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Before there was Just Dance, there was Space Channel 5 for the Sega Dreamcast.
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It was released in late 1999 in Japan, summer 2000 in North America, and fall 2000 in Europe. Following space-faring reporter Ulala as she investigates an alien invasion, players engage in rhythm-based combat where Ulala mimics the actions of rivals in time to musical tracks.
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Three years later, American singer-songwriter Lady Miss Kier (aka Kierin Kirby) sued Sega, claiming that the character of "Ulala" in its Dreamcast game Space Channel 5 was an unauthorized use of her likeness.
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Kirby claimed that Sega offered to pay her US$16,000 to license her name, image, and songs for the game, though she rejected its offer.
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Ulala also makes appearances in other games:
- Sonic Riders
- Sega Superstars Tennis (with Pudding)
- Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
- Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
- Project X Zone (including the sequel, solo unit)
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Space Channel 5: Part 2 is a direct sequel to the first game. It was released in early 2002 for the Dreamcast, but the Dreamcast was discontinued in early 2001.
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Space Channel 5: Part 2 was released for the PlayStation 2 in all regions since NHL 2K2 was the final licensed game for the Dreamcast to be released in North America, and no more Dreamcast games in that region after that.
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