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Armorines: Project S.W.A.R.M. (Nintendo 64)

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Back of Box - N64 (UK):

    Human Domination
    or
    Bug Infestation?

    The Choice is Yours

    You're an Armorine.

    You're wearing the latest in futuristic battle-armour.

    Armed with a devastating arsenal, you've got 120 hours to stop an all-out bug invasion of Earth.

    Or die trying.

    (Image captions)
    • WALK THE PATH OF GLORY!
      Prove you're the best in 2-4 player Deathmatches! Co-op! Man vs. Bug! King of the Hill! Bomb Tag!
    • UNITED WE STAND!
      Mission-based cooperative play lets you fight with a friend against swarms of rampaging bugs.
    • KNOW YOUR ENEMY!
      Over 30 incredibly realistic, monstrous insect enemies, each possessing diabolical AI.
    • EXTERMINATE!
      Blaze away with weapon-loaded body armor -- or from vehicles!

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on May 29, 2007.

Press Release - Nintendo 64:

    Eliminate Alien Infestation With Acclaim's ARMORINES IN PROJECT S.W.A.R.M

    Join the Fight to Save the Planet From Massive Insect Invasion



    GLEN COVE, N.Y. (December 9, 1999) - Acclaim Entertainment (NASDAQ: AKLM), a leading interactive entertainment company, today announced that Armorines: Project S.W.A.R.M, its next premier game based on an original Acclaim comics' property, has arrived on store shelves. Armorines: Project S.W.A.R.M is a first-person action game that centers on an elite fighting force of Marines charged with saving the world from an invading swarm of immense alien insects bent on colonizing Earth. The game is currently available for the Nintendo 64 and will follow shortly for the PlayStation game console.

    "Armorines in Project S.W.A.R.M was created by Acclaim Studios London and capitalizes on some of the technologies created for our best games, including Turok and Shadow Man," said Evan Stein, marketing director at Acclaim Entertainment. "The result is an incredibly-realistic mission-based game featuring hardcore fighting action and terrifying aliens. It'll have gamers shouting for their bug spray!"

    The Armorines storyline is set on present day Earth and centers on an alien race fighting for survival, as their home planet can no longer support them. Looking to the stars for the answer, the aliens discovered a small green and blue planet that was too good to be true. Undetected by humans, breeding pods carrying the aliens landed on Earth and began to colonize the planet. Earth's own military forces are powerless against the aliens due to the deadly toxins emitted by this horrific enemy. Humans have resorted to their last hope in the fight to save Earth from alien colonization - an elite military team wearing a highly advanced suit of armor.

    Gamers will journey with one of two Armorines characters, Private Lewis and Private Lane, through multiple environments and secret worlds including: a Siberian Military base, where gamers must battle pollution and a heavy onslaught of alien bugs; the South American Jungle, where jungle bugs abound in an ancient Inca settlement; a Volcanic Island, where alien creatures must be eradicated from the depths of a steaming, lava-ridden volcano; the Egyptian Desert, where gamers confront alien bugs in the Valley of The Kings; and the Alien Hive, which features an asteroid-like spacecraft that carries thousands of alien insects to Earth. As players complete each level, additional secret worlds with tougher alien opponents will be revealed.

    "Armorines In Project S.W.A.R.M features a wide range of multiplayer options," said Howard Perlman, associate producer at Acclaim Entertainment. "The outstanding cooperative mode allows gamers to grab a friend and play a single player game in split screen mode. Of course, they'll have to survive much tougher missions and incredibly clever alien attacks in order to win."

    Armorines In Project S.W.A.R.M. will be supported by a comprehensive multi-million dollar marketing campaign that will reach hard-core gamers and the mass market alike. Included is network television on FOX's "Cops" and "America's Most Wanted," WB's "Angel" and UPN's "Star Trek: Voyager," national syndication on "Hercules" and "Xena" as well as cable spots running on MTV, E! Entertainment TV and Comedy Central. A multifaceted print campaign, begun months ago, is in place in all gaming publications and an online banner program on key gaming sites is also planned. The Acclaim.com site will feature key story and character information, screenshots, enemies, Quicktime videos, comic art and other appropriate news and facts about Armorines. The site can be accessed by directing your Web browser to www.acclaim.com. Acclaim will also publish a strategy guide accompanying the release of the game as well as a special 4-issue limited edition Armorines comic upon release of the video game.

    Acclaim Entertainment Background Information
    Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and mass marketer of software for use with interactive entertainment platforms including Nintendo, Sony Computer Entertainment and Sega hardware systems, and PCs. Acclaim owns and operates four studios located in the United States and the United Kingdom, and publishes and distributes its software directly in North America, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Australia. Acclaim also distributes entertainment software for other publishers worldwide, and publishes comic books and software strategy guides. Acclaim's headquarters are in Glen Cove, New York and Acclaim's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol AKLM. For more information visit Acclaim's website at www.acclaim.com.

    Contributed by skl (1140) on Mar 14, 2004.

Press Release - PlayStation:

    Save The Planet From Insect Invasion In Acclaim's ARMORINES IN PROJECT S.W.A.R.M

    Join the Fight on the PlayStation Game Console This Spring



    GLEN COVE, N.Y. (May 4, 2000) - Acclaim Entertainment (NASDAQ: AKLM), a leading interactive entertainment company, today announced that Armorines: Project S.W.A.R.M for the PlayStation game console will arrive in stores beginning today. Based on an original Acclaim comics' property, Armorines: Project S.W.A.R.M is a first-person action game that centers on an elite fighting force of Marines charged with saving the world from an invading swarm of immense alien insects bent on colonizing Earth.

    "Armorines in Project S.W.A.R.M takes 3D PlayStation games in a new direction by being one of the first to feature mission-based cooperative gameplay," said Evan Stein, marketing director at Acclaim Entertainment. "This attribute allows for unlimited replayability, and gamers can look forward to never playing missions the same way twice!"

    The Armorines storyline is set in 21st Century Earth and centers on an alien race fighting for survival, as their home planet can no longer support them. Looking to the stars for the answer, the aliens discovered a small green and blue planet that was too good to be true. Undetected by humans, breeding pods carrying the aliens landed on Earth and began to colonize the planet. Earth's own military forces are powerless against the aliens due to the deadly toxins emitted by this horrific enemy. Humans have resorted to their last hope in the fight to save Earth from alien colonization - an elite military team wearing a highly advanced suit of armor.

    Gamers will journey with one of two Armorines characters, Private Lewis and Private Lane, through multiple environments and secret worlds including: a Siberian Military base, where gamers must battle pollution and a heavy onslaught of alien bugs; the South American Jungle, where jungle bugs abound in an ancient Inca settlement; a Volcanic Island, where alien creatures must be eradicated from the depths of a steaming, lava-ridden volcano; the Egyptian Desert, where gamers confront alien bugs in the Valley of The Kings; and the Alien Hive, which features an asteroid-like spacecraft that carries thousands of alien insects to Earth. As players complete each level, additional secret worlds with tougher alien opponents will be revealed.

    Armorines In Project S.W.A.R.M also features a wide range of multiplayer options including an outstanding co-operative mode that allows gamers to grab a friend and play single player missions in split screen mode. Enlistees will have to survive much tougher missions and incredibly clever alien attacks in order to prevail.

    Armorines In Project S.W.A.R.M will be supported by a comprehensive marketing campaign that will reach hard-core gamers and the mass market alike. A multifaceted print campaign, begun months ago, is in place in all gaming publications and an online banner program on key gaming sites is also planned. The Acclaim.com site will feature key story and character information, screenshots, enemies, Quicktime videos, comic art and other appropriate news and facts about Armorines. The site can be accessed by directing your Web browser to www.acclaim.com.

    Acclaim Entertainment Background Information
    Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and mass marketer of software for use with interactive entertainment platforms including Nintendo, Sony Computer Entertainment and Sega hardware systems, and PCs. Acclaim owns and operates six studios located in the United States and the United Kingdom, and publishes and distributes its software directly in North America, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain and Australia. Acclaim also distributes entertainment software for other publishers worldwide, and publishes comic books and software strategy guides. Acclaim's headquarters are in Glen Cove, New York and Acclaim's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol AKLM. For more information visit Acclaim's website at www.acclaim.com.

    Contributed by skl (1140) on Mar 14, 2004.

Armorines: Project S.W.A.R.M. Official Website:
    YOU ARE THE FIRST ARMORINE:

    A soldier of the highest order, protected by a nuclear powered armored suit. It's the toughest job any one person could have... Save the human race from eradication. This time the threat is from alien parasites that feed on the living and toy with the dead.

    The world is gradually being infested by these huge insects and it is your job to go in and save them. All normal military action has proved futile, as the toxins these bugs release are deadly to humans. Our only hope is an experimental suit, which will resist the toxins - Are you brave enough to take on the job?

    --Dozens of unique enemies that think for themselves.
    --Co-operative mode - Take on the bugs with a friend. Extreme explosive action, as you rip your way through the world.
    --Diverse environments which see the player go through Sandstorms / Snow / Rainforests / Volcanic eruptions and even Space.
    --Unique weaponry - Take on weapons from your environment and even from the bugs.
    --Multiplayer - up to 4 players in an all out shooting spree in unique multiplayer arenas.
    --Main Characters based on the Acclaim comics title "Armorines."

    http://www.acclaim.com/games/armorines/index.html

    Contributed by Indra is here (19781) on Jun 18, 2003.