Acclaim Sports Announces NBA JAM 2000 for Nintendo 64
Latest Edition of Legendary Sports Video Game Franchise to Feature Two Distinct Games in One CartridgeGlen Cove, N.Y., June 16, 1999 -Acclaim Sports, a division of Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKLM), a leading worldwide interactive entertainment company, today announced that NBA JAM 2000 is in development at Acclaim Studios Salt Lake City and is scheduled to ship this Fall. The latest edition of the popular basketball videogame franchise will feature all-new 2-on-2 "JAM" mode, in addition to a realistic 5-on-5 NBA simulation.
"NBA JAM is one of the most successful sports video game franchises of all time," said Michael Jerchower, Acclaim Sports senior marketing manager. "We have taken NBA JAM 2000 back to its roots by including the intense 2- on -2 action that has made NBA JAM so popular, while also providing a hard core season simulation. Gamers will be getting two games in one."
NBA JAM 2000's all-new JAM mode features special "double-sized" characters and incredible effects such as sparks during player collisions, smoking "hot" players, and flame engulfed basketballs. In addition to the special characters, gamers may choose to JAM with over 300 NBA players.
In simulation mode, NBA JAM 2000 features realistic player models with real-life faces, smooth skin Hi-Rez(tm) textures, player-specific details, and special effects galore. User selectable speed settings let gamers choose their own pace. A detailed team management system based on current NBA player contracts lets gamers take the role of a team's general manager - bidding on free agents, drafting rookies, inviting players to training camp and making cuts. Other features in NBA JAM 2000 include:
NBA JAM 2000 will be supported by a multi-million dollar television, radio, online and in-store marketing campaign. The NBA JAM franchise is a key title in the popular Acclaim Sports brand including All-Star Baseball, NFL Quarterback Club, WWF Attitude and Jeremy McGrath SuperCross.
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 and Sega hardware systems, and PCs. Acclaim owns and operates four 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 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 under the symbol AKLM. For more information please visit our website at www.acclaim.net.
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