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Vote for SEGA in the 2014 Pocket Gamer Awards!

We are honored to have several nominations in multiple categories in the 2014 Pocket Gamer Awards! Help us out by voting on your favorite SEGA mobile games.

SEGA is nominated for the following awards:


Best Strategy/Simulation Game
Football Manager Handheld 2014


Best Sports/Driving Game
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed


Best Publisher
SEGA


Vote Now in the 2014 Pocket Gamer Awards!



 
   
   
 

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Releases for Mobile!

Transform mobile racing this New Year with Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed!

Out now on iOS, and very soon for Android!

Play a variety of different game modes with more than 75 events, all optimized for touch controls and iOS 7 & Android Controllers!

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We are excited to announce the release of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed now available on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and very soon for Android. Following on from 12 million mobile downloads of the original Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, this sequel includes all of the exciting, transforming vehicle gameplay and multiplayer battles found in the previously released console version. With a multitude of game modes, over 75 events and a brand new World Tour, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed has been specifically optimized for mobile and on-the-go gaming.

Sonic and his All-Star friends are breaking free from the traditional rules of the road with vehicles that transform mid-race and give you three unique ways to play. It’s a race to the finish line as you drive powerful cars, pilot agile planes and glide across raging rapids in high-speed aquatic vehicles. Choose from more than ten legendary racers such as Sonic The Hedgehog, Tails, AiAi, and for the first time in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Shenmue’s Ryo Hazuki and his incredible transforming arcade cabinet. You will need to master each character’s unique vehicles and game changing all-star moves to come out on top in 13 dynamically changing courses. Discover alternate routes and collect new power ups in a racing game experience that never feels the same twice.

When you feel that you’ve got what it takes, challenge your friends and race in four player local matches or in synchronous and asynchronous online multiplayer races. You’ll never need to feel like you’re racing alone with integrated Facebook and Game Center functionality that lets you see your friends’ profile pictures zoom past you on the track. Last but not least, if you want a new reason to play, iOS 7 & Android controller support transforms your racing experience into something different for mobile gaming.

Download Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed now for iOS, and very soon for Android!


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Get the Latest Mobile Game from Our iTunes Storefront

We’re proud to bring you the SEGA iTunes Store, making it even easier to browse our full catalog of mobile games for iOS! Pick up the latest mobile game for your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

The only question you need to ask yourself: Which game are you missing from your ultimate, on-the-go collection?

Browse the SEGA iTunes Store
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Stellar Line Up Coming to Mobile & Tablets

We’re excited to announce a line-up of four titles coming soon to mobile and tablet devices with Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and a special, re-mastered release of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 leading the charge, along with Demon Tribe – a new, unique multiplayer RPG led by renowned producer/director Masayoshi Kikuchi, and mystery solving timed to the beat in Rhythm Thief & the Paris Caper.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Platforms: iOS, Android | Release Date: Winter 2013

SEGA is preparing to leave the competition in its dust as the critically acclaimed action racer Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed makes its way to mobile platforms. Race as Sonic and a host of legendary SEGA All-Stars across land, sea and air in amazing transformable vehicles as they battle for first place at the finish line. This sequel to the hit 2011 mobile game Sonic & Sega All-Star Racing will bring all of the competitive, fast paced, transforming action from its wildly successful console counterpart with a host of new features and improvements. With a reimagined World Tour, super competitive 4 player local and online races and comprehensive social integration, this will be the ultimate multiplayer racer on mobile. Start your engines and get ready to transform your racing experience on the go!

Sonic The Hedgehog 2

Platforms: iOS, Android | Release Date: November 2013

Get ready for the ultimate spin as one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time receives a definitive update for the mobile generation. Sonic fans and newcomers alike will see Sonic The Hedgehog 2 in a brand new light. Revisit the game that first introduced Miles “Tails” Prower and some of the most legendary environments in Sonic history. See special stages and classic levels such as Casino Night Zone and Chemical Plant with re-mastered audio and upgraded visuals running at a silky smooth frame rate of 60fps.

This version of the classic sequel is coming to Android for the first time ever and will be made available as a free update for existing iOS owners.

Demon Tribe

Platforms: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch | Release Date: Winter 2013

From Masayoshi Kikuchi, who worked on classic titles such as the Panzer Dragoon series, the Yakuza series, and Jet Grind Radio, comes Demon Tribe. Set in a dark fantasy world facing the threat of a demon infestation, Demon Tribe blends MOBA, card collecting, and action-RPG gameplay elements for a thrilling experience. Capture and fuse demons to build the ultimate team and enter battle with both cooperative and competitive MOBA-style engagements supporting up to 6 players in 3v3 synchronous battles.

Rhythm Thief & The Paris Caper

Platforms: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch | Release Date: Early 2014

Join Raphael and his faithful canine companion Fondue as they investigate the mystery of his father’s strange disappearance. Tap to the beat through the streets of the City of Lights, gather clues, and thwart enemies in this toe-tapping rhythmic adventure.

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SEGA will share more information on each game in the coming weeks. Be sure to follow us so you don’t miss any of the exciting news!


 
   
   
 

Free Stuff Friday – September 20th 2013

It’s Friday, so naturally we’ve got a mix of fun stuff to give away. We’re moving a bit away from Sonic items from our Licensing stash, and adding some games to the mix.

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In the game department, we have Anarchy Reigns (PS3 / Xbox 360 available), as well as Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed Vita, and our last game is Super Monkey Ball on Vita. Rounding out our giveaways and last on the list is the Sonic Backpack, perfect for the starting school year (even if a bit late!).

Obligatory note on software, Xbox 360 games are region restricted to North America, but PlayStation 3 games can work internationally. Vita games are region free, but may not include content available on PSN.

Want to participate? Everyone is welcome! We’re kicking off today’s giveaway around 12:30 Pacific time, hope to see you there!

On the Block

1. Anarchy Reigns – PS3 and Xbox 360 available (NTSC)
2. Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed Vita
3. Super Monkey Ball Vita
4. Sonic the Hedgehog Backpack

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!” (don’t actually DM this, it’s not the way to enter)

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 if you are using the Twitter website. 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.

 
   
   
 

Celebrate Sonic’s 22nd Anniversary with Up to 70% Off

Celebrate Sonic's 22nd Anniversary

We are excited to announce a limited time, sale price of $0.99 (prices vary across regions) for all Sonic mobile games on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon App Store in celebration of Sonic’s 22nd Anniversary!

Fans can race at lightning speeds across seven classic zones as Sonic the Hedgehog. Run and spin through loop-de-loops as they collect rings and defeat enemies on a mission to save the world from the evil Dr. Eggman with the original Sonic the Hedgehog 1 or relive the nostalgia with Sonic CD. Enjoy beloved sidekicks and fan-favorite villains in Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Ep 1 &2, gamers can scoop of their favorites on sale now for a limited time.

Check out Sonic games on your mobile device today! Sale prices might be delayed on some platforms.

 
   
   
 

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed on Intel Ultrabook

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“Traditionally, laptops haven’t been known for providing the best gaming experience.” This was the first thought that crossed the mind of Steve Lycett, executive producer (Sumo Digital) on Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, and one that was rapidly dispelled. “As soon as we received the Ultrabook device and spoke to the engineers at Intel, we realized that suddenly we were dealing with the next generation.”

Charged with bringing one of SEGA’s landmark franchise to Ultrabook devices, the team at Sumo Digital in Sheffield, England, more than rose to the challenge. Acclaimed racing game Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is the latest in the no-holds-barred series that lets players leap into the cars (which then transform into boats and planes) of world famous SEGA luminaries, from Sonic all the way to Wreck-It Ralph, fresh from his Hollywood debut. SEGA has never rested on its laurels with the series, so bringing the game to Ultrabook devices with touch screens was a next logical step.

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“We tailored the game for the Ultrabook range to ensure we made the most of the hardware,” said Lycett, who worked with his team to make sure players would always have just as much touch control as they wanted. “We’ve specifically designed the user interface so touch can be used throughout. You can select modes, decide which track to play, and check out all the vehicles with a simple touch of your finger.”

There was no doubt in Lycett’s mind that he needed to bring touch to his games. Though at first glance, a PC racing title isn’t the most obvious home for a touch interface, players are becoming irreversibly accustomed to it in their games. “Users want to reach out and touch the worlds we create. It’s a natural user interface you’re taught from the day you’re born, and one that ptovides an immediate connection with instant feedback.”

Ultrabook devices bring a new level of flexibility and interaction to Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. In regular laptop configuration, players can go head-to-head with up to four controllers for chaotic split-screen racing, while a convertible device allows for play in tablet setup, making full use of both touch and tilt interfaces. Players will find a game that has been carefully optimized for play in either configuration.

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But it’s not only the interface options that led Lycett and his team to so heartily embrace the Ultrabook device. “Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed on the Ultrabook platform takes advantage of the fact that we know there is a consistent set of technologies that is available to us,” said Lycett.

“The high-quality screens really let the colors pop, plus the touch screens are smooth and sensitive, and the tilt sensors give you immediate and accurate control. Tie all this together with a lot of processing and graphics power, and much more memory compared to what even the latest console has, and you’ve got a recipe for a great gaming experience.”

Let’s race.

 
   
   
 

SEGA Sale – Discounts on Nintendo eShop and PlayStation Store!

It’s that time again, we have an all new sale featuring games across the PlayStation Store and the Nintendo eShop! The sales are only available for a limited time – the Nintendo E-shop promotion ends on March 31st and all PlayStation Store promos close on April 1st. Check out what’s available, head to the shops on your console, and grab any games you might have missed!

The sale is open to United States, Canada, Brazil and Mexico customers.

Nintendo E-Shop

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Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Wii U – Current Price $39.99 / Sale Price $29.99

PlayStation Network

Super Monkey Ball - Banana Splitz

Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz PlayStation Vita – Current Price $29.99 / Sale Price $14.99
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed PlayStation Vita – Current Price $29.99 / Sale Price $19.99
Virtua Tennis 4 World Tour PlayStation Vita – Current Price $29.99 / Sale Price $14.99
* Sale prices vary due to local currency

As always, we love to hear if you are picking up any titles in the sale, so drop a comment below and tell us what you are picking up!

 
   
   
 

FLASH SALE – All Sonic Games are 50% off on Steam 24h Only!

For 24 hours only, all Sonic the Hedgehog titles on Steam are 50% off! These prices won’t be around tomorrow, so get to Steam and pick out a new game!

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Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Metal Sonic DLC
Sonic Adventure 2
Sonic Adventure 2 Battle Mode DLC
Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode 1
Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode 2

Sonic Generations E3
Sonic Generations
Sonic Generations Casino Night DLC
Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racing
Sonic 3D Blast
Dr.Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
Sonic Spinball

Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic 3 & Knuckles
Sonic CD
Sonic Adventure

Did you grab a new Sonic game? Let us know in the comments below…

 
   
   
 

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Out Now for Nintendo 3DS!

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed 3DS

It’s here! Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, the ultimate racing game where players speed across land, air and water in fully transforming vehicles is now available for the Nintendo 3DS. On-the-go gamers will get the chance to put their skills to the test as they race as one of the SEGA All-Stars characters including Sonic, Knuckles, Tails and others. In addition to the familiar favorites, NASCAR star Danica Patrick and Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph join the cast as playable characters, each with their own transforming vehicle and All-Star move.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed 3DS

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, now available on Nintendo 3DS, features a wide variety of characters from iconic franchises bringing the spirit of racing to life for the entire family.  Players compete across new dynamic environments and tracks that are once again inspired by SEGA’s illustrious gaming history.  There are over 16 tracks and arenas, with each one feeling different – the courses change and each player must master their transforming vehicle across all terrains to finish first. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed also sees the popular All-Star moves return for each playable character with a brand new mechanic allowing your All-Star bar to power up faster if you race daringly and stylishly.  Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is available now for all gaming platforms.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed 3DS

At launch, the Nintendo 3DS Bonus Edition of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will be available at local retailers while supplies last. The exclusive bonus edition content features: Metal Sonic as a playable character along with his transforming vehicle and Mod Pack, an additional Outrun Bay Track plus challenges and time trials, and stickers for your in-game driver’s license.

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