SANTA MONICA, Calif., Apr 23, 2008: Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today the upcoming release of Little League ® World Series 2008 for Wii TM and Nintendo DS TM . Players will have the ability to bat, pitch and field using intuitive controls developed exclusively for Nintendo's platforms. Little League World Series is the perfect game to play with your friends and family. The game hits shelves August 5, 2008.
"Little League baseball fans, players and families simply haven't had a videogame made just for them, so our goal is to fill this niche," said Dave Oxford, Activision Publishing. "Creating this game with the Little League organization has been a pleasure and we look forward to paying homage to the three million Little League players around the world today."
Little League World Series is the first officially licensed Little League video game to hit next-generation consoles. Bat, pitch and field your way from local sandlot slugger to Little League World Series Champion. Featuring eight U.S.and eight international teams, extraordinarily deep character customization, World Series Mode, and various skill based challenges, Little League World Series offers an exciting, authentic baseball experience. Motion-sensing controls on Wii make it accessible for Little League players and parents, while the DS version gives players the freedom to get on the diamond anywhere.
"Activision has captured the essence of what makes Little League so wonderful for players and spectators alike," Jud Rogers, Sr. Marketing Executive, Little League International. "We look forward to working with them in the upcoming months to help polish the game and bring it to Little Leaguers and fans."
About Activision, Inc.
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 $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007.
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About Little League International
Little League International is the world's largest organized youth sports program, with nearly 2.7 million participants, led by more than one million adult volunteers, in all 50 states and more than 70 other countries. Founded and headquartered in Williamsport, Pa., Little League's goal is to bring the sports of baseball and softball to children and their families, instilling the values of teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play. While thousands of Little Leaguers have advanced to become Major League Baseball players, with some attaining induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Little League's purpose is to create good citizens first.
The use of "Little League," "Little Leaguer," "Little League Baseball and Softball," "Little League World Series," and "LL" are all registered trademarks protected by act of Congress and should never be used in a general or generic sense to reference any youth baseball or softball program other than that chartered with Little League International based in Williamsport, Pa.
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