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Activision signs deal with metal band Slipknot for the MTX: Mototrax video game

  • 23 February, 2004 10:12

<p>Hard-Hitting Metal and Punk Soundtrack to Drive the Fast-Paced Motocross Game</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia –Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) has signed a deal with Roadrunner Records’ multi-platinum-selling artist, Slipknot, for the MTX: Mototrax™ videogame, which will be available in retail stores nationwide at the end of March 2004. The band will unveil their brand new track, “Don’t Get Close” from their forthcoming album due out in May 2004, in the game. Also included in the game is an unreleased instrumental version of “The Heretic Anthem” and the hit “Wait And Bleed” from their first self-titled album. A three-minute Slipknot video will be included in MTX: Mototrax as well as a secret character and bike designed by the band. A special cheat code to unlock the secret character will be placed on the band's upcoming album.</p>
<p>The soundtrack will also feature 23 vocal tracks and 13 instrumental tracks from some of the most popular metal and punk bands of today along with underground bands, to fuel the fast-paced racing and freestyle action in the game. Players can choose to have an instrumental soundtrack, one with vocals or a combination of the two. For a full listing of the songs please visit .</p>
A.F.I. – “The Nephilim”
Black Label Society – “Doomsday Jesus”
The Descendents – “Everything Sucks Today”
The Distillers – “Dismantle Me”
Disturbed – “Intoxication”
Dope – “B%Tch”
Dope – “Burn”
Dope – “Falling Away”
Dope – “Motivation”
Dope – “So Low”
The Faders – “Lonely Punk”
Faith No More – “Digging The Grave”
Fear – “No More Nothing”
Jet – “Take It Or Leave It”
Metallica – “Motorbreath”
The Misfits – “20 Eyes”
Pennywise – “Now I Know”
Slipknot – “Don’t Get Close”
Slipknot – “Wait And Bleed”
Static X – “Destroy All”
The Stooges – “Funhouse”
Thrice – “Artist In The Ambulance”
Vaux – “Switched On”</p>
<p>MTX: Mototrax is the ultimate motocross experience. Players can go online to compete against up to 7 other opponents or immerse themselves in a single-player career mode. Its groundbreaking customisation includes a unique track builder, rider customisation and realistic bikes and gear from manufacturers like Suzuki, Kawasaki and Yamaha. Players can experience the high-speed racing action at 60 frames per second as they become king of the track and earn all the fame and fortune of a true champion. Legendary racer and freestyle rider Travis Pastrana is featured in MTX: Mototrax, as well as 12 other top pro riders.</p>
<p>MTX: Mototrax is being developed by Left Field Productions, makers of the critically acclaimed Excitebike 64. The game will be available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, and has been rated “G” by the Office of Film and Literature Classification.</p>
<p>About Activision, Inc.
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 US$864 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003.</p>
<p>Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, 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</p>
<p>The statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements.” The Company cautions readers of this press release that a number of important factors could cause Activision’s actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements. These important factors, and other factors that could affect Activision, are described in Activision’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, which was filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers of this press release are referred to such filings.</p>
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