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Interplay Delivers Sacrifice.

Critically-Acclaimed, Award-Winning Real Time Strategy Game Ships to Retail

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ --

Shiny Entertainment, a subsidiary of Interplay Entertainment Corp. (Nasdaq: IPLY), announced today that Sacrifice(TM), the highly anticipated strategic action PC game, has shipped to retail. Available for Windows(R) 95/98/00, Sacrifice provides a new approach to the 3D RTS genre, allowing players to act as both commander and combatant over huge, real-time generated landscapes in single or multiplayer modes. Sacrifice offers the most versatile and imaginative creatures ever seen in interactive combat scenarios with over 50 spells and creatures that can be cast throughout the course of the game.

"We are very excited about the reviews and feedback on Sacrifice," stated David Perry, President of Shiny Entertainment. "The Shiny team worked very hard to deliver a new and different experience for the real-time strategy gamer and it is great to finally deliver Sacrifice to gamers around the world."

In addition to a series of new innovative product features, Sacrifice includes a powerful editing tool, the Scapex Level Editor, which allows players to create all new levels and maps. Not only can new maps be created for personal exploration but they can also be shared at http://sacrifice.interplaygames.com. Members of the Shiny Sacrifice development team will regularly review uploaded player created levels and provide comments and select their favorite levels created by the Sacrifice fans.

Sacrifice was developed by Shiny Entertainment, the team that produced such groundbreaking titles as Earthworm Jim(TM), MDK(TM) and Messiah(TM). Additional information on Sacrifice can be found at www.sacrifice.net.

Founded in 1993, Shiny Entertainment has established itself as one of the most original, fresh and successful developers in the world. A subsidiary of Interplay Entertainment Corp., Shiny Entertainment is headquartered in Laguna Beach, California. More comprehensive information on Shiny and its products is available through its worldwide web site at www.shiny.com.

Interplay Entertainment Corp. is a leading developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software for both core gamers and the mass market. Interplay currently balances its development efforts by publishing for personal computers as well as current and next generation video game consoles. Interplay releases products through Interplay, Shiny Entertainment, Digital Mayhem, Black Isle Studios, 14 Degrees East, is distribution partners and its wholly owned subsidiary Interplay OEM, Inc. More comprehensive information on Interplay and its products is available through its worldwide web site at http://www.interplay.com. For investor relations' inquiries, please contact Patrick Sutton (pat@liolios.com) or Christopher Rosgen (chris@liolios.com) at Liolios Group, Inc. (949) 574-3860.

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This release may contain forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties that may cause actual future events or results to differ materially and adversely from those described in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that may cause such a difference for Interplay include, but are not limited to, risks of delays in development and introduction of new products, dependence on new product introductions which achieve significant market acceptance and the uncertainties of consumer preferences, dependence on third party software developers for a significant portion of new products, risks of rapid technological change and platform change, intense competition, seasonality, risks of product defects, dependence upon licenses from third parties, risks associated with future capital requirements, dependence upon third party distribution, dependence upon key personnel and risks associated with international business, intellectual property disputes and other factors discussed in the Company's filings from time to time with the Securities Exchange Commission, including but not limited to the Company's annual report on Form 10K for the year ended December 31, 1999. Interplay disclaims any obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by it or on its behalf.

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For further information, please contact: Lisa Bucek of Interplay Entertainment Corp., 949-553-6655, lbucek@interplay.com; or Patrick Sutton, pat@liolios.com, or Christopher Rosgen, chris@liolios.com, both of Liolios Group, Inc., 949-574-3860, for Interplay Entertainment Corp.
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