Santa Monica, CA – October 26, 2004 – Just in time for the holidays and the DVD launch of the box office smash “Shrek 2,” fans of the lovable green ogre and his swashbuckling friend Puss in Boots’TM can embark upon all-new adventures in Activision, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Shrek 2TM: Beg for Mercy! for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance and Shrek 2TM: Team Action for the PC. Both games are available now for a suggested retail price of $29.99 and have been rated “E” (“Everyone” – comic mischief, violence – content suitable for persons ages 6 and older) by the ESRB.
“As a result of his overwhelming popularity, Puss in Boots now has his own adventure on the Game Boy Advance, while the new PC game lets families enjoy the full ‘Shrek 2′ ensemble, including Shrek, Donkey, Puss in Boots and others,” said Kathy Vrabeck, president, Activision Publishing. “Both games bring Shrek fans even more of the humor, fun and adventure they have come to expect.”
In Shrek 2: Beg For Mercy!, Puss in Boot stars in his very own twisted tale, which tells the story of his rise from humble housecat to fearless bounty hunter and swashbuckler. Shrek and Donkey also star as players experience Puss in Boots’ initial journey to The Poison Apple and beyond in more than 20 adventure-packed levels. Whether playing as Puss in Boots himself or as one of his friends, players will defeat enemies with a variety of swordplay and other moves.
Shrek 2: Team Action brings the best-selling Shrek 2TM console game to 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. Gamers can control a team of four and play as Shrek or any of his nine friends, switching between each to best utilize the character’s unique abilities to solve puzzles, battle enemies and complete wild and dangerous adventures.
Working in conjunction with the DreamWorks animation team, Shrek 2: Team Action was originally developed for the console platforms by Luxoflux and brought to the PC by Beenox, Inc. Shrek 2: Beg for Mercy! was developed by Vicarious Visions.