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Activision Acquires Windows 95 Rights To Three Upcoming Flight Simulation Games From Parsoft Interactive



Announcement Marks Company's Entry into Flight Simulation Genre
                   and Expansion of Key Product Categories


LOS ANGELES Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. , Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI ATVI Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute ) has entered into a distribution deal with Parsoft Interactive, Inc. -- which is helmed by Eric Parker, the developer of the award-winning Hellcats over the Pacific and A-10 Attack!, the 1995 Mac Game of the Year -- to acquire the worldwide Windows 95 rights to three of Parsoft's highly anticipated flight combat simulation games. The company expects to ship the first title, A-10 Cuba!, the sequel to the blockbuster hit A-10 Attack!, by the Christmas holiday season. The other two games, tentatively titled A-10 Gulf! and Dogfight, are slated for release in 1997. The announcement marks Activision's foray into the flight simulation genre and further expands the company's strong product categories which include action, simulation, strategy and adventure.

"We are excited to join with renowned industry veterans Eric Parker and Parsoft to bring these exciting titles to the PC marketplace," states Bobby Kotick, Chairman and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , Activision, Inc. "The team at Parsoft is composed of people with years of 3-D simulator experience, and the company's games offer some of the most realistic air-to-ground and aerial dogfight combat experiences ever seen in interactive entertainment."

One of the highest grossing titles for the Macintosh platform, A-10 Attack! has sold approximately 80,000 units since its release last year. The Macintosh version of the sequel, A-10 Cuba!, was released this past July. Showcasing some of the most advanced flight modeling ever seen, A-10 Cuba! features approximately 16 missions of air-to-air and air-to-ground action, featuring multiple attack strategies and increasing levels of difficulty as the missions progress.

A-10 Gulf! and Dogfight are being developed simultaneously for the PC and Macintosh platforms. A-10 Gulf! continues the action-packed entertainment of the A-10 franchise and delivers non-stop action set against the backdrop of the Persian Gulf conflict. Dogfight is set in the European theater during World War II, the era of Spitfires, Messerschmidt ME109's and P-5I Mustang's, and features high-fidelity flight dynamics, close combat action and remarkable graphic detail including full texture mapping.

All three games will offer single and multi-player modes and will allow gamers to battle head-to head via modem or against their friends over local area networks.

Activision, Inc. is a publicly held developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for Microsoft Windows and MS-DOS-compatible, Macintosh and other computers, as well as Nintendo, Sega, and Sony PlayStation game systems. Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in London, Tokyo and Sydney, the company sells and markets products under the Activision and Infocom trade names. Activision's World Wide Web site is located at http://www.activision.com.

The statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements." The company cautions readers of this press release that a number of important factors could cause Activision's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward- looking statements. These important factors, and other factors that could affect Activision, are described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1996. Readers of this press release are referred to such filings.

SOURCE Activision, Inc.; Parsoft Interactive, Inc.
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/CONTACT: Kerstine Johnson, Manager, Corporate Communications, of Activision, 310-473-9200, ext. 2508, or kjohnson@activision.com -- e-mail; or Andrea Kaimowitz or Cindy Miller, or Press: Miriam Adler or Erika Brown of Morgen-Walke Associates, 212-850-5600/

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