id Software's Wolfenstein™ Now Available

Aug 18, 2009
id Software's Wolfenstein™ Now Available

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug 18, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and id Software announced today that the highly-anticipated Wolfenstein(TM) is now available nationwide for the Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system and PC. Developed by Raven Software, Wolfenstein is rated "M" for Mature by the ESRB.

Combining intense action and stunning graphics, Wolfenstein picks up immediately after the events of the award-winning Return to Castle Wolfenstein. In the newest chapter to the famed franchise, the Nazis' have returned to their dark experiments and unearthed a dimension that contains amazing powers, simply known as - The Veil. With the help of the resistance faction of the town Isenstadt, players return to enlist as super OSA agent BJ Blazkowicz to uncover the Third Reich's evil aspirations and stop them before it's too late.

"It's been great to work with Raven Software on an ambitious title like Wolfenstein," said Kevin Cloud, executive producer at id Software. "The latest chapter delivers an epic gameplay experience by seamlessly blending intense combat throughout a compelling sci-fi narrative that brings the occult underworld to life as only Wolfenstein can deliver."

As players embark on an all-new mission deep in the heart of the Third Reich, they will have access to an arsenal of upgradable conventional and sci-fi weapons, while battling a multitude of escalating enemies, from Nazi combat troops and super soldiers to paranormal forces and experimental creatures.

Following in the footsteps of its predecessors, the Wolfenstein multi-player experience features the Axis and Resistance squaring off against each other in Team Deathmatch, Stopwatch or Objective based games. With three classes from which to choose, players can fight on the frontline as a soldier, heal their compatriots as a medic, or help gather objectives as an engineer all while using the Veil powers in special ways. Additionally, the persistent gold found within the multiplayer maps allows players to purchase upgrades for weapons and Veil powers on the fly, ensuring a deep and continuous variety of action along with tremendous replay value.

Wolfenstein is now available nationwide on Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system and PC. For more information go to www.wolfenstein.com.

About id Software

id Software, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, has provided technical, design and artistic leadership as a world-renowned game developer and technology innovator since its founding in 1991. id Software's iconic brands such as Wolfenstein, DOOM, QUAKE and Enemy Territory have become staples of popular culture for generations of gamers. More information on id Software can be found at www.idsoftware.com. id, Wolfenstein, DOOM, QUAKE, Enemy Territory and related logos are registered trademarks or trademarks owned by ZeniMax Media Inc.

About Raven Software

Founded in 1990 and based in Madison, Wisconsin, Raven Software boasts a state-of-the-art motion capture facility, 3D-scanning department, Foley sound recording studio, and a Hollywood-quality cinematics department. Refusing to be defined by creating games for a single genre, the studio focuses on a range of projects that push the conceptual and technological boundaries of the digital entertainment world. Known for hit titles, including Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, the Soldier of Fortune series and Jedi Knight II, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the next installment of the Wolfenstein franchise and an original IP called Singularity.

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About Activision Publishing, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands and Australia. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.

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"Wolfenstein(TM) (C) 2009 Id Software LLC, a ZeniMax Media company. Published and distributed by Activision Publishing, Inc. under license. Wolfenstein, ID and related logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Id Software LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. ZeniMax is a registered trademark or trademark of ZeniMax Media Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All Rights Reserved."

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