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Wipeout Fusion, Dropship announced

  Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Bam Entertainment have reached an agreement to publish both Wipeout Fusion and Dropship: United Peace Force. Sony has placed this responsibility in the hands of Bam Entertainment to be successful in North America. You may recall a similar agreement between the two companies regarding publishing rights to World Rally Championship.

   In Dropship: United Peace Force, players take control of different ground and air combat vehicles, while attempting to keep peace from political corruption. The game is set in the year 2050 and includes roles with the United Nations and NATO. Wipeout Fusion takes advantage of six modes, including a revised arcade mode, a full league mode, and elimination and secret zone modes. It is a futuristic racing game, complete with various tracks and level designs.

   "We are delighted to confirm that we are expanding our publishing deal with Bam Entertainment, who has demonstrated focus, energy, and commitment to driving the PS2 and its superb range of software titles to the North American market," said Phil Harrison, senior vice president of development at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. "The Wipeout/Dropship agreement underlines our confidence in Bam Entertainment as a valued and trusted publishing partner, and we look forward to working together with them."

   "Given the impact that the Wipeout series had on the original PlayStation, and the positive editorial reviews for Dropship, these titles are highly anticipated games on the PS2," said Bernard Stolar, president and COO of Bam Entertainment. "Once again, the development team at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe offers the North American market superb content, stunning graphics, and challenging gameplay."

   Both titles will be released on the PS2 this summer.

3/21/2002 Matt Stensrud

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