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ATV OFFROAD FURY® 4 DELIVERS THE MOST INTENSE OFFROAD RACING TO DATE FOR PLAYSTATION®2

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Oct. 31, 2006

ATV OFFROAD FURY® 4 DELIVERS THE MOST INTENSE OFFROAD RACING TO DATE FOR PLAYSTATION®2

Latest Installment In Multi-million Unit Selling Franchise Features All-New Vehicle Types, Compatibility with PSP™, and Unique Story Mode

SAN DIEGO, October 31, 2006 Sony Computer Entertainment America announced today the release of ATV Offroad Fury® 4 exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system.  For the first time in franchise history, players can race MX bikes, buggies, and trophy trucks along with the classic ATVs.  In addition, players can rip through more than 70 new tracks featuring eight different styles of racing.

ATV Offroad Fury 4 follows the recent launch of the acclaimed
ATV Offroad Fury® Pro, released on October 26, 2006 exclusively for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system.  Developed by Climax Racing, ATV Offroad Fury 4 received critical acclaim when it debuted at E3 2006 and IGN named it “Best Racing Game” for the PlayStation 2™.

ATV Offroad Fury 4 and ATV Offroad Fury Pro feature compatibility, allowing gamers to exchange vehicles and tracks and access a shared online community.  Using the new Track Editor feature, gamers can create and customize courses, then share and race them online.  ATV Offroad Fury 4 alsooffers a new Point-to-Point race mode that kicks the action up a notch as players compete on “Baja-style” courses.

ATV Offroad Fury 4 reaffirms our commitment to the PlayStation 2™ by providing gamers with innovative features that strengthen our best-selling franchises,” said Susan Nourai, Director, Online and Product Parketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America.  “This game marks a major advancement for the franchise with the addition of new vehicle types, a captivating Story Mode experience, and the evolutionary compatibility between PSP™ and PlayStation 2.”

ATV Offroad Fury 4’s all-new Story Mode allows players to live the life of a rookie rider on and off the track.  Players will engage in a variety of regional Point-to-Point races as they work their way to the pinnacle of the professional racing.  The game features a robust online multiplayer offering, supporting up to eight-player races, tournaments, voice and text chat, forums, player profiles, and downloadable content.

Building on the frenetic action of the gameplay, ATV Offroad Fury 4 features a high-energy soundtrack from today’s hottest artists, including Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Saosin, and Billy Talent.  The game also boasts original tracks created exclusively by such artists as Alkaline Trio, Senses Fail, All That Remains, From Autumn to Ashes, Moneen, and many more.

A multi-million dollar marketing campaign will support the launch of
ATV Offroad Fury 4, including TV, print, online, and outdoor advertising.  Additionally, in a promotional partnership with Toyota, a customized ATV Offroad Fury 4-branded FJ Cruiser will be displayed at major off-road racing events, starting today at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) auto show.  The vehicle is also entered to race in the nationally televised Baja 1000 in November.

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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