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WipEout Fusion Ships For PS2

by Thomas on June 19, 2002 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT

BAM! Entertainment a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software, today announced that the futuristic racer WipEout Fusion for the PlayStation 2 begins shipping to North American retailers this week. To date, the strategic relationship between BAM! Entertainment and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has allowed BAM! Entertainment to bring to North America three popular Sony titles for the PlayStation 2 which were previously only available in Europe. The titles include WRC: World Rally Championship, which BAM! shipped in March of this year, Dropship: United Peace Force, which shipped last week, and WipEout Fusion, which reaches retailers this week.

"Once WipEout Fusion gets a hold of you, you could end up spending your entire summer indoors," said Alain Tascan, Vice President of Worldwide Product Development for BAM! Entertainment. "The amazingly addictive gameplay and outstanding graphics will easily have you glued to your PlayStation 2 well into the fall and beyond."

The anti-gravity racer, WipEout Fusion, is the fourth installment in the immensely popular series. The game has already received rave reviews in anticipation of its North American release this week. "This is every bit the WipEout you've been waiting for," says the June issue of Official PlayStation Magazine. " ... Don't even hesitate to pick this one up." And, Electronic Gaming Monthly's June issue calls the game " ... an absolute blast to play," while PSE2 Magazine awards WipEout Fusion its coveted Editor's Choice Gold Award in its June issue. In its July issue, GamePro Magazine proclaims, "WipEout Fusion is simply an excellent, action-packed racing game."

With 45 futuristic race circuits to negotiate, players can corkscrew, jump, barrel roll and loop like never before. The game has significant new features including super-enhanced tracks, ships and weaponry and five playing modes (including arcade mode, a full league option and secret zone mode). WipEout Fusion offers a backdrop of cutting-edge dance soundtracks from some of the world's most acclaimed electronic music artists such as Orbital, Plump DJs and Timo Maas. For more information on WipEout Fusion PlayStation 2, visit the official web site at www.wipeoutfusion.com.

WipEout Fusion for PlayStation 2 is currently available at an estimated retail price of $49.99 and is rated E for Everyone by the Entertainment Rating Software Board (ESRB). For more information on the game or on BAM! Entertainment's other products, visit www.bam4fun.com.

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