Sega Announces Mobile Line-Up for Rest of 2008
Sanshiro Segata would be proud
Sega announced today that they will release no less than nine mobile games by the end of the year. Many of them should sound similar to Sega fans. In alphabetical order:
Beijing 2008 - The Official Mobile Phone Game of the Olympic Games (June 2008)
Living off the success of Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games, Sega has another Olympic game in the pipeline. This time, it is official. Compete in up to four events: 100m, Hammer Throw, 200m Freestyle (Swimming) and Table Tennis.
Crazy Taxi (December)
The Dreamcast classic will be going mobile. The objective of this arcade game is to deliver your passengers to their destinations as fast and as stylish as possible. Mobile gamers will get Crazy Taxi in two flavors: 2D and 3D.
Medieval: Total War (September)
Based on the popular franchise, this turn-based strategy title will pit you into the middle of medieval European warfare. Fighting is only half the battle; you also have to maintain resources and keep your people happy.
Samba de Amigo (September)
The maraca-shaking music game is getting a second chance with the Nintendo Wii. Mobile gamers should be happy to learn that the game will be going mobile as well. Instead of waggling, you will be using the d-pad to control one jamming monkey.
SEGA Columns Deluxe (May)
You will get two classic Sega puzzlers in this package: Columns and Puyo Pop. Each game includes the same three modes: Timed, Challenge and Endless.
Sonic at the Olympic Games (June)
As if one Olympic game isn't enough, Sega has got another coming. Sonic is at the Olympic Games again; this time he had ditched Mario for a solo act. Compete in five events: 1500m, 400m Hurdles, Triple Jump, Discus Throw and Javelin Throw.
Sonic Spinball (October)
Like other well-rounded characters (Samus, Kirby and Pikachu), Sonic got his own pinball game. Paddle your way through several Sonic-theme boards in order to save the world again from Dr. Robotnik.
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (November)
The mobile version will be a direct port of the original platforming classic. Controls have been streamlined for use of the d-pad of your mobile phone.
Another mobile remake, Zaxxon is a classic arcade shooter. Shoot your way through three action-packed levels for the ultimate showdown with the evil robot, Zaxxon.
"This year's mobile game line-up is the strongest it's ever been for the North American market," said Linda Chaplin, Vice President, SEGA Mobile. "We are delivering some of the best brands in gaming, each designed from the ground-up specifically for play on the mobile platform. With the casual gamer in mind, our games are short and 'snackable' with one-thumb controls that make it easy to play SEGA Mobile games from anywhere."