Santa Monica, CA – October 19, 2005 – The epic battle to save humankind rages on the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system with the release of X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse, inspired by Marvel's legendary Super Heroes. Building on the deep customization and rich storyline of the console games, X-Men Legend II: Rise of Apocalypse for the PSP features four additional playable characters, new environments, 9 exclusive missions and groundbreaking multiplayer modes that allow up to four players to compete both online and offline utilizing the system's wireless technology. The game is currently available at retail stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $49.99 and has been rated "T" (Teen with mild language and violence) by the ESRB.
In X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse, players create, customize and control teams of four mutants from 20 all-time favorite X-Men and classic Brotherhood villains from the Marvel Universe. With the X-Men and Brotherhood fighting side-by-side for the first time, players switch instantly between teammates wielding amazing super powers and skills as they overcome obstacles, solve puzzles and defeat more than 100 types of enemies including Lady Deathstrike and the notorious Four Horsemen of Apocalypse. In addition to a deep single player experience, the game also features six multiplayer skirmish modes that offer head-to-head action as well as online and offline wireless cooperative modes that offer fierce battles against enemies.
X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse is also available for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube for a suggested retail price of $49.99 and for Windows PC for a suggested retail price of $39.99. All versions carry a "T" (Teen with mild language and violence) rating from the ESRB. The game was developed by Raven Software for the console versions, Vicarious Visions for the PSP system and Beenox Studios for the PC.
About Marvel Entertainment, Inc.
With a library of over 5,000 characters, Marvel Entertainment, Inc. - formerly known as Marvel Enterprises, Inc. - is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies. Marvel's operations are focused on utilizing its character franchises in licensing, entertainment, publishing and toys. Areas of emphasis include feature films, DVD/home video, consumer products, video games, action figures and role-playing toys, television and promotions. Rooted in the creative success of over sixty years of comic book publishing, Marvel's strategy is to leverage its character franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world.
About Activision, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.4 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia, Spain and the Netherlands. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at www.activision.com.