Jump the Wake With Infogrames, Inc.'s Watersport Racing Game Splashdown(TM) - Coming to the Sony Playstation(R) 2 This Fall

Infogrames, Inc. Teams Up With Rainbow Studios and Bombardier Recreational

Products to Bring SEA-DOO(R) Racing to the Sony PlayStation 2



Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Infogrames, Inc.

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 26 /PRNewswire/ --
 Infogrames, Inc., (Nasdaq: IFGM) a global publisher of interactive
 entertainment software, announced today that they have teamed up with
 Bombardier Inc., the leader in Recreational Products, and Rainbow Studios, an
 Academy-Award winning US game developer, to bring the excitement and fun of
 personal watercraft (PWC) riding to the Sony PlayStation 2 this fall with
 Splashdown.
     During the last twenty years, personal watercraft recreation has grown
 into a widely successful and popular sport around the world.  Infogrames and
 Rainbow Studios recognized this and began creating Splashdown, a watersport
 racing game designed to provide high-speed fun and entertainment in realistic
 and exciting water-based environments.  With interactive physics objects,
 outstanding graphics, and the freedom to roam its 3D worlds, Splashdown will
 have players feeling as if they are really out on the open water.
     "Combining the ingenious minds at Rainbow Studios with the technology of
 the PS2, Splashdown is certain to be a must-have title this fall," said
 Laddie Ervin, marketing director for Infogrames' Los Angeles Label.  "The
 control and graphics of this game are stunning and unbelievably realistic.
 It's already fun to play and it's only half-way complete."
     Splashdown will feature well-known personal watercraft models and
 equipment from Sea-Doo.  As the leader in watersports fun, Bombardier, makers
 of Sea-Doo watercraft and Sport Boats, is committed to providing good clean
 fun on the water.  For over a decade, Bombardier's Sea-Doo PWC's have stood at
 the forefront of its industry.
     "Bombardier Recreational Products are all about fun, passion and
 performance, a combination that fits very well in Infogrames' universe," says
 Jose Boisjoli, president, Snowmobiles, Watercraft and ATV, Bombardier
 Recreational Products.  "We are happy to be linked with one of the most
 important players in the interactive entertainment industry.  This is part of
 our continuing efforts to partner with leaders who recognize the value of our
 Sea-Doo brand and the passion it invokes.  Sea-Doo products are a symbol of
 the sought-after "fun in the sun" lifestyle that stirs the passion of
 watersports enthusiasts the world over.  Splashdown will combine Infogrames'
 expertise with our brand's inherent excitement.  This will thrill both our own
 Sea-Doo PWC consumers and gaming enthusiasts."
     In addition to licensed Sea-Doo watercraft with custom tuned physics,
 Splashdown will offer amazing real-time water effects, coined by Rainbow
 Studios as "hydrodynamic physics."  This includes dynamic wakes, rolling waves
 and turbulence that will affect how the watercraft and player responds to each
 turn, jump and trick.  Players will be able to perform over-the-top acrobatic
 stunts, along with plenty of hilarious wipeouts and wrecks.
     The game will feature eight different characters from around the world and
 18 racing courses in exotic locations including Hawaii, USA; Lake Havasu,
 Arizona; Venice, Italy; Nice, France and more.  The game will also feature
 multiple game modes including Career, Countdown and Free Ride, with
 three difficulty levels in each, plus a high-energy soundtrack and 2-person
 multi-player support.
     Rainbow Studios, the developer of Splashdown, is based in Phoenix, Arizona
 and is quickly gaining an impressive reputation as one of the industry's top
 creative forces in racing and extreme sports-based games.  Rainbow received an
 Academy Award for "Best Sports Game of the Year 2000" for Motocross Madness 2,
 and its recent PS2 release, ATV Offroad Fury, has been a top-seller and a big
 hit with critics and consumers alike.  Rainbow Studios is just a few hours
 away from Lake Havasu, where the personal watercraft racing world championship
 takes place.
     For more information visit their Web site at
 http://www.rainbowstudios.com.
     For more information about Bombardier and their recreational products
 visit them at http://www.bombardier.com or http://www.seadoo.com .
 
     About Infogrames
     Infogrames, Inc. is a leading publisher and distributor of video games for
 consoles (Sony, Sega, Nintendo, and Microsoft), personal computers and
 Macintosh systems.  The company's award-winning franchises include Alone In
 The Dark, Driver, Deer Hunter, Test Drive, and Unreal. Infogrames Inc.'s
 Humongous Entertainment division is a leader in children's entertainment
 software and its Macintosh publishing label, Macsoft, is the number one
 publisher of Macintosh entertainment software.  Based in New York, NY,
 Infogrames, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames
 Entertainment SA (Euronext 5257) and serves as the headquarters for the
 company's operations in North America. Founded in 1983, Infogrames
 Entertainment SA is a global publisher and distributor of video games for all
 platforms, as well as interactive digital television, mobile smart devices
 (WAP, HDML) and in-flight entertainment systems.  With Infogrames
 Entertainment SA's recent acquisition of Hasbro Interactive, the company now
 boasts a line of software based on well-known licenses such as Monopoly,
 Jeopardy, Tonka, and Atari.  For more information, visit Infogrames' US Web
 site at www.us.infogrames.com.
 
     NOTE:  SEA-DOO is a registered trademark of Bombardier Inc., used under
 license to Infogrames.
 
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    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 26 /PRNewswire/ --
 Infogrames, Inc., (Nasdaq: IFGM) a global publisher of interactive
 entertainment software, announced today that they have teamed up with
 Bombardier Inc., the leader in Recreational Products, and Rainbow Studios, an
 Academy-Award winning US game developer, to bring the excitement and fun of
 personal watercraft (PWC) riding to the Sony PlayStation 2 this fall with
 Splashdown.
     During the last twenty years, personal watercraft recreation has grown
 into a widely successful and popular sport around the world.  Infogrames and
 Rainbow Studios recognized this and began creating Splashdown, a watersport
 racing game designed to provide high-speed fun and entertainment in realistic
 and exciting water-based environments.  With interactive physics objects,
 outstanding graphics, and the freedom to roam its 3D worlds, Splashdown will
 have players feeling as if they are really out on the open water.
     "Combining the ingenious minds at Rainbow Studios with the technology of
 the PS2, Splashdown is certain to be a must-have title this fall," said
 Laddie Ervin, marketing director for Infogrames' Los Angeles Label.  "The
 control and graphics of this game are stunning and unbelievably realistic.
 It's already fun to play and it's only half-way complete."
     Splashdown will feature well-known personal watercraft models and
 equipment from Sea-Doo.  As the leader in watersports fun, Bombardier, makers
 of Sea-Doo watercraft and Sport Boats, is committed to providing good clean
 fun on the water.  For over a decade, Bombardier's Sea-Doo PWC's have stood at
 the forefront of its industry.
     "Bombardier Recreational Products are all about fun, passion and
 performance, a combination that fits very well in Infogrames' universe," says
 Jose Boisjoli, president, Snowmobiles, Watercraft and ATV, Bombardier
 Recreational Products.  "We are happy to be linked with one of the most
 important players in the interactive entertainment industry.  This is part of
 our continuing efforts to partner with leaders who recognize the value of our
 Sea-Doo brand and the passion it invokes.  Sea-Doo products are a symbol of
 the sought-after "fun in the sun" lifestyle that stirs the passion of
 watersports enthusiasts the world over.  Splashdown will combine Infogrames'
 expertise with our brand's inherent excitement.  This will thrill both our own
 Sea-Doo PWC consumers and gaming enthusiasts."
     In addition to licensed Sea-Doo watercraft with custom tuned physics,
 Splashdown will offer amazing real-time water effects, coined by Rainbow
 Studios as "hydrodynamic physics."  This includes dynamic wakes, rolling waves
 and turbulence that will affect how the watercraft and player responds to each
 turn, jump and trick.  Players will be able to perform over-the-top acrobatic
 stunts, along with plenty of hilarious wipeouts and wrecks.
     The game will feature eight different characters from around the world and
 18 racing courses in exotic locations including Hawaii, USA; Lake Havasu,
 Arizona; Venice, Italy; Nice, France and more.  The game will also feature
 multiple game modes including Career, Countdown and Free Ride, with
 three difficulty levels in each, plus a high-energy soundtrack and 2-person
 multi-player support.
     Rainbow Studios, the developer of Splashdown, is based in Phoenix, Arizona
 and is quickly gaining an impressive reputation as one of the industry's top
 creative forces in racing and extreme sports-based games.  Rainbow received an
 Academy Award for "Best Sports Game of the Year 2000" for Motocross Madness 2,
 and its recent PS2 release, ATV Offroad Fury, has been a top-seller and a big
 hit with critics and consumers alike.  Rainbow Studios is just a few hours
 away from Lake Havasu, where the personal watercraft racing world championship
 takes place.
     For more information visit their Web site at
 http://www.rainbowstudios.com.
     For more information about Bombardier and their recreational products
 visit them at http://www.bombardier.com or http://www.seadoo.com .
 
     About Infogrames
     Infogrames, Inc. is a leading publisher and distributor of video games for
 consoles (Sony, Sega, Nintendo, and Microsoft), personal computers and
 Macintosh systems.  The company's award-winning franchises include Alone In
 The Dark, Driver, Deer Hunter, Test Drive, and Unreal. Infogrames Inc.'s
 Humongous Entertainment division is a leader in children's entertainment
 software and its Macintosh publishing label, Macsoft, is the number one
 publisher of Macintosh entertainment software.  Based in New York, NY,
 Infogrames, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames
 Entertainment SA (Euronext 5257) and serves as the headquarters for the
 company's operations in North America. Founded in 1983, Infogrames
 Entertainment SA is a global publisher and distributor of video games for all
 platforms, as well as interactive digital television, mobile smart devices
 (WAP, HDML) and in-flight entertainment systems.  With Infogrames
 Entertainment SA's recent acquisition of Hasbro Interactive, the company now
 boasts a line of software based on well-known licenses such as Monopoly,
 Jeopardy, Tonka, and Atari.  For more information, visit Infogrames' US Web
 site at www.us.infogrames.com.
 
     NOTE:  SEA-DOO is a registered trademark of Bombardier Inc., used under
 license to Infogrames.
 
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