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'SEGA Sports NHL 2K3' Goes Online (Xbox) - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 6:05 p.m. PDT

SEGA of America, Inc. announced today that "SEGA Sports NHL 2K3" will be online for the Xbox. Expanding upon the company's online roster of games for the new next-generation consoles, "SEGA Sports NHL 2K3" marks the ninth online game that SEGA will deliver this year allowing gamers to play online head-to-head against friends (or foes!) across the country. With the most experience in online console gaming, SEGA will deliver more online console games than any other company in 2002. Additionally, SEGA is the first and only company to deliver online content to all three of the new consoles including PlayStation2, the Xbox and GameCube.

Supporting full online multiplayer gameplay, "SEGA Sports NHL 2K3," joins the ranks of SEGA's 2002 online roster of games including "SEGA Sports NFL 2K3," "SEGA Sports NBA 2K3" and "SEGA Sports NCAA College Basketball 2K3" for PlayStation 2 and Xbox; "Phantasy Star Online" (working title) for Xbox; and "Phantasy Star Online: Episode I & II" for Nintendo GameCube.

"SEGA is the undisputed industry leader when it comes to online console gaming and we're pleased to be adding 'SEGA Sports NHL 2K3' to our expanding library of online content," said Peter Moore, president and COO, SEGA of America, Inc. "While other publishers are just starting to ship their first online console games, SEGA has already released our 17th -- and this is just the beginning."

SEGA's online games for 2002 include:

  • "SEGA Sports NHL 2K3" (Xbox) -- "SEGA Sports NHL 2K3" skates its way to the Xbox with online play, making it the first ever hockey game online for any console.
  • "SEGA Sports NFL 2K3" (PlayStation 2, Xbox) -- The first-ever online console sports game series," SEGA Sports NFL 2K," returns for the 2003 season, this time on PlayStation 2 and Xbox.
  • "SEGA Sports NBA 2K3" (PlayStation 2, Xbox) -- The critically acclaimed basketball franchise takes it to the hardwood online on PlayStation 2 and Xbox.
  • "SEGA Sports NCAA College Basketball 2K3" (PlayStation 2, Xbox) -- The newly added "SEGA Sports NCAA College Basketball 2K3" brings college hoops online for the first time on PlayStation 2 and Xbox.
  • "Phantasy Star Online" (working title) (Xbox) -- "Phantasy Star Online" makes its way to Xbox.
  • "Phantasy Star Online: Episode I & II" (Nintendo GameCube) The latest version of the award-winning online global RPG that sparked a gaming phenomenon, "Phantasy Star Online" makes its way to Nintendo GameCube.


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