Sega Announces 2007 Game Lineup

Sega today announced the continuing support of multiple systems throughout 2007. The company is putting a noticeable emphasis on PC and Xbox 360 development.

The biggest game announcement is arguably Condemned 2: Bloodshot, being developed jointly for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Developer Monolith Productions is heading up the project, which is being describes as offering “an all-new fighting mechanic and online multiplayer functionality.” The game will have players engaging in “in visceral combat using a variety of firearms, blunt instruments and an all-new fighting system complete with defensive and offensive combo chains, [as well as an] all-new set of high-tech forensic tools.” Due in stores sometime in 2008, online multiplayer functionality featuring deathmatch modes is planned for the final release.

In a surprise announcement, Sega’s AM2 division is developing a new game based on the arcade title Ghost Squad. While the game will remain similar to that of the arcade version, brand new gameplay offerings will cater exclusively to the Wiis innovative features. The Wii remote will be used in ways such as targeting enemies and setting off bombs. The title is expected in stores sometime during this holiday season.

“Sega is continuing its march forward in building a strong western developed portfolio of games,” said Sega of America and COO Simon Jeffery. “Partnering with well-established and visionary game creators such as [Gas Powered founder] Chris Taylor and his talented group at Gas Powered Games aligns perfectly with our strategy.”

Other projects include Happy Tree Friends False Alarm, based on the popular animated series of the same name. Scheduled for a Fall release on the PC (via digital download) and the Xbox Live Arcade, Happy Tree Friends is an action-oriented puzzle game that will offer a “physics-based reactive environment”. Sega also revealed plans to bring their upcoming Universe at War: Earth Assault to the Xbox 360 as well as the PC.

Lastly, Sega announced a partnership with Dungeon Siege/Supreme Commander creators Gas Powered Games. The two companies are planning a currently unnamed RPG for the PC. No other specifics were given.