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VOLLEYBALL PLAYER GABBY REECE TO APPEAR IN INFOGRAMES’ POWER SPIKE PRO BEACH
Can Play As Or Against The Volleyball Superstar
JOSE, CA – August 25, 2000 –Infogrames, a leading publisher of interactive
entertainment software, announced today that its beach volleyball game, Power
Spike Pro Beach Volleyball (working title) for the PlayStation® game console
and the Nintendo® Game Boy® Color, will feature volleyball star Gabby Reece.
Reece will appear as a playable character in the game, in addition to
appearing on the game’s box front and in advertisements. Power Spike Pro
Beach Volleyball is developed by Carapace and will be available this fall.
are very proud to have Gabby Reece, an international superstar volleyball
player, endorse Power Spike Pro Beach Volleyball,” said Laddie Ervin,
director of marketing for sports & racing at Infogrames. “Power Spike
Pro Beach Volleyball is the ultimate beach volleyball game, so it makes
perfect sense that the ultimate beach volleyball icon should be featured in
or “Gabby” Reece, as she is affectionately known, will appear as a
character within Power Spike Pro Beach Volleyball. Players of the game will
have the opportunity to play as or against the Gabby Reece character. Reece
will also appear in print advertisements promoting the game and will be
featured prominently on the game’s box front.
attended Florida State where she set season records for solo and total blocks,
and as a junior in 1990, was named the nation’s Most Inspiring Collegiate
Athlete. As a professional volleyball player, she has competed in five seasons
on the four-person beach tour, where she has twice been named the tour’s Top
competed in the WBVL (4 on 4 beach circuit) for six seasons from 1992-1997.
Reece spent five seasons as a team captain and led the league in kills during
the 1993-1996 seasons and in blocks in the 1993 season. She also holds the
record for kills per match (11.9) set in 1994 and 1996. Reece co-authored a
book with Karen Karbo about her life as a pro beach volleyball player called
Big Girl in the Middle and also wrote a column for Women’s Sports and
Fitness magazine. In 1997, Reece married extreme surfer Laird Hamilton.
Spike Pro Beach Volleyball has a highly realistic beach volleyball atmosphere
with more than 45 licensed male and female volleyball players in the
PlayStation version, and 20 players to choose from in the Game Boy Color
version. Gamers can play on beaches in exotic locations including Rio De
Janeiro, Osaka, Acapulco, Sydney and more. The PlayStation version will offer
players the option to create and edit their own beach pro, while the Game Boy
Color version will offer multi-player via the link cable mode.
Entertainment SA (Paris Bourse: SICOVAM 5257) is a worldwide leader in the
interactive entertainment software industry. Headquartered in France, the
company develops and publishes award-winning computer and video games for the
PlayStation® game console, PlayStation® 2 computer entertainment system,
Nintendo® 64, Nintendo® Game Boy® Color, Sega® Dreamcast™, Macintosh®,
and personal computer platforms. 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, Independence War™, 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 Macintosh publishing
label, Macsoft, the number one publisher of Macintosh entertainment software.
Infogrames has a number of key strategic licenses including Warner Bros.
Looney Tunes™, Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues™, Le Mans 24 Hours®, AM General
Hummer®, Harley-Davidson®, and Dodge® Viper. For more information, visit
Infogrames’ US Web site at www.us.infogrames.com.