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Acclaim bounces back

Good games good sales doth make

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Acclaim has announced financial results for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2002. The company reported a 75 percent increase in Net revenues compared to the same period last year, which it attributed to critically acclaimed annual updates of its chief series, including the multi-platform All-Star Baseball 2003. The company aims to continue this upward trend with the forthcoming releases of Turok: Evolution and Aggressive Inline in the second half of the fiscal year, according to CEO Greg Fischbach, although he did confirm that platform oddity Vexx has slipped. "Followed by the launches of Vexx and Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 3 during the first quarter of fiscal year 2003, we believe that Acclaim will have a very strong and diverse holiday lineup that will be well represented across all gaming systems." The company plans to launch 17 PlayStation 2 titles, 14 GameCube titles and 18 Xbox titles, along with 13 GameBoy Advance offerings. This strong support for Microsoft's fledgling console is thought to be primarily because of its uptake in the United States, where Acclaim's sports franchises are warmly received. Aggressive Inline, Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 3, Turok: Evolution and Vexx will also be playable during the Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3) next month in Los Angeles. Related Feature - Vexx preview

Source - IGN

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