CBS has released a trailer for new docuseries Console Wars, takes a closer look at the battle between Sega and Nintendo in the 1990s.
The documentary chronicles the rise of the popular 1990s SEGA video game console and its fierce rivalry with video game giant Nintendo.
The documentary features footage and first-hand accounts of SEGA’s bitter legal fight against a U.S. congressional committee over violence in video games, the series takes us back to a time where the video game industry was still in its infancy.
Here’s the trailer –
The official CBS blurb reads –
“An Official Selection of the 2020 SXSW Film Festival, Console Wars takes viewers back to 1990 when Sega, a fledgling arcade company, assembled a team of misfits to take on the greatest video game company in the world, Nintendo. It was a once-in-a-lifetime, no-holds-barred conflict that pit brother against brother, kids against grownups, Sonic against Mario, and uniquely American capitalism against centuries-old Japanese tradition. For the first time ever, the men and women who fought on the front lines for Sega and Nintendo discuss this battle that defined a generation.”
The docu-series is based on the book by Blake J. Harris (who also co-directs the doc) and executive produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
Console Wars premieres on CBS All Access September 23rd.