ESPN NFL Football Has ShippedESPN Videogames today announced that the highly anticipated ESPN NFL Football has shipped to major video game retailers across North America. The long-awaited sequel to the critically acclaimed "NFL 2K" series, ESPN NFL Football represents the highest standard of both football realism and video game entertainment. ESPN NFL Football and other ESPN Videogames titles are produced by Visual Concepts, SEGA's sports studio. "ESPN NFL Football has truly been a labor of dedicated passion," states Greg Thomas, President of Visual Concepts. "One area that I am particularly proud of is our online efforts. With online play available on both systems and our soon to be announced online league feature, sports gamers are going score this season!" Added Rick Alessandri, senior vice president and general manager, ESPN Enterprises, "This is a truly exciting time for us as we realize our goal of presenting a fantastic sports video game for fans." Available for both PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system and Microsoft(C) Xbox console, ESPN NFL Football delivers the exhilarating experience of professional football to hardcore pigskin fans and casual sports gamers alike. One of the most important steps in bridging the gap between the avid football gamer and the average pick-up player is bringing the ESPN presentation home. ESPN NFL Football blurs the line between a football video game and a Sunday Night Football telecast with ESPN overlays, television-style wipes, cut sequences of excited fans, and most of all, having the powerful presence of Chris Berman throughout the game. Along with bringing the presentation style of The Worldwide Leader in Sports, ESPN NFL Football introduces a new standard to sports video games - First Person Football. Players will see, hear and feel the virtual pigskin battle like never before, as they experience football through the eyes of each player on the field. First Person Football invites gamers to see the linemen clear a path from a running back's perspective, or feel the pressure from the quarterback's eyes when a 300-pound defensive end comes charging around the corner. In this mode users can take any role on the field and switch at the touch of a button. Add to this a brand new, user-friendly playcalling interface, thousands of unlockable items in The Crib(TM), and deep online play for both PlayStation(R) 2 computer entertainment system and Microsoft(C) Xbox console. ESPN NFL Football launches a superior standard of quality that consumers can expect with every ESPN Videogames title.