London, U.K. â€“ May 31, 2006 â€“ Providing fans of the Xbox 360â„¢ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft with access to fresh, new content and behind-the-scenes access to the # 1 hit title, Activision, Inc. (ATVI), today announced the release of Call of Dutyâ„¢2: Game of the Year for the UK market. In addition to Infinity Wardâ€™s original Call of Duty 2 game, the special retail edition will also include a token that can be redeemed for the recently released Call of Duty 2: Skirmish Map Pack, two new multiplayer maps (a 400 Microsoftâ„¢ Point value) currently available through Xbox LiveÂ® Marketplace. Call of Dutyâ„¢2: Game of the Year will also include a bonus DVD containing â€œmaking ofâ€ footage, historic interviews and commentaries and mission walkthroughs from the developers at Infinity Ward.
â€œWith the Call of Duty 2: Game of the Year special edition, weâ€™re providing Xbox 360 gamers access to more great content,â€ said Dusty Welch, vice president of global brand management, Activision, Inc. â€œWith a bonus DVD and access to new multiplayer maps, the Game of the Year edition delivers the most intense Call of Duty 2 experience to date, all in one package.â€
The sequel to Infinity Wardâ€™s 2003 Game of the Year delivers an unparalleled portrayal of the cinematic intensity and chaos of battle as seen through the eyes of ordinary soldiers fighting together in epic WWII conflicts. Call of Duty 2 is powered by a proprietary new engine featuring striking new visuals, advanced A.I. technology, the most authentic squad combat and astonishing action in new historic campaigns. The sequel offers more immense, more intense and more realistic battles than ever, as players experience four individual soldier stories to overcome insurmountable odds in multiple campaigns.
Call of Duty 2 for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft is rated 15 by the BBFC and is available nationwide.
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 $1.47 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006.
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