Microsoft to man-handle Sega

Redmond take over Shenmue 2
Sega’s Toe Jam & Earl 3: Mission to Earth and Shenmue 2, are to be published by Microsoft in Europe – the Xbox manufacturer revealed today. These Sega developed Xbox titles were previously being handled by Infogrames, but were removed from schedules by the French publisher during disappointing Sega sales. Microsoft now take the reigns for distribution in early 2003. Of course, this is particularly good news for Shenmue fans after it was feared the much-anticipated RPG had been canned. Whilst both titles could be a critical success for Microsoft and Sega, it will still be interesting to see if they can turn it into sales success.
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