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"The Lost World: Jurassic Park" Now Found on Sega Saturn.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 23, 1997--Sega of America and Universal Consumer Products Group are releasing dinosaurs into homes around the world -- with deadly effect.

The company announced Tuesday the release of "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" for Sega Saturn. This prehistoric thrill ride will be available in September with an SRP of $49.99.

"Jurassic Park" was destroyed in the original movie and the dinosaurs perished. But the prehistoric playground was preserved in "The Lost World," a secret island where the dinosaurs were raised and now run wild. In the game, "The Lost World: Jurassic Park," for Sega Saturn, players are assigned the daunting task of reclaiming the island from the dinosaurs and sending them back to extinction.

Using strategy, skills, weapons, athletic prowess and raw animal instincts, gamers must climb their way up the evolutionary ladder, ultimately facing off with the terrifying T-Rex.

"The Lost World: Jurassic Park" for Sega Saturn, developed in conjunction with Dreamworks Interactive, provides a full interactive adventure through 30 action-packed levels. With advanced 3-D animation and enhanced graphics, "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" is the only console version of the game to allow play in rich 16 bit color, a substantial step up from competing versions offering a limited 256 color palette.

The game also utilizes "Morph-X" technology which connects animation cels resulting in fluid, realistic character movement. Gamers feel as if they are really in the Mesozoic era as they watch the skin of the dinosaurs appear to stretch as they run, jump, slash, tear and bite.

"`The Lost World: Jurassic Park' let's gamers experience the thrill and adventure of the movie in the safety of their own home," said Lydia Gable, group director of marketing, Sega of America. "To make this title as exciting as the theater experience, we used some of the same 3-D computer techniques the movie makers utilized to add depth to the environment and intensity to the dinosaurs' battles."

Discover hidden paths as the game unfolds, where power-ups and enemies are waiting. Players physically evolve as they progress through the game, from the tiny Compy, to the colossal T-Rex they will play from the minds-eye of the dinosaur. From there, they evolve into man, where it is survival of the fittest as the Human Hunter becomes the "hunted." Each dinosaur character has its own unique abilities and personal mission.

Compsognathus (Compy)

As the smallest member of the dinosaur family, players must jump, swim and collect hidden power-ups to make it through the Lost World and avoid getting eaten or smashed by the giant feet of a Brontosaurus.

Velociraptor

Wreak havoc as the most cunning and deadly dinosaur ever to roam the Earth. Demolishing the InGen control center, the Velociraptor chews his way to freedom through the burning forest, avoiding falling trees and molten lava.

Tyrannosaurus

Gamers get to be the real king of the jungle as T-Rex, but still have to face pesky human hunters, electric fences and pools of sulfur. But if they get hungry, there are plenty of human hunters to snack on. Just don't eat too much or the T-Rex will slow down as his body digests the meal.

Human Prey

It's a battle for survival on an island full of hungry carnivores. Gamers must make their way through ravaged campsites, the lonely cemetery and eventually find safety on the homebound barge.

Human Hunter

Bring your flame-thrower! Battling ferocious dinosaurs and their deadly attacks, hunters must reclaim site B and send the dinosaurs back to extinction.

"The Lost World: Jurassic Park" was released for Game Gear Aug. 26 and will be available for Sega Genesis Sept. 16.

Universal Studios is a diversified entertainment company and a worldwide leader in motion pictures, television, music, home and location-based entertainment. Universal Studios is a unit of The Seagram Co. Ltd., a global beverage and entertainment company.

Sega of America is the arm of Tokyo-based Sega Enterprises Ltd., responsible for the development, marketing and distribution of Sega video game systems and video games in the Americas. Sega Enterprises Ltd. is a nearly $3.6 billion company recognized as the industry leader in interactive digital entertainment media, and is the only company that offers interactive entertainment experiences both inside and outside the home. Sega of America's World Wide Web site is located at http://www.sega.com .

CONTACT: Sega of America, Redwood City

Angela Edwards, 415/802-3908

or

Access Communications

Dave Karraker/Karen Schachter, 415/904-7070, ext. 265/230

dkarraker@accesspr.com

kschachter@accesspr.com
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