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Santa Monica, CA, September 4, 1997 -- Just when you thought the T.R.I.P. was over, Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) delivers a new double-barreled stand-alone expansion product Interstate 76 Nitro Pack: The Vigilante Files.

Building on the sheer excitement of Interstate 76, The Vigilante Files allows players to experience life as an auto-vigilante by assuming the role of their favorite Interstate 76 characters including Taurus, Jade and Skeeter in approximately 20 new action-packed single-player missions. Interstate 76 Nitro Pack: The Vigilante Files also includes a series of bonus missions playable when all of the main character missions have been completed.

The game also offers exciting multi-player action with all-new options including Capture The Flag and Racing. Up to eight players can do battle over a local area network (LAN) or the Internet in 25 new adrenaline-pumping missions.

"Interstate 76 Nitro Pack: The Vigilante Files expands the Interstate 76 universe by delivering the next round of hard-core auto combat," said Bobby Kotick, Chairman and CEO, Activision, Inc. "Gamers can play as any one of the three main characters from I76 as they blast their way through the 1970's American Southwest."

Slated for release on Windows 95 in early 1998, Interstate 76 Nitro Pack: The Vigilante Files features:

  • Nine new cars including the Wolfsburg FV, Leopard XLC and the Ransom Enforcer.
  • Never-before-seen novelty vehicles include an ambulance, limousine, hearse and an Army GP
  • Six new deadly weapons including a chemical grenade launcher (releases a deadly vapor cloud), Ball O Flame (flamethrower), 4 Get-U-Not (a fire and forget missile) and Caltrops (nails and small sharp metallic pieces that cause tires to blow out)
  • New multi-player host options: players can select the number of laps, kills or captures needed to win the game in addition to setting weapon restrictions
  • Toggle allowing instrument display in all external views
  • Force-Feedback technology
  • Horizon silhouette texture mapping, adding realistic depth and detail to the missions
  • Hack prevention functionality: vehicles are validated before entering multi- player games
  • All 76 cars from Interstate 76
  • All weapons from Interstate 76
  • CD-quality funk soundtrack

    Interstate 76 Nitro Pack: The Vigilante Files utilizes the state-of-the-art Interstate 76 technology which has been thoroughly optimized for increased frame rate. The engine also has been updated to include 16-bit 3D support out-of-the-box for most video cards based on the 3Dfx and Rendition chipsets, in addition to the STB Nitro card. I76 owners can even upgrade the original game to include the engine optimizations and 16-bit 3D support which are not currently available in the patch.

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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 Sony PlayStation, Sega and Nintendo game systems. Activision is headquartered in Santa Monica with offices in Madison, Wisconsin, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and Australia.

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