Press release: 2001-03-13: Infogrames, Inc. Blasts Onto SegaNet(TM) With Unreal(R) Tournament for Sega(R) Dreamcast(TM) - In Stores This Week
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Highly Anticipated Online Multi-Player Console Game Arrives With an Arsenal Of Features Every First Person Action Fan Will Devour SAN JOSE, Calif., March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Fraggers get your twitchy finger ready! Infogrames, Inc., (Nasdaq: IFGM) a leading global publisher of interactive entertainment software, announced today that its raucous first person action game, Unreal Tournament (UT) for Sega Dreamcast will begin shipping to stores this week. This award-winning thriller takes full advantage of the Dreamcast technology including SegaNet's fast and furious multiplayer online option that allows for an unprecedented eight players to battle it out against each other online, as well as the optional broadband adapter that provides faster more furious online gameplay. "Unreal Tournament is by far the best online action game available for the Dreamcast," said Barbara Gleason, director of marketing for Infogrames' San Jose label. "With more than a million copies sold, the original game was a phenomenal success and has won many awards including PC Game of the Year. Now with added gameplay features and the online capabilities of the Dreamcast, console fans will get the opportunity to experience the same robust online gameplay that PC gamers have enjoyed." Receiving many awards and accolades for its intense multi-player action, Unreal Tournament, originally developed by Epic Games, has set the standard for finely tuned first-person perspective action. After careful consideration by Infogrames and Epic Games, Secret Level, based in San Francisco, was chosen to produce Unreal Tournament for Dreamcast. Designed specifically for the Dreamcast, players can choose to battle it out in more than 60 environments several of which are all new just for the Dreamcast with up to eight players online through the Dreamcast's built-in modem or via the broadband adapter. Or, for those players that like to taunt their opponents in person they can utilize the 2-to-4-player split-screen option. The game pits players against the toughest warriors in the galaxy in multiple contests and fantasy-based settings. The goal is to become the Unreal Grand Master, testing your skills against, or fighting alongside, teams of "bots" or other players. The first-person perspective action includes deathmatch and team-oriented modes of play, as well as an enhanced version of Unreal's critically acclaimed Botmatch, which allows players to compete against extremely lifelike computer-controlled enemies in deathmatch play. In addition, Unreal Tournament's advanced artificial intelligence allows players to lead a squad of computer controlled allies against teams of human or computer-controlled opponents, taking the team-oriented game play experience to a new level of immersion. Unreal Tournament will be available in most retail stores this week with an estimated retail price of $39.95. For more information on the game visit www.unrealtournament.com. Based in New York, NY, Infogrames, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext 5257) and serves as the headquarters for the company's operations in North America. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in France, Infogrames Entertainment SA is a global publisher and distributor of video games for consoles (Sony, Sega, Nintendo, and Microsoft), personal computers and Macintosh systems, as well as interactive digital television platforms, mobile smart devices (WAP, HDML) and in-flight entertainment systems. The company's award-winning franchises include Alone In The Dark, Driver, Deer Hunter, Roller Coaster Tycoon, Test Drive, and Unreal. Infogrames' Humongous Entertainment division is a leader in children's entertainment software and its Macintosh publishing label, Macsoft, is the number one publisher of Macintosh entertainment software. With Infogrames Entertainment SA's recent acquisition of Hasbro Interactive, Infogrames now boasts a line of software based on well-known licenses such as Monopoly, Jeopardy, Tonka, and Atari. For more information, visit Infogrames' US Web site at www.us.infogrames.com. COPYRIGHT 2001 PR Newswire Association LLC No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder. Copyright 2001 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.