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Activision's MechWarrior 2 Powers Up on
Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn

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Los Angeles, CA, May 16, 1996 -- Activision, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ATVI) best- selling combat-simulation game MechWarrior 2 is slated to launch on the Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn platforms this winter. Featuring 12 BattleMech and more than 30 different missions, MechWarrior 2 will offer console gamers more rapid-fire action, enhanced texture-mapped graphics and game features not found in the preceding version.

"With its stunning 3-D graphics, realistic sound effects and exhilarating first-person game play, MechWarrior 2 for the PlayStation and Saturn takes full advantage of the next-generation systems' capabilities," said Bobby Kotick, Chairman and CEO, Activision, Inc. "All of the qualities that make MechWarrior 2 a top-selling PC title are further enhanced, delivering unparalleled nonstop action."

MechWarrior 2 for the console systems will plunge players into the cockpit of one of more than a dozen BattleMechs equipped with lasers, rockets and other futuristic armaments. Players can choose from 32 missions and battle over a variety of terrain ranging from barren desert to urban landscapes to frozen tundra.

MechWarrior 2 for the PlayStation and Saturn provides increased frame rate, enhanced lighting effects and more detailed 3-D texture mapping delivering realistic, pulse-pounding game play. Additionally, players can activate new power-ups not available in the PC games, including invisibility; invulnerability; repairs for damaged systems and weapons; additional jump jets; and heat sink augmentation which provides for increased rapid-firing.

Three battle mission options create intense and varied game play. Instant Action allows players to engage in a free-for-all against a powerful array of enemy clan 'Mechs. Additionally, players can choose two different career modes - the Wolf Clan or the jade Falcon Clan - and advance from the ranks of cadet to the status of Khan, leader of the Clan. Hypnotic sound effects designed by Academy Award-winning Soundelux Media Labs draw players into an intense fight for valor.

Named "Best Game" by PC Entertainment, "Best PC CD-ROM Game" by Video Game Advisor and the "Editor's Choice" by PC Gamer, MechWarrior 2, based on FASA's Battletech Universe, is currently available on Microsoft's MS-DOS and Windows 95 operating systems. The Windows 95 version of the action-combat title is one of the first games that allows friends to compete head-to-head in a real-time suing a modem. Additionally, up to eight players can battle cooperatively or competitively over a local area network.

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Activision, Inc. is a publicly held developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for Microsoft Windows 95 and MS-DOS compatible, Macintosh and other computers, as well as Nintendo, Sega, and Sony PlayStation video game systems. Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in London, Tokyo and Sydney, the company sells and markets products under the Activision and Infocom trade names. The Activision World Wide Web site is located at www.activision.com.

Activision is a registered trademark of Activision, Inc. (c) 1996 Activision, Inc. All rights reserved.

MechWarrior, BattleTech, BattleMech, and `Mech are registered trademarks and NetMech is a trademark of FASA Corporation. (c) 1996 FASA Corporation. All rights reserved. Used under license.

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