Activision is to publish 12 titles for GC!
GLEN COVE, N.Y.--May 24, 2001-- Expanding upon its confirmed lineup of titles for the next-generation gaming platforms, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKLM) today announced the additions of Crazy Taxi, 18 Wheeler, Legends of Wrestling and Jeremy McGrath Supercross World to its library of interactive offerings for the forthcoming NINTENDO GAMECUBE(TM). The company will launch a total of 12 NINTENDO GAMECUBE(TM) titles within its fiscal 2002. Acclaim recently announced the release of four its premier franchise properties for the system at the E3 show in Los Angeles, including, All-Star Baseball 2002, Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2, XG3 Extreme Racing and NFL Quarterback Club 2002, which will be available during the initial launch of the hardware platform. The company has strategically focused its resources on the development of products for the next-generation gaming platforms and to that end, will have invested more than $100 million by the end of this year. "The additions to our NINTENDO GAMECUBE(TM) lineup further diversifies our product offerings and promises to engage and immerse a broad spectrum of consumers," said Gregory Fishbach, chief executive officer of Acclaim. "Whether arcade-style action or perennial gaming favorites such as professional wrestling, Acclaim possesses the brands and more importantly, the development studios to take full advantage of the power of the next-generation gaming platforms."
Gamecube price announced!
REDMOND, Wash., May 21, 2001 - History's most successful video game manufacturer today announced the U.S. suggested retail price of $199.95 for its all-new video game console, NINTENDO GAMECUBE(tm), launching November 5th. Today's announcement comes on the heels of what Nintendo executives describe as an "overwhelmingly positive response" from thousands of the visitors to the national Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, which ended Saturday. More than 62,000 people gathered to view the latest in interactive entertainment. "The response to NINTENDO GAMECUBE at E3 was phenomenal," says Peter Main, executive vice president, sales and marketing, Nintendo of America Inc. "Game developers expressed over and over that our games are of unmatched quality, especially Luigi's Mansion, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Star Wars Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron II. Pikmin also spiked interest for its incredibly unique game content and approach. This is all very exciting." NINTENDO GAMECUBE's November 5 launch will hit with a library of six exclusive Nintendo titles, each with a MSRP of $49.95, expanding by end-of-year with licensee games, representing a robust and diverse library with games for players of all ages. Compatible with Game Boy® Advance, which launches in North America June 11, NINTENDO GAMECUBE delivers all-new forms of interactive fun and offers the easiest development environment to date for game creators.