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Monsters vs. Aliens (Nintendo DS)

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Activision Press Release (March 24, 2009):

    Save the Planet as Only a Monster Can in Activision's Monsters vs. Aliens(TM) Video Game

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 24, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- When aliens attack, monsters fight back in Activision Publishing, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Monsters vs. Aliens(TM), the video game based on the highly anticipated 3D feature film from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA), which will debut on March 27. Starting today, gamers can experience heart pounding action and silly antics as they lead a dynamic team of misfit monsters on a mission to protect earth from destruction.

    (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090324/LA87956)

    "Monsters vs. Aliens allows players to control the characters from the film and use their unique abilities to battle alien enemies throughout the game," said Rob Kostich, head of marketing for licensed properties, Activision Publishing, Inc. "Players invite a friend to grab a Wii Remote(TM) or controller and join forces at any time to help clear enemies, collect monster DNA and overcome obstacles as their favorite monster heroes."

    The Monsters vs. Aliens video game calls players into action to battle against Gallaxhar and his alien robot army. Taking on the roles of The Missing Link, the macho half-ape, half-fish; the gelatinous, indestructible and always hungry B.O.B.; and Ginormica, the 49-foot-11-inch tall woman, gamers team up with the helpful genius Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D. and Insectosaurus, the 350-foot tall grub to defeat the alien invaders. Players master the unique and diverse abilities of each character as they ooze, brawl, skate, puzzle solve, climb, crawl, jump and race through more than 20 levels on Earth and through outer space.

    Monsters vs. Aliens was developed for the console and PC platforms by Beenox, Inc. and for Nintendo DS by Amaze Entertainment.

    The game is available for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii and the PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system for a suggested retail price of $49.99; the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and Nintendo DS for the suggested retail price of $29.99 and Games for Windows(R) for a suggested retail price of $19.99. The console and Game for Windows versions have been rated "E10+" (Cartoon Violence, Comic Mischief); the handheld game has been rated "E" (Comic Mischief, Mild Cartoon Violence) by the ESRB.

    For more information on the Monsters vs. Aliens video game, please visit www.MonstersvsAliensGame.com.

    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 and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75627) on Dec 19, 2010.