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Activision Unveils Powerhouse Game Slate at 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo; Line-Up Includes Titles Based On Best-Selling Entertainment Brands and Original Intellectual Properties.



SANTA MONICA Santa Monica (săn`tə mŏn`ĭkə), city (1990 pop. 86,905), Los Angeles co., S Calif., on Santa Monica Bay; inc. 1886. Tourism and retailing are important, and the city has motion-picture, biotechnology, and software industries. , Calif. -- Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATVI ATVI Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute ) will showcase a blockbuster game line-up at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center The Los Angeles Convention Center (abbreviated LACC) is a convention center in downtown Los Angeles. The LACC hosts annual events such as the Greater Los Angeles Auto Show, and was best known to video games fans as host to E3 until its cessation in 2006.  from May 18-20, 2005. The company's line-up includes titles based on popular entertainment brands like Marvel's Spider-Man, Fantastic 4, X-Men, as well as, Shrek(R), new installments in Activision's best-selling Tony Hawk
This article is about the American skateboarder. For the British comedian and author, see Tony Hawks. For the New Zealand basketball player, see Tony Hawke.
Anthony Frank Hawk (born May 12 1968), known as Tony Hawk
 and Call of Duty(R) franchises, and innovative offerings from some of the industry's top development houses, id Software's QUAKE 4(TM) and The Movies(TM) from Peter Molyneux's Lionhead Studios Lionhead Studios is a United Kingdom-based computer game development company led by industry veteran Peter Molyneux, and acquired by Microsoft Game Studios in April 2006.

Lionhead started as a breakaway from the developer Bullfrog, which was also founded by Molyneux.
.

Activision's Game Line-Up Includes:

Call of Duty(R) 2 - The sequel to the 2003 "Game of the Year," Call of Duty 2 delivers an unparalleled portrayal of the chaos and cinematic intensity of World War II through stunningly detailed graphics, advanced AI, realistic character animations and explosive on-screen on·screen or on-screen  
adj. & adv.
1. As shown on a movie, television, or display screen.

2. Within public view; in public.
 action - all powered by Infinity Ward's brand new proprietary engine. Call of Duty 2 has not yet been rated by the ESRB ESRB Entertainment Software Rating Board
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.

Call of Duty(R)2: Big Red One(TM) - Building on the Call of Duty brand's signature epic, cinematic intensity of war, Call of Duty 2: Big Red One unites players in the chaos of battle fighting as part of a squad in the legendary and decorated "Big Red One," the American 1st Infantry Division. Call of Duty 2: Big Red One has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

Fantastic 4 - The only game based on Twentieth Century Fox's upcoming feature film, Fantastic 4 is a team-based action-adventure in which players harness the Marvel Super Heroes' unique and amazing powers through a compelling single-player mode or two-player co-operative gameplay experience. Fantastic 4 has been rated "T" (Teen - with mild language and violence) by the ESRB.

The Movies(TM) - Developed by Lionhead Lionhead may refer to
  • Lionhead Studios, a computer game development company
  • a variety of goldfish: see Lionhead (goldfish)
  • a breed of domestic rabbits: see List of rabbit breeds
  • the head of a lion
 Studios' Peter Molyneux Peter Molyneux OBE (born 5 May 1959 in Guildford, Surrey, UK) is a computer game designer and game programmer, responsible for well known "God games" Dungeon Keeper, Populous and Black & White , a pioneer in the "life simulation" genre, The Movies lets gamers become Hollywood players, by creating unique movies and releasing them from the studios they build, starring the actors they discover and develop. The Movies has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

QUAKE 4(TM) - Earth is under siege by the Strogg, a barbaric alien race moving through the universe consuming, recycling and annihilating an·ni·hi·late  
v. an·ni·hi·lat·ed, an·ni·hi·lat·ing, an·ni·hi·lates

v.tr.
1.
a. To destroy completely: The naval force was annihilated during the attack.
 any civilization in their path. In a desperate attempt to survive, an armada of Earth's finest warriors is sent to take the battle to the Strogg home planet. Id Software's QUAKE 4 has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

Shrek(R) SuperSlam - Ogre-sized brawling action collides with the hilarious Shrek(R) universe in Shrek SuperSlam, the ultimate four-player melee game. Shrek SuperSlam has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

Tony Hawk's American Wasteland Tony Hawk's American Wasteland, also known as THAW or Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 7, is a video game that has been released for the PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360, Nintendo GameCube and PC. The game was developed by Neversoft and published by Activision. (TM) - For the first time ever, Tony Hawk's American Wasteland(TM) gives players the freedom to experience continuous skating and BMX BMX
abbr.
bicycle motocross


BMX
Noun

1. bicycle motocross: stunt riding over an obstacle course on a bicycle

2.
 biking action without leaving the game or waiting for load times as they explore and choose missions in a massive, living Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850.  skate world. Tony Hawk's American Wasteland has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

Ultimate Spider-Man - Take on the role of the world's most famous Super Hero, Marvel's Spider-Man, and one of his most menacing nemeses, Venom, in an original storyline written and illustrated by the creative team behind the best-selling "Ultimate Spider-Man" comic book comic book

Bound collection of comic strips, usually in chronological sequence, typically telling a single story or a series of different stories. The first true comic books were marketed in 1933 as giveaway advertising premiums.
 series. Ultimate Spider-Man has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

X-Men Legends X-Men Legends is an action role-playing game released on several consoles in 2004. Players can play as one of 15 X-Men characters, switching between four computer (or human) controlled characters within one team.  II: Rise of Apocalypse - The sequel to the best-selling X-Men title ever, X-Men Legends, X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse is an all new action-RPG that lets players create, customize and control teams of four mutants from 16 all-time favorite X-Men and classic Brotherhood villains from the Marvel Universe. X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

About id Software

id - Freud's primal part of the human psyche and one of the hottest game shops on Earth - has been rocking the gaming world from Mesquite, Texas since 1991. As a renowned leader in the industry, id Software forged such frenetic titles as Wolfenstein 3D(R), DOOM(R), DOOM II(R), QUAKE(R) and QUAKE II(R). With intense graphics and mind-blowing action, id's games have helped redefine the modern video game, continually setting industry standards for technology and gameplay. And, in keeping with tradition, id Software has amplified the world of adrenaline pumping 3-D gaming with the release of their latest action titles, QUAKE III Arena Quake III Arena or Quake 3, abbreviated as Q3A or Q3, is a multiplayer first-person shooter computer and video game released on December 2, 1999. (R), QUAKE III: Team Arena(R), and Return to Castle Wolfenstein Return to Castle Wolfenstein (PC) is a first person shooter computer game published by Activision and originally released on November 19, 2001. The single player game was developed by Gray Matter Interactive and Nerve Software developed its multiplayer mode. (R). id Software's advanced DOOM 3(TM) engine is leading the next revolution in 3-D interactive games. Check out more about id Software at www.idsoftware.com.

About Marvel Enterprises, Inc.

With a library of over 5,000 proprietary characters, Marvel Enterprises, Inc., is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies. Marvel's operations are focused in four areas: entertainment (Marvel Studios), licensing, publishing and toys (Toy Biz). Marvel facilitates the creation of entertainment projects, including feature films, DVD/home video, video games and television based on its characters and also licenses its characters for use in a wide range of consumer products and services including apparel, toys, collectibles, snack foods and promotions. Marvel's characters and plot lines are created by its publishing division, which continues to expand its leadership position in the U.S. and worldwide while also serving as an invaluable source of intellectual property.

About Activision, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California For other uses, see Santa Monica (disambiguation).
Santa Monica is a coastal city in western Los Angeles County, California, USA. Situated on Santa Monica Bay of the Pacific Ocean, it is surrounded by the City of Los Angeles — Pacific Palisades and Brentwood on the north,
, 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 Form 10-K

A report required by the SEC from exchange-listed companies that provides for annual disclosure of certain financial information.


Form 10-K

See 10-K.
 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q Form 10-Q

See 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.

QUAKE 4(TM), QUAKE(R) and id(R) are either registered trademarks or trademarks of id Software, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

TM, (R), Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube and Nintendo DS are trademarks of Nintendo.

Activision is a registered trademark of Activision, Inc. and its affiliates. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.

Marvel, Ultimate Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and all related character names and likenesses thereof are trademarks of Marvel Characters, Inc., and are used with permission. (C) 2005 Marvel Characters, Inc. All rights reserved. www.marvel.com.

The Fantastic Four Motion Picture: TM & (C) 2005 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved

Super Hero(es) and Super Villains are co-owned registered trademarks.
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