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'Aggressive Inline' For PS2 Ships

by Thomas on May 30, 2002 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT

Unleashing what promises to be the new standard in action sports video games, AKA Acclaim, a division of Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced it has shipped its award-winning Aggressive Inline' for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. AKA Acclaim is supporting the launch of Aggressive Inline with an integrated marketing campaign, including national TV, print and online advertising; an extensive demo disc program; Aggressive Skating Association (ASA) sporting event sponsorships; and a targeted grassroots consumer influencer campaign.

AKA ACCLAIM GRINDS UP COMPETITION WITH 'AGGRESSIVE INLINE' FOR PLAYSTATION®2 COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM

First-Ever Aggressive Inline Skating Game Combines Amazing Tricks, Massive Levels, Sultry Skaters and Incredible Soundtrack to Deliver Revolutionary Action Sports Experience

"Aggressive Inline is the action sports video game of the year, and we are very proud to launch it as our premiere title under our new AKA Acclaim action sports brand," said Ben Fischbach, Senior Brand Manager. "Action sports are about freedom of expression, authenticity and extreme athleticism; all of which are the cornerstones for our new AKA Acclaim brand and clearly exemplified throughout Aggressive Inline. With massive interactive levels; scores of tricks; and the best skaters in the world, including several tantalizing female characters who have cultivated quite a following; Aggressive Inline will redefine action sports."

Developed by Z-Axis, the team behind Acclaim's award-winning, million unit-selling franchise Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX, Aggressive Inline is the first authentic aggressive inline skating game, featuring 10 top pro skaters, such as Taig Khris, Franky Morales, Jaren Grob, Shane Yost and Chris Edwards, the sport's founding father. Gamers can play as one of their favorite inline stars, as they master and explore an array of fully-interactive levels, each filled with pedestrians, traffic systems and outrageous gravity-defying challenges.

Aggressive Inline has been receiving high praise from the media, and recently won IGN.com's coveted Editors' Choice Award.

Aggressive Inline includes an array of features:
The top pros in the industry such as 2001 Gravity Games and X Games Vert Champion Taig Khris, 2001 X Games Street Champion Jaren Grob, the founding father of Inline Skating, Chris Edwards, as well as Franky Morales, Shane Yost, Matt Lindenmuth, Eito Yasutoko, Sven Boekhorst, Matt Salerno and Sam Fogarty;
Several sultry female skaters to choose from, including Chrissy, Jordan and Bombshell; each anatomically correct with gravity-defying physics which provide ample relief to the typical video game grind;
Introducing the innovative "Juice Meter" - making timed levels a thing of the past! Now players can perform tricks and increase their juice meter for continued play;
Revolutionary "Action Button" - the one-touch button solution for skitching, pole grabbing, vaulting and interactive needs, which dramatically increases the interactivity of each environment for all skill levels.
30 to 60 objectives per level, each with challenges including time limit point total, head-to-head, single trick point value, NPC challenges and more;
10 to 15 interactive cinematic events per level, which makes the worlds come alive. Unlock hidden areas and secrets and actually change the playable physics of the level.
Integrated park editor within main game levels, allowing player to build terrain in order to accomplish objectives.
Over-the-top tricks never seen before in an action sport's game. Six types of manuals, grind transitions, double leg grind, new big air tricks, wall taps, stalls, wall flips, hand plants and much more;
7 huge levels, each offering a plethora of rails, ramps, pipes and tons of surprises;
Multiplayer modes of play, including many lightning-quick, split-screen games.
Incredible soundtrack from bands such as: Hoobastank, Black Sheep, Pharcyde, Reel Big Fish, Sublime and more!
Aggressive Inline is currently available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system at a suggested retail price of $49.99. The game will also be available this summer for the Xbox(tm) video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube' and Game Boy® Advance. For more information regarding this title, please visit http://www.acclaim.com.

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