Activision Plans "X-Men: Legends" Sequel
Official Press Release
Santa Monica, CA - October 21, 2004 - Based on strong consumer response to its action role playing game X-Men: Legends, Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that the company is developing a sequel based on the ever-popular Marvel (NYSE: MVL) franchise with Raven Software. The original game challenges players to master the attributes of their favorite X-Men by creating, customizing and controlling teams of four mutants as they embark on a quest to stop the extinction of mankind. The title is currently available worldwide for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube™.
"For 40 years Marvel's X-Men have captivated consumers worldwide and today the brand is stronger than ever," said Ron Doornink, CEO of Activision Publishing. "X-Men Legends is already on track to be the best selling game in the franchise's history."
"We are thrilled with the critical and consumer response to X-Men Legends. Marvel and Activision are committed to ensuring that the X-Men Legends series will continue to be a top notch game franchise for years to come," said Ames Kirshen, director of video game development at Marvel.