“Working together with THQ, SEGA is bringing some of our most coveted franchises to the Game Boy Advance platform including SUPER MONKEY BALL and CRAZY TAXI,” said Charles Bellfield, vice president of strategic planning and corporate affairs, SEGA of America. “Combining the strength of our game content with THQ’s expertise publishing to the handheld gaming platform, we expect to further build on the success we have had to date in this ongoing relationship with THQ.”
The next round of Game Boy Advance games scheduled to be published by THQ and SEGA include the following:
- VIRTUA TENNIS (working title)
follows the easy-to-play, addictive style of its SEGA Dreamcast™ counterpart. The game puts up to four players at the net in Tournament and Exhibition matches or lets Game Boy Advance owners train their own player in World Circuit mode. VIRTUA TENNIS (working title) is scheduled for release in late 2002.
- CRAZY TAXI (working title)
for Game Boy Advance combines the action and arcade style of its Dreamcast predecessors with new locales and exciting mini-games. Players take on the role of a taxi driver and race to make as much money as possible in single or multiplayer games. CRAZY TAXI (working title) is scheduled for release in early 2003.
- SUPER MONKEY BALL (working title)
Up to four players control monkeys trapped in translucent spheres in a mix of surreal and silly games in SUPER MONEKY BALL (working title) for Game Boy Advance. Players can try their hands at navigating a series of floor-shifting puzzles or play mini-games where they knock each other off floating platforms or race through mid-air half-pipe courses. SUPER MONKEY BALL (working title) is scheduled to release in early 2003.
- PHANTASY STAR COLLECTION (working title)
An RPG gamer's ultimate dream, PHANTASY STAR COLLECTION (working title) brings together the classic original three Phantasy Star titles in one package. PHANTASY STAR COLLECTION (working title) for Game Boy Advance is scheduled to release in early 2003.