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July 23 2002

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C-12: FINAL RESISTANCE™ INVADES THE LIVING ROOM ON PLAYSTATION® AND PS ONE™ THIS SUMMER

C-12: FINAL RESISTANCE™ INVADES THE LIVING ROOM ON PLAYSTATION® AND PS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


C-12: FINAL RESISTANCE™ INVADES THE LIVING ROOM ON PLAYSTATION® AND PS ONE™ THIS SUMMER


Sci-Fi Action Thriller Provides Entertainment Appeal to Older Audiences and the Hard-Core Gamer


FOSTER CITY, Calif., July 23, 2002 –
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the release of C-12: Final Resistance™, available exclusively for the PS one™ and PlayStation® game consoles. Created and developed by the team that brought the critically acclaimed MediEvil® series to PlayStation, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s Cambridge Studio’s C-12: Final Resistance is a third-person action-adventure game that offers a strong balance of combat, exploration and puzzle solving.

"With narrative characters, in-game movie sequences, cut scenes and heart-pumping music, C-12: Final Resistance provides a fully immersive gameplay experience for both the casual and hard-core gamer," said Ami Blaire, director, product marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. "C-12: Final Resistance proves our continued commitment in extending the availability of new and broad content for the original PlayStation platform."

In C-12: Final Resistance, the game begins in the aftermath of a hostile ground invasion of Earth by ravaging alien forces. At first, the purpose of the invasion is unknown, but to the horror of all surviving humans, the objectives become clear; the aliens plan to use the planet Earth to harvest all non-radioactive carbon from the planet, thus the title "C-12." Most of the human race has been decimated and those captured alive are used for "droning," the process by which the aliens reprogram and adapt humans into cyborg warriors.

It is up to you, playing as Resistance fighter Riley Vaughan, to save the earth from impending doom. Armed with an imaging unit that has been implanted to replace his left eye, as well as a powerful arsenal of weapons, Vaughan must complete tasks, collect items and destroy the enemy in order to carry out his missions and uncover the secrets behind the alien invasion. C-12: Final Resistance will allow players to explore dynamic, darkly detailed environments that include more than 35 different missions and objectives.

The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has rated C-12: Final Resistance "T" for Teen. 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 PlayStation® and PS one™ game consoles, 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.