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SEGA's Condemned: Criminal Origins Goes Gold For PC

PC version "gold".
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

SAN FRANCISCO (March 13, 2006) - SEGA of America, Inc. today announced that its award-winning, first-person psychological thriller Condemned: Criminal OriginsTM has gone gold for the PC. This news follows recent announcements from SEGA detailing a North American release date, April 11, 2006.

Developed by Monolith Productions, Condemned: Criminal Origins allows players to experience an unnatural level of psychological tension as they use their weapons, instincts and forensic tools to track down serial killers and bring them to justice.

Condemned: Criminal Origins features amazingly photorealistic environments and true to-life sound effects that transport players directly to the scene of the crime. In addition to using guns, gruesome weapons can be fashioned from the environment: paper-cutter handles, wooden planks and lead pipes ripped from the walls can be used to attack the highly intelligent opponents. Enemies don't merely run at the player, they find an appropriately powerful weapon to strike with and lurk in the shadows, waiting for the best opportunity to attack.

Features include:

  • Sophisticated lighting, mapping, and filtering techniques provide for environments of superior detail and visual quality.
  • Intelligent enemies respond strategically to your offensive and defensive maneuvers.
  • High-level physics allow players to manipulate background items, which respond realistically when picked up, kicked, or bumped.
  • Meticulously crafted 5.1 surround-sound will cue players to the location of off-screen enemies.

Condemned: Criminal Origins is rated "M" (Mature) by the ESRB. For more information about Condemned: Criminal Origins, please visit For the latest terrifying screenshots and artwork, please visit the SEGA FTP site at:

About SEGA

SEGA of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Corporation, 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 Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America's Web site is located at

About Monolith Productions

Monolith Productions, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, located in Kirkland, Washington has risen to critical acclaim over the past 11 years through an emphasis on delivering quality products such as F.E.A.R., Condemned: Criminal Origins, the No One Lives Forever franchise and Tron 2.0. Monolith is currently hiring for multiple positions for the F.E.A.R. sequels as well as other unannounced projects.


Jennie Sue

SEGA of America

(415) 701-3675

[email protected]

Caroline Capers

Access Communications

(415) 844-6285

[email protected]

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