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eBay Auction for Japan Relief – Part 2

DCredcrossThanks to Raki from SegaShiro for making this sweet Red Cross/Dreamcast/Play for Japan graphic for us!

Earlier this week, we listed several items on eBay for auction, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Red Cross for relief efforts in Japan. The response was overwhelming — we received several thousand dollars in bids, with many items going for $300 or more. Thank you to all who bid, and will continue to bid, on these items.

We sent an email to all employees at SEGA of America to let them know what we were doing, and many people wanted to help out. Yesterday was a parade of people coming by our desks with items to donate for auction. Many of these items are from their own personal collections, and are things that they’ve held on to for years. We also got some people internally to sign items in the hopes that it would increase the auction value. Everyone at SEGA has pitched in to help with this, and we just can’t thank them enough. We’re honored to work with amazing people here at SEGA.

One of the things we heard from a few folks after our first set of items went up was that they would like to bid and contribute, but they didn’t have enough money to bid on items that were listed. Because of that, we’ve listed some smaller/less rare items in the hopes that everyone will be able to find something that fits their interest and budget. Even if you can’t or choose not to bid, we need your support! Please help us in spreading the word to friends, family, and fellow gamers about our auction.

Not all of our items are on the smaller scale, though. We’ve got several really valuable items, including a prize so awesome that I still have a hard time believing that we’re giving it up. You can see all of our new prizes in the photos and item descriptions, along with links to bid, below.

We will be listing even more items in the coming days, so keep watching for new stuff! And thanks again for all your support. SEGA fans ROCK!!

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Official Bayonetta Costume

Bayonetta on the Show Floor

Seriously? Seriously.

We are incredibly excited to offer this for auction. If you were at E3, Comic Con, or saw coverage of events where we had our live Bayonetta model, then you’ve seen this item in action. This is the completely original, totally custom-made, incredibly accurate and detailed Bayonetta costume. It’s truly the only one like it in the world.

The costume does include the wig (and foam head) with ribbons and chains, the bodysuit, the gloves and the boots. This costume does NOT include the glasses or the guns. The bodysuit has all of the details you’d expect from an accurate representation of the character, including the round chest piece, chains on the front and back of the costume, and more.

Because it was custom-made to fit our Bayonetta model, we don’t have a numbered size for it. However, you can examine the photos above and below to see the size of the bodysuit. The boots are a size 10. The wig should fit most heads. The gloves should fit most hands/arms.

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Sonic the Hedgehog 15th Anniversary Figurine

Sonic the Hedgehog 15th Anniversary Figurine

What you’re looking at was part of a figurine series created to celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog’s 15th Anniversary back in 2006. This figurine is about 4 inches tall, and is of excellent quality and detail. It was owned by a SEGA of America employee, who took care of it at his desk, and is now donating it to help with Japan relief efforts.

The figurine features modern-style Sonic and comes with a black base that reads “SONIC” on the front. On the top of the base, just in front of where Sonic stands, is the official Sonic 15th Anniversary Logo, marking the piece as part of the 15th Anniversary Collector’s series. Sonic’s arms are slightly bendable, but this figurine is meant for collectors, and is not recommended for playing with, chewing on, or using to save the world. (That said, sometimes Eggman just needs a good beating!)

As part of the 15th Anniversary set, this figurine is also unique from the Sonic Statue, which is larger and limited to a run of 2500. (We also have one of these up for charity auction – check our full listing page for info!)

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Signed Vanquish Art & Statue

Vanquish Statue and Signed Art

What you’re looking at is a signed glossy art piece from the PlatinumGames team featuring Inaba-san and Mikami-san signatures and a very special and highly detailed statue from the Vanquish Videogame. The signed art images were hand signed by the development team in preparation for the game release. The Vanquish statue was part of the original pre-order offering in Europe. This particular statue was donated by our marketing director and has been unopened, still in its original packaging!

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Super Monkey Ball AiAi T-Shirt

Super Monkey Ball AiAi Shirt

Super Monkey Ball AiAi Shirt

This is one of a few hundred AiAi shirts made for Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll. It is a replica of the shirt that AiAi wears in the game. These were given out to Nintendo World Store employees that worked our launch event at the store, as well as internally to SEGA employees. It is a size Medium.

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Project Needlemouse “Team Needlemouse” T-Shirt

Project Needlemouse "Team" T-shirt
This is a limited edition, super-rare Project Needlemouse t-shirt that was created for SEGA employees working on Sonic 4. If there was one T-shirt that Sonic fans are constantly asking about, this is it – and for good reason, too: only about 250 of these T-shirts exist in the entire world, and most of them were given out at Comic-con and internally to the teams working on Sonic the Hedgehog 4, back when the game was code-named Project Needlemouse.

This is one of our last remaining new Project Needlemouse t-shirts here at SEGA, and we think that there are few better reasons to donate it than to help Japan in this time of need.

The shirt features the Sonic Silhouette and reads ‘PROJECT NEEDLEMOUSE’ above it on the front. The left sleeve features the SEGA logo, and the right sleeve reads “TEAM NEEDLEMOUSE – 9.09.09″. This date is a reference to two things: the first reveal of Project Needlemouse, and also the original launch of the Dreamcast, which launched on a similar 9.9.99 date.

The shirt is size XL.

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Ryo Hazuki Figurine – in Forklift!

Ryo Hazuki Figurine

Attention Shenmue fans! This figurine of Ryo Hazuki in his forklift is one of only 1,000 in the world! They were made to promote Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, which features Ryo and his forklift as his All-Star move. Now is your chance to own one! The figure is 5 inches tall.

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MADWORLD T-Shirt

Original MADWORLD T-Shirt

What you’re seeing here is one of the first edition T-shirts in SEGA’s popular MADWORLD series. While later versions of this popular shirt would show up at NYCC, this is a new, unworn, original T-shirt, given only to select press and SEGA employees back when SEGA and Platinum Games first announced their major partnership in San Francisco. It is a size Medium

The shirt is a play on the quirky nature of MADWORLD – and the fact that you can stab people in the head with CAUTION signs. Beyond being part of the super-limited first run, you can also tell this shirt apart from the later variants by the sheer size of the “CAUTION” sign on the front, which is huge and bright on the first edition set.

If you’re a fan of MADWORLD or Platinum Games, this is your one – and perhaps only – chance to score one of the first edition promo items from one of the most graphic games on the Wii!

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Japanese Bayonetta for X360 and PS3

Japanese Bayonetta

You are bidding on two Japanese copies of Bayonetta on PlayStation3 and Xbox 360, as donated by our PR Team to help Japan with relief efforts. The games are both sealed and never been used. The Xbox 360 version requires a Japanese Xbox 360 to play, however if so desired, the PlayStation3 version is region free and should work in any console. A collector’s item for anyone looking to expand their Bayonetta collection!

Bid on this item!

Sonic Colors Soundtrack from Japan – Signed!

Sonic Colors Soundtrack from Japan

This is the original soundtrack to Sonic Colors/Colours from Japan! These are not available for purchase outside of Japan, so this is your chance to get one! It is a 3 disc set, with 83 songs in total. To make it even better, the Sonic Colors marketing team from SEGA of America (Judy, Thu & Kellie) has signed the insert!

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MegaDrive Collection Vinyl

MegaDrive Collection Vinyl

What you’re looking at is a very special and extremely limited Megadrive Ultimate Collection Vinyl Record. Originally offered as a pre-order incentive for Australia for the Megadrive collection, this record has never been listened to and comes in near mint condition. This is a massive collectors item for anyone that loves Megadrive / Genesis and wants to celebrate some of the classic tracks from years gone by. This particular record was donated from Derrek P, Brand Manager here at Sega of America who worked on the title release.

Details about the album:

* Extremely RARE Megadrive / Genesis Limited Edition Vinyl Soundtrack
* Never been listened to, extremely good condition, #85
* Vinyl color is SEGA blue!
* Tracks include: Space Harrier – Main Theme, Ristar – Star Humming, Vectorman – Day 3 (Tidal Surge), Golden Axe – Turtle Village, Phantasy Star II – Restoration, and Vectorman 2 – Scene 18

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Samuel L. Jackson Signed Iron Man 2 Promo Card

Samuel L. Jackson Signed IM2 Promo Card

This is a thin cardboard (posterboard) promo card for the Iron Man 2 game, signed by Samuel L. Jackson.

Details about the card:

* Authentic, original signature
* Signed by Samuel L. Jackson
* Size: 8.5 inches x 11 inches

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Sonic the Hedgehog Notebook from 1993

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Sonic the Hedgehog Notebook
Art inside the Sonic notebook
Art inside the Sonic Notebook

Take note, Sonic fans – or take lots of notes, because this rare Sonic notebook from 1993 is completely unused and in awesome condition. And, unless you happened to live in Brazil in 1993, chances are this is one piece of Sonic merchandise you don’t already own!

Inside the book is some Sonic art from the early 90′s era, including everyone’s favorite sidekick – Tails!
Whether you’d like to write in the notebook, or add it as the latest part of your Sonic collection, one fact remains – this thing is pretty awesome!

Details about the Sonic Notebook:

* Made in 1993, and still in great, unused quality
* Features classic Sonic and Tails, and a whole lot of space to write.
* Rare, imported from Brazil

(Thanks to all of our fans who pointed out this was from Brazil, not Mexico. )

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Don Cheadle Signed Iron Man 2 Promo Card

Don Cheadle Signed IM2 Promo Card

This is a thin cardboard (posterboard) promo card for the Iron Man 2 game, signed by Don Cheadle.

Details about the card:

* Authentic, original signature
* Signed by Don Cheadle
* Size: 8.5 inches x 11 inches

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SEGA Branded Ladies Watch

SEGA Ladies Watch

Hey Ladies, what time is it? It’s time to bid on an extremely RARE SEGA watch! This watch was created for SEGA of America employees as a holiday gift, only a handful were created and distributed, however the exact number is unknown. The watch was donated by Judy G, Brand Manager here at Sega of America and who might also be late to tomorrow’s meeting!

Details about the Watch:

* Extremely RARE Ladies style SEGA Watch
* Never worn or used
* Fully functional
* Tells time!

Bid on this item now!

Sonic Free Riders Soundtrack from Japan

Sonic Free Riders Soundtrack

This is the original soundtrack to Sonic Free Riders from Japan! These are not available for purchase outside of Japan, so this is your chance to get one! The CD has 12 tracks on it.

Details about the soundtrack:

* 12 songs
* Not available for purchase outside of Japan
* Still in the original shrink wrap

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Sonic the Hedgehog Boombox

Sonic the Hedgehog Boombox
You are bidding on an official Sonic the Hedgehog CD Boombox, with AM/FM Radio. Plug your head phones in! Works with your MP3 Player! Listen to all your favorite Sonic classic songs (not included) and impress your friends with this awesome Sonic merchandise!

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Sonic Colours UK Limited Edition Pack – DS

Sonic Colours UK Limited Edition Pack - DS

This is a limited edition Sonic Colours pack that was only available in the UK. It contains the Sonic Colours game for the Nintendo DS as well as a Sonic figurine and several Wisps from the game. The game’s cover and manual have been signed by the Sonic Colours marketing team at SEGA of America — Judy, Thu, and Kellie.

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Super Monkey Ball & Valkyria Chronicles Pins

Super Monkey Ball & Valkyria Chronicles Pins

Looking for a hip way to show off your SEGA pride, donate to a good cause, and not break the bank in doing so? Perhaps these limited edition Super Monkey Ball & Valkyria Chronicle pins will help you get there! The pins were created for promotional use at the Penny Arcade Expo and given out to fans who visited the SEGA booth.

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Sonic Colours UK Limited Edition Signed – Wii

Sonic Colours UK Wii Pack

This is a limited edition Sonic Colours pack that was only available in the UK. It contains the Sonic Colours game for the Nintendo Wii as well as a Sonic figurine and several Wisps from the game. The game’s cover and manual have been signed by the Sonic Colours marketing team at SEGA of America — Judy, Thu, and Kellie.

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SEGA Director’s Notebook

SEGA Director's Notebook

SEGA Director's Notebook - Inside

Yes, you read that correctly. This is a special, SEGA Branded, high-class professional-style notebook. Until today, it was owned and used by SEGA of America’s own Marketing Director. Now, you too can feel the awe-inspiring power of a SEGA director by possessing their book! (… or something like that.)

The notebook itself is a black and a light, iridescent blue, and features a zipper protecting the paper and pockets inside – and this thing has a lot of pockets. It’s perfect for jotting down notes about the next upcoming SEGA game, how awesome the SEGA of America Community Team is, or how you’re totally planning to give them a raise in the next fiscal year. (Because, you know, that’s what Directors do!)

Rumor has it this Notebook was even down through generations from each SEGA Director to the next over the last two-hundred and fifty years. Other rumors state that it holds the power to create world peace, and that using this notebook while wearing a “three wolves howling at the moon” shirt will amplify your natural Director powers, instantly transforming you into a qualified, bona fide leader. Please note that we have not tested either of these rumors to confirm their validity.

In short, it’s a sweet, classy, SEGA branded Notebook, once owned by our Marketing Director.

Details about the Notebook:

* Owned and used by a SEGA America Marketing Director
* Will make you feel just like a real SEGA Director!*
* Use this Notebook while wearing a “three wolves howling at the moon” shirt to amplify natural leadership powers!

*: Effectiveness at transforming regular people into SEGA Directors has not yet been fully tested. There’s a slight chance you might feel just like a normal person holding a very, very special Notebook.

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SEGA Saturn Game Gloves

SEGA Saturn Game Gloves

SEGA Saturn Game Gloves

Planning on a long gaming session of your favorite old school SEGA classics, but lack the proper attire? Look no further, we have a very special and extremely rare auction for a pair of Saturn Game Gloves. These were donated by one of our SEGA producers, Omar W., who held on to these gems for several years, waiting and training to be the best gamer there ever was. Now, this pair of gloves can be yours, complete with padded thumbs!

Details about the Game Gloves:

* Branded SEGA Saturn
* Super Cool Gloves for Video game play, bike riding, playing sports – or just having fun!
* Padded thumbs
* Fits ages 14 and up

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Sonic the Hedgehog Backpack

Sonic the Hedgehog Backpack

What would it be like to give Sonic a piggyback ride everywhere you went? You can find out with this Sonic the Hedgehog backpack! Thanks to adjustable straps connecting Sonic’s hands and feet, Sonic can be with you all day to help you carry your stuff. Not a lot of stuff though… the backpack portion is accessible through a zip pocket in Sonic’s stomach and doesn’t really hold more than a few items. But still — an adorable item for any kid, or just a kid at heart.

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Sonic & Knuckles Race Set

Sonic & Knuckles Race Set

Fan of Sonic & Sega’s Allstars racing and looking for even more Sonic racing action? Look no further! Now you too can join in the fun with Sonic or Knuckles in this racing set, featuring 8 feet of track! What fun!

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Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing – Tails & Plane Figurine

Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Tails & Plane

Tails flew his plane in Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, and that’s commemorated in this figurine set.

Details about the figurine:

* High-quality, detailed Tails figurine
* Part of the Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Set
* Size: 5 inches tall

Bid on this item!

Valkyria Chronicles JPN

Valkyria Chronicles - Japanese Limited Edition Set

For Gallia – and Japan! This super-rare Limited Edition box set for the epic PS3 game Valkyria Chronicles is being auctioned off straight from SEGA to help raise funds for Japan relief efforts.

The box itself is in almost-new condition, and includes a special Alicia figurine, an extremely detailed Edelweiss Tank figurine, the Japanese edition of the pre-order Artbook, and the game itself. Only available in Japan, the copy of the game will also work in US and European PS3 systems.

The Alicia figurine is also a unique version not available in other Valkyria Chronicles figurine sets. The only way to pick it up is through this Box Set!

Details about the Limited Edition Box Set:

* Rare, Limited Edition Box Set from Japan.
* Includes the Game (PS3, JPN), Alicia Figurine, Edelweiss figurine, and Artbook.
* The perfect addition to any Valkyria Chronicles collection – especially if you like tanks!

Bid on this item!

SEGA Cards, Dreamcast Postcards, and SEGA Pen

Holiday Cards, Postcards, and SEGA Pen

This set includes two SEGA holiday cards that were sent to friends, partners, and business associates at the end of the year. One features Sonic the Hedgehog on a snowboard, and the other features Bayonetta, AiAi, Sonic, and the Alien from AVP – all kickin’ it by the fire in holiday sweaters (of frankly questionable taste).

This set also includes 6 Dreamcast-era postcard – 3 of each style. The first features Seaman and the quote “Get a life, fruitcake.” That lovely holiday sentiment is followed up by a lady in her recliner, speaking to Seaman on her Dreamcast microphone.

You’ll need something to write on all this paper with, so we’ve included a SEGA pen.

Bid on this item!

Sonic the Hedgehog MP3 Player

Sonic the Hedgehog MP3 Player

This Sonic the Hedgehog MP3 player holds 500 songs (it’s 2GB) and comes with earbuds. What else could you want in an MP3 player? Well, I’ll tell you. It opens and closes.(!!) I know, It’s crazy. But I know it’s true, because it’s right there on the package. What is the world coming to.

Bid on this item!

Planet 51 Movie Art Book – Signed!

Plane 51 Movie Art Book

Plane 51 Movie Art Book

This is a hardcover, full-color book featuring art from the Planet 51 movie. If you’re into animation, this is a great item to have. The front of the book is signed by Marcella Churchill, who was the Brand Manager at SEGA of America for the Planet 51 game.

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Crazy Taxi Art – Signed

Crazy Taxi Signed Art

This rare piece of art was signed in late 2010 to celebrate the release of Crazy Taxi on PSN and XBLA. If you’ve got crazy money (or just the highest bid), it’s yours!

Details about the art:

* 8.5 inches x 11 inches
* Glossy artwork
* Signed & dated

Bid on this item!

Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood Cover – Signed!

Sonic Chronicles Package Insert

This is a cover for the Nintendo DS game Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood. It is signed by the entire BioWare dev team that worked on the game. And it is awesome.

Details about the cover:

* Cover of Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
* Signed by entire BioWare Dev Team
* Awesome

Bid on this item!

The Epic Soniclock!

The Soniclock

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***Own the most epic, rare Sonic Clock in the history of the world!***

You probably thought we were joking about that whole “Most epic Sonic Clock in the whole world” part, right? To understand the value of this masterpiece, one first needs to know its history…

This clock was originally given out for free to a SEGA event attendee last year. Apparently that person wasn’t a huge fan of Sonic, and in a gesture that was probably meant to insult us, he destroyed part of the clock and then put it up on Ebay. The rest of the Sonic community was appalled, until…

One of the other attendees from that same event bid on the clock – and won it. And then the story got 10x better: The winner wrote around the edges of the clock, in a personalized message to SEGA and our Sonic 4 Brand Manager Ken: “The Sonic(lock) Cycle as you truly imagined it!”

For Christmas that year, we here at SEGA received a package – and within it, we got our clock back. You can check out the full blog detailing the awesome return here: http://bit.ly/h9rXDN

Now, we have decided to end (or continue?) this story where it began: Ebay. We’ve upgraded the clock, adding a new “Biker-Balough” picture to the 12:00 spot, and have repaired the rest of it through large amounts of super glue and excessive strips of tape. The Soniclock has been upgraded to a new level, and by bidding on this piece of SEGA Community history, you can also help those in need in Japan!

Details about the Soniclock:

* Features Ken “Biker” Balough at 12:00!
* Signed by Ken Balough on the side. Reads: “It’s Biker Balough O-clock! -Ken”
* Also signed by Community member Skyler, who originally saved the clock here on Ebay.

Bid on this item!

Virtua Fighter 5 – Signed

Virtua Fighter 5 - Signed by the Developers

Signed by the Japanese development team, this rare copy of Virtua Fighter 5 for PS3 is among some of the rarest items we’re auctioning off to support Japan. As you can see in the picture, a number of big names from the VF team signed in silver, and this copy is truly one-of-a-kind if you’re a collector of rare SEGA or Virtua Fighter merchandise.

Both the signed case and the actual game for PS3 are included in this auction. To all our Virtua Fighter addicts out there – good luck!

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THANK YOU!

That’s all the items in our second batch, but we’re already collecting more for a third! We’ve got some good stuff coming up too… stay tuned!

 
   
   
 

Planet 51 Contest Winners

Now and then you’ll see us posting contests here on the blogs with prizes ranging from small (free stuff friday) to big (like, say, a free tip for your entire family down to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.) Today we’d like to give our congratulations for winning one such prize to the Stemple Family of Kernersville, NC! They’ve scored themselves an exclusive tour of the complex by winning our Planet 51 Sweepstakes from last year – which is pretty awesome if anything remotely space related piques your interest.

Grats once again guys, and enjoy the trip!

For all other Planet 51 related info, you can check out the game’s website here.

 
   
   
 

Sega at San Diego Comic-con Day 1

Welcome to Comic-Con

Here we are, sunny San Diego for Comic-con! The weather is nice and we are getting accustomed to our home away from home for the next five days. So what have we done today? Well, we had a chance to go through the convention hall, see a bit of the area, do some fun out of office emails via phones and get ready for the main event this week!

Planet 51Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing

The show officially kicks off tomorrow with the doors opening at 9 am, but tonight there was a preview night, a pre-show chance to check out some special unveilings and get your hands on some nice gear from the floor. Sega was there in force with the full community team (woo) and everyone who will be manning the booth during the next four days.

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This is my first Comic-con, I missed out on the trek to New York earlier in the year. I’ve done one smaller fan focused convention, but this is nothing like I’ve ever seen. The closest I know is E3, which is a beast in and of itself, but Comic-con is a consumer show with massive crowds, or so I’m told. Looking at preview night, I was a bit taken aback by the masses of people walking through the space. Overheard by too many people to count: “This is the busiest Preview Night I’ve ever seen.” I’m anticipating the next few days to be absolutely slammed, and can’t wait to see it!

BayonettaSega Booth at San Diego Comic-con

As you can see from the photos posted, the Sega Booth is equipped with four playable games including, Planet 51, Bleach: The 3rd Phantom, Bayonetta, and Iron Man 2. Fun stuff! Look out for some upcoming blogs about a few of those tonight, we are all hitting the laptops and doing some posts about the stuff we saw.

 
   
   
 

SEGA at San Diego Comic Con 2009!

SDCC 09 Logo

We’re excited to announce that SEGA will be at San Diego Comic Con 2009! Ruby, Clumsy, and Kellie will be at the show to bring you all the action. We’re still getting our schedules together, and we’ll be announcing some meetups and fun stuff for all the fans attending Comic Con early next week.

In the meantime, here are the games that we’ll be showing at Comic Con.

Bayonetta - Bayonetta is a cinematic, stylized action game from the famed creative mind of renowned game developer, Hideki Kamiya. The game’s protagonist is a graceful, gun-wielding witch with powers beyond the comprehension of mere mortals. Facing off against countless fantastic enemies in stylish yet action-packed combat, Bayonetta uses outlandish finishing moves to take the action genre to a new level of excellence.

BLEACH: The 3rd Phantom - In this exclusive storyline, new details are revealed about the BLEACH universe stemming from before the start of the anime series. The story highlights the close partnership between two fraternal twin Soul Reapers, Matsuri Kudo and her brother Fujimaru. For the first time, players create and command their own team of eight Soul Reapers. In team-based battles, players decide where to place their team on the campaign map and also how to customize their character’s powers with the experience points they received through winning battles.  With exciting revelations and a lot more choice and strategy, BLEACH: The 3rd Phantom will thrill fans and newcomers to the series alike.

Iron Man 2 – WORLD PREMIERE! An all-new game that puts the power into the players hands and takes fans deeper into the Iron Man movie and comic universe. Featuring an all-new original story and a great interactive experience. Stay tuned for more official details in the upcoming days.

Planet 51 - Planet 51 is a galactic sized alien adventure comedy from the writer of “Shrek” and “Shrek 2″, which revolves around American astronaut Captain Charles “Chuck” Baker who lands on Planet 51, thinking he’s the first person to step foot on it.  To his surprise, he finds that this planet is inhabited by little green people who are happily living in a white picket fence world reminiscent of a cheerfully innocent American town circa 1950, and whose only fear is that it will be overrun by alien invaders…like Chuck!  With the help of his robot companion “Rover” and his new friend Lem, Chuck must navigate his way through the dazzling, but bewildering, landscape of Planet 51 in order to escape becoming a permanent part of the Planet 51 Alien Invaders Space Museum.

Sands of Destruction (Funimation Booth) - From the master storytellers that brought you classic RPGs such as Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross, comes an innovative role-playing adventure for the Nintendo DS. In a world surrounded by a sea of sand, the fate of the world lies in the hands of a small band of warriors known as the World Annihilation Front. Play as Kyrie and venture through oceans of sand with Morte, a mysterious girl crusading for the World Annihilation Front on a rebellious mission with her troop of recruits. Fight colossal monsters, battle tyrannical beastmen, and ultimately… discover that Kyrie holds the key to world destruction. The future of the world now lies in your hands.

SEGA & Sonic All Stars Racing - In a frantic battle to the checkered flag, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing sees Sonic and friends speed around tracks set in mediaeval castle ramparts, lush rainforests and bustling cities, all taken from the visually rich and varied universes of Sonic and SEGA.  Fan favorites such as Dr. Eggman, Tails, AiAi, Amigo and many more will join Sonic in their custom built vehicles, revving their engines and jostling to stay ahead of the pack.  Each character will race around the track in cars, planes, motorbikes, and in AiAi’s case – a banana mobile!  Secret short cuts, swift handling and avoiding strategically placed obstacles are certainly the best way to get to the top of the podium.

A select few SEGA games will also be making appearances in other booths. Sands of Destruction will be at the Funimation booth. BLEACH: The 3rd Phantom will also make a guest appearance at the Viz booth on Friday, July 24th. Finally, Iron Man 2 will also be shown at the Marvel booth.

The SEGA booth is #5529. Who’s excited about attending?

 
   
   
 

New Planet 51 Movie Trailer

He’s come a long way from “It’s just a flesh wound“, but the John Cleese we all know and love is back again – among a lot of stars, in fact – in Planet 51. In the newest trailer, you can actually hear the voice acting for the characters – and we think it’s pretty fantastic.

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Anyone else surprised that Chuck (the astronaut) is actually voiced by The Rock?

 
   
   
 

SEGA Podcast Episode 2 is now live!

The latest episode of The SEGA Show is now live! Our newest episode, E3 and Blast Processing, is a full recap of our time on the E3 show floor, some very cool interviews (including a special guest), free SEGA related swag, and more classic SEGA tunes!

Episode 2 Updates:

- Added SEGA Startup sound to the beginning of the show. SEEEGAAAAA!
- Less music during interviews, focused more during transitions and other segments.


Coming soon:

- Adding in SEGA Shout outs starting with our next Episode! More details coming soon.
- Adding in Fan Remix spotlight, starting in the August Episode! E-mail us your nominations: communityteam@sega.com

E3 and Blast Processing – Episode Synopsis:

1:00SEGA Community: Our impressions from the E3 Show Floor
7:00Aliens V Predator - Interview with Rob Bartholomew from SoE
9:08 - The Conduit – E3 Interview with a special surprise guest
16:20 - Alpha Protocol – E3 Interview with Andy Alamano, Producer at SoA
21:47 - Sonic and SEGA All Stars Racing – Interview with Dan Gallardo, Brand Manager at SoA
25:58Planet 51: The Game – Interview with Jose Manuel, head of development at Pyro Studios.
35:04 - Closing and New Additions to the August Ep
36:00Special Thanks

??: ?? - Hidden Contest for special Conduit Swag! It’s in there somewhere – listen in and find it for your chance to win.

Click here to listen to the episode, or right click to download to your PC! We hope you guys enjoy the new episode – would love to hear what you guys thought!

Also, we’re totally serious about the Starbucks gift cards. ;)

 
   
   
 

Sega Booth @ E3 – Day 2

Sega @ E3 2009 - Day 2

E3 Day 2 and boy are my feet tired! We had another great day on the floor with a lot of activity and a ton more people coming by to see our games in action. I cannot wipe the smile from my face, E3 is like a gamer holiday for me – tons of news, tons of games, and a ton of happy gamers eager to play our games.

Sega @ E3 2009 - Day 2Sega @ E3 2009 - Day 2
Sega @ E3 2009 - Day 2Sega @ E3 2009 - Day 2

Yesterday we took some photos of the booth and today I made a point to take some additional images to really show off how everything comes together. I really want to highlight what it looks like from the outside looking in, since it’s a rather unique perspective. From just about every angle, you’ll always have a chance to see at least three games. After the show, we should have some build photos of how it all came together, so be on the look out for these after the show is over.

Sega @ E3 2009 - Day 2

Something that we haven’t really talked about is our massive video wall. From the moment you arrive at the booth, it cannot be missed. It is at least 20 feet tall, wide screen, outputting at a very crisp 1080p, and running all of our trailers. We will definitely be following up with our Media and Events Manager, Teri Higgins, for more info on how this screen came together. For now, enjoy some shots to show off the scale.

Sega @ E3 2009 - Day 2

Sega @ E3 2009 - Day 2

Aaron records a podcast segment with Dan

Overall it was another fun day at the booth for the community team. We got some time to record a follow up Podcast with interviews from the show floor. I don’t want to spill the beans on what we have planned, but we have our full line up covered, so do check back to hear the final show. We also ran a few booth tours with websites we work with, which is a lot of fun – getting demos straight from developers is always a treat, I will never get tired of.

Sega @ E3 2009 - Day 2Sega @ E3 2009 - Day 2

Lastly, we had some fun events at the booth today, including the one and only, Bayonetta. In an amazingly crafted costume, Bayonetta was a real treat to see on the show floor. I got a few really good shots of her posing across our stage, do check them out across our flickr page.

I hope everyone has been enjoying the blogs and updates, we’re having fun getting them out. Enjoy the photos and let us know what you think!

 
   
   
 

A Closer Look: Planet 51

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Planet 51 is an alien adventure comedy from the writer of “Shrek” and “Shrek 2″. It revolves around an American astronaut named Captain Charles “Chuck” Baker, who lands on Planet 51 thinking that he’s the first to set foot on it. To his surprise, he finds that the planet is inhabited by little green people who were happily living their lives. Their only fear is alien invaders like Chuck! With the help of his robot companion Rover, and his new friend Lem, Chuck must navigate through the landscape of Planet 51.

Here’s what you need to know:

 

  • The movie and the game were created together to ensure a high-quality game experience.
  • The game is a mission-based driving game
  • The game is packed with skill-testing adventures
  • You’ll race, chase, and evade enemies in an incredibly array of vehicles, and be able to play as characters from the movie
  • There are numerous story-based missions that allow you to unlock new vehicles, get collectables, watch movie clips, and more
  • Will be released in Winter 2009 for PS3, X360, Wii, and DS

 

Check out  all of our photos on Flickr!

 
   
   
 

SEGA Announces Partnership for Planet 51 Video Game

Earlier this morning, SEGA officially announced a partnership with Pyro studios, the team behind the upcoming movie Planet 51! This means that SEGA will be publishing the official video game for the movie, which will be hitting US theaters this Fall.

For what some may call a kids movie, older readers may actually find it pretty entertaining – the team behind Planet 51 also created Shrek, and the voice of the astronaut is none other than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. There are also some fun references to older movies – like the Alien dog in the trailer below.

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As you can see in the trailer, the film is looking really great. Since this is the SEGA end of things, we’ll have more news on both the video game and the movie as we fly closer towards the release.

In the meantime, remember to take your medicine, kids. (Or the big bad monster’ll get’ya.)

 
   
   
 


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