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3DO PLANS TO SHOWCASE SOFTWARE AT CES; 18 TITLES CURRENTLY IN STORES FOR 3DO SYSTEM

 REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The 3DO Company (NASDAQ: THDO) today announced that 18 software titles are currently available in stores nationwide for the 3DO(TM) Interactive Multiplayer(TM) system, and that 219 titles are now in development. The company also announced that it plans to showcase titles from its software licensees in its booth (no. 10201, North Hall) at the Winter Consumer Electronics Show (WCES), Jan. 6-9, in Las Vegas.
 Twenty-three 3DO software licensees plan to show 43 3DO titles at WCES. Software titles currently available for the 3DO system include driving simulations, action/strategy titles, information software and educational programs for children. Many of these titles feature digitized movie footage, texture-mapped surfaces, smooth animations and explosive special effects and sounds.
 "Never in history have so many companies committed to developing software for a platform in this early stage of its consumer availability," said Hugh Martin, chief operating officer at The 3DO Company. "In 1994, our software licensees will be unveiling innovative new titles that will surpass anything else in the market today."
 Titles currently available in retail outlets nationwide include the following:
 1) Mad Dog McCree, American Laser Games
 2) Crash 'N Burn, Crystal Dynamics
 3) Night Trap, Digital Pictures
 4) Stellar 7: Draxon's Revenge, Dynamix
 5) Escape from Monster Manor, Electronic Arts
 6) Fatty Bear's Birthday Surprise, Humongous Entertainment
 7) Fatty Bear's Fun Pack, Humongous Entertainment
 8) Putt-Putt Joins the Parade, Humongous Entertainment
 9) Putt-Putt's Fun Pack, Humongous Entertainment
 10) Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon, Humongous Entertainment
 11) BattleChess, InterPlay Productions
 12) Sampler CD, Panasonic
 13) Lemmings(TM), Psygnosis
 14) Dragon's Lair, ReadySoft Inc.
 15) Shelley Duvall's It's a Bird's Life(TM), Sanctuary Woods(TM)
 16) The Software Toolworks(R) Presents ... Oceans Below(TM)
 17) The San Diego Zoo(TM) Presents ... The Animals, The Software
 Toolworks
 18) The Software Toolworks Presents The 20th Century Video Almanac
 Electronic Arts (EA), a leading entertainment publisher, recently announced that it plans to showcase 13 3DO software titles at WCES. The company said that it also plans to publish 20 to 25 titles in 1994, with at least 10 more planned by EA's Affiliated Label partners.
 The Software Toolworks, a leading publisher of education and multimedia software, also recently announced that it has begun shipping three titles for the 3DO system to stores nationwide, and has three more planned for release in 1994.
 The REAL(TM) 3DO Interactive Multiplayer system, which is marketed by Panasonic, was launched in October 1993 and is now in more than 2,000 retail outlets nationwide. For more information about the REAL 3DO Interactive Multiplayer system, consumers can call 800-REAL-3DO.
 Those interested in obtaining more information about The 3DO Company can contact either the 3DO International Association (3DOIA), a trade organization for people in businesses related to 3DO products and technology, or The 3DO Club, a consumer organization for enthusiasts of 3DO technology. For 3DOIA membership information, contact association director Hal Josephson or manager Karen Wickre at 415-261-3212. For 3DO Club membership information, contact The 3DO Club at 600 Galveston Drive, Redwood City, CA 94063. All correspondence should be sent to the attention of The 3DO Club.
 Based in Redwood City, The 3DO Company is backed by a coalition of partners from consumer electronics, communications, entertainment and software industries. Investors include Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., the world's largest manufacturer of consumer electronics, and parent of Panasonic, National, Quasar and Technics; AT&T, one of the world's leading communications and computer companies; Time Warner, a leading media and entertainment company and second largest cable operator in the United States; MCA, a major entertainment company; Electronic Arts, the leading entertainment software publisher; and Silicon Valley venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
 NOTE: 3DO and Interactive Multiplayer are trademarks of The 3DO Company. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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 /CONTACT: Cindy McCaffrey, 415-261-3236, or Diane Hunt, 415-261-3214, both of The 3DO Company/
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