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SEGA announces WESTERN release of phantasy star portable 2

The Phantasy Star Universe Saga Continues With This Exciting Sequel Exclusively for the PSP System

SAN FRANCISCO&LONDON (May 21, 2010)– SEGA? of America, Inc. and SEGA? Europe Ltd. today announced that Phantasy Star™ Portable 2, the sci-fi role-playing game exclusively for the PSP? (PlayStation?Portable) system is coming to North America and Europe. Explore the universe of SEGA’s critically acclaimed and best selling RPG franchise in this second installment of the Phantasy Star™ portable series. The game returns to its roots by offering an online multiplayer component in addition to its robust single-player action adventure. Now gamers can meet other players, strike up alliances, and embark on a huge variety of online quests in Phantasy Star™ Portable 2 anywhere, anytime.

“Phantasy Star Portable 2 offers two complete RPG experiences,” said Sean Ratcliffe, Vice President of Marketing for SEGA of America, Inc.“The compelling single-player action adventure and the newly added expansive online multiplayer mode will surely satisfy RPG fans and fans of the Phantasy Star series.”

Phantasy Star Portable 2 takes place three years after the exciting Phantasy Star Universe saga. With the great menace of the Seed now defeated, the people of the Gurhal System are confronted with dwindling resources. Returning the game to its online roots, Phantasy Star Portable 2 connects players online via Ad-Hoc and Infrastructure mode allowing gamers and fans to play with their friends anywhere via the internet for up to 4 players. In addition to the online capabilities, Phantasy Star Portable 2 offers a new in-depth storyline, enhanced combat system, new weapons and character customization options that combine to form one of the most extensive RPG ever created for the PSP system.

Phantasy Star™ Portable 2 will be available in fall 2010 exclusively for the PSP system. For press information and assets please visit the SEGA Press FTP at: http://www.sega-press.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 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. SEGA’s global website site is located at www.sega.com.

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