Ducati World Racing Ships for DC and PSX

 

 Acclaim’s
Ducati World Racing Challenge for the Sega Dreamcast and PlayStation game
Console Rolls Into Stores January 2nd

 

GLEN
COVE, N.Y. –(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)–Jan. 2, 2001–

 

Current
and Classic Ducati Motorcycles Bring High Energy Arcade Style Motorbike Racing
Excitement Home

 

Acclaim
Entertainment (NASDAQ: AKLM), a leading worldwide interactive entertainment
company, announced today that Ducati World Racing Challenge for the Sega
Dreamcast(TM) and the PlayStation(R) game console will be in nationwide retail
outlets on Tuesday, January 2, 2001. Developed by Attention To Detail (ATD),
the game is focused on the bikes, lifestyle and great tradition of Ducati, the
world’s premium motorcycle brand.

 

"This
game offers a great racing experience for the both the casual arcade-style
racing fan and the serious bike enthusiast," said Evan Stein, Brand
Director at Acclaim Entertainment. "It’s got great physics, and the
attention to detail in terms of handling and styling is remarkable. If you
know something about the rich history of Ducati motorcycles, you’ll recognize
some of the real classic bikes here, and they’re great fun to race on. If
you’re new to Ducati motorcycles, then get ready for romance, because you’re
going to fall in love with them."

 

Ducati
World Racing Challenge was developed by Attention To Detail (ATD) in close
collaboration with Ducati. Part of the challenge in creating the game was
bringing the full world of the Ducati experience to life. To meet it, the
developer decided to create two games in one: Ducati Quick Race and Ducati
Life. In the Quick Race mode, single players earn better bikes as they
progress through the eight initial tracks. There are three levels of
difficulty.

Ducati
Life mode offers the single player realistic simulations of the entire range
of Ducati bikes, and a taste of some harsh realities. Players prove their
racing skill and are rewarded with cash that can be used to enter more races
and to upgrade to better bikes. Players tune their bikes up until they are at
peak performance level, then risk it all by entering a challenge race against
another player. The winner takes home both bikes, while the loser ends up
sobbing in an empty garage. Ducati World Racing Challenge also lets players
purchase their bikes from either a Classic Showroom featuring Ducati bikes
from the 50s to today, or from the Ducati Showroom (offering modern bikes), or
from the Used Showroom, where bikers on a budget can still lay claim to an
affordable Ducati.

 

"Both
Acclaim and ATD worked hard with Ducati to ensure that the gameplay and
styling accurately projects the revolutionary and desirable Ducati feel,"
said James Sewell, Assistant Product Manager at Acclaim Entertainment.
"Designed with both the average gamer and die-hard Ducati enthusiast in
mind, the sophisticated game physics allow the player to get a feel for the
different handling characteristics of Ducati’s bikes throughout the classic
Italian motorcycle company’s fifty-year-old history."

 

Ducati
World Racing Challenge is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB

 

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 and Sega hardware systems, and
PCs. Acclaim owns and operates 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
Small Cap market under the symbol AKLM. For more information please visit our
web site at http://www.acclaim.com.

 

Attention
To Detail Background Information

ATD
(Attention to Detail) Ltd., a veteran British game developer with over 70
staff based in rural Warwickshire, England. It joined the GBH Group in 1997,
changing the firm from a small independent studio into part of the largest
development group in the UK. ATD has created games for many respected
publishers, including Psygnosis, Activision, Lucas Arts Games, Atari, SEGA and
US Gold. ATD’s Saracen engine is the fastest rendering system designed
specifically for the racing game genre. ATD has recently completed the
development of Rollcage Stage 2 for PlayStation and PC, the follow up to the
highly acclaimed Rollcage. They are currently working on the official video
game for the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

 

PlayStation
and the PlayStation logos are registered trademarks of
Sony
Computer Entertainment Inc.

 

Sega,
Dreamcast and the Dreamcast logo are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Sega Corporation.

 

CONTACT:
Acclaim Entertainment

Barbara
Combs

516/656-5000 

[email protected] 

or 

Ducati
Motor SpA: 

[email protected] 

[email protected] 

0039/051/6413111