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Studio 3DO Ships First PC Products; Star Fighter, Captain Quazar, Game Guru Available at Retail.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 8, 1996--The 3DO Company today announced that Studio 3DO, one of the largest entertainment software development groups, has debuted its first products for the PC. Star Fighter(TM), Captain Quazar(TM), and Game Guru: Game Enhancer(TM) are available now at more than 7,000 retailers nationwide. Five additional PC games are scheduled to ship for the 1996 holiday selling season.

Star Fighter

Star Fighter, available for both the PC and Power Macintosh platforms, is an action-shooter that brings life to the sky with more than 60 intense missions that will have gamers on the edge of their seats. As the chief test pilot of the Star Fighter, the most powerful aircraft ever, users have complete freedom of movement as they battle dozens of land, sea, air, and space enemies with a blistering arsenal of high-tech weaponry wreacking havoc and leaving destruction in their wake. Dramatic first and third-person camera angles and real-time, rendered-on-the-fly 3-D environments immerse players in a unique shooter that demands strategic thinking for success. Star Fighter has an estimated retail price of $49.95 and has its own web site located at

Captain Quazar

Captain Quazar sheds light on traditionally dark, ultra-violent shooters with a 90's style comic book hero starring in this rapid-fire shooting adventure. Strategic thinking is required to conquer Captain Quazar's huge, non-linear detailed levels. Players blast their way through each level, in an all-out carnage fest looking for clues, maintaining weapons supply, and completing each mission objective. With 13 weapons to choose from, Captain Quazar can fry his enemies, blow them up, or even electrify them with more than 2,000 awesome comic-book style animations. Captain Quazar is a 3/4 overhead perspective action game that offers up to two person simultaneous play with an estimated retail price of $39.95. Additional product information is available at

Game Guru: Game Enhancer

The Game Guru: Game Enhancer is the ultimate code breaker for the PC, giving gamers the ability to find hidden levels, secret characters, maximum firepower, invincibility, and more. Novice players can get started right away with a library of numerous pre-loaded unique codes for more than 50 of the hottest games on the PC market today. Game Guru also includes a built-in Knowledge Base of all publicly available codes for more than 100 popular games. Sporting an easy-to-use interface, all players can access the advanced features enabling them to generate their own unique codes for their favorite games. And, with the open architecture, users can upload their codes and download others from the Net to constantly update their library. Additionally, Studio 3DO will continue to generate new codes for users. These can be found at the Game Guru web site at

A partial version of the Game Guru will ship with most Studio 3DO titles. The complete utility has an estimated street price of $29.95 and is available for both DOS and Windows 95.

Additional 3DO Products

Studio 3DO recently shipped its first original Internet product, Meridian(TM) 59. Meridian 59, a fantasy role-playing game set in medieval times, is the first 3-D graphical multi-user dimension game on the Internet. The retail product has an estimated street price of $39.95 and an ongoing monthly subscription fee of $9.95 for unlimited play. Meridian comes bundled with Netscape Navigator(TM) Personal Edition, 30 days of free game time, and a special edition map of the Meridian world. Additional product information can be found at

Also available now for the PC is Spaceward Ho!(TM) IV from 3DO's New World Computing division. A host of upgraded features and options, ranging from new types of battleships to more savvy computer opponents, await those seeking to colonize planets and ultimately control the galaxy in the latest version of Spaceward Ho! The game supports up to 20 networked players. Spaceward Ho! IV has an estimated retail price of $39.95 and is available now on CD-ROM for Windows 95. Spaceward Ho! product information can be found at

Other PC titles scheduled to ship for the holiday selling season include Killing Time(TM) and 3DO Games: Decathlon(TM) from Studio 3DO and Heroes of Might and Magic II(TM), Wages of War, and Vegas Games(TM) from New World Computing. Look for all of these products at retail and through 3DO Direct Sales (1-800-336-3506) this fall. For the latest in hints and tips, try the 3DO Game Guru HintLine at 1-900-CALL-3DO.

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this release are forward looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Potential risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, market demand and acceptance for the company's current and future products, the company's ability to develop and ship future products, and the consequences of competitive factors in the marketplace. Further information on potential factors which could affect the company's financial results are included in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the company's Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1996 and the company's Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 1996.

The 3DO Company (NASDAQ: THDO) is headquartered in Redwood City, Calif. With offices in North America and Europe, the company creates, publishes, markets, and distributes advanced entertainment software titles for personal computers, the Internet, and 32-bit and 64-bit video game platforms. Additional company and product information is available on the World Wide Web ( and on America Online (keyword:3DO). -0-

Note to Editors: 3DO, the 3DO logos, Star Fighter, Captain Quazar, Game Guru, Meridian 59, Killing Time, 3DO Games: Decathlon, Heroes of Might and Magic, SpaceWard Ho!, and Wages of War are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of The 3DO Company. All other product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

CONTACT: The 3DO Company

Tuesday Uhland, 415/261-3142


The 3DO Company

Diane Hunt, 415/261-3214
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