Atari Centipede and MicroProse Worms Armageddon lead Hasbro Interactive's entry onto powerful new Sega video gaming console


Jayson Hill
Hasbro Interactive

Molly Fitzpatrick
ACM Public Relations

BEVERLY, MA (September 8, 1999) -- Hasbro Interactive strengthens its position as an all-platforms games publisher today with the announcement that it will release two titles this Fall for Sega Dreamcast™ -- Centipede under the Atari brand and Worms Armageddon under the MicroProse brand.

"Sega Dreamcast represents the current state-of-the-art in console video games," said Tom Dusenberry, President of Hasbro Interactive. "The superior graphics offered by Sega Dreamcast makes it an excellent platform to further our goal of bringing the finest in video games to console players. The updated classic console gaming action of Centipede and the comic mayhem of Worms Armageddon are particularly well suited to this new system."

In Centipede players take the role of Wally, the village's humble bean counter, as he is quickly recruited to man the village bug shooter and sent off to save the colony from the ruthless QueenPede and her destructive subjects - the spiders, scorpions, and fleas - as she sets out to conquer the peaceful wee people. Atari Centipede for Sega Dreamcast will take full advantage of the awesome computing power offered by this new gaming console, with additional adventure levels that will add increased variety, additional gameplay, and new dynamics to the game. Superior graphics and special effects will also be featured.

The third and final game in the award-winning Worms series, Worms Armageddon challenges the player to become supreme conqueror of the worm-scape by using their wits and a wacky assortment of weapons. It enhances original gameplay with exotic new weapons such as aqua sheep, earthquake, skunk and mole bomb, fantastic new single-player modes and 33 individually crafted missions. The scrappy, earth-dwelling stars of Hasbro Interactive's new Sega Dreamcast title will keep players laughing and scratching their heads in thought through level after level. Hasbro Interactive's recent release of Worms Armageddon for the PC has received critical acclaim from reviewers.

Hasbro Interactive, Inc. is a leading all-family interactive games publisher, formed in 1995 to bring to life on the computer the deep library of toy and board games of parent company, Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS). Hasbro Interactive has expanded its charter to include original and licensed games for the PC, the Sony PlayStation™, Nintendo™ 64 and Sega Dreamcast™ game consoles and for multi-player gaming over the Internet. For additional information, visit Hasbro Interactive's web site at: www.hasbro-interactive.com.

Team17 Software Limited, an entertainment software development company based in West Yorkshire, England, created the Worms series. Since the launch of the original game in 1995, the Worms brand has wriggled its way into over three million households worldwide. Team17 has a nine-year pedigree and specializes in quality original titles using proprietary technology across all major hardware. For additional information, visit Team17 Software's web site at: www.team17.com.

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