Power Spike Pro Beach Volleyball in Stores for PSX

 

Contacts:
Infogrames. Inc. 

 

Mika
Kelly, ext. 570 

[email protected]

 -or- 

Meridith
Braun, ext. 415 

[email protected]

 

INFOGRAMES,
INC. SERVES UP BEACH VOLLEYBALL FUN WITH POWER SPIKE® PRO BEACH VOLLEYBALL™
–IN STORES THIS WEEK

 

The
Only Volleyball Game For The PlayStation® Game Console Offers More Than 40
Licensed Players Including Renowned Superstar Gabby Reece

 

SAN
JOSE, CA – November 21, 2000 -Infogrames, Inc. (Nasdaq: IFGM), a global
publisher of interactive entertainment software, announced today that it is
shipping the ultimate beach volleyball experience this week. Power Spike Pro
Beach Volleyball for the PlayStation® game console is heading to store
shelves this week. In December, the Nintendo® Game Boy® Color version of the
game will also be available.

 

Power
Spike Pro Beach Volleyball will feature more than 40 Federation of
International Volleyball (FIVB) players competing on 14 courts around the
world. Power Spike Pro Beach Volleyball is the only beach volleyball game
currently available for the PlayStation.

 

“Wouldn’t
we all love to find Gabby Reece and Sinjin Smith under our tree this holiday
season?” said Laddie Ervin, director of marketing for sports & racing at
Infogrames, Inc. “Power Spike Pro Beach Volleyball’s licensed players and
realistic gameplay capture the game of beach volleyball so well that gamers
will think it’s already summer again!”

 

Developed
by Paris-based Carapace, Power Spike Pro Beach Volleyball is endorsed by
volleyball manufacturer Mikasa® and offers authentic touches such as dink
shots, flying sand and dynamic crowd reactions.

 

Power
Spike Pro Beach Volleyball’s licensed male and female volleyball players
include Gabby Reece, Sinjin Smith, Carl Henkel, Liz Masakayan, Elaine Youngs
and many more. Gamers can play as one of the FIVB players, or they can create
their own beach pro using the Player Editor and choose to play against
volleyball’s finest.

 

The
14 beach courts in Power Spike Pro Beach Volleyball can be found in exotic
locales including Sydney, Australia; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Marseilles,
France; Los Angeles, USA; Osaka, Japan; Acapulco, Mexico and more.

 

In
addition to an accurate visual representation of FIVB beach volleyball, Power
Spike Pro Beach Volleyball’s several game modes offer deep gameplay with one
to four opponents playing at the same time in various configurations (using
the Multi Tap™):

 

-One
player mode, with the computer controlling the second player 

-Two
player cooperative mode, with two human players against the artificial
intelligence (AI) 

-Two
player versus mode, in which each human is partnered by a computer 

-Three
player mode, featuring a cooperative human team against a human-AI
combination 

-Four
player mode, two cooperative teams facing each-other

 

Players
will be challenged with three different game modes. Practice mode lets players
work on their volleyball skills on a special practice court. Exhibition mode
is a simple match but can be played with any licensed player or a custom
player on any court. The World Tour mode is the most complex mode of the game
– an FIVB season consisting of eight tournaments with 16 teams competing in a
double elimination type draw.

 

Power
Spike Pro Beach Volleyball for the PlayStation and Game Boy Color will be
available in most major retail stores at an estimated retail price of $29.99.

 

Power
Spike Pro Beach Volleyball for the PlayStation will be available this week,
while the Game Boy Color version ships to stores in mid-December. For more
information visit the game’s official Web site at www.spikevb.com.

 

Power
Spike® is a registered trademark of Regent Sports Corporation and is used
under license by Regent Sports Corporation.

 

Based
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.

 

Infogrames
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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