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Push The Limits Of Sanity And Gravity In Metro3D’s
Maxxis Ultimate ATV™ for Microsoft® Xbox™

Worldwide Publisher and Distributor Pulls Out All The Stops To Bring
Intense ATV Stunt Racing For Xbox Audiences


SAN JOSE, California (May 14, 2003) – Metro3D, Inc. today announced Maxxis Ultimate ATV™ for the Microsoft® Xbox™ video game system. Metro3D is teaming up with Maxxis Electronic Magic, Inc. to introduce this extreme ATV stunt racing game, now being shown at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. The title is scheduled for a U.S. release
Q1 2004.

“Metro3D is thrilled to be teaming with Maxxis Electronic Magic in this exciting licensing and development partnership,” said Joseph Morici, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Metro3D. “As the official licensed game of Maxxis, we look forward to giving Xbox players the most realistic off-road ATV racing experience in video gaming today.”

Experience high-performance ATV stunt racing at its best, as Maxxis Ultimate ATV rips it up
off-road for an adrenaline-junkies ultimate thrill ride! Players select from 25 real ATV vehicles licensed from the hottest manufacturers in the world, including Bombardier, Honda, Kawasaki, and more. For added versatility and to out-power your racing competition, players can upgrade their ATV by adjusting steering, front and rear suspension, Maxxis-licensed tires, and colors of the vehicles.

In Maxxis Ultimate ATV, all the fun and intensity fuels up as players cut loose through 20 living off-road worlds across Easter Island, the Great Wall of China, Mount Fuji, the Pyramids of Egypt, Tahiti, and many other exciting locations. Super-realistic course design, interactive environments, and tons of objects such as trees, houses, rocks, hay bales, and moguls give players the ultimate racing ground to launch their ATV for big air jumps, cutting edge tricks, and insane stunts.

Maxxis Ultimate ATV allows players to compete simultaneously in one -to- four-player
split-screen racing competition. Players select from five different play modes, including Single Player Career: Motocross Mode, a closed course stunt racing competition or Cross Country Mode, open terrain freestyle racing action where racers can choose from five standard ATVs and unlock 20 more. Run circles around your competition in Arcade: Single Race Mode, Multiplayer Mode, and Time Attack Mode.

Ultra-realistic ATV construction, from the handlebars right down to the sub-frame arm equips players with the ultimate racing control through each interactive ATV environment and high-energy stunt. Dynamic camera angles adjust player views from multiple cameras in 360-degree motion around each ATV.

Maxxis Electronic Magic, Inc.
Founded in May 2000, Maxxis Electronic Magic, Inc., is a developer of 3-Dimensional racing games. At Maxxis Electronic Magic, our goal is simple – we are pushing the barriers of technology to create the most exciting, high quality and thrill-packed games with unequalled realism in racing games today. As a premier racing game developer based in Taiwan, Maxxis Electronic Magic offers a competitive edge in three core areas: Racing Knowledge, Technology, and Artistic Talent.

Maxxis International
Maxxis International is one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world. The Company is dedicated to producing the ultimate high-performance tires for a wide variety of vehicles in addition to bicycles and motorcycles – autos, light trucks, ATVs, buses, racing karts, trailers, wheel chairs, and various agricultural and industrial applications. At Maxxis, we are dedicated to quality in the materials we use, our technology, stringent testing standards and our superior customer service. Because of this pursuit of excellence, Maxxis International products are unequalled in craftsmanship and performance.

About Metro3D
Metro3D is the ultimate multi-platform game developer and publisher of original and “classic” action, strategy and role-playing interactive entertainment software. Founded in 1998, Metro3D introduces some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed and popular game titles for the next-generation video game systems, including Microsoft® Xbox™, Nintendo® Game Boy® Advance, and Sony PlayStation® 2. Based in San Jose, California, Metro3D is a privately held company with worldwide operations in the United States, Taiwan, Japan and Europe.
For more information, visit the Metro3D site at www.Metro3D.com.
Note to Editors: Copyright © 2003 Metro3D. All Rights Reserved. Developed by Maxxis Electronic Magic. Published and distributed exclusively under license by Metro3D, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Metro3D and the Metro3D logo are trademarks of Metro3D, Inc. Maxxis Ultimate ATV and the Maxxis Ultimate ATV logo are trademarks of Maxxis Electronic Magic. Maxxis Electronic Magic and the Maxxis Electronic Magic logo are trademarks of Maxxis Electronic Magic.

 
 



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