ATARI AND ACCLAIM JOIN FORCES IN MAJOR SOFTWARE DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT
SUNNYVALE, Calif. — March 22, 1995 — Atari Corporation and Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. are proud to announce an agreement which will bring the most popular contemporary video game titles to the 64-bit Atari Jaguar Multimedia system. The new alliance includes three stellar Acclaim titles that Atari will distribute:
NBA Jam — Tournament Edition — planned release: fourth quarter,
1995 Frank Thomas 'Big Hurt' Baseball — planned release: fourth quarter, 1995.
The third title will be announced later this year for release in early 1996.
"Atari's focus will continue to be to deliver great software on the world's best video game system available. The agreement with Acclaim is a substantial milestone in our commitment to the Jaguar gamer," stated Sam Tramiel, CEO of Atari Corporation. "We are delighted to work with Acclaim and to include these titles in the expanding library of Jaguar sports and action games."
NBA Jam — Tournament Edition
With more than 100 NBA players, cross-court slam dunks, new codes and secret characters, Jaguar gamers will not only play basketball, they'll feel it with this fast-paced action experience that features incredible graphics.
Frank Thomas 'Big Hurt' Baseball
Two-time MVP Frank Thomas headlines this innovative title that will feature Thomas' actual baseball movements using Acclaim's motion capture technology.
Atari Corporation markets interactive multimedia entertainment systems and software including Jaguar, the world's first and only 64-bit system, and the only video game system manufactured in the United States. Atari is headquartered at 1196 Borregas Avenue, Sunnyvale, California 94089.
Acclaim Entertainment, Inc., with offices in Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Spain and the United Kingdom, is a leading worldwide entertainment publisher of software and peripherals for major video game hardware systems, personal computer and CD-ROM software, coin-operated arcade games, and comic books. Acclaim also operates motion capture and blue screen studios and A.D.I., a global sales and distribution company for products from a variety of entertainment publishers, including Acclaim, Digital Pictures and Marvel Software. Acclaim, which recently formed a new company with Tele-Communications, Inc., is publicly traded on the Nasdaq National Market System under the Symbol AKLM.