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Sega SuperStars Announced

Sega has just announced the development of Sega SuperStars. Superstars is an EyeToy based title containing multiple mini-games based off of Sega's most popular franchises, including Sonic, Virtua Fighter, House of the Dead, and Samba de Amigo.

"EyeToy is a whole new way of interfacing with a game and in this respect, a very interesting proposition for a game developer. I think there are many creative ways we'll be able to use the camera with great potential for fun," commented Yuji Naka, creator of Sonic the Hedgehog and President of Sonic Team. "It's great to have the opportunity to reach a wider audience through a new system like this and I'm really excited to be developing a game like SEGA SuperStars for EyeToy."

Matthew Woodley, European Marketing Direction of Sega Europe, described the EyeToy as, "a perfect way of engaging a broader base of consumers in a very social, fun style of gaming. With a huge portfolio of recognizable IP, and popularity with diverse groups of gamers, we're really excited to be able to revitalize some of our greatest stars using this great new technology."

"With innovative peripherals like EyeToy, Sony demonstrates how new, interactive experiences will extend the PlayStation 2 lifecycle," said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of Entertainment Marketing, SEGA of America, Inc. "SEGA SuperStars offers up many of our marquee franchises -- Sonic the Hedgehog, Virtua Fighter, and Samba de Amigo -- all enhanced for this fresh, social, and interactive gaming medium."

Sega seems to be rather excited about SuperStars, and with good cause. With a varied selection of mini-games based off fan favorite franchises, Sega Superstars is certainly something to anticipate. Set to debut in May, Superstars has a worldwide release date scheduled for this fall. We'll have more as it's available.

4/26/2004 Chris Faylor

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