Infogrames, Inc. and its European-based parent company, Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext 5257) will be exploding onto the E3 scene this week with their strongest lineup to date. Now ranked as the second largest third party publisher of interactive entertainment software in the US and Europe , Infogrames is poised to be the leader in providing digital entertainment to the mass-market. The Infogrames companies will arrive at E3 with 38 new video game titles for PC, Mac, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, and the Sony PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system.
E3, the video game industry’s largest trade show and exhibition, will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from May 17-19.
“Infogrames is proud to be appearing at E3 this year with our most incredible slate of products to date,” said Bruno Bonnell, chairman and CEO of Infogrames. “We have experienced an aggressive growth rate over the past two years with acquisitions of GT Interactive and Hasbro Interactive. With their powerful new titles added to our portfolio, we are focusing our efforts on delivering the highest quality entertainment products for the marketplace. We are proud of our impressive lineup and invite the industry to preview what’s to come at this year’s E3.”
Leading the way on Xbox, Infogrames will showcase seven new titles for Microsoft’s new video game system coming this fall: LOONS -- The Fight For Fame, Unreal Championship, Test Drive, NASCAR Heat, and the new TransWorld line of alternative sports titles including TransWorld Surf, TransWorld Skateboarding and TransWorld Snowboarding. All these titles will ship on or shortly after the launch of Microsoft’s new system.
Infogrames has always been a strong supporter of the Sony PlayStation video game console and more recently its next-generation system, Sony PlayStation 2. The company will preview 10 new PlayStation 2 titles, as well three new PlayStation titles including: Stuntman, Superman, EXO, Test Drive, Motor Mayhem, Le Mans 24 Hours, NASCAR Heat, Test Drive Off-Road Wide Open, MXrider, and Splashdown on PlayStation 2, and Sheep Raider, Men in Black: Crashdown, and Alone In The Dark: The New Nightmare for PlayStation.
As the largest publisher of PC entertainment and edutainment software in the US, Infogrames will showcase some of its hottest brands with 12 new titles: Survivor: The Australian Outback Interactive Game, Beach Head 2002, Freddi Fish 5: The Case of the Creature of Coral Cove, Backyard Football 2002, Backyard Basketball, Nicktoons – Nick Tunes, *NSYNC Hotline, Tonka Monster Trucks, Monopoly City, Unreal II, Master of Orion III, and Sid Meier’s Civilization III.
And finally appearing from Infogrames’ MacSoft division will be four new titles, including
Master of Orion III, Civilization III, Tropico, and Fly! II. MacSoft is the largest publisher and distributor of entertainment software for the Macintosh platform.
For additional information on the titles listed above and for an inside look into highlights from the show, visit Infogrames’ dedicated E3 Web site at www.infogrames-expo.com, which will go live on May 17th, the first day of the show.