PUBLISHING PARTNERS WITH NICKELODEON
ON GLOBAL LICENSING DEAL AROUND NETWORK’S HIT TV SERIES
SANTA MONICA, CA – May 13, 2009 – Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), and Nickelodeon today announced a global partnership where the two companies will create an all-new videogame based on the number-one live-action kids’ television show iCarly. Releasing internationally this Fall, the videogame will bring the interactive elements from the series to Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ for the first time.
“iCarly is a groundbreaking show that encourages viewers to contribute content of their own,” said David Oxford, Activision Publishing. “This game is a natural extension of that creativity, and allows players to interact with the characters they know and love through a variety of different ways, any time they like.”
“In order to make a property as huge and irreverent as iCarly into a videogame, we tapped into the interactive model of the show itself,” said Steve Youngwood, Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group. “iCarly’s entire premise is to allow kids and tweens to actively participate in their entertainment experience, and Activision is doing a phenomenal job in recreating that for Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ systems.”
In the iCarly videogame, the possibilities are truly endless as players help Carly, Sam, Freddie and the other characters from the hit TV series craft all-new webisodes of the show in an original storyline designed specifically for the game. Fun and frenetic mini-games, presented as show skits, capture the creativity of the series, and allow players to work with the characters through new adventures. The innovative iCreate mode provides opportunities for gamers to add their own touches to the webisodes by swapping out props, characters, color schemes, audio, intros, outros and more. Up to four players can either compete or cooperate together on Wii to complete the skits and earn Web-Cred, which can then be used to purchase new items, props, accessories and locations from in-game websites.
Nickelodeon’s iCarly, a web show within a show, is the number-one live-action program on all of broadcast and basic cable television with kids and tweens, and the top kid-targeted live action series on basic cable with total viewers. It averages nearly 26 million total viewers each week (source: Nielsen Media Research). The show’s companion website www.iCarly.com recently boasted its best month ever in March among total visits, visitors and page views (source: comScore Media Metrix March 2009).
For more information visit www.activision.com.
GUITAR HERO’S® CATALOG TO KEEP ON ROCKIN’ WITH NEW MUSIC FROM THE PIXIES, MOTÖRHEAD, SILVERSUN PICKUPS, STEELY DAN AND NIRVANA
GUITAR HERO’S® CATALOG TO
KEEP ON ROCKIN’ WITH NEW MUSIC FROM THE PIXIES, MOTÖRHEAD, SILVERSUN
PICKUPS, STEELY DAN AND NIRVANA
Two Brand-New Silversun Pickups
Tracks to Debut Exclusively in Guitar Hero® World Tour
Fifteen New Songs in April Add
to the Massive Guitar Hero World Tour Set List
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec 09, 2008: Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) has released new details on X-Men Origins: Wolverine, whose titular hero is one of the most popular Marvel characters of all time. The video game, scheduled for release in May 2009, coincides with the global debut of Twentieth Century Fox’s release of its feature film, X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, which is also based on the famous Marvel character.
From the award-winning studio Raven Software, the video game enlists players to experience the tormented origins of Wolverine, from his escape of the Weapon X facility to the jungles of Africa and beyond. The game is currently in development for the Xbox 360 TM video game and entertainment system, PLAYSTATION ® 3 computer entertainment system, Windows ® PC, Wii TM home video game system, Nintendo DS TM , PlayStation ® 2 computer entertainment system and PSP ® (PlayStation ® Portable) system, and is not yet rated by the ESRB.
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Tetris Party, the new solution to an affordable night of fun entertainment for family and friends is available via the Wii Shop Channel for 1200 Wii Points™.
About Tetris Party:
* Tetris Party features 18 game modes and offers 10 never-before-seen single-player and multi-player variations of Tetris.
* Local multi-player modes can support up to four players via one Wii™ System, while the online Wi-Fi multiplayer mode can support up to six players simultaneously. In addition, players can choose to play either competitively or cooperatively with one another.
* Players can use the Wii Balance Board to control the Tetriminos in three different Balance Board modes: Marathon, Ultra and Computer Battle.
* The Wii Fit with Balance Board was the second highest-selling video game in the U.S. in September with 518,000 units sold.*
* U.S. sales of Nintedo’s Wii video-game console rose 37 percent in September as the industry overall shrank seven percent for the first time in more than two years. *
*According to NPD Group, Inc.
For more information on Tetris Party, please see the press release below or go to www.TetrisParty.com.
OASIS JOINS FORCES WITH GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR TO BRING NEW ALBUM, DIG OUT YOUR SOUL, AS DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT
OASIS JOINS FORCES WITH GUITAR HERO® WORLD TOUR TO BRING NEW ALBUM, DIG OUT YOUR SOUL, AS DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT
“Bag it Up,” “Waiting for the Rapture” and Hit Single “The Shock of the Lighting” to arrive in November; Full Album Available in 2009
SANTA MONICA, CA – October 17, 2008 – Gamers looking to shred, drum and wail away to the new sounds of beloved, multi-platinum UK rock band, Oasis, need not wait much longer as music from the band’s critically acclaimed Dig Out Your Soul album will soon be available for download in Activision Publishing, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Guitar Hero® World Tour.
EDISON, N.J., June 19th, 2008 — Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today announced Escape the Museum for Wii. Based on the popular online hunt and find game from Gogii Games, Escape the Museum is being developed by Majesco Studios and will be available in retail outlets this holiday for only $19.99.
More About: Escape the Museum
Major Minor’s Majestic March
Legendary Designer Masaya Matsuura and Artist Rodney Alan Greenblat
Bring First Marching Band Game Exclusively to the Wii™ System