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From the makers of Gran Turismo comes… Tourist Trophy - the Real Riding Simulator

Experience the true essence of motorcycle racing
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

For Immediate Release

180 licensed sports bike models, 35 courses, 12 manufacturers

1st March 2006 - Bike fanatics, fans of motorcycle sport and road racers will be thrilled today with the announcement by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe of the release this May of Tourist TrophyTM - the Real Riding Simulator on PlayStation2. Offering a whole new perspective on bike racing, the game comes from the studios of Polyphony Digital Inc and the acclaimed team behind the Gran TurismoTM series - who have worked to capture the true essence of motorcycle racing and the fluid relationship between man and machine.

Experience for the first time the real exhilaration of motorbiking as you hit the throttle and find out what true speed means. Test your skills, nerve and reflexes to the maximum as you ride 35 real life and fantasy circuits from international city circuits to tracks including the Laguna Seca, Nürburgring and Valencia.

Tourist TrophyTM - the Real Riding Simulator lets you choose your ride from 180 licensed sports bikes produced by more than twelve of the worlds leading manufacturers. Compare different bikes and manufacturers including 34 different models from Honda from the CBR1100XX to the CB1300 SUPER BOL D'OR RacingModify; 30 from Yamaha spanning 25 years from the 1980 RZ250 to the XJR1300 RacingModify; or take a spin on the TRICKSTAR ZX-10R Suzuka8H; push the Aprilia RSV1000R FACTORY RacingModify to its limits, or enjoy the envy as you mount a Ducati 999R.

With a focus on the real racing experience the game delivers an unprecedented level of simulation and precision control. Using an unrivalled physics package each bike has been meticulously recreated with authentic cockpits, performance, true-to-life handling and engine sound, backed by fully customisable riding equipment including licensed helmets and biker gear.

Tourist TrophyTM - the real Riding Simulator offers a variety of great game modes with action for one or two players: Arcade gives you a quick racing adrenaline fix; Tourist Trophy Mode allows you to acquire a huge selection of bikes and riding gear from racing in over 20 Race Events, and experience the ultimate in motorbike challenges; and Photo Mode allows you to take photos of your favourite bike and print them for prosperity.

Experience the rush, feel the fear, be one with your machine. Tourist TrophyTM - the real Riding Simulator, arriving exclusively on PlayStation2, May 2006.

Ends

For further information please contact:

Jennie Kong ([email protected])

PR Manager

Tel: 020 7911 8176 Fax: 020 7734 4926

Sony Computer Entertainment UK Ltd

About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, sales and marketing of PS one, PlayStation2 and PSPTM (PlayStationPortable) hardware in 104 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania.. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes games software for the three formats, and manages the third party licensing programmes for these formats in the PAL territories. At the end of September 2005, over 40 million PS one consoles had been shipped across these PAL territories, over 102 million worldwide. Between its European debut on 24 November 2000 and 29 November 2005, over 37 million PlayStation2 consoles have been shipped across the PAL territories, over 100 million worldwide, making it one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history. Between the launch of PSPTM in Japan in December 2004 and 21 October 2005, over 10 million PSPTM systems have been shipped worldwide.

More information about PlayStation products can be found at www.playstation.com and www.yourpsp.com or visit the Virtual Press Office at www.scee.presscentre.com.

PlayStation and the PlayStation logo and PS one are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. PSP and UMD are trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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