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SEGA @ PAX – The Swag Post


The Penny Arcade Expo is nearly here! In a week’s time we’ll be in sunny Seattle showing off a ton of SEGA games and meeting the fans of our products. We’ve already detailed the games that are available for play on the show floor and today we show you the goods! As if playing the games is not a reward in itself, we’ll also have some very select giveaways on hand for those who come by and check out the games.

Aliens: Colonial Marines

Aliens: Colonial Marines Avatar Card

We have some exciting stuff to show off for Aliens: Colonial Marines, everyone who plays the demo will pick up a free shirt for your Xbox 360 avatar.

Aliens: Colonial Marines PAX Event Pre-order Shirts

We’ll also have T-Shirts on hand for those that come by and pre-order the game. These shirts were created in very limited numbers and are extremely rare, come by and pick one up!

Alienware Tournament Giveaways

And for those looking to show off their Xeno killing abilities, Alienware will have a tournament once a day to reward the top scorers in Team Deathmatch with an Aliens: Colonial Marines prize pack. The tournament runs for a full hour each day with the schedule available at the Alienware booth.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed buttons

We have very special buttons to pass out to the best of the best Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed players. To win, drop by the SEGA booth and do your best to beat the time!

Sonic Adventure 2

Sonic Adventure 2 lanyard

If there’s one thing we love about Penny Arcade Expo – it’s making awesome new lanyards! This year’s offering is for the upcoming fan favorite, Sonic Adventure 2! Also, everyone who plays the game will have a chance to enter a special sweepstakes for a custom Sonic Adventure 2 Astro A40 Headset!

The Cave

The Cave Figurines

The Cave by Double Fine and Ron Gilbert will be playable at the SEGA booth.  We are passing out a special limited edition figurine to everyone who plays. The way the toys are packaged, you won’t know which character is inside, allowing The Cave to decide which character best suits you for the adventures that lie ahead.

Hell Yeah! – Wrath of the Dead Rabbit


Show your love for Hell Yeah! by picking up a chainsaw poo hat (yes, you read that right!) and wearing it all show long. Not only will you flaunt your knowledge of the next big thing in digital downloads, you’re awesomeness will go up by a factor of two.

Nights into dreams

NiGHTS into dreams buttons

Another fan favorite, NiGHTS into dreams will be playable at the SEGA booth and we’ve crafted some limited edition buttons for everyone that plays!

Jack Lumber

Jack Lumber Key Chain

No matter if you’ve mastered the recently released iOS game, or are a new Lumberjack stepping out for the first time, these Jack Lumber keychains are a must have.

Phantasy Star Online 2

PSO2 MousePad

For everyone who comes by the SEGA booth and plays the demo (or tries the character creator), we have an exclusive Phantasy Star Online 2 mousepad giveaway, featuring art from the game!

We have already sent the loot to Seattle in shiny, shiny red boxes, so we’ll post images when we’re there, but just imagine this image, only on a mousepad.


Phantasy Star Online 2 at PAX

Phantasy Star Online 2

As you may have heard, Phantasy Star Online 2 will be at the Penny Arcade Expo next week – for fans of the game, we know you’re eager to hear more, so let’s cut to the chase! Here’s what’s going on with Phantasy Star Online 2 at PAX:

Playable PSO2 Demo + Character Creator

Join other PSO2 fans and battle your way through part of the game, customized for PAX! Explore, battle through random events, work together with your ad-hoc PAX crew, and experience a boss fight!

We will also have the character creator on-hand – and we are looking forward to seeing what sort of fabulous creations you make at the show. The game’s powerful character creation tool is truly one of its more delightful aspects, and I have no doubts that the imaginarium of the Penny Arcade Expo’s hallowed halls will inspire you to wonderful creative heights. Please note the character creator and playable demo will be set up separately, so you can get in line for either if you’re attending.

Phantasy Star Online 2

PSO2: Rare Loot

For everyone who comes by the SEGA booth and plays the demo (or tries the character creator), we have an exclusive Phantasy Star Online 2 mousepad giveaway, featuring art from the game!

We have already sent the loot to Seattle in shiny, shiny red boxes, so we’ll post images when we’re there, but just imagine this image, only on a mousepad:

PSO2 MousePad

See you in Seattle!


SEGA Brings Nine Playable Games to PAX Prime



We’re excited to announce a line-up of nine playable games, including one unannounced game, for this year’s Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle. Alongside our upcoming blockbuster franchise titles Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and Aliens: Colonial Marines, we are also showing off several digital titles, including Double Fine’s The Cave and Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit by indie developer Arkedo Studios. Phantasy Star Online 2, the popular multi-player online role playing game, which launched to more than 730,000 players in less than one month in Japan, will be making its Western debut at the show. Fans of the iconic blue hedgehog will also get to play the recently-announced HD version of Sonic Adventure 2.

SEGA’s full PAX line-up is below:

  • Aliens: Colonial Marines
  • The Cave
  • Hell Yeah! – Wrath of the Dead Rabbit
  • Jet Set Radio
  • NiGHTS into dreams…
  • Phantasy Star Online 2
  • Sonic Adventure 2
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • Unannounced digital title (new IP)

SEGA’s games will be showcased in booths 242 and 252 at the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle, Washington, from August 31 through September 2, 2012.


Phantasy Star Online 2 is Coming West

Phantasy Star Online 2

Phantasy Star Online 2 is on its way to North America and Europe!

SEGA’s newest and most advanced online multiplayer game ever — and successor to the revolutionary Phantasy Star Online — will be making its way on PC to North America, where it will land in 2013 as a Free to Play title!

Of Journeys Past …

Let’s travel back in time for a moment: to the days of Sega Net and the Dreamcast, and something unprecedented: a multiplayer adventure, combining arcade action, dungeon crawling, and RPG progression with a sci-fi story blended with fantasy spirit.

The original Phantasy Star Online helped to usher in the age of the MMO while introducing SEGA and Phantasy Star to a new generation of gamers. Phantasy Star Online broke new ground while resolutely doing its own thing—in particular, weaving action-based multiplayer combat through a deeply-entrenched story.

Now, the story continues for a new generation of online games and new ways to play and explore, while embracing a free to play model and building the game around that. There are, of course, lots of details to be revealed about this model — we know everyone has questions about how “Free to Play” will work for the Western version of PSO2, so stay tuned!

Phantasy Star Online 2

The New Journey Begins

Phantasy Star Online 2 will find players joining the “Arks” organization as part of the Oracle Fleet – a group of spaceships traveling through the far reaches of the galaxy, with the mission to explore and research newly discovered planets. The game recaptures the sense of adventure and discovery of the original PSO, with players finding their way through uncertain territory while working together — the game is designed so you can adventure alone and explore at your own pace, but has a heavy emphasis on teamwork as well, making unprecedented group encounters possible.

Starting the game in a central hub reminiscent of the original PSO, players will find join a futuristic living space with the chance to learn about their missions, meet other players, and set off to explore challenging new worlds. Embark on the game’s story, and encounter the mysterious D-Arkers — a malevolent force challenging those who would venture into the depths of space.

Together, intrepid players may be able to unravel the mysteries of Phantasy Star, but one thing is for sure: from Rappies to MAGs; from player housing to massive boss encounters, with teamwork and skillful action combat, Phantasy Star is back to provide all new worlds of adventure.

Phantasy Star Online 2

Infinite Adventure and Infinite Customization

There’s a lot to tell you about and a lot to look forward to – in the coming months we’ll talk about the various features of PSO2. Here are some starting points to ponder.

First, the game features an insanely powerful character creator, giving you unprecedented control over your avatar – change the size and shape of any body part, change height and weight, and — if you play as CAST — re-arrange your parts to your heart’s content to build the robot you want to be.

Play as the jack-of-all-trades Humans, the mystical Newman, or the powerful and robotic CAST. From there, you can begin to explore the way the class system is designed to open up your ability to experience and interact with the game world.

Phantasy Star Online 2

Phantasy Star Online 2

The game features three different classes to start as: the Force class with their mastery of Photon Arts, the up-close-and-personal combat prowess of the Hunter, and the long-range tactical genius of the Ranger. Leveling in PSO2 is class-based: you level up classes as you choose, allowing you to try out different ways of playing.

Making your way through the game you will explore randomized dungeons and have special random encounters – custom-event challenges that happen during the course of a mission, designed to test your skill, nerve, and teamwork. Oh yes — and, making its return from the original Phantasy Star Online, the MAG – a combat assistant you can customize to suit your needs.

Ultimately, the game is shaped around the core idea of players extensively customizing their individual weapon combos and upgrading their own skills, combining the character progression of an RPG with the flat-out combat prowess of an arcade-action game. Mix in Phantasy Star’s unique and extensive style and incredible customization, and you have the recipe for an online multiplayer experience unlike any other.

Phantasy Star Online 2

For those of you who have traveled with us in the past, through the original RPGs, through the original Online or Portable adventures, or across the Universe: We hope you will make the journey with us to this exciting new realm. If you are new to Phantasy Star, we hope you will join us for a new adventure unlike anything else Online.

We are pleased and proud to make this announcement — stay tuned for much more news to come from Phantasy Star Online 2!

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