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ACTIVISION'S 'X-KALIBER 2097' VIDEO GAME FEATURES SOUNDTRACK BY HIT TECHNO ROCK GROUP PSYKOSONIK

 LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Activision(R) announced today that its soon-to-be-released video game, "X-Kaliber 2097," will feature a soundtrack by Psykosonik, an emerging techno rock group. This is consistent with the company's goal of merging the talents of the entertainment and software industries for stronger, more entertaining products. Designed for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System(TM), "X-Kaliber 2097" is scheduled for a March 1994 release. This is Activision's second title incorporating soundtracks by well-known musicians. The world-renowned techno group, 2 Unlimited, was featured in Activision's Super NES game "Biometal," released this month.
 The hot techno tracks of Psykosonik bring a sci-fi feel to the cutting edge swordplay and gripping plot of "X-Kaliber 2097" written by comic book author Mark London Williams. The powerful X-Kaliber sword, in the hands of the game's hero, "Slash," reaches into the future to save Neo New York City from the mutant morphs and their evil master Raptor. As X-Kaliber slashes through six action-packed worlds and 21 levels of game plays, he diffuses the terrorism of an inter-dimensional mob -- all to the beat of Psykosonik's techno tracks.
 Psykosonik, a band that combines elements of pop, techno and heavy metal is currently gaining strength on the club charts. Five Psykosonik tracks are featured in the soundtrack, including their current hits "Silicon Jesus" and "Welcome to My Mind." Originally from Minneapolis, Psykosonik features Paul Sebastien, Theopolis, DJ Daniel Lenz and drummer Michael Minerk, and is distributed under the Wax Trax! label. Psykosonik's latest single "Silicon Jesus" won the 1993 Minnesota Music Award for dance/techno record of the year and is currently No. 5 on the November dance chart in Alternative Press magazine.
 "X-Kaliber 2097" will be available in March '94, giving everyone the chance to destroy the evil mutant morphs to a delectable collection of driving techno grooves and infectious pop hooks. The game will be shown in Activision's booth (No. 6687 Pavilion B) at the Winter Consumer Electronics Show (Jan. 6-9) in Las Vegas.
 Activision is a publicly held developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for IBM-compatible, Macintosh, Tandy and other computers, as well as Nintendo and Sega video game systems. With offices in New York, Paris, London, Tokyo, and Sydney, the company is headquartered at 11440 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049.
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 /CONTACT: Trish Wright of Activision, 310-207-4500/


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