Press release: 2001-06-19: Sega Celebrates Ten Years of Sonic With the Worldwide Launch of Sonic Adventure 2 Exclusively for Dreamcast
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SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 19, 2001 "Sonic Adventure 2" Speeds onto Dreamcasts Everywhere with New Two-Player Split-Screen Mode In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Sega(R)'s world-famous mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog(TM), Sega of America today announced the worldwide release of "Sonic Adventure 2(TM)" exclusively for the 128-bit, Internet-ready Sega Dreamcast(TM) video game console. This high-speed thrill ride sets Sonic, one of the fastest and most recognizable video game characters of all time, loose in a whirlwind 3D adventure based on the top-selling original "Sonic Adventure(TM)" for Dreamcast. Created by acclaimed game developer Yuji Naka, "Sonic Adventure 2" takes players on a fast action mission with Sonic and familiar friends, Knuckles and Tails, to foil the plans of the evil Dr. Robotnik (a.k.a. Eggman) and two mysterious dark characters, Shadow and Rouge. Now players can go head-to-head in two-player split-screen mode with one of six playable characters from either the "Hero Side" or "Dark Side." "Since the 1991 release of 'Sonic the Hedgehog,' Sonic has been a leading icon in the video game industry and a consistent top-seller for Sega," said Charles Bellfield, vice president of corporate and marketing communications, Sega of America. "With the global release of 'Sonic Adventure 2,' Sega is celebrating the 10-year heritage of the Sonic franchise and delivering the best Sonic game yet." In "Sonic Adventure 2," players blaze through more than 30 fast action stages including hilly city streets, dark freeways, challenging army fortresses, ancient ruins, and outer space. Players test their skills with all new moves as they rail-grind their way through a San Francisco-inspired stage or outrun an 18-wheeler barreling down residential streets. There are also a plethora of Chao minigames available in "Sonic Adventure 2." "Sonic Adventure 2" is rated "E" for "Everyone" and is now available at retail stores nationwide or at www.sega.com for $39.95. About Sega Sega(R) of America is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based Sega Corporation, responsible for the development, marketing and distribution of Sega video game systems and video games in the Americas. Sega Corporation 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. COPYRIGHT 2001 Business Wire No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder. Copyright 2001, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.