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An expansion pack has been released for Lionhead Studio's The Movies. Titled The Movies: Stunts and Effects Action Pack, it boasts the addition of stuntmen (come on, who doesn't want their own stuntman?), increased visual effects, new sets, and a device which allows you to tweak and play with camera location, angles, field of view, etc.






Santa Monica, CA – June 6, 2006 – PC gamers can make movie magic with Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and Lionhead® Studios’ The Movies™: Stunts & Effects Expansion Pack, which ships to retail stores nationwide today.  Building on The Movies’ critically acclaimed gameplay, The Movies: Stunts & Effects Expansion Pack gives players the tools to turn ordinary scripts into blockbuster films with the addition of stuntmen, astounding visual effects, a variety of dangerous stunts, a movie-making toolset, impressive new sets and an innovative “Freecam Mode” that allows players to adjust the camera location, angle, field of view and path. 


The Movies: Stunts & Effects Expansion Pack allows players to create scenes that will have audiences on the edge their seats,” said Dusty Welch, vice president of global brand management, Activision, Inc.  “From car scenes that end in epic explosions to sci-fi thrillers that feature alien spaceships destroying an entire city, The Movies: Stunts & Effects gives fans what they need to make runaway smash hits.”


The Movies: Stunts & Effects Expansion Pack allows players to enhance each scene with a variety of options, including death-defying stunts and various particle and visual effects such as fireball explosions, shattering glass, smoke and lasers.  Miniature sets, blue screens and green screens add to the spectacular action with dramatic sweeping angles, larger-than-life scale and the illusion of flying across diverse landscapes.  Gamers are further immersed into the Hollywood lifestyle as they train and manage stuntmen, as well as compete for industry awards and achievements by uploading their movies to www.themoviesgame.com for the entire world to see.


The Movies: Stunts & Effects Expansion Pack is available for Windows® PC for a suggested retail price of $29.99 and is rated “T” (Teen with blood and gore, crude humor, mild language, sexual themes, use of alcohol and tobacco, and violence) by the ESRB. 


More information on The Movies: Stunts & Effects Expansion Pack can be found at www.themoviesgame.com


About Lionhead Studios

Lionhead Studios is based in Guildford, Great Britain, and was founded in 1997. The company’s first game, “Black & White” for PC, was released in 2001, and worldwide sales of it have topped 2 million copies. Its second game, “Fable” for Xbox, has also sold over 2 million copies worldwide, and the numbers continue to climb, making it one of the top-selling Xbox titles of all time. Three further titles Fable: The Lost Chapters, Black & White 2 and The Movies, were all released on PC in Fall 2005. For more information about Lionhead Studios, visit http://www.lionhead.com.


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 $1.47 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006.


Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia, Spain 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 www.activision.com.


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