ACTIVISION SECURES TALENT FROM UPCOMING FEATURE FILM
FOR THE QUANTUM OF SOLACE GAME
Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Mathieu Amalric and Olga Kurylenko Lend
Their Talents to the Upcoming James Bond Title
Santa Monica, CA – August 20, 2008 – Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) has cast the film leads from the highly anticipated James Bond film in the Quantum of Solace video game. Developed under license from EON Productions Ltd, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, the game features the likeness and voices of Daniel Craig as James Bond, Academy Award® winning actor Judi Dench in her role as M, critically acclaimed French actor Mathieu Amalric as the sinister villain Dominic Greene and Ukrainian actress Olga Kurylenko as Camille, 007’s leading lady. Based on both the “Quantum ofSolace” and “Casino Royale” feature films, Quantum of Solace allows gamers to become a more lethal, gritty and cunningly efficient Bond as they delve into the high-octane world of international espionage and intrigue.
“Quantum of Solace represents a new era for James Bond video games, allowing players to step into the role of Daniel Craig’s 007 agent as embodied in ‘Casino Royale’ and the upcoming Bond film,’” said Mark Lamia, Studio Head for Treyarch. “With the tremendous support we’ve received from the film studio and unprecedented access to the key talent from the movie, we are thrilled to be able to deliver a true, more exciting Bond universe to gamers and fans who have waited years for this game.”
The Quantum of Solace gamealso features the voices and character likenesses of actors from the “Casino Royale” feature film including Eva Green as Vesper Lynd and Mads Mikkelsen as Le Chiffre.
James Bond is back to settle the score in Quantum of Solace. The game blends intense first-person action with a unique third-person cover combat system that allows players to truly feel what it is like to be the ultimate secret agent as they use their stealth, precision shooting and lethal combat skills to progress through missions. Based on the renowned Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare™game engine with systems specifically engineered to immerse players in the Bond universe, Quantum of Solace delivers superior high-definition graphics, reactive AI and visually stunning locations inspired by locales portrayed in the films.
The Quantum of Solace gameis in development by Treyarch for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. Beenox Studios is developing the game for the Wii™ video game console and Games for Windows™ on PC. The Nintendo DS™ version is being developed by Vicarious Visions and the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system version is being developed by Eurocom. The game has been rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB and is scheduled to release worldwide concurrently with the film.
For more information about the game, visit http://007thevideogame.com/.
About MGM Interactive
MGM Interactive, a unit of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., manages business development and production of interactive products for a variety of multimedia platforms, as well as talent and developer relationships. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.
About EON Productions/Danjaq, LLC
EON Productions/Danjaq, LLC is owned by the Broccoli family and has produced twenty-two James Bond films since 1962. The Bond films make up the most successful franchise in film history and include the recent blockbuster films, GOLDENEYE, TOMORROW NEVER DIES, THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH, and DIE ANOTHER DAY produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. EON Productions and Danjaq, LLC are affiliate companies and control all worldwide merchandising of the James Bond franchise.
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 Publishing maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan and South Korea. More information about Activision Publishing and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.