Santa Monica, Calif. â€“ Apr. 5, 2005 â€“ Listen up soldiers! Be ready for a double-dose of cinematic intensity and chaotic battles as Activision, Inc.â€™s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Call of Dutyâ„¢: Deluxe edition has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. The newest addition to the best-selling franchise includes the highly acclaimed Call of Dutyâ„¢: Game of the Year edition â€“ winner of more than 80 Game of the Year Awards, Call of Dutyâ„¢: United Offensiveâ„¢ â€“ the popular expansion pack featuring additional maps, vehicle-based multiplayer and more, along with the original Call of Duty soundtrack and strategy guides. Call of Duty: Deluxe edition for the PC is rated â€œTâ€ (Teen â€“ Blood, Mild Language, Violence â€“ content suitable for persons ages 13 and older) by the ESRB and carries a suggested retail price of $39.99.
â€œThe Call of Duty franchise has established itself as the benchmark for epic, intense and cinematic WWII gaming among fans around the world,â€ states Dusty Welch, vice president of global brand management, Activision, Inc. â€œCall of Duty: Deluxe edition delivers two great blockbuster games together â€“ the complete Call of Duty package for one low price.â€
Call of Duty: Game of the Year edition features Infinity Wardâ€™s original award-winning first-person action game in addition to all post-release product updates, including new multiplayer modes and maps, EAX 3 sound support, mapmaking toolkit and multiplayer gameplay enhancements. The game takes players to the frontlines of WWII combat, as an ordinary soldier fighting together with their squad through the warâ€™s most epic battlefield moments. Call of Duty: Game of the Year edition also delivers an intense team-based multiplayer experience for up to 32 combatants.
Developed by Gray Matter Interactive Studios, Call of Duty: United Offensive allows gamers to experience more of WWIIâ€™s most legendary conflicts in three all-new campaigns, including the U.S. Battle of the Bulge, the British campaign as an airman shooting down German ME-109s from a B-17 bomber, and as a Russian conscript on the frontlines of the crucial eight-day Battle of Kursk. Additionally, Call of Duty: United Offensive expands on the popular multiplayer experience of the original Call of Duty, featuring new maps and modes of play and vehicle-based combat aboard jeeps and tanks.
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.
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