SEGA and Three Rings Get Geared Up for Online Adventures with Spiral Knights

SAN FRANCISCO - March 15, 2011

SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced it will be publishing Spiral Knights, a multiplayer online action adventure game created by noted online game developer Three Rings. Launching later this spring, this free-to-play title offers classic, console-style adventuring in a persistent online world. Players can go it alone or join with up to four friends to unravel the hidden secrets of the ever-changing world of the Clockworks.

“Based on our experience with titles like Puzzle Pirates, as well as fond memories of dreaming up new games when we were kids, we have built an instantly accessible, action-packed world that appeals to gamers of every type,” said Daniel James, CEO of Three Rings.“ Spiral Knights skips the stereotypical level grind for a co-op adventure that is focused on fun gameplay above all else.”

Spiral Knights features:

    <*>Constantly changing world brought to life in a vibrant, retro-inspired visual style <*>Intuitive pick-up-and-play controls (including both mouse-only and gamepad control) <*>Opportunities for players to create guilds, craft new gear, and customize the looks and abilities of their characters <*>Easy matchmaking for co-op mayhem with parties of up to four players <*>Gear and weapons upgradeable through adventuring or through the purchase of Crystal Energy
Spiral Knights is a perfect mesh with SEGA’s ongoing strategy of providing enjoyable-yet-deep gameplay in an easily accessible format,” said Haruki Satomi, Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA of America.“The creative team at Three Rings has created a refreshingly unique online world with the kind of humor and immediate fun that we know our fans will enjoy.”

For more info, including a chance to sign up for a sneak preview of Spiral Knights, visit the official site at www.spiralknights.com.

View a trailer of Spiral Knights on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcDGIUDB0Xw

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 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

415-955-8500

ryan@triplepointpr.com


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