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Press release: 1999-11-02: Dynamite Cop for Sega Dreamcast Brings Fully Interactive Arcade Fighting Action Home

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Language: English
Original source: The Free Library


SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 2, 1999--

Terrorists have kidnapped the President's daughter and it's your mission to battle through throngs of thugs to save her life in "Dynamite Cop(TM)" for the 128-bit, Internet-ready Sega Dreamcast(TM) videogame console. "Dynamite Cop," the sequel to the arcade hit "Die Hard Arcade(TM)," features intense arcade fighting action, fully explorable 3D environments and more than 100 non-traditional weapons (including a rack of beef!) for the ultimate adrenaline rush. As an added bonus, the game has additional stages and a mini game, which is exclusive to the Sega Dreamcast version. "Dynamite Cop" is available at retailers nationwide today for $49.95.

In "Dynamite Cop," players assume the role of special agents Bruno Delinger, Jean Ivy and Eddie Brown, each with a unique and varied set of special moves and combination attacks. To make their rescue, they must engage the enemy in combat on both land and sea. But this won't be easy, Sega Dreamcast is smart. It learns players' favorite attacks and works to counteract them - especially if gamers use the same moves again and again. Consequently, players are challenged to learn a wide range of fighting techniques to win.

Traditional action/fighting games of the past look boring compared to "Dynamite Cop," which is packed with hysterical fighting elements. Players can utilize a large fish, a piece of sushi or anything in the fully interactive environments as a weapon. To add to the entertainment-value of the game, characters will lose articles of clothing as they are hit, until their combat suit is practically their birthday suit!

"'Dynamite Cop' is a perfect arcade title to bring home because of the wide range of possibilities given to gamers with the interactive environments, the weapons and the new features for the home version," said Greg Thomas, vice president of product development, Sega of America. "Sega will continue to bring its best arcade properties to the home with the `extras' that gamers enjoy to expand gameplay even further."

Key additions and enhancements have been made to the Sega Dreamcast version of "Dynamite Cop." There are three new missions and two exclusive modes - Versus and Survival. In the Versus mode, players go head-to-head against a friend and in Survival mode gamers are challenged to play until they've depleted their health. As an added bonus, a "Tranquilizer Gun" mini game (an arcade game from the `80s) and an Illustration Gallery filled with more than 200 illustrations of characters can be accessed by players.

The Visual Memory Unit (VMU) for Sega Dreamcast is a perfect vehicle for giving gamers more ways to play. In "Dynamite Cop," players are treated to extras including new weapons, more character illustrations and a bonus character taken from "Die Hard Arcade" that can be downloaded from the Sega Dreamcast Network, accessible only through Sega Dreamcast. These extra elements are bundled together under the name "Detonator Pack" and can be downloaded prior to starting a game.

"Dynamite Cop" is currently available at retailers nationwide and at sega.com for $49.95.

About Sega Dreamcast

Sega Dreamcast is available in the U.S. at a suggested retail price of $199, with a built in 56K modem, allowing for full Internet functionality. The system had 18 titles available at launch that will grow to more than 40 titles by the end of the year. Third-party titles currently in the works will bring the total Sega Dreamcast game library count to more than 150 in the year 2000.

Along with its low price point, Sega Dreamcast has achieved other industry firsts. Its advanced 128-bit architecture makes it the first console with evolutionary capabilities, allowing it to grow and change to match advances in technology and the needs and desires of the consumer.

Sega Dreamcast is also the most powerful video game console ever created. It is 15 times more powerful than a Sony PlayStation(TM), ten times more powerful than a Nintendo(R) 64 and has four times the graphics processing power of the fastest Pentium II processor.

In the first 24 hours of availability, Sega Dreamcast netted over $97 million at retail, more than tripling the past entertainment industry record set by Star Wars: The Phantom Menace at $28 million on its first day. In its initial four days, Sega sold a total of 372,000 Sega Dreamcast systems, easily surpassing the previous industry record holder, Nintendo 64, which took six days to hit 350,000 when it launched in 1996. In its first 13 days, Sega Dreamcast sold more than 514,000 units.

About Sega

Sega of America is the arm of Tokyo, Japan-based Sega Enterprises, Ltd. responsible for the development, marketing and distribution of Sega videogame systems and videogames in the Americas. Sega Enterprises, Ltd. Is a nearly $2.5 billion company recognized as the industry leader in interactive digital entertainment media, and is the only company that offers interactive entertainment experiences both inside and outside the home. Sega of America's World Wide Web site is located at www.sega.com.

Editor's Note: Images of "Dynamite Cop" and Sega Dreamcast are available at ftp://ftp.accesspr.com/public.
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