Los Angeles, CA - December 5, 1996 - Providing a special added-value for combat flight simulator enthusiasts, Activision Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ATVI) A-10 Cuba! equips computer pilots with one free license to wage war with a buddy over a Local Area Network (LAN) using a single copy of the game. Players may add up to eight multiplayer-only opponents to their melees by simply purchasing additional licenses for $15 each. A stunningly realistic flight simulator, A-10 Cuba! is currently available for Windows 95.
"A-10 Cuba! offers combat sim fans all the exciting, white-knuckle tension of airborne combat against your buddies at a tremendous value," said Bobby Kotick, Chairman and C.E.O., Activision, Inc. "This development continues our effort to bring multiplayer gaming to the broadest possible market."
In A-10 Cuba!, players strap into the cockpit of the Fairchild A-10 Warthog as they defend the United States base at Guantanamo Bay from attacking Cuban rebels. Seated before a fully-instrumented virtual cockpit complete with player-operated dials, knobs and switches, players launch airborne assaults on bridges, roads and enemy installments over 15,000 square miles of beautifully rendered jungles, coastline and mountains.
A-10 Cuba! delivers a stunningly realistic flight environment and dynamic, fast-action gameplay. The game's expansive world is based on a real physics model that instantaneously computes hundreds of equations of motion, providing planes, missiles and even shrapnel with authentic gravity, friction and inertia.
In addition, a revolutionary engine faithfully simulates the rigid body motion and aerodynamic behavior of the A-10, altering the flight dynamics of the plane according to load weight, altitude and atmospheric conditions. The player's plane in A-10 Cuba! has all the characteristics of a real airplane _ the engine thrust capacity approximates that of an actual A-10, an in-cockpit fire extinguisher can be used to put out pesky blazes and control-surface trim adjusts flight characteristics on take-off and landing.
Activision, Inc. is a publicly held developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for Microsoft Windows and MS-DOS-compatible, Macintosh and other computers, as well as Nintendo, Sega and Sony PlayStation game systems. Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in London, Tokyo and Sydney, the company sells and markets products under the Activision and Infocom trade names. Activision's World Wide Web site is located at http://www.activision.com.
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