Activision and Mattel Sign Deal

Activision to distribute all new video games based on successful Barbie entertainment
Activision Publishing, Inc. today announced it has signed a multi-year agreement which grants the company exclusive worldwide distribution rights to new video games on all platforms based on Mattel, Inc.'s Barbie brand. The first five games Activision will distribute under the terms of the agreement are games based on Mattel Entertainment's upcoming movies, including The Barbie Diaries (PC, GBA) and Barbie In The 12 Dancing Princesses (PS2, PC, GBA). Activision will also distribute titles based on some of Mattel's best-selling video games from past years, including Barbie Fashion Show, Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus and Barbie Beauty Boutique. The video games are expected to be available at retail stores worldwide this fall.