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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 12, 2002

Car Wars Relaunch Sent To Printer, Due In Stores This Month

Austin, TX – Steve Jackson Games is proud to announce that with the dispatch of nine(!) game books to the printer, the Car Wars relaunch is a reality. The game is expected to be on store shelves by the end of the month.

"We are extremely excited with the new edition," Car Wars Line Editor Paul Chapman said. "A lot of work went into it, and it shows. It looks really, really good."

Each book, at $5.95 each, has the basic rules plus two cars and enough counters to take the action to the street. Each pair of cars is unique (with variants and other alternate designs), and the books cover three autoduelling classes – three each for Divisions 5, 10, and 15.

Car Wars is the classic game of futuristic auto combat that was Steve Jackson Games' first big hit. Debuting in 1981, Car Wars put the company on the gaming map, and has sold well in excess of 100,000 copies. The game has spawned dozens of expansions, supplements, and spinoff products, including miniatures, pick-a-path adventure books, and novels.

The new books take Car Wars back to its low-cost roots – just you and your opponent, screaming down a lonely highway, guns at the ready. Or you can add more books and players and duke it out in a wild free-for-all in the arena, in front of thousands of fans and millions more on TV!

The initial release of these nine books is just the start for this Fifth Edition of Car Wars. Future releases will cover motorcycles, trucks, city duelling, arenas, custom car building, and much, much more. Chapman said, "We're filled to the brim with ideas, and we're committed to keeping all the expansions in the same price range, with a consistent feel and look. We think the line will appeal to both the hardcore Car Wars junkie, as well as the new player."

For more information, contact Paul Chapman (paul@sjgames.com) at (512) 447-7866.


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