ANNOUNCES CGE2K LINEUP
June 9, 2000
For immediate release:
ROCHESTER, MN -- Songbird
Productions recently unveiled its plans for new products to be available
at Classic Gaming Expo 2000, which will be held in Las Vegas at
the Jackie Gaughan Plaza Hotel during July 29-30.
Topping off the list
is the long-awaited release of Crystal Mines II: Buried Treasure.
This Win-95/98/00 software allows consumers to build, swap, and
download new levels on their existing Crystal Mines II Lynx game
cartridge. Over 50 brand new levels are included, as well as the
original 150+ CM2 levels. Plus, it includes all the tools and documentation
needed to help anyone get started designing their own levels. MSRP
for CM2:BT is $29.95 for the CD, and $49.95 for the CD and Lynx-to-PC
In an unexpected move,
Songbird also announced the availability of a "CGE2K special edition"
version of Remnant, the highly- anticipated 3D space combat game
for the Lynx. "This is a game no Lynx fan should be without," commented
Carl Forhan, owner of Songbird and the developer of Remnant. "It
puts the Lynx into high gear -- from the explosions to the 3D scaling
to the audio, Remnant sets a new standard for 'next generation'
Lynx games." This special edition of Remnant is a complete game,
and features more than a dozen sectors to clear in the Arcade play
mode. A future version of Remnant is anticipated to include a Strategic
play mode as well, where the player must repel enemy squadrons and
protect friendly outposts. MSRP for Remnant is $39.95.
Not to leave Jaguar fans
out, Songbird also has plans to offer for sale a new Rapid Fire
Controller for the Atari Jaguar. Carl explained the benefits of
the new controller: "Titles such as Zero 5 and Raiden are great
games on the Jaguar, but can suffer from slow fire rates which force
the player to mash buttons repeatedly. The RFC is simply a modified
18-button controller with a special circuit that allows the player
to enable or disable multiple fire rates on the A and B buttons."
The RFC has been tested by several individuals and received very
favorable feedback so far. MSRP for the RFC is $39.95. Only limited
quantities will be available for sale at CGE2K.
is the premier developer and publisher for the Atari Lynx and Jaguar.
To keep up to date with the latest news at Songbird Productions,
be sure to visit the company web site at http://songbird.atari.net.
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