Call to Power(tm) II Hits Retail




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To Power II Brings The Battle for World Supremacy to the PC


Monica, CA – November 20, 2000 -Activision, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) epic empire
building game Call to Power II, storms onto retail shelves nationwide. The
follow-up title to the best-selling Civilization®: Call to PowerTM, the
sequel puts players in control of an empire spanning over six thousand years
of cultural, technical and governmental development. Call to Power II is
available for a suggested retail price of $45.99 and has been rated
"E" for everyone by the ESRB for mild animated violence.


to Power II represents a new chapter in the history of the empire building
genre," said Parker Davis, senior producer, Activision Studios. "The
game blends classic themes and play styles of the empire building genre with
improvements in pacing, balance, and combat. Innovations in city growth and
management, more powerful diplomacy and trade, and unique AI personalities
provide even greater strategic depth and immersion."


upon the well-established gameplay of Civilization: Call to Power, Call to
Power II offers several new diplomatic options for budding emperors. To help
in their bid for world domination, players will be able to send proposals and
counter proposals to neighboring nations to create strategic and economic
alliances. A player’s diplomatic strategy will play a large role in the
development of their empire, as enemy states will survey the diplomatic
landscape before attacking or forming their own alliances. Players can also
win the game by uniting the various empires and sustaining a world-wide


gamers who prefer diplomacy by other means, combat in Call to Power II has
been redesigned for greater realism and better gameplay. Units now have armor
and damage attributes in addition to traditional attack and defense scores,
creating a greater balance for the units across the ages. Also, combined arms
will play a much larger role in combat. Players who diversify their armies
into the three principal unit types, melee, flanking and ranged, will now
receive a higher relative rating in combat than a larger army comprised of
less diverse units. Additionally, unconventional warfare rules have been
modified to give the player more options.


manage the many facets of Call to Power II, a new user interface has been
designed to give gamers a more flexible and easier to control interface.
Players who prefer a more hands off approach can have the game’s mayors handle
the day-to-day tasks of managing the player’s cities. Additionally, the new UI
gives players a better overview of important factors like trade, army status
and the efficiency and happiness of the labor force.


players who want a quick Call to Power II fix, the game features three
scenarios. Players can try to conquer the world in Alexander the Great,
prevent World War III in the Nuclear Détente scenario or unite various clans
as a Samurai warlord in feudal Japan with the Magnificent Samurai scenario.

system requirements include a Pentium 166 or higher, with 64 MB of RAM and a
4X speed CD-ROM drive.


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fiscal year ended March 31, 2000.


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