Console Wars, CBS All Access' First Feature-Length Documentary, Premieres Sept. 23

Get a front-row seat to the iconic battle of the '90s that defined a generation: Sega versus Nintendo.
Posted on Sep 12, 2020 | 09:00am
Let the games begin!

CBS All Access' first feature-length documentary film, Console Wars, will premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 23 exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S.

The film's official trailer was also revealed, providing a nostalgia-filled first look at the iconic '90s battle between video game companies Sega and Nintendo, in honor of National Video Game Day today, Saturday, Sept. 12.

WATCH: Console Wars Official Trailer

An Official Selection of the 2020 SXSW Film Festival, Console Wars takes viewers back to 1990 when Sega, then 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 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.

Console Wars is produced and directed by Jonah Tulis and Blake J. Harris, author of the bestselling book of the same name, and also produced by Legendary Television and CBS Television Studios.

Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, James Weaver, Josh Fagen (Point Grey Pictures) and Scott Rudin and Eli Bush (Scott Rudin Productions) are Executive Producers, and Julian Rosenberg (Circle of Confusion), Doug Blush (MadPix Films) and Katie Mustard produced the film.

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Stream Console Wars on Wednesday, Sept. 23, exclusively on CBS All Access.