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Chapter 1 titled “Moment of Truth” features Sonic Forces’ Custom Hero Character and the Chaotix as they prepare for battle against Dr. Eggman’s sinister robot army.
In Chapter 2, "Stress Test", Knuckles and Silver are confronted by a dangerous old foe.
In chapter 3, "Looming Shadow", Team Dark’s mission does not go as planned.
In chapter 4, "Rise of Infinite", Eggman discovers a mysterious red gem with even more mysterious powers.
Dawn Best to make 1st appearance at the Pittsburgh Comicon This Weekend
Since I wasn't able to make the Pittsburgh Comicon due to my recent move out west, I'm happy to announce that Dawn Best will be attending in my stead. She'll be happy to sign copies of your issues and is available for commissioned art. Here's the rare chance to acquire a piece of original work from a professional at the beginning of her career, so you won't want to miss out on this.
If anyone who sees this posts on other message boards, please be kind enough to spread the word to other Sonic fans about Dawn at Pittsburgh, will you? Thanks.
As for me, the San Diego Comic-Con will be the only convention I'm going to do this year, and schedules permitting next year, I hope to be back at Pittsburgh for 2003.
Source: Ken's Comic Book Stories and Art
A new Sega offshoot company will start producing wireless content.
Sega.com has announced the launch of a new company called Sega Mobile, which will be responsible for bringing Sega games to cellular phones and PDAs in North America. Sega has already created a wide range of games for these devices in Japan.
"Staying true to our history of innovation in the gaming industry, Sega.com continues to push the boundaries and expand the video game market into new territories with the launch of the Sega Mobile division," said Ryoichi Shiratsuchi, CEO of Sega.com and general manager of Sega Mobile Japan. "Bringing great Sega content to wireless platforms is another step toward Sega.com's goal of bringing networked gaming to all devices and thereby extending the pastime to mainstream audiences across the world."
The first wireless game scheduled for release in North America will be Monkey Ball in the summer. It will be followed by Pengo, Flicky, Puyo Puyo, and Monaco GP.
By Giancarlo Varanini
If you don't know, this comic focuses on completing the unfinished SatAM series and follows Ben Hurst's plans, who was the main writer of SatAM.
Go here to download issue 3 and others if you've missed them.
The two companies resolve the legal battle over Sega's NBA 2K2 ad campaign.
In February, Nike filed a lawsuit against Sega because of the company's TV ad for NBA 2K2, which closely resembled Nike's "Frozen Moment" ad campaign. This past week, Nike and Sega agreed to a settlement in which Sega must pay for Nike's legal fees and donate $50,000 in Nike's name to the Boys & Girls Clubs of both Portland, Oregon, and Memphis, Tennessee. In addition, Sega and the Leagas Delaney advertising agency must issue an official statement of apology to Nike.
"We filed the lawsuit to serve notice that we will defend our copyrights and are pleased with how the matter has been settled." said Jim Carter, Nike general counsel, USA. Mariano Diaz, director of the Nike Foundation and Nike's liaison with the Boys & Girls Clubs added, "We are pleased that the settlement will help Boys & Girls Clubs programs, which support positive youth development."
By Giancarlo Varanini
Thank you for your inquiry regarding Sonic the Hedgehog.
My name is Sherrie Ward-Guerrero and I work in the Home Video department at DIC. I am currently working on getting Sonic released on DVD in the UK and hope to have it available for purchase very soon. I'll do my best to keep you posted on the details when they become available.
While Sega announced plans to release the GameCube version of Phantasy Star Online at their recent GameJam event, players were left with several unanswered questions. In an effort to rectify the situation, Sega released a statement today outlining their plans. Specifically, the trial version of Phantasy Star Online for the GameCube won't be broadband compatible. According to Sega, this is due to Nintendo's decision to release the GameCube broadband adapter separately this summer. While the finished version of Phantasy Star Online is expected to be broadband compatible, it's unknown whether the broadband adapter will be released simultaneously with the game in Japan. More important, online play will be free for the trial version, though possible server fees for the finished version remain undisclosed.
In terms of hardware availability, the GameCube modem and keyboard will be available for purchase separately in Japan. While individual pricing hasn't been announced, Sega plans to offer bundles including the aforementioned peripherals and Phantasy Star Online.
SAN FRANCISCO - (April 2, 2002) - SEGAÃ‚Â® of America today announced that its critically acclaimed fighting game, "Virtua Fighter(tm) 4" for the PlayStationÃ‚Â®2 computer entertainment system, was the #1 selling title on the platform during its first week of sales according to independent retail data from NPD TRSTS (week ending 3/23). With lightning-fast gameplay action, breathtaking graphics and all new modes and features, "Virtua Fighter 4," was recently named the "Best Fighting Game Ever Made," by gaming enthusiast publication Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine.
Created by legendary video game developer, Yu Suzuki, "Virtua Fighter 4" is the next generation in SEGA's blockbuster "Virtua Fighter(tm)" series. Including a new fighting engine built for speed and arcade-perfect graphics, "Virtua Fighter 4" adds an all new Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) "Training Mode," which allows players to coach their own computer-controlled character and challenge it to a match against their friends. Packed with new features, the game also includes ultra-high polygon character models, totally customizable fighting styles and new characters Lei Fei and Vanessa Lewis.
"'Virtua Fighter' is one of SEGA's top franchises and bringing it to PlayStation 2 was a monumental occasion for us," said Peter Moore, president and COO, SEGA of America. "With our incredible development talent bringing both our established franchises and new content to all platforms, SEGA is already a heavyweight publisher in the industry." "Virtua Fighter 4" for PlayStation 2 is rated "T" for Teen, and is available now at retailers nationwide for $49.95.
Jacky Chang, SwirlVision.com
No surprises here...