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Multi-Award-Winning Game Adds All-New Civilizations To Play And Multiplayer Support So Civilization Fans Around The World Can Challenge One Another

BEVERLY, Mass. - May 8, 2002 - This fall Infogrames, Inc. (NASDAQ: IFGM) and FIRAXIS Games will expand the most critically acclaimed strategy game of 2001 with Sid Meier's Civilization® III: Play The World™ game expansion pack. This major expansion will include full multiplayer support, eight additional civilizations, and new map and terrain features providing new challenges and ways to play for veteran and novice Civilization® game players around the world.
"We're thrilled with the reception our fans around the world have given Civilization® III," said Sid Meier, co-founder of FIRAXIS Games. "They love Civ® III and they are telling us they want more - more interesting civilizations to play, the ability to play with their friends, and a chance to create their own unique Civilization worlds. We've listened and we're giving them all of that, plus much more."
Sid Meier's Civilization III: Play The World will include three different Internet and LAN game styles, including turn-based, simultaneous, and for the first time in a Civilization game, a turnless mode. Civilization game fans around the world can now face off in short, fast-paced games like Elimination, Regicide and Capture the Flag or play a more traditional Civilization-style game; in addition the expansion will support "Play by Email" and Hotseat games and will include multiplayer scenario support. Play the World will also expand your Civilization experience by adding eight new "Great Leaders;" eight new civilizations with specialized units for each; new map features including airfields, outposts and radar towers; two new terrain sets that allow players to customize their maps; additional interface enhancements like unit stacking and auto-bombard; and complete game editor and scenario support, including feudal Japan and World War II unit packs, that will allow players to create scenarios from any time period.
The first opportunity for press to see Sid Meier's Civilization III: Play The World in action will be May 22 - 24, 2002 at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. Additional information on Sid Meier's Civilization III and the Play The World expansion may be obtained at

About Firaxis Games
FIRAXIS Games, home of legendary designer Sid Meier, creates fun, intelligent computer games that live in the imaginations of people the world over. Headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, FIRAXIS has created such critically acclaimed games as Sid Meier's Gettysburg!, Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire and Sid Meier's Antietam!. The company has just released the highly anticipated Sid Meier's Civilization III (published by Infogrames) and Sid Meier's SimGolf (published by Electronic Arts). For more information on FIRAXIS Games visit

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

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