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Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars GBA Gold

by Thomas on Feb. 13, 2002 @ 1:10 p.m. PST

BAM! Entertainment today announced that its highly anticipated graphic adventure Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars for Game Boy Advance has gone gold, indicating the product has completed testing and is ready for manufacture. Developed by York-based studio, Revolution, the Broken Sword series is renowned for its excellence among adventure gaming fans. The Game Boy Advance version is set to ship to retailers in March.

BROKEN SWORD™ GOES GOLD
Bam! Entertainment to Bring Popular PC Title to the Game Boy® Advance

“It’s been fantastic to be able to bring what many considered to be a near perfect game to the Game Boy Advance”, said Charles Cecil, Managing Director, Revolution Software Ltd. “We are delighted with the new control systems that have been implemented and feel that in many ways this is the most playable version to date”.

“The Broken Sword series had already proved itself as a classic game on PC and PlayStation┬«, and we are pleased with the results achieved by Revolution on the Game Boy Advance,” said Anthony Williams, Managing Director, BAM! Entertainment. “We strongly believe that the Game Boy Advance version will carry on the quality of the original two versions and are pleased to bring this popular product to the portable gaming market.”

Broken Sword has received many industry accolades as well as great previews from the gaming press:

"Any of you looking for a title you can really sink your teeth into should definitely keep your eye on this one" Gamespot UK.

"Believe us when we say you'll be engrossed" Games Master Magazine.

"Adults of all ages should be counting the days until this one." Total Game Boy.

"Broken Sword is striking, with scenes that look too good for a handheld console" GBA Magazine.

"Broken Sword has loads of cool and interesting puzzles, whether it be uncovering clues or dodging the enemies, and it's great fun to play.” Nintendo Official Magazine.

"Perfect for the languorous train journeys" Edge Magazine.

"It looks fantastic" Games Radar.

For more information on Broken Sword for the Game Boy Advance, or on BAM! Entertainment’s other products, visit www.bam4fun.com.

About BAM! Entertainment, Inc.
Founded in 1999 and based in San Jose, California, and Bath England, BAM! Entertainment, Inc. is a developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment software in North America and Europe. The company develops, obtains, or licenses properties from a wide variety of sources, including global entertainment and media companies, and publishes software for video game systems, wireless devices, and personal computers. The company’s common stock is publicly traded on Nasdaq under the symbol BFUN. More information about BAM! and its products can be found at the company’s web site located at www.bam4fun.com.

This release contains statements that are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on current estimates and projections about BAM! Entertainment’s business, which are derived in part on assumptions of its management, and are not guarantees of BAM! Entertainment’s future performance, as such performance is difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, but are not limited to those described in the final prospectus dated November 14, 2001 relating to the initial public offering of BAM! Entertainment, which was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers of the release are referred to this filing. BAM! Entertainment does not intend to update any of these forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

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