Acclaim Entertainment Brings NFL Action to the Nintendo 64 with NFL Quarterback Club '98
Fall 1997 Release of Brett Favre-Endorsed Title is the Only Football Video Game for Nintendo 64
Glen Cove, NY, April 24, 1997 -- Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKLM), a leading worldwide interactive entertainment company, today announced that NFL Quarterback Club '98 will be available for Nintendo 64 this fall. Officially licensed by the National Football League, Players Inc and endorsed by two-time NFL MVP, star Quarterback Club member and Super Bowl champion Brett Favre, NFL Quarterback Club '98 will be the first and only football game available for the Nintendo 64 game system this year.
NFL Quarterback Club '98 will optimize all the benefits of the 64-bit system by offering fully polygonal 3-D players and stadiums, incredibly precise control and Acclaim's proprietary motion-capture animation that allows the players to look and move just like their real-life gridiron counterparts.
According to N64.com, one of the gaming industry's most-read online publications covering Nintendo 64 news, a high-quality football title tops the list of games N64 owners are eager to see. "Acclaim takes the prize for bringing the first football game to N64, answering the demands of thousands of imploring N64 owners," said Douglass Perry, editor of N64.com.
"We are excited to be the first and only licensed N64 football game on the market for the 1997 season," said Bob Picunko, Acclaim's director of sports marketing. "By combining our advanced motion capture technology with the speed and superior graphics of the Nintendo 64, we have been able to create a game that would have even Vince Lombardi doing a double take."
Developed by Iguana Entertainment, the creators of the hot-selling Nintendo 64 game Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, NFL Quarterback Club '98 is the latest in Acclaim's celebrated Quarterback Club series. According to Col Stone, vice president of product development at Acclaim: "Iguana has four years of experience developing football games for us and over two years of experience working with Nintendo 64. We're confident that NFL Quarterback Club '98 will redefine sports video games as we know them."
Nintendo 64 users will feel like sideline generals as they call offensive and defensive plays. The offensive playbook features actual plays developed by Brett Favre himself. Roster management options such as trading, creating, drafting and signing players, as well as managing salary caps, allow gamers to build their very own dream team from the ground up.
Additional features of NFL Quarterback Club '98 include:- Licensing rights to over 1,500 NFL players and all 30 NFL teams
- Play by play calls from renowned NFL broadcaster, Marv Albert
- Comprehensive statistics for the 1996 season from Stats Inc
- Player highlights showing in-game statistics and color photos
- Injuries and penalties affect team performance
- 3-D rendered graphics for all 29 NFL stadiums
- Nine statistical categories allow gamers to track individual players, teams and league leaders throughout the season
- Game day information with weather reports and team-specific comments
- Around the League section provides scores of other games being played that week
Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
is the leader in the worldwide $15 billion retail video game industry. Nintendo
and its international subsidiaries have sold more than one billion video games
worldwide. As a wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond,
Washington, serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Western
Hemisphere, where more than 40 percent of American homes own a Nintendo
Acclaim Entertainment, Inc., a leading worldwide publisher of software for
Nintendo, Sega, Sony and personal computer hardware systems, also publishes
comic books under a variety of imprints. In addition, Acclaim develops
coin-operated arcade and ticket-redemption games; operates motion capture
studios; and, through A.D.I., globally sells and distributes products from a
variety of entertainment software publishers including Interplay and others.
Acclaim Entertainment, Inc., a leading worldwide publisher of software for Nintendo, Sega, Sony and personal computer hardware systems, also publishes comic books under a variety of imprints. In addition, Acclaim develops coin-operated arcade and ticket-redemption games; operates motion capture studios; and, through A.D.I., globally sells and distributes products from a variety of entertainment software publishers including Interplay and others.
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