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
Feature Hollywood-Style Production Values and Intriguing Storyline

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.

"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 found dead.

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 killer.

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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