In a joint release, Sega of America and Sega Europe announced that the developer and publisher has licensed Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3 for "several upcoming projects" under development in its North American studios.
No details were released on the specific titles, with Sega saying the projects would be announced later in the year.
Sega recently announced
a number of titles in its more Western-focused 2007/2008 lineup, including a PS3 and Xbox 360 sequel to its Monolith-developed Condemned
, Happy Tree Friends False Alarm
for Xbox Live Arcade, Universe at War: Earth Assault
from the former Westwood veterans at Petroglyph and a partnership with Dungeon Siege
and Supreme Commander
developers Gas Powered Games.
“SEGA is pleased to arm our developers with the sophisticated tools contained in Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3,” said Simon Jeffery, President and COO, SEGA of America, Inc. “Its versatility and power will help SEGA create incredible gaming experiences.”