Activision's Tony Hawk's Pro Skater(TM) 3 Set To Roll Onto Six Platforms

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Activision, Inc.

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Activision, Inc.
 (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced that it will release the next installment of
 the best-selling skateboarding franchise of all time, Tony Hawk's Pro
 Skater(TM), on six platforms -- the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment
 system, Xbox(TM) video game system, Game Boy(R) Advance, PC, PlayStation game
 console and Game Boy(R) Color.  Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 will offer fast-paced
 skateboarding fun in a variety of massive living levels with new features
 enhancements.
     "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 takes skateboarding to the next level through
 its innovative technical advancements and unique gameplay features that offer
 fast and furious competitions both on the ramp and in the street," states
 Larry Goldberg, executive vice president, Activision Worldwide Studios.  "The
 title's inherently fun and intuitive game design will translate seamlessly
 across multiple platforms."
     Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 delivers realistic, cutting edge graphics,
 action-packed gameplay, seamless video cinematic sequences and crisp special
 effects.  The game extends beyond the boundaries of the traditional
 skateboarding genre by setting players in living environments that evolve.
 Players can choose to skate through realistic urban settings complete with
 pedestrians, cars, traffic accidents, natural disasters and changing weather
 conditions.
     Players go high flying through some of the hottest skating locales in the
 world including Skater's Island in Middleton, Rhode Island, Rio, Los Angeles,
 Canada, Tokyo and Paris.  Fluid animations let gamers pull off hundreds of
 combo moves and tricks including nollies, manuals and lip tricks using the
 franchise's signature solid control scheme.
     Elevating the game's overall excitement, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 delivers
 a star-studded lineup of skateboarding pros that join Tony Hawk including
 new-to-the-roster Bam Margera of "MTV Jackass" fame, and returning riders
 Steve Caballero, Rune Glifberg, Eric Koston, Bucky Lasek, Rodney Mullen, Chad
 Muska, Andrew Reynolds, Geoff Rowley, Elissa Steamer and Jamie Thomas.
 Additionally, fans can create their own skateboarding idols and personalize
 their skaters with glasses, hair, armbands and tattoos.  The game's expanded
 multi-player modes increase re-playability for the ultimate in skateboarding
 fun.
 
     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 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 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
 referred to such filings.
 
     Xbox and Microsoft are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.
 
 

SOURCE Activision, Inc.
    SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Activision, Inc.
 (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced that it will release the next installment of
 the best-selling skateboarding franchise of all time, Tony Hawk's Pro
 Skater(TM), on six platforms -- the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment
 system, Xbox(TM) video game system, Game Boy(R) Advance, PC, PlayStation game
 console and Game Boy(R) Color.  Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 will offer fast-paced
 skateboarding fun in a variety of massive living levels with new features
 enhancements.
     "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 takes skateboarding to the next level through
 its innovative technical advancements and unique gameplay features that offer
 fast and furious competitions both on the ramp and in the street," states
 Larry Goldberg, executive vice president, Activision Worldwide Studios.  "The
 title's inherently fun and intuitive game design will translate seamlessly
 across multiple platforms."
     Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 delivers realistic, cutting edge graphics,
 action-packed gameplay, seamless video cinematic sequences and crisp special
 effects.  The game extends beyond the boundaries of the traditional
 skateboarding genre by setting players in living environments that evolve.
 Players can choose to skate through realistic urban settings complete with
 pedestrians, cars, traffic accidents, natural disasters and changing weather
 conditions.
     Players go high flying through some of the hottest skating locales in the
 world including Skater's Island in Middleton, Rhode Island, Rio, Los Angeles,
 Canada, Tokyo and Paris.  Fluid animations let gamers pull off hundreds of
 combo moves and tricks including nollies, manuals and lip tricks using the
 franchise's signature solid control scheme.
     Elevating the game's overall excitement, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 delivers
 a star-studded lineup of skateboarding pros that join Tony Hawk including
 new-to-the-roster Bam Margera of "MTV Jackass" fame, and returning riders
 Steve Caballero, Rune Glifberg, Eric Koston, Bucky Lasek, Rodney Mullen, Chad
 Muska, Andrew Reynolds, Geoff Rowley, Elissa Steamer and Jamie Thomas.
 Additionally, fans can create their own skateboarding idols and personalize
 their skaters with glasses, hair, armbands and tattoos.  The game's expanded
 multi-player modes increase re-playability for the ultimate in skateboarding
 fun.
 
     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 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 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
 referred to such filings.
 
     Xbox and Microsoft are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.
 
 SOURCE  Activision, Inc.

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