BAM! Entertainment Press Release
BAM! ENTERTAINMENT SHIPS DRIVEN™ FOR GAMECUBE™First True GameCube Racing Game Hits North American Retailers This Week
San Jose, Calif. (March 26, 2002)- BAM! Entertainment (Nasdaq: BFUN) today announced that its explosive racing game Driven for Nintendo® GameCube is shipping to stores this week, making it the first true racing game available on the platform. Developed by BAM! Studios Europe, BAM!'s first GameCube project results from the company's multi-year, multi-title relationship with Franchise Pictures and is based on that studio's movie of the same name - starring award-winning actor Sylvester Stallone. In addition, Driven for GameCube is slated to ship in time for the European launch of Nintendo's next generation console in May of this year.
"The team has been able to achieve some fantastic results with the GameCube technology and we strongly feel that Driven fills a need for GameCube owners and racing fans alike," said Bernard Stolar, President and Chief Operating Officer of BAM! Entertainment. "We are pleased that our first GameCube project was delivered by our internal development team."
Driven immerses players in the high-adrenaline world of competitive cart racing. Arcade, Story, Championship and Multiplayer modes allow players to experience life both on and off the track, racing as one of 12 drivers. With smooth arcade-style handling, players will enjoy eight exciting tracks in either single or multi-player modes on tracks ranging from the sunny speedways of Angel's Bay in California to the heavy traffic of downtown New York. A personality-led style of racing, Driven places the emphasis on the driver's abilities, rather than the cars, with one of the unique features being the ability to get into "the zone'', where players are rewarded for flawless driving with improved handling and increased speed.
Driven is currently available for PlayStation® 2 and Game Boy® Advance. Driven for GameCube is rated T for Teen and will be available at most major retailers this week at an estimated retail price of $39.99. For more information about BAM! Entertainment, Driven GameCube, or any of BAM! Entertainment's products visit www.bam4fun.com.
About Franchise Pictures LLC.
Franchise is an independent motion picture production and distribution company founded by Elie Samaha and Andrew Stevens, two of the more prolific producers in the entertainment industry. Since its inception in 1998, Franchise has produced and delivered a number of high profile pictures to the marketplace. Among them have been Heist starring Gene Hackman and Danny Devito, The Whole Nine Yards starring Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry, Driven starring Sylvester Stallone, Kip Pardue and Estella Warren, Angel Eyes starring Jennifer Lopez and Jim Caviezel, Art of War starring Wesley Snipes and Donald Sutherland The Pledge starring three-time Academy Award-winner Jack Nicholson.
About BAM! Entertainment, Inc.
Founded in 1999 and based in San Jose, California, BAM! Entertainment, Inc. is a developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment software in North America and Europe. The company develops, obtains, or licenses properties from a wide variety of sources, including global entertainment and media companies, and publishes software for video game systems, wireless devices, and personal computers. The company's common stock is publicly traded on Nasdaq under the symbol BFUN. More information about BAM! and its products can be found at the company's web site located at www.bam4fun.com.
Added by Jeanne (75663) on Jan 20, 2010
www.nintendo.com.au – GameCube
The Sylvester Stallone Formula One racing movie turbos onto the Nintendo GameCube.
In Story mode, you follow the skid-mark adventures of Joe Tanto (Stallone in the movie) as he tries to reign in young hot-shot Jimmy Bly (Kip Pardue), whose cool is beginning to go south under the pressure of a fast-lane lifestyle. Tanto is haunted by memories of a horrible accident years before and must come to terms with his past if he wants to help his protégé net the checkered flag.
As you progress in Story mode, you can unlock hidden cars and tracks. There are 12 drivers to choose from, each with unique personalities and driving styles. The eight tracks include Angel's Bay in California, downtown New York traffic (!) and the English countryside.
Driven GCN also features Arcade and two-player Multi-player modes.
Driven really emphasises teamwork, with one driver blocking to ensure that his partner can capture success for the team.
The sound effects played a key role in the movie and all the growling engines and screeching brakes have been brought to video-game life in glorious Dolby Surround Sound. The film's actors contributed their vocal talents, including Sly's very own humming. It sure doesn't hurt that the Nintendo GameCube has some wicked sound-processing gear when you tune into the high-octane arcade action of Driven.
Added by Evil Ryu (49941) on Oct 02, 2005
www.nintendo.com – Nintendo GameCube
Are you a blocker or a racer?
The Sylvester Stallone Formula One racing flick turbos to the Nintendo GameCube.
In Story mode, you follow the skid-mark adventures of cagey vet Joe Tanto (Stallone in the flick) as he tries to reign in young hotshot Jimmy Bly (Kip Pardue), whose cool is beginning to go south under the pressure of a fast-lane lifestyle. Tanto is haunted by memories of a horrible accident years before and must come to terms with his past if he wants to help his protégé net the checkered flag.
As you progress in Story mode, you can unlock hidden cars and tracks. In all, there are 12 drivers to choose from, each with unique personalities and driving styles. The eight tracks include Angel's Bay in California, downtown New York traffic (!) and the English countryside.
Driven GCN also features Arcade and two-player Multiplayer modes.
More so than in most race games, Driven emphasizes teamwork, with one driver blocking to ensure that his partner can capture success for the team. As in the movie, flawless driving will usher a player into a peak-performance "zone."
GCN-exclusive enhancements include fast load times, steady 60 frames-per-second action, improved handling and four all-new music tracks.
The sound effects played a key role in the movie and development house BAM Studios has labored hard to bring all those growling engines and screeching brakes to video-game life in glorious Dolby Surround Sound. The film's talent contributed their vocal talents, including Sly's very own humming. It sure doesn't hurt that the Nintendo GameCube has some of the niftiest sound-processing gear this side of a fancy-schmancy stereo.
This inaugural GCN title from BAM! Entertainment delivers high-octane arcade action. Progress is saved to a Memory Card (not included).
Driven for the Nintendo GameCube is in stores now. Driven for the Game Boy Advance has also been delivered to stores.
Added by Evil Ryu (49941) on Jul 16, 2005
Back of Case - Playstation 2 (US)
DRIVENWhat drives YOU?
Inspired by Sylvester Stallone's hit movie 'Driven', race on 8 extraordinary tracks
including California's Angel's Bay and Paris' Champs-Élysées.
Unlock secret bonuses by pushing yourself 'into the ZONE' and increase your performance until man and machine become one.
Challenge your racing skills in multiple racing styles - Arcade, Story and Multiplayer modes (2 player split screen).
Choose from 12 characters, each with distinct personalities and driving styles.
Experience high impact crash sequences and even race through busy city streets.
Exclusive team mode - race as lead driver or blocker.
Featuring the voice talents of 'Sylvester Stallone', 'Greg Proops' and 'Eric Myers'.
Added by Jeanne (75663) on Jul 07, 2005