OCEAN OF AMERICA DIPS INTO 'WATERWORLD(TM)' AT E3
SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 25, 1995 — Ocean of America, Inc., a leading producer of interactive entertainment software, will introduce the latest addition to its repertoire of high-visibility licensed properties, "Waterworld(TM)," at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) next month in Los Angeles. Ocean secured the rights to "Waterworld," which has been billed as the first ever eco-blockbuster, in mid 1994. Promising to be an extravaganza of spectacular sets, action and special effects, the MCA/Universal film "Waterworld" is due out this summer starring Hollywood superstars Kevin Costner and Dennis Hopper.
Based on the terms of the licensing agreement with MCA/Universal, Ocean of America will develop "Waterworld" for several leading hardware platforms including the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo Game Boy, Nintendo's new yet-to-be-shipped Virtual Boy, Sega Genesis, Sega 32X, Sega Saturn and Atari Jaguar. Following the studio release of "Waterworld," Ocean plans to release the Super NES, Genesis, Virtual Boy and Game Boy versions simultaneously with the film and later following with the super console versions.
"Ocean of America was a natural licensing partner for 'Waterworld' based on the prior success of our game titles from previous MCA/Universal blockbusters such as 'Jurassic Park' and 'The Flintstones,'" said Connie Viveros, vice president of marketing for Ocean of America, Inc. "We feel strongly that the retail channel will be dominated by Waterworld merchandise in the second half of 1995."
Ocean of America develops and publishes video games for all existing hardware platforms as well as entertainment software for the personal computer. Ocean of America is associated with many well-known licenses, such as Jurassic Park(TM), The Flintstones(TM), The Untouchables(TM) and the Addams Family(TM) series.
NOTE: Waterworld (TM) & (C) 1995 Universal City Studios, Inc. All rights reserved. Licensed by MCA/Universal Merchandising, Inc.
NOTE TO EDITORS: Ocean of America will be showing "Waterworld," as well as additional game titles, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles from May 11-13 in Booth #3954, Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall. To schedule press appointments contact Kristen McEntire from InterActive Public Relations at 415-703-0400./