House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return and Sega Superstars Tennis Fact Sheets

Here are the official fact sheets for The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return and Sega Superstars Tennis for you to peek at and read up on all the key features that promise to make both titles hot pickups during the spring ’08 season.

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The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return

Platform: Wii
Category: Arcade Shooter (Wii Zapper compatible)
Developer(s): SEGA
Release: Spring 2008
ESRB: M for Mature (Blood and Gore, Violence)

OVERVIEW:

Two great arcade titles are resurrected on the Nintendo Wii! The HOUSE OF THE DEAD 2 & 3 RETURN combines two of the best light gun games – THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD 2 and THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD III – to deliver the full arcade experience of battling hordes of rabid zombies and mutated monsters in the comfort of their homes.

THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD franchise is famous for its heart-pounding pace, astounding visual details and vast armies of unique enemies. Blasting through legions of grotesque zombies and mutated monsters, players eventually face-off against mammoth boss creatures that will test the accuracy and skill of every Wii gamer.

Both THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD 2 and THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD III will feature the original arcade experience, complete with branching storylines, over six ghoul-filled game modes and bonus content. Re-live your glory days in the arcades and mow down packs of clawing, biting undead with the new rapid-fire Wii Zapper™! Utilizing the innovative new Wii Zapper™ or the Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™, players will experience branching storylines with over six game modes including Arcade Mode and Time Attack modes that will test their shooting skills.

THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD 2 & 3 RETURN features an engaging single-player campaign, plus a co-op multiplayer mode for up to two players for countless hours of zombie shooting action.

Key Features:

• Experience the popular arcade shooting action at home. Blast the undead with the quick trigger action of the Wii Zapper™.
• Co-op gameplay. Grab a friend and destroy the undead together including Arcade mode and Time Attack mode.
• Gory arcade graphics. THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD 2 & 3 RETURN retains the rich arcade graphics you love.

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Sega Superstars Tennis

Platform: Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3, PlayStation 2, Wii, Nintendo DS
Category: Character-led Sports
Developer(s): SUMO Digital Ltd.
Release: Spring 2008
ESRB: RP (Rating Pending)

OVERVIEW:

Sixteen fan-favorite SEGA® characters from Sonic to NiGHTS are serving up non-stop fun in SEGA Superstars Tennis™. Multiple madcap mini-games will keep the party rolling and up to four friends can challenge each other in tournaments, exhibitions and unlockable special events.

SEGA Superstars Tennis includes several of the most memorable SEGA characters including Sonic The Hedgehog, AiAi from Super Monkey Ball fame, Ulala of Space Channel 5 and Amigo from Samba De Amigo, each of whom have their own unique attributes, and superstar tennis skills. The game’s arcade style matches are played out on courts based on environments from Sega games of the past such as the lush tropics of Sonic’s Green Hill Zone or the street fair fiesta of Amigo’s Carnival Park to name a few

With hilarious cameos and comical guest umpires from SEGA’s rich gaming history, this fun-filled tennis party is guaranteed to be a smashing good time for the whole family!

Key Features:

• Zany SEGA Characters with Superstar Abilities – Each of the 16 characters has their own superstar alter-ego which gives them the winning edge on the court.
• Ten Fantastical Themed Courts – Guest umpires will supervise the action on a wide variety of colorful courts from Sonic’s lush Green Hill Zone to Ulala’s galactic Space Channel 5 world, to name a few.
• Four Action-Packed Tournaments – As players slice their way through the competitive tournaments they will unlock loads of bonus content.
• Easy Addictive Fun! – Developed by SUMO Digital Ltd. – makers of the acclaimed Virtua Tennis 3 – intuitive controls enable gamers to jump right in and serve it up SEGA style!

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