Acclaim Ships All-Star Baseball 2K3Delivering a mighty grand slam, Acclaim Sports, a division of Acclaim Entertainment, Inc., today announced that it has simultaneously shipped its eagerly anticipated, award-winning hardball franchise, All-Star Baseball 2003, on all three next generation video game console systems -- the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo GameCube(TM) and the Xbox(TM) video game system from Microsoft.
Featuring four-time World Series(R) Champion Derek Jeter, All-Star Baseball 2003 features many exciting new modes of play and options that deliver unparalleled hardball realism. Available in full nationwide retail distribution on March 7, All-Star Baseball 2003 is being supported with an integrated marketing campaign, which prominently features Jeter and includes national television, print and online advertising.
"All-Star Baseball 2003 steps up to the plate and delivers the best baseball experience ever brought to next-generation gaming," said Evan Stein, Vice President of Brand. "With all-new features and leading-edge technology, All-Star Baseball 2003 builds upon our successful franchise and raises the bar on hardball excellence in the industry. With strong consumer demand, high-praise from the media and a targeted marketing campaign, All-Star Baseball 2003 is poised to be a grand slam home run at retail."
All-Star Baseball 2003 has already garnered significant praise and excitement among the media, who had the following to say about the game:
-- "All-Star Baseball 2003 is this year's most exciting release..." - Game Informer
-- "All-Star Baseball has an unprecedented amount of game play options to go along with its dazzling visuals. Gamers know that ASB has a heritage of quality, but this year looks to set a new benchmark." - Game Now
-- "All-Star Baseball 2003 may be the prettiest baseball game on the PS2. As soon as the players run out to the field, you'll think they're stepping on real Zoysia." - Official PlayStation Magazine
-- "All-Star Baseball 2003's feature set takes baseball to the
next level with easily the best franchise mode to ever be
created for a baseball game." - IGN.com