Activision Announces Bomberman(TM) Tournament and Pinobee(TM): Wings Of Adventure as Launch Titles for Nintendo(R) Game Boy(R) Advance

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Activision, Inc.

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Expanding its slate of
 premiere titles for the Nintendo(R) Game Boy(R) Advance system, Activision,
 Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced it has acquired worldwide publishing and
 distribution rights, with the exception of Japan, from Hudson Soft Co., Ltd.
 for the popular Bomberman(TM) franchise and an original title, Pinobee(TM):
 Wings of Adventure for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance.  Both Bomberman
 Tournament and Pinobee: Wings of Adventure join Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2(TM)
 as launch titles for the new hand-held platform.  Activision currently has
 eight games in various stages of production and development including Mat
 Hoffman's Pro BMX(TM), Shaun Palmer's Pro Snowboarder(TM), Spider-Man(R):
 Mysterio's Menace(TM) and X-Men(R): Reign of Apocalypse(TM).
     Utilizing the technological advances of Game Boy Advance, both titles will
 offer complex and varied forms of gameplay, multiplayer support via the
 system's Game Boy Advance Game Link(R) cable, increased player control and
 fluid and detailed graphics that take full advantage of the Game Boy Advance's
 increased picture resolution.
     "These games are a perfect complement to our dynamic Game Boy Advance
 lineup," states Larry Goldberg, executive vice president, Activision Worldwide
 Studios.  "Both titles take full advantage of the hardware's capabilities and
 have wide-consumer appeal."
 
     Bomberman(TM) Tournament
     Featuring fast and furious gameplay, Bomberman Tournament for the Game Boy
 Advance delivers its signature brand of non-stop action to fans of the best-
 selling franchise.  In the game, players must tactically navigate through
 eight different battlefield mazes while hunting down opponents and avoiding
 bombs.  The game is one of the first Game Boy Advance titles that allows up to
 four players to battle it out from one Game Pak using Game Link cable.  The
 game also features an in-depth Adventure mode that lets players travel on a
 single player quest through five expansive lands, interact with characters,
 solve brain teasing puzzles and battle mega-bosses.  Bomberman Tournament is
 being developed by Hudson Soft Co., Ltd.
 
     Pinobee(TM): Wings of Adventure
     This immersive side-scrolling adventure is set in nine vibrant 3D worlds
 complete with characters to interact with and obstacles and enemies to
 overcome.  Each world has been hand painted and takes full advantage of Game
 Boy Advance's ability to render multi-layered backgrounds for a real 3D
 effect.  Players must guide Pinobee, a robotic bee who is missing a heart, on
 a quest to find and rescue his kidnapped creator, Grandpa Bee.  The game gives
 players the opportunity to work their way through multiple storylines that
 result in eight unique and different endings.  Throughout their adventures,
 players can collect over 50 items and magical power ups that can be exchanged
 with other players over Game Link cable.  Pinobee: Wings of Adventure is being
 developed by Artoon Co., Ltd. and Hudson Soft. Co., Ltd.
 
     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
 $572 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000.
 
     Activision 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.
 
     The 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 the Company'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
 referred to such filings.
 
 

SOURCE Activision, Inc.
    SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Expanding its slate of
 premiere titles for the Nintendo(R) Game Boy(R) Advance system, Activision,
 Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced it has acquired worldwide publishing and
 distribution rights, with the exception of Japan, from Hudson Soft Co., Ltd.
 for the popular Bomberman(TM) franchise and an original title, Pinobee(TM):
 Wings of Adventure for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance.  Both Bomberman
 Tournament and Pinobee: Wings of Adventure join Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2(TM)
 as launch titles for the new hand-held platform.  Activision currently has
 eight games in various stages of production and development including Mat
 Hoffman's Pro BMX(TM), Shaun Palmer's Pro Snowboarder(TM), Spider-Man(R):
 Mysterio's Menace(TM) and X-Men(R): Reign of Apocalypse(TM).
     Utilizing the technological advances of Game Boy Advance, both titles will
 offer complex and varied forms of gameplay, multiplayer support via the
 system's Game Boy Advance Game Link(R) cable, increased player control and
 fluid and detailed graphics that take full advantage of the Game Boy Advance's
 increased picture resolution.
     "These games are a perfect complement to our dynamic Game Boy Advance
 lineup," states Larry Goldberg, executive vice president, Activision Worldwide
 Studios.  "Both titles take full advantage of the hardware's capabilities and
 have wide-consumer appeal."
 
     Bomberman(TM) Tournament
     Featuring fast and furious gameplay, Bomberman Tournament for the Game Boy
 Advance delivers its signature brand of non-stop action to fans of the best-
 selling franchise.  In the game, players must tactically navigate through
 eight different battlefield mazes while hunting down opponents and avoiding
 bombs.  The game is one of the first Game Boy Advance titles that allows up to
 four players to battle it out from one Game Pak using Game Link cable.  The
 game also features an in-depth Adventure mode that lets players travel on a
 single player quest through five expansive lands, interact with characters,
 solve brain teasing puzzles and battle mega-bosses.  Bomberman Tournament is
 being developed by Hudson Soft Co., Ltd.
 
     Pinobee(TM): Wings of Adventure
     This immersive side-scrolling adventure is set in nine vibrant 3D worlds
 complete with characters to interact with and obstacles and enemies to
 overcome.  Each world has been hand painted and takes full advantage of Game
 Boy Advance's ability to render multi-layered backgrounds for a real 3D
 effect.  Players must guide Pinobee, a robotic bee who is missing a heart, on
 a quest to find and rescue his kidnapped creator, Grandpa Bee.  The game gives
 players the opportunity to work their way through multiple storylines that
 result in eight unique and different endings.  Throughout their adventures,
 players can collect over 50 items and magical power ups that can be exchanged
 with other players over Game Link cable.  Pinobee: Wings of Adventure is being
 developed by Artoon Co., Ltd. and Hudson Soft. Co., Ltd.
 
     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
 $572 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000.
 
     Activision 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.
 
     The 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 the Company'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
 referred to such filings.
 
 SOURCE  Activision, Inc.

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