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Sega's E3 line-up

Comprising games for PlayStation 2, GameCube and Xbox, including some old faves

As the train of E3 publicity pulls away from the station, a number of publishers and developers are chasing along behind it waving documents and DPKs. One such company is Sega of America, who yesterday evening announced their official line-up for the annual trade show. On the GameCube front, failing to reveal any major surprises, the company named Super Monkey Ball 2, Phantasy Star Online Episodes I and II, and Beach Spikers, which, as a beach volleyball simulation, has the potential to include many, many digital breasts. At least we know our readers, eh? Xbox fans will be pleased to hear that Sega GT 2002, Panzer Dragoon Orta, Crazy Taxi 3 High Roller, House of the Dead III and ToeJam & Earl III: All Funked Up are all scheduled to appear. PlayStation 2 owners will be blessed with appearances by F355 Challenge (believed to be an update rather than a port of the Dreamcast version of the game), Gungrave (a 3D shooter by Red Entertainment featuring comic designs), Sega Bass Fishing Duel (rod unconfirmed), and the one everybody is raving about, Shinobi (a revamp of the classic ninja action game). Elsewhere in the line-up, the company will debut a number of sports titles geared towards the American market, including Sega Sports NFL 2K3, Sega Sports NBA 2K3 and Sega Sports NHL 2K3. These games will appear on all three major platforms. Strangely, no handheld games are being touted ahead of the show, but Sega usually manages to surprise people at E3. Perhaps those Phantasy Star handheld games will be lurking behind closed doors. Or perhaps they won't. It's only a few weeks until we can find out. Related Feature - Super Monkey Ball 2 in development

Source - IGN