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Alice in Chains and Queensryche Among 12 Rock Bands to Join Snoop Dogg and Westside Connection for True Crime™: Streets of L.A.™ PC In-Game Soundtrack

  • 30 March, 2004 17:30

<p>Sydney, Australia – Expanding on its award-winning game soundtrack featuring original music from Snoop Dogg, Westside Connection and other hip-hop stars, Activision Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced True Crime™: Streets of L.A.™ for the PC will feature 32 additional tracks from artists such as Alice In Chains, Queensryche, and 2004 Grammy Award Nominees Spineshank and Stone Sour. The massive soundtrack will capture the essence of The City of Angels, from the urban vibe of East L.A. to the hard rock streets of Hollywood, offering more than 115 music tracks that will immerse players into the mean streets of Los Angeles. True Crime: Streets of L.A. for the PC will be available this autumn and is classified “MA15+” by the Office of Film and Literature Classification.</p>
<p>The game’s 32 additional tracks also feature music from Static-X, The Donnas, Genitorturers, The Distillers, Killswitch Engage, The Explosion, Mojo Rib, and Prototype. True Crime: Streets of L.A. PC will contain all the slammin’ hip-hop music from the console soundtrack performed by such renowned West Coast hip-hop artists as Snoop Dogg, Westside Connection (Ice Cube, Mac 10 and WC), Warren G, KAM, Jayo Felony, Boo Yaa Tribe, Easy-E Jr., and many others.</p>
<p>The PC game will take the driving, fighting and shooting action online with all-new multiplayer features, as well as new weapons and unlockable characters. Using either GameSpy or a Local Area Network (LAN), up to four players can join up and play any of five different multiplayer games. Using characters from the single player portion of True Crime, multiplayer gameplay will vary from the “Fast and Furious” style of “Street Racing” mode, to patrolling the city and bagging the most criminals in “The Beat.” Other games include hand-to-hand combat in “Dojo Master,” slaughtering opponents with new weapons such as a rocket launcher or crossbow in “Battle Master,” and Los Angeles wouldn’t be complete without a high speed car chase. In “The Chase,” gamers can play either the police or criminal in a desperate race across Los Angeles.</p>
<p>The single player portion of True Crime: Streets of L.A. for the PC thrusts players into the role of rogue Elite Operations Division operative Nick Kang, a no-holds-barred bad-arse, whose brutal reputation and lethal skills have landed him the nasty task of taking down the Chinese Triad and Russian Mafia cartel that have turned Los Angeles into a war zone.</p>
<p>Featuring a powerful 3D engine, the game allows the player to engage in a single player crime drama throughout 240 square miles of Los Angeles streets or challenge opponents in online multiplayer action modes. Gamers take part in explosive gun battles with double fisted firepower, devastating martial arts brawls, and high-speed shootouts.</p>
<p>True Crime: Streets of L.A. features the all-star voice cast of top Hollywood talent from the console version.</p>
<p>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 US$864 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003.</p>
<p>Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia 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 www.activision.com.</p>
<p>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, 2003, which was filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers of this press release are referred to such filings.</p>
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