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
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
· 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
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).