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May 11 2004

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THE DARK WORLD OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY COMES TO LIFE IN GOD OF WAR™, FOR PLAYSTATION®2

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THE DARK WORLD OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY COMES TO LIFE IN GOD OF WAR�, FOR PLAYSTATION�2
From the Creative Director of the Twisted Metal� Franchise, Comes a Mythological Action-Adventure Game Fit for the Gods

LOS ANGELES, May 11, 2004 Sony Computer Entertainment America announced today the winter 2005 release of
GOD OF WAR™, available exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Developed by SCEA Santa Monica Studios and overseen by the deviously creative mind behind the popular Twisted Metal® franchise, GOD OF WAR delivers a single-player combat action-adventure, based on the dark brutal world of Greek mythology. In GOD OF WAR, players take on the role of Kratos, a viscious warrior, as a story unfolds in ancient times with various plot twists that take them through explosive aggressive gameplay, fused with traps, stunts, and story-driven puzzles.

Featuring an hour of cinematic sequences and a deep combat system built around unique double chain blade weapons permanently fixed on Kratos, GOD OF WAR takes players through various environments that will have them fighting fierce enemies, swinging on ropes, scaling mountain cliffs, swimming through rivers and sliding down zip lines, resulting in a one-of-a-kind action-packed Greek mythology adventure.

GOD OF WAR doesn’t pretend to play nice. It’s a game that will appeal to both hard-core and casual gamers by delivering adrenaline-packed action combat set in the world of Greek mythology,” said Ami Blaire, director, product marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America. “Not only is it visually stunning and engaging, but it provides a dramatic storyline with unique raw combat melee spliced with extreme artistic environments that will help drive the action-adventure category, while showcasing the power of PlayStation 2.”

Brute force and a “kill-or-be-killed” attitude permeate every facet of the game. Throughout the game when fighting various enemies, players will wield Kratos’ twin swords that are attached to retractable chains – these swords are more than just weapons that are tied to his wrists, they are anchors that symbolize his warrior destiny.

The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has not yet rated GOD OF WAR. For more information about the ESRB visit www.esrb.org.

About Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation®game console and the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. The PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system is set to revolutionize the home entertainment market, offering the most compelling interactive content and the capability to be used as a network terminal in the coming broadband era.

Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the PlayStation game console and develops, publishes, markets and distributes software for the PlayStation game console and the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif., Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.