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Earlier this week on DS Fanboy
, we reported
on a rumor that Sega had signed up to publish three titles from PlatinumGames, the studio formed by former employees of the vaunted Clover Studio. To our delight, Sega just sent forth a press release confirming the partnership, along with the first two shots of PlatinumGames' Wii debut, MADWORLD
Described as a game that "straddles graphic novels and 3D worlds," MADWORLD
looks every bit as stunning as early video footage
had suggested. It's set for release during Q1, 2009, and promises weapons that range from chainsaws to street signs, irreverent humor, and sports commentary
to accompany the slaughtering.
Finally, there's a fourth title that Sega is keeping under wraps for now -- all we know is that it's being directed by Shinji Mikami, whose resume includes the first three Gyakuten Saiban
games, God Hand
, Killer 7
, Resident Evil 4
, and Viewtiful Joe
[Via press release]