MEDIA ADVISORY: The Depths of Spiral Knights Get Darker and Deadlier with the Addition of “Shadow Lair” Boss Zones

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON - October 20, 2011

SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe, Ltd. have announced the addition of Shadow Lairs, a series of perilous boss-monster battle zones, to multiplayer action-adventure Spiral Knights™. Players who recover and open Iron Lockboxes from the depths of Cradle now have a chance of finding “Shadow Keys” inside. These unique keys, when brought to the deepest Clockwork Terminal in the Clockworks, can be used to unlock one of several elevators that will carry brave knights directly into the dark and dangerous hearts of the Shadow Lairs.

These Shadow Lairs feature some of the most terrifying monsters found in the Clockworks - including Lord Vanaduke and the fearsome Snarbolax – now twisted and imbued with strange, dark powers. These trickier, tougher boss fights will challenge even the bravest, boldest, and best-equipped knights, presenting the greatest challenges the game has seen so far. Of course, those who do survive the Shadow Lairs may finally begin to unravel the secrets of what lies at the core of Cradle… and they will get a few unique treasures in the process.

To learn more about how to find and access the Shadow Lairs, head to: http://forums.spiralknights.com/en/node/29852

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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’s global website 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 Europe’s web site is located at www.sega-europe.com.

About Three Rings

Three Rings is an independent game company dedicated to making innovative and engaging online games that bring joy to a wide audience. The company was founded in 2001 and launched Puzzle Pirates in 2003. The company is based in San Francisco, with offices in a steampunk submarine. The company also has tentacles in Philadelphia, PA, and Madison, WI. For more information, visit www.threerings.net.

Ryan Morgan, TriplePoint for SEGA of America, Inc.

415-955-8500

ryan@triplepointpr.com


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