London, UK - September 26 2006 - Glu Mobile, a leading creator and global publisher of mobile entertainment, today announced the launch of SEGA's SONIC THE HEDGEHOG: Part 2, the second of a two -part mobile game based on the best-selling SEGA Megadrive console franchise.
The world's most famous hedgehog is back in the second half of his exciting adventure. Sonic the Hedgehog: Part 2 is comprised of the concluding three zones of the original SEGA Megadrive classic - Labyrinth Zone, Star Light Zone , Scrap Brain Zone and the famous final zone where players come face to face with the evil Dr. Robotnik.
Gamers must help Sonic overcome tough new obstacles and defeat the evil Dr. Robotnik and his giant crusher machine. Features of the much-anticipated sequel include:
The final three levels of the original SEGA Megadrive game - Scrap Brain Zone, Star Light Zone and Labyrinth Zone
Players who are able to finish each level with more than 50 rings will receive a powerful Chaos Emerald and can collect them all for a special surprise
Players can embark on the second part of the adventure with all of their lives from Part 1, including their Chaos Emeralds and score
The choice of easy, normal and hard levels challenge the skill levels of all gamers
"SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is one of the best-known gaming titles, and its original adaptation for mobile was incredibly well -received by mobile gamers," said Kristian Segerstråle, managing director, EMEA, Glu Mobile. "The game's fast pace and advanced gameplay give it a highly compelling console-like experience on a mobile phone."
"Glu has proved to be incredibly successful in the translation of SEGA's original console games to wireless platforms," stated Darren Newnham, business development manager, SEGA Europe. "After the huge European-wide success of SONIC THE HEDGEHOG Part 1, we at SEGA are convinced that part 2 will continue to entertain fans and keep our brand high in the charts."
Sonic will be available through all major network operators across Europe from September.
About Glu Mobile
Glu Mobile is a leading developer and global publisher of mobile entertainment. Glu's portfolio of games, ringtones, wallpapers and information applications include both original titles and entertainment based on major brands from Atari, Cartoon Network, Celador International, FOX Sports Interactive, Harrah's, Hasbro, PlayFirst, PopCap Games, Sega and Twentieth Century Fox. Based in San Mateo, California with offices in Hong Kong, London and Manchester, Glu is funded by top venture firms NEA, BA Venture Partners, Granite Global Ventures, Sienna Ventures and Globespan Capital Partners, and by Time Warner Investments. Recently Glu acquired the UK-based mobile entertainment company iFone, adding SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, MONOPOLY, and ATARI Classics to its portfolio. Consumers can find fresh entertainment created exclusively for their mobile phones wherever they see the 'g' character logo or at www.glu.com.
About SEGA® Europe:
SEGA Europe Limited 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 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 Europe's web site is located at www.sega-europe.com.
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