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May 21 2002

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989 SPORTS®' NCAA® GAMEBREAKER™ 2003 TACKLES COLLEGE FOOTBALL FOR THE PLAYSTATION®2 COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM

989 SPORTS®' NCAA® GAMEBREAKER™ 2003 TACKLES COLLEGE FOOTBALL FOR THE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

989 SPORTS®' NCAA® GAMEBREAKER™ 2003 TACKLES COLLEGE FOOTBALL FOR THE PLAYSTATION®2 COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM

New Features Help NCAA GameBreaker 2003 Provide a Fully Immersive College Football Experience

LOS ANGELES, May 21, 2002 -
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that NCAA® GameBreaker™ 2003 from the 989 Sports® development team will be available in stores August 2002 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Fronted by All-American running back Clinton Portis of the National Champion Miami Hurricanes, NCAA GameBreaker 2003 is the most authentic college football title on PlayStation 2 with 117 Division 1-A teams, 60 classic powerhouse teams from the past, the Heisman™ Trophy and a full line-up of bowl games including the ultimate prize of the national championship game. Featuring Coaching Career Mode and Blue Chip Recruiting, no other title matches the complete college gridiron experience of NCAA GameBreaker 2003.

NCAA GameBreaker 2003 truly illustrates the depth and realism of college football with comprehensive playbooks featuring college formations including the wishbone, wing-t and option attack, all with Total Control Passing™ characteristics that provide smooth and realistic player movements while doing spins, stiff arms, high steps, shoulder charges and dives over the line of scrimmage for six. Fast and furious college football gameplay is furthered by updated commentary featuring play-by-play by the legendary Keith Jackson and color commentary by Tim Brant for the title's first ever two-man booth.

"No other PlayStation 2 college football title matches the intense and realistic gameplay of NCAA GameBreaker 2003," said Kelly Ryan, director, sports product development, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. "With new modes of play to compliment a full roster of college teams, post-season awards and bowl games, NCAA GameBreaker 2003 brings to life the true emotion of college football for a fully immersive gameplay experience." Whether setting up a classic match-up between conference rivals or seeing if players' knowledge of the X's and O's is enough to work their way up from special teams coach at a smaller Division 1-A school to head coach at one of the nation's premier universities, NCAA GameBreaker 2003 provides a complete college football experience complete with every team's stadium reproduced in intricate detail and die-hard fans singing along to authentic fight songs.

NCAA GameBreaker 2003 for PlayStation 2 Key Features -

• 117 Division 1-A Teams all playing in their own intricately detailed stadium plus 60 classic teams from the past give NCAA GameBreaker 2003 countless match-ups for the hard-core college football fan.

• Blue Chip Recruiting lets you experience the wars of college football recruiting by trying to sign the nation's best high school players to build your team into an unstoppable force.

• Updated Commentary featuring play-by-play by Keith Jackson and color commentary by Tim Brant for the title's first ever two-man booth.

• Fast and Furious Gameplay features thunderous tackles and helmet-jarring hits.

• Multiple Awards including the Heisman™ Trophy, All-American, All-Conference, numerous position player of the year awards and more.

• Total Control™ provides realistic player movements with many special moves including spins, hurdles, stiff arms, high steps, shoulder charges, pummel tackles and dives over the line of scrimmage.

• Comprehensive Playbooks with college game play including the option attack, wishbone, full house, wing-t, trips and many more specific college style formations and plays.

The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rates NCAA GameBreaker 2003 "RP" for "Rate Pending." For more information about the ESRB visit www.esrb.org.

About 989 Sports

989 Sports® is the sports software brand of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. Known for its top-selling sports franchise titles such as NFL GameDay™, MLB™, NBA ShootOut, NHL FaceOff™, NCAA® Final Four® and NCAA® GameBreaker™, 989 Sports is committed to developing authentic and innovative sports games to appeal to both the professional athlete and hard-core sports videogame fan.

About Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS one™ 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 family of products and develops, publishes, markets and distributes software for the PS one 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.


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