FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
London, UK– 28th July, 2010– De-classifying previously top secret information, Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) revealed new details today about Call of Duty ® : Black Ops which will be released on 9th November with the confirmation of an all-new companion game for the Nintendo DS TM family of hand-held systems, developed exclusively for the platform by n-Space. Call of Duty: Black Ops for the Nintendo DS will put gamers in the boots of CIA-backed operatives that are dropped into the shadowy world of deniable operations with an expansive arsenal of weapons at their disposal.
“Call of Duty: Black Ops for the Nintendo DS is going to take the handheld Call of Duty experience to a new level,” said Dan O’Leary, n-Space Studio Head.“From taking the controls of an attack helicopter to flying an experimental stealth fighter jet, players will have a wealth of new features to utilise.”
Call of Duty: Black Ops for the Nintendo DS will feature six-player online multiplayer mode with a new Perks System, as well as a unique two-player Co-Op mode and Arcade and Challenge Modes that allow gamers to replay the single-player missions to earn extra points to unlock additional achievements.
Call of Duty: Black Ops for Nintendo DS is rated 16+ by PEGI. For more information, visit www.callofduty.com/blackops and also via Twitter @JD_2020.
n-Space is a world class independent game development studio located in Orlando, Florida. Founded in 1994, n-Space has become a leader in Nintendo Wii TM and Nintendo DS development, creating games specifically tailored for the unique experiences offered by those innovative platforms. For more information, log on to www.n-space.com.
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