SEGA AND NINTENDO TEAM UP TO DEVELOP F-ZERO GAMES FOR THE ARCADE AND NINTENDO GAMECUBE
New Game System to Integrate F-ZERO Arcade and Console Entertainment
Under the agreement, SEGA and Nintendo will co-develop two new video game titles - "F-ZERO AC (working title)" for the arcade and "F-ZERO GC (working title)" for Nintendo GameCube. AMUSEMENT VISION, LTD, a SEGA Studio, will develop the "F-ZERO" games under the supervision of Nintendo. "F-ZERO AC (working title)" will be published by SEGA and "F-ZERO GC (working title)" will be published by Nintendo. "F-ZERO" titles will be unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) and released in late 2002. The Triforce board and Nintendo GameCube are based on the same architecture, and they will be interfaced through the special peripheral, "Memory Card 59."
This joint project originated from AMUSEMENT VISION, which had a vision to create an arcade game that could interact with the Nintendo GameCube. SEGA and Nintendo have now come together to make this joint project a reality.
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