FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SANTA MONICA, CA– November 18, 2009– Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) with 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE) and Chaotic USA Entertainment Group, Inc. announced today that Chaotic®: Shadow Warriors is available now on Wii™, Nintendo DS™, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The videogame, based on the popular trading card game and animated television series Chaotic®, is a thrilling and highly addictive blend of exploratory action, role playing and turn-based strategic gameplay.
In Chaotic: Shadow Warriors players take on the role of Tom, the lead character from the animated series, and explore the vast world of Perim, scouring the lush environments for powerful Mugic™ (magic) spells, Battlegear and new Creatures to collect. The single player story, created by the TV show’s writers, lets players engage in intense and dramatic battles while watching their favorite characters come to life. Seasoned players can take it to the next level and face opponents locally or online through Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network and the PlayStation Network.
“Chaotic: Shadow Warriors is a new level of competition for Chaotic fans and a lot of fun for gamers open to something new,” said David Oxford, Activision Publishing.“The unusually compelling gameplay and richly imagined world is truly dramatic.”
Chaotic: Shadow Warriors is available now for $39.99 (3200 Microsoft Points) for Wii™, Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and $29.99 for Nintendo DS™.
About 4Kids Entertainment
With U.S. headquarters in New York City, regional offices for its trading card business in San Diego, California and international offices in London, 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE) is a global organization devoted to the creation, development, production, broadcasting, distribution, licensing and manufacturing of children's entertainment products.
Through its subsidiaries, 4Kids produces animated television series and films, distributes 4Kids' produced or licensed animated television series for the domestic and international television and home video markets, licenses merchandising rights worldwide to 4Kids' owned or represented properties, operates Web sites to support 4Kids' owned or represented properties, and produces and markets collectible trading card games. Additionally, the Company programs and sells the national advertising time in "TheCW4Kids" five-hour Saturday morning children's block on The CW television network.
About Chaotic USA Entertainment Group, Inc.
Headquartered in San Diego, California, Chaotic USA Entertainment Group is the technology and development Company that holds the worldwide rights to the Chaotic Brand and the Chaotic Trading Card Game. Chaotic USA has entered into an Agreement with 4Kids Entertainment to develop and produce the Chaotic Animated Television series, the Chaotic Trading Card Game and a complete domestic and international merchandise license program.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.
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