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VIRTUA FIGHTER 5 NOW AVAILABLE ON XBOX 360

***/VIRTUA FIGHTER 5/** NOW AVAILABLE ON XBOX 360*

/Premier Fighting Game Franchise Ships to Retailers Nationwide With /

/Online Head-to-Head VS. //Mode/

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*SAN FRANCISCO *(October 30, 2007) – SEGA® of America, Inc. announced
today that the highly-anticipated arcade fighting game, /Virtua
Fighter™/ /5 /for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, has
shipped to retail outlets in North America.

/Virtua Fighter™/ /5 /features an online two-player VS. mode via Xbox
LIVE^® online entertainment network, allowing /Virtua Fighter™/ players
to compete online. Players can select one of the 17 characters and
customize a character in Quest mode. Customization features enable
players to modify their characters with one of four base costumes and a
wide range of unlockable and earnable items. Players can achieve victory
and earn in-game money by defeating highly-skilled opponents, which
enables them to purchase many items at an in-game shop.

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/Virtua Fighter™/ /5 /is based on the latest arcade version update and
features both analog stick and D-pad control, as well as vibration
support. The game also includes an improved Quest mode featuring more
CPU rivals, items, and emblems for character customization. The DOJO
mode has added features including leaderboards, training move settings,
improved throw escape training, and the option to change your opponent’s
position and recovery type. These all work to create a more refined DOJO
mode where players can improve their fighting strategy.

“This is the moment /Virtua Fighter™/ fans have been waiting for –
online head-to-head fighting for /Virtua Fighter™/ /5/,” said Rick
Naylor, Director of Marketing, SEGA of America. “The introduction of
online play opens up the /Virtua Fighter™/ competition arena to a global
scale, enabling players to compete and challenge anyone, anywhere,
anytime, using Xbox LIVE.”

Created by the renowned development team AM R&D Department #2 out of
SEGA Corporation, Japan, /Virtua Fighter™/ /5/ is rated “T” for Teen by
the ESRB and has an MSRP of $59.95. For more information, please visit
the official Web site at www.sega.com/VF5 . For
art assets, please visit the SEGA Press site at
http://segapr.segaamerica.com .

*_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 .

*_About SEGA Europe Ltd.:_*

SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based
SEGA Corporation, and 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
Europe. The SEGA® Europe Web Site is located at www.sega-europe.com
.

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