Santa Monica, CA â€“ August 29, 2005 â€“ Further immersing gamers into the gritty intensity of World War II, Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) has signed a squadron of actors to voice several of the main characters for Call of DutyÂ® 2 and Call of DutyÂ® 2: Big Red One.
In total, seven actors have joined the Call of Duty cast including:
Â· Michael Cudlitz (credits include â€œBand of Brothers,â€ â€œLive From Baghdad,â€ â€œThe Negotiatorâ€)
Â· Rick Gomez (credits include â€œBand of Brothers,â€ â€œRay,â€ â€œSin Cityâ€)
Â· Frank John Hughes (credits include â€œBand of Brothers,â€ â€œCatch Me If You Canâ€)
Â· James Madio (credits include â€œBand of Brothers,â€ â€œShark Taleâ€)
Â· Ross McCall (credits include â€œBand of Brothers,â€ â€œEMR,â€ â€œHooligansâ€)
Â· Rene L. Moreno (credits include â€œBand of Brothers,â€ â€œLast Flight Outâ€)
Â· Richard Speight Jr. (credits include â€œBand of Brothers,â€ â€œInto The Westâ€)
From the creators of the original Call of Duty, the 2003 Game of the Year, Infinity Wardâ€™s Call of Duty 2 delivers an unparalleled portrayal of the chaos and intensity of WWII. Powered by a proprietary new engine, the highly anticipated sequel enlists players into four individual soldier stories as they overcome insurmountable odds in multiple, epic and grueling campaigns. The new Call of Duty also utilizes an all-new battle chatter system to provide authentic in-combat dialogue, delivering the ultimate wartime experience. Call of Duty 2 is scheduled for release this fall for WindowsÂ® PC and the Xbox 360â„¢ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The title is not yet rated.
Building on the Call of Duty brandâ€™s hallmark cinematic, epic intensity of war, Call of Duty 2: Big Red One recreates the U.S. Armyâ€™s famed Fighting 1st Infantry Division, known as the Big Red One, among the most decorated units ever, through a continuous storyline of legendary battles of WWII. The title also utilizes authentic in-combat dialogue as players are drafted into a variety of historic missions crucial to ultimate victory. Big Red One is in development by Gray Matter and Treyarch and slated for release this fall for the PlayStationÃ’2 computer entertainment system, the XboxÂ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCubeÃ”. The title is not yet rated.
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 $1.4 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005.
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