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SEGA Announces Line Up For Christmas

Release dates and platforms are confirmed for the titles due for release in the run up to Christmas 2005.


LONDON, UK - Month, day, 2005 - SEGA Europe Ltd, is today proud to announce its full product line-up for the months running up to the Christmas season. SEGA's catalogue is filled with a multitude of familiar classic IP's as well as brand new franchises to complete a bumper festive offering.

SEGA kick off with three new titles enabling gamers to indulge their passion for sport. Coinciding with the launch of the new Sony PSP handheld console on September 1st is the highly anticipated Virtua TennisTM: World Tour and World Snooker Challenge 2005®. PC players will be marking 4th November in their diaries as SEGA once again brings to market the next instalment of the Football Manager series. Football ManagerTM 2006 from Sports Interactive will be available for PC & Mac on one disk.

Shadow The HedgehogTM, will be appearing in his own computer game for the first time on the PlayStation®2, Xbox® and Gamecube on 25th November. Hero or Villain? You decide...! Sonic fans will not be disappointed this Christmas, with Sonic Rush providing unique high-speed platform action on the Nintendo DS also out 25th November. Retro gamers can indulge their passion with two new collections of classic old school games, Sonic Gems CollectionTM (30th Sept) and SEGA Classics Collection (28th Oct).

Condemned TM will be making it's debut on the new Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, allowing gamers to experience an unrivalled sense of psychological tension whilst searching for deadly sociopaths lurking on the edge of humanity.

Finally, from the award winning developer, The Creative Assembly comes the first expansion to the critically acclaimed Rome: Total War, Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion for PC which launches 30th September. The highly anticipated, Spartan: Total WarriorTM, CA's first console franchise will engage players in epic battles on 7th Oct for the PS2, Xbox and Gamecube.

  • Super Monkey BallTM Deluxe (PlayStation®2, Xbox) - 26th Aug 2005
  • Virtua TennisTM: World Tour (PSP) - 1st Sept 2005
  • World Snooker Challenge 2005® (PSP) - 1st Sept 2005
  • Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion (PC) - 30th Sept 2005
  • Sonic Gems CollectionTM (PlayStation®2, Nintendo GameCube) - 30th Sept 2005
  • Spartan: Total WarriorTM (PlayStation®2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube) - 7th Oct 2005
  • SEGA Classics Collection (PlayStation®2) - 28th Oct 2005
  • Football Manager 2006 (PC, Mac) - 4th Nov 2005
  • Condemned TM (Xbox 360) - Xbox 360 Launch title
  • Sonic Rush (Nintendo DS) - 25th Nov 2005
  • Shadow The HedgehogTM (PlayStation®2, Xbox, Nintendo Gamecube) - 25th Nov 2005

SEGA are committed to producing games across all platforms, this array of top quality titles makes for an exceptional Christmas line-up.

About SEGA Europe

SEGA Europe Ltd. is the European Publishing 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 Europe. SEGA Europe's web site is located at

About Xbox

Xbox ( is the video game system from Microsoft that brings people together for the most exhilarating game and entertainment experiences. Xbox delivers an expansive collection of breakthrough games, powerful hardware and the unified Xbox Live online service. The tag line, "It's good to play together," captures the spirit of Xbox as the social hub of the new digital entertainment lifestyle. Xbox is now available in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia. Xbox is now available in Europe for an estimated street price of 149.99/£99.99.

About Xbox 360

Xbox 360 is the next-generation video game and entertainment system that places gamers at the center of the experience. Available this holiday season in Europe, Japan and North America, Xbox 360 will ignite a new era of digital entertainment that is always connected, always personalized and always in high definition.

About PSPTM (PlayStation Portable)

PSP TM (PlayStation® Portable) is a new portable entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio. With graphics rendering capability comparable to that of PlayStation®2, PSP features a 4.3 inch wide screen, high-resolution TFT display. PSP also adopts a newly developed compact but high-capacity (1.8GB) optical disc, Universal Media Disc (UMDTM ), as its storage medium. With a wide range of accessories and connectivity options, including Memory Stick Duo, USB 2.0, IR port and Wi-Fi wireless LAN, PSP is the new entertainment platform from PlayStation.

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