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SEGA Sports NCAACollege Football 2K3 (GC) Ships

by Thomas on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 8:49 p.m. PDT

SEGA of America, Inc. announced today that "SEGA Sports NCAACollege Football 2K3" has shipped for the Nintendo GameCube. Produced by Visual Concepts Entertainment, a SEGA development studio, and developed by Avalanche Software, "SEGA Sports NCAA College Football 2K3" delivers a host of in-depth features including a comprehensive list of bowl games, team-specific playbooks, college-style player models and a Legacy Mode that lets users recruit blue-chip prospects, develop talent and build their program into a national powerhouse. SEGA Sports' college gridiron franchise features all of the trimmings fans might expect from the standard-bearer in sports video gaming.

"The launch of 'NCAA College Football 2K3' for Nintendo GameCube marks the debut of SEGA Sports' authentic college gridiron franchise on that console," said Tom Nichols, vice president of sports marketing, SEGA of America, Inc. "Nintendo GameCube owners will now be able to enjoy all of the college-specific atmosphere, including authentic 3D stadiums and team-specific mascots, cheerleaders and school-specific fight songs. 'SEGA Sports NCAA College Football 2K3' authentically delivers the purity and ambience of the college game."

"SEGA Sports NCAA College Football 2K3" provides a host of college football-specific details, from the multiple polls and rankings to the extensive recruiting options. The enhanced Legacy Mode lets players compete for the nation's top high school recruits and guide one of 117 Division I-A or select Division 1-AA schools to one of the 25 post-season bowl games, including the 2003 Tostitos(R) Fiesta(R) Bowl National Championship Game; or create your own school and build a program from the ground up. Gamers also have the ability to edit names and ratings and fully customize any individual player attribute, and even import graduating seniors into the "SEGA Sports(TM) NFL 2K3" draft. Revamped playbooks ensure that each team reflects the exact tendencies of their real-world counterparts, while more than 6,000 new situation-specific lines of commentary break down the action for heated college gridiron rivalries.

Visually, the players in "SEGA Sports NCAA College Football 2K3" are modeled to look distinctively like college-aged athletes, and more than 500 new college-specific animations, such as the revamped option play, capture the unique styles and movements of NCAA football. Adding to the realism are more than 117 3D stadium models that are designed to the exact specifications of the actual stadiums, while cheerleaders, mascots and more than 50 unique school fight songs help bring the NCAA gridiron to life.

Rounding out the complete package is a lifelike ESPN telecast-style presentation. From the game's SportsCenter introduction to the ESPN style graphical menus and statistical layouts, the presentation in "NCAA College Football 2K3" puts players inside a virtual telecast on gameday.

"SEGA Sports NCAA College Football 2K3" is endorsed by former University of Nebraska quarterback and 2001 Heisman(R) Trophy Winner Eric Crouch. The game is currently available for the Nintendo GameCube for a suggested retail price of $49.95. It is also available for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox(TM) video game system from

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