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  IT TOOK THEM 20 YEARS. THE CHUCHUS ARE BACK!
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

San Francisco, September 10 2019 - SEGA Games Co., Ltd. is incredibly excited to confirm that the ChuChus and the KapuKapus are back in the very first sequel of ChuChu Rocket!™ with ChuChu Rocket! Universe™.

20 years after ChuChu Rocket! invaded the Dreamcast and became the very first online multiplayer experience, the ChuChus are back in a brand-new episode. The storyline is new, but the objective for players remains the same: help all the ChuChus escape by placing directional arrows that lead them to their space rocket. In multiplayer, the objective for players is to help more ChuChus escape than their competitors. Using very creative methods to win is absolutely compulsory.

ChuChu Rocket! Universe will be available exclusively on Apple Arcade.

So, what’s new?

● The entire game has been transformed into beautiful 3D worlds, resulting in even more insane puzzles - good luck!

● New mechanisms have been added like switches or teleports

● New and astonishing environments are welcoming dozens of levels, some of them inspired by the most infamous originals

● Even the menu has received the ChuChu touch. Fly your rocket from one planet to another, from one constellation to the next!

Fret not, we’ve kept this in:

● The KapuKapus are still the ChuChus worst enemies

● The original gameplay: if you played the first episode or one of its ports you’ll know exactly what to do. To be fair if you never played it before you’ll also know exactly what to do

● The online multiplayer mode will still make you want to destroy everything in your room and block your friends for life

Developed by HARDlight, a SEGA studio based in Leamington Spa (UK), ChuChu Rocket! Universe joins Sonic Racing, another SEGA title that will be available at launch on Apple Arcade.

Apple Arcade is Apple’s groundbreaking new game subscription service on the App Store. With Apple Arcade, users get unlimited access to the entire catalog of over 100 new and exclusive games, all playable across iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and Apple TV. Subscribers get the full version of every game including all updates and expansions, without any ads or additional in-game purchases.

For more information about Apple Arcade: https://www.apple.com/newsroom

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About SEGA® of America, Inc.:

SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Games Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America's website is located at www.sega.com

About HARDlight:

Based in Leamington Spa, UK, and founded in 2012, HARDlight is an internal development studio owned by SEGA Games Co., Ltd. Composed of a dedicated team with drive, passion and creativity, HARDlight is behind the latest critically acclaimed adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog™ on mobile platforms: Sonic Dash™, Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom™ and Sonic Forces: Speed Battle,™, as well as Crazy Taxi City Rush. For more information visit: www.hardlightstudio.com.

© SEGA. SEGA, the SEGA logo, ChuChu Rocket!, ChuChu Rocket! Universe and Sonic Racing are either registered trademarks or trademarks of SEGA Holdings Co., Ltd. or its affiliates. All rights reserved. SEGA is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are property of their respective owners.