Santa Monica, CA - September 18, 2012- Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard Inc., (Nasdaq: ATVI) today revealed Goldfinger - one of the most iconic James Bond movies - as the fifth 007 movie-inspired mission that joins Die Another Day, Moonraker, Licence to Kill and On Her Majesty's Secret Service, in this year's upcoming 007™ Legends video game. In 007 Legends, the Goldfinger mission finds the best undercover agent early in his career investigating Auric Goldfinger - a gold magnate thought to be behind a recent spike in gold prices - only to discover a larger plot to irradiate the entire Fort Knox gold reserve.
In order to thwart the plot, Bond takes action to infiltrate Goldfinger's headquarters with help from a questionable acquaintance - Pussy Galore. Upon arrival at Fort Knox, 007 is tasked with defusing a nuclear bomb before it detonates, and the only thing standing between Bond and the bomb is Goldfinger's henchman - Oddjob - and his notoriously deadly hat. Will Bond be able to defeat Oddjob? Will Goldfinger's evil plans succeed? Check out 007 Legends this fall to experience some of the biggest moments in Bond history in this unique movie-inspired game.
A first-of-its-kind Bond gaming experience, 007 Legends features an original, overarching storyline that explores the undercover operative's journey from a newly-minted secret agent to the most beloved, or hated, spy legend there ever was. By tying together five classic Bond movie-inspired missions, plus a sixth mission based on this year's highly-anticipated movie - SKYFALL - which will be available post launch as downloadable content, players will experience the conscience and gritty evolution of James Bond like never before! As the most diverse Bond video game yet, each of the 007 Legends movie-inspired missions include multiple levels based on a re-imaginings of some of the most popular Bond films, showcasing state-of-the-art spy gadgets, an arsenal of weapons and sleek vehicles, exotic locations, and intense situations that require Bond's quick wits to take down notorious villains and their brutal henchmen.
For more intel about 007 Legends, visit the game's official Facebook page - www.facebook.com/007LegendsGame - and to receive a free spacesuit skin for use in the game, sign up with the 007 Legends community at www.007Legends.com. 007 Legends is being developed by Eurocom, under license from EON Productions Ltd. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. (MGM) for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and download on Windows PC, and is currently rated "T" (Teen - Blood, Drug Reference, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence) by the ESRB.
About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., through its operating subsidiaries, is actively engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home video, interactive media, music and licensed merchandise. The company owns the world's largest library of modern films, comprising around 4,100 titles. Operating units include Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., United Artists Films Inc., Ventanazul, MGM Television Entertainment Inc., MGM Networks Inc., MGM Domestic Networks LLC, MGM Distribution Co, MGM International Television Distribution Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment LLC, MGM ON STAGE, MGM Music, MGM Worldwide Digital Media, MGM Consumer Products and MGM Interactive. In addition, MGM has ownership interests in international TV channels reaching nearly 120 countries. MGM ownership is as follows: Providence Equity Partners (29%), TPG (21%), Sony Corporation of America (20%), Comcast (20%), DLJ Merchant Banking Partners (7%) and Quadrangle Group (3%). For more information, visit www.mgm.com.
About EON Productions/Danjaq, LLC
EON Productions Limited and Danjaq LLC are wholly owned and controlled by the Broccoli/Wilson family. Danjaq is the US based company that co-owns, with MGM, the copyright in the existing James Bond films and controls the right to produce future James Bond films as well as all worldwide merchandising. EON Productions, an affiliate of Danjaq, is the UK based production company which makes the James Bond films. The 007 franchise is the longest running in film history with twenty-two films produced since 1962. Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli succeeded Albert R 'Cubby' Broccoli in 1995 and have produced some of the most successful Bond films ever including CASINO ROYALE and QUANTUM OF SOLACE. They are currently producing the 23rd film, SKYFALL. For more information, visit www.007.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 maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, mainland China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.
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