Activision's Vigilante 8 Delivers The Ultimate Off-Road Combat Action

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Ultra-Fast Driving-Combat Game Features Fully Interactive Environments And A Variety Of Deadly Vehicles

Santa Monica, CA, November 1997 -- Activision, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) enters the driving-combat genre with Vigilante 8 for the Sony PlayStation. Featuring innovative graphics, a new 3-D landscape engine, plus a cast of original characters, the game delivers a fast-paced action experience that hurls players into a series of death matches in the American Southwest. Armed with supercharged V8 vehicles and an arsenal of deadly weapons, players can chase down their opponents in a variety of fully-destructible environments. Vigilante 8 is slated to hit retail shelves in early 1998 and will carry a suggested retail price of $59.95.

"Vigilante 8 will take the driving combat category to a new level by combining fully-destructible arenas, explosive weapons and amazing special effects with richly drawn characters," states Bobby Kotick, Chairman and CEO, Activision, Inc. "We have created a variety of unique 3-D environments in which players continually confront their opponents in non-stop, head-to-head combats."

Showcasing a new proprietary 3-D landscape engine that delivers ultra-fast gameplay, Vigilante 8 allows players to choose from eight fully-loaded muscle cars armed with a variety of weapons and strategic attack moves. Players engage in off-road, car-to-car combat as they battle opponents in eight totally-destructible arenas that feature such realistic terrain graphics as lens flares, real-time reflection mapping, terrain deformation and intense 3-D explosions. The one or two-player video game offers two modes of play, multiple playing perspectives and bonus cars and arenas that unlock as the player progresses throughout the game.

Set in 1975, Vigilante 8 thrusts players into the desolate American Southwest where a motorized gang intent on destroying the nation's economy by systematically targeting oil refineries, as well as industrial and commercial installations, is terrifying the area. In an effort to stop this unbridled reign of terror, a group of citizens decide to take the law into their own hands and form an organization known as the Vigilantes. The first heroic act of the Vigilantes is to stop the gang from stealing the world's most advanced weaponry from a secret military facitily. As a result, the deadly high tech weapons are now in the hands of both the gang and the Vigilantes. Players engage in metal-twisting, glass-shattering, auto combat across the land -- from the Colorado Rockies to California's farmlands -- in order to save the Southwest.

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Activision, Inc. is a publicly held developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for Microsoft Windows and MD-DOS compatible, Macintosh and other computers, as well as Sony PlayStation, Sega and Nitendo game systems. Activision is headquartered in Santa Monica with offices in Madison, Wisconsin, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and Australia.

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