Santa Monica, Calif. â€“ April 4, 2005 â€“ DOOMâ€™s day has arrived. id Softwareâ„¢ and Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today set soul-thirsty demons loose across the globe with the release of the most terrifying game ever, DOOM 3Â® for the XboxÂ® video game system from Microsoft and DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evilâ„¢, the official expansion pack to DOOM 3, the fastest selling first person PC action game ever. Both titles are rated â€œMâ€ for Mature (Blood and Gore, Intense Violence) by the ESRB.
â€œPrepare to travel to the undiscovered depths of Hell in these two new chapters in the DOOM 3 experience,â€ said Todd Hollenshead, CEO, id Software. â€œXbox gamers have been anxiously awaiting their chance to experience the terror of DOOM 3 and now the wait is over. For PC fans, Resurrection of Evil delivers tougher demons, faster action, new weapons, and the same unrelenting terror that has shocked millions of players worldwide.â€
DOOM 3 Xbox
Heralded by Official Xbox Magazine as â€œa genuine horror masterpiece,â€ and awarded a 10 out of 10 score from XBN magazine, DOOM 3 for the Xbox makes the living room the scariest place in the house with heart-pounding action, CG-quality graphics and haunting 5.1 Dolby Digital sound. In addition to the most frightening and visceral single player experience ever created, the horror masterpiece features an all new two-player cooperative campaign and exciting Xbox Live multiplayer action.
DOOM 3 for the Xbox, which has been co-developed by id Software and Vicarious Visions, is also available as an exclusive Limited Collectorâ€™s Edition. The special edition includes full versions of the original Ultimate DOOMâ„¢ and DOOM IIÂ® - playable in single player or 2-4 player split-screen - as well as a special concept art gallery and â€œBehind the Scenesâ€ feature on the making of DOOM 3, containing interviews with the team at id Software.
DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil
Co-developed by Nerve Software and id Software, DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil continues the terrifying and intense action of the top selling, critically acclaimed DOOM 3, which was awarded 94% from PC Gamer and five out of five stars from Computer Gaming World.
Two years following the unexplained disaster on Mars, the UAC returns to the abandoned facilities to investigate a mysterious beacon buried deep in the ruins of the ancient civilization. As a combat engineer, you fight for survival against an army of new demons and zombies, including Hellâ€™s own hunters. Use powerful new weapons like the classic double-barreled shotgun and the gravity defying â€œgrabber,â€ a device that can move, catch and throw objects or small enemies, as you battle through the onslaught of evil sent to hunt you down. Featuring new locations, puzzles and extraordinary powers like the ability to slow time, Resurrection of Evil will have players reloading for the bloodiest battle yet.
The expansion pack also features multiplayer support for up to eight players covering five modes of play, including â€œCapture The Flag,â€ created in part by development studio Threewave, designers of CTF for the original QUAKEÂ®.
About id Software
id â€“ Freud's primal part of the human psyche and one of the hottest game shops on Earth â€“ 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 3DÂ®, DOOMÂ®, DOOM IIÂ®, QUAKEÂ® QUAKE IIÂ®, QUAKE III ArenaÂ®, and Return to Castle WolfensteinÂ®. With intense graphics and mind-blowing action, idâ€™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 title, DOOM 3Â®. id Softwareâ€™s advanced DOOM 3 engine is leading the next revolution in 3-D interactive games. Check out more about id Software at www.idsoftware.com.
Xbox (www.xbox.com) is the video game system from Microsoft that brings people together for the most exhilarating game and entertainment experiences. Xbox delivers an expansive collection of breakthrough games, powerful hardware and the unified Xbox Live online service. The new tagline, â€œitâ€™s good to play together,â€ captures the spirit of Xbox as the social hub of the new digital entertainment lifestyle. Xbox is now available in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia.
About Activision, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $948 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004.
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.
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