Medieval: Total War Tops Sales Charts in UK and US


Santa Monica, CA – September 13,
2002 — Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced that its epic real-time
strategy game
Medieval: Total
is topping U.K. and U.S. sell-through
charts.  The title was the #1 best-selling PC game in the U.K. in each of the
two weeks following its release, as reported by Elspa/Chart-Track. Additionally,
in its first week of full retail availability in the U.S., the game reached the
#4 position on the PC chart, according to NPD Intelect.  Developed by The
Creative Assembly,
Medieval: Total War
has received critical acclaim from the press securing an

Editors’ Choice Award
from IGN,
‘s PC Game of
the Month
for August and
Developer of the Year
honors from
PC Gamer U.K

Total War
showcases the triple
AAA product focus of our PC portfolio and exemplifies our commitment to
partnering with top development talent worldwide," states Ron Doornink,
President of Activision, Inc.  "We are extremely pleased with the strong
response from consumers, critics and retailers around the world.  The success of
the game is true testament to the talent and vision of The Creative Assembly."

The sequel to the award-winning
Shogun: Total War,
Medieval: Total War

allows players to take control of one of 12 European powers as they attempt to
rewrite history through a mixture of epic battles, trade, diplomacy and resource
management.  Recreating the massive scope of dark ages warfare, the game
supports real-time 3D battles of more than 10,000 troops and

more than 100

unique unit types, including knights, infantry and siege engines, in terrain as
varied as deserts, forest, plains and mountains.  Players will utilize authentic
battle strategies and tactics as they unleash their forces against medieval
castles and mighty fortresses with an arsenal of battle-field weapons including
long-bows, muskets, cannons and catapults which can pound castle walls and
buildings to rubble. 

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 revenues of $786 million for the fiscal year ended March 31,

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