Press release: 1995-05-12: Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog ''spindashes'' onto new Pentium Processor-based PCs for Q4

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Language: English
Original source: The Free Library

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 12, 1995--Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega of America's legendary videogame phenom (blue dude with a 'tude), will make his computer game debut on new Pentium Processor-based PCs which conform to Intel Corp.'s Native Signal Processing (NSP) design specification.

Initially, the PC version of ``Sonic CD'' will be offered as a software bundle with NSP-capable Pentium Processor-based PCs, expected to be delivered by many PC makers later this year.

According to Chris Garske, vice president of new business development, Sega of America, putting Sonic on the PC is a natural evolution for the popular character.

``Sonic has always meant great game play and great speed for gamers. The new Pentium Processor-based PCs with NSP deliver the graphics, audio and animation performance Sonic requires. Now millions of PC gamers can collect rings and spindash for the first time.''

Sega and Intel worked closely together to successfully deliver this highly graphical and interactive game for the PC.

``We are delighted that Sega has decided to bring Sonic, its most successful game title, to the Intel Architecture PC platform,'' said Stephen Nachtsheim, vice president and general manager of Intel's mobile and home products group.

``Sega's decision is indicative of how attractive the PC market is becoming for software publishers of highly interactive games like Sonic.''

Sonic the Hedgehog is a billion-dollar property with more than 15 million Sonic games sold since its introduction in 1991. Sonic is also the star of his own syndicated television program and a Saturday morning cartoon which make him the most popular hedgehog in the world.

Sega of America is the arm of Tokyo-based Sega Enterprises Ltd. responsible for the development, marketing and distribution of Sega products in the Americas. Sega Enterprises is a nearly $4-billion company recognized as leader in interactive digital entertainment media with operations on five continents.

Sega of America's Internet addresses are: (World Wide Web); segasaturn(at-sign) (e-mail); GO SEGA (CompuServe Forum); (ftp site).

CONTACT: Manning Selvage & Lee

Greg Chiemingo, 213/765-4661 (at E3)

818/509-1840 (after May 13)
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