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PlayStation 2 Takes to the Road

11 Jul, 2001 By: John Gaudiosi


Electronics Boutique, a leading specialty videogame retailer with over 600 mall-based stores, will host an 11-city "PlayStation 2 Hot Summer Games Tour" from July 14 through August 5. SonyComputer Entertainment America, the title sponsor for the tour, will showcase Gran Turismo 3A-spec, Twisted Metal: Black, ATV Offroad Fury, Extermination, Dark Cloud and Cool Boarders 2001 at the free event.

"We continue to focus on consumer demand while expanding the market for PlayStation 2, the industry's best-selling computer entertainment system," said Sharon Shapiro, director of promotions, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. "This tour is a perfect opportunity for existing andfuture PlayStation 2 owners to sample our latest first and third party software offerings which encompass a broad range of genres for all ages."

The tour includes over 20 PlayStation 2 games, including Electronic Arts' SSX, NBA Street,Madden NFL 2001, FIFA 2001, NASCAR 2001, NBA Live 2001 and Triple Play Baseball; RockStar Games' Rune: Viking Warlord, City Crisis, Midnight Club and Smuggler's Run; Midway's Legion: The Legend of Excalibur, Arctic Thunder, SpyHunter and Gauntlet Dark Legacy; and Ubi Soft Entertainment's Batman Vengeance, Disney's Tarzan and Rayman 2 Revolution.

Additional sponsors include Logitech, Prima Publishing, and IGN.com.

A full tour schedule is available at www.igametours.com.

TOUR SCHEDULE

SEATTLE
Saturday, July 14
SuperMall
1101 SuperMall Way
Auburn, WA 98001
12noon to 9pm
253.833.1790

NEW JERSEY
Thursday, July 9
Willowbrook Mall
1400 Willowbrook Mall
Wayne, NY 07470
12 noon to 9pm
973.785.1655

NEW YORK
Friday July, 20
Rockerfeller Center
45 Rockerfeller Plaza
New York, NY 10111
11:00am to 6pm
212.332.6889

PHILADELPHIA
Saturday, July 21
Franklin Mills
1455 Franklin Mills Circle
Philadelphia, PA 19114
12:00 noon to 9pm
215.632.1500

BALTIMORE
Sunday, July 22
Eastpoint Mall
7839 Eastpoint Mall
Baltimore, MD 21224
12 noon to 6pm
410.284.0934

CHICAGO
Wednesday, July 25
Woodfiled Mall
5Woodfield Mall
Schaumburg, IL 60713
12 noon to 9pm
847.330.0220

HOUSTON
Saturday, July 28
Baybrook Mall
500 Baybrook Mall
Friendswood, TX 77546
12 noon to 8pm
281.480.9484

DALLAS
Sunday, July 29
Grapevine Mills
3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway
Grapevine, TX 76051
12 noon to 6pm
972.724.4910

LAS VEGAS
Thursday, August 2
Galleria At Sunset
1300 W.Sunset Road
Henderson, NV 89014
12 noon to 9pm
702.434.2409

LOS ANGELES
Saturday, August 4
Westfield Shopping Town Santa Anita
400 South Baldwin Ave
Santa Anita, CA 91007
12 noon to 9pm
626.445.3116

SAN FRANCISCO
Sunday, August 5
Hillsdale Shopping Center
60 31st Avenue
San Mateo. CA 94403
12 noon to 6pm
650.345.8222


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