SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ — With the holiday season around the corner, Activision, Inc. is showcasing a video game line-up that is sure to bring holiday cheer to every member of the family. The slate includes games based on high profile movies including Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies’ highly anticipated Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, DreamWorks’ Shark Tale, DreamWorks’ Shrek 2, and Columbia Pictures’ Spider-Man 2; as well as popular interactive entertainment properties including Call of Duty: Finest Hour, id Software’s DOOM 3, The Creative Assembly’s Rome: Total War, Tony Hawk’s Underground 2, Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines and X-Men Legends.
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events — Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is based on the popular book series and the upcoming Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies film starring Jim Carrey, Jude Law as the voice of Lemony Snicket and Meryl Streep. Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events has been rated “E” for Everyone. (PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance and PC)
DreamWorks’ Shark Tale — Players experience the fun and adventure of the DreamWorks’ movie by assuming the role of Oscar, a fast-talking little fish working his way up the food chain, who becomes an unlikely hero as he searches for an easy path to fame and fortune. Shark Tale has been rated “E” for Everyone. (PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance and PC)
Shrek 2 — Developed in conjunction with DreamWorks, Shrek 2 is the only game that re-creates the magic, humor and fun of the blockbuster Shrek 2 feature film. Both the PC and Game Boy Advance versions of Shrek 2 have unique gameplay with their own adventures and puzzles. All games have been rated “E” for Everyone. (PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance and PC)
Shrek 2: Beg For Mercy! — Puss in Boots is now starring in his very own twisted fairytale game, which tells the story of his rise from humble feline to renowned bounty hunter and swashbuckler. Shrek 2: Beg for Mercy! has been rated “E” for Everyone. (Game Boy Advance)
Shrek 2: Team Action — The best-selling Shrek 2 console game is now available on the PC. Fans embark on a twisted fairy tale adventure with Shrek and friends while engaging in squad-based action, traditional action-adventure game play and multiplayer fun with up to four players. Shrek 2: Team Action has been rated “E” for Everyone. (PC)
Spider-Man 2 — Based upon the summer blockbuster event film from Columbia Pictures, the Spider-Man 2 video game allows players to experience what it’s like to be the world’s most celebrated Super Hero, Spider-Man. Spider-Man 2 for the game consoles have been rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB (PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube) and the Game Boy Advance and PC skus carry an “E” for Everyone rating.
Top Brands in Interactive Entertainments
Call of Duty: Finest Hour — The newest installment in the award-winning Call of Duty series, Call of Duty: Finest Hour takes console gamers to the frontlines of combat to experience the cinematic intensity, chaos of battle and epic moments of World War II in new campaigns across the North African Western and Eastern Fronts. Call of Duty: Finest Hour has not yet been rated by the ESRB. (PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube)
Call of Duty: United Offensive — Expanding on the award-winning, epic and cinematic first-person action of Call of Duty, Call of Duty: United Offensive delivers more of WWII’s most legendary conflicts by offering 12 new levels in an all-new single player campaign, as well as 10 new multiplayer maps. Call of Duty: United Offensive has been rated “T” for Teen. (PC)
DOOM 3 — A sci-fi horror masterpiece, DOOM 3 is like nothing you’ve ever experienced. A dramatic storyline, pulse-pounding action, incredible graphics, and revolutionary technology combine to draw you into the most frightening and gripping first-person gaming experience ever created. Id Software’s DOOM 3 is rated “M” for Mature. (PC)
Rome: Total War — The latest edition in the Creative Assembly’s award-winning Total War series, Rome: Total War redefines the strategy genre by enabling gamers to take command of massive armies that wage war in epic, cinematic battles in the brutal world of the Roman Empire. Rome: Total War has been rated “T” for Teen. (PC)
Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 — The latest evolution in the #1 action sports franchise, Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 delivers more interaction than any other Tony Hawk game. Players take off on an all out skating blitzkrieg where two teams lead by Tony Hawk and Bam Margera conquer sick terrain, wreak havoc, pull off mischievous pranks and make six international cities their personal stomping ground. Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 has been rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB. (PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube)
Vampire: The Masquerade-Bloodlines — Vampire: The Masquerade-Bloodlines plunges players into the dark and gritty vampire underworld of modern-day L.A. as a creature of the night. Gamers choose to play a character from one of seven different clans– all with unique skills, strengths and disciplines — then develop their characters by completing story-driven quests using politics, alliances, persuasion and combat with an incredible array of vampire powers and weapons. Vampire: The Masquerade-Bloodlines is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB. (PC)
X-Men Legends — As the first 3D action-RPG based on the popular Marvel X-Men characters, X-Men Legends challenges players to master the attributes of their favorite mutants by creating, customizing and controlling teams of four X-Men in real time. X-Men Legends has been rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB. (PlayStation 2, Xbox and Nintendo GameCube)