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SEGA Announces World Snooker Championship 2007

Line up those balls for the perfect break with SEGA & Blade Interactive


LONDON - (27th April, 2006) - SEGA Europe Ltd. are pleased to announce the next instalment in the genre defining snooker simulation series from Blade Interactive, World Snooker Championship 2007. This new release sees the series' first appearance on the Sony PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, with PlayStation®2 making another appearance. World Snooker Challenge 2007 will also be available on PSP portable entertainment system in Autumn 2006

World Snooker Championship 2007 boasts 104 of the World's best snooker players, with ten official tournaments all realistically modelled for the 2007 season. Can you take Shaun Murphy to another stunning World Championship win? Or will you be able to bring Ronnie O' Sullivan back to form at the table to regain his titles?

"Last year's World Snooker Championship was a massive hit for SEGA," commented Matt Woodley, Creative Director of SEGA. "We are delighted to be coming back for a new season, with new additions to the game and another opportunity to prove yet again that Blade Interactive really are masters of cuesports."

A host of new features compliment the title this year. In addition to the snooker offering, Blade Interactive have added the greats from the world of Pool. World Snooker Championship 2007 boasts a comprehensive pool experience where you can play 9 and 8-ball competitions. Play as or against an array of the World's best pool players, and take on 10 major Pool tournaments, including the Mosconi Cup and the World Pool Championships. You can also show off your true skills in a Trickshot Championship - step up and pull off your favourite crowd pleasers from a vast selection of trickshots.

The new Golden Cue mode will allow you to mix the different cuesports within each match, so now you can test your versatility by taking on Ronnie O'Sullivan in frames of Snooker, Pool and more, all within the same match!

World Snooker Championship 2007 further improves the authenticity of the franchise with a new positional play feature. You can now position the cueball with greater accuracy than ever before, helping you to make advanced safety shots for better defensive play. The create-a-player mode has also seen dramatic improvements, allowing you to customise the star of the future.

World Snooker Championship 2007 will be available on Xbox 360, PS3 and PS2 in Autumn 2006, with World Snooker Challenge 2007 also releasing in Autumn.

SEGA's E3 booth will be located in the South Hall, #946, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

About SEGA® Europe:

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 Blade Interactive:
® Blade Interactive Studios 2006. Published by SEGA Europe Limited. Developed by Blade Interactive Studios. SEGA and SEGA logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of SEGA Corporation. This product is exclusively endorsed by World Snooker and the WPBSA. Player and venue names and images are being used under license. All rights reserved. World Championship footage courtesy of BBC worldwide limited. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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