Sega's E3 lineup includes aliens, blue hedgehogs, virtual divas

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Sega's E3 lineup includes aliens, blue hedgehogs, virtual divas
Sega has detailed its lineup for E3, outlining a nice mix of cute-n-cuddly mascots and pointy, slimy creatures we really hope aren't lurking somewhere in the galaxy. Alien: Isolation, Hatsune Mika: Project F 2nd, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal will all be featured at Sega's booth in the South Hall.

While playable builds are cool and all, it won't all be old news - an "exciting new game mode" for Alien: Isolation will be demonstrated for the first time on the show floor. Sonic's 3DS and Wii U games will offer a new stretch of gameplay and introduce Lyric, a technologically-proficient snake-like creature described as the "most vile and formidable villain in Sonic history." There's also Sonic's newest pal, Sticks, whom we feel compelled to warn about Sonic's social tendencies: He won't call you back, Sticks. You could be discarded after one game, just like the rest.

Project Diva F 2nd doesn't have athletic tape on its shoes or cartoon animal sidekicks, but it will offer 20 brand new songs and 20 that were previously featured in Japan-only setlists on the PSP. The final build will also feature "80 brand new and remade fan favorite modules" and cross-save compatibility for those hoping to bust moves on both the PS3 and Vita versions.
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Newest Installments from Sonic and Alien Franchises, Along With New Rhythm Game for Virtual Singing Sensation, Hatsune Miku, Make Debut
SAN FRANCISCO (June 6, 2014) – SEGA is pleased to present the latest in immersive and interactive entertainment at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 10-12, 2014. Highly anticipated titles Alien: Isolation and two new titles under the Sonic Boom umbrella will join the next game featuring virtual singing superstar Hatsune Miku in the South Hall, booth #1637.
SEGA's full E3 lineup includes:

Alien: Isolation
Discover the true meaning of fear in Alien: Isolation™, a survival horror set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger. Back to the core essence of Ridley Scott's haunted house in space – you play as Amanda Ripley, daughter of Ellen Ripley, under-powered and under-prepared, fighting overwhelming odds simply to survive. With the station in lockdown and a vicious creature on the loose, getting around requires cunning tactics and stealth... and a great deal of courage. The Alien is here, in the shadows, in the vents and the walkways and the slightest noise will bring unwanted attention your way, and fast. With a small band of looters scavenging for supplies, that noise may be hard to avoid. SEGA and Creative Assembly will also be presenting an exciting new game mode, playable for the first time on the show floor. (Developed by Creative Assembly, out Oct 7, 2014, on Windows PC, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, XboxOne and Xbox360).

Sonic Boom
SEGA will unleash an all-new Sonic the Hedgehog at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles with the debut of playable versions of two new titles exclusively for Wii U™ and Nintendo 3DS™. The new games Sonic Boom™: Rise of Lyric for the Wii U system, developed by Los Angeles-based Big Red Button, and Sonic Boom™: Shattered Crystal for the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system, from San Francisco-based Sanzaru Games, will introduce new gameplay and the most vile and formidable villain in Sonic history -- Lyric.
In both games, Sonic and friends - Tails, Knuckles, Amy, and the newest member of the team, Sticks, will work together as they face their most powerful enemy yet. Lyric is a giant and monstrous snake-like creature from an ancient race. An extremely tech-savvy mastermind who uses a sophisticated robotic body of armor to carry out his own nefarious deeds, he is a formidable enemy and a force to be reckoned with. With a strong emphasis on collaboration, the roles of Tails, Knuckles, Amy, and Sticks, will be elevated in gameplay that capitalizes on each character's unique talents and abilities. The goal is to prevent Lyric from powering his army of robots and carrying out his plan to destroy the world. The stakes have never been higher, and the only chance to overcome Lyric is to band together and work as a team. (Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, Developed by Big Red Button for Wii U. Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, Developed by Sanzaru for 3DS).

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd
Also represented on SEGA's 2014 booth is the world's most popular virtual singer Hatsune Miku, produced by Crypton Future Media,INC., returning in an all-new rhythm video game. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA™ F 2nd features twenty classic songs from the previously Japan-only PSP games making their first debut in the West and twenty brand new songs to the Project DVIA series. In addition to the new songs, the game will feature updated gameplay mechanics and controls, over 80 brand new and remade fan favorite modules, Cross-Save compatibility, Markerless AR Mode and a revamped edit mode ranking system that showcases the most popular user generated content to provide gamers the best music game experience on the PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®Vita systems. (Developed by SEGA Japan, out fall 2014 on PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Vita and PlayStation®Network).
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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 Inc. SEGA® of America's Web site is located at

About SEGA® Europe Ltd.:
SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops 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 Europe. SEGA® Europe's web site is located at

About Big Red Button Games:
Based in Los Angeles, CA, BRB was founded in 2009 by Bob Rafei, Jeff Lander, and veterans from leading gaming studios such as Naughty Dog, Heavy Iron, Luxo Flux and High Impact Games, to leverage team's specialization and prior experience in character action game development.

About Sanzaru Games:
Sanzaru Games is a California based independent videogame developer founded in 2007. The studio has created many award winning games on platforms such as the PS3, PS Vita, Wii, PC, DS, iOS and Android platforms for a variety of publishers including Sony Computer Entertainment, Electronic Arts and Nintendo.

About Creative Assembly:
Founded in 1987 and based in Horsham, West Sussex, Creative Assembly is one of the UK's most successful and established game studios. Creator of the multi award-winning Total War strategy series, the studio has received numerous press, industry and consumer accolades, including BAFTA and the Develop Industry Excellence awards. With over 250 highly talented developers and counting, the studio is expanding to embark on thrilling new triple-A console, PC and mobile projects. Creative Assembly's website is located at

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