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“Perfect Dark Zero”

Fact Sheet

September 2005

Title: "Perfect Dark ZeroTM"

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Developer: Rare Ltd.

Format: DVD for the Microsoft® Xbox 360TM video game system; Xbox LiveTM enabled1

ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature

Availability: Holiday 2005

Pricing: $49.99 Standard Edition; $59.99 Limited Collector's Edition

Product Overview:

Joanna Dark returns in the Xbox 360-exclusive "Perfect Dark Zero," the prequel to the international award-winning and multimillion-selling first-person shooter "Perfect Dark" from famed game developer Rare Ltd. A secret war has begun between shadowy corporations bent on world domination. Joanna Dark and her father, Jack, are caught up in the fight for the planet's future. A routine bounty hunting mission rips open a global conspiracy that will change Joanna's destiny - forever.

Players must guide Joanna Dark on her journey to become the Perfect Agent. Featuring a compelling and captivating story, "Perfect Dark Zero" plunges players into a world of corporate espionage and conspiracy. "Perfect Dark Zero" merges the excitement and intrigue of its predecessor with revolutionary game design, online play and amazing graphics to deliver an experience that defines next-generation gaming and entertainment.

Features:

● Engrossing single-player action. Brought to life in startling high- definition, "Perfect Dark Zero" challenges players to guide Joanna Dark on her journey to become the Perfect Agent. A fully interactive world, beautiful graphics and breathtaking special effects combine with Xbox Live functionality to provide players with a one-of-a-kind, single-player experience.

  • Gripping, action-packed story line. Players assume the role of Perfect Agent Joanna Dark in a gripping story set years before the original "Perfect Dark," where the action in this sci-fi thriller centers on espionage, conspiracy and a mysterious global conflict.
  • Unparalleled online play via Xbox Live. "Perfect Dark Zero" delivers unprecedented online action and flexibility, supporting upward of 32 players online. "Perfect Dark Zero" includes fully scalable environments and complete Xbox Live support with tournaments, rankings and more.
  • Extraordinary variety of gameplay options. Players can choose between a story-driven single-player campaign and various multiplayer options including four-player split screen and cooperative action for infinite replayability.
  • Massive arsenal of weapons, gadgets and vehicles. "Perfect Dark Zero" will feature many of the classic weapons and gadgets from the original game, as well as countless additions. Combat-enabled vehicles including jetpacks and hovercrafts will also be available to players in "Perfect Dark Zero."

Developer Information:

United Kingdom-based Rare, one of the world's leading video game developers, was founded in 1985 by Chris and Tim Stamper. Rare has been the mastermind behind some of the most popular video games in history, including such global multimillion sellers as "GoldenEye 007" and "Perfect Dark."

1 Xbox Live subscription sold separately.

The information contained in this fact sheet relates to a prerelease product that may be substantially modified before its first commercial release. Accordingly, the information may not accurately describe or reflect the product when first commercially released. This fact sheet is provided for informational purposes only, and Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the fact sheet or the information contained in it.

Microsoft, Perfect Dark Zero, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox Live are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. or Rare Ltd. in the United States and/or other countries.

Rare Ltd. is a subsidiary of Microsoft Corp.

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For more information, press only:

Jenny Majalca, Edelman (323) 202-1056, jenny.majalca@edelman.com

Eric Kwan, Edelman, (323) 202-1903, eric.kwan@edelman.com

Steve Cherrier, Edelman, (604) 271-7530, steve.cherrier@edelman.com

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