Sega Goes Platinum

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Sega and PlatinumGames, the new dev studio formed by the Okami masterminds formerly of CloverStudio, have entered into an exclusive worldwide partnership today, a partnership that will have Platinum crafting four games that are sure to fill Sega’s coffers with straight cash, homey. The titles in development include a graphic novel stylized third-person action game for the Wii called Madworld (Q1 2009), a DS spaceship RPG titled Infinite Line (TBA 2009), a new cinematic action game for PS3 and Xbox 360 titled Bayonetta (TBA 2009), and a mysterious but “soon-to-be-announced” fourth project headed up by the father of Resident Evil, Shinji Mikami.

“The creative forces at PlatinumGames bring a new level of imagination into the SEGA family at a pivotal time in the video game industry when the demand for quality, originality and fun has never been greater,” said Tatsuya Minami, President and CEO, PlatinumGames. “These new titles will contribute meaningfully to SEGA’s brand, while adding a new level of depth to the strategic portfolio of games in our library.”

“This relationship underscores SEGA’s continuing drive to bring high-quality content to Western audiences, pushing current standards of innovation in gameplay by introducing fresh, original IP that plays to the strengths of the individual platforms,” said Simon Jeffery, President and COO, SEGA of America.

PLATINUM GAMES Announcement [Sega.com]

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