INC. TAKES SONY PLAYSTATION ON A GAG-FILLED RIDE TO STORES THIS WEEK WITH
LOONEY TUNES™ RACING!
Looney Tunes Characters Go Head-To-Head In Zany Kart Racing Fun This Holiday
JOSE, CA – November 28, 2000 – Rev up your engines and wind up your
pie-throwing arm. Infogrames, Inc. (NASDAQ: IFGM) announced today that it is
bringing Looney Tunes prank-pulling fun to life in Looney Tunes Racing, which
heads to stores this week. The PlayStation game allows players to take control
of the wildest bunch of cartoon characters in an all-out race to the finish
line. Now, let’s burn some rubber!
the game, ACME™ Corporation, the corporate juggernaut behind such successful
products as the ACME Falling Anvil, is sponsoring a number of races to see who
is the wackiest racing champion. Players choose from eight popular Looney
Tunes characters, including Bugs Bunny™, Daffy Duck™, Lola Bunny™,
Marvin The Martian™, and Tasmanian Devil™, plus additional bonus
characters, all with their own custom karts and custom character animations.
The characters are true to their rich identities and interact with each other
as they would in a real Looney Tunes cartoon. Enhancing the experience are
official Warner Bros. voice actors and an original interactive musical score
inspired by classic Merrie Melodies™, each bringing the characters and game
Tunes Racing offers new depth to the kart-racing genre by providing licensed
characters true to their cartoon heritage,’ said Jeff Nuzzi, director of
marketing for Infogrames’ I-Stars Label. ‘The fantastic characters,
interactive track features, and hysterical power-ups will make players feel as
though they are truly racing through a real Looney Tunes cartoon. Combining
the wildly popular mass-market appeal of kart racing with the familiarity and
humor of the Looney Tunes characters, the game results in an interactive
racing adventure for all ages.’
will race their characters through more than 16 unique tracks, including many
infamous locations made popular by the Looney Tunes cartoons, such as the
Giant’s Garden and Marvin The Martian’s Planet X.
race features unique environmental gags and hilarious ACME devices players can
activate, such as lightening strikes and homing cream pies to pummel opponents
and slow them down.
Tunes Racing also features two wild one-player racing modes as well as
two-player split-screen mayhem in three hilarious multi-player modes. The
two-player modes include Vs. mode, Battle mode, and Wacky mode, offering
players a variety of different racing options to keep the racing challenge
fresh and exciting. Vs. mode allows two players to compete against each other
on a single track. Set in an arena, Battle mode’s objective is not to race,
but to survive the pranks and tricks employed by opponents and be the last man
standing. Wacky mode is a two-player version of a party game, where three,
five or nine level tournaments are set up at random, and players are
challenged over a variety of terrain types and game styles. Because of the
random generation of levels in Wacky mode, Looney Tunes Racing is never the
same game twice, making gameplay virtually endless.
by Infogrames’ San Jose Label, Looney Tunes Racing is available at an
estimated retail price of $19.99 and can be found at most major retail
Bros. Consumer Products, a division of Warner Bros., a Time Warner
Entertainment Company, L.P., is one of the leading and most diversified
licensing and retail merchandising organizations which includes a vast library
of intellectual properties and the Warner Bros. Studio Stores, including
wbstore.com, our e-commerce website. With over 3,700 licensees, Warner Bros.
Consumer Products licenses the rights to names, likenesses and logos for a
variety of entertainment properties, categories, and Warner Bros. name icons
that include Looney Tunes, Batman, Superman, Scooby-Doo, The Wizard of Oz,
Friends, ER, and its newest member, Harry Potter.
in New York, NY, Infogrames, Inc. (Nasdaq: IFGM) is a majority-owned
subsidiary of Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext 5257) and serves as the
headquarters for the company’s operations in North America.
Entertainment SA is a worldwide leader in the interactive entertainment
software industry. Headquartered in France, the company publishes and
distributes award-winning computer and video games for the PlayStation® game
console, PlayStation® 2 computer entertainment system, Microsoft Xbox,
Nintendo® 64, Nintendo® Game Boy® Color, Sega® Dreamcast™, Macintosh®,
and personal computer platforms, as well as interactive digital television
platforms, mobile smart devices (WAP, HDML) and in-flight entertainment
systems. Founded in 1983 by chairman and CEO Bruno Bonnell, Infogrames has
published many award-winning franchises in its 17-year history, such as Alone
In The Dark™, Test Drive®, Driver™, Deer Hunter, Oddworld™, Unreal, and
V-Rally™. The company is also known for its best-selling and award-winning
line of children’s entertainment software from Humongous Entertainment®
starring Putt-Putt®, Freddi Fish™, Pajama Sam® and SPY Fox™, as well as
its successful Macintos! h publishing label, Macsoft, the number one publisher
of Macintosh entertainment software. In addition, Infogrames has a number of
key strategic licenses including Warner Bros. Looney Tunes™, Nickelodeon’s
Blue’s Clues™, AM General Hummer®, and Harley-Davidson®. Infogrames
distributes its games in approximately 60 different countries worldwide. For
more information, visit Infogrames’ US Web site at www.us.infogrames.com.
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