SAN JOSE, Calif.–March 7, 2000–Infogrames North America, Inc., a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software, announced today that its snowboarding game, Boarder Zone(TM), will begin shipping this week for the personal computer.
Boarder Zone is currently available on the Game Boy Color and will also be available for the Sega(R) Dreamcast in the fall of 2000.
“Boarder Zone truly captures the essence of racing down the snowy slopes at full speed,” said Laddie Ervin, director of marketing for sports and racing at Infogrames North America, Inc. “Whether you’re a boarding purist or someone who watches from the sidelines, Boarder Zone’s awesome graphics and physics model offers an adventure that will not disappoint.”
Developed by Housemarque and published by Infogrames, Boarder Zone offers ten licensed snowboards including Original Sin(R)’s Twister(TM), Salomon’s D-Frank(TM) and FRS(TM), Rossignol’s Pro(TM) and Stylus(TM), Nidecker(R)’s Babs(TM) and Summit(TM), Asnowboard(R)’s Feline(TM) and Axel Pauporte(TM) and Arbor(R)’s D62 KOA(TM).
The six characters in Boarder Zone are also wearing clothing from Nidecker, Bonfire(R) and Rossignol Winter 1999/2000 collections. Boarder Zone is also officially licensed by Arnette(R) sunglasses and JanSport(R) backpacks.
Boarder Zone has nine tracks located in three different areas, Alpine, Forest and Village. Alpine’s steep slopes and huge snow formations mask its icy caves and deadly sharp rocks, while Forest tracks take players through narrow paths and alongside railroad tracks and icy riverbeds.
Village tracks put the player right in the ski resort village where they can carve their own path through the streets and rooftops of an alpine village.
Boarder Zone’s four game modes include Race, Time Attack, Big Air and Pipe.
– Race — Hit the slopes against five other skilled boarders. Place
first and win!
– Time Attack — You’re alone on the slopes, with no one to disturb
you in your quest for the fastest time down the hill.
– Big Air — Show off in front of the crowd as you are judged for
each jump. After three jumps, your score will be totaled and
compared to the competition.
– Pipe — Do as many tricks as possible. The more difficult the
trick, the better — your race ends at the end of the Pipe, so
make it count!
Boarder Zone offers gamers realistic riding conditions as players find themselves riding through normal snow, powder snow, ice and rocky areas. The game’s outstanding weather and lighting effects impact gameplay, with players having the opportunity to race in day, sunset, cloudy and night conditions, or even in the middle of snowfall or fog.
Boarder Zone will be available at an estimated retail price of $29.99. Boarder Zone requires a minimum system configuration of a Pentium(R) II 233 Mhz or better, 64 Mb memory, 3dfx(R) Voodoo2(TM), nVidia(R) TNT 3D(TM) or better Direct 3D(TM) graphics accelerator card and Windows(R) 95/98 only.
The game also requires the latest version of DirectX(TM) and will require 350 Mb HD space. Boarder Zone supports up to eight players via LAN. For more information, visit the Boarder Zone web site at www.boarder-zone.com.
Infogrames Entertainment, S.A. (Paris Bourse: SICOVAM 5257) is a worldwide leader in the interactive entertainment software industry. Headquartered in France, the company develops and publishes award-winning computer and video games for the PlayStation(R) game console, Nintendo(R) 64, Nintendo(R) Game Boy(R) Color, Sega(R) Dreamcast(TM), and personal computer platforms.
Founded in 1983, Infogrames’ 17-year history has produced many award-winning franchises, such as Test Drive(R), V-Rally(TM), Independence War(TM), HardBall(R), and Alone In The Dark(TM). The company is also known for its long list of well-known licenses including Warner Bros.’ Looney Tunes(TM), Mission: Impossible(TM),, Le Mans 24 Hours(R), AM General Hummer(R), Harley-Davidson(R), and Dodge(R) Viper.