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ATV OFFROAD FURY® PRO ROCKS, RACES, AND JUMPS ONTO THE PSP® (PLAYSTATION® PORTABLE) SYSTEM

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Oct. 26, 2006

ATV OFFROAD FURY® PRO ROCKS, RACES, AND JUMPS ONTO THE PSP® (PLAYSTATION® PORTABLE) SYSTEM

MX Bikes, Buggies, and Trophy Trucks Join ATVs on Wicked New Tracks

SAN DIEGO, October 26, 2006 Sony Computer Entertainment America announced today the release of ATV Offroad Fury® Pro exclusively for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. The latest installment of the best-selling ATV Offroad Fury franchise on the PSP™ system features major advancements in gameplay, including new vehicle types, original tracks, and compatibility with ATV Offroad Fury® 4, which comes exclusively to the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system October 31, 2006.

Developed by Climax Racing specifically for the PSP™ system, ATV Offroad Fury Pro provides players with more than 30 off-road vehicles to tear through 64 tracks all unique to the game. Additionally, for the first time in the history of the franchise, players can now test their off-road racing skills using MX bikes, buggies, and trophy trucks in addition to ATVs.

ATV Offroad Fury Pro accurately re-creates the physics of each vehicle type in the game, providing players a unique off-road racing experience. The second PSP™ installment in the multi-million unit selling franchise received critical acclaim in its debut at E3 2006 as IGN named it “Best Racing Game” for the PSP™.

ATV Offroad Fury Pro exemplifies our commitment to adding brand new and highly innovative features that revolutionize our most popular franchises, further adding depth to the ever expanding lineup of PSP™ software,” said Susan Nourai, Director, Online and Product marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America.  “ATV Offroad Fury Pro focuses on both variety and high-energy action with new vehicle classes, enhanced vehicle customization, and innovative compatibility between the PSP™ and PS2 titles.”

ATV Offroad Fury Pro and ATV Offroad Fury 4 feature compatibility, allowing gamers to exchange vehicles and tracks and access a shared online community, where players can access message boards and view scores, rankings, player profiles, and exchange game data.  Players are also able to create custom circuits using the Track Editor function and share them with others online.

ATV Offroad Fury Pro features more than 64 visually stunning environments with six distinct terrain types.  The game’s multiplayer functions allow racers to compete locally via Ad Hoc mode or against gamers around the country via wireless online multiplayer connectivity using Infrastructure Mode.  Additionally, ATV Offroad Fury Pro has a variety of race modes including Practice, Lap Attack, Single Race, Championship, and Freeride as well as five completely new event types: Endurocross, Rallycross, Circuit, Rally, and Snowcross.

Building on the frenetic action of the gameplay, the ATV Offroad Fury Pro soundtrack features high octane music from today’s hottest artists, including Thirty Seconds to Mars, Audioslave and Family Force 5, and also boasts original tracks created exclusively for the games by such artists as Alkaline Trio, Senses Fail, All That Remains, From Autumn to Ashes, Moneen, and many more.

The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has rated both ATV Offroad Fury titles “E” for “Everyone.”  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 PS one™ game console, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP®(PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system and the upcoming, much-anticipated PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.

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 PS one game console, PlayStation 2™ computer entertainment system and PSP™ handheld entertainment system for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif.  Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. serves as regional headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

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