Sands of Destruction will be a mixed media project here too. Sega signed a licensing deal which gives Funimation the rights to distribute, broadcast, and merchandise the first thirteen episodes of the anime series in North America.
Production I.G., the studio behind Ghost in the Shell and the animated shorts for Infinite Space, created the series which aired in Japan last summer. The anime will get a domestic release in spring 2010.
Before that Sands of Destruction will debut on the Nintendo DS. Sega plans to release the game here in January 2010.