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MULTI-MILLION SELLING OFFROAD RACING FRANCHISE RAISES THE BAR WITH FAMILIAR ‘MUD IN YOUR FACE’ ACTION IN ATV OFFROAD FURY™3 FOR PLAYSTATION®2
Third Installment Includes a Fully Loaded Racing Experience With Popular Enhanced Core Gameplay

Sony Playstation 2LOS ANGELES, May 11, 2004 – Sony Computer Entertainment America announced today the November release of ATV Offroad Fury™3 available exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Developed by Climax Group Inc., ATV Offroad Fury 3 is the third installment in the multi-million selling racing franchise that provides intense, free-roaming offroad racing gameplay, packed with additional courses, larger environments, extra modes, mini-games, more ATVs, online gameplay via the Network Adaptor (Ethernet/Modem) (for PlayStation® 2), and future support for the internal Hard Disk Drive (40GB)(for PlayStation®2).

Through both on- and offline gameplay, players will be able to tear it up anywhere and blaze their own trail, choosing from more than 24 highly detailed ATVs – including six competing ATVs in all single player and multi-player modes that offer varied gameplay. With visually stunning backgrounds featuring water and mud effects and fully interactive objects and instances such as ramps, tires, cones and trees, ATV Offroad Fury 3 will include a new short track, one-day events and Olympic championships.

“In ATV Offroad Fury 3, we take advantage of the highly successful gameplay of the franchise to present an even more, in-depth racing experience with all new features and enhancements that will whet every racing fan’s appetite,” said Ami Blaire, director, product marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America. “From online racing to new tracks, ATVs and mini-games mixed with the ability to pull off crazy stunts and tricks in stunning environments, what other alternative is there to the real thing?!”

Playable from both first- and third-person perspectives, ATV Offroad Fury 3 features two main modes of play containing race, freestyle, career, mini-games and multi-player games. Other modes will include a training course and waypoint editor. In ATV Offroad Fury 3, players will have the ability to race in more than 30 unique environments with six distinct terrain types including snow, dirt, mud, ice, water and grass, as well as compete in eight exciting mini-games including King of the Hill, Treasure Hunt, Tag, Hockey, Soccer, Basketball and Pre-load – to play in all multi-player modes.

Supporting up to six players online with voice-chat capabilities via the USB headset (for PlayStation®2), ATV Offroad Fury 3, includes a new comprehensive online scoreboard system that records event data for players and clans within all race types.

ATV Offroad Fury 3 will include a new Garage mode that will store the player’s complete progression and unlocked data, including vehicles, component parts and rider liveries. Players will also be able to utilize 20 customizable component parts for both the rider and the bike, along with color designs and logos to place on panels and rider liveries – showing rider experience in events. In addition, the new vehicle tuning system will allow players to change tire types and gear ratios.

The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has not yet rated ATV Offroad Fury 3. For more information about the ESRB visit www.esrb.org.

About Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation? 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 game console and develops, publishes, markets and distributes software for the PlayStation 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.

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