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'Le Mans 24 Hours' Expected This Summer

by Rainier on May 7, 2002 @ 10:41 a.m. PDT

Infogrames, Inc. challenges gamers to get behind the wheel of some of the most powerful racing machines this summer with Le Mans 24 Hours for the personal computer. The winner of Racing Game of the Year and several other awards is incredibly fast, amazingly lifelike and expertly tuned. Get ready to experience racing perfection.
“Le Mans 24 Hours gives players the chance to take part in the legendary day-to-night-to-day endurance race,” said Jean-Philippe Agati, senior vice president and head of Infogrames, Inc.’s Los Angeles studio. “With 24 hours of intense action to endure, real-time weather and surface effects for ultimate realism, beautiful graphics and award-winning physics, gamers are in for the most intense racing experience available on PC.” Le Mans 24 Hours for the PC continues the legacy of excellence that earned the Sega Dreamcast version, Test Drive Le Mans, ‘Racing Game of the Year’ awards from IGN and GameSpot.”

Le Mans 24 Hours features more than 70 incredibly detailed licensed cars from the official Le Mans race, including prototypes and GT’s. Players can blast through 12 faithfully reproduced real-world circuits, including the world famous Le Mans 24 Hours circuit and the Petit Le Mans US track. Racers will encounter realistic racing conditions including rain, mist and dust, and will experience both day and nighttime driving. The game fully immerses player in the world of extreme automotive racing with detailed environments, drivers and active pit crews, advanced AI, new car settings and real-time lighting. With five unique and challenging modes to blast through at up to 200 miles per hour, gamers are in for the ride of their lives.

Under development by Melbourne House, the masterminds behind the award-winning Test Drive Le Mans for Sega Dreamcast, Le Mans 24 Hours promises to rev up gamers’ appetites this summer on PC-CD ROM for a retail price of $29.99.

About Infogrames
New York-based Infogrames, Inc. (Nasdaq: IFGM) is one of the largest third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software in the U.S. The Company develops video games for all consoles (Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft), PCs, and Macintosh systems. Infogrames’ catalogue of more than 1,000 titles includes award-winning franchises such as Civilization®, Backyard Sports™, Deer Hunter®, Driver™, RollerCoaster Tycoon®, Test Drive®, and Unreal®, and key licenses including Warner Bros. Looney Tunes™, Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues®, Dragon Ball Z®, Mission Impossible®, Terminator®, Harley-Davidson®, Major League Baseball®, and the National Football League®, among many others. The Company’s Humongous Entertainment and MacSoft labels are leaders in children’s and Macintosh entertainment software, respectively.

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