Official Press Release
Santa Monica, CA – October 19, 2005 – The epic battle to save humankind rages on the PSP™ (PlayStation® Portable) system with the release of X-Men™ Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse, inspired by Marvel’s legendary Super Heroes. Building on the deep customization and rich storyline of the console games, X-Men Legend II: Rise of Apocalypse for the PSP features four additional playable characters, new environments, 9 exclusive missions and groundbreaking multiplayer modes that allow up to four players to compete both online and offline utilizing the system’s wireless technology. The game is currently available at retail stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $49.99 and has been rated “T” (Teen with mild language and violence) by the ESRB.
In X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse, players create, customize and control teams of four mutants from 20 all-time favorite X-Men and classic Brotherhood villains from the Marvel Universe. With the X-Men and Brotherhood fighting side-by-side for the first time, players switch instantly between teammates wielding amazing super powers and skills as they overcome obstacles, solve puzzles and defeat more than 100 types of enemies including Lady Deathstrike and the notorious Four Horsemen of Apocalypse. In addition to a deep single player experience, the game also features six multiplayer skirmish modes that offer head-to-head action as well as online and offline wireless cooperative modes that offer fierce battles against enemies.
X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse is also available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube™ for a suggested retail price of $49.99 and for Windows® PC for a suggested retail price of $39.99. All versions carry a “T” (Teen with mild language and violence) rating from the ESRB. The game was developed by Raven Software for the console versions, Vicarious Visions for the PSP system and Beenox Studios for the PC.
About Marvel Entertainment, Inc.
With a library of over 5,000 characters, Marvel Entertainment, Inc. – formerly known as Marvel Enterprises, 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.
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 $1.4 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005.
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.
The statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements.” These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. The Company cautions readers of this press release that a number of important factors could cause Activision’s actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, without limitation, product delays, retail acceptance of our products, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and industry standards, protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of relationships with key personnel, vendors and third-party developers, international economic and political conditions, integration of recently acquired subsidiaries and identification of suitable future acquisition opportunities. These important factors and other factors that potentially could affect the Company’s financial results are described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s most recent Annual report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Readers of this press release are referred to such filings. The Company may change its intention, belief or expectation, at any time and without notice, based upon any changes in such factors, in the Company’s assumptions or otherwise. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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