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 leading 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 Sony PlayStation, the game is the first 3-D third-person action adventure game featuring the Dark Knight.
Acclaim 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, advanced 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 combines 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 menacing Gotham City environments spanning an incredible 26 virtual square miles. A dynamic camera, along with Acclaim's advanced technology and proprietary motion capture, will attract serious gamers and thrill fans of the Batman franchise.
``Batman & Robin is the best Batman videogame in years,'' said Rob Sebastian, director of licensing & marketing, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. ``The game is aggressive in both its gameplay and in providing Batman, Robin and Batgirl with the 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''