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Hero X for PC Announced

by Thomas on March 19, 2002 @ 7:02 p.m. PST

Crime fighters and villains everywhere just did a double-take as Infogrames, Inc. today announced that a mysterious new hero is coming to town. With Hero X, an action adventure game for the PC, superhero justice will have a new name, yours. Developed by Amazing Games and "officially'' sanctioned by the A.S.H.A. (American Super Heroes Association), Hero X features you as a first-time superhero determined to climb the heroic ladder by putting evildoers in their place.

Infogrames, Inc. Introduces a New Kind of Superhero With Hero X for PC

The 'Every Man's Superhero' Utilizes Unique Game Play Matrix For Fast-Paced Fun

``Over 60 million comic books are sold annually and the interest in comic book-style, action adventures is quite compelling,'' said Peter Armstrong, director of product development of Infogrames' Minneapolis label. ``With Hero X, we are introducing a unique game that appeals to a wide crossover audience.''

Smalltown, USA has been besieged by baddies and the American Super Heroes Association has assigned you the task of cleaning up the town. With multiple chapters of excitement -- each with a distinct storyline and mission -- you must call upon an arsenal of more than 50 super powers, including x-ray vision, super speed, invisibility and much more, to defeat the nefarious villains.

Game play in Hero X is fast and furious, occurring in real-time across a full screen. Tactical challenges abound as players strategically plan their assault on a mission, while dealing with the stress of additional randomly generated encounters with thugs of every ilk and disposition. Between each mission are beautifully drawn comic-book-style cut scenes that progress the storyline and immerse the player deeper into the game.

Developed by Amazing Games, Hero X is scheduled to ship this early summer. For more information, go to

About Amazing Games

Amazing Games LP is one of a small collection of companies co-founded by Van Collins and James Shiflett to produce specialty game titles. Van and Jim have been working together since their first joint project in 1994 for Russian Software Creations, and their recent titles include Firefighter and Siege of Avalon. Van's vision for ``rich content'' has guided the team's story-centric role-playing games and also their family-friendly action-adventure games. The philosophy for the team is that with sufficient talent and creativity, it is possible to make games that appeal to teens and adults without offensive or overly violent content. Amazing Games LP brought together over 15 developers and a highly advanced game system to create this unique program for Infogrames. Van and Jim can be reached at

About Infogrames

New York-based Infogrames, Inc. (Nasdaq: IFGM - news) 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(TM), Backyard Sports(TM), Deer Hunter®, Driver(TM), RollerCoaster Tycoon®, Test Drive®, and Unreal®, and key licenses including Survivor(TM), Warner Bros. Looney Tunes(TM), Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues(TM), Dragon Ball Z®, Mission Impossible®, 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.

Infogrames, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (IESA) (Euronext 5257), a global publisher and distributor of video games for all platforms, as well as interactive digital television, and mobile smart devices (WAP, HDML). In 2001, IESA acquired Infogrames Interactive, Inc. (formerly Hasbro Interactive), including its line of software based on well-known licenses such as MONOPOLY, Jeopardy®, TONKA, and Atari®, which are published and distributed in the U.S. by Infogrames, Inc. For more information, visit the Company's Web site at

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