Interplay's Fallout Tactics Tops Retail Charts; Latest Fallout Title a Hit With Action, Strategy and RPG Gamers

Apr 05, 2001, 01:00 ET from Interplay Entertainment Corp.

    IRVINE, Calif., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Interplay Entertainment Corp.
 (Nasdaq: IPLY) proudly announced today that according to(R) NPD INTELECT
 Market Tracking, the industry's leading sales monitoring service, the
 critically acclaimed Fallout(TM) Tactics:  Brotherhood of Steel(TM) achieved
 the #4 ranking in unit sales and #2 ranking in retail dollars among PC Game
 titles overall in the United States during its first full week of availability
 at retail, March 18th - 24th.  Fallout Tactics is also experiencing high
 levels of pre-sale activity through Europe, Australia and Asia.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991130/IPLYLOGO )
     "Fallout Tactics is a hit.  Interplay did a great job continuing to expand
 the audience of the Fallout Universe capturing not only fans of the original
 two great selling role-playing games, but fans of strategy and action games as
 well," said Bob McKenzie, Director of Merchandising, Babbage's Etc.
     Released through 14 Degrees East, a division of Interplay, and developed
 by the Australia-based MicroForte, Fallout Tactics expands the world of
 Fallout into exciting new directions.  Players have the choice of a new
 continuous turn-based mode for fast action or the traditional turn-based mode
 for more tactical gameplay.  It is the first product to bring multiplayer
 gaming to the Fallout series.  It also adds true vehicular combat including
 tanks, Armored Personnel Carriers and even Dune Buggies.
     "We're extremely excited about the incredible response to Fallout
 Tactics," said Brian Fargo, chairman and chief executive officer of Interplay.
 "It was very important to us to create a product true to the fans but also
 accessible to casual PC gamers.  The Fallout Universe is so deep and rich with
 content we have already planned other extensions of the franchise.  The
 success of Fallout Tactics assures that we will see more Fallout titles in the
 future."
     In the Fallout universe, The Brotherhood of Steel is a technological
 revival group dedicated to restoring the world to its former prosperity
 through science and, if necessary, sheer brute force.  In the game, players
 guide a squad of Brotherhood of Steel commandos through a post apocalyptic
 America in a quest to reawaken long-dormant technology. Each mission delivers
 new challenges as players face off against the enemies of the Brotherhood
 using advanced skirmish warfare tactics.
     Fallout Tactics is now available at retail for Windows(R) 95/98/00/ME-
 based computers, allowing low system requirements, and is rated Mature by the
 Entertainment Software Rating Board.  Complete information on Fallout Tactics
 can be found at http://www.joinbrotherhoodofsteel.com.
     Interplay Entertainment Corp. is a leading developer, publisher and
 distributor of interactive entertainment software for both core gamers and the
 mass market.  Interplay currently balances its development efforts by
 publishing for personal computers as well as current and next generation video
 game consoles.  Interplay releases products through Interplay, Shiny
 Entertainment, Digital Mayhem, Black Isle Studios, 14 Degrees East, its
 distribution partners and its wholly owned subsidiary Interplay OEM, Inc.
 More comprehensive information on Interplay and its products is available
 through its worldwide web site at http://www.interplay.com.  For investor
 relations' inquiries, please contact Patrick Sutton (pat@liolios.com) or
 Christopher Rosgen (chris@liolios.com) at Liolios Group, Inc. (949) 574-3860.
 
     Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
 of 1995:
     Statements contained in this release except for historical information are
 forward-looking statements that are based on current expectations and involve
 risks and uncertainties.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing,
 words such as "may," "will," "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "intend,"
 "could," "estimate," or "continue" or the negative or other variations thereof
 or comparable terminology are intended to identify forward-looking statements.
 The risks and uncertainties inherent in such statements may cause actual
 future events or results to differ materially and adversely from those
 described in the forward-looking statements.  For example, there can be no
 assurance that the games will ship in the projected time frame or that they
 will be as popular as the Company presently anticipates.  Additional important
 factors that may cause a difference between projected and actual results for
 Interplay include, but are not limited to, future capital requirements, that
 equity or bank financing will be available on terms satisfactory to the
 company or at all, risks of loss of the Company's listing on the Nasdaq
 National Market, risk of delays in development and introduction of new
 products, dependence on new product introduction which achieve significant
 market acceptance and the uncertainties of consumer preferences, risks of
 product returns and markdown allowances, dependence on third party software
 developers for a significant portion of new products, risks of rapid
 technological change and platform change, intense competition, seasonality,
 risks of product defects and resulting returns, dependence upon licenses from
 third parties, risks associated with, dependence upon third party
 distribution, dependence upon key personnel and risks associated with
 international business, intellectual property disputes and other factors
 discussed in the Company's filings from time to time with the Securities and
 Exchange Commission, including but not limited to the Company's annual reports
 on Form 10-K and the Company's subsequent quarterly filings on Form 10-Q.
 Interplay disclaims any obligation to revise or update any forward-looking
 statements that may be made from time to time by it or on its behalf.
     Note: All trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective
 owners.
     For further information, please contact Heather Greer of Interplay
 Entertainment Corp., 949-553-6655, hgreer@interplay.com; or Chris Rosgen,
 chris@liolios.com, or Pat Sutton, pat@liolios.com, both Investor Relations,
 949-574-3860, for Interplay Entertainment Corp.
 
 

SOURCE Interplay Entertainment Corp.
    IRVINE, Calif., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Interplay Entertainment Corp.
 (Nasdaq: IPLY) proudly announced today that according to(R) NPD INTELECT
 Market Tracking, the industry's leading sales monitoring service, the
 critically acclaimed Fallout(TM) Tactics:  Brotherhood of Steel(TM) achieved
 the #4 ranking in unit sales and #2 ranking in retail dollars among PC Game
 titles overall in the United States during its first full week of availability
 at retail, March 18th - 24th.  Fallout Tactics is also experiencing high
 levels of pre-sale activity through Europe, Australia and Asia.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991130/IPLYLOGO )
     "Fallout Tactics is a hit.  Interplay did a great job continuing to expand
 the audience of the Fallout Universe capturing not only fans of the original
 two great selling role-playing games, but fans of strategy and action games as
 well," said Bob McKenzie, Director of Merchandising, Babbage's Etc.
     Released through 14 Degrees East, a division of Interplay, and developed
 by the Australia-based MicroForte, Fallout Tactics expands the world of
 Fallout into exciting new directions.  Players have the choice of a new
 continuous turn-based mode for fast action or the traditional turn-based mode
 for more tactical gameplay.  It is the first product to bring multiplayer
 gaming to the Fallout series.  It also adds true vehicular combat including
 tanks, Armored Personnel Carriers and even Dune Buggies.
     "We're extremely excited about the incredible response to Fallout
 Tactics," said Brian Fargo, chairman and chief executive officer of Interplay.
 "It was very important to us to create a product true to the fans but also
 accessible to casual PC gamers.  The Fallout Universe is so deep and rich with
 content we have already planned other extensions of the franchise.  The
 success of Fallout Tactics assures that we will see more Fallout titles in the
 future."
     In the Fallout universe, The Brotherhood of Steel is a technological
 revival group dedicated to restoring the world to its former prosperity
 through science and, if necessary, sheer brute force.  In the game, players
 guide a squad of Brotherhood of Steel commandos through a post apocalyptic
 America in a quest to reawaken long-dormant technology. Each mission delivers
 new challenges as players face off against the enemies of the Brotherhood
 using advanced skirmish warfare tactics.
     Fallout Tactics is now available at retail for Windows(R) 95/98/00/ME-
 based computers, allowing low system requirements, and is rated Mature by the
 Entertainment Software Rating Board.  Complete information on Fallout Tactics
 can be found at http://www.joinbrotherhoodofsteel.com.
     Interplay Entertainment Corp. is a leading developer, publisher and
 distributor of interactive entertainment software for both core gamers and the
 mass market.  Interplay currently balances its development efforts by
 publishing for personal computers as well as current and next generation video
 game consoles.  Interplay releases products through Interplay, Shiny
 Entertainment, Digital Mayhem, Black Isle Studios, 14 Degrees East, its
 distribution partners and its wholly owned subsidiary Interplay OEM, Inc.
 More comprehensive information on Interplay and its products is available
 through its worldwide web site at http://www.interplay.com.  For investor
 relations' inquiries, please contact Patrick Sutton (pat@liolios.com) or
 Christopher Rosgen (chris@liolios.com) at Liolios Group, Inc. (949) 574-3860.
 
     Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
 of 1995:
     Statements contained in this release except for historical information are
 forward-looking statements that are based on current expectations and involve
 risks and uncertainties.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing,
 words such as "may," "will," "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "intend,"
 "could," "estimate," or "continue" or the negative or other variations thereof
 or comparable terminology are intended to identify forward-looking statements.
 The risks and uncertainties inherent in such statements may cause actual
 future events or results to differ materially and adversely from those
 described in the forward-looking statements.  For example, there can be no
 assurance that the games will ship in the projected time frame or that they
 will be as popular as the Company presently anticipates.  Additional important
 factors that may cause a difference between projected and actual results for
 Interplay include, but are not limited to, future capital requirements, that
 equity or bank financing will be available on terms satisfactory to the
 company or at all, risks of loss of the Company's listing on the Nasdaq
 National Market, risk of delays in development and introduction of new
 products, dependence on new product introduction which achieve significant
 market acceptance and the uncertainties of consumer preferences, risks of
 product returns and markdown allowances, dependence on third party software
 developers for a significant portion of new products, risks of rapid
 technological change and platform change, intense competition, seasonality,
 risks of product defects and resulting returns, dependence upon licenses from
 third parties, risks associated with, dependence upon third party
 distribution, dependence upon key personnel and risks associated with
 international business, intellectual property disputes and other factors
 discussed in the Company's filings from time to time with the Securities and
 Exchange Commission, including but not limited to the Company's annual reports
 on Form 10-K and the Company's subsequent quarterly filings on Form 10-Q.
 Interplay disclaims any obligation to revise or update any forward-looking
 statements that may be made from time to time by it or on its behalf.
     Note: All trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective
 owners.
     For further information, please contact Heather Greer of Interplay
 Entertainment Corp., 949-553-6655, hgreer@interplay.com; or Chris Rosgen,
 chris@liolios.com, or Pat Sutton, pat@liolios.com, both Investor Relations,
 949-574-3860, for Interplay Entertainment Corp.
 
 SOURCE  Interplay Entertainment Corp.