Sega’s Classic Arcade Games Are Coming to Life
When was the last time you enjoyed a Sega classic like Altered Beast or Golden Axe? If the last time you played one of these games was on an arcade cabinet or multi game arcade machines, you’ll be happy to know there’s going to be a brand new way to experience the sights and sounds very soon. Sega is branching out and planning productions of movies, TV shows and possibly even a digital series on a wide selection of their classic games.
Formation of Stories International
Sega has partnered with Hakuhodo DY Group, an ad agency that was born in 2011. Together they have created the company Stories International to produce multimedia based on Sega’s classic arcade games library. Stories International recently hired former Break Media executive Evan Cholfin to take the helm of production.
The Future of Sega Classic Arcade Games
In Sega’s new venture, they are following in the tracks of Electronic Arts and Ubisoft, companies that have also developed their own branches of production studios, putting out film versions of their games Need for Speed and Assassin’s Creed. Sega expects to do the same, drawing on their own wide variety of popular games including the titles Streets of Rage, Shinobi, Rise of Nightmares, Crazy Taxi and Virtua Fighter.
Sega has already published some games storylines to other media platforms, including Sonic the Hedgehog, which was recently revitalized on Cartoon Network as Sonic Boom. House of the Dead was also made into a movie, released in 2003 and directed by Uwe Boll, a renowned video game to movie director.
While the movies, TV shows and web series have not yet been decided, classic Sega arcade game lovers everywhere will be purchasing their tickets well in advance. Keep watch for more upcoming information as Cholfin investigates Hollywood and decides on media options for timeless Sega titles.