989 Sports Kicks Off the Football Season on August 15 With NFL GameDay 2001 For PlayStation® Game Console


More Than 55 NFL Players Help Develop Strategies and Plays While 13 Top NFL

Players Are "Motion-Captured" so Game Looks and Plays Like the Real Thing

  -- NFL players designing plays and explaining involvement in game
     -- Behind the scenes footage and interviews with players including
        Jevon Kearse (Tennessee), Steve Beuerlein (Carolina), Derrick Brooks
        (Tampa Bay) and Tony Gonzalez (Kansas City)
  -- NFL players playing NFL GameDay 2001 and discussing their interest in
     playing the game
  -- NFL GameDay 2001 gameplay highlights

NFL GameDay 2001, the original football franchise for the PlayStation game console hits store shelves on Tuesday, August 15. Developed by 989 Sports, NFL GameDay 2001 enlists many of the top names in the NFL to help develop the game through strategic input and by taking part in motion-capture animation that ensures that the game includes real motions and actions just as they take place on Sundays in the NFL.

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NFL GameDay 2001 includes all 31 NFL teams with up-to-date rosters and their own beautifully detailed home stadiums. Each player is scaled to actual height, weight and body style and more than 200 new motion-captured moves include new tackles and jukes. Recreating true NFL action, play-by-play legend Dick Enberg and color commentator Phil Simms call all the exciting action.

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  For Technical Information, Please Contact:  J-NEX Media 800-366-5639

For more information on 989 Sports or NFL GameDay 2001, please contact: Christy Fritts, 858-824-5825 (w), or 858-361-3539, or 888-501-7669 (pgr), or christy_fritts@playstation.sony.com, or Jamie Tica, 858-824-5854 (w), or 858-336-5399 (c), or 888-501-7669 (pgr), or jamie_tica@playstation.sony.com, both of Sony Computer Entertainment; or Chris Overholser, 213-489-8239 (w), or 310-213-2659 (c), or overholc@fleishman.com, for Sony Computer Entertainment.

PRNewswire -- Aug. 12

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