Mesquite, TX â€“ October 20, 2005 â€“ Christmas comes early for DOOMÂ® fans thanks to id Softwareâ„¢ and Activision, Incâ€™s (Nasdaq: ATVI) release of two all-new multiplayer maps for DOOM 3Â® for the XboxÂ® video game system from Microsoft. The new, exclusive levels titled Communications and Surface are readily available for download via Xbox Liveâ„¢ and are sponsored by the newly released DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evilâ„¢ for the Xbox. Rated a 90% or higher by over 65 gaming publications, DOOM 3 for Xbox was co-developed by Vicarious Visions and id Software, and is currently available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $29.99 and is rated â€œMâ€ (Mature) by the ESRB.
Communications â€“ A receiving area warehouse providing storage and distribution for the Communication sector on Mars, Communications is home to long corridors and dark corners, and is perfect for surprising enemy players from the shadows or taking them out head-on, so gamers will have to keep on their toes to survive in this dangerous environment.
Surface â€“ A lonely section of the Mars UAC base left exposed to the elements of the Martian environment, Surface is a multi-tiered industrial yard centered between two external gates, where a vast amount of pipes and platforms criss-cross over a large section of the Martian surface, helping any player bring death from above. Players must be quick, agile and skilled at shooting on the fly to win.
Although multiplayer gaming is not compatible between both titles, the Communications and Surface multiplayer maps are just two of seven all-new fast-paced multiplayer maps included in the newly released DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evilâ„¢ for Xbox. Co-developed by Nerve Software and id Software, DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil for Xbox is currently available at retail outlets nationwide for a suggested retail price of $29.99.
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®, Return to Castle WolfensteinÂ® and DOOM 3Â®. 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. Check out more about id Software at www.idsoftware.com.
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 $1.4 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005.
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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