MARVEL AND ACTIVISION'S X-MEN: THE OFFICIAL GAME TAKES A STAND ON RETAIL SHELVES NATIONWIDE
Santa Monica, CA â May 16, 2006 â Inspired by Marvel Entertainmentâs legendary Super Hero franchise and serving as a prelude to the upcoming Twentieth Century Fox and Marvel Studiosâ feature film âX-Men: The Last Stand,â Activision, Inc.âs (Nasdaq: ATVI) X-Men: The Official Game premieres today at retail outlets nationwide. The game catapults players into an original storyline that allows them to command the distinct powers of Wolverine, Nightcrawler and Iceman as they battle classic Brotherhood villains including Sabretooth, Lady Deathstrike and Multiple Man and traverse unique environments that showcase each characterâs abilities while embarking on an epic quest to save mutant-kind.
X-Men: The Official Game is the first Super Hero game for the Xboxâ¢ 360 video game system from Microsoft and is available for a suggested retail price of $59.99. The PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, the Xboxâ¢ video game system from Microsoft and the NintendoÂ® GameCubeâ¢ versions are available for a suggested retail price of $39.99. The PC, Nintendo DSâ¢ and Game BoyÂ® Advance versions are available for a suggested retail price of $29.99. The console and PC games have been rated âTâ (âTeenâ â violence) and the handheld games have been rated âE-10+â (âEveryone 10 and olderâ â fantasy violence) by the ESRB.
âIn X-Men: The Official Game, players will experience the events leading up to the âX-Men: The Last Standâ feature film,â said Will Kassoy, vice president of global brand management, Activision, Inc. âCo-written by Zak Penn, the screenwriter of the film, and legendary comic book writer Chris Claremont, and featuring the voice talent of Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Shawn Ashmore and Alan Cumming, the game truly enables players to become a part of the X-Men movie universe .â
For the first time, X-Men: The Official Game lets players truly experience the powers of three popular Super Heroes from the X-Men movie universe by allowing them to take on the roles of Wolverine, Nightcrawler and Iceman as they wield and upgrade their signature powers and maneuver through unique environments designed to showcase their Super Hero abilities. Assisted by other X-Men characters including Storm and Colossus, players will use an advanced control scheme to master and control the characters as they unleash Wolverineâs combat rage, experience Nightcrawlerâs acrobatics and teleportation powers and glide through the air on Icemanâs ice slide.
For more information on X-Men: The Official Game, please visit http://www.x-mengame.com.
BradyGames' X-Men: The Official Game Official Strategy Guide is available at electronics, book, and software retailers nationwide, and online at http://www.bradygames.com.
About Marvel Entertainment, Inc.
With a library of over 5,000 characters, Marvel Entertainment, Inc. is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies. Marvel's operations are focused on utilizing its character franchises in licensing, entertainment, publishing and toys. Areas of emphasis include feature films, DVD/home video, consumer products, video games, action figures and role-playing toys, television and promotions. Rooted in the creative success of over sixty years of comic book publishing, Marvel's strategy is to leverage its character franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world. More information about Marvel can be found at www.marvel.com.
About Activision, Inc.
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 net revenues of $1.47 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia, Spain and the Netherlands. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at www.activision.com.