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Mat Hoffman Pro BMX 2 ships in Europe

by Billy Berghammer - October 4, 2002, 9:16 am EDT
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London, UK - October 4, 2002 - The top athletes in BMX biking will soon be treating gamers to their own brand of riding with the release of Activision, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ATVI) highly anticipated Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX™2 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox™ video game system from Microsoft and the Nintendo Game Boy® Advance. The game launch coincides with Mat Hoffman's historic performance at this year's 2002 ESPN Summer X-Games, where he pulled off the first-ever "no-handed 900" (two and one half rotations while airborne). The PlayStation 2 and Xbox versions of Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX 2 are rated 11+ & 15+ by Elspa and both carry a suggested retail price of £44.99. The Game Boy Advance version is rated 3+ and has a suggested retail price of £29.99.

"Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX 2 gives players the opportunity to be on tour with Mat Hoffman and 10 of the world's top riders on the ultimate road trip," states Larry Goldberg, executive vice president, Activision Worldwide Studios. "The game's arsenal of innovative trick combos and the two player split screen mode will provide gamers with an awesome new experience."

Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX 2 gives gamers the chance to perform flatland tricks while they trek across eight enormous free roaming, fully populated levels. Multiple modes of play such as Road Trip, Single Session and Free Ride accompany a handful of multi-player games including Half-Pipe Hell and PUSH.

Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX 2 also incorporates a new Trick Tweaking feature which enables players to pull off all new moves such as manuals, wall rides, tire-taps, grinds and other air tricks which can be "tweaked" for a better score. Gamers will also be able to create their own ideal BMX course using the next-generation Park Editor. Players can also utilize the Photo Scrapbook feature to keep a collection of snapshot photos of all their best tricks.

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