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Trigun Game From Sega

posted on 2002-04-01 07:58 EST
According to MadMan Cafe (Gamespot Japan) announced today at Sega's "Game Jam" festival in Tokyo Japan two games based on the manga "Trigun" by Yasuhiro Nightow.

According to MadMan Cafe (Gamespot Japan) announced today at Sega's "Game Jam" festival in Tokyo Japan, Red Entertainment - popularly known as the producer of the "Sakura Wars" series, has been revealed to become a part of the Sega Group.

Sega COO Tetsu Kayama revealed that Sega has already acquired 67% of Red Entertainment's stocks from last year. Kayama comments "[I] hope this will strengthen the weak aspects of Sega- project designs and collaboration power." RED president Yasuaki Nagoshi comments "(RED) will continue tie-up projects with other game makers and toy producers, even after becoming a member of Sega.".

Sega has announced three titles in which Red Entertainment will be producing. The first is "The Planet Gun Smoke - TRIGUN", based on the manga "Trigun" by Yasuhiro Nightow. Sega subsidiary SmileBit will be developing the game, headed by producer Tooru Kubo. The game will take advantage of Sega's network technology, and also feature their own new unique presentation technique called "Manga Dimension". The platform for the title is unannounced.

The second - already announced previously with its opened web site, is "Gungrave", a gun shooting game for the Playstation 2. Likewise to "TRIGUN", the game is developed under Red Entertainment and Smilebit. Character designs of the game is handled by Trigun's Yasuhiro Nightow as well, and the mech / robot designs are done by "Sakura Wars" / "Ah! My Goddess" artist, Kousuke Fujishima. Gungrave is scheduled for release on the Playstation 2 in July.

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