Santa Monica, CA – April 24, 2008 – It’s time for PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system gamers to test their mettle on the battlefields featured in Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare™ Variety Map Pack, available now for download through the PLAYSTATION®Network. To celebrate the launch, PLAYSTATION Network will host a Double XP Weekend, where players can earn twice as many experience points as they battle gamers from specific playlists on the new multiplayer maps starting at 12:01 GMT, Friday, April 25 through 11:59 PDT, Sunday, April 27.
Gamers will also have the opportunity to play with developers from Infinity Ward on Friday, April 25, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. EDT and 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. EDT. Make sure to add the following PLAYSTATION Network IDs to your friend’s list:
The Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Variety Map Pack features four new multiplayer maps including “Broadcast,” featuring tight corridors and wide open parking lots where large groups will utilize close-quarter fighting and strategic maneuvers; “Chinatown” where night battles well lit by the full moon can play havoc against a backdrop of brightly colored lamps, antique shops and neon signs of the local district; “Killhouse,” a desolate warehouse under enemy attack where squads will need to move through building mock-ups and plywood walls in order to take control of the combat arena; and “Creek,” a wide open village in a heavily wooded area where battles are fought among high ridgelines and deep in underground caves.
Additionally, the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Game of the Year Edition for the PLAYSTATION 3 system will ship to North American retailers on May 6. The new title features the intense cinematic warfare of the original award-winning game and a token to access the explosive new multiplayer maps featured in the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Variety Map Pack. The game is rated “M” (Mature) by the ESRB for Intense Violence, Strong Language, Blood and Gore.
For information and updates on Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, players can visit: www.charlieoscardelta.com.
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