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Santa Monica, CA - November 22, 1999 -- Gamers who have always wanted to join the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise(tm) will finally get their chance when Activision releases their action/adventure odyssey Star Trek(r): Hidden Evil the week of November 22, 1999 to more than 15,000 retail outlets nationwide.   Set nine months after the full-length feature film Star Trek: Insurrection(tm), the game features story driven missions that draw casual
and experience players into a fasted-paced tale of combat, stealth and exploration.

In Star Trek: Hidden Evil, players assume the role of Ensign Sovok, a young officer serving on board the U.S.S. Enterprise.  As Sovok, players will have to make use of their wits, as well as tried-and-true Starfleet equipment
such as phasers, communicators and tricorders to foil a Romulan plot and protect the Ba'ku planet.

Viewed from a third person perspective, players battle their way through dangerous situations using weapons and, for the first time ever, the Vulcan Nerve Pinch to gain the upper hand.  Following orders from Captain Picard
and data, players carry a Tricorder that displays a mission log to reveal tasks at hand.  Clear goals and clues guide players' movements, and rewards await their success.

Woven throughout the game, Star Trek: Hidden Evil contains cut-scenes, or mini-movies, starring actors Patrick Stewart (Picard) and Brent Spiner (Data).  These movies add to the thrill of the quest and contain vital
information that players must gather to be successful in their Star Trek mission.

Additionally, Activision is offering a limited holiday Collector's Edition of the game packaged in numbered boxes at select retail outlets.  Thespecial package will include: a VHS copy of "All Good Things...," the two-hour finale of Star Trek: The Next Generation(r) - the most watched Star Trek episode ever; and an exclusive preview of the first two Star Trek comic books from DC Comics(r).  The limited edition is priced at only $10 more than the regularly packaged game, and carries a suggested retail price of $39.99.

Viacom Consumer Products merchandises properties on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Television and Viacom Productions as well as third-party properties.  Viacom Consumer Products, a unit of Viacom Entertainment Group, is a subsidiary of Viacom, Inc.  Star Trek(tm), (r) and (c) 1999 Paramount Pictures.   All Rights Reserved.  Star Trek(tm) and all related marks are trademarks of Paramount Pictures.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.  Founded in 1979, Activision posted revenues of $436 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999.

Activision maintains operations in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Australia, The Netherlands and Belgium.  More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's
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