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  • CityBlade CityBlade Aug 5, 1998 10:22 AM Flag


    Company Press Release

    Acclaim Ships Batman
    & Robin for PlayStation

    Look Out Gotham
    City, The Dark Knight Arrives In Stores August 7

    GLEN COVE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--August 4, 1998--
    Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKLM - news), a
    worldwide interactive entertainment company, announced
    today that the Batman & Robin PlayStation game, based
    on the Warner
    Bros. film, will ship this week to
    retail outlets nationwide for a suggested retail price
    of $49.95. Developed exclusively for the
    PlayStation, the game is the first 3-D third-person action
    adventure game featuring the Dark Knight.

    has created a virtual Gotham City(tm) to fully
    immerse gamers in the dark and mysterious world of Batman
    and Robin.
    The game has a distinctly cinematic
    feel combining multidimensional crime fighting, an
    arsenal of awesome projectile gadgets,
    martial arts moves, puzzle-solving detective work and
    edge-of-your-seat driving. Players select their lead of choice
    Batman, Robin or Batgirl(tm) -- and can change characters
    at will in order to thwart the evil plots of Mr.
    Freeze(tm) and Poison
    Ivy(tm) in a battle to save Gotham
    City from impending frosty doom.

    ``Batman &
    Robin defines its own genre,'' said Thomas Bass,
    Product Manager at Acclaim. ``The game successfully
    driving, shooting, fighting, exploring, and a
    sophisticated detective element, seamlessly creating a gaming
    world within a virtual
    Gotham City that fully
    immerses the player.''

    Batman & Robin utilizes a
    revolutionary 3-D polygonal engine that loads data on the fly
    for fast-paced action. The game features
    Gotham City environments spanning an incredible 26
    virtual square miles. A dynamic camera, along with
    advanced technology and proprietary motion capture, will
    attract serious gamers and thrill fans of the Batman

    ``Batman & Robin is the best Batman
    videogame in years,'' said Rob Sebastian, director of
    licensing & marketing, Warner Bros.
    Entertainment. ``The game is aggressive in both its gameplay and
    in providing Batman, Robin and Batgirl with
    arsenal required to completely crush crime. We are
    thrilled with Acclaim's transformation of Batman & Robin
    from film to game. We expect this title to go gold in
    the first to second order cycle''

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