SEGA game properties Sonic the Hedgehog, Samba de Amigo and Virtua Fighter are coming together for a new brand of interactive fun in a new title being produced for Sony’s EyeToy.
Under development at SEGA’s Sonic Team studio, SEGA SuperStars will literally put PlayStation 2 players in the game by way of the EyeToy’s camera and motion-tracking technology. Rather than using a standard controller, players navigate EyeToy titles by waving their hands in front of the camera and interact with onscreen obstaclesby punching and kicking at the air.
SEGA SuperStars for EyeToy will be previewed with selected teaser levels at next month’s E3 Expo, taking place May 12-14 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Visitors will be able to sample the game in Room 151 of Concourse Hall. The game is slated for a late 2004 global release.
EyeToy debuted in North America over the 2003 holiday season and has been a big seller for Sony. Sales have been driven largely by the reasonable price tag of just $49.99 for the camera and software. There are currently only two titles available for the system–EyeToy Play and EyeToy Groove, both developed by Sony.