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Infogrames and Six Flags Teams Up!

by Thomas on May 28, 2002 @ 7:48 p.m. PDT

Infogrames, Inc. and Six Flags theme parks today announced an exclusive interactive entertainment licensing agreement that will make five Six Flags theme parks and 25 of the most exciting Six Flags roller coasters available to players of Infogrames' upcoming RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 CD-ROM game for personal computers. Players will be able to recreate Six Flags theme parks from around the world and compare their rides and parks to those created by Six Flags professionals.

"Having Six Flags parks and rides in RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 is a big step forward for the RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise," said Ann Marie Bland, director of brand marketing at Infogrames' Beverly Studio. "While fans have eagerly embraced and enjoyed the RollerCoaster Tycoon game, the parks they built were always a fantasy. That was great for most people, but others wanted to test their mettle in the real world with actual parks. RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 will satisfy both groups: players can build a fantasy park from the ground up or can use an actual Six Flags park and try their hand at running it."

"Six Flags is thrilled to be associated with a game that so directly appeals to our fans," Hank Salemi, senior vice president of marketing for Six Flags, Inc., said. "RollerCoaster Tycoon has always been a fun way to learn the theme park business at home. With RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 players can ramp up the thrills by testing their skills against the world's largest regional theme park company."

RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 will provide more creativity, more freedom and more control than previous RollerCoaster Tycoon products. RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 includes many new features over its predecessor, including all new rides and themes, new ride and park design modes and an enhanced ride-creation system that enables players to build their ultimate coaster with unprecedented ease.

In addition to the Six Flags elements contained in RollerCoaster Tycoon 2, Infogrames will also receive a package of marketing benefits that will see RollerCoaster Tycoon become a fixture in Six Flags parks on in-park TV monitors, gift shops and other locations.

Created by master game designer Chris Sawyer and released in the spring of 1999, RollerCoaster Tycoon has gone on to sell over 4 million units of the core game and its two expansion packs, Corkscrew Follies(TM) and Loopy Landscapes(TM), in the three years since its release. RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 is expected to reach software retailer shelves in the fall of 2002.

About Six Flags, Inc.

Six Flags, Inc. is the world's largest regional theme park company with a total of 38 parks in North America, Europe and Latin America. Six Flags parks serve 40 or the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States. The parks annually host more than 50 million guests worldwide. Six Flags is a publicly held corporation with corporate offices in New York City and Oklahoma City. The company's stock trades on the NYSE under the symbol: PKS. America Online Keyword: Six Flags.

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 Computer Entertainment of America, Nintendo and Microsoft), PCs, and Macintosh systems. Infogrames' catalogue of more than 1,000 titles includes award-winning franchises such as Civilization®, Backyard Sports(TM), Deer Hunter®, Driver(TM), RollerCoaster Tycoon®, and Test Drive®, and key licenses including Warner Bros. Looney Tunes(TM), Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues®, Dragon Ball Z®, Unreal®, 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. 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. 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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