MINNEAPOLIS–April 6, 1999–PC gamers can now jump onto the slopes, catch big air and race downhill at radical speeds with the launch of Head Games Publishing’s new Extreme Winter Sports.

Featuring equipment from K2 and Arctic Cat, this winter sports extravaganza gives thrill seekers a chance to snowboard, downhill ski and snow mobile, all in one PC game. Extreme Winter Sports is currently available in more than 10,000 retail outlets throughout the United States and Canada for the suggested retail price of $24.95.

“The seasonal nature of winter sports prevents most enthusiasts from getting their fill of fun,” says Dan Hammett, vice president of Head Games Publishing. “With Extreme Winter Sports, people will be able to hone their skills and have a blast throughout the year.”

Extreme Winter Sports features beat-the-clock competitions for skiers and snowboarders down two exhilarating courses, as well as snow mobiling races on three challenging tracks. Players can race down icy runs, catch air on unforeseen moguls and shred through the twists and turns of the mountain. In addition, snowboarders can bust more than 25 big air tricks from nosegrabs to indy’s.

Developed by Hammer Technology, Inc., Extreme Winter Sports features 3D graphics and is one of the most realistic winter sports simulations. Playing as either a male or female character, gamers choose from their favorite K2 skis and Arctic Cat snow mobiles, before hitting the slopes. Since Extreme Winter Sports gets gamers in the mood to play in the snow, Head Games has included web site links to both K2 and Arctic Cat where people can find the latest and greatest merchandise via the Internet.

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Head Games Publishing is a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision, Inc. The company specializes in developing high-quality interactive entertainment software for the PC market worldwide. For more information about Head Games visit the company’s web site at www.headgames.net.