Sega plants Appleseed

Official site goes live for PlayStation 2 adaptation of sci-fi manga and anime series; game linked to upcoming John Woo film.

While it isn't about to challenge Bandai Namco for the sheer volume of anime- and manga-based games it releases, Sega is no stranger to bringing properties from the Japanese art forms to the gaming world. In 2004, it produced three games based on the works of Osamu Tezuka (Blood Will Tell and Astro Boy for PlayStation 2, and Astro Boy: The Omega Factor for Game Boy Advance), and now the company is developing a PS2 game based on the manga and anime series Appleseed.

Sega of Japan has created an official Web site for Appleseed (working title), based on the series created by Masamune Shirow (Ghost in the Shell, Dominion: Tank Police). The site lists the game as a fighting and gun action title, with DreamFactory handling the development duties. The developer has plenty of experience with fighting games, having developed the Tobal series, as well as UFC: Tapout, Kakuto Chojin, and The Bouncer.

Although the site is thin on specifics, it does state that the game will feature new film clips with the original cast of the upcoming film Ex Machina, which will be produced by John Woo and released in 2007. Sega's Appleseed game is set for release in September.

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Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

leo31206 Maquis_UK "lol Sega sucks. itll be ported to other consoles anyway" sega sucks? I hate flamers especially dumb ones which well I think are all of them. Sega has some great games, I guess you were just one of the unfortunates that missed out on them, that or lack the good taste to enjoy them. Probably gonna be one of the ones that says sega rulez when Yakuza comes out later this year. By the way sega is known for making exclusives, so I wouldn't put it passed them to leave the game on PS2 only. Hopefully it doesn't turn out looking like Oni, and is brought to our shores. (select an action below) ______________ Posted May 24, 2006 9:11 a yes sega sucks. ive held this view for years and wont change because they bring out some lame yakuza game. i was expression an opinion about sega, doofus, not flaming. ive had a mega drive and a dreamcast, both of them were ok but the games didnt speak to me so i got rid in the end, so im not uneducated. and as for Sega making exclusives, um how many consoles got Sonic Heroes? shadow the Hedgehog? Phantasy Star? Monkey Balls? you're talking out yer ass. plus you just flamed me. god i hate flamers.

Nawras
Nawras

Appleseed is cool. I dunno how they would make a game out of it though; they better make a fresh story

rvinsc
rvinsc

Whats Appleseed?

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

sega better release for other systems if they want to make $$$.

daveg1
daveg1

i dont see the point in it being on ps2,who is going to buy a ps2 come november!

ewjim
ewjim

I hope it will be good at least...

Fallout_red
Fallout_red

John Woo producing the movie??? Thats the news for me.

DEATH775
DEATH775

I hope this game will blow me away.

Kfoss
Kfoss

why Appleseed? there's no gaming fun in that movie...

leo31206
leo31206

nacho4511 "I think this game is going to be pointless if it only comes out for the ps2" just as metal gear solid 3, god of war, devil may cry, tekken 5 and soul calibur 3 was pointless oh and was/were final fantasy X and XII was pointless too? I could continue on with my rambling, but exclusives aren't pointless, it gives us more reason to buy one system or the other or both/all of them.

superflipmick
superflipmick

OMG never heard of Appleseed, i have both the old and new versions. U gotta check it out nintendorocks

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

Hmmm...never heard of Appleseed but I'm always for anime games. Go Sega!

nacho4511
nacho4511

I think this game is going to be pointless if it only comes out for the ps2.

leo31206
leo31206

Maquis_UK "lol Sega sucks. itll be ported to other consoles anyway" sega sucks? I hate flamers especially dumb ones which well I think are all of them. Sega has some great games, I guess you were just one of the unfortunates that missed out on them, that or lack the good taste to enjoy them. Probably gonna be one of the ones that says sega rulez when Yakuza comes out later this year. By the way sega is known for making exclusives, so I wouldn't put it passed them to leave the game on PS2 only. Hopefully it doesn't turn out looking like Oni, and is brought to our shores.

lordxymor
lordxymor

faridmon its not a series, its a movie i have it and wached it, and Sega don't screw this up, this was and is one of my favourite anime movies, don't screw this up, what the hell am i talking about, they will screw this up, after the awful GBA Appleseed game in japan. sega screw u ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nop It's got an OVA(1988), 2 movies(2004,2006) and a series with 26 episodes is suposed to air this year. More info: http://anidb.info/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=animelist&adb.search=appleseed&do.search=search ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ps: AppleSeed ownz!

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

Thats awesome to see still love for the PS2 after the PS3 will come out.

dmak
dmak

it comes out it september... not 2007, this year... movie in 2007

Invidia_Seputus
Invidia_Seputus

This is great! I hope this game is made/does well...

spyrewolf
spyrewolf

Sweet Appleseed!!! Y'know if this was a 360 exclusive the fan boys would be going "lolz sony got teh pwnd" or some crap, sucks when the boot is on the other foot don't it lolz xbox got teh pwnd! :p as stated above that's probally the number one reason, in japan PS2 is the most popular console, and it would be the japanese who would snap these up in second in all honesty it would be suicide to release this on xbox,

WolfSkill5544
WolfSkill5544

That's so cool. And the reason they are bringing it to the ps2 is because PS2 is more popular in japan than any other console, and it will be cheaper to make too.

ChipsDubbo
ChipsDubbo

Made by the developers of Kakuto Chojin? *leaves*

faridmon
faridmon

its not a series, its a movie i have it and wached it, and Sega don't screw this up, this was and is one of my favourite anime movies, don't screw this up, what the hell am i talking about, they will screw this up, after the awful GBA Appleseed game in japan. sega screw u

Narroo
Narroo

I hope for once there will be a good conversion game.

frankeyser
frankeyser

i love the magna appleseed and the movie. i hope they make a decent game out of it.

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

lol Sega sucks. itll be ported to other consoles anyway.

runstalker
runstalker

Remember: you'll be able to play this and God of War 2 on your PS3 upconverted to 720p and trilinear filtered. Yay.

EvanO_O
EvanO_O

maybe they'll announce a version for the 360 later down the road. Who knows.

elessartelrunya
elessartelrunya

Kind of surprised by a PS2 only, but hey, another exclusive :P

homsuplo75
homsuplo75

Why only PS2? People still use other systems too!!

Devilshelper666
Devilshelper666

Why? Sony supports their current-gen system. They've said they will support their system after the PS3 because they know not everyone will buy the PS3. besides, I believe there's a big PS2 game coming out in 2007. What is it's name? oh yea, god of freaking war 2.

ConManWithGun
ConManWithGun

NO 360 LOVE this games gonna be pointless if it comes out in 07 for ps2