BAM! picks up Wolfenstein 3D for the GBA! The press release inside...
BAM! ENTERTAINMENT AND ID SOFTWARE BRING A CLASSIC TO THE GAME BOY® ADVANCE
A Pioneer Of The Genre, Wolfenstein 3D® Enters The Handheld Market
Bath, England.--(March 18, 2002) BAM! Entertainment (Nasdaq: BFUN) today announced that it has obtained the rights to publish id Software’s™ Wolfenstein 3D for the Game Boy Advance. Originally developed and released for the PC in 1992, Wolfenstein 3D has become one of the most critically acclaimed and widely recognized gaming franchises ever, including a 1995 induction into Computer Gaming World’s Gaming Hall of Fame. Wolfenstein 3D for the Game Boy Advance is a joint development effort between id Software and Dallas-based studio Stalker Entertainment.
"Wolfenstein 3D brought players into the action and for the first time ever, put them toe-to-toe with their enemies," Todd Hollenshead, CEO, id Software said. "Now everyone can take this unforgettable battle through Castle Wolfenstein with them wherever they go."
“Wolfenstein 3D is truly one of the classics and is widely recognized as the game that created the first-person shooter genre,” said Alain Tascan, Vice President of Worldwide Development for BAM! Entertainment. “We are excited to bring this timeless and highly celebrated game to the handheld market.”
The year is 1943. You are William "B.J." Blazkowicz, the Allies' bad boy of espionage and a terminal action seeker on a reconnaissance mission of extreme importance. Your mission is to infiltrate the Nazi fortress and find the plans for Operation Eisenfaust, the Nazi's blueprint for building the perfect army. Captured in the attempt, you're taken to their prison where you await execution. However, you know where the plans are kept, and the Allies will face a great defeat if you don't escape the risk and horrors of the prison known as Wollfenstein.
Playing as an escaped prisoner in a Nazi war prison, the player moves smoothly through a 3D world full of Nazi Guards, snarling canines, and rooms packed with Nazi treasure. With 60 action-packed levels full of secret passages and hidden rooms, Wolfenstein 3D for Game Boy Advance will appeal to audiences from the novice to the experienced.