SEGA Reveals Lucky 13 for E3

Sonic, NiGHTS and some bonus filler games!

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SEGA Reveals Lucky 13 for E3
In the slightly rubbish game of pre-E3 poker, SEGA is the latest to show its hand inexplicably early, revealing 13 titles that it plans on showing the assembled mini-throng at this year's somewhat odd Electronics Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.

It's a mixture of the sublime and the quite good to be fair to SEGA, with the eyebrow-raising Sonic and Mario at the Olympics mixing in with SEGARally (the game we're secretly telling ourselves will be the greatest remake of anything ever ? even better than the remake of Metroid) and SEGA's mainstream offerings.

The list reads:

Bleach: Shattered Blade (Wii) - Release: Autumn 2007 - Bleach: The Blade of Fate (DS) - Release: Autumn 2007
The Club (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) - Release: Winter 2008
Condemned 2: Bloodshot (Xbox 360, PS3) - Release: February 2008
Ghost Squad (Wii) - Release: Holiday (that's Xmas to us) 2007
The Golden Compass (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PC, DS, PSP, Mobile) - Release: December 2007
Iron Man? (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PC, DS, PSP) - Release: Spring 2008
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii, DS) - Release: Holiday 2007
NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams (Wii) - Release: Autumn
SEGA Rally Revo (PS3, Xbox 360, PSP, PC) - Release: Autumn 2007
Sonic Rush Adventure (DS) - Release: Autumn 2007
Space Siege (PC) - Release: 2008
Universe at War: Earth Assault (PC) - Release: October 2007(PC), Q1 2008 (Xbox 360)
Virtua Fighter 5 (Xbox360) - Release: Autumn 2007

Comments Simon Jeffery, President and COO, SEGA of America. "For some titles like The Golden Compass we'll provide a compelling and similar game experience across all the major systems, and for other games like Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games or NiGHTS we create specific gameplay unique to the capabilities of a platform like the Wii or DS. And with Universe at War we are leading the pack as the first third-party publisher to announce a game that takes advantage of cross platform play between an Xbox 360 and Windows. We are proud to show the world all of these games and more this week at E3."

Fair enough comment from Jeffery there, though he does lose a few points for not using the word 'exciting'; and the lack of claiming to 'be innovative' is a certain black mark. Come on Simon, that's press release writing 101!

Mulling the list, SEGA's offerings are pretty good this year. Ignoring the fact that Shen-Most-Lied-About-Videogame-Ever-Mu 3 is unsurprisingly missing, there's not that much for SEGA fans to be complaining about. New Sonic on the DS is always welcome, Ghost Squad for Wii is just so odd as to be a must-buy title (we'll check it out this week) and Sonic and Mario... Well, it's kind of like your mum and dad doing it really isn't it? You're glad it's happening but it does make you feel a bit sick.

Expect updates in the coming hours and days.

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