NEWS - Thursday, January 15, 2004


Diamond Dallas Appear In Showdown

Wrestling fans around the world will soon “feel the BANG!” of the “diamond cutter,” as Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ.SC: AKLM) today announced that it has exclusively signed Diamond Dallas Page (DDP) to appear in SHOWDOWN™: Legends of Wrestling™. Featuring more than 70 wrestlers, SHOWDOWN™: Legends of Wrestling™ is currently under development with Acclaim Studios Austin and is scheduled for release in April 2004 across the next-generation gaming platforms. “The addition of Diamond Dallas Page, one of the sport’s most beloved personalities, helps make SHOWDOWN™: Legends of Wrestling™ an even bigger main event among wrestling fans this spring,” said Brian Shields, Brand Manager for Acclaim. “Using SHOWDOWN’s™ brand new “Ready To Brawl” controls, fans can execute DDP’s ‘diamond cutter’ and other signature moves on any number of opponents using the game’s intuitive pick-up-and-play control system.” “Yo cutters, it’s time once again for the wrestling world to feel the BANG!,” added Diamond Dallas Page. “Everyone has been asking when the original people’s champion is returning to the ring. The three-time, three-time, three-time World’s Heavyweight Champion is ready for battle in SHOWDOWN™: Legends of Wrestling™. It’s great to be part of this roster of wrestling icons and to work with Acclaim. You know DDP’s ready and the “diamond cutter” isn’t far behind. I’ve battled the odds my whole life and that’s how I like it. This April, get ready to feel the BANG!” Exclusive images of Diamond Dallas Page in Acclaim’s SHOWDOWN™: Legends of Wrestling™ can be seen at www.legendsshowdown.com. Fans can visit the site and register to become part of “The Legends Legion,” a free membership that qualifies them to receive ongoing email updates highlighting the latest gameplay and talent announcements. The SHOWDOWN™ site also provides visitors with exclusive product information and free downloadable content. A former World’s Heavyweight Champion, Diamond Dallas Page began his wrestling career outside of the ring serving first as a manager and commentator before wrestling in his first professional match in 1991. DDP went on to wrestle and defeat some of the sport’s best wrestlers. A successful actor who has appeared on television and in movies, DDP is also an inspirational speaker and accomplished author of “Positively Page,” and is currently at work on his next two books. DDP is the latest addition to the roster of more than 70 legends who appear in SHOWDOWN™: Legends of Wrestling™, including Ultimate Warrior, Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts and ‘The American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes. Additional wrestlers will continue to be announced over time, and join such all-time greats as: British Bulldog Dory Funk, Jr. Hacksaw Jim Duggan Ivan Putski Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat Sabu The Sheik Terry Funk SHOWDOWN™: Legends of Wrestling™ will be available in April 2004 across the next-generation systems at suggested retail process to be determined. For more information on this game, please visit www.legendsshowdown.com .
Source: http://www.legendsshowdown.com/

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