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Activision announces X-Men: The Official Game is now available, brining its
mutant officialness to PCs and consoles:
Santa Monica, CA – May 16, 2006
– Inspired by Marvel Entertainment’s legendary Super Hero franchise and serving
as a prelude to the upcoming Twentieth Century Fox and Marvel Studios’ feature
film “X-Men: The Last Stand,” Activision, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) X-Men: The
Official Game premieres today at retail outlets nationwide. The game catapults
players into an original storyline that allows them to command the distinct
powers of Wolverine, Nightcrawler and Iceman as they battle classic Brotherhood
villains including Sabretooth, Lady Deathstrike and Multiple Man and traverse
unique environments that showcase each character’s abilities while embarking on
an epic quest to save mutant-kind.
X-Men: The Official Game is the first Super Hero game for the Xbox™ 360 video
game system from Microsoft and is available for a suggested retail price of
$59.99. The PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox™ video game
system from Microsoft and the Nintendo® GameCube™ versions are available for a
suggested retail price of $39.99. The PC, Nintendo DS™ and Game Boy® Advance
versions are available for a suggested retail price of $29.99. The console and
PC games have been rated “T” (“Teen” – violence) and the handheld games have
been rated “E-10+” (“Everyone 10 and older” – fantasy violence) by the ESRB.
“In X-Men: The Official Game, players will experience the events leading up to
the ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ feature film,” said Will Kassoy, vice president of
global brand management, Activision, Inc. “Co-written by Zak Penn, the
screenwriter of the film, and legendary comic book writer Chris Claremont, and
featuring the voice talent of Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Shawn Ashmore and
Alan Cumming, the game truly enables players to become a part of the X-Men movie
For the first time, X-Men: The Official Game lets players truly experience the
powers of three popular Super Heroes from the X-Men movie universe by allowing
them to take on the roles of Wolverine, Nightcrawler and Iceman as they wield
and upgrade their signature powers and maneuver through unique environments
designed to showcase their Super Hero abilities. Assisted by other X-Men
characters including Storm and Colossus, players will use an advanced control
scheme to master and control the characters as they unleash Wolverine’s combat
rage, experience Nightcrawler’s acrobatics and teleportation powers and glide
through the air on Iceman’s ice slide.
For more information on X-Men: The Official Game, please visit
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||Hey..this thread has nothing...
||May 18, 2006, 00:05
|To do with this game at all? It has nothing to do with products from Raven; it is from Z-axis and a 3rd person action game? Did everyone miss that? Pc people do not usually buy third person action games, Splinter Cell ended being given away as a free download for Gamespy but it was a good console game. Consoles gaming is where most of the money is these days, and has been this way, Gears of War is a Xbox360 title first, and PC second, Ut2007 is going to be a PS3 title first and a PC title second. Why? Because you can sell about 700,000 copies of a good PC title, Madden sells what 4 million a year? Pc games are also much more expensive to support after its shipped patches, different hardware, etc. The exceptions are the Sims and WOW which are some of the most profitable game products ever created, you still have that 700k ceiling that most products top out at, which doesn’t justify the risk of a PC only title. Now people are going to keep on trying, if you can create a WOW or Sims your are sitting on a gold mine, the entry to create a PC game is very low, a decent PC, and some software so I don’t think PC gaming is going away, I look forward to it as a way to provide more innovative indie development, and for first timers to learn with all the tools, and great engines to play with.
BTW don’t think anyone who makes games thinks that the people who buy them are stupid at all, most people in the industry are gamers who buy games, I think of gamers as the most well informed costumers on the planet, that have high standards. Some one please play this game and tell me if it is any good.
Thanks a bunch…
This comment was edited on May 18, 00:15.