Activision Announces Launch Support For SCEA'S Playstation Portable Entertainment Platform
Santa Monica, CA - October 13, 2004 - Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) confirmed today that the company plans to support SCEA'S PlayStation Portable Entertainment Platform. The company is currently in development on two games that are expected to be launch titles for the platform, Spider-Man 2TM and Tony Hawk's Underground 2.
"SCEA's PlayStation Portable Entertainment Platform is an exciting new platform that combines processing power with a sleek new look that will appeal to an older demographic," said Kathy Vrabeck, president of Activision Publishing. "By matching our top brands like Tony Hawk's Underground 2 and Spider-Man 2 with the new entertainment device, we are able to broaden our consumer base and leverage our franchises into new areas."
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 is being developed by Shaba Games and Spider-Man 2 is being developed by Vicarious Visions.
About Spider-Man Merchandising, LP
Spider-Man Merchandising L.P. is a 50/50 limited partnership comprised of Marvel Enterprises, Inc. and Sony Pictures Consumer Products Inc. The partnership oversees all of the licensing and merchandising for the Columbia Pictures feature film "Spider-Man 2," based on Marvel characters.
About Activision, Inc.
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 $948 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004.
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