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Join Us at Gamescom 2013! Play Games & Win Swag

We are excited to venture to Germany for one of the biggest gaming conventions of the year kicking off next week, Gamescom 2013! Going to be there, thumbs in prime attack positions? We would love to have you join one of our events. Don’t forget to check out some of our games being showcased at our partners’ booths, too!


Whether you’re attending to play the latest game, snag some free goodies, or listen in on a panel discussion, we have something for every SEGA fan!

Gamescom General Information:

Open for Everyone from August 22nd, 2013 – August 25th, 2013
More Dates/Times information can be found here.

Purchase Admission Tickets at

Koelnmesse GmbH
Messeplatz 1
50679 Cologne, Germany

PocketGamer Mobile Mixer

Monday, August 19th from 18:30 – 21:30 CEST

Some of the biggest players in the mobile gaming arena will be discussing the current state and future of gaming on portable, multimedia devices.

Interested in attending? The first 25 fans to email will get VIP access into the panel, a SEGA Swag Pack (Sonic The Hedgehog plushie, Sonic Dash shirt, and a SEGA iPhone 5 case), and a chance to win dinner with the SEGA Community team! Note: This is not an online event. We must be able to confirm in-person attendance.

The Big Indie Pitch

Tuesday, August 20th from 17:00 – 20:00 CEST

We open the floor to the brightest minds in indie development and allow them to pitch their best game ideas to a panel of esteemed judges with one goal in mind – to win one of the most compelling prizes a game publisher can offer!

Interested in attending? The first 25 fans to email will get VIP access into the event, a SEGA Swag Pack (Sonic The Hedgehog plushie, Sonic Dash shirt, and a SEGA iPhone 5 case), and a chance to win dinner with the SEGA Community team! Note: This is not an online event. We must be able to confirm in-person attendance.

Sonic Lost World

Sonic Lost World will be at the Nintendo of Europe booth with all new playable levels, a newly minted trailer, and exclusive screenshots! Coming to Wii U and Nintendo 3DS on October 22nd, 2013.

Sonic Lost World Official Site

Total War: Rome II

Total War: ROME II will be playable at the Koch consumer booth. Stop by to get hands-on with the highly anticipated game from the talented development team at Creative Assembly! Coming to PC on September 3rd, 2013.

Total War: Rome II Official Site

The Cave

In the Business Centre portion of Gamescom, the Cosmocover booth will be featuring some exciting news surrounding Double Fine’s The Cave!

The Cave Official Site

Follow Us on Twitter for Your Chance to Win

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @Sega as we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with the latest to emerge from the show floor! As if that wasn’t enough… we’ll also be giving away an exclusive SEGA Swag Pack every hour (more details to come). And, feel free to join in on the fun by hashtagging your photos with #SegaGamescom.

@Sega on Twitter

The Hourly Giveaway SEGA Swag Pack includes:

– Sonic The Hedghog plushie
– Sonic Dash t-shirt
– SEGA iPhone 5 case


Events at Gamescom 2013:

– PocketGamer Mobile Mixer on Monday, August 19th
– The Big Indie Pitch on Tuesday, August 20th

Games at Gamescom 2013:

– Sonic Lost World @ Nintendo of Europe booth
– Total War: Rome II @ Koch booth
– The Cave @ Cosmocover booth

Twitter Hourly Giveaways:

– Follow us @Sega for your chance to win a SEGA Swag pack in our hourly giveaways
– Use #SegaGamescom when posting your photos to join in on the fun


Kicking Off the PocketGamer Mobile Mixer

SEGA at the PocketGamer Mobile Mixer

Just a short hike from the SEGA of America headquarters in San Francisco is the PocketGamer Mobile Mixer, where we are proudly showing off some of our latest mobile titles to hit iOS and Android, including The Cave, Kingdom Conquest II, Sonic the Hedgehog 1, and Sonic Dash.

Manning the SEGA table is our Community Team, greeting game industry professionals and fans with iPhone 5 cases and a copy of the Sonic Universe comic.

Word has it that a special guest will be showing up! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter as we keep you up to date with all the juicy mobile news being covered tonight.

Can’t make it out to hang with us? No problem! We will be giving out the exclusive cases and comics to fans who hang out with us on Twitter. Let’s get to Tweeting!

Featured Games:
The Cave
Kingdom Conquest II
Sonic the Hedgehog 1
Sonic Dash


6-7pm: Food & Networking
7-8pm: Studio Panel featuring Ethan Einhorn, Director of Online Operations, SEGA
8-9pm: More Networking!


SEGA Showcases Highly Anticipated Titles at E3 2013

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Today we are proud to announce the SEGA titles on display for this year’s E3 Expo. The show will see a world premiere of one of SEGA’s most iconic franchises, the HD remake of a gaming classic, as well as the finest in PC strategy gaming.

Sonic Lost World

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Making its hands-on debut at E3, Sonic Lost World puts Sonic up to the challenge as he faces his most powerful enemy to date – The Deadly Six! Using his dynamic new parkour moves and Color Powers, Sonic must speed across a variety of unique terrains – racing inside, outside and upside down in every level. The game will launch exclusively on the Wii U™ and Nintendo 3DS™ this Holiday as part of the recently announced partnership that makes Nintendo consoles the number one destination for Sonic gaming for the next three Sonic titles. The game marks an evolution of the Sonic series and SEGA is excited to showcase the title at E3.

Castle of Illusion

Castle of Illusion - Announcement

Mickey Mouse returns to star in Castle of Illusion, a fantastical reimagining of the Sega Genesis classic. With all-new HD graphics and gameplay, Castle of Illusion brings Mickey and his magical world to life. When the evil witch Mizrabel kidnaps Minnie, it’s up to Mickey to brave the dangers of the Castle of Illusions to rescue her. Gather your courage and take on hordes on rebellious toys, traverse enchanted forest and navigate mazes of living books. Play as Mickey and save Minnie from Mirabel’s evil clutches! E3 will be the first hands-on opportunity for Castle of Illusion. The game will be available this summer for Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network, and Windows PC.

Company of Heroes

Company of Heroes 2
As the eagerly anticipated follow-up to one of the best loved strategy games of all time, Company of Heroes 2 looks to make a big splash at the show with its stunning depiction of the Eastern Front. Visitors to E3 will get to exclusively go hands-on with the action packed ‘Land Bridge to Leningrad’ mission from the game’s campaign. Featuring innovative True Sight, Cold Tech and Seasonal Warfare functionality brought to life by the cutting-edge Essence Engine, Company of Heroes 2 will once again push the boundaries of strategy gaming.

Total War: Rome II

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Destined to be the biggest game in the entire series so far, Total War: ROME II will be playable for the very first time at the show with a thrilling battle between Egypt and Rome on the banks of the River Nile. Developers Creative Assembly will also unveil the Total War: ROME II campaign map, showcasing the most ambitious campaign mode in any Total War game yet – packed with innovative new features, detail, and breathtaking in its scope.

The Cave

The Cave

Named GameInformer’s Best Adventure Game of E3 2012, The Cave is an adventure game from Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion creator Ron Gilbert, and Double Fine Productions, the award-winning studio behind Psychonauts and Brütal Legend. The mobile version of The Cave will be shown for the first time at the Online and Mobile Game Pavilion located in the Concourse Foyer.

Follow us on Instagram

Be sure to follow us on Instagram for updates throughout the E3 Show! We’ll be updating with photos from the show, including some behind-the-scenes photos, food pictures, and other fun activities! Posting pictures from our booth at E3? Our hashtag on Instagram is the same as Twitter — #SegaE3

SEGA’s Favorite Places in Los Angeles – The LA/E3 Foursquare List

SEGA is now on Foursquare!

Here at SEGA, we love to eat. We’ve even got a whole blog category dedicated to food. We travel a lot, and we’re all from different parts of the world. All of that adds up to us knowing some pretty spectacular places to eat, drink, and be merry. We launched our Foursquare account earlier this year, and we’ve loved adding our tips and seeing people using our recommendations to find great stuff. As many of us are veterans of E3 and/or Los Angeles, we’ve compiled all of our LA-based tips onto this handy Foursquare list.


Games at E3:

  • Sonic Lost World
  • Castle of Illusion
  • Company of Heroes 2
  • Total War: Rome II
  • The Cave

Please use the hashtag #SegaE3 when tweeting about our E3 stuff, or posting Instagram photos of our E3 stuff.

We’re on Instagram! Our username is SEGA.

We compiled a Foursquare list of awesome places to go in LA.


[US ONLY] Selected SEGA Games up to 75% off this Week at

Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai

Starting today and running until March 18th, is setting up some pretty sweet downloadable sales for SEGA titles. Check the title list and note the date of the sale to get in and save up to 75%!


The Cave



Football Manager 2013



Total War: Shogun 2 Collection



Rome Total War Collection



Total War Shogun 2 Fall of the Samurai


Planning to grab a game on the list? Let us know, we’d love to hear what you pick up in the sale.


Interview with Dave Gardner, Character Animator & Designer on The Cave

Continuing our series of interviews about The Cave with Double Fine, our own Matt Hickman sits down with Character Animator and Designer Dave Gardner on his role in crafting the game. We hope you enjoy!

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Interview with Jane Ng, Lead Artist on The Cave

Matt Hickman, Producer for The Cave, asks Lead Artist Jane Ng from Double Fine about the art style seen in The Cave, the making of the game, and sandwiches.

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The Cave Developer Interviews – Lead Designer

We recently sat down with members of the Double Fine team to talk about their work on The Cave. First up is Lead Designer JP, watch the video to hear more about what goes into making a modern day adventure game:

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We hope you liked this video, stay tuned for more videos in the weeks to come!


The Cave Review Round Up

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Ron Gilbert & Double Fine’s newest adventure game is here! The Cave launched last week and now that reviewers have seen, played, and enjoyed the game we’re happy to post some articles from their travels. Take a look and be sure to post your own feedback from your experiences in the comments below…

The Cave

“Delightfully, The Cave is, in fact, a pure, puzzle-solving adventure game rife with funny lines and chuckle-inducing non sequiturs despite trying to disguise itself as a side-scrolling platformer.”

Read the full IGN review here


The Cave

The Cave is a classic PC-style adventure game in which you choose between seven characters and take a group of three into a mysterious talking cave. Once there, platforming, puzzles, and hilarity ensue.

Read EGM’s full review here


The Cave

“The Cave’s puzzles are challenging, its story is well constructed and narrated, and its cartoon-like visuals and sprawling, morphing tunnels are pleasant to look at.”

Read the full review on


The Cave

“The feeling I’m left with after having played the game several times over is that I’m reminded by how much I love adventure games with clever puzzles. Because it reminds me that gamers can be smart problem-solvers. We can be resourceful and thoughtful. We can make the best of a situation. We can look at our set of tools and piece seemingly uncooperative items together to create something to our advantage. Even if all the while we’re being taught a lesson about the narrow-viewed goal seeking we often take up when we pick up a controller.”

Read the full Kotaku review


The Cave

Ron Gilbert has created another memorable adventure – a dark, twisted and decidedly moist spelunking adventure.

Read the full Gamereactor review here

Read Up on all the Reviews!

What about you?

We’ve heard from the critics, but we haven’t heard from you! Have you played The Cave, do you have a favorite moment or character? Let us know in the comments.


Free Stuff Friday – January 25, 2013

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Today’s Free Stuff Friday giveaway is all about The Cave! Specifically we’re giving away Steam codes allowing you to pick up and play The Cave right now on either Mac or PC platforms!

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 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!


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.


The Cave – Out Today!

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The Cave is available now for download on the PlayStation Network, the Nintendo eShop on Wii U, Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360, and Steam (PC, Mac, Linux)!

“Bringing The Cave to life has been something I’ve wanted to do for almost thirty years,” added creator Ron Gilbert. “Being able to work with the amazing creative team at Double Fine, and with the strong support of SEGA, I’ve been able to make a longtime pet project a reality.”

Named GameInformer’s Best Adventure Game and Best Downloadable Game of E3 2012, The Cave is a new adventure game from Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion creator Ron Gilbert, and Double Fine Productions, the award-winning studio behind Psychonauts and Brütal Legend. Players can assemble their team of three from seven unlikely adventurers, each with their own unique personalities and stories, and then descend into the mysterious depths of The Cave.

Launch Trailer

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In North America, The Cave is available on PlayStation Network at $14.99, the Nintendo eShop on Wii U for $14.99, on Xbox LIVE Arcade for 1200 MSP, and Steam (PC, Mac, Linux) for $14.99.

In Europe, The Cave is available on PlayStation Network at €12.99/£9.99/AUD$19.95, the Nintendo eShop on Wii U for £9.99/€12.99/AUD$19.95, on Xbox LIVE Arcade at 1200 MSP, and Steam (PC, Mac, Linux) for €12.99/£9.99/AUD$19.95.