Floigan Brothers for Sega Dreamcast Releases



New Characters Blur the Line Between
Cartoons and Video Games in this Highly Interactive Episodic Adventure

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — (July 31, 2001)
— Whoever thought having a brother could be so much fun? Sega® of America
announced today the release of Visual Concepts’ "Floigan Bros.(tm):
Moigle’s Secret Project" for the 128-bit, Internet-ready Sega Dreamcast*
video game console. By entering the madcap and cartoony world of Hoigle and
Moigle Floigan, gamers can play more than a dozen exciting mini-games and
challenging puzzles to help Moigle complete his secret project and ultimately
save the brothers’ junkyard from the evil Baron Malodorous. State-of-the-art
animation techniques and ground-breaking artificial intelligence (AI) technology
deliver an innovative gameplay experience by challenging players to control
Moigle’s emotions.

In "Floigan Bros.," players become the quick-witted Hoigle Floigan to
help large-and-lovable brother, Moigle Floigan accomplish a variety of tasks key
to completing his secret project. Moigle’s AI gives him a full range of human
emotions which allows him to express anger, sadness, happiness and fear. As
Hoigle, players manipulate Moigle’s emotions in a series of cause-and-effect
scenarios. For example, Hoigle may provoke Moigle to "cry a river" –
literally! – to raise a floating bridge, allowing the brothers to successfully
cross and obtain one of the secret project’s missing pieces.

"Sega’s development teams continue to set new standards for game creation,
this time with the combination of ground-breaking AI technology and entertaining
animation that makes Floigan Brothers stand out from the pack," said John
Golden, director of product marketing, Sega of America. Within the 13 areas of
the brothers’ junkyard, Hoigle and Moigle must work both cooperatively and
competitively in more than a dozen mini-games such as playing "High
Five" or "Hide and Seek". Also, as Hoigle, players
"teach" Moigle quirky abilities such as playing "tag" or
performing tricks on his yo-yo. Everything Moigle learns makes him unique and
Moigles with different "characteristics" may then be traded over the
Internet, extending the overall gaming experience.

The Floigan brothers’ world is highly interactive and designed in the same
surreal, whimsical fashion you’d expect from a Saturday morning cartoon. Bright
images and attention to detail make Hoigle and Moigle’s world truly come to
life. Sega will keep the adventure fresh and exciting by offering monthly
downloadable game elements, such as cool holiday costumes and special
mini-games. Visual Concepts is one of Sega’s many excellent exclusive
development studios. Aside from "Floigan Bros.", they are also the
creative talent behind the best-selling and award-winning Dreamcast titles
"Sega Sports* NFL 2K1" and "Sega Sports* NBA 2K1". "Floigan
Brothers" is rated "E" for "Everyone" and is now
available at retail stores nationwide or at www.sega.com <http://www.sega.com>
for $19.95.

About Sega Sega* of America is the
American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based Sega Corporation, responsible for the
development, marketing and distribution of Sega video game systems and video
games in the Americas. Sega Corporation is a nearly $2.5 billion company
recognized as the industry leader in interactive digital entertainment media,
offering interactive entertainment experiences both inside and outside the home.
Sega of America’s World Wide Web site is located at www.sega.com.

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