World Tour Soccer 2006 Announced For PlayStation2

World Tour Soccer 2006 Announced
For PlayStation®2

Revered Soccer Franchise Scores
with Enhanced Gameplay and Non-Stop True-to-Life Soccer Action

FOSTER CITY, Calif., January 18,
2005 Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that World Tour
Soccer 2006 from 989 Sports® will be available in stores this Spring, marking
the fourth iteration of the critically acclaimed soccer franchise. Developed
exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, World Tour
Soccer 2006 features an unprecedented line-up of teams and players from around
the globe in order to bring the excitement of the world’s most popular sport to
the forefront for gamers and soccer fans alike.

Building upon the roots of the
franchise, World Tour Soccer 2006, provides gamers with a familiar yet enhanced
gameplay experience, complete with even more features, players, teams and
stadiums. Highlighted by more than 935 international and club teams from around
the globe, along with an astounding 19,000 FIFPro licensed players from 32
different leagues, eight international tournaments and 28 unique stadiums, the
global game of soccer has been recreated with exceptional detail in order to
capture its enormous scope and popularity.

To enhance the experience on the
virtual pitch, World Tour Soccer 2006 features EyeToyTM functionality and the
all-new DigimaskTM technology. Utilizing the EyeToy USB camera (for PlayStation
2), sold separately, gamers can take snapshots of themselves and literally get
into the game. Once the player has taken their self-portraits, Digimask
technology converts the high-resolution images of a gamer’s head into a full 3D
model so that they can personally battle against the world’s best.

"World Tour Soccer 2006 is the most
true-to-life soccer game on the market, complete with an unmatched roster of the
world’s best players and top teams from around the globe," said Scott Rohde,
director of product development, 989 Sports. "The attention to detail, endless
number of play options, and inclusion of EyeToy functionality make this game not
only enjoyable for gamers of all ages, but challenging for even the most intense
soccer fan."

World Tour Soccer 2006, the most
realistic soccer simulation to date, allows gamers to choose from multiple modes
of play including Exhibition Match, Season, Career and Challenge Mode, giving
players the option of playing a quick game or the opportunity to play out a
grueling season where they’ll have to manage player contracts, trades, salary
caps and injuries.

Additionally, World Tour Soccer 2006
offers hard- core soccer enthusiasts a Competition Mode, in which players can
create their own Custom Cup or Custom League to their exact specifications, all
while highlighting their own Custom Team. With successful play, gamers will be
able to unlock hidden teams, stadiums, and cheats to help fill up their trophy
cabinet with any of the 49 available trophies.

Developed by true soccer fans at
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s London Studios, World Tour Soccer 2006 sets
the bar for unmatched play options and realism . A n enhanced Artificial
Intelligence (AI) brings a new level of authenticity to life during shots on
goals, defensive tackles and countless other moves during matches, while new
animations, passionate celebrations, enhanced lighting effects and the option of
having broadcasters announce in four different languages, will have fans
screaming, "goal!"

The independent Entertainment
Software Rating Board (ESRB) rating for World Tour Soccer 2006 is "RP" for
Rating Pending. For more information about the ESRB visit

About 989 Sports 989 Sports® is the
sports software brand of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. Known for its
top-selling sports franchise titles such as NFL GameDayTM, NCAA® GameBreakerTM,
NBA ShootOut , Gretzky NHLTM, NCAA® Final Four® and MLBTM, 989 Sports is
committed to developing authentic and innovative sports games to appeal to both
the professional athlete and hard-core sports videogame fan.

About Sony Computer Entertainment
America Inc. Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the
entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS oneTM game console, and the
PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. The PlayStation 2 computer
entertainment system is set to revolutionize the home entertainment market,
offering the most compelling interactive content and the capability to be used
as a network terminal in the coming broadband era.

Recognized as the undisputed
industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the
PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets and distributes
software for the PS one game console and the PlayStation 2 computer
entertainment system for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. serves as headquarters for all North
American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer
Entertainment Inc.