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Driver 2 Advance announced

by Billy Berghammer - March 28, 2002, 3:52 pm EST

Infogrames is bringing Driver 2 Advance to the GBA! Vrooom Vrooom! The first details inside...

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Hold tight because the ride of your life has just become Portable

LONDON, March 14th 2002 – Infogrames is proud to announce Driver 2 Advance for the Game Boy® Advance. In development by Sennari Interactive and available later this year, Driver 2 Advance leverages the full power of the Game Boy Advance through realistic, action-packed, single-player missions and dedicated multiplayer modes.

“We’ve heard the worldwide cry of the massive Driver fan-base and are pleased to announce Driver 2 Advance for today’s top-selling portable game system,” said Larry Sparks, Vice President of European Marketing. “With the same addictive game play and pulse-pounding missions, Driver 2 Advance for the Game Boy Advance has the potential to continue the top-of-the-charts success that the entire Driver franchise has enjoyed.”

Featuring a wealth of game play features, Driver 2 Advance faithfully re-creates the bumper-to-bumper action in a portable package. As Tanner, an undercover cop posing as a driver for hire, players take on a variety of missions and game-play modes including such favorites as Trailblazer, Checkpoint, Capture the Flag, Survival and more. Ramping up the intensity is a variety of multiplayer modes that allow up to four players to scream through wide open city streets.

As a result of Sennari’s proprietary X2 engine technology for the Game Boy Advance, Driver 2 Advance features superior driving physics including sliding and crashing, as well as visible vehicular damage, and special effects such as engine and tire smoke, fire and car shadows.

Underscoring the on-screen mayhem is an R&B soundtrack as well as in-game audio that realistically recreates the tire-screeching, engine-howling roars and screams of drivers pushing their machines to the limit.

About Senari Interactive

Sennari Interactive is a cutting edge creator of software entertainment titles. We are a fully licensed developer for the Sony Playstation, Sony Playstation 2, Nintendo Gamecube, and Nintendo Game Boy/Game Boy Color/Game Boy Advance. We are also a developer of wireless games using Qualcomm’s BREW and Motorola’s J2ME SDK. Sennari Interactive is a company with highly experienced staff members whose mission is to provide quality service to our clients at a competitive price with superior results. The company’s main focus is in two areas: developing first-class products for our clients and creating intriguing original concepts for development. Our company has been forged from a melding of industry veterans and the high energy of avid gamers. This unique blending of ideas and people gives us a wonderful environment in which to create outstanding products.

About Infogrames

Infogrames Entertainment (Euronext: 5257) is one of the top five developers and publishers of interactive entertainment in the world, and comprises the publicly traded, U.S.-based Infogrames, Inc. (Nasdaq: IFGM), and Infogrames Europe. The Company develops, publishes and distributes interactive games for all available gaming platforms, including Microsoft, Nintendo, Sega, Sony, the PC, and the Macintosh, as well as for various interactive platforms.

Infogrames’ catalog of more than 1,000 titles includes games for consumers of all ages and features numerous popular franchises, including Alone in the Dark, Big Price, Civilization, Driver, Independence War, Roller Coaster Tycoon, Test Drive, Unreal Tournament, and V-Rally, among others. In addition, the Company holds the exclusive license to some of the world’s most recognizable entertainment brands, including Warner. Bros.’ Looney Tunes, Le Mans, Men In Black, Mission: Impossible, NASCAR, Superman, Survivor, Terminator, Transworld, and many more. Infogrames’ games fall into two general categories, CORE GAMES for the gaming audience, and FAMILY GAMES for the enjoyment of the whole family.

With a global distribution networks that reaches more than 50,000 retail outlets, Infogrames commands a significant market presence and shelf space in every major market. In the U.S. alone, the Company’s distribution network reaches in excess of 22,000 outlets, ranging from major retailers such as Wal-Mart, Kmart and Target to specialty shops and online outlets.


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