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SANTA MONICA, CA– Aug 4, 2009– Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today an exclusive Bakugan collector’s ball will come packaged into the Nintendo DS™ Collector’s Edition of the Bakugan Battle Brawlers videogame. This Collector’s Edition will be available at key retailers the week of the game’s release, but since the battle ball is being produced in limited quantities, Bakugan fans are advised to pre-order the videogame to ensure they get it.
The Bakugan ball that players will get in the Nintendo DS™ Collector’s Edition is Naga, a rogue Bakugan who wants to control all the power in Vestoria. Naga is most recognizable for his skeletal body and split nose. Conniving and greedy, he tried to absorb the two energy cores, Infinite and Silence, but only absorbed the Silent Core, and in the process exploded Vestroia. In the hit animated TV show, he is Hal-G’s Bakugan.
“One look on eBay will show you how fanatics obsess over rare Bakugans - we’re sure the Naga battle ball will become one of the most prized of all,” said David Oxford, Activision Publishing.“Bakugan players and gamers are getting the opportunity to score something special while picking up the most entertaining Nintendo DS™ game of the year!”
Bakugan™ is based on the story of Dan and his friends whose lives were forever changed when mysterious cards fell from the sky. Creating a game from the cards where powerful creatures known as Bakugan battle, it isn’t long before they discover that their hobby is much more than just a simple pastime. Utilizing special game cards Bakugan battle masters roll spheres onto the cards, which activate and transform into Bakugan“battle brawling” action figures. The toy line, developed by Spin Master Ltd., has won three“Toy of the Year” awards from the Toy Industry Association. Bakugan is also an animated cartoon series airing on Cartoon Network in the United States, TELETOON in Canada and many international broadcasters.
Bakugan is scheduled for release on Nintendo DS™ on October 20, 2009. For more information on Bakugan and how to pre-order the Collector’s Edition, visit http://www.bakugan-videogame.com.
About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising services, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. The company’s multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, W Network, CosmoTV, VIVA, Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW, CKOI and Q107. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) exchanges. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
About Spin Master
A multi-category children's entertainment company since 1994, Spin Master® has been designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer products for children around the world and is recognized as a global growth leader within the toy industry. Spin Master is best known for such popular brands as 2008 Toy of the Year winner Air Hogs®, Aquadoodle™, Tech Deck™, Moon Sand™ and new boys action phenomena Bakugan Battle Brawlers™. Spin Master employs over 600 people with offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Hong Kong and China. For additional information please visit: www.spinmaster.com.
About Now Production
Now Production is a premiere videogame developer founded in 1986 and based in Japan. It has developed games for many major publishers, including Namco, Konami and Activision, working on games such as Katamari Damacy, Dance Dance Revolution and Little League World Series 2008. In recent years, NowPro has started creating original, independent titles and is also involved with developing mobile software and online games.
About Activision Publishing
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Activision Publishing maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan and South Korea. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s website, www.activision.com.
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