Minneapolis, MN â€“ Oct. 24, 2007 â€“ Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that it has launched the official site for the upcoming Soldier of Fortune: Payback. The website, located at www.MercenariesWanted.com, features a new trailer and exclusive screenshots, videos and weapons profiles. In addition, fans of the series can find:
Â· Links to recent previews â€“ find out what the press is saying!
Â· Information on upcoming gaming competitions
Â· Registration for email updates and pre-ordering information
Â· A very active Soldier of Fortune community on the Forum
Â· Frequent updates on the latest news, game information and more
Soldier of Fortune: Payback is the long-awaited third installment of the Soldier of Fortune videogame series. The saga continues with the organization known as â€œThe Shopâ€ where players take on the role of a hired mercenary. Players will experience all the thrills and dangers of authentic mercenary combat blasting their way through high intensity combat situations in the worldâ€™s most dangerous hotspots in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. Using any means necessary, players will need to uncover a complex plot and defeat an extremist organization determined to throw the world into global conflict. Failure is not an option.
Soldier of Fortune: Payback will be available for the Xbox 360â„¢ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATIONÂ®3 computer entertainment system, and the PC. The game has been rated â€œMâ€ for Mature by the ESRB and is scheduled for release in November 2007.
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 $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Scandinavia, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan and South Korea. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the companyâ€™s World Wide Web site, which is located at www.activision.com.
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