|[August 13, 2014]
Activision Publishing, Inc. is Hands-On at Gamescom 2014 with Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare, Destiny and Skylanders Trap Team™ Games Playable at the Show
COLOGNE, Germany --(Business Wire)--
Activision (News - Alert) Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision
Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), will showcase a blockbuster line-up of
some of the world's most anticipated next-generation gaming releases at
European fans to get first hands-on with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. (Photo: Business Wire)
Kicking off on Wednesday 13th August at the Koelnmesse GmbH
Exhibition Centre in Cologne, Germany, Activision will be offering
consumers and industry influencers the opportunity to get hands-on with
some of the biggest titles of the year. Call
of Duty®: Advanced Warfare will be playable in the
Microsoft (News - Alert) booth located in Hall 5.2, Destiny
will be playable in the SONY Computer Entertainment Deutschland
booth, located in Hall 7.1 and Skylanders
Trap Team™ will debut a new line of small-but-mighty
characters in the Family Area, Hall 10.2.
"This September, October and November, we're releasing three of the most
talked about games in the industry, and perhaps our best slate ever. Destiny
is the most pre-ordered new IP in history. Skylanders Trap Team
is yet another breakthrough innovation for the biggest kids' video game
in the world*. And Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is a creative
leap forward for the biggest franchise in the industry," said Eric
Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. "With all of the hours of great
games to be played, we apologize to spouses, bosses and significant
others of every stripe in advance."
Activision's Gamescom 2014 line-up includes:
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Published by Activision and developed by Sledgehammer Games, Call
of Duty® multiplayer enters a new era for the popular
award-winning franchise. Gamescom 2014 will see the global reveal of Call
of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer with fans getting the very
first hands-on anywhere in the world.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is primed to deliver a
thrilling blockbuster experience, packed with cutting-edge technology
such as the exoskeleton, which changes the way gamers will play the
game, and a brand-new weapon class, load-out system, endless
customization and more, creating an in-depth, robust and advanced Call
of Duty multiplayer experience.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is being developed by
Sledgehammer Games specifically for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and
entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer
entertainment system and PC. Versions for the Xbox 360 games and
entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer
entertainment system are also in development. The game is expected to
release on November 4, 2014. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is
rated M for Mature.
From Bungie, the creators of Halo®, and Activision, comes Destiny,
the next evolution in interactive entertainment that brings
first-person action gamers together in a shared, persistent online world
filled with epic adventures. Gamescom 2014 will showcase Destiny's
competitive multiplayer, The Crucible, with announcements of the
modes, maps and playlists that will be available at launch. Multiplayer
playlists will mix up the gameplay with special rotating events, such as
the Iron Banner, which allows players to enter battle against one
another with no combat level restrictions. Destiny will
also feature an exclusive map called Exodus Blue for PlayStation
4 and PlayStation 3 owners, which will remain exclusive until at least
Fall of 2015.
Fans visiting the SONY Computer Entertainment Deutschland booth in Hall
7.1 will be able to compete head-to-head in the intense action of
competitive multiplayer in The Crucible and on Saturday and
Sunday top scorers in each gameplay session will be awarded a limited
edition Destiny T-Shirt. The booth will also feature a
custom-built 'Sparrow' statue, offering visitors a chance to create and
upload their very own Destiny photo moment.
With four weeks to go before Destiny's launch, global retailer
GameStop Senior Vice President of Merchandising, Bob Puzon, said, "With
the launch of Activision's Destiny just around the corner, our
GameStop associates are working diligently to prepare for what is
currently our highest pre-ordered new IP in history. Based on the
consumer excitement we are encountering in our stores every day, Destiny
is on track to deliver a tremendous gaming experience."
Destiny will be available on September 9 for the PlayStation 4
system, PlayStation 3 system, Xbox One and Xbox 360. For more
information, visit www.DestinyTheGame.com.
For exclusive updates, follow the official Destiny social
channels at www.facebook.com/DestinyTheGame
and @DestinyTheGame on Twitter (News - Alert), and interact directly with the
developers at www.Bungie.net.
Skylanders Trap Team
Developed by Toys for Bob, creators of the Toys-to-Life™
phenomenon, Skylanders Trap Team reverses the magic of its
signature play pattern -- letting kids take villains out of the digital
world and transport them into the physical world, where they are
captured in magical Traps -- bringing both Toys-to-Life and life
to toys. Fans can then play as both heroes and villains who join the
forces of good in an all-new adventure.
Fans attending Gamescom will get a special Skylanders® treat -- the
first hands-on opportunity to play Skylanders Trap
Team with a new line of cute, pocket-sized Skylanders
characters, called Skylanders Minis. Sixteen of the smallest but
surprisingly powerful Skylanders are now joining the fight against
Skylands' most nefarious villains. Diminutive in stature but mighty in
battle, Skylanders Minis will deliver a full Skylanders wallop as
completely playable characters with upgrades and abilities, just like
any other Skylanders, including the ability to trap villains.
At Gamescom, visitors in the Gamescom Family Area ((Hall 10.2)
-- who are "mini" enough to enter the smallest booth Activision has ever
built -- will be able to play with the new Minis. Only those that meet
the Skylanders Mini booth's required height restrictions will get the
chance to be the first in the world to play with five of the new Minis:
Spry, Mini Jini, Drobit, Trigger Snappy and Hijinx. Visitors to the
Family area will also have the chance to visit the Skylanders photo
booth, where fans can be photographed as if they've been 'trapped' in
TraptaniumTM, just like the infamous villains in the game.
Ahead of Gamescom, Activision also announced that it is bringing the
complete Skylanders Trap Team videogame to tablets at
launch, marking the first time a full Skylanders game will be
available on iOS, Android (News - Alert) and Kindle Fire tablet devicesi
day-and-date with the console version. The tablet version of the game
delivers the same experience, with console-quality graphicsii
and high performance game controls as its console counterpart,
delivering yet another significant technological leap to the Skylanders
franchise. It is playable with touch controls or a Bluetooth® enabled
controller that comes with the tablet Starter Pack.
Skylanders Trap Team will be available on October 10 in
Europe, October 5 in North America and October 2 in Australia/New
Zealand on the following platforms: a variety of iOS, Android and Kindle
Fire tablets; Xbox One and Xbox 360 games and entertainment systems from
Microsoft; PlayStation 4 system; PlayStation 3 system; Nintendo's Wii™
system and Nintendo's Wii U™ system. A different, unique adventure also
will be available on the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system.
About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc.
is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of
interactive entertainment and leisure products.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the
United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Denmark,
the Netherlands, Australia, Singapore, mainland China, Hong Kong and the
region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can
be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking
Statements: Information in this press release that involves
Activision Publishing's expectations, plans, intentions or strategies
regarding the future, including statements about the launch date and
expected features of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Destiny
and Skylanders Trap Team, are forward-looking statements that are
not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that
could cause Activision Publishing's actual future results to differ
materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set
forth in this release include unanticipated product delays and other
factors identified in the risk factors sections of Activision Blizzard's
most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly
reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are
based upon information available to Activision Publishing and Activision
Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Activision
Publishing nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update any
such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to
be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements
are not guarantees of the future performance of Activision Publishing or
Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other
factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual
results to differ materially from current expectations.
*Based on revenue, including toys and accessories.
Available on select tablet devices
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may vary due to device limitations
Halo is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United
States and/or other countries. Microsoft is not the publisher of
Destiny. Activision has no affiliation with Halo.
"PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment
Inc. Nintendo trademarks and copyrights are properties of Nintendo. ©
2014 Bungie, Inc. All rights reserved. Destiny, the Destiny Logo, Bungie
and the Bungie Logo are among the trademarks of Bungie, Inc. Published
and distributed by Activision.
© 2014 Activision Publishing, Inc., CALL OF DUTY, CALL OF DUTY ADVANCED
WARFARE, SKYLANDERS, SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM, TRAPTANIUM, TRAPTANIUM
PORTAL, TOYS TO LIFE and ACTIVISION are trademarks of Activision
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