« GEN CON INDY WELCOMES ELECTRONIC GAMES EXHIBITORS | Main | Wii-kly Update: Three New Classic Games Added to Wii Shop Channel »


/Sci-Fi Shooter-RPG Introduces Revolutionary Gameplay for Up to Four

*SAN FRANCISCO* (July 24, 2007) – SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced
today that/ Alien Syndrome™/ has shipped to stores nationwide for the
Wii™ home video game system from Nintendo and PSP®
(PlayStation®Portable) system/. Alien Syndrome/ is a lightning-fast game
combining RPG and shooter genres in a stunningly imaginative sci-fi
universe. The game offers a dramatic and engaging single player
adventure in addition to an infinitely replayable co-op multiplayer mode
for up to four players. Derived from the classic SEGA arcade game,/
Alien Syndrome’s/ new shooter-RPG gameplay makes it easy to pick up and
play, while its depth and wealth of features keeps it challenging for
all gamers.

In/ Alien Syndrome/, players take control of the game’s strong and
enigmatic heroine – Earth Command Trooper Aileen Harding – and battle a
variety of fearsome aliens and colossal bosses. Gamers will unlock a
wide selection of character specialties and skills upgraded as they
progress through an engrossing campaign, protected by many different
types of armor and using a variety of increasingly powerful melee and
ranged weaponry. Players can improve their heroine’s statistics and
discover a huge number of powerful new abilities as they fight through
infested spaceships and bizarre alien planets.

/Alien Syndrome/ features 20 different weapon types including
flamethrowers, quad-barreled lasers, nanobot swarms that dissolve
enemies, and incendiary grenades that shoot fiery geysers from the
ground. Each weapon offers advantages and disadvantages, depending on
how it is used and the specializations players have chosen to adopt./
Alien Syndrome’s/ fast-paced combat also allows for any number of combat
strategies to defeat over 100 different alien enemies at one time.

Fighting alongside Aileen is the SCARAB, a sentient combat and inventory
robot that can be upgraded to a powerful and indestructible
battle-machine, automatically attacking nearby enemies during battle. It
also acts as a vendor through which players can recycle or sell items at
any time, as well as construct better weapons and synthesize more
powerful items. Additionally, the robot can be upgraded with abilities
such as healing and charging weapons.

/ Alien Syndrome/ on the Wii will utilize the Wii Remote™’s
motion-sensitive technology to allow players a full range of motion when
slashing through enemies, unloading on bosses, or running and gunning
through hallways using a uniquely intuitive aiming system. Gamers will
also be able to access new game modes and mini-games that expand on the
core gameplay. Using the Wii Remote, these new modes allow players to
craft new items, to enhance existing items and character abilities, and
to hack into computer systems.

For gamers on the go,/ Alien Syndrome/ on the PSP system is Wi-Fi
enabled so that up to four players can play cooperatively in various
multiplayer modes.

/ Alien Syndrome/ is developed by Totally Games and is now available for
the Wii system and PSP system. The game is rated “T” for Teen by the
Entertainment Software Rating Board and will have an MSRP of $49.95 on
the Wii, and $39.95 on the PSP system. For screenshots and assets,
please visit the SEGA FTP site at _http://segapr.segaamerica.com_, or
visit _www.segaamerica.com/AlienSyndrome_

*About SEGA of America Inc.:
*SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA
Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside
and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes
interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware
platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by
Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of
America’s Web site is located at www.sega.com.


Totally Games is a highly respected independent electronic game design
and development studio based in Marin County, CA. With more than 20
years experience and numerous top-selling, critically acclaimed titles
to its credit, Totally Games has helped drive the evolution and growth
of electronic entertainment. Utilizing its wealth of experience, its
staff of high caliber talent and its state of the art technology,
Totally Games offers a unique combination of game development services
on a wide range of platforms, including PC, current and next-gen game
consoles, handheld game devices, and mobile phones. Totally Games’ Web
site is located at _www.totallygames.com_ .

Posted using Meow

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)

Your Ad Here
Your Ad Here