SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jul 09, 2008: Sink a hole-in-one with Activision, Inc.'s (Nasdaq:ATVI) Golf: Tee It Up!, now available for download on Xbox LIVE ® Arcade for the Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Developed by Housemarque, Golf: Tee It Up! allows players to design their own customizable characters, test their skills on 36 unique holes set in lush, panoramic courses, and challenge friends in the zaniest golf game ever created.
Golf: Tee It Up! drops gamers straight into the fun-filled action with beautiful, challenging courses that golfers of all skill levels can enjoy. Whether playing cooperatively or head-to-head, players can tee off with up to three friends in local or online multiplayer modes. Additionally, the game's unique Focus feature allows players to manipulate their putting directions or control the ball's spin in-flight for added precision, giving both casual and hardcore gamers alike an easy to play yet hard to master experience for golf fans of all ages.
Golf: Tee It Up! is available now via download on Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 and has been rated "E" for Everyone by the ESRB.
Housemarque is a 13-year old independent videogame developer based in the city of Helsinki, Finland. Specializing in creating original games based on either internally developed concepts or licensed properties, Housemarque uses their own proprietary technology and tools to develop exciting gameplay experiences for core casual console gamers.
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 $2.9 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008.
Activision 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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Golf: Tee It Up is a trademark of Activision Publishing, Inc. and Housemarque, Inc.