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May 29, 2001: New Superman Games - Update!

Infogrames, Inc. Brings the Man of Steel to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3)

"Control The Awesome Power Of The World's Greatest Superhero In His New Series Of Interactive Games Made Specifically For Next Generation Video Game Consoles".

E3, LOS ANGELES, CA - It's a bird! It's a plane! No, wait, it's Superman in the interactive world, brought to life on next generation game consoles from Infogrames, Inc. (Nasdaq: IFGM), a leading global publisher of interactive entertainment software. Based on the Emmy Award-winning Superman: The Animated Series from Warner Bros. Animation, two different games are slated for 2002 - one specifically for Nintendo® Game Boy® Advance, and the other for Sony PlayStation® 2.

Key to this series of Superman titles will be integrated game development whereby the Game Boy Advance title introduces storyline elements and gameplay features that will overlap with the PlayStation 2 title. "We are confident that the Superman games will truly represent an evolution in next generation gaming by bringing to life these incredible characters and rich storylines in a way never before possible," said Greg Ross, senior editor of DC Comics. "By overlapping the storylines and gameplay features, gamers will be clamoring to get their hands on both games to determine what happens next to their superhero!"

Both spectacular titles offer the player the full array of incredible superpowers from the very start and require players to make tactical, situation-sensitive decisions to determine which power and course of action is most suitable. Using Superman's formidable powers, the player is responsible for protecting the citizens of Metropolis from a variety of deadly foes, including heavily armed terrorists, evil super villains, and of course Lex Luthor and his sinister schemes.

"Quite simply, we aim to empower the player with the superpowers, freedom and responsibility of the World's Greatest Superhero," said Rob Smith, Senior Producer, Infogrames. "We intend to make this all-out action game as iconic to gamers as the 'S' shield is itself!"

Crawfish Interactive, a team with a strong Game Boy is developing a Superman game for Game Boy Advance.

The PlayStation 2 version, developed by the Infogrames Sheffield House's internal studio team, is in the capable hands of over 25 highly experienced programmers, artists, designers, and producer. A state-of-the-art game engine was created to push the technological limits to combine a seamless flight model with responsive hand-to-hand combat with full access to "The Man of Steel's" dazzling arsenal of powers. Graphically, the game will remain true to the Superman Animated Series, using gorgeous cartoon cell shading and black lining techniques to create a truly awe-inspiring representation of the well-known characters as well as the vastness of the Metropolis itself and surrounding landmarks. Diverse mission-based gameplay will immerse the player as Superman with a mix of all-out action and combat as well as more stealth-based missions using Clark Kent.

About Infogrames: Infogrames, Inc. (Nasdaq: IFGM) is a leading publisher and distributor of video games for consoles (Sony, Sega, Nintendo, and Microsoft), personal computers and Macintosh systems. The company's award-winning franchises include Alone In The Dark, Driver, Deer Hunter, Test Drive, and Unreal. Infogrames Inc.'s Humongous Entertainment division is a leader in children's entertainment software and its Macintosh publishing label, MacSoft, is the number one publisher of Macintosh entertainment software. Based in New York, NY, Infogrames, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext 5257) and serves as the headquarters for the company's operations in North America. Founded in 1983, Infogrames Entertainment SA is a global publisher and distributor of video games for all platforms, as well as interactive digital television, mobile smart devices (WAP, HDML) and in-flight entertainment systems. With Infogrames Entertainment SA's recent acquisition of Hasbro Interactive, the company now boasts a line of software based on well-known licenses such as Monopoly, Jeopardy, Tonka, and Atari. For more information, visit Infogrames' US Web site at www.us.infogrames.com.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products: Warner Bros. Consumer Products is a division of Warner Bros., an AOL Time Warner Company, and is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About DC Comics: DC Comics, a division of Warner Bros., an AOL Time Warner Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman. These DC super heroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations. DC Comics' Web site is located at www.dccomics.com.

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