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Seven News Titles Make PlayStation 2 Greatest Hit Status

Demonstrating the massive appeal of the PlayStation 2 and its software library, Sony Computer Ent. America announced seven additions to its PlayStation 2 "Greatest Hits" software portfolio ATV OFFROAD FURY 3, HOT SHOTS GOLF: FORE!, JAK 3, KILLZONE, RACHET & CLANK: UP YOUR ARSENAL, SLY 2: BAND OF THIEVES and SYPHON FILTER: THE OMEGA STRAIN. These seven titles have accounted for sales in excess of 4.5 million units and join an expansive library of 123 "Greatest Hits" titles. PlayStation 2 "Greatest Hits" games are available in stores for as low as $19.99, providing an incentive for casual gamers.

"With over a hundred game titles in our 'Greatest Hits' library we are able to offer a broad range of content for consumers of all ages at an incredible value," said Jack Tretton, evp, Sony Computer Ent. America. "The Greatest Hits series offers a line up of game titles proven to be all-time favorites, and these franchises have become a great way to provide the millions of consumers around the world with an unparalleled and enjoyable gaming experience."

ATV OFFROAD FURY 3 is the third installment in the multimillion selling racing franchise that provides intense, free-roaming offroad racing gameplay, packed with additional courses, larger environments, extra modes, mini-games, more ATVs and online gameplay via the Network Adaptor (Ethernet/Modem). The rating is "E" for Everyone.

HOT SHOTS GOLF: FORE! is the fourth installment of the award-winning golf franchise. Featuring a full cast of off-the-wall characters, 34 in all, including new characters, returning favorites and several popular PlayStation 2 characters. Enjoy a variety of 15 different courses, ranging from challenging 18-hole layouts to demanding par 3 courses. The rating is "E" for Everyone.

In JAK 3, banished and left for dead Jak and his faithful companion Daxter are exiled to the unforgiving Wasteland, where survival of the fittest is the law of the land. But, deadly lands and dangerous creatures are only the beginning. Soon the worst nightmare imaginable finds Jak's world, threatening to annihilate all life with eternal darkness a darkness Jak knows only too well. Jak's exciting trilogy comes to a close, leading at last to revelations about the mythical warrior Mar, secrets to Jak's enigmatic past and ultimately to the shocking revelation of who the Precursors really are. The rating is "T" for Teen.

KILLZONE is a squad-based, first-person shooter, set in the near future during a period of planetary colonization. Drawing inspiration from classical military conflicts of the 20th century, KILLZONE captures the intense reality of warfare. Featuring four playable characters, KILLZONE provides several gameplay modes including single-player, multiplayer (team based and competitive) and online play for up to 16 players. The rating is "M" for Mature Audiences.

RATCHET & CLANK: UP YOUR ARSENAL puts the franchise online to take on the universe! They blast away players through huge galactic battlefields as you discover new worlds to blow up! They jump into armored vehicles with a teammate or roar through thrilling single player levels with all-new, power packed weapons. The rating is "T" for Teen.

SLY 2: BAND OF THIEVES features Sly, Bentley and Murray and a new cast of characters that work together to pull of a string of big heists. SLY 2: BAND OF THIEVES will catapult players into an journey of thievery, with a plot full of drama, deceit and twists that will keep gamers guessing who's really conning who. SLY 2: BAND OF THIEVES features innovative character designs, toon-shaded animation, interactive environments and spectacular graphics. The rating is "E" for Everyone.

SYPHON FILTER: THE OMEGA STRAIN puts the player in the role of Gabe Logan who must fight a deadly global terrorist consortium that threatens the human population with an outbreak of the Syphon Filter virus. SYPHON FILTER: THE OMEGA STRAIN is the latest chapter of the SYPHON FILTER storyline with offline and online action. The newest installment offers sophisticated and highly intelligent AI, richly detailed worlds, an enhanced character customization system and cooperative, peer-to-peer online gameplay. The rating is "M" for Mature Audiences.

Sony Computer Ent. America Inc. produces PlayStation and PS one game console, the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and the PSP (PlayStation Portable) entertainment system. Sony markets the PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets and distributes software for the PS one, the PlayStation 2 and the PSP for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif. Sony Computer Ent. America Inc. serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Ent. Inc. Visit www.us.playstation.com/ for more information.

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