Soldier of Fortune 2 Announced

[[The Press Release]]

Activision and Raven Software are going back on active duty with the development of Soldier of Fortune 2 for the PC. The sequel to one of 2000's most innovative first person action games, Soldier of Fortune 2 delivers a realistic covert-operative themed gameplay experience with intense action, mind blowing QUAKE III Arena powered graphics and a mile-a-minute storyline. Soldier of Fortune is rated MATURE (17 and above) for animated blood and violence by the ESRB. Soldier of Fortune 2 has not yet been rated.

"The original Soldier of Fortune broke new ground with its unrelenting action and gritty portrayal of combat," said Larry Goldberg, executive vice president, Activision Worldwide Studios. "In the sequel we want to extend the experience with more accurate damage modeling, detailed environments and a strong emphasis on realism."

In Soldier of Fortune 2 players once again assume the role of John Mullins, a military consultant working for the top-secret anti-terrorist group known as The Shop. In the game, players must tackle a wide-range of missions from hostage rescue and intelligence gathering, to search-and-destroy. Level design in Soldier of Fortune 2 is flexible enough to allow for multiple styles of play. Gamers can "hit 'em hard" with a frontal assault or use stealth weapons for a subtle approach.

Soldier of Fortune 2 brings unparalleled detail to PC gaming with vivid damage modeling and animations, accurate reproductions of actual weapons and missions taken from international hotspots including Prague, Colombia, Hong Kong and Kamchatka. In some cases mission maps or objectives are inspired by the experiences of the actual John Mullins, a former Special Forces officer and military "consultant."

"John's assistance has been invaluable in helping shape Soldier of Fortune 2," states Brian Raffel, vice president of Raven Software. "With his input we've designed a game that plays as a first person action game, but with a level of authenticity usually only found in military simulations or tactical shooters. "

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The backbone of Soldier of Fortune 2 is a highly integrated system of technologies. Environments in the game are created with the QUAKE III Arena engine, widely considered the most advanced 3D engine in gaming. Additionally, Soldier of Fortune 2's new GHOUL II technology brings the grittiness of combat to the PC like never before with incredibly detailed skeletal animations that enable lifelike character movements and per pixel hit locations for ultra realistic damage modeling. Finally, Soldier of Fortune 2 features an all-new ROAM Terrain System that allows players to ride and fight from armored trucks and helicopters.

Soldier of Fortune 2 will ship with a violence lock that enables players to filter out most of the mature graphics and audio in the game.

Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Raven Software is a wholly owned subsidiary of 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 revenues of $572 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000.

Activision maintains operations in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Australia, 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 http://www.activision.com .

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, 2000, which was filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers of this press release are referred to such filings.

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Soldier of Fortune 2 Announced

lol... u losers, SOF was the most boring piece of trash i ever played. closest thing to doom ive played in a while too, you just run around shooting everything with very little story behind it. go play a real game like half-life (yeah, i know its way old, but its still 100x better than SOF)

Soldier of Fortune 2 Announced

SOF2...I haven't got SOF1 out of my blood stream yet, and they got to bring out part 2!...luky this stuff isn't drugs or I would of bin dead by now. ps half-life suck...it's the suckies suck that ever suck, but the mod "resident evil - last escape" is coming out on it, so maybe I'll give it a second chance.......maybe.

Soldier of Fortune 2 Announced

SOF1 WAS GOOD FOR IT'S TIME IT HAD NEW AND GOOD TINGS IN IT BUT IT WAS NOT THAT GOOD TO BE THE GAME OF THE YAER, THE M PLAYER OF IT WAS NOT TO GOOD. AND I HAVE TO SAY half-life IS THE OLDER GAME BUT IT ALSO THE FPS OF ALL TIME, IN SINGALL PLAYER ANY WAY.

Soldier of Fortune 2 Announced

This is a the second soldier of fortune. What do you want more? This is it this is paradise on earth the best f*cking game ever!!!I will buy it. Or copy it. I WANT IT NOW. Peace (NOT) NO JUSTICE NO PEACE F*CK THE POLICE. SCRATCH

Soldier of Fortune 2 Announced

I got SOF when it first came out i have to say that the game KICKs MAJOR ASS. The graphics are incredible and the Ghoul engine is the sweetest invention ever. The only thing that dissapointed me was that you couldn't destroy everything in the game. The toiltes and stuff blew up but i wish you could have shot the lighbulbs and made them explode and also the walls and stuff. I hope that SOF 2 allows you to destory anything and everything. If you guys like SOF you should try out Max Payne. It lets you demolish anything and everything. It isn't out yet but when it does come out it's gonna kick ass. By the way, if anyone knows where i can find a Beta Version of SOF2 let me know. I really wanna try it out.

Soldier of Fortune 2 Announced

My colleagues and I are avid fans of SOF. WHen everyone's talking about how good counter strike is, we just laughed at the game play realism and graphics rendition. We know that SOF was the better one. With this announcement, we are indeed very eager to try it out once it is available here. This time, Sean's gotta hold on to his seat and hopefully stop screaming when he makes a kill!

Soldier of Fortune 2 Announced

estoy loco por este juego. en cuanto salio en soldier of fortune 1 corri a comprarmelo y desde entonces no e parado de jugar y jugar, matar y matar las horas con este gran juegazo. solo digo que en cuanto salga al mercado la segunda parte pienso ser el primero en tenerlo.

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