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October 28 2004

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SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA HOSTS SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AT THE METREON

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SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA HOSTS SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AT THE METREON

Top Players in North America and Korea Face Off Online With New SOCOM II Levels

WHAT:

SOCOM II World Championships will be held at the PlayStation® store at the Metreon in San Francisco on Saturday, October 30th, 2004 at 1 p.m. The tournament is the culmination of more than three months of intense team-based clan competition, which brings together 16 players from North America and Korea to play new and classic SOCOM II levels online. The eight players who make up the top clan, either from North America or Korea, will be heralded as the " SOCOM II World Champions."

The "Old School" Clan of North America is made up of eight players from all over the country, from North Carolina and Florida to Pennsylvania and California. They range in age from 17 to 26-years-old and their occupations vary from students to programmers and engineers. They met playing SOCOM II online, formed a clan, and subsequently won a trip to San Francisco to face off against the best clan from Korea in a best of three maps, at five rounds per map. Two of the three maps will be the new SOCOM II downloadable maps for the Internal Hard Disk Drive (40GB) (for PlayStation®2) . It will be the public debut viewing for both of these new maps designed to take advantage of the HDD.

WHEN:

Saturday, October 30, 2004 at 1 p.m.

WHERE:

The PlayStation Store at the Metreon, located at the corner of Fourth and Mission streets (101 Fourth Street) in downtown San Francisco. The PlayStation Store is on the ground floor.

Admission is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Media who would like to attend may RSVP using the contact information below.

ABOUT SOCOM II : Developed by Zipper Interactive, SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs is one of the most popular online games of all time, selling over 900,000 copies in its first 100 days on store shelves. SOCOM II places you in the role of an elite SEAL commander whose team's orders are simple strike targets of importance within 12 intense international missions ranging from Algeria, Albania, Brazil and Russia.

SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs is rated M for Mature and is exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system.