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Fantastic 4 Releases To Retailers

by Karl Castaneda - June 28, 2005, 3:38 pm PDT
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Get fantastic with four new heroes, coming to the GBA and GameCube.

Santa Monica, CA – June 28, 2005 – Marvel’s first family of Super Heroes is

taking the video game world by storm with the release of Activision, Inc.’s

(Nasdaq: ATVI) Fantastic 4, which is currently available in retail stores

nationwide. Based on Twentieth Century Fox’s highly anticipated “Fantastic

4” feature film, the team-based action adventure game lets players take on

the role of Marvel Super Heroes, Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Sue Storm/The

Invisible Woman, Johnny Storm/The Human Torch and Ben Grimm/The Thing and

master each character’s powers -- stretching, invisibility, shooting fire

and leveling superhuman attacks -- to overcome the evil Doctor Doom.

“Fantastic 4 lets gamers relive the action and excitement of one of the

summer’s most anticipated films, from the plot to the locations to the

actors,” said Kathy Vrabeck, president, Activision Publishing. “Players

also experience more than the film in a completely original storyline that

expands the Super Heroes’ universe through exclusive game missions and

environments.”

Co-written by Zak Penn, who co-wrote the story for “X2” and is co-writing

the screenplay for the upcoming “X3,” Fantastic 4 lets players defeat

enemies and overcome obstacles in team-based combat and two-player co-op

mode. Gamers control all four team members and can dynamically switch

between characters to wreak havoc in a variety of destructible environments

inspired by popular comic book locales. Players take on the following

roles:

· Mr. Fantastic – Fans use brainpower to hack computers, override

security systems and outsmart their enemies as they deliver stretch attacks

from a distance, squeeze into tight spaces and go where no one else can.

· The Invisible Woman – Players become invisible and perform stealth

moves with ninja like speed or immobilize enemies using force fields created

through telekinetic powers.

· The Human Torch – Gamers create walls of fire, level super nova

fireballs or shoot flames from their fingertips to ward off enemies.

· The Thing – Fans use brute force to pick up heavy objects, tear

them apart and savagely obliterate foes.

The movie’s five leading actors reprise their roles for the game. Jessica

Alba (“Dark Angel,” “Sin City”) portrays Sue Storm; Emmy® award winner

Michael Chiklis (“The Shield”) is The Thing; Chris Evans (“The Perfect

Score,” “Cellular”) plays Johnny Storm; Ioan Gruffudd (“King Arthur”) is

Reed Richards; and Julian McMahon (“Charmed,” “Nip/Tuck”) is Victor Von

Doom/Dr. Doom.

Fantastic 4 for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, Xbox video

game system from Microsoft, and the Nintendo® GameCube was developed by

Seven Studios, the PC version was developed by Beenox and Fantastic 4 for

the Game Boy® Advance was developed by Torus Games. The console SKUs and PC

game have been rated “T” (Teen – with mild language and violence) by the

ESRB, and the Game Boy® Advance version has been rated “E-10+” (Everyone 10

and older – with animated violence).

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