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Fantastic 4 Releases To Retailers
« on: June 28, 2005, 01:38:37 PM »
Get fantastic with four new heroes, coming to the GBA and GameCube.


Santa Monica, CA – June 28, 2005 – Marvel’s first family of Super Heroes is  taking the video game world by storm with the release of Activision, Inc.’s  (Nasdaq: ATVI) Fantastic 4, which is currently available in retail stores  nationwide.  Based on Twentieth Century Fox’s highly anticipated “Fantastic  4” feature film, the team-based action adventure game lets players take on  the role of Marvel Super Heroes, Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Sue Storm/The  Invisible Woman, Johnny Storm/The Human Torch and Ben Grimm/The Thing and  master each character’s powers -- stretching, invisibility, shooting fire  and leveling superhuman attacks -- to overcome the evil Doctor Doom.      

“Fantastic 4 lets gamers relive the action and excitement of one of the  summer’s most anticipated films, from the plot to the locations to the  actors,” said Kathy Vrabeck, president, Activision Publishing.  “Players  also experience more than the film in a completely original storyline that  expands the Super Heroes’ universe through exclusive game missions and  environments.”    

Co-written by Zak Penn, who co-wrote the story for “X2” and is co-writing  the screenplay for the upcoming “X3,” Fantastic 4 lets players defeat  enemies and overcome obstacles in team-based combat and two-player co-op  mode.  Gamers control all four team members and can dynamically switch  between characters to wreak havoc in a variety of destructible environments  inspired by popular comic book locales.  Players take on the following  roles:    

·        Mr. Fantastic – Fans use brainpower to hack computers, override  security systems and outsmart their enemies as they deliver stretch attacks  from a distance, squeeze into tight spaces and go where no one else can.    

·        The Invisible Woman – Players become invisible and perform stealth  moves with ninja like speed or immobilize enemies using force fields created  through telekinetic powers.    

·        The Human Torch – Gamers create walls of fire, level super nova  fireballs or shoot flames from their fingertips to ward off enemies.    

·        The Thing – Fans use brute force to pick up heavy objects, tear  them apart and savagely obliterate foes.    

The movie’s five leading actors reprise their roles for the game.  Jessica  Alba (“Dark Angel,” “Sin City”) portrays Sue Storm; Emmy® award winner  Michael Chiklis (“The Shield”) is The Thing; Chris Evans (“The Perfect  Score,” “Cellular”) plays Johnny Storm; Ioan Gruffudd (“King Arthur”) is  Reed Richards; and Julian McMahon (“Charmed,” “Nip/Tuck”) is Victor Von  Doom/Dr. Doom.    

Fantastic 4 for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, Xbox video  game system from Microsoft, and the Nintendo® GameCube was developed by  Seven Studios, the PC version was developed by Beenox and Fantastic 4 for  the Game Boy® Advance was developed by Torus Games.  The console SKUs and PC  game have been rated “T” (Teen – with mild language and violence) by the  ESRB, and the Game Boy® Advance version has been rated “E-10+” (Everyone 10  and older – with animated violence).

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