GT Interactive to unveil strongest lineup in company history at E3.
`Unreal,' `Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee,' `Total Annihilation(TM),'
`Shadow Warrior' and `Duke Nukem' for Consoles
Drive PC and Video Game Rollout
Continuing to take the entertainment software industry by storm, GT Interactive Software Corp. (NASDAQ: GTIS) will unveil its strongest lineup in company history at the forthcoming E3 show in Atlanta on June 19-21. Driving GT Interactive's diverse lineup of quality entertainment and edutainment software across numerous game platforms and genres are some the industry's strongest new brands and franchises including Unreal, Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, Total Annihilation(TM), Shadow Warrior and for the first time on console systems, Duke Nukem.
"Our 1997 global lineup contains some of the most ground-breaking titles we've ever published across diverse genres and game platforms," said Ron Chaimowitz, president and CEO of GT Interactive. "Our corporate objective of growth through both internally and externally developed quality content will be evident at our booth, undoubtedly raising a few industry eyebrows at E3."
Delivering an explosive entry into the real-time strategy genre, Cavedog Entertainment(TM) will unveil its eagerly anticipated debut title, Total Annihilation(TM). Featuring more than 150 different run-time 3D game units, ultra-realistic terrains with true 3D elevations, advanced multi-player capabilities, and more than 50 heart-pumping single-player missions, Total Annihilation(TM) is primed to become one of the most advanced and complete real-time strategy games ever created.
According to Computer & Net Player magazine, "Total Annihilation has the potential to do for real-time strategy what Quake did for first-person shooters; its immersive true 3D environment and huge assortment of units will keep even the most jaded of real-time strategists glued to their monitors."
As the Commander, a futuristic warrior -- part flesh, part machine -- you are a master of nano-technology (the manipulation of matter at an atomic level), and have the capabilities to build an entire war complex at your fingertips. Powered by an anti- matter reactor, you are capable of unbridled devastation against your enemy on virtually any terrain. The only acceptable outcome is Total Annihilation(TM).
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
A completely original new game for the PlayStation, Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee features film-quality graphics; real-time character communication, and intuitive interactive environment combine to create a dramatic new genre of gaming, A.L.I.V.E. A new gaming experience, PSX magazine said the game's lead character, Abe, "will recruit an entirely new video game following, carving a distinct niche for himself and his friends in the already crowded video game market."
Available for the PC this winter, Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee was also cited by PC Gamer (UK) magazine as potentially ushering in "a new era of story-telling games on the PC, and looks to break the mold of PC games."
A.L.I.V.E. delivers groundbreaking features previously unavailable in role-playing games, including "GameSpeak," enabling players to speak alien languages, and "QARMA" - similar to fate or destiny - a program that monitors the ethics of a player's decisions and ultimately impacts the game's outcome.
Unreal has been heralded by Next Generation magazine as "the best looking game of all time," and PC Games magazine as "one of the hottest games of 1997." The game offers heart-pounding single- player action; network play with true client-server environments; and the Unreal Level Editor - one of the industry's most advanced, easy-to-use level editor programs that allows even novice players to create their own Unreal levels. Unreal transports one or more players to a beautiful, yet deadly planet, which as a result of its mysterious ore, has become the "Bermuda Triangle" of pace, entwining alien races from across the galaxy in a battle for survival.
Featuring the Advanced Build Engine, Shadow Warrior offers a true 3D environment with rooms-above-rooms action and 3D vehicle support in which players can control tanks, bulldozers, battleships and forklifts to destroy their enemies and solve puzzles. As is their trademark, 3D Realms has captured the spirit of gaming via hilarious sound bytes, and mocking parodies of pop icons and culture, including movies and interactive games. "There's no doubt that Shadow Warrior cremates the competition," said GameSlice Weekly. "The level of design and ingenuity forged into the game is second to none. And, yes, controversy is there in spades."
Cited by Boot magazine as the PC game that "has it all," Duke Nukem 3D launches onto the N64 and PlayStation with Duke Nukem 64 and Duke Nukem: Total Meltdown, respectively. Featuring more powerful graphics, new level layouts and architecture, and new boss enemies, Duke Nukem offers intense multiplayer gaming via split-screen on the N64 and through Sony's multiplayer link cable.
Unreal, Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, Total Annihilation(TM), Shadow Warrior and Duke Nukem for console systems are among the complete line of entertainment, edutainment and value software being unveiled at E3 at the GT Interactive booth # 4445. Other titles GT Interactive will showcase include: Mageslayer, Bug Riders, Balls of Steel, Youngblood, Blood, The Smelly Mystery, Stealth Reaper 2020 and AHx-1. -0-
Headquartered in NY, GT Interactive Software Corp. is a leading global publisher of entertainment and edutainment software under the GT Interactive and Cavedog Entertainment brands for personal computers as well as video game systems from Sony, Nintendo and Sega. MacSoft is the company's industry-leading Macintosh software brand. GT Interactive is also a leader in value-priced software under the WizardWorks, CompuWorks and Slash brands. Located on the World Wide Web at http://www.gtinteractive.com, GT Interactive is publicly traded on the NASDAQ National Market System under the symbol GTIS.
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