Portal Masters everywhere will once again face the evil Portal Master Kaos in a brand new adventure in Skylanders Giants, which is poised to prove that bigger really is better when the game hits store shelves in North America on October 21, 2012 for Nintendo’s Wii™ system, Nintendo 3DS™, the Xbox 360™ game and entertainment system, and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.
The game features 16 new characters, led by eight Giant Skylanders, who are twice the size of their comrades. The Giants each have exciting new powers and abilities to match their size. Joining the Giants are eight new Skylanders, who also feature never-before-seen powers.
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Today gamers can join in the celebration of 50 years of James Bond with the release of 007™ Legends from Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard Inc., (Nasdaq: ATVI). Available at North American retail outlets today, across Europe on October 19th and in Australia on October 31st, 007 Legends is the latest installment in the esteemed franchise, delivering a first-of-its-kind Bond video game experience featuring a story inspired by five classic Bond films – Goldfinger, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Moonraker, Licence to Kill, Die Another Day. Additionally, 007 Legends will feature a sixth mission based on this year’s highly anticipated Bond film – SKYFALL – which will be available to unlock as downloadable content. Timed to the North American release of the feature film, PlayStation®Network subscribers will gain exclusive early access to the SKYFALL mission on November 9, 2012, and then on November 20, 2012, the mission will be available on Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network.
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Activision Blizzard, Inc., the largest third-party interactive entertainment software publisher (Nasdaq: ATVI), and Tencent Holdings Limited, a leading Internet services provider in China (SEHK: 00700), today announced a strategic relationship to bring Call of Duty Online to Chinese game players.
Call of Duty Online has been in development by Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, for approximately two years. Under the multi-year agreement with Activision Publishing, Tencent has the exclusive license to operate Call of Duty Online in mainland China. The game is free-to-play and monetized through the sales of in-game items.
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If your spider-senses are tinglin’, it’s because The Amazing Spider-Man™video game has web-slung its way onto retail store shelves today in North America, and will be available in Europe on June 29th. From Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), and Marvel Entertainment, The Amazing Spider-Man video game serves as an epilogue story to this summer’s upcoming blockbuster feature film, heralding Spidey’s return to a free-roaming Manhattan as players take the role of a young Peter Parker discovering his newfound powers and Super Hero responsibilities. The Amazing Spider-Man video game is available on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Wii™ system from Nintendo, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ handheld systems.
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The battle between the X-Men and Brotherhood of Mutants rages on – and your choices will shape the fate of the world! Available today at retail stores nationwide, Marvel Entertainment, LLC and Activision Publishing, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) X-Men™ Destiny places gamers into the role of a young mutant just discovering their newfound powers; where the choices they make and alliances they forge determine which side of the mutant cause will reign supreme. X-Men Destiny gives players three all-new mutants from which to pick, and an original story penned by acclaimed Marvel writer Mike Carey, delivering an action/RPG experience where players have ultimate customization of their mutant’s powers, development and “destiny.”
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Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today the worldwide debut of Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure, an entertainment breakthrough for the toy and video game industries. Through an innovative use of technology, the game allows players to transport real-world toys into virtual worlds of adventure through the “Portal of Power™.” These “toys with brains” can come to life inside the game in connection with multiple gaming platforms, as well as on handheld gaming devices, mobile devices and on the web, remembering achievements and level-ups wherever they go. This marks a wholesale change in the interaction between toys and video games, opening up new possibilities and revenue streams for both industries.
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Recognizing that the private sector is as responsible as government in solving the issue of veterans’ unemployment, Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) has pledged to find 1,000 jobs for veterans and is donating $1 million from the sales of its blockbuster video game Call of Duty®: Black Ops to help transition service members back to civilian life by providing them with job training and placement.
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Now available online and at retail stores nationwide, budding beat chemists, singing sensations and all of their friends will “Mix 2gether” to experience the best soundtrack in entertainment with DJ Hero® 2, Activision Publishing Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced. Delivering an all-new, unparalleled music experience with 83 original, exclusive mixes featuring the hottest artists bringing their biggest chart-topping hits — including Eminem’s “Not Afraid,” Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance,” Rihanna’s “Rude Boy,” David Guetta feat. Kid Cudi with “Memories” and B.o.B feat. Bruno Mars with “Nothin’ On You” — DJ Hero 2 will transform ordinary living rooms into the hottest nightclubs. The follow-up to the award-winning, #1 new videogame IP of 2009, DJ Hero 2 provides the ultimate way for gamers to come together with a host of new multiplayer modes that pit DJ against DJ in unique Battle Mixes, invite vocalists into the spotlight with scoring based on pitch and range detection and bring the party to life with jump-in/jump-out Party Play gameplay.
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Join the quest to save rock, as Activision Publishing, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) highly-anticipated Guitar Hero®: Warriors of Rock hits store shelves nationwide today. Featuring the largest on-disc set-list ever in a Guitar Hero® game, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock’s furious finger-fretting rock music collection is headlined by some of the largest bands in rock and includes original tracks, re-records and bands making their Guitar Hero debut. With the all-new, rock inspired guitar controller, gamers will embark on an epic journey from the halls of punk music to the lava fields of rock treachery in the first ever Guitar Hero story-driven Quest Mode narrated by KISS front man Gene Simmons. Additionally, challenge hungry achievement junkies will find the game’s all-new Quickplay+ up to par as they strive to master the 13 star challenges packed into every one of the 90+ on-disc songs as well as every song in their Guitar Hero music library. Heightening the rock experience, the first album from Soundgarden in over 10 years, Telephantasm, will be bundled with one million Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock launch units.
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