MINNEAPOLIS, Dec 04, 2007 -- Step right into the heart of combat in The History Channel ® : Battle for the Pacific video game from Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATVI). History is brought to life in this authentic, epic experience as players relive famous conflicts fought on the intense battlefields of World War II. Told through the eyes of an American GI, the game features heart-pumping action, real WWII weapons and actual documentary video footage as players fight through a variety of territories including Guadalcanal, the Philippines and Iwo Jima.
"We're thrilled to continue our collaboration with the award-winning The History Channel to deliver gamers with a new chapter in the WWII series," said David Oxford, Activision, Inc. "Everything in The History Channel: Battle for the Pacific from the combat and mission locations to the weapons and documentary footage is painstakingly researched, allowing us to deliver a cinematic war experience that is both incredibly exciting and accurate."
The History Channel: Battle for the Pacific thrusts players directly into the Pacific's most historic battles of WWII. Utilizing real combat skills and authentic allied and axis weapons, including sub-machine guns, sniper rifles, anti-aircraft guns and grenades, players will be able to relive history and fight through missions based on actual battles. Additionally, players can go online on next generation platforms and the PC and play as an American or Japanese soldier in individual or team based modes such as elimination, deathmatch, team deathmatch and capture the flag.
The History Channel: Battle for the Pacific, which is published by Activision Minneapolis, is available now on the Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for a suggested retail price of $49.99 and the PlayStation ® 2 computer entertainment system, the Wii TM home video game system and the PC for $39.99. The game will also be available on the PLAYSTATION ® 3 computer entertainment system for $49.99 on December 12, 2007. The game is rated "T" (Teen) by the ESRB.
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.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan and South Korea. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at www.activision.com.
About The History Channel ®
The History Channel ® is a leading cable television network featuring compelling original, non-fiction specials and series that bring history to life in a powerful and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. The network provides an inviting place where people experience history in new and exciting ways enabling them to connect their lives today to the great lives and events of the past that provide a blueprint for the future. The History Channel has earned four Peabody Awards, three Primetime Emmy ® Awards, ten News and Documentary Emmy ® Awards and received the prestigious Governor's Award from the Academy of Television Arts&Sciences for the network's Save Our History ® campaign dedicated to historic preservation and history education. The History Channel reaches more than 95 million Nielsen subscribers.
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