X-Bladez: In-Line Skater to Ship Q1 2002 for GBA


Burly Awesome In-Line Skating Game Hits
Stores Q1 2002

Los Angeles, CA. – December 19, 2001 – Crave
Entertainment announced today its new extreme sports racing game, "X-Bladez:
In-Line Skater" for Nintendo’s Game Boy(R) Advance. Based on in-line skating,
one of the fastest growing sports in the United States, "X-Bladez: In-Line
Skater" takes players on international in-line skating adventures, rolling
through some of the hottest tourist spots in the world. The game is scheduled to
ship in Q1 2002.

"In-Line Skating is not just a trend, it is a
sport that has stood the test of time," said Martin Spiess, Senior Vice
President, Global Marketing at Crave Entertainment. "Along with our line-up of
Razor Scooter and Ultimate Fighting titles, in-line skating complements our
extreme sports line-up."

Players tour the world from the comfort of
home, blading through Great Britain, France, China, Australia, and other
countries throughout both North and South America. Exotic locales allow players
to escape from Alcatraz, scale the Great Wall of China, and tan on Bondi Beach
while obstacles, jumps and opposing racers bring the world to life. Players can
also unlock new environments, patch up injuries with health boosts, and upgrade
to earn the fastest blades on the block.

Features Include:

– Three in-depth game modes including Tour
mode, Time mode, and Practice mode

– Six radical characters each with their own
unique style

– A variety of power-ups including turbo
boost for added speed, health to help you recover from spills, and money to
upgrade skates

– 13 unique tracks with their own
recognizable scenery in five different countries

– Go to the shop for three levels of upgrades
for both skates and wheels, improving acceleration, top speed, balance, and

– Simultaneously race up to five opponents

About Crave Entertainment:

Based in Los Angeles, California, Crave
Entertainment is a privately held publisher of videogame entertainment products.
The company’s best-selling line-up features top brands and franchises such as
Ultimate Fighting Championship and Tokyo Extreme Racer.

Crave produces games for the major console
platforms including Game Boy(R) Advance, Nintendo GameCube, the PlayStation(R)
game console, PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox(TM) video
game system from Microsoft, and for the PC. For more information about Crave
Entertainment, please visit


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