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Acclaim Ships ASB 2005
March 23, 2004

GLEN COVE, NY, March 23, 2004 – Before the first official pitch of the 2004 Major League Baseball season crosses the plate fans can begin enjoying America’s favorite pastime, as Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ.SC: AKLM) today announced that it has shipped All-Star Baseball 2005 for the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft.  Coming soon for PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, All-Star Baseball 2005 offers an array of new features this season, including online head-to-head play and downloadable rosters, FielderCam™, BroadcastCam, analog-control batting, Spanish play-by-play and the exclusive T.W.I.B.® (This Week In Baseball®) Challenge.

“Our All-Star Baseball brand continues to push the envelope in offering consumers the most realistic and deepest baseball experience available for today’s video game systems,” said Marc Metis, Senior Vice President of Brand Management for Acclaim.  “FielderCam™ is an innovative new feature that brings defense – the other half of the game – to life by putting you in the shoes of the fielder.  This is also the first edition of All-Star Baseball that brings the excitement of online head-to-head gameplay to this highly respected franchise.”

All-Star Baseball 2005’s features include:

  • Exclusive new FielderCam and BroadcastCam offering the most realistic “between the lines” experience available;
  • Online head-to-head play and downloadable rosters on both Xbox® Live and the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system;
  • Analog batting, which lets players hit for average and power with the greatest of ease;
  • All-new Franchise mode, including Spring Training, Expansion Mode, Create-A-Team and random season schedules;
  • T.W.I.B.® Challenge lets players relive or change the outcome of historic moments from the 2003 MLB season, including the infamous NLCS Game 6 Moises Alou “catch” Vs. the Marlins;
  • Two-man commentary from Steve Lyons and Tom Brennaman, and Spanish Play-By-Play by Oscar Soria, commentator for the Arizona Diamondbacks;
  • Video gameplay tutorial from Steve Lyons;
  • Over 80 fully animated stadiums, including current MLB parks, legendary stadiums, Spring Training stadiums and fantasy parks;
  • Enhanced Create-A-Player mode, featuring all new textures allowing players to make their own personalized MLB All-Star;
  • Over 50 Hall of Fame and MLB legends, including Yogi Berra, Willie McCovey, Nolan Ryan and Reggie Jackson;
  • Authentic MLB uniforms, including alternates and more than 60 throwback styles.

Reported By: Jared Black

 


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