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Acclaim Entertainment's ECW: Hardcore Revolution is Among Top 20 Video Game Rentals for the Week Ending Feb. 27, 2000.

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GLEN COVE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 7, 2000

ECW: Hardcore Revolution Fights Its Way Into the Top 20

Acclaim Entertainment announced today that ECW: Hardcore Revolution was among the top 20 video game rentals for the week ending February 27, 2000, according to Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA). According to this weekly report of the video game rental market, with only 10 days on the market, ECW: Hardcore Revolution for Nintendo(R)64 ranked No. 13, and for the PlayStation(R) game console ranked No. 20 with only nine days on the market. ECW: Hardcore Revolution is the first video game featuring Extreme Championship Wrestling. (Editor's note: for a schedule of upcoming ECW autograph signings go to Acclaim.com.)

Extreme Championship Wrestling, one of the "Big 3" national federations, is widely noted as the true innovator of wrestling, combining high-risk maneuvers with adult-themed storylines. ECW is broadcast weekly on TNN Friday nights and is their No. 1 rated show. Additionally, it is seen by millions of fans on a nationally syndicated program.

ECW Hardcore Revolution features over 40 of the most extreme wrestlers, including: Rob Van Dam, Tommy Dreamer, Mike Awesome, Raven, and more; the first-ever Barbed-Wire Match; first-ever Wrestling Legends; three all-new arenas; over 20 game modes; new weapons; photo realistic wrestlers with real-life faces and actual gimmicks; over 400 motion captured animations, with signature and trademark finishing moves for each wrestler; and color commentary from the voice of ECW - Joey Styles.

ECW Hardcore Revolution is currently supported by a multi-million dollar national marketing campaign featuring TV, with network, cable and top spot media buys; nationally syndicated and spot radio advertising and promotions; and a six-consecutive-page print campaign in major gaming and wrestling publications. Acclaim's dedicated online community, www.HardcoreRevolution.com, has received millions of hits in keeping ECW's loyal fans up-to-date with news, game information, and multimedia. Acclaim's ECW Hardcore Revolution Video Game is the title sponsor of the first two ECW Pay-Per-Views for 2000, "Guilty as Charged" (January) and "Living Dangerously" on March 12, 2000.

Acclaim Entertainment Background Information

Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and mass marketer of software for use with interactive entertainment platforms including Nintendo, Sony Computer Entertainment and Sega hardware systems, and PCs. Acclaim owns and operates six studios located in the United States and the United Kingdom, and publishes and distributes its software directly in North America, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain and Australia. Acclaim also distributes entertainment software for other publishers worldwide, and publishes comic books and software strategy guides. Acclaim's headquarters are in Glen Cove, New York and Acclaim's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol AKLM. For more information please visit our website at www.acclaim.com.

Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) Background Information

Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) is a sports entertainment company that promotes more than 150 live wrestling events annually, including six live pay-per-view television broadcasts. In addition, ECW has two weekly television series. ECW on TNN airs Fridays at 8 p.m. (EST/PST) on TNN, clearing more than 90 million North American cable homes, and ECW Hardcore TV is a syndicated program that airs on more than 40 stations throughout the United States. ECW also owns the ECW Hardcore Hotline (900 RUN-4ECW), a pay-per-minute telephone wrestling news service; ECWwrestling.com, the company's official website; and an interest in ECW Magazine. ECW also has several licensees including Pioneer Home Video, The Original San Francisco Toy Makers, and American Pop Clothing. ECW is owned by HHG Corp., Scarsdale, NY.

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