AND FIRAXIS GAMES EXPAND THE MOST CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STRATEGY
GAME OF 2001 WITH SID MEIER'S CIVILIZATION III: PLAY THE WORLD
Game Adds All-New Civilizations To Play And Multiplayer Support So Civilization
Fans Around The World Can Challenge One Another
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 www.civ3.com.
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 www.firaxis.com.
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.
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 www.infogrames.com.
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