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AKA Acclaim's `BMX XXX' `Goes Gold' for November 15 Launch for Xbox; Hottest Title of 2002 Holiday Season in Stores in Less Than Two Weeks.

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GLEN COVE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 6, 2002

The holiday season is quickly heating up, as AKA Acclaim, a division of Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ.SC: AKLM), today announced that its eagerly anticipated release, BMX XXX, has "gone gold" and into manufacturing for its November 15 launch for the Xbox(TM) video game system from Microsoft.

"With the launch of BMX XXX less than two weeks away, consumer anticipation is at a feverish level," said Ben Fischbach, Senior Brand Manager for AKA Acclaim. "We believe that this will be a `must-have' title for Xbox owners this holiday season."

The first action sports video game designed specifically for audiences over the age of 17, BMX XXX is one of the most talked about titles for this holiday season. Combining outrageous Hollywood humor and characters, beautiful women from New York's famous Scores club, incredible arcade action and a dynamic soundtrack from today's top recording artists, BMX XXX will deliver an unparalleled interactive entertainment experience. The version for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system has been edited to eliminate the topless nudity, while versions for Xbox(TM) and Nintendo GameCube(TM) will contain topless nudity.

BMX XXX will be available on November 15 for Xbox(TM) and the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system at suggested retail prices of $49.99. The game will be available in mid-November for the Nintendo GameCube(TM) at a suggested retail price of $49.99. In order to ensure that consumers have their copy the day the game ships, the Company encourages consumers to pre-order BMX XXX or visit any of the 15,000 authorized nationwide retail outlets carrying the product. For more information on BMX XXX, please visit www.bmxxxx.com.

About AKA Acclaim

Action sports are about freedom of expression, authenticity and extreme athleticism, all of which are the cornerstones of the AKA Acclaim brand. Products under the AKA Acclaim banner are designed to push the technological envelope and entertain action sports enthusiasts, while maintaining the authenticity and credibility of the sport and those who play them. Titles under the AKA Acclaim brand include, Aggressive Inline(TM), BMX XXX(TM), ATV Quad Power Racing(TM) 2 and Supercross.

About Acclaim Entertainment

Based in Glen Cove, N.Y., Acclaim Entertainment, Inc., is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and mass marketer of software for use with interactive entertainment game consoles including those manufactured by Nintendo, Sony Computer Entertainment and Microsoft Corporation as well as personal computer hardware systems. Acclaim owns and operates six studios located in the United States and the United Kingdom which includes a motion capture and recording studio in the U.S., and publishes and distributes its software through its subsidiaries in North America, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Spain. The Company uses regional distributors worldwide. Acclaim also distributes entertainment software for other publishers worldwide, publishes software gaming strategy guides and issues "special edition" comic magazines from time to time to support its time valued brands, Turok and Shadow Man. Acclaim's corporate headquarters are in Glen Cove, New York and Acclaim's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ.SC under the symbol AKLM. For more information please visit our website at www.acclaim.com.

The statements contained in this release which are not historical facts, are "forward-looking statements." Acclaim cautions readers of this press release that a number of important factors could cause Acclaim's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward- looking statements. These important factors, including, without limitation, the financial strength of the interactive entertainment industry, dependence on new product introductions and the ability to maintain the scheduling of such introductions, technological changes, dependence on major platform manufacturers and other factors that could affect Acclaim, are described in Acclaim's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2001, and Acclaim's subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, all of which were filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers of this press release are referred to such filings.

About Xbox

Xbox (http://www.xbox.com/) is Microsoft's future-generation video game system that delivers the most powerful games experiences ever. Xbox empowers game artists by giving them the technology to fulfill their creative visions as never before, creating games that blur the lines between fantasy and reality. Xbox is now available in North America, Japan, Europe and Australia.

Nintendo GameCube and the Nintendo GameCube logo are trademarks of Nintendo. (c) 2001. "PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Xbox is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
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