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Sega Answers Gamer’s Prayers…Let There Be Virtual On!

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Let me tell you why this announcement is so awesome. For YEARS fans of this series have been begging for a remake or port so we could hopefully play online against each other. In every GIANT ROBOT gaming conversation I’ve ever been a part of, Virtua On always came up as a game that needed an online presence. I want to applaud Sega for finally bringing this game to the next level. Here’s the full release:

sega ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF VIRTUAL ON

Xbox LIVE(r) Arcade Gamers Get the Chance to Relive the Arcade Classic

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (March 12, 2009) – SEGA(r) of America, Inc. and SEGA(r) of
Europe Ltd. today announced the return of Virtual On(tm), the classic mech arcade
fighting game. Players will be able to revisit the Virtual On universe with several
enhancements which include improved graphics and online multiplayer. Cyber Troopers
Virtual On Oratorio Tangram(tm) will be available Spring 2009 exclusively on Xbox
LIVE(r) Arcade for the Xbox 360(r) video game and entertainment system from
Microsoft(r).

Developed by SEGA’s AM3 division, famous for titles such as Crazy Taxi and Virtua
Tennis, Cyber Troopers Virtual On Oratorio Tangram(tm) is based on the latest arcade
version of the second game in the franchise, which is critically acclaimed and
widely considered to be the best in the series. Players will square off against an
AI or human opponent as they dodge, shoot, and slice their way to victory in one of
the game’s many futuristic environments. Since the Virtuaroids dash with such quick
movement, players are required to diversify their tactics, all while keeping a keen
eye and quick trigger finger.

Available for the first time on Xbox LIVE(r), Virtual On features high-octane mech
action with 15 playable Virtuaroids. Players can choose how they want to play as
each mech has its own defining characteristics. The game delivers an online 1 vs. 1
multiplayer battle mode, as well as fast-paced single player action through 10
Arcade-mode levels and 14 Score attack stages. Virtual On features numerous ways to
earn achievements as well as voice communication.

Cyber Troopers Virtual On Oratorio Tangram(tm) will be released exclusively on Xbox
LIVE(r) Arcade in Spring 2009.

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