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SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo On PlayStation® Portable

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For Immediate Release

* Multiple Equipment Options

"Instant Action" Mission Replay and Multiplayer Gameplay

Interoperability with PlayStation2 Through SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy SEALs

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) announce the spring 2006 release of a completely new title in the authentic military franchise, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo, developed exclusively for the PSPTM (PlayStation Portable) entertainment system.

Developed by Zipper Interactive, Inc. and created in association with U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo offers fans of the multi-million selling franchise all-new, realistic missions in four international Areas of Operation (AO) exclusive to the PSP release. After successfully completing a level, players can replay the mission in an entirely new way through the "Instant Action" option, with different objectives, enemies and object placements. In addition, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo is one of the first PSP games to demonstrate interoperability with the PlayStation2 with "crosstalk" title objectives.

For a balanced mix of quick action and traditional stealth gameplay, a streamlined control scheme optimally designed for PSP offers quick teammate commands and realistic lock-on targeting for enemy acquisition. Players can also customise their gameplay experience to play their favourite mission types e.g. Hostage Rescue, Demolition, etc as well as choose from more than 30 authentic weapon and equipment options to suit their combat style.

Players will assume the role of a SEAL commander assisted by an AI (Artificial Intelligence) teammate, as they battle enemies throughout the world in urban and rural warfare in 14 original missions. In addition, completion of an objective in one SOCOM game will affect the overall play experience in both games. Once a crosstalk task is completed, the player will be notified and is able to sync mission-critical data from PSP to PlayStation 2 through a USB connection.

SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo brings the leading online PlayStation 2 game experience to PSP. Connect with other players through a wireless LAN connection in Ad Hoc mode or online in Infrastructure mode to enjoy the SOCOM online experience, whenever, wherever. Clans can be formed to compete in all of the classic SOCOM game types to increase individual and clan ranking.

With unique objectives and authentic SEAL gameplay that is adaptable to the player's gaming style, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo is a compelling new military strategy title available only for PlayStation Portable.

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About PlayStation PortableTM

PlayStation Portable is a new handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, with high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio. With graphics rendering capability comparable to that of PlayStation2, PlayStation Portable features a 4.3 inch widescreen, high-resolution TFT display. PlayStation Portable also adopts a newly developed compact but high-capacity (1.8GB) optical disc, Universal Media Disc (UMD), as its storage medium. With a wide range of accessories and connectivity options, including Memory Stick DuoTM, USB 2.0, IR port and Wireless LAN PSP is the new entertainment platform from PlayStation.

About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PS one, PlayStation2 and PlayStation Portable software and 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 programs for these platforms in the PAL territories. At the end of September 2005, over 40 million PlayStation units 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 units have been shipped across the PAL territories, over 100 million world-wide, making it one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history. Between the launch of the PSP in Japan in December 2005 and 21 October 2005, over 10 million PSPs 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, PS one and PS2 are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. PSP and UMD (Universal Media Disc) are trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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