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April 16 2003

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EMBARK ON AN EPIC ROLE-PLAYING ADVENTURE WITH ARC THE LAD: TWLIGHT OF THE SPIRTS™ ON THE PLAYSTATION®2 COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM

Press Release - Arc the Lad announcement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

EMBARK ON AN EPIC ROLE-PLAYING ADVENTURE WITH ARC THE LAD: TWLIGHT OF THE SPIRTS™ ON THE PLAYSTATION®2 COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM

Continuation of Arc the Lad Series Combines Intriguing Storyline, Adventure, Strategy and Combat for an RPG Classic

FOSTER CITY, Calif., APRIL 16, 2003 – Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. today announced that Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits™, the continuation of the popular

Arc the Lad series, will launch in June 2003 exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits, a true, traditional role-playing game (RPG), takes place thousands of years after the last installment in the series with an all-new captivating storyline, an innovative battle system and a variety of playable characters with unique abilities. Set in a visually stunning world of life-like graphics and using motion-captured cut scenes to enhance an intriguing storyline, Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits delivers an epic role-playing adventure perfect for fans of strategy, adventure and RPG games.

Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits will introduce gamers to a dark world of betrayal and self-destruction filled with strategic combat and adventure, allowing for an enormous RPG gameplay experience encompassing more than 60 hours of gameplay. Players will join brothers Darc and Kharg on their mystical journey to capture the Spirit Stones and bring peace and stability to a chaotic world. Utilizing more than 14 playable characters, each with their own special abilities, weapons and combination attacks, players will engage in tactical fighting sequences to overcome immense challenges, and come to recognize the attributes of the characters as they vibrantly come alive in combat through extensive battle voice-overs.

"We are thrilled to see Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits continue the popular

series on PlayStation 2," said Ami Blaire, director, product marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "By combining an all-new storyline with strategy, fast-paced adventure and battle elements for a deep, engaging gameplay experience, Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits revitalizes the series and is sure to satisfy fans of the role-playing category."

Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits places gamers deep into a world of chaos and conflict where two brothers' lives are intertwined in their quest to gain control of the Great Spirit Stones. Separated at birth, Darc and Kharg grow to become brave and skillful young men whose individual struggles divide, and then reunite them. Faced with seemingly insurmountable obstacles while battling foes with evil intentions, their individual quests are the last hope between the creation of a good and caring world – or a dark and evil underworld.

The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has rated Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits "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 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.