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SEGA of America announced today its plans for the Electronic Entertainment Expo in LA early next month including some favorite franchise, new titles and all stops in between it would seem. The company says that it plans to show off Sonic Heroes (PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox), Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg (GameCube), Vectorman (PlayStation 2), Headhunter: Redemption (PlayStation 2), Otogi - Myth of Demons (Xbox), Sega GT Online (Xbox), Altered Beast (PlayStation 2), Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution Greatest Hits (PlayStation 2), Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution (GameCube), Virtual On Marz (PlayStation 2), Dororo (working title, PlayStation 2), Sonic Adventure DX Director's Cut (GameCube), Sonic Pinball Party (Game Boy Advance), Sonic Battle (Game Boy Advance) and a new line-up of SEGA Sports titles including NFL 2K4, NBA 2K4, NHL 2K4 and NCAA College Basketball 2K4 - all for Xbox and PlayStation 2, but not for GameCube. Check out the full press release for further details. We've grabbed the most important information along with some pre-E3 screenshots to wet your whistle below:
SEGA's lineup of entertainment games to be featured at E3 includes but is not limited to:
Sonic Heroes (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox): SEGA's legendary mascot Sonic The Hedgehog makes his historic PlayStation 2 and Xbox debut! In "Sonic Heroes," Sonic embarks on his biggest adventure ever, with his trademark blazing speed and a new gameplay twist. Sonic and his friends have evolved, adopting a configuration feature that allows gamers to control three playable characters simultaneously, using Sonic's speed, Knuckles' power, and Tails' ability to fly, to conquer massive worlds. This team-based gameplay marks the next evolution in Sonic's gaming career, taking platform gaming to a completely new level. Using the three formations and the powerful moves that each team member has, Sonic and his friends combine forces to battle the ultimate evil.
Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg (Nintendo GameCube): Sonic The Hedgehog creator Yuji Naka and SONICTEAM return with their first all-new platform game since the SEGA Saturn era! Darkness has fallen upon a once-magical land. An evil King who seeks to rule with an everlasting night has captured the creatures that inhabit this realm. Now, a young boy must use the powers of a legendary suit to control special eggs in order to restore light to the land. Gamers will collect special eggs, use them to solve puzzles and nurture them with items found by exploring the world. Gamers will be able to hatch the eggs and discover magical creatures with a variety of skills, introducing a strategic planning element to the combat and puzzles. It's up to Billy Hatcher to return light to the land!
Worms 3D (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox, PC): "Worms 3D" is set in a more exciting and immersive game world than ever before, with the same winning emphasis on great multiplayer action and challenging single player fun. The classic "Worms" game-play remains unchanged, featuring turn-based fighting and relying on the player to judge the trajectory and strength of their shots in order to inflict maximum damage on opponents, but this time in glorious 3D. Favorite weapons such as bazookas, grenades, dynamite, air strikes and sheep are all present with, the addition of brand new weapons designed to take advantage of the new liberating 3D landscape. With a multitude of tactics available, coupled with the ever changing, randomly generated landscapes, "Worms 3D" is set to take Worms' award-winning gameplay to the next level. [This title is pending release date information in North America]
Vectorman (PlayStation 2): Gamers become Vectorman, a veritable walking arsenal, on an epic campaign to free his land from an oppressive robotic dictator, Volt, bent on galactic conquest. The game's dark storyline is packed with explosive combat and vast opportunities for exploration. Vectorman has all the resources he needs to take on Volt's evil minions including an arsenal of powerful weapons and upgrades. With a focus on player freedom, "Vectorman's" game design encourages players to explore the world at large and utilize any number of different combat strategies. Whether they prefer the direct approach of guns-blazing action, or a more cerebral type of combat composed of sniping and full use of the environment, "Vectorman" will not disappoint. [This title is not confirmed for a SEGA Europe release]
Headhunter: Redemption (PlayStation 2): "Headhunter: Redemption" is the gripping story of Jack Wade, a veteran Headhunter keeping order in a futuristic world overrun with unchecked consumerism, vicious organized crime and mind-controlling mass media. When Jack and his protégé, the sassy, streetwise Leeza X, stumble upon an arms smuggling operation that threatens the status quo, they must work together to deliver an oblivious world from impending catastrophe, confronting their darkest fears beneath a chilling shroud of evil that blankets the city. [This title is not yet concept approved by Sony Computer Entertainment America]
Otogi – Myth of Demons (Xbox): Set in ancient Japan and steeped in real-life folklore and mysticism, "Otogi – Myth of Demons" is the story of Raiko, an undead warrior who must stop a ferocious demonic army that has been unleashed upon the Earth. As a long-forgotten doomsday myth materializes, Raiko must quickly master more than 30 weapons and 12 varieties of magic to dispatch endless hoards of demon warriors, massive boss characters and everything else that gets in his way.
Sega GT Online (Xbox): Bringing all the thrills of the most realistic driving game for Xbox online via Xbox Live, "Sega GT Online" will allow up to six gamers to put their cars – and their skills – to the ultimate test against thousands of gamers from around the country. A blend of deep simulation detail and high-octane arcade action, "Sega GT Online" challenges gamers to qualify for licenses, compete in a series of increasingly competitive races and earn money to soup up their rides and buy newer, more powerful cars. Players can then fine-tune nearly every aspect of their car's performance – from the muffler and brakes to the suspension, body weight and tires, before hitting the online racing circuit.