Spider-Man 2 for the Nintendo DS Now Available



Santa Monica, CA –
November 17, 2004 – The world’s most celebrated Super Hero, Spider-Man, is
swinging into retail stores nationwide in Activision, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI)
Spider-Man 2
for the Nintendo DS™ video game platform.  The game,
which is based on this summer’s blockbuster feature film from Columbia Pictures
and Marvel, is among the first titles to hit retail stores alongside the
Nintendo DS hardware. 


“There is a
tremendous amount of enthusiasm for the Nintendo DS and we are excited to be
among the launch titles for this innovative new platform,” said Kathy Vrabeck,
president of Activision Publishing. 

Spider-Man 2 takes advantage of the Nintendo DS’s
processing power by delivering amazing graphics and sound, and gameplay that
fully realizes the potential of the dual screen.”

Players assume the
role of Spider-Man and re-live the movie experience through all new missions
featuring unique enemies, objectives and combat maneuvers. 


Utilizing the
touch screen and new controller layout, players can quickly swing, run, jump,
solve puzzles, engage in combat and switch to an arsenal of moves on the fly,
while patrolling and protecting the city of Manhattan from the nefarious Doc Ock. 


Spider-Man 2
for the Nintendo DS is being developed by Vicarious Visions and is currently
rated “E” (Everyone) by the ESRB.


About Spider-Man Merchandising, LP

Merchandising L.P. is a 50/50 limited partnership comprised of Marvel
Enterprises, Inc. and Sony Pictures Consumer Products Inc.  The partnership
oversees all of the licensing and merchandising for the Columbia Pictures
feature film “Spider-Man 2,” based on Marvel characters.


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.


maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany,
Italy, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia and the Netherlands.  More information
about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s World Wide Web
site, which is located at





Spider-Man and
related characters: TM &  Marvel Characters, Inc.   


Spider-Man 2, the
movie:  2004 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.


Super Hero(es) is
a co-owned registered trademark.