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Sega New Challenge Conference

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Date: 1998-05-21
Location: Japan

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The Sega New Challenge Conference held on the 21st May, 1998, was a press event hosted by Sega in Japan to officially announce the Sega Dreamcast to the world.

The conference was hosted by president of Sega, Shoichiro Irimajiri, outlining the capabilities of the console and its "final" physical design, as well as its Japanese release date in November 1998. Much of the discussion was about hardware, with representatives of NEC, VideoLogic, Yamaha, Hitachi and Victor at one point coming on stage. Microsoft's Bill Gates also addressed the audience through a pre-recorded message about Windows CE.

Most of the system's software was kept under wraps - aside from brief glimpses of Sonic Adventure and Virtua Striker 2, only tech demos were displayed, including Iri-san and Tower of Babel, along with unnamed demos featuring NiGHTS and a static car. Sonic the Hedgehog also ran across a map of Japan. Behind closed doors, a technical demo showing features from Scud Race was also shown[1].

A Dreamcast console was put on display but its colours had not been finalised. While the system was the expected white, controller port 1 was occupied by a red Dreamcast controller and VMU, while port 2 had a yellow controller and VMU . A white VMU was also shown.

The event was attended by various big names in the industry, including Kenji Eno of Warp. At the time Warp's D-2 was the only Dreamcast game to have been demonstrated running on the hardware.

A Sega New Challenge Conference '99 was held the following year.

Magazine articles

Main article: Sega New Challenge Conference/Magazine articles.

References

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irUqYGF0AG0


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"Arcade"
American Coin Machine Exposition (ACME) 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96
AMOA / Amusement Expo 68 ... 75 ... 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 00 | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13
Amusement Machine Show (JAA Show, JAMMA, AM Show) 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 00 | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15
Amusement Trades Exhibition (ATE) 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65
Amusement Trades Exhibition International (ATEI) / European Amusement and Gaming Expo International (EAG) 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 00 | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16
AOU Show / Japan Amusement Expo (JAEPO) 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 00 | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18
International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) 95 ... 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17
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Eurogamer Expo / EGX 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | Rezzed 14 | 14 | Rezzed 15 | 15
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Gamescom 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15
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Sega Gamer's Day 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 00 | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08
SIGGRAPH 93 | 94 | 95
Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 96 | 97 Spring | 97 Autumn | 98 Spring | 98 Autumn | 99 Spring | 99 Autumn | 00 Spring | 00 Autumn | 01 Spring | 01 Autumn | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18
Tokyo Toy Show 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97
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