SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov 05, 2008: Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that the legendary Vigilante 8 ® franchise has returned with the release of Vigilante 8: Arcade, now available for download on Xbox LIVE ® Arcade for the Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Developed by Isopod Labs, Vigilante 8: Arcade thrusts gamers straight back into the adrenaline-pumping universe of extreme off-road vehicle combat, where they can compete against each other or team up with up to four players locally or eight online to unleash havoc in destructive, high-octane battle.
Delivering ultimate mayhem in single player modes such as Quest, Custom Battle and Free Wheelin', and frenetic multiplayer modes including Deathmatch and Team Co-op, Vigilante 8: Arcade features five newly designed, highly interactive arenas and eight upgradeable 70s-style vehicles, allowing players to let loose and demolish opponents with unique weapons and artillery such as machine guns, rockets, missiles, mortars, cannons and mines at their explosive disposal.
Vigilante 8: Arcade is available now via download on Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 for 800 Microsoft Points. The game has been rated "T" (Teen - Mild Violence) by the ESRB. For more information, please visit http://www.v8arcade.com.
About Isopod Labs
Founded by Peter Morawiec and Adrian Stephens in January 2007, Isopod Labs, LLC is an R&D studio aiming to deliver innovative games and software via online downloads and traditional distribution channels, for console, PC, and handheld platforms. Along with Cary Hara, the trio represents the core developers behind the original Vigilante 8 series of games.
About Activision, Publishing, Inc.
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