FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Santa Monica, CA– June 5, 2008– New battle zones are emerging on the Windows® PC front and Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) is putting out the call for new recruits starting today as Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare™ Variety Map Pack for Windows PC is now available online. Sponsored by NVIDIA, the Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare™ Variety Map Pack is available for download, free of charge. For updates about download destinations, visit: www.charlieoscardelta.com or www.nzone.com.
The Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Variety Map Pack features four new multiplayer maps including“Broadcast,” featuring tight corridors and wide open parking lots where large groups will utilize close-quarter fighting and strategic maneuvers;“Chinatown” where night battles well lit by the full moon can play havoc against a backdrop of brightly colored lamps, antique shops and neon signs of the local district;“Killhouse,” a desolate warehouse under enemy attack where squads will need to move through building mock-ups and plywood walls in order to take control of the combat arena; and“Creek,” a wide open village in a heavily wooded area where battles are fought among high ridgelines and deep in underground caves.
“We are delighted to reward GeForce owners with this fantastic new map pack from Infinity Ward,” said Roy Taylor, vice president of content relations at NVIDIA.“This is our way of saying thanks to Activision for an incredible game and also our way to give something back to the PC gaming community. Now go download it from nzone.com and I’ll see you online!”
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is rated 16+ by PEGI for Violence and Strong Language. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is included in NVIDIA’s The Way It’s Meant To Be Played program.
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.
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