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Press release: 1999-12-17: Acclaim's R/C Racer Re-Volt Burns Rubber On The Sega Dreamcast; Dream Racer to Hit Store Shelves Today!

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


 GLEN COVE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 17, 1999--

Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKLM), a leading worldwide interactive entertainment company, today announced that its acclaimed radio-controlled racing game, Re-Volt, will arrive on store shelves today for the Sega Dreamcast(TM). The game features the award winning graphics and gameplay of the critically praised PC version and adds new cars, new rooftops level, updated graphics and improved arcade style control.

"Re-Volt features fast, furious and super-fun R/C racing action," said Noah Ullman, product manager at Acclaim Entertainment. "Combined with completely accurate racing physics and impeccable control, Re-Volt packs an incredibly fun racing experience into the Sega Dreamcast."

Re-Volt is developed by Acclaim Studios London and lets gamers race 42 (up from 28 in the PC version) unique cars in places they always wanted to, but couldn't, until now. Gamers get to rip it up through the most amazing 3D environments ever seen in a racing game. Barrel through botanical gardens, maraud through museums, smash through supermarkets, go wild in the Wild West or rip it up on the new rooftops level. Re-Volt features numerous scale-sized pick-ups and weapons, such as shock waves and bottle rockets that contain more firepower than a full size patriot missile. Also included is a comprehensive track editor that lets gamers create and save their tracks, resulting in unlimited replayability.

Acclaim Studios London developed the advanced proprietary physics engine that enables the game to capture the true "look and feel" of R/C racing. Crashes, stunts, skids, and even the car's antennas are created through computer models designed to simulate real-life as accurately as possible.

Re-Volt for Sega Dreamcast is featured in the Official Dreamcast Magazine, The Unofficial Dreamcast Magazine, Next-Generation and other targeted Sega Dreamcast print media. Additional plans include Internet and print advertising, specifically with gaming and racing websites and magazines. In addition, Re-Volt will feature a broad in-store program, a detailed R/C focused website at Re-Volt.com, and co-promotions with strategically targeted partners.

Sega of America Background Information

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 $2.5 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. Sega of America's World Wide Web site is located at www.sega.com.

Acclaim Entertainment Background Information

Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and mass marketer of software for use with interactive entertainment platforms including Nintendo, Sony and Sega hardware systems, and PCs. 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 and Australia. Acclaim also distributes entertainment software for other publishers worldwide, and publishes comic books and software strategy guides. Acclaim's headquarters are in Glen Cove, New York and Acclaim's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol AKLM. For more information visit Acclaim's website at www.acclaim.net.
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