Shortly after confirming a Spring release for Sonic Advance 2, SEGA of America has issued a new press release announcing that Sonic Adventure DX and Sonic Pinball Party are set for a Summer 2003 launch in North America.
These dates match up with SEGA's already-announced releases for these games in Japan, hinting that Sonic Adventure DX and Sonic Pinball Party could launch at the same time globally. Or at least, close enough that we don't get any spoilers ruined for us in the West. We're still waiting on Sonic Advance 2, SEGA...
Check out the press release in full below.
SAN FRANCISCO - Jan. 31, 2003 - SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that two new Sonic The Hedgehog® games are currently in development and will be released in the U.S. this summer. "Sonic AdventureTM DX"(working title) will be released in May exclusively for the Nintendo GameCubeTM, and "Sonic Pinball PartyTM" will ship in June for the Game Boy® Advance.
"Sonic Adventure DX" is Sonic The Hedgehog's third blazing-fast quest on the Nintendo GameCube, and the ultimate version of one of Sonic's biggest SEGA DreamcastTM blockbusters. Featuring enhanced graphics, sound and Game Boy Advance connectivity, "Sonic Adventure DX" pits Sonic and his pals against the dastardly Dr. Eggman and his wicked plans for world domination.
"Sonic Pinball Party" for the Game Boy Advance challenges gamers to shoot, tilt and flip their way through Sonic the Hedgehog, Samba de Amigos and Nights-themed pinball tables and party games. The game supports up to four players with one Game Pak via the Game Boy Advance Game Link® cable. "Sonic Pinball Party" will also connect with "Sonic Adventure DX" via the Nintendo GameCube Game Boy Advance Cable.
"SEGA's Sonic The Hedgehog is back just in time for summer in two new action-packed games for the Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance," said Mike Fischer, vice president, SEGA of America. "To date, Sonic has proved to be phenomenally popular on the Nintendo GameCube and we're excited that Sonic is resonating with a whole new generation of gamers."
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Corporation, a $3.5 billion corporation by market capitalization, recognized as 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.