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SANCTUARY WOODS SHIPS 'VICTOR VECTOR & YONDO: THE HYPNOTIC HARP'

 SAN MATEO, Calif., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanctuary Woods Multimedia Inc. (NASDAQ: SWMCF; VSE: SWD.V) shipped, "The Hypnotic Harp," the third installment in its Victor Vector & Yondo series of I-ventures, interactive comic book adventures for children ages eight and up. "The Hypnotic Harp," is available in dual media CD-ROM format, enabling playback on either Macintosh or Windows PC computers.
 In this latest I-venture, the valiant Victor Vector and his digital dog Yondo embark on their third mission for the 22nd century Museum of Fantastic Phenomena: a trip to Rome in 64 A.D. to recover "The Hypnotic Harp," the magic instrument used by Nero to enslave his subjects. As museum archivists in this CD-ROM adventure, players guide their field agents Victor & Yondo through games, history and danger to search out and obtain the harp.
 "'The Hypnotic Harp,' is the best Victor and Yondo title yet and brings us closer to the type of serial adventure stories experienced in movie theaters of yesterday," said Scott Walchek, president of Sanctuary Woods. "There is more action through animation in this third title, and Victor and Yondo, as well as recurring side villains, have developed over the life of the series into characters that really compel players to follow them from story to story."
 "The Hypnotic Harp" is visually dramatic, presenting more than 80 interactive scenes of colorful backgrounds and characters created by Spiderman comic book illustrator Ken Steacy. Sound effects, original music and professional voice-overs enhance each scene. Several games, as well as educational information on Rome's history and culture, are also integrated into the story.
 Available at a suggested retail price of $39.95, Sanctuary Woods', "The Hypnotic Harp," is distributed in North America by Electronic Arts Distribution and sold through computer retail and consumer electronics stores.
 Sanctuary Woods Multimedia Inc. is a leading developer of family- oriented entertainment and educational multimedia titles distributed on CD-ROM for Windows PC, Macintosh and 3DO platforms.
 Founded in 1988, Sanctuary Woods Multimedia Corp. is a public company currently traded on NASDAQ (SWMCF) and the Vancouver Stock Exchange (SWD.V). Sanctuary Woods Multimedia Inc., a subsidiary of Sanctuary Woods Multimedia Corp., has sales, marketing and operations headquarters in San Mateo.
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 /CONTACT: Kristy Sager of Sanctuary Woods, 415-578-6349/
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