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Accolade Features Two Top Bands on Test Drive 4 Soundtrack; Orbital and The Younger, Younger 28's Included on Fall Release.

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 2, 1997--Accolade Inc. announced today the inclusion of two emerging bands, Orbital and The Younger, Younger 28's on the soundtrack of Test Drive(TM) 4, a highly-anticipated racing game for the PC and Sony PlayStation game console.

The featured songs, "Out There Somewhere Part 2" by Orbital and "Here I Come" and "Keep the Beat" by The Younger, Younger 28's, are both prominently played throughout the game.

"These two bands fit the style of gameplay in Test Drive 4, both in attitude and energy," said Chris Downend, executive producer for Accolade Inc. "We're excited about this addition to an already rock'n game."

Orbital is made up of two brothers, Phil and Paul Hartnoll, who have been playing together for more than ten years. Orbital's credits include contributing to the soundtracks of the movies Event Horizon and Spawn, an original track for the PlayStation's Wipeout, and tracks for the Hollywood remake of The Saint. The group also recently appeared on the Lollapalooza tour.

The Younger, Younger 28's are relative newcomers to the music scene. Prior to starting, the bandleader Jimmy Dickinson was a member of the U.K. rock act, "Little Angels," who supported artists, such as Guns 'n' Roses, Van Halen and Aerosmith.

Test Drive 4 will push the limits of ten licensed cars, including 1969 and 1998 Corvette, 1969 Camaro, 1970 Chevelle, Shelby Cobra, 1998 Dodge(R) Viper GTS, Plymouth(R) Hemi Cuda 426, TVR Cerbera, 1995 Nissan 300ZX, and Jaguar XJ220. Players can race through five exotic locales featuring accurate recreations of real-world international locations: San Francisco; the English Lake District; Bern, Switzerland; Kyoto, Japan and Washington, D.C. -- all in a highly detailed driving environment, including traffic and police chases.

Test Drive 4 for the PC includes multiplayer capability for up to eight players via serial cable, modem and LAN. Test Drive 4 for the PlayStation will support multiple players via Link Cable. Racing modes include single race competition and the International Rally Circuit.

Founded in 1984, Accolade Inc., publishes action, sports and strategy games for multimedia personal computers, the Internet and the Sony PlayStation game console. Leading titles from Accolade include HardBall(R), Jack Nicklaus(R) Golf, Test Drive(TM), Deadlock(TM), and Star Control(TM).

Accolade games are available from major software specialty stores, computer superstores or direct from Accolade by calling 800/245-7744. The products are distributed by Electronic Arts Distribution. Accolade is privately-held and based in San Jose, Calif.. For more information, visit Accolade's Web site at http://www.accolade.com . -0-

Note to Editors: Dodge and Plymouth are registered trademarks of Chrysler Corporation, USA and are used under license. CHRYSLER CORPORATION 1997.

CONTACT: Accolade Inc.

Erica Krishnamurthy, 408/985-1700 ext. 256

ericak@accolade.com
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