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Daredevil(TM) for Nintendo Game Boy(R) Advance Goes Gold Videogame Featuring the Marvel Comics Super Hero(TM) to Release in Conjunction

With Daredevil Live-action Film in February 2003



    MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
 Navarre Corporation (Nasdaq:   NAVR) and Encore, its majority-owned subsidiary
 today announced that Encore's Nintendo Game Boy(R) Advance version of Marvel's
 Daredevil(TM) has gone gold.  The game is anticipated on store shelves in
 conjunction with the February 2003 premiere of the highly anticipated New
 Regency/ 20th Century Fox/Marvel Studios Daredevil movie starring Ben Affleck
 and Jennifer Garner.  The "E" rated game -- which incorporates many elements
 of the feature film including its characters, costumes, and Hell's Kitchen,
 New York setting -- will retail for approximately $30.
     Said Eric Paulson, President and CEO of Navarre, "The momentum for
 Daredevil has been building, and anticipation is high both for the movie and
 the videogame.  We believe that Daredevil for Nintendo Game Boy Advance will
 appeal not only to gamers, Daredevil fans and comic book enthusiasts, but also
 to those who are excited about the movie."
     Added Russ Brown, Executive Vice President, Consumer Products, Promotions
 & Media Sales at Marvel Enterprises, Inc.,  "The legacy of the comic books,
 the upcoming film, super-star status for Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, and
 a strong videogame all combine to make Daredevil a very strong brand.  We are
 eagerly anticipating the movie premiere and videogame launch in February."
 
     Daredevil Battles the Kingpin(TM) in New York's Hell's Kitchen
     New York's crime gangs have escalated their activities to intolerable
 levels, and Daredevil is out to stop them.  In this action-filled
 sidescroller, players get to be Daredevil as he fights his way through the
 underbelly of New York's Hell's Kitchen to defeat these criminals and their
 boss, the Kingpin.  Daredevil will run, jump, fight and perform acrobatic
 maneuvers as he battles with the Kingpin, Elektra(TM), Bullseye(TM), and the
 Sewer King(TM), as well as ninjas and mafia thugs.
     A unique feature of the game will be "Radar Sense," which will allow
 Daredevil to see invisible enemies and find hidden items.  The game will also
 feature 23 levels; gritty New York settings from the movie; and lots of
 power-ups, hidden items and game secrets based on movie details such as Ben
 Affleck's and Jennifer Garner's costumes.
     More information on the game, including screenshots and a trailer, is
 available at http://www.daredevilgame.com .
 
     Daredevil, the Marvel Comics Super Hero
     Daredevil is one of the most popular and best-selling comic book Super
 Heroes of all time.  Since his introduction in 1964, over 40 million Daredevil
 comic books have been sold.  The iconic Marvel character is part of the vast
 Marvel universe, which includes Spider-Man(TM), The X-Men(TM), The Fantastic
 Four(TM) and The Incredible Hulk(TM), among others.
     Daredevil continues to be one of Marvel's most successful series, with a
 dedicated fan base of millions worldwide.  Daredevil consistently ranks as one
 of the industry's top-selling titles, and, over the past 24 months, the comic
 book series has sold over 2 million copies (source: Diamond Distributors, the
 leading comic book distributor in the world).
 
     Daredevil, the Movie
     The Daredevil movie is scheduled for release on February 14, 2003.  The
 film is produced by Arnon Milchan, Gary Foster and Avi Arad (Marvel) and will
 be distributed by 20th Century Fox.  It will star Ben Affleck ("The Sum of All
 Fears," "Pearl Harbor"), Jennifer Garner ("Alias"), Michael Clarke Duncan
 ("The Green Mile") and Colin Farrell ("Minority Report") and is written and
 directed by Mark Steven Johnson ("Jack Frost", "Simon Birch," "Grumpy Old
 Men").  More information is available at http://www.daredevilmovie.com .
 
     About Navarre Corp.
     Navarre Corporation (Nasdaq:   NAVR) provides distribution and related
 services to leading developers and retailers of home entertainment content,
 including PC software, audio and video titles, and interactive games. Encore,
 Navarre's majority owned subsidiary, is a leading interactive publisher in the
 videogame and PC CD-ROM markets.  Navarre's client-specific delivery systems
 allow its product lines to be seamlessly distributed to over 11,000 retail
 locations throughout North America. The Company provides such value-added
 services as inventory management, Web-based ordering, fulfillment and
 marketing and EDI customer and vendor interface.  Since its founding in 1983,
 Navarre has built a base of distribution partnerships with a broad base of
 leading retailers across the mass merchant, music, computer and office
 specialty, wholesale club and military PX channels, as well as software
 content developers from all categories of the industry and independent record
 labels encompassing all musical genres.  For more information, please visit
 the Company's Web site at http://www.navarre.com
 
     About Marvel Enterprises, Inc.
     With a library of over 4,700 proprietary characters, Marvel Enterprises,
 Inc. (NYSE:   MVL) is one of the world's most prominent character-based
 entertainment companies. Marvel's operations are focused in four divisions:
 entertainment (Marvel Studios), licensing, toys (Toy Biz) and comic book
 publishing. Marvel facilitates the creation of entertainment projects,
 including feature films, television and DVD/home video, based on its
 characters and also licenses its characters for use in a wide range of
 consumer products and services including video and computer games, apparel,
 collectibles, snack foods and promotions. Marvel's characters are created by
 its comic book division which continues to maintain a leadership position in
 the U.S. and worldwide while also serving as an invaluable source of
 intellectual property. For additional information visit the Marvel Web site at
 http://www.marvel.com .
 
     About Griptonite and Amaze Entertainment
     Griptonite Games is the handheld and mobile gaming studio of Amaze
 Entertainment, one of the world's largest independent interactive
 entertainment development companies.  The company creates high-quality games
 for virtually any platform, from popular handheld devices and PCs to today's
 advanced game consoles.  Known for creating top-selling handheld titles such
 as Harry Potter(TM) and The Sorcerer's Stone(TM), Griptonite Games pushes the
 technology and sophistication of handheld devices to new limits with
 outstanding control, vibrant graphics and unsurpassed playability.  For more
 information about Griptonite Games and Amaze Entertainment, visit
 http://www.griptonite.com and http://www.amazeentertainment.com .
 
     Daredevil, Marvel and related characters: TM & (c) 2003 Marvel Characters,
 Inc.
 
      For Additional Information:
      Joyce Fleck                    Jim Gilbertson
      Vice President Marketing       Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
      763-535-8333                   763-535-8333
      jfleck@navarre.com             jgilbert@navarre.com
 
      Brainerd Communicators         Linda Duttenhaver
      Brian Schaffer (Investors)     Encore
      Kim Holt (Media)               (310) 719-2846
      212-986-6667                   lduttenhaver@encoreusa.com
 
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SOURCE Navarre Corporation

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