London, UK - December 2, 1998 -- Marvel Comic's Spider-Man, one of the world's most recognisable and celebrated Super Heroes, will bring swift action and adventure to the Sony PlayStation and Nintendo 64 when Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) releases the first ever Spider-Man 3D game.
Since his introduction in August 1962, Spider-Man continues to entertain and inspire millions of people around the world. Fifteen million Spider-Man comics are sold each year in 75 countries and in 22 languages, and a comic strip based on the notorious Wall-Crawler is syndicated by King Features Syndicate in 500 newspapers worldwide. The Spider-Man animated television series currently airs Sunday mornings on UPN and is cleared on 122 stations, covering 78% of the U.S. TV market. The series is also shown on the Fox Kids Network, Monday through Friday afternoon, and the Fox Family Channel on Sunday morning.
"Spider-Man is one of the world's most recognised Super Heroes, and one of the few popular culture icons that has successfully crossed over from comic books into cyber comics, location-based entertainment, television and consumer products," states Mitch Lasky, senior vice president of Activision Studios. "Now, console gamers will be able to experience Spider-Man's web-slinging moves for the first time ever in 3D."
Marvel Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: MVL) is a leader in the entertainment and communications industries with businesses spanning a wide array of media including comic books, toys, television, film, trading cards, theme parks and restaurants. Marvel is available on America Online at Keyword: Marvel and can be accessed on the Internet at www.marvel.com.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software for personal computers and advanced console game systems such as the Sony PlayStation and Nintendo 64. Founded in 1979, Activision posted revenues of $260 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1998.
Activision maintains publishing and development operations in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan and Australia, and distribution subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium. 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.