ACTIVISION AND MICROSOFT ANNOUNCE GEOMETRY WARS: RETRO EVOLVED™ 2 FOR XBOX LIVE® ARCADE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Santa Monica, CA– July 14, 2008– Activision Publishing (Nasdaq: ATVI) and Microsoft announced today the highly anticipated Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved™ 2 for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Developed by the industry veterans at Bizarre Creations, Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2, the sequel to the smash hit, takes players on an all new adrenaline ride through six different action-packed gameplay modes. With all the signature vibrant visuals and heart-pumping battles of the original, the game also features a new electrifying soundtrack and exhilarating local multiplayer modes in either versus or co-op for up to four players.

The title is scheduled for release this summer via download on Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 and has been rated“E” for Everyone by the ESRB.

For more information or to receive exclusive updates on Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2, please visit http://www.geometrywars2.com.

About Bizarre Creations

Bizarre Creations is a medium sized video game developer, based in Liverpool, England. Established in 1994, the company is famed for such high profile franchises as Formula 1, Fur Fighters, Geometry Wars, The Club, and Project Gotham Racing. With 160+ staff working out of a custom-built development studio, the company now simultaneously develops several next-gen projects across various platforms.

About Activision Blizzard

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a worldwide pure-play online and console game publisher with leading market positions across all categories of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry.

Activision Blizzard maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Romania, Australia, Chile, India, Japan China, the region of Taiwan and South Korea. More information about Activision Blizzard and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activisionblizzard.com.

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