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SEGA ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNING 'CONDEMNED: CRIMINAL ORIGINS' FOR PC

SAN FRANCISCO (January 25, 2006) - SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced Condemned: Criminal Origins™ for the PC. Condemned: Criminal Origins, awarded Best Xbox 360 Action Game of 2005 by IGN.com, is a suspense-filled, first-person psychological thriller that made its debut with the launch of the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
Developed by Monolith Productions, the game allows players to experience an unnatural level of psychological tension as they use their instincts and forensic tools to track down serial killers and bring them to justice. Players
will take on the role of Ethan Thomas, an FBI agent in the Serial Crimes Unit (SCU), whose pursuit of relentless serial killers leads him through detailed urban environments filled with terrifyingly real sociopaths who lurk on the periphery of humanity.
“This critically-acclaimed hit is sure to keep PC gamers on the edge of their seats,” said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of Marketing, SEGA of America. “Experience all the tension, horror, and first-person combat in this
innovative atmospheric thriller that PC gamers have been longing for.”
Condemned: Criminal Origins features amazingly photorealistic environments and true-to-life sound effects that transport players directly to the scene of the crime. Gruesome weapons can be fashioned by clever players from the environment: paper-cutter handles, wooden planks, and lead pipes ripped from walls, can all be used to attack opponents. The enemy AI is highly intelligent as well. Enemies don't merely run at the player; they find an appropriately powerful weapon to attack with and then hide in the shadows, waiting for an open opportunity to
strike.
Condemned: Criminal Origins has also received the following accolades for its superior gameplay and audio excellence, including the GameSpot.com Best of 2005 award for Best Sound Effects, the GameSpy.com editor's choice award for Top 5 Xbox 360 Game of the Year, and the IGN.com The Best of 2005 award for Best
Use of Sound.
Condemned: Criminal Origins for the PC is slated to ship in Spring 2006.

For more information about Condemned: Criminal Origins, please visit http://www.condemnedgame.com.

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