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Console Wars drected by Jonah Tulis, Blake J. Harris
Console Wars drected by Jonah Tulis, Blake J. Harris

In honor of National Video Game Day, the documentary Console Wars debuted the official trailer, providing a nostalgia-filled first look at the iconic ’90s battle between video game companies Sega and Nintendo.

Console Wars will premiere on Wednesday, September 23, streaming exclusively on CBS All Access, ViacomCBS’ subscription video on-demand and live streaming service in the United States; marking the first feature-length documentary for both the service and Legendary Television.

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 underdogs 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 America’s unique brand of 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.

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