SEGA's Iron Man game hits stores

Fri, May 2nd, 2008 at 1:06pm PDT | Updated: May 2nd, 2008 at 1:07pm

Video Games
CBR News Team, Editor

SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that the Iron Man video game is now in stores across North America. This intense action-shooter puts players in control of one of Marvel’s most powerful Super Heroes and gives them the chance to master both air and ground combat against vicious enemies. Based on the Marvel Studios film which opens in theaters around the world today, Iron Man features the voice talent of Robert Downey Jr, Terrence Howard and Shawn Toub.

This powerful game immerses players in the world of Tony Stark - the brilliant industrialist and inventor who both created and became the world’s toughest hero - Iron Man. Using the advanced technology in Iron Man’s refined suits, gamers can evolve this devastating weapon with a wide array of high-impact projectiles and ammunition. Players will speed through massive open-ended battlefields, strategically blowing up and destroying any enemy force while using that enemy’s own weaponry and vehicles against them. Iron Man will also offer unlockable suits from the rich comic book history including (but not limited to) the Extremis suit, the Classic suit, and the Hulkbuster suit - each of which features its own strengths and weapons.

Iron Man is coming out on multiple systems and each game has its own unique gameplay features. Using the high-end technology of the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, gamers explore and conquer huge open worlds and stunning environments. The PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Windows-based PC versions take the sprawling outdoor worlds of the next-gen games into dark indoor areas that can be systematically ripped apart as players face and defeat vicious enemies. The Wii�ž� home video game console version takes advantage of the unique Wii controls to offer an unparalleled interactive experience in both outdoor and indoor environments from the Iron Man world. The PSP (PlayStation®Portable) system’s version of Iron Man offers exclusive mini-games that bring a competitive edge to the handheld gaming experience in addition to the story-based single-player gameplay. Finally, the Nintendo DS�ž� game, a true arcade-inspired shooter, takes advantage of the stylus and Touch Screen to bring a challenging gaming adventure.

The Iron Man video game is in stores today for Xbox 360®, Wii�ž�, PLAYSTATION®3 system, PlayStation®2 system, DS and the PSP system, with the Windows-based PC version to follow shortly. For more information about the game, please visit www.ironmanthegame.com. For screenshots and art, please visit the SEGA FTP 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 Marvel Entertainment, Inc.

With a library of over 5,000 high-profile characters built over more than sixty years of comic book publishing, Marvel Entertainment, Inc. is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in licensing, entertainment (via Marvel Studios), publishing (via Marvel Comics) and toys, with emphasis on feature films, home DVD, consumer products, video games, action figures and role-playing toys, television and promotions. Marvel's strategy is to leverage its franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world. For more information visit www.marvel.com.

Iron Man, the Movie © 2008 MVL Film Finance LLC. Marvel, Iron Man, all character names and their distinctive likenesses: TM & © 2008 Marvel Entertainment, Inc. and its subsidiaries. All Rights Reserved

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