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Press release: 1999-11-17: Infogrames North America Sends Slave Zero Stomping Onto Sega Dreamcast and the PC; The Highly Anticipated Giant Robot Game Shoots Into Stores This Week

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


SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 17, 1999--

What's that noise? Do you hear it? That's the sound of Infogrames North America's 60-foot tall biomechanical robot, Slave Zero(TM) slamming into stores this week.

Slave Zero is available for the PC and is also the first 4-player action game available this holiday season for Sega's(R) new console, Dreamcast(R).

Slave Zero gives players control of a 60-foot biomechanical war machine 500 years in the future in a battle against rival forces throughout the vast metropolis, S1-9. The city is ruled by the SovKahn, an evil dictator who possesses dark matter -- a mysterious energy source that is used to control the populace.

The player is part of a rebellion force who steals the ultimate weapon -- a giant biomechanical creature, and fuses with it to become Slave Zero. The ultimate objective is to destroy the SovKahn and restore peace.

"The sense of scale and Anime-style artistry is what makes Slave Zero shine and the agile movements of the robot are so lifelike that you can feel his anticipation through the controls," said Greg Sarrail, senior product marketing manager for Infogrames North America's I-Motion Label. "The pure adrenaline-pumping, mind blowing action of Slave Zero will be the intense thrill ride our gaming audience has been waiting for this holiday season."

Slave Zero is played from the third person perspective with an emphasis on scale and interactivity. Towering buildings line streets filled with cars, trucks and buses; hovercraft whiz overhead and people run down sidewalks screaming. The city environments range from giant "Slave" factories and mazes of sewers to downtown metropolitan streets and military bases.

Though 60-feet tall, Slave Zero is quite agile, possessing the ability to run, jump and even grab onto sides of buildings and hoist himself up. In addition to the wide variety of powerful weapons, Slave Zero can also pick up cars, tanker trucks, buses, girders and other pieces of the city environment and hurl them at enemy troops.

"Slave Zero has everything you could ask for in an action game. Lots of weapons, explosions, a nasty villain and a massive 60-foot hero who can lay on some serious destruction," said David Riley, marketing director for Infogrames North America's I-Motion Label. "It's a great cornerstone for our action lineup."

The Dreamcast version of Slave Zero features a split-screen multi-player mode allowing for up to 4 players at a time to take part in the action. System requirements for the PC version are as follows:

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 Minimum Requirements

Processor Pentium(R)233 MHz
Operating System Windows(R)95 or 98
RAM 32 MB
CD-ROM Quad Speed
Sound Card 16-Bit Sound Card
Video Card Direct 3D or Glide compatible 3D card
Input Devices Win 95/98 compatible mouse or joystick
Hard Drive Space 120 MB without music; 225 MB with music

 Recommended Requirements

Processor Pentium(R)II 266 MHz
Operating System Windows(R)95 or 98
RAM 64 MB
CD-ROM Quad Speed or faster
Sound Card 16-Bit Sound Card
Video Card Direct 3D or Glide compatible 3D card
Input Devices Win 95/98 compatible mouse or joystick
Hard Drive Space 120 MB without music; 225 MB with music

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Developed by Infogrames North America, Slave Zero can be found at most major retail outlets at an estimated retail price of $49.99 for Dreamcast and $39.99 for the PC version.

Infogrames is a global publisher of interactive entertainment software. Founded in 1983, the company ranks as one of the top entertainment software companies worldwide. Infogrames currently develops and distributes award-winning computer and video games for the PlayStation(R) game console, Nintendo(R) 64, Nintendo(R) Game Boy Color, Sega(R) Dreamcast(TM), and personal computer platforms.

Infogrames North America's headquarters are located in San Jose. For more information, visit the company's web site at www.infogrames.net.
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