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Press release: 2000-05-22: Infogrames Sends World-class Soccer Fun to Store Shelves With Striker Pro 2000 for Sega Dreamcast

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Language: English third-party
Original source: The Free Library


SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 22, 2000

Infogrames, a leading publisher and developer of video game software, announced today that Striker Pro 2000(tm), a highly realistic soccer game that immerses gamers in a complete soccer experience, is now available for Sega(R) Dreamcast(tm). Striker Pro 2000, developed by Rage Software, is also currently available for the PlayStation(R) game console.

"Striker Pro 2000 is easy to play, but challenging to master," said Laddie Ervin, director of product marketing for sports and racing titles at Infogrames. "With amazingly realistic graphics and top-notch gameplay, the game will appeal to both soccer enthusiasts and gamers alike."

Striker Pro 2000's broad list of features provide new challenges and experiences for gamers as they progress and become more skilled:

-- 9,000 frames of motion-captured animation

-- Skilled Artificial Intelligence (AI) developed with the guidance of Ruud Gullitt, former Dutch footballer-of-the-year and former Football Association player Glenn Roeder

-- 200 player moves

-- Nine game modes - Build your skills in five initial game modes then pass certification to reach four additional modes.

-- 130 teams: Includes the U.S. National Team and more than 100 clubs and national squads

-- Ability to create your own leagues or competitions - attempt to guide your team to a world championship.

-- Personalize your favorite team's kit (uniform patterns and design): uniform, shorts, and socks.

Like an actual soccer game, Striker Pro 2000 is played in "real-time" with no dead time when the ball is out of play. The player can take advantage of getting a corner kick off quickly before the defense has a chance to fully set up. The new AI better simulates how real soccer players react and play, requiring the same skills of the gamer. The result is a very fast pace with the focus on playing instead of managing the game. Commentary by English coaches Jonathan Pearce and Ron Atkinson, along with action-specific crowd noise further enhance the experience.

Striker Pro 2000 for Sega Dreamcast will offer 1-4 multiplayer and will be available at an estimated retail price of $39.99. For more information visit the web site at www.strikerpro2000.com.

Infogrames Entertainment, S.A. (Paris Bourse: SICOVAM 5257) is a worldwide leader in the interactive entertainment software industry. Headquartered in France, the company develops and publishes award-winning computer and video games for the PlayStation(R) game console, PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo(R) 64, Nintendo(R) Game Boy(R) Color, Sega(R) Dreamcast(tm), and personal computer platforms. Founded in 1983 by chairman and CEO Bruno Bonnell, Infogrames' 17-year history has produced many award-winning franchises, such as Test Drive(R), V-Rally(tm), Driver(tm), Independence War(tm), Unreal(tm), HardBall(R), Oddworld(tm), and Alone In The Dark(tm). The company is also known for its long list of well-known licenses including Warner Bros. Looney Tunes(tm), Mission: Impossible(tm), Le Mans 24 Hours(R), AM General Hummer(R), Harley-Davidson(R), and Dodge(R) Viper. For more information, visit Infogrames' U.S. Web site at www.us.infogrames.com.
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