Hollywood Returns For Its Finest Hour In New Call Of Duty: Finest Hour Console Game


Santa Monica, CA – Oct. 7, 2004 –
Hollywood and rock music join the ranks of World War II with actor Dennis
Haysbert, of the hit television drama “24,” and Brian Johnson, lead singer of
the legendary rock band AC/DC, signing on for key voice talent roles in
Activision, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) gritty, epic first-person war action-thriller
Call of Duty™: Finest Hour™. Additionally, veteran writer/ producer Michael
Schiffer will once again provide his screenwriting stamp with a cinematic and
intense script. Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino returns to score a
breathtaking soundtrack that will further immerse fans into the overwhelming
action. Developed by Spark, Call of Duty: Finest Hour will deploy this fall for
the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox® video game system from
Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube™ and carries a “T” (“Teen” – Blood, Violence)
rating by the ESRB.

“Working with Dennis, Brian, Michael
Schiffer and Michael Giacchino has been a truly inspired collaboration. Each
brought his own valued expertise to the project, contributing in such differing
ways to the depth of realism and emotion of Finest Hour’s non-stop, gripping
action,” said Scott Langteau, producer and COO, of developer Spark Unlimited.

Fans will have no trouble
identifying the voice of Golden Globe nominated Dennis Haysbert as the narrator
in Call of Duty: Finest Hour. The addition of the narrator brings a whole new
continuity to Finest Hour. Currently starring in the television series “24”,
Haysbert landed roles in blockbuster movies “Absolute Power,” “Heat” and “Major

Vocalist Brian Johnson brings his
signature voice, honed over the years as the front man for the famed legendary
rock band AC/DC. Johnson’s character plays the leading role during the harrowing
British campaign in Finest Hour, for which Johnson carries an important personal
connection. His father served as a Sergeant Major of the British Army’s Durham
Light Infantry, and Johnson brought much of his father’s experience as a “Desert
Rat” to his character in the game.

Michael Schiffer joined the Call of
Duty team last year with the award-winning PC game. Now he is working closely
with the Finest Hour producers to evoke the emotional drama of the chaos of
battle. Schiffer’s screenwriting credits include “Crimson Tide,” “Colors,” “Lean
on Me,” The Four Feathers” and “The Peacemaker.” His producing credits also
include “Very Bad Things,” “Lean on Me” and “Le Divorce.” Most recently he’s
been tapped to write the new military action thriller “First Class.”

Game fans need no introduction to
Michael Giacchino. A longtime gamer whose award-winning game scores have
resulted in numerous accolades, Giacchino has moved on to score the popular
television series “Alias,” and the new series “Lost,” plus Pixar Animation
Studio’s upcoming animated feature film “The Incredibles.” For the Call of Duty
PC game, Giacchino created a compelling and gripping soundtrack, this time he
has dug even deeper by deploying an 80 person orchestra and 50 person choir to
bring out the emotions and conviction of Finest Hour. About Spark Spark
Unlimited is a developer of high quality games for PlayStation® 2, Xbox™ and
NINTENDO GAMECUBE™. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Sherman Oaks,
California, Spark Unlimited is an employee owned company that seeks to create
artistry through technology for a global gaming audience. For more information
about Spark Unlimited, please visit our Web site at
www.sparkunlimited.com.  About
Activision, Inc. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is
a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive
entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net
revenues of $948 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004.

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