SEGA and Samsung Announce Distribution Partnership
Multiple Titles Including Sonic CD™ and Virtua Tennis™ Challenge Being Brought to Samsung Apps and Game Hub
SAN FRANCISCO & RIDGEFIELD, N.J. - August 17, 2012 - SEGA® of America Inc. nd Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the availability of SEGA games on Samsung Apps and its premium mobile game service, Game Hub. Sonic CD™, Sonic The Hedgehog 4™ Episode I and II, and Chu Chu Rocket!™ are available for purchase through Game Hub. Other SEGA titles such as Virtua Tennis™ Challenge and Super Monkey Ball™ 2: Sakura Edition will follow.
"Whether it's collecting rings with Sonic or winning a close match in Virtua Tennis, our titles are known for great gameplay and rich visuals," said Chris Olson, vice president of digital business at SEGA. "So we are very excited about bringing these experiences to a whole new audience through Samsung's Game Hub." Sonic The Hedgehog 4™ Episode II will be available for free on the following devices for a limited time: GALAXY Note 10.1, GALAXY Tab 2 10.1, GALAXY Tab 2 7.0.
In Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II, Sonic is joined by his old friend, Tails, as they battle against Dr. Eggman and Metal Sonic. Episode II features an all new engine, updated physics, and superb visuals. A special edition of Virtua Tennis Challenge will also be available free of charge for a limited time to owners of Samsung's new GALAXY S® III smartphone. This complete version of Virtua Tennis runs at an impressive 60 frames per second and takes full advantage of the unique features of the GALAXY S III including multiplayer functionality through Wi-Fi Direct™ and amazing graphics on its HD Super AMOLED™ screen.
About SEGA® of America, Inc.
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment. SEGA®'s global website is located at www.sega.com.
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About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world's most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.