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Press release: 2001-11-13: Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. Hauls Home Next-gen Holiday Fun With '18 Wheeler American Pro Trucker'

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GLEN COVE, NY--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--November 13, 2001

Arcade Truck Driving Game Ships for PlayStation(R)2 Computer

Entertainment System

Hauling next-generation arcade truck driving action home for this holiday season, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ.SC: AKLM) today announced that it has shipped 18 Wheeler American Pro Trucker(TM) for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system. Already a coin-op sensation, 18 Wheeler American Pro Trucker(TM) puts players behind the wheel of a 60-foot long, 20-ton, 18-wheel big rig as they haul tail from New York to California and everywhere in between.

"18 Wheeler American Pro Trucker(TM) combines great graphics, exciting game play and humor to deliver an outrageous arcade driving experience that is sure to appeal to the masses this holiday season," said Evan Stein, vice president of Brand.

Developed by SEGA-AM2 and converted from the Sega Dreamcast(TM) version of the game released earlier this year, 18 Wheeler American Pro Trucker(TM) features arcade and two-player split-screen modes; five larger-than-life drivers to choose from; six mini games; and four different raceways. In addition, players can catch all the action from multiple camera angles while they avoid unexpected obstacles and taunt other drivers via their CB radio.

18 Wheeler American Pro Trucker(TM) is currently available for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system at a suggested retail price of $49.99. For more information regarding Acclaim's entire 2001 holiday season lineup, visit www.acclaim.com.

About Acclaim Entertainment

Based in Glen Cove, N.Y., Acclaim Entertainment, Inc., is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and mass marketer of software for use with interactive entertainment game consoles including those manufactured by Nintendo, Sony Computer Entertainment and Microsoft Corporation as well as personal computer hardware systems. Acclaim owns and operates six studios located in the United States and the United Kingdom, and publishes and distributes its software directly in North America, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Australia and the Pacific Rim. Acclaim also distributes entertainment software for other publishers worldwide, publishes software gaming strategy guides and issues "special edition" comic magazines from time to time to support its time valued brands, Turok and Shadow Man. Acclaim's corporate headquarters are in Glen Cove, New York and Acclaim's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ.SC under the symbol AKLM. For more information please visit our website at www.acclaim.com.

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