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uk.playstation.com:
    Join forces with the X-Men as they face their toughest challenge yet on PlayStation 2

    The X-Men return to PlayStation 2 in their most thrilling and dangerous adventure to date,
    which provides the back-story for 20th Century Fox's upcoming film - X-Men: The Last
    Stand. For the first time ever, the game allows you to truly command the awesome powers
    of your favourite characters from the X-Men universe, including Nightcrawler, Iceman and
    the mighty Wolverine.

    Hack and slash with Wolverine's brute strength and Adamantium claws to decimate foes;
    scale walls, spin and teleport through environments to stay one step ahead of enemies as
    Nightcrawler; and experience incredible speed on Iceman's ice slide while shooting ice
    beams and creating hailstorms to freeze your enemies. For even more power, players can
    utilise fury and adrenaline modes to launch devastating attacks.

    Along the way you'll battle fierce enemies, join forces with X-Men comrades and face off
    against villains from both the movie and beyond as favourite X-Men allies join forces with
    the player in gameplay that includes melee fighting, stealth-style action and time-based
    missions.

    • Co-written by Zak Penn, co-screenwriter for the feature film, and legendary comic book
      writer, Chris Claremont, the game will immerse you in an original storyline that serves as
      a prelude to the upcoming movie


    • Featuring a dynamic musical score created by leading sound company Womb Music, and
      Chance Thomas, renowned composer for the King Kong, Lord of the Rings and Unreal
      videogames


    • Also includes all your favourite characters from the X-Men movies, as well as the voice
      talents of Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Alan Cumming and Shawn Ashmore

    Contributed by DreinIX (9493) on Feb 19, 2008.

Press release (24th April 2006):

    Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Alan Cumming and Shawn Ashmore Lend Their Voices To Activision's X-Men: The Official Game Inspired By The Film Series Based On Marvel's Legendary Super Hero Franchise

    Santa Monica, CA – April 24, 2006 – Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Alan Cumming and Shawn Ashmore will reprise their X-Men film roles and lend their voices to Marvel’s world famous mutants – Logan/Wolverine, Professor Charles Xavier, Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler and Bobby Drake/Iceman – in Activision Inc.’s X-Men: The Official Game. The game catapults players into an original storyline that serves as a prelude to Twentieth Century Fox and Marvel Studio’s upcoming film, ‘X-Men: The Last Stand,’ and allows them to command the distinct powers of Wolverine, Nightcrawler and Iceman as they face off against formidable enemies, battle through massive environments and embark on an epic quest to save mutant-kind.

    “Having these actors renew their movie characters in X-Men: The Official Game immerses gamers in the X-Men movie universe,” said Will Kassoy, vice president of global brand management, Activision Publishing. “Players will experience epic battles and uncover the events behind Nightcrawler’s mysterious disappearance and the roles the X-Men and Brotherhood play in the upcoming film.”

    Co-written by Zak Penn, one of the film’s screenwriters, and legendary comic book writer Chris Claremont, X-Men: The Official Game enables players to assume the roles of Wolverine, Nightcrawler, and Iceman as they wield and upgrade their signature powers and maneuver through unique environments designed to showcase their Super Hero abilities. Assisted by other Marvel X-Men mutants, players use an advanced control scheme to master and evolve the characters as they unleash Wolverine’s combat rage, experience Nightcrawler’s acrobatics and teleportation powers, and tear through the air on Iceman’s ice slide.

    X-Men: The Official Game is being developed by Z-Axis for the PlayStation™2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox™ and Xbox™ 360 video game systems from Microsoft. The Nintendo® GameCube™ version is being developed by Hypnos Entertainment; the Nintendo DS™ version by Amaze Entertainment; the Game Boy® Advance version by Wayforward Technologies and Beenox Studios is developing the PC version.

    The PC and console games are rated "T" (Teen - with violence) by the ESRB and the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS titles are rated "E-10+" for (Everyone 10 and older - with fantasy violence). X-Men: The Official Game will debut at retail outlets nationwide on Tuesday, May 16, 2006.

    For more information on X-Men: The Official Game, please visit www.x-mengame.com.

    Contributed by Sciere (474210) on Jul 27, 2006.

Press release (27th March 2006):

    ACTIVISION'S LATEST MARVEL-INSPIRED TITLE X-MEN: THE OFFICIAL GAME TO FEATURE TOP STORYWRITING AND MUSICAL COMPOSITION TALENT

    Writers Zak Penn and Chris Claremont, Womb Music

    Santa Monica, CA - March 27, 2006
    - Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) has tapped world class film, comic book and musical talent to contribute their creative powers to its upcoming Marvel-inspired title, X-Men: The Official Game, the only game tied to Twentieth Century Fox and Marvel Studios' upcoming film, "X-Men: The Last Stand." Co-written by Zak Penn, co-screenwriter for the feature film, and legendary comic book writer, Chris Claremont, the game will immerse players in an original storyline that serves as a prelude to the upcoming movie. X-Men: The Official Game will feature a dynamic musical score created by leading sound company Womb Music, and Chance Thomas, renowned composer of King Kong, Lord of the Rings and Unreal videogames.

    For the first time ever, X-Men: The Official Game will allow players to command the superpowers of three popular characters from the X-Men movie universe and immerse themselves in the roles of Wolverine, Nightcrawler, and Iceman as they traverse unique environments that showcase each character's Super Hero abilities in an epic struggle to preserve mutant-kind.

    X-Men: The Official Game is being developed by Z-Axis for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox™ and Xbox™ 360 video game systems from Microsoft. The Nintendo® GameCube™ version is being developed by Hypnos Entertainment; the Nintendo DS™ version by Amaze Entertainment; the Game Boy® Advance version by Wayforward Technologies and Beenox Studios is developing the PC version.

    The PC and console games are rated "T" (Teen - with violence) by the ESRB and the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS titles are rated "E-10+" for (Everyone 10 and older - with fantasy violence). X-Men: The Official Game will debut at retail outlets nationwide on Tuesday, May 16, 2006.

    Contributed by Sciere (474210) on Jul 27, 2006.

Press release (6th February 2006):

    X-Men: The Official Movie Game (working title)

    FACT SHEET

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
    Co-written by Zak Penn, the screenwriter of movies X2: X-Men United and X-Men: The Last Stand, and legendary comic book writer Chris Claremont, X-Men: The Official Movie Game (working title) immerses players in an original storyline that provides the back-story for the upcoming X-Men: The Last Stand feature film. For the first time ever, the game enables players to truly command the powers of popular characters from the X-Men movie universe by allowing players to assume the roles of Wolverine, Nightcrawler, and Iceman as they wield and upgrade their signature powers and maneuver through unique environments designed to showcase their Super Hero abilities. Assisted by other X-Men characters, players will use an advanced control scheme to master and control the characters like never before as they unleash Wolverine's combat rage, experience Nightcrawler's acrobatics and teleportation powers, and glide through the air on Iceman's ice slide.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Become three legendary heroes — Players will immerse themselves in the signature powers of their favorite X-Men heroes - hack and slash with Wolverine's brute strength to decimate foes; as Nightcrawler, players will scale walls, spin and BAMF through environments to stay one step ahead of enemies; and experience incredible speed on Iceman's ice slide while shooting ice beams and creating hailstorms to freeze the opposition. For even more power, players can utilize fury and adrenaline modes to launch devastating attacks.

    • Experience events leading up to the X-Men: The Last Stand feature film and play beyond – Players will experience epic Super Hero action as the game explains Nightcrawler's mysterious absence from the movie, and in-game events foreshadow the roles of the X-Men and Brotherhood in the film. The game's climactic ending sets the stage for the movie with intersecting characters and storylines intersecting.

    • Become a part of the X-Men movie universe — Embark on a globe-spanning conflict that delivers every element of the X-men universe—from costumes and enemies to the voice of Patrick Stewart. Explore Alkali Lake, the Statue of Liberty, Dark Cerebro and more.

    • Battle fierce enemies, join forces with X-Men comrades — Face off against villains from both the movie and beyond as favorite X-Men allies join forces with the player in gameplay that includes melee fighting, stealth-style action and time-based missions.

    • Experience gameplay environments specifically designed to showcase each character's Super Hero abilities – Uniquely engineered environments empower players to use different gameplay strategies as they harness their Super Hero powers and defeat enemies. Players will have ultimate control over their heroes as they improve their superpowers over time through the Mutant Evolution System.

    • Game console features and exclusives – Experience the X-Men universe in amazing HD on the Xbox® 360 version of the game. The Game Boy® Advance and the Nintendo DS™ versions also offer exclusive X-Men characters to play, and for the first time, use the Nintendo DS touch screen to control the X-Men.
    Publisher: Activision, Inc.

    Developer: Z-Axis (PlayStation 2, Xbox and Xbox 360)
    Hypnos (Nintendo GameCube)
    Amaze (Nintendo DS)
    Wayfoward (GameBoy Advance)
    Beenox (PC)

    Release Date: May 2006

    Platform: PlayStation™2 computer entertainment system/ Windows® PC/ Xbox360™/Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft/ Nintendo DS™/ Nintendo GameCube™/ Game Boy™ Advance

    ESRB Rating: "RP" for "Rating Pending

    Contributed by Sciere (474210) on Jul 27, 2006.