Activision Brings the First Family of Springfield To the Mat in The Simpsons(TM) Wrestling

'The Simpsons' Take to the Ring in Their First Title

On the PlayStation(R) Game Console



Apr 13, 2001, 01:00 ET from Activision, Inc.

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Fans of FOX Broadcasting's
 popular, animated television satire "The Simpsons" can now grapple, pile drive
 and body slam their way across Springfield in The Simpsons(TM) Wrestling for
 the PlayStation(R) game console.  The game, produced by Fox Interactive and
 developed by Big Ape, is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB.  The Simpsons
 Wrestling game is being published and distributed in North America by
 Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq:   ATVI) and is currently available at retail locations
 nationwide for a suggested retail price of $39.99.
     The Simpsons Wrestling is an all-out, humorous 3D wrestling/fighting game
 featuring the much-loved characters and locations of "The Simpsons."  Players
 can take on the identity of their favorite character and battle their way to
 the ultimate title -- Champion of Springfield.  The show's voiceover talent
 brings further authenticity to the game by performing their characters'
 dialogue and comic wrestling taunts.
     Featuring 22 characters from the television show, The Simpsons Wrestling
 lets players choose to wrestle as their favorites including Bart, Homer,
 Marge, Lisa, Burns, Smithers, Krusty, Apu, Moe, Flanders and more.  Each
 character executes his or her own unique fighting style and "special moves"
 such as Homer's "Strangulator," Bart's "Wedgie," Lisa's "Pop Quiz," and
 Barney's "Duff Cloud Burp."  Players learn to utilize the numerous power-ups
 like the donut that increases speed, bowling pins that can be used as clubs
 and bubble gum that slows players down.  The game also features 3D,
 graphically detailed Springfield locations such as the Simpson house, Krusty
 Lu Studios, Moe's Tavern, the Kwik-E-Mart, Barney's Bowl-O-Rama and the
 infamous Nuclear Power Plant.  The Simpsons Wrestling was developed by
 Novato-based developer Big Ape.
 
     About "The Simpsons"
     "The Simpsons" is a Gracie Films Production in association with 20th
 Century Fox Television, with Film Roman as the animation house.  Matt Groening
 is creator and executive producer with James L. Brooks and Mike Scully for the
 five-time Emmy Award winner for outstanding animated program.  Seen by over
 60 million fans weekly in more than 60 countries around the world, "The
 Simpsons" ranks among the world's most-watched programs ever even outranking
 the self-proclaimed "World's Most Watched Show," "Baywatch," across most major
 international (and even domestic) territories.
 
     About Fox Interactive
     Recognized as an innovative industry leader, Fox Interactive, an operating
 unit of Fox Filmed Entertainment, a News Corporation company, is committed to
 developing a full range of bold and engaging interactive entertainment.  The
 company creates and co-publishes computer and video game software based on Fox
 franchises as well as new and original properties.
 
     About Activision
     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 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Fans of FOX Broadcasting's
 popular, animated television satire "The Simpsons" can now grapple, pile drive
 and body slam their way across Springfield in The Simpsons(TM) Wrestling for
 the PlayStation(R) game console.  The game, produced by Fox Interactive and
 developed by Big Ape, is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB.  The Simpsons
 Wrestling game is being published and distributed in North America by
 Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq:   ATVI) and is currently available at retail locations
 nationwide for a suggested retail price of $39.99.
     The Simpsons Wrestling is an all-out, humorous 3D wrestling/fighting game
 featuring the much-loved characters and locations of "The Simpsons."  Players
 can take on the identity of their favorite character and battle their way to
 the ultimate title -- Champion of Springfield.  The show's voiceover talent
 brings further authenticity to the game by performing their characters'
 dialogue and comic wrestling taunts.
     Featuring 22 characters from the television show, The Simpsons Wrestling
 lets players choose to wrestle as their favorites including Bart, Homer,
 Marge, Lisa, Burns, Smithers, Krusty, Apu, Moe, Flanders and more.  Each
 character executes his or her own unique fighting style and "special moves"
 such as Homer's "Strangulator," Bart's "Wedgie," Lisa's "Pop Quiz," and
 Barney's "Duff Cloud Burp."  Players learn to utilize the numerous power-ups
 like the donut that increases speed, bowling pins that can be used as clubs
 and bubble gum that slows players down.  The game also features 3D,
 graphically detailed Springfield locations such as the Simpson house, Krusty
 Lu Studios, Moe's Tavern, the Kwik-E-Mart, Barney's Bowl-O-Rama and the
 infamous Nuclear Power Plant.  The Simpsons Wrestling was developed by
 Novato-based developer Big Ape.
 
     About "The Simpsons"
     "The Simpsons" is a Gracie Films Production in association with 20th
 Century Fox Television, with Film Roman as the animation house.  Matt Groening
 is creator and executive producer with James L. Brooks and Mike Scully for the
 five-time Emmy Award winner for outstanding animated program.  Seen by over
 60 million fans weekly in more than 60 countries around the world, "The
 Simpsons" ranks among the world's most-watched programs ever even outranking
 the self-proclaimed "World's Most Watched Show," "Baywatch," across most major
 international (and even domestic) territories.
 
     About Fox Interactive
     Recognized as an innovative industry leader, Fox Interactive, an operating
 unit of Fox Filmed Entertainment, a News Corporation company, is committed to
 developing a full range of bold and engaging interactive entertainment.  The
 company creates and co-publishes computer and video game software based on Fox
 franchises as well as new and original properties.
 
     About Activision
     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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