SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb 13, 2007: The war between the GDF and Strogg will soon be igniting on next-generation consoles as id Software and Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATVI) today confirmed that Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars TM , the team-based first person action title, and already one of the most anticipated new properties of 2007 is coming to next-gen platforms. In this epic multiplayer-focused game, players can choose to defend humanity as a part of the Global Defense Force (GDF) or destroy it as a merciless Strogg alien invader. Under the executive production of id Software, Nerve Software is developing Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars for the Xbox 360 TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, while Z-Axis is the developer for the PLAYSTATION ® 3 computer entertainment system.
"We're pleased to be working with Nerve and Z-Axis to bring the highly-anticipated gameplay from Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars to the Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system," said Todd Hollenshead, CEO, id Software.
Winner of more than 15 awards in 2006 and already selected as one of the most anticipated new titles in 2007 by more than eight publications, Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars is being developed for the Windows PC by Splash Damage - the Nerve Software and Z-Axis console versions will also feature strategic team play, persistent character promotions and online stats tracking. Players choose to battle as one of five unique classes in either the conventionally armed GDF army or the futuristic Strogg invasion force, each outfitted with specialist weapons and combat hardware. In this adrenaline pumping fight for survival, warring forces utilize a variety of different vehicles, deployable structures, and defense systems including quad-bikes, tanks, and alien walkers for epic ground assaults; or helicopters and anti-gravity ships to unleash airborne attacks. Throughout each battle, teams establish bases, deploy defense structures, artillery, radar, and advanced forward-command systems into enemy territory while constructing and demolishing obstacles to speed progress and gain a tactical advantage over the opponent. Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars features 16-player battles on the console systems, delivering the ultimate team-and objective-based multiplayer experience.
Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars has not yet been rated by the ESRB.
About id Software
id - defined by Freud as the primal section of the human psyche; id Software, located in Mesquite, Texas, was founded in 1991. From inception to present day, id Software has relentlessly provided technical, design and artistic leadership as an independent game developer and technology provider. Transcending the games industry, id'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.
About Splash Damage Ltd.
Based in London, England, Splash Damage Ltd is an independently-owned game developer dedicated to online gaming, and one of the leading Shooter developers in Europe. Splash Damage developed id Software's Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, winning multiple 'Game of the Year' awards, and is now developing Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. Founded by Paul 'Locki' Wedgwood in 2001 with key members of the mod-making community, Splash Damage also contributed to DOOM 3 and Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Game of the Year Edition. For more information, visit www.splashdamage.com.
About Nerve Software
Nerve Software, founded in 2001, is a Dallas-based independent developer focused on the production of superior video gaming. The company is committed to the creation of visually engaging worlds and gripping gameplay for a variety of platforms. Nerve's releases have been enthusiastically received and include Return to Castle Wolfenstein Multiplayer for the PC, Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Tides of War for Xbox and DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil for the PC and Xbox. For more information about Nerve visit www.nervesoftware.com.
About Activision Z-Axis
Foster City, Calif.-based Z-Axis ( http://www.z-axis.com/home.php) has a history of producing notable games for the console, including the Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX series of games.
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 $1.47 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia, Spain, the Netherlands and South Korea. 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.
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