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    ID SOFTWARE AND ACTIVISION RELEASE RETURN TO CASTLE WOLFENSTEIN: PLATINUM EDITION

    Santa Monica, CA – Nov. 7, 2003 – id Software’ and Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today the release of Return to Castle Wolfenstein’: The Platinum Edition. The Platinum Edition is an all-new compilation of the award-winning Return to Castle Wolfenstein plus this summer’s hit multiplayer follow-up, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory’. The title is currently available at retail outlets nationwide for a suggested retail price of $29.99 and is rated “M” (Mature) by the ESRB.

    ”If you haven’t played Return to Castle Wolfenstein, now is your chance to experience the best of World War II single and multiplayer action,” said Todd Hollenshead, CEO, id Software. “By incorporating Enemy Territory, one of the most widely played online multiplayer games, with the critically acclaimed Return to Castle Wolfenstein, we’re offering gamers an almost endless battle through the trenches of these not-to-be-missed games.”

    Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Platinum Edition is a supernatural World War II first person action thriller, where gamers are thrust into a last ditch offensive against Heinrich Himmler’s evil SS paranormal division. In single player, you are B.J. Blaczkowicz, a U.S. Army Ranger on special assignment from the Office of Secret Actions with orders to uncover and stop the diabolical acts of the Third Reich. The title’s multiplayer modes enlist gamers to hone their tactical skills in squad-based combat scenarios. Players join the battles as an axis or ally soldier and are instantly challenged to intense, realistic class-based, warfare.

    Platinum Edition features the original Return to Castle Wolfenstein, which garnered multiple game of the year awards in 2001 and 90-percent or higher ratings in over 35 different publications, plus this year’s hit online follow-up release, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. Featuring multiplayer support for up to 32 players, Enemy Territory blends specialized class-based skills and abilities like demolition or covert operations, and persistent character progression and ranks, with real-time strategy elements like command centers and fire-teams. Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory is consistently ranked among the top-3 most played first-person games online.

    Return to Castle Wolfenstein was developed by Gray Matter Entertainment, with the multiplayer component being developed by Nerve Software. Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory was developed by Splash Damage, Ltd. Both titles have been executive produced by id Software.

    id – Freud's primal part of the human psyche and one of the hottest game shops on Earth – has been rocking the gaming world from Mesquite, Texas since 1991. As a renowned leader in the industry, id Software forged such frenetic titles as Wolfenstein 3D®, DOOM®, DOOM II’, QUAKE® and QUAKE II’. With intense graphics and mind-blowing action, id’s games have helped redefine the modern video game, continually setting industry standards for technology and gameplay. And, in keeping with tradition, id Software has amplified the world of adrenaline pumping 3-D gaming with the release of their latest action titles, QUAKE III Arena’, QUAKE III: Team Arena’, and Return to Castle Wolfenstein’. id Software’s advanced DOOM 3’ engine is leading the next revolution in 3-D interactive games. Check out more about id Software at www.idsoftware.com.

    Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor or interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $864 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003.

    Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia and the Netherlands. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s World Wide Web site, which is located at www.activision.com.

    Contributed by Jeanne (76367) on Mar 14, 2004.

Inside Flaps:

    THE GAME OF THE YEAR RETURNS WITH REINFORCEMENTS.



    90% or higher by over 50 publications

    "Online Game Play of the Year"
    - Interactive Academy Achievement Awards

    "Multiplayer Game of the Year"
    - PC Gamer

    "PC Action/Adventure Game of the Year"
    - Interactive Academy Achievement Awards

    RETURN TO CASTLE WOLFENSTEIN

    id Software's award-winning apocalyptic battle with Heinrich Himmler and his forces of evil. Play as B.J. Blazkowicz, a U.S. Army Ranger on special assignment from the Office of Secret Actions, or join the blitzkrieg in an online world war that the Los Angeles Times calls "a must have."

    Join over one million people who have already stormed The Castle.

    "EXCELLENT!"
    - PC Gamer

    WOLFENSTEIN: ENEMY TERRITORY

    Redefining WWII squad combat, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory thrusts troops behind enemy lines to battle in two epic team-based multiplayer campaigns. As one of five distinct character classes, players gain experience, skills and enhanced abilities that remain persistent throughout the campaign. The balance of victory is in your hands.

    New character classes like Covert Ops and an enhanced Engineer allow teams to perform reconnaissance, steal enemy uniforms and construct battlefield structures to gain tactical advantages.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69129) on Nov 01, 2003.

Back of Box:

    THE PLATINUM EDITION



    Hailed as a masterpiece, Return to Castle Wolfenstein took the world by storm and won numerous Game of the Year awards. Now, the Wolfenstein Platinum Edition also includes the hugely popular team-based multiplayer game, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. The battlefield just got a whole lot bigger.

    "The action unfolds almost as if you were in a movie."
    - USA Today

    "Polished to perfection."
    - PC Gamer

    EPIC ENVIRONMENTS

    INTENSE STORY-DRIVEN COMBAT

    FEARSOME FIREPOWER

    NEW CHARACTER CLASSES

    ENHANCED COMMUNICATIONS

    ADDITIONAL GAME MODES

    "The best multiplayer first-person shooter on the market."
    - FiringSquad

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69129) on Nov 01, 2003.

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