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Press release: 2000-07-31: Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000 for PlayStation and Sega Dreamcast Races Onto Store Shelves Thursday, August 3 and Tuesday, August 8

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


GLEN COVE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 31, 2000

The Only Video Game to Feature 11-Time Champion Jeremy "Showtime" McGrath

Acclaim Sports, a division of Acclaim Entertainment (NASDAQ:AKLM), a leading worldwide interactive entertainment company, today announced that Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000 will be in retail outlets nationwide for the PlayStation(R) game console on Thursday, August 3 and Sega Dreamcast(TM) on Tuesday, August 8. This is the first supercross title for Sega Dreamcast. Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000 is the follow-up title to the smash hit Jeremy McGrath Supercross 98, which was recently added to the official PlayStation game console "Greatest Hits" program.

"We're very excited to be releasing Jeremy's game for the PlayStation and Sega Dreamcast. We know that gamers will appreciate the extra effort that went into making this game great," commented Steve Felsen, brand director of Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000.

Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000 utilizes an all-new racing engine, which features state-of-the-art graphics, physics and motion. Gamers will be able to race as or against the legendary Supercross champion Jeremy "Showtime" McGrath, John Dowd, Greg Albertyn, Sebastian Tortelli, and other superstar riders on a full season circuit using 125cc and 250cc bikes. Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000 also features: eight supercross stadium courses; eight licensed motocross tracks; a custom 3D track editor; motion-captured riders; authentic rider uniforms and bike designs; and an over-the-top stunt competition.

McGrath, an avid gamer, worked as a consultant to the game developers and provided insight into track design, racing strategies and bike physics. The game also features commentary from McGrath as players race through indoor and outdoor circuits. Since he began racing in 1989, McGrath has set countless records. Considered the "Michael Jordan" of Supercross, he has captured the 250cc Supercross title seven times and holds the record for the most career wins and championships. McGrath rides for Chaparral Yamaha.

"This game definitely captures the thrill and essence of supercross racing. I know fans are going to have an awesome experience playing it," said McGrath.

A nationwide marketing campaign, including television, radio and print, plus in-store merchandising will support the release of Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000.

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 Computer Entertainment America 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, Spain 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, please visit our website at http://www.acclaim.com.
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