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NFL GameDay 2002 receives release date

SCEA announced today that NFL GameDay 2002 from 989 Sports will be released December 4 on the PS2. The title is centered on a new game engine and is said to sport updated graphics, with incredible realism and computer AI. The multiple-player motion capturing system is also a key feature in a game that 989 Sports hopes to achieve greatness.

"NFL GameDay 2002 is a completely revamped title that promises to be a fully immersive football gaming experience," said Kelly Ryan, director, sports product development, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.  "Following a ground-up redesign that includes a new game engine, the use of revolutionary scanning technology and multiple player motion captures, NFL GameDay 2002 is more technologically advanced than ever before."

NFL GameDay 2002 for PlayStation 2 New Features:

·        Revolutionary 3D Player Scanning Technology—Using the latest 3D scanning equipment and cameras, the NFL player comes to life like never before.  Portraits of faces, arms, torsos and legs have been scanned in full uniform to deliver incredibly lifelike facial features, skin colors and uniform textures of favorite NFL stars.

·        Exclusive Multiple Player Motion Capture—All new technology translates into jaw-dropping realism that captures the power and athleticism of the NFL in amazing detail.  For the first time, simultaneous motion capture sessions with two defenders trying to tackle a relentless ball carrier deliver sophisticated gang tackle sequences.  See drag downs, multiple player tackles, lineman battling for position, pass protection blocks and ankle tackles.

·        Awesome 3D-Physics Based Gameplay—Feel the smoothest and most responsive gameplay.  Each player occupies their own personal 3D space that allows players to move around the field like a ball carrier during a NFL game. State-of-the-art physics allows gamers to spin off would be tacklers, stiff arm oncoming defenders and drag down or throw down ball carriers with authority.

·        Next Generation Artificial Intelligence (AI) -- See offensive lines perform trap blocks on bull rushing defensive linemen, receivers running underneath routes after reading a zone defense, and quarterbacks executing screen passes to rattle blitzing defenses.  On defense, players communicate changes in coverage and alignment based on the offensive formations at the line of scrimmage.

·        Donovan McNabb Motion Capture and Gameplay Consultation - Philadelphia Eagles Pro Bowl Quarterback and cover athlete, Donovan McNabb, has been motion captured and consulted on the gameplay to deliver the most realistic football gaming experience.

New Dan Fouts and Dick Enberg Commentary—Play-by-play legend Dick Enberg and color commentator Dan Fouts have been recorded to recreate the ultimate TV style broadcast.  Innovative back and forth banter, key play analysis and player identification will keep gamers glued to the TV.

11/14/2001 Matt Stensrud

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