! Blasts Off into the Android Orbit

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The classic SEGA Dreamcast title ChuChu Rocket!, is now available for you to own on Android mobiles — click here to download!

Once again players have to guide the adorable ChuChus to a waiting rocket ship while avoiding bottomless pits and an army of evil cats. Test your skills over 500 unique single-player puzzles or match wits against up to three computer opponents.

ChuChu Rocket! is priced at $0.99/£0.69/€0.79/AUD$0.99. To download ChuChu Rocket! for Android today, zoom straight to the Android Marketplace.

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Sale on PlayStation Network Titles

With the holidays right around the corner, now is the perfect time to pick up a few goodies at a discount! Now through November 1st, select North American titles on the PlayStation Network are available at special prices.

Crazy Taxi (XBLA/PSN)

Nothing to wear for Halloween? POW – Dress your Home avatar in the Alpha Protocol Tactical Gear pack for only $14.99!  10 hour drive to grandma’s house for Thanksgiving?  BAM pick up the SEGA Genesis Collection for PSP for the low price of $12.99! Need a Christmas gift for yourself? KAPLOW – SEGA Rally Online Arcade for PS3 is only $6.99. A complete listing of sale items is below.

PlayStation 3:

Crazy Taxi: $6.99 (30% off)

SEGA Rally Online Arcade: $6.99 (30% off)

Gunstar Heroes: $2.99 (50% off)

Alpha Protocol Tactical Gear pack: $14.99

PSP:

SEGA Genesis Collection: $12.99 (20% off)

Crazy Taxi: $6.99 (30% off)

Phantasy Star Portable 2: $19.99 (50% off)

Valkyria Chronicles II & Valkyria 2 DLC Pack 2: $22.99 (almost 50% off), $13.79 for PlayStation Plus members (almost 70% off)

 
   
   
 

Bass Fishing & Space Channel 5 Part 2 Return on PSN & XBLA!

SEGA Bass Fishing

SEGA Bass Fishing and Space Channel 5 Part 2 are now available on Xbox LIVE Arcade and the PlayStation Network! Fans who have been waiting over ten years for the fish to return and to fulfill their passion for music and dance can pick up copies of these games for 800 Microsoft Points or $9.99 / £6.29 / €7.99 / AUS $12.95 via PSN.

Space Channel 5 Part 2

In SEGA Bass Fishing, players can cast their lines at eight different fishing holes, utilising 14 unique lures while battling realistic weather conditions that affect fish behavior. Players also have the opportunity to master their angling techniques to catch as many fish as possible in four tournaments, where the best of the best cross fishing rods! In addition, exclusive to the PlayStation 3, you’ll be able to get that realistic fishing experience right in your living room with the PlayStation Move motion controller. Cast off and reel in with a simple flick of the wrist.

SEGA Bass Fishing

In Space Channel 5 Part 2, follow Ulala, a dancer and reporter from Space Channel 5, on her quest to take down the Rhythm Rogues and their leaders, Purge and Shadow. The dancing Dreamcast diva must prevent them from creating the all-powerful dance-control weapon and ultimately end their pursuit of world domination. Along the way, enlist the help of Space Michael, based on the King of Pop himself, to prove Ulala’s prowess in rhythm and rescue Space President Peace!

Watch the Trailers!

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Fans of the originals will be happy to see both games digitally re-mastered with HD 720p graphics! We hope you enjoy the return of these Dreamcast games and look forward to your feedback!

 
   
   
 

SEGA Bass Fishing and Space Channel 5 – Release Dates Confirmed!

Attention, all Anglers and Spacecats!

We have some dates for you: SEGA Bass Fishing and Space Channel 5, Part 2 are going to be available, digitally, over Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network – October 4th for PSN and October 5th for XBLA!

The games will each be available for either 800 Microsoft Points (same for all territories), or $9.99/£6.29/€7.99/AUS$12.95 on PSN.

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Space Channel 5 Part 2 is the infectiously fun action rhythm game that follows fan-favorite and funktastically spunky newscaster Ulala as she fights off the Rhythm Rogues. These dastardly dance deviants have captured the noble leader, Space President Peace, and thousands of other innocents — and forced them to dance until there is literally no tomorrow.

Although there is considerably less dancing in SEGA Bass Fishing, it nonetheless runs with the Dreamcast spirit of being infectiously fun and engaging — perhaps bass fishing is not your idea of wild action, but this game has a unique charm all its own, and like the best of the Dreamcast era runs with a concept as far as it can, concerned both with being a great fishing game and being a great game on its own. Or put less dramatically: Fish!!!

Update: It is 100% worth mentioning that the PlayStation Network version of SEGA Bass Fishing supports Sony Move! The original was a fun game regardless of how you played it, but one of the neat features was, of course, the awesome Bass Fishing controller for Dreamcast. Now, you can use your Sony Move controller in your relentless pursuit of the big one!

To recap: Anglers and Spacecats! Space Channel 5 Part 2 and Bass Fishing! October 4th, PSN! October 5th, XBLA! Dance! Fish!!!

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