Sega’s Iron Phoenix ships today-Newswire, 2005-03-26 - SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced the availability of Iron Phoenix exclusively on the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft. This Xbox™ Live enabled game mixes melee combat with arena-style death matches to create a fast-paced contest of wills and reflexes. In ancient China, a giant meteor possessing mystical properties crashes to the ground. A blacksmith happens upon it and uses the meteorite to forge nine weapons of power. The weapons, when combined, unleash a terrible power. In the solo campaign mode, the player's task is to retrieve all the weapons and safely seal them away forever. The core of the game is found on Xbox Live, where up to 16 combatants can battle against each other, all at the same time. Players can compete in free-for-alls, team battles, and clan wars. The game allows players to specialize in a broad range of weaponry, run on walls, cooperate in team battles, and master devastating chain combos. Large, detailed environments ensure that every stage offers distinct challenges and require different techniques in order to successfully compete. Iron Phoenix is rated 'T' for 'Teen' and is available at retailers nationwide for an MSRP of $49.95.