SAN FRANCISCO and LONDON (October 18, 2007) – SEGA of America, Inc. and SEGA Europe Ltd. today announced SEGA Superstars Tennis, starring some of the most recognized characters in the SEGA universe playing on some of the most unusual courts and outrageous settings imaginable. SEGA Superstars Tennis will be released in early 2008 on the PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, the Wii home video game system and Nintendo DS.
SEGA Superstars Tennis includes over 15 playable SEGA characters – like Sonic The Hedgehog, AiAi from Super Monkey Ball fame, Ulala of Space Channel 5 and Amigo from Samba De Amigo, each of whom have their own unique attributes, and superstar tennis skills. The game's arcade style matches are played out on courts based on environments from Sega games of the past such as the lush tropics of Sonic's Green Hill Zone or the street fair fiesta of Amigo's Carnival Park to name a few. In addition, there are a host of cameos and other surprises for fans of Sega games. Details on the gameplay modes and online play will be revealed in the coming months.
"Sega Superstars Tennis delivers a fun and fresh new take on tennis," said Rick Naylor, Director of Marketing for SEGA of America. "From its pick-up-and-play arcade action to its exciting roster of fan-favorite characters and settings, Sega Superstars Tennis has something for everyone."
SEGA Superstars Tennis is being developed by Sumo Digital Ltd., the developer behind the acclaimed Virtua Tennis series. For more information please visit www.sega.com. For press assets please visit: http://segapr.segaamerica.com.
About SEGA of America SEGA of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America's Web site is located at www.sega.com/usa
About SEGA Europe Limited:
SEGA Europe Limited is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europe's web site is located at www.sega-europe.com.
About SUMO Digital
Sumo Digital Ltd is a UK based game developer. Formed in 2003 Sumo Digital is enjoying an enviable reputation for their recent work on Handheld, Current and Next Gen Consoles. With over 100 staff, many of whom have worked together for more than a decade, Sumo is licensed to develop on all the leading gaming platforms; PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and PSP (PlayStationPortable) system Microsoft Xbox 360, Xbox, Nintendo DS and Wii. Sumo Digital Ltd. has recently joined the Foundation 9 Entertainment, Inc. family of studios.Website is located at www.sumo-digital.com