Publicist, Corp. Communications Activision, Inc.
TONY HAWK’S PRO SKATER 2(tm) FOR SEGA
DREAMCAST(tm) AND GAME BOY® COLOR SKATES
ONTO RETAIL SHELVES
Monica, CA — November 15, 2000 — Sega Dreamcast(tm) and Nintendo® Game
Boy® Color owners can now tear up the asphalt with skateboarding’s top talent
in Activision, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2(tm). The sequel
to the multi-platform best-seller, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2(tm) is currently
available in North American retail stores. The Dreamcast version carries a
suggested retail price of $44.99 and has been rated "T" (Teen – with
mild animated violence and mild language) by the ESRB. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater
2(tm) for Game Boy Color carries a suggested retail price of $29.99 and is
rated "E" (Everyone – content suitable for persons ages six and
older) by the ESRB.
Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 is the definitive action sports video game and has set a
new benchmark for all future games in the genre," stated Dave Stohl,
executive producer, Activision Studios. "In bringing the game to the
Dreamcast and Game Boy Color, Activision reinforces its position as a leader
in leveraging marquee brands across multiple gaming platforms."
Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 allows players to skate as the greatest skateboarder of
all time, Tony Hawk, or as one of a "dream team" of 12 pros
including Bob Burnquist, Steve Caballero, Kareem Campbell, Rune Glifberg, Eric
Koston, Bucky Lasek, Rodney Mullen, Chad Muska, Andrew Reynolds, Geoff Rowley,
Elissa Steamer and Jamie Thomas.
a comprehensive roster of pro skaters, an intuitive control scheme and
enhanced skating physics, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 delivers the most authentic
and cutting-edge skateboarding experience of all time. The game’s increased
number of tricks and combinations – including manuals, new grabs, grinds,
inverts and lip and ollie tricks – challenges players to master new skills as
they work their way up the skateboarding ranks.
depth and replayability, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 for Dreamcast features the
most advanced skatepark editor ever attempted in a video game. The real-time
3D editor allows gamers to build their own dream parks from scratch. Players
can see exactly how their park will look in the game as they plot out a course
using a variety of parts – ramps, rails, obstacles and quarterpipes. Once a
level is laid out, it can be saved to a memory card and shared with friends.
Additionally, a total character customization feature allows gamers to modify
the pro skaters’ clothing and trick sets, or build an entirely new character
Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 for Dreamcast was developed by Treyarch LLC for
Activision, and the Game Boy Color version was developed for Activision by
Natsume Co. Ltd.
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 $572 million for the
fiscal year ended March 31, 2000.
maintains operations in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany,
Japan, Australia, 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 <http://www.activision.com>.
statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are
"forward-looking statements." The Company cautions readers of this
press release that a number of important factors could cause Activision’s
actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in any such
forward-looking statements. These important factors, and other factors that
could affect Activision, are described in Activision’s Annual Report on Form
10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000, which was filed with the United
States Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers of this press release are
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