Press release: 1997-02-11: Duke Nukem 3D, Quake Coming To Sega Saturn

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- February 11, 1997 --
Sega of America and GT Interactive Software Corp. announced today that QUAKE´┐Ż and Duke Nukem3D, two widely acclaimed 3D PC games, are in development for release on the Sega Saturn. QUAKE on Sega Saturn is expected to be the first version of the popular PC game shipping on a next generation video game console. "The frenzy QUAKE has created in the PC gamer market has been phenomenal and has made it one of the most requested titles by Sega Saturn owners," Bernie Stolar, executive vice president, Sega of America, said. "We are adding new features to these games, like interactive light sourcing and enhanced audio, to give our Sega Saturn gamers a more intense experience with these popular PC-originated titles."

QUAKE was designed by id Software using a completely new 3D engine -- the first new core technology from id since DOOM -- which allows gamers to move through QUAKE's world at high speeds without sacrificing the game's intense graphics.

Duke Nukem 3D, one of the best-selling PC games ever, is a first-person perspective shooting game played in full 3D interactive environments developed by 3D Realms Entertainment.

Headquartered in NY, with offices in London, San Francisco, Seattle, Phoenix and Minneapolis, GT Interactive Software Corp. is a leading global publisher of interactive entertainment, edutainment and value-priced software marketed under the GT Interactive, Humongous Entertainment and WizardWorks brands, for IBM-compatible and Macintosh computers, as well as 32- and 64-bit gaming systems. Located at on the World Wide Web, GT Interactive is publicly traded on the NASDAQ National Market System under the symbol GTIS.

Sega of America is the arm of Tokyo, Japan based Sega Enterprises Ltd. responsible for the development, marketing and distribution of Sega videogame systems and videogames in the Americas. Sega Enterprises Ltd. is a nearly $3.6 billion company recognized as the industry leader in interactive digital entertainment media, and is the only company that offers interactive entertainment experiences both inside and outside the home.