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Press release: 2000-05-11: Sega of America Marks Sonic the Hedgehog's 10th Anniversary With the Announcement of Sonic Adventure 2 for the U.S. Market

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E3Expo 2000

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 11, 2000

Today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Sega announced "Sonic Adventure 2(tm)" for Sega Dreamcast(tm). The title, which is being shown behind closed doors, delivers improved 3D graphics, new characters and levels. Developed by the legendary Yuji Naka of Sonic Team, "Sonic Adventure 2" will ship in the United States next year.

The original "Sonic Adventure(tm)," which shipped at the launch of Sega Dreamcast in September 1999, has been one of the top titles on the platform, selling through more than a half million units. "Sonic Adventure 2" will build upon the storyline of the first incarnation, but with some new challenges for Sonic and his friends in their ongoing battles against Dr. Robotnik.

"We expect `Sonic Adventure 2' to be an even bigger hit than the first," said Rob Alvarez, product manager, Sega of America. "As with all of our titles moving forward, Sega's goal is to take the gamers' experience one step further with better graphics and more immersive gameplay."

About Sega Dreamcast

The 128-bit Internet ready Sega Dreamcast is available in the US with a built-in 56K modem, allowing for full Internet functionality via SegaNet(tm), the only high-speed online console gaming network and ISP service for Sega Dreamcast and PC users. Sega Dreamcast currently has more than 80 titles available. The total Sega Dreamcast game library count will be more than 200 in the year 2000.

About Sega

Sega of America Dreamcast, Inc. 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, offering interactive entertainment experiences both inside and outside the home. Sega of America's World Wide Web site is located at www.sega.com.
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