SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 29, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that its eagerly-awaited new first-person action title SINGULARITY(TM) is now available across the globe. Published by Activision and created by acclaimed developer Raven Software, who is celebrating their 20th anniversary in videogames, SINGULARITY, throws players into the heart of a conspiracy that sends players hurtling through time.
"SINGULARITY seamlessly combines a heart-racing, story-driven experience with epic sci-fi combat and gameplay," said Brian Raffel, studio director, Raven Software. "This new title reflects our heartfelt passion to bring an all-new, fresh experience to the first person action community. We can't wait to take the action online!"
Thrust onto the mysterious Russian island base of Katorga-12, filled with Cold War secrets that threaten time itself, players must fight their way through an ever-shifting environment, haunted by time-ravaged creatures and mysteries. Armed with an arsenal of high-powered weapons and the Time Manipulation Device, players must contend with sudden time waves that hurl them back and forth between 1955 and the present day. In addition to a story-driven narrative, SINGULARITY offers players a unique multi-player experience, where Russian Special Forces with individual powers take on a team of creatures from another time including the powerful Radion, the gravity-defying Phase Tick and the time-altering Zek.
SINGULARITY is developed by Raven Software and is rated M (Mature) by the ESRB due to blood and gore, intense violence and strong language. SINGULARITY is available for Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system for a suggested retail price of $59.99, and Windows PC for a suggested retail price of $49.99.
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. Raven is known for many hit titles, including Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, the Soldier of Fortune series as well as Jedi Knight II, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Wolfenstein.
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, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.
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