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Sandbox: SEGA launches mobile match-3 game SEGA HEROES

Today SEGA launched their new mobile fighter game SEGA HEROES.

The game for iOS and Android devices will feature a “match-3 experience coupled with 4v4 combat” and include characters from classic SEGA games including SONIC THE HEDGEHOGGOLDEN AXE, SHINOBI and more.  

Full press release is below. All images courtesy of SEGA. 


SEGA Heroes unites legendary characters from all your favorite SEGA games

SAN FRANCISCO, LONDON – November 15, 2018 –  Only you and your squad can save the SEGA universe!

Today marks the launch of SEGA Heroes, the action-packed match-3 brawler that unites three decades of beloved SEGA characters in one epic quest to defeat Dremagen and her army of evil clones. SEGA Heroes is now available to download for free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad and Google Play Store for Android devices.

SEGA Heroes is developed by Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Demiurge Studios, known for their mobile smash hit Marvel® Puzzle Quest. It features a polished match-3 experience coupled with 4v4 combat that is easy to play, yet surprisingly complex. Launching with 32 playable characters from nine classic SEGA games, and offering more than 200 levels set across 30 zones, SEGA Heroes is a celebration of SEGA’s past, present, and future. Players are challenged to collect and level up their characters, leveraging each hero’s arsenal of special moves and abilities to assemble an unstoppable team and take down foes. Battles rage on through daily and weekly events, a PVP arena, countless quests, and survival mode.

“This game is a tribute to SEGA’s rich heritage and the catalog of characters that fans adore. It’s a reimagining of the way these universes can come together, and has been meticulously designed for mobile platforms to engage and delight today’s players. Through the launch of SEGA Heroes, we’re able to celebrate our characters in an entirely new world and bring them together through gameplay that highlights each character’s unique lore,” said Naoki Kameda, COO of SEGA Networks in San Francisco. “Demiurge has brought unmatched passion and mastery to the creation of this title and we’re excited to share SEGA Heroes with the world!”

The roster of unlockable playable characters at launch includes fan favorites as well as lesser-known heroes who are ripe for rediscovery. In the coming weeks and months, additional character sets will be added and unlocked as the SEGA Heroes universe grows!

Download SEGA Heroesnow and join the battle!

Full list of characters available at launch:

  • Sonic The Hedgehog:
    • Amy Rose, Knuckles, Sonic, Tails, Rouge, Shadow, Cream and Cheese, Big the Cat
  • Golden Axe:
    • Ax Battler, Death Adder, Gilius Thunderhead, Tyris Flare
  • Shinobi:
    • Ageha, Hibana, Hotsuma, Joe Musashi
  • Streets of Rage:
    • Adam Hunter, Blaze Fielding, Axel Stone, Mr. X
  • Super Monkey Ball:
    • AiAi, Baby, GonGon, MeeMee
  • Jet Set Radio:
    • Beat, Gum, Captain Onishima, DJ Professor K 
  • Phantasy Star:
    • Wren, Rolf, Lassic, Alis Landale

To stay up-to-date with in-game events, cast your vote in polls, share your opinions in surveys, and interact with other players, check out the SEGA Heroes Discord and follow our dedicated Facebook and Twitter accounts.

©SEGA. All rights reserved. SEGA is registered in the US Patent and Trademark Office. SEGA, the SEGA logo and SEGA Heroes are either registered trademarks or trademarks of SEGA Holdings, Co., Ltd or it’s affiliates.  DEMIURGE and DEMIURGE STUDIOS are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Demiurge Studios, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About SEGA Networks Inc., SEGA Game Co., Ltd.’s mobile division in the West:
SEGA’s mobile division in the West has its headquarters based in San Francisco with dedicated studios across North America and the UK. Focused on creating fun, compelling and engaging games, SEGA’s games feature iconic intellectual property as well as original innovative content for mobile and tablet devices. Since 2008, it has been a leader in the smartphone and tablet space and continues to be at the forefront of mobile gaming. SEGA Networks Inc.’s mobile studios include Hardlight™ and Demiurge Studios™. For more information, visit sega.com.

About Demiurge
Creating games is our passion. Founded in 2002, we bring years of development expertise to our projects. As part of SEGA, our developers focus on creating fun, accessible mobile games like our recent hit, Marvel Puzzle Quest. Based in Cambridge, MA, Demiurge has contributed to titles such as Bioshock, Borderlands, and Mass Effect.

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