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'Acclaim' E3 2004 Lineup

by Rainier on May 7, 2004 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT

Unveiling the most dynamic product portfolio it has ever assembled, Acclaim Entertainment, today announced their lineup that will be on display at this year's E3, being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center May 12-14. Acclaim's E3 2004 lineup features such highly-anticipated brands as 100 Bullets, Combat Elite: World War II Paratroopers, Juiced, SHOWDOWN: Legends of Wrestling, The Red Star and World Championship Rugby.

In addition, Acclaim will make several new product announcements during E3 and show these titles behind closed doors to a select group of media. While the Company has not yet revealed any details regarding these titles, consumers can anticipate the return of two popular brands that have enjoyed commercial success.

"E3 marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the history of Acclaim; one filled with leading-edge brands and unparalleled creative vision," said, Rod Cousens, Chief Executive Officer for Acclaim. "Driven by a diverse, world-class product portfolio, including established brands like as All-Star Baseball and World Championship Rugby, consumers are only first starting to see who we are today. Brands such as Juiced, Combat Elite, 100 Bullets and The Red Star, have already captured the media's attention and set the stage for our future, which will hold even more surprises and exciting new properties that we will announce during E3. "

Acclaim's E3 product lineup includes:

100 Bullets - (PS2/Xbox)

Based on the popular comic series published by DC Comics and created by Brian Azzarello, 100 Bullets delivers an original action experience set in an urban noir world of conspiracy and revenge. Part hard-boiled crime story, part paranoid espionage thriller, 100 Bullets follows what happens when people from all walks of life meet Agent Graves, a mysterious figure who offers his "clients" the opportunity of a lifetime: an attaché case containing the proof, the gun, and the carte blanche immunity to exact revenge on a person who's done them an irrevocable wrong.

All-Star Baseball 2005 - (PS2/Xbox)

Ranked among the top-selling baseball video game brands, All-Star Baseball 2005 returns for another season to deliver the most authentic hardball video game action available today. Offering an array of new features, including online head-to-head play, downloadable rosters, FielderCamTM, BroadcastCam, analog-control batting, Spanish play-by-play and the exclusive T.W.I.B.® (This Week In Baseball®) Challenge, All-Star Baseball 2005 is the only game to put gamers in the on-field shoes of their favorite players.

Combat Elite: World War II Paratroopers - (PS2/Xbox)

Go behind enemy lines with the military's most elite force – paratroopers – as they wage battles throughout the European theater of World War II, including D-Day, Operation Market Garden and the bitter winter defense of Bastogne. With over 60 authentic WW II missions and weapons, co-operative two-player gameplay and visually stunning environments, Combat Elite: World War II Paratroopers enlists gamers to undertake history's most dangerous missions where "failure was never an option." This June marks the 60th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. Combat Elite: World War II Paratroopers is driven by the renowned Snowblind engine, which is same the technology behind such as popular games as Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance and Champions of Norrath.

Juiced - (PS2/Xbox/PC)

Juiced is a racing simulation that totally immerses players in the lifestyle, community and risk-taking of the real-life street modding scene in a unique and compelling way. Juiced doesn't pay lip-service to the modding scene, it takes players there and immerses them in the culture – racing for pink slips, creating crews and providing the complete freedom to customize cars – from the dashboard to the drivetrain. Featuring over 50 licensed cars, 200 official aftermarket parts, and incredible online head-to-head play for up to 6 players and team-based racing; Juiced is one of this year's most anticipated racing titles.

SHOWDOWN: Legends of Wrestling - (PS2/Xbox)

Battle through the annals of time clashing with the greatest grapplers to set foot in the squared circle. Create special dream matches, unlock classic feuds and travel down the "path of pain" in the first-ever era-based career mode to see if you have what it takes to beat the icons of professional wrestling! Featuring more than 70 of the greatest legends of all-time, including Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior, Sting, Randy "Macho Man" Savage, Diamond Dallas Page, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Bret "Hitman" Hart, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Andre the Giant and Dusty Rhodes, SHOWDOWN: Legends of Wrestling is the ultimate wrestling supercard!

The Red Star - (PS2/Xbox)

Set in a breathtaking, award-winning universe, The Red Star flawlessly blends the fighting and shooting genre, offering an innovative high-action, character-driven co-operative gameplay experience. Based on the Archangel Studios' critically acclaimed comic series created by Christian Gossett, The Red Star tells the tale of an alternate Russia, the U.R.R.S., where massive technology and futuristic weapons are wielded by its army, The Red Fleet. Considered by GameSpy.com to be "One of the biggest gaming surprises seen so far in 2004", The Red Star has been likened to a cross between Final Fight-style brawling and Contra-style action.

World Championship Rugby - (PS2/Xbox/PC)

A top-5 selling release in the United Kingdom and France since its launch, World Championship Rugby is this year's #1 selling Rugby brand throughout Europe. Developed by Swordfish Studios, World Championship Rugby has been garnering top marks among the press and is considered "the best the best rugby game on PS2' and "a brutal treat" by Europe's Official PS2 Magazine and Official Xbox Magazine, respectively.

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