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Activision Inc.'s MTX: Mototrax races into Austraian Retail Outlets

  • 30 March, 2004 17:17

<p>Sydney, Australia – Activision, Inc. is taking the inside line to retail stores nationwide with the release of MTX: Mototrax™, the fastest, most complete motocross game, and the first to ever take the intense racing action online. Players embark on a quest to become the ultimate MX athlete, using their skills and savvy to beat the pros and up to seven of their friends in motocross, supercross and freestyle competitions. MTX: Mototrax has already received critical acclaim, earning a 90% rating from U.S. Play magazine, which described the game as “impossible to beat” and “a racing force to be reckoned with.” MTX: Mototrax is available in retail stores nationwide for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox® video game system for a suggested retail price of AU$99.95 and has been rated “G” by the Office of Film and Literature Classification.</p>
<p>“MTX: Mototrax groundbreaking non-linear career mode lets players use their skills to progress through different motocross disciplines as they become king of the track, earning the fame and fortune of a true champion,” states Dave Stohl, vice president, Activision Studios. “The game’s comprehensive online multiplayer capabilities offer high-speed racing action on more than 20 different tracks, delivering the ultimate motocross competition.”</p>
<p>MTX: Mototrax delivers an exhilarating mud slinging, fast-paced racing action at 60 frames per second that includes authentic environmental effects, realistic engine sounds and heart pounding rock music. Players can compete online against up to seven other opponents, challenge friends in split-screen multiplayer games or immerse themselves in a single-player career mode in 24 different locations such as the Hawaiian Islands, the Bayou and the Australian Outback.</p>
<p>MTX: Mototrax offers deep customisation features that allow players to create their own riders, build their own race tracks, and upgrade bikes and gear from manufacturers like Suzuki, Kawasaki and Yamaha. In their quest to become the ultimate athlete, gamers must steer their careers into the winner’s circle to gain sponsors and earn money to purchase new equipment. The game features legendary racer and freestyle rider Travis Pastrana, as well as 12 other top pro riders.</p>
<p>MTX: Mototrax is developed by Left Field Productions, makers of the critically acclaimed Excitebike 64.</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>
<p>About Xbox
Xbox (http://www.xbox.com) is the video game system from Microsoft that brings people together for the most exhilarating game and entertainment experiences. Xbox delivers an expansive collection of breakthrough games, powerful hardware and the unified Xbox Live online service. The new tagline, "it's good to play together," captures the spirit of Xbox as the social hub of the new digital entertainment lifestyle. Xbox is now available in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia.</p>
<p>Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.</p>
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