Sega indefinitely postpones Propeller Arena

The tragedies of the week have prompted Sega to postpone the release of its Dreamcast game Propeller Arena.

Sega of America has announced that in light of the tragic events of this week, it has delayed the shipment of Propeller Arena: Aviation Battle Championship for the Sega Dreamcast. The company also plans to redo the box art for the game, which originally depicted fighter planes flying near high-rise buildings. No revised release date was announced, and, according to SOA representatives, the game has been delayed indefinitely.

"Sega Corporation was greatly saddened to learn of the terrorist attacks on the United States on Tuesday, September 11, 2001," the company said in its official statement. "Our deepest condolences go out to the families and friends of those injured or who lost their lives in the horrific events. At this time, we have decided to postpone shipment of Propeller Arena for the Dreamcast. Although the game content does not deal with terrorism in any way, it is possible for a determined individual to deliberately play the game in a manner that generates images similar to those we have seen on the news. We want to avoid causing any additional grief to those involved in this week's tragedy and feel this is an appropriate action."

In Propeller Arena, players assume command of retrofitted prop planes and can take part in free-for-all or team-based aerial combat. The game was developed by Sega's AM2 division, which has created an eclectic array of games including Shenmue, Afterburner, Virtua Fighter, and Out Run.

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7 comments
BBIAJ
BBIAJ

My "copy" has just arrived from eBay! It's a shame that this never managed a full retail release, as it's a fun little game!

buckybuckster
buckybuckster

I remember this game and also can recall being ticked that it had been canceled. But under the circumstances, I understood why it had been.

robertwarnes91
robertwarnes91

I remember an episode of Good Game on ABC2 showed the leaked version of tha game in 2009. Looked like a lot of fun.

Ryuketsu2043
Ryuketsu2043

Wow..i rmember reading this article when it was very first posted. i was so pissed when this got canceled. I was really looking foward to it.

kickblocker
kickblocker

i like how all of us came from the motorstorm article

Flint247
Flint247

Never heard of this game. o.o