Official Press Release
Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that the greatest Super Heroâ„¢ action/RPG team-up just got a super-powered upgrade with Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 downloadable content, now available until December 31, 2009, for the Xbox 360Â® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStationÂ®3 computer entertainment system. Players can now experience Marvel's epic Civil War storyline with five all-new playable characters in their arsenal: Carnage, Psylocke and Cable make their Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system debuts in the Marvel: Ultimate Alliance series alongside returning fan-favorites Magneto and Black Panther. The downloadable content also includes four new challenge missions, including all-new boss encounters, dangerous gauntlets and more, all downloadable from Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 800 Microsoft Points and from the PlayStationÂ®Store for $9.99. Also joining the dream team will be Juggernaut, now available for download from Xbox LIVEÂ® Marketplace for 160 Microsoft Points and from the PlayStationÂ®Store for $1.99.
The official game demo will also be available to download from Xbox LIVEÂ® Marketplace for free and allows players to play through the Washington, D.C. mission as either a pro-registration or anti-registration team.
About Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 allows gamers to play as some of the most popular Marvel heroes and villains in an explosive action-RPG experience. For the first time, players can take full advantage of the Marvel Universe by combining dynamic super powers to create over 250 unique fusions, such as a fiery tornado between Human Torch and Storm, or a powerful beam splitter between Wolverine and Iron Man. The game also features deep character customization, including upgrading abilities, powers and boosts on the fly, as well as storyline choices that will influence character stats. Gamers can play on their own or with up to three friends in co-operative multiplayer modes, allowing them to assemble unique dream teams from an available roster of up to 30 playable heroes and villains, giving fans one of the most exciting action/RPG experiences of all time.
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 is rated "T" (Teen) by the ESRB on the Xbox 360â„¢ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStationÂ®3 computer entertainment system. For more information and exclusive updates about the Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 videogame, visit http://MarvelUltimateAlliance.com
About Marvel Entertainment, Inc.
Marvel Entertainment, Inc. is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 5,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in licensing, entertainment (via Marvel Studios and Marvel Animation) and publishing (via Marvel Comics). Marvel's strategy is to leverage its franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world, including feature films, consumer products, toys, video games, animated television, direct-to-DVD and online. For more information visit www.marvel.com.
About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.
Activision Publishing maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands and Australia. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.