Activision Returns to the Scene of the Crime with its Compelling Mystery
CD-ROM, Sacred Ground
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Second Title in the Santa Fe Mysteries Series
Los Angeles, CA, October 1, 1996 -- The second title in Activision,
Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ATVI) series of role-playing mysteries, Sacred Ground
propels computer sleuths into a dangerous world of intrigue, suspense and
murder. Written by Emmy-nominated writer Sam Egan ("Outer Limits," "Second
Noah," "Northern Exposure") and multimedia game designer Shannon Gilligan,
Sacred Ground features crisp full-motion video sequences and Hollywood-
style production values. Scheduled for a November 1996 release, Sacred
Ground will be available for MS-DOS, Windows 95 and Macintosh computers.
Feature Hollywood-Style Production Values and Intriguing Storyline
"Sacred Ground combines complex storylines, intriguing characters and top
production values to offer a unique gaming adventure set against the
backdrop of the rich and diverse culture of the American Southwest," said
Bobby Kotick, Chairman and CEO, Activision, Inc. "The game is modeled
after real-life crime-solving experiences, and challenges the player to
effectively use their time as they follow leads, examine clues and
interview suspects to solve the mystery."
Blending together Native American, Latin American and Western cultures,
the game challenges players to solve the case of a kidnapped wealthy
socialite, Randa Tasker, who was abducted from her Santa Fe hacienda.
Speculation begins to surface surrounding her husband Martin's plans to
develop a posh ski resort on Native American land. As the investigation
deepens and the list of suspects grows, it becomes clear that the Taskers
had made many enemies. Events take a dramatic turn when a key suspect is
In the role of the detective, players must arrest the key suspect's
murderer and find Randa before she becomes the next victim. As time begins
to run out and numerous dead ends, misleading tips and false clues present
a maze of obstacles in the investigation, players must use deductive
reasoning, memory, concentration and intuition to identify and arrest the
Sacred Ground features stunning full-screen, cinematic video sequences
that are seamlessly integrated into photo-realistic animated backgrounds,
immersing players in a true-to-life criminal investigation. Through the
game's advanced image compression technology, players can access richly
detailed, full-screen cinematic video sequences.
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Activision, Inc. is a publicly held developer and publisher of
interactive entertainment software for Microsoft Windows and
MS-DOS-compatible, Macintosh and other computers, as well as
Nintendo, Sega, and Sony PlayStation 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 statements contained in this release that are not historical
facts are "forward-looking statements." The company cautions
readers of this press release that a number of important factors
could cause Activision's actual future results to differ
materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking
statements. These important factors, and other factors that
could affect Activision, are described in the Company's Annual
Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1996.
Readers of this press release are referred to such filings.
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