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LEMMINGS™ BRINGS CLASSIC PUZZLE-SOLVING GAMEPLAY TO THE PSP™ (PLAYSTATION®PORTABLE) SYSTEM

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May 23 , 2006

LEMMINGS™ BRINGS CLASSIC PUZZLE-SOLVING GAMEPLAY TO THE PSP™ (PLAYSTATION®PORTABLE) SYSTEM

More than 150 Levels and Extensive Level Editor Give Gamers More Ways to Celebrate the Franchise's 15th Anniversary

FOSTER CITY, Calif., May 23, 2006 – Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the release of Lemmings™, now available throughout North America for the PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) system. Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year and developed by Team 17, Lemmings keeps true to the game’s original franchise theme, testing players’ wits and reflexes as they guide a group of hapless little creatures from entrance point to exit point through various hazard-filled stages.

"Lemmings has been a successful franchise for the past 15 years and is ideal for gamers on-the-go to play anytime, anywhere with its quick-pace and challenging, yet satisfying levels,” said Susan Nourai, Director, Online and Product Marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "With classic gameplay and PlayStation Portable exclusive features, we expect Lemmings to appeal to a wide range of gamers, including those familiar with the franchise and those new to the game.”

Lemmings for the PSP™ system revamps the well-revered and addictive puzzle game with never-before-seen levels, updated graphics, a new mix of music, and an extensive level editor that allows players to build unique, custom-created levels and share them online with others. With potential dangers lurking at every step, including extreme cliffs, raging rivers, blistering lava pits, mechanical spikes and other barriers, players must utilize wits and quick thinking to guide the Lemmings safely through these treacherous hurdles to reach the end of each course. The game challenges players to navigate its perilous levels by instructing the Lemmings to bash, dig, build, climb, mine, bomb, and float their way to safety.

With more than 150 brain-teasing levels, including 20 all-new maze-like puzzles exclusive for PSP™, the Lemmings is enticing for gamers of all ages and skill levels. Lemmings brings all-new brilliantly detailed graphics to provide a completely updated look to the franchise. Players will also be treated to a new mix of music to complement the vibrant visuals and addictive gameplay.

The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rates Lemmings "E” for "Everyone” / Descriptor: Mild Cartoon Violence. For more information about the ESRB, visit www.esrb.org. For more information about Lemmings, visit www.savethelemmings.com.

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, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) 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. PSP™ is a new portable entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, with high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio.

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, the PlayStation 2™ computer entertainment system and the PSP™ 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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