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Ride High in Psybadek From Psygnosis; The Latest 3D Platformer Provides Hover-dekkin' Action for Boarders Who Prefer to Remain Indoors.

FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 17, 1998--Psygnosis announces the release of Psybadek(TM), a psycho dekkin', air shreddin', over your head, even play it in bed, boarding game, available today exclusively on the PlayStation(R) game console for $49.99. Psybadek offers a unique blend of real-time, go anywhere 3D platform action combined with the thrills and spills of "hoverdek" stunt-riding.

Teaming up with alternative sportswear maker, Vans, Psybadek merchandise features the Vans logo and the lead game characters wear Vans apparel. This snowboard/surfing-inspired action-packed video game has been promoted at the Vans Triple Crown Series, the Vans Warped Tour and in Vans' back-to-school trading card promotion. Vans is now geared-up to giveaway 2,500 demo disks featuring Psybadek as well as other Psygnosis holiday titles through Vans' distribution channels.

Psybadek not only allows you to experience the exhilarating feeling of dekkin' through the snow, it also plunges you deep into gnarly worlds only dreamed about by the most hard-core boarders. And you're not just riding on snow. You'll take your hover-dek to all extremes, from the Ice World to the Jungle, up the Mountains, across the Desert, and to the mysterious Underworld -- battling with enemies, along the way.

Try your luck as one of the two standout characters -- Xako and Mia -- who both represent a meshing of the most current cool trends to hit America and Europe combined. True friends 'til the end, Xako and Mia must rescue the rest of their buddies from the tyrannical grip of the evil Krakken. Each character has their own cool personality and individual "dekkin" style.

Keeping it real on the slopes has never been easier with this pick up and play masterpiece. You'll learn to duck, jump, and shoot while you're streaking down a hair-raising track. If this weren't enough, you've got a combined total of eight different stunts to earn, learn, and eventually master, sending the level of intensity off the charts. Some stunts are purely for your viewing pleasure, while others are for more critical means such as beating the funkiest bunch of monsters since "board time" began. With a unique "trick meter" that allows you to easily access your trick of choice, Psygnosis adds dimensions to gameplay that will keep people playing for hours.

Not only a racing game, Psybadek incorporates genuine platform levels where speed simply kills. Traverse these areas with caution and keep your foot on the brakes, 'cause there's too much ahead to think you can thrash your way through without losing. Jumping from precarious platforms to slippery ledges couldn't be more fun with a pogo stick.

Psygnosis employs over 700 people with publishing and development offices in the US, UK, and across Europe. Working with over 30 development teams and seven internal development sites, the company is now the largest development house in Europe. Information on Psygnosis and its products, including current and future titles, game tips, contests, and press releases can be found on the web at http://www.psygnosis.com. Psygnosis is a subsidiary of Sony. Psygnosis and the Psygnosis logo are (TM) or (R) and (C) 1990-8 Psygnosis Limited. PlayStation and the PlayStation logos are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
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