ACTIVISION ANNOUNCES THE CREATIVE ASSEMBLY'S ROME: TOTAL WAR (tm) HAS BEEN RELEASED TO MANUFACTURING
Santa Monica, CA - September 13, 2004 - Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced that Rome: Total War(tm) has been released to manufacturing and will be shipping to retailers in North America on Wednesday, September 22. Developed by award-winning developer The Creative Assembly, Rome: Total War is a revolutionary new title in the best-selling Total War(tm) series that will carry players into the midst of ancient history's most intense conflicts. Rome: Total War for the PC is rated "T" ("Teen" - Violence) by the ESRB and carries a suggested retail price of $49.99.
Rome: Total War features groundbreaking technology that brings the epic, cinematic battles of the Roman era to life with graphics and gameplay beyond anything previously seen in a PC game. Players will be transported to the battlefields of ancient history's greatest conflicts and control mighty armies. Up to 10,000 fully polygonal, highly detailed, motion-captured warriors can appear on the screen at once. They control vast armies led by history's most legendary generals including Julius Caesar and Hannibal, and must use a combination of brains and brawn to successfully conquer the Roman Empire. For more information and regular updates on Rome: Total War visit: http://www.totalwar.com
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $948 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004.
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