CURSE OF THE SWORD DISTRIBUTION DEAL
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[ June 20th 2001 ]

Coinciding with Lara Croft's feature film debut, Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) will launch Tomb Raider(R): Curse of The Sword(TM) for Game Boy(R) Color the week of June 25. The game challenges players to take control of the first lady of adventure in a globe-hopping quest to recover a cursed artifact. "Tomb Raider is undeniably one of the hottest properties in interactive entertainment today," states Kathy Vrabeck, executive vice president, Activision Global Publishing and Brand Management. "As the leading third- party publisher of Game Boy Color titles we're thrilled to bring Lara's latest adventure to the hand held video game system."

Tomb Raider: Curse of the Sword takes players from New York rooftops to New Orleans swamplands as they run, jump, climb and fight to uncover the mystery behind a sacred sword. Throughout the game, players will explore a variety of action-packed locations including abandoned subways, swampy jungles and even an underwater submarine. Additionally, Tomb Raider: Curse of the Sword comes to life with amazing animation effects and a variety of puzzles such as reactivating generators to access elevators and firing a cannon to clear a room. "Eidos is thrilled to have a Tomb Raider product on shelves during the run of the 'Tomb Raider' feature film," said Paul Baldwin vice president of marketing, Eidos Interactive, Inc. "In addition, the Game Boy Color game taps into a new market for the franchise."

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