FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SANTA MONICA, CA – October 11, 2011 —Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and ABC Entertainment Group announced today that Wipeout 2 is now available for Nintendo DS™, Nintendo 3DS™, Wii™ from Nintendo, Kinect™ for Xbox 360®, and PlayStation®Move for Playstation®3 computer entertainment system.
“It’s so exciting for us to see how thrilled fans are to take home a piece of the Wipeout experience with the videogame series,” said Matt Kunitz, Wipeout’s Creator and Executive Producer. “I am completely confident that Wipeout 2 will deliver the same zany gameplay along with new obstacles that will have players in stitches – the good kind, of course!”
Wipeout 2 returns with even more thrilling obstacles and hilarious spills. The latest installment, based on ABC’s hit television series, has players testing their mettle against fresh challenges from the show’s summer and winter seasons; navigating past ice, snow, foam, and more to take the prize and all the bragging rights! Fan favorites like the Sucker Punch and Big Balls are back, while brand new courses and effects guarantee plenty of surprises. Losing is part of the fun—unlike contestants on the show, massive wipeouts are enjoyed from the comfort of the living room! Once again, hosts John Anderson and John Henson narrate the out-of-control action.
“In working so closely with ABC, we’ve been able to make sure that the videogame series stays true to the off-the-wall nature of the show,” said Nicole Armstrong, Activision Publishing. “Families will be able to get their Wipeout fix day or night with Wipeout 2 .”
Wipeout 2 utilizes every platform’s unique capabilities! Fire off paintballs or hurl snowballs to trip up your friends as they run the course on the PlayStation®3 or Xbox 360. Use the newly revised controls of the Wii version for a more intuitive and engaging experience than ever. Pass the Nintendo DS systems around for four-player “Hot Seat” gaming or take the experience to a whole new visual plane on the Nintendo 3DS. Whichever the console, whether alone or with friends, players are sure to have a wild time! Who says this can’t be tried at home?
Wipeout 2 is now available on Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS, Wii, PlayStation Move and Kinect for Xbox 360. The Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS versions are rated E for Everyone by the ESRB. The Wii, PlayStation Move and Kinect for Xbox 360 versions are rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and older by the ESRB. For more information, please visit www.activision.com.
Casting for Wipeout season 5 is currently underway, for more information please visit www.abc.com.
About ABC Entertainment Group
ABC Entertainment Group develops and produces compelling programming for broadcast on ABC, as well as across television and digital platforms. The successful partnership between ABC Studios and ABC Entertainment has delivered some of the most successful, talked-about and evolutionary series on television today, including "Desperate Housewives," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Modern Family."
About Endemol USA
Endemol USA is a leading producer of television and digital programming specializing in unscripted and scripted genres for network and cable television. The company produces the hit shows “Wipeout,” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” “Deal or No Deal,” and “Big Brother.” Endemol USA is a division of the Endemol Group, a leading international content developer, producer and distributor of television and online programming. The company, headquartered in the Netherlands and the UK, has subsidiaries and joint ventures in 26 countries, including the major European markets, the U.S., South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Australia. Endemol is owned by a consortium consisting of Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, Mediaset Group and Cyrte Group. For more information, please visit http://www.endemolusa.tv. Endemol is a privately held company.
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 Publishing maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, Russia, Japan, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s website, www.activision.com.
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