Acclaim Sports Ships 'All-Star Baseball 2003' for Game Boy Advance
Award-Winning Hardball Franchise Delivers All-New Game Play Modes,
Features and Unparalleled Realism Into the Hands of Gamers
Putting the power of Major League Baseball into the hands of gamers nationwide, Acclaim Sports, a division of Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ.SC: AKLM), today announced that it has shipped its award-winning hardball franchise, All-Star Baseball 2003 for the Game Boy® Advance.
Featuring four-time World Series® Champion Derek Jeter, All-Star Baseball 2003 offers many exciting new modes of play and options that deliver unparalleled hardball realism. All-Star Baseball 2003 is currently available across all next-generation platforms and is being supported with an integrated marketing campaign, which prominently features Jeter and includes national television, print and online advertising.
"All-Star Baseball 2003 has been praised as the best baseball video game of the season, and we're thrilled to bring this stellar franchise to the handheld market," said Evan Stein, Vice President of Brand. "Delivering exceptional graphics, deep features and vast replay value, All-Star Baseball 2003 is sure to score with gamers this spring."
Developed by Software Creations under license from Major League Baseball Properties® and the Major League Baseball Players Association, Acclaim Sports' All-Star Baseball franchise has been praised by industry press over the past two years for its breakthrough graphics and gameplay. Already highly regarded in the video game industry as the premier baseball series, All-Star Baseball 2003 builds upon that proven success and combines the perfect blend of simulation style hardball for the baseball fanatic, with the ease of use for the casual sports gamer.
All-Star Baseball 2003 for the Game Boy® Advance offers many exciting features, including:
All 30 Major League teams and over 700 players, each with official stadiums, logos and uniforms;
All 30 Major League stadiums to choose from, featuring authentic backgrounds;
Current 2002 season teams and player rosters;
Incredible depth with 7 game modes: Exhibition, Season, Quick Game, World Series®, Playoffs, Manager, Home Run Derby(TM)and Batting Practice;
8 variations of season play: 162-game unbalanced season, 162-game balanced season, 162-game unbalanced non-interleague season, 81-game half-season, 3-game entire league round robin tournament, 1 game entire league random round robin tournament, 87-game random round robin tournament and 29-game random round robin tournament;
First-time-ever official in-game Donruss® player trading cards which enable users to collect, trade and unlock cheats;
Two-player option via the Game Boy® Advance Link® cable, where you can trade Donruss® player trading cards;
Auto fielding option for easy play;
Battery back-up save game features.
All-Star Baseball 2003 is currently available for the Game Boy® Advance at a suggested retail price of $29.99. In addition, the game is also available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo GameCube(TM) and the Xbox(TM) video game system from Microsoft, each at a suggested retail price of $49.99. For more information on All-Star Baseball 2003, please visit www.acclaimsports.com.
About Acclaim Entertainment
Based in Glen Cove, N.Y., Acclaim Entertainment, Inc., is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and mass marketer of software for use with interactive entertainment game consoles including those manufactured by Nintendo, Sony Computer Entertainment and Microsoft Corporation as well as personal computer hardware systems. Acclaim owns and operates six studios located in the United States and the United Kingdom which includes a motion capture and recording studio in the U.S., and publishes and distributes its software through its subsidiaries in North America, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Spain. The Company uses regional distributors worldwide. Acclaim also distributes entertainment software for other publishers worldwide, publishes software gaming strategy guides and issues "special edition" comic magazines from time to time to support its time valued brands, Turok and Shadow Man. Acclaim's corporate headquarters are in Glen Cove, New York and Acclaim's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ.SC under the symbol AKLM. For more information please visit our website at www.acclaim.com.
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