BAM! Entertainment Chosen to Distribute Original Titles From Europe And Japan - to Be Showcased at E3
Way of the Samurai
Way of the Samurai for PlayStation 2 was developed by Japan-based Acquire, the developer of the first two titles in the acclaimed Tenchu series. The title was the #1 selling console title in Japan the week of its debut. In the game, the player takes on the role of a wandering samurai who is drawn into a conflict between warring clans. Way of the Samurai features a realistic combat system with more than 40 different swords to master and over 200 unique fighting stances and attacks. BAM! Entertainment will support the North American launch of the title with national radio, print and online advertising campaigns. BAM! will also bring this title to the European market.
Players hit the road on 150 of the fastest two-wheel machines on the planet from companies like Yamaha, Honda and Suzuki in one of the most accurate motorcycle racing games ever created. Each bike is modeled in exact detail after its real-world counterpoint right down to the engine noise. Riding Spirits is being developed by Spike, one of Japan's top development studios. BAM! Entertainment has created national radio, print and online advertising campaigns to kick off the title's release.
WipEout Fusion has received rave reviews since its launch in the European market earlier this year, reaching #3 on the European sales charts. The title provides one of the fastest and most adrenaline-pumping complete racing experiences on any gaming system. Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Studio Liverpool, WipEout Fusion offers 45 futuristic race circuits for players to corkscrew, jump, barrel roll and loop like never before. The game has significant new features including super-enhanced tracks, ships and weaponry, and six playing modes.
Dropship: United Peace Force
Dropship, developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's Studio Camden, entered the sales charts at #4 in the U.K. market during the very competitive holiday season. Journalists have noted that the military action shooter has since gone on to become a cult classic amongst gamers. Freshly recruited to the ranks, players must utilize a range of futuristic, super high-tech ground and air combat vehicles to fight deadly political forces that threaten world peace. BAM! Entertainment will launch this title with support from a comprehensive online campaign across gaming and lifestyle web sites and nationwide channel marketing promotions.
WRC: World Rally Championship
WRC: World Rally Championship, developed by Evolution Studios for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, has received rave reviews from international press. WRC: World Rally Championship includes all of the official teams and cars of the World Rally Championship 2001 season as well as the locations of the real WRC event, including 14 rally races across the world, and more than 81 tracks taken from the real 2001 FIA WRC rally stages. As part of its ongoing promotional programs, BAM! is running a national online sweepstakes campaign for the chance to win a Subaru WRX.
About BAM! Entertainment, Inc.
Founded in 1999 and based in San Jose, California, 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.
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