X-Men: Next Dimension

aka: X-Men 3


Fight in epic Super Hero showdowns, smashing your way across huge 3-D levels, taking on 24 of your favorite X-MEN characters.

There are no boundaries to your battles - no barries to hold you back. It's massive Super Hero warfare. And you won't believe the power you have.


Choose from 24 favorite X-MEN characters (including 4 secret ones!).


Each X-MEN has his or her own special mutant fighting talent.


Engage in epic movie-like Super Hero battles.


Back of Box - PlayStation 2/GameCube

Activision's X-Men: Next Dimension delivers mutant madness to North American retail shelves

Santa Monica, CA - October 22, 2002 - X-Men fans can now engage in battles of epic Super Hero proportion with the release of Activision, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ATVI) X-Men: Next Dimension for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and the Nintendo GameCube. Currently available at North American retail outlets, X-Men: Next Dimension leaves traditional arena-based fighting games in its wake, as more than 20 infamous mutants fight across expansive 3-D levels replete with interactive environments and combat-induced damage. X-Men: Next Dimension is rated "T" ("Teen" - violence and suggestive themes - content suitable for persons ages 13 and older) by the ESRB and carries a suggested retail price of $49.99. The game will be available later this month on the Xbox video game system from Microsoft.

"The power of the current-generation consoles allows us to provide fans with the same incredible super hero battles found in films and only imagined in comics," said Larry Goldberg, executive vice president, Activision Worldwide Studios. "These unbelievable Marvel characters are now able to fight across wide-open areas using amazing power combos and dynamic moves, making this the most challenging X-Men confrontation yet."

X-Men: Next Dimension begins when Bastion, the leader of Operation: Zero Tolerance, and his Prime Sentinels kidnap Forge and plan to use his powers to create the ultimate weapon to annihilate mutants once and for all. Forge's destiny lay in wait as the X-Men must do the unthinkable and team up with their greatest enemy, Magneto, and his Brotherhood of Mutants in order to save him.

X-Men: Next Dimension lets players participate in enormous cinematic battles where mutants challenge Sentinels throughout vast multi-tiered levels filled with destructible objects. Incredible fighting combos, aerial combat and 8-way movement all contribute to the magnitude of the action at hand. Fans can fight as one of 20 popular X-Men, plus four secret characters, in five different gameplay modes -- including an epic Story Mode that provides gamers with a developed storyline, a Versus Mode which enables players to step out of the story and fight one-on-one, as well as Arcade, Survival and Practice Modes. Furthermore, the PlayStation 2 and Xbox platforms have integrated surround sound support that will add to the overwhelming destruction gamers can create in X-Men: Next Dimension.

About Marvel Enterprises, Inc.

With a library of over 4,700 proprietary characters, Marvel Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: MVL) is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies. Marvel's operations are focused in four divisions: entertainment (Marvel Studios), licensing, toys (Toy Biz) and comic book publishing. Marvel facilitates the creation of entertainment projects, including feature films, television and dvd/home video, based on its characters and also licenses its characters for use in a wide range of consumer products and services including video and computer games, apparel, collectibles, snack foods and promotions. Marvel's characters and plot lines are created by its comic book division which continues to maintain a leadership position in the U.S. and worldwide while also serving as an invaluable source of intellectual property. For additional information visit the Marvel Web site at www.marvel.com.

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 revenues of $786 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Australia, 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.


Press Release - GameCube and PlayStation 2

Welche Art von Schule leitet Professor X? Kaum sind die Mutanten-Kinder wieder zurĂŒck auf dem Campus, da schlagen sie sich mit einer Reihe von absolut tabulosen Moves den SchĂ€del ein, dass die DNA-Fetzen fliegen. Wahrscheinlich mĂŒssen Wolverine und Kollegen dafĂŒr nach dem Unterricht tausendmal "Ich darf meine Klassenkameraden nicht mit Klauen / optischen Energiestrahlen / Telekinese / Blitzschlag töten" als Strafarbeit schreiben.

Aber lassen wir das Bildungssystem einmal fĂŒr einen Augenblick beiseite: X-Men: Next Dimension fĂŒhrt die Kinder des Atoms in einem actiongeladenen 3D-Beat 'em Up auf der PS2 ein. Spielen Sie Ihre beliebtesten X-Charaktere unter anderem Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Mystique, Sabertooth und Magneto, und stellen Sie sich den mĂ€chtigsten Mutanten und Mutanten-Hassern. Wie bei bester Comic-Action können Sie ĂŒberzogene Nahkampf-Szenen erwarten: Spezialattacken, die Ihre Augen zum Leuchten bringen, und die Möglichkeit, Ihre Gegner so hart zu treffen, dass sie in einer völlig neuen Kampfarena landen. Wenn Sie selbst zusammengedroschen werden, können Sie das "Counter Attack"-Manöver verwenden, um gegenĂŒber Ihrem zu sehr von sich ĂŒberzeugten Gegner den Spiess umzudrehen. Oder landen Sie mehrere exakte Treffer, um Ihr "Super Meter" aufzuladen. Dieses ist in vier Power-Levels eingeteilt, und wenn Sie Ihren maximalen Ladezustand erreicht haben, können Sie Ihre charakteristische Super-FĂ€higkeit auf geradezu furchterregende Weise zur Geltung bringen.

Nebem dem Standard-Arcade- (Einzelspieler), Versus- (Zwei Spieler) und Survival-Modus können Sie das Spiel auch im Story-Modus spielen. Hier steuern Sie eine Reihe von Figuren durch eine Serie von Kampfmissionen, deren Ziel es ist, Bastions Mutanten-WeltherrschaftsplĂ€ne zu vereiteln. Fans der Mutant Academy-Serie der PS one finden hier ein Topp-Kampfspiel der nĂ€chsten Generation; Neulinge werden schnell merken, dass sie den Kampf ihres Lebens bestehen mĂŒssen. Ein Spiel, das sowohl Beat 'em Up-Fans als auch X-Men-Fans zusagen wird.

  • 24 aktivierbare X-Charaktere, unter anderem Storm, Rogue, Toad und Cyclops

  • Kampfmanöver am Boden und in der Luft

  • 8 Arenen mit 26 Abschnitten -stossen Sie Ihren Gegner durch WĂ€nde, TĂŒren und Fenster in neue SchauplĂ€tze hinein


de.playstation.com (German)

Wolverine, Storm, shake hands. Let's have a clean fight, OK?

X-Men: Next Dimension brings everyone's favorite mutants to the Nintendo GameCube in a superpowered 3D fighting game featuring massive environments and an explosive Story Mode. Only a few camera and sound glitches mar this smart-looking package.

Many Mutants

With the huge list of characters from comic books, movies and cartoons, you are sure to spot your favorite. Each outcast uses his or her unique gifts, such as claws, weapons, or mind powers, to perform an extensive list of moves.

The 16 X-Men mutants are:

* Wolverine
* Storm
* Cyclops
* Phoenix
* Gambit
* Beast
* Sabretooth
* Magneto
* Mystique
* Toad
* Nightcrawler
* Rogue
* Havoc
* Juggernaut
* Psylocke
* Forge

Eight additional unlockable characters bring the total to 24 different fighters.

Dynamic Levels

Mastering interactives in each of the 21 environments is important to winning. For example, you can knock your opponent through a window, then pursue into the next area. One level allows you to knock your enemy off a third-story ledge and into a parked taxi. This multi-tiered level design adds a welcome dynamic to an already exciting fighting system.

The exhaustive fighting engine includes aerial combat, combo chains, recovery attacks and counters. Max out your special meter, then unleash a powerful combo that will string together more than 20 hits. Ouch.

Many Ways to Brawl

You can fight a nonstop barrage of enemies in Survival Mode or assemble a gang of up to eight characters in Team Mode. The Story Mode and Arcade Mode give you two ways to play as a single player and the VS Mode provides ample support for two players.


The graphics in X-Men: Next Dimension accurately represent the X-Men universe. Cool effects include the holographic surroundings in the Practice Section. Special moves like Phoenix's fiery attacks and Storm's lightning-charged counter move will dazzle you. Each special attack is punctuated by a Matrix-like slo-mo blur effect. For a sharper and clearer image, select the Progressive Scan option when playing on a TV set that supports that feature.

Characters are detailed nicely with trademark outfits and body types. Beast is hulking and massive while Rogue is lean and mean. Extra outfits can be unlocked. Once in a great while the camera misses the action, leaving you to wonder where your fighters went. Occasionally the game will omit the proper impact sounds.

X-Men: Next Dimension is a solid fighter that makes the grade with a variety of moves and interactive level design. Fans of the X-Men series will learn to overlook the occasional camera and sound problems.

Progress is saved to a Memory Card (not included) and requires one free block.


www.nintendo.com – GameCube

X-Men: Next Dimension plunges players into a powerful enemy’s plot to rid the world of mutants. Leaving traditional arena-based fighting games in its wake, X-Men: Next Dimension is the only console fighter game that carries epic super hero showdowns across expansive 3-D levels. Players fight as 24 different X-Men characters through interactive environments replete with combat-induced damage.• Authentic Super Hero Action – 8 maps with up to 26 sections feature massive 3-D environments that make for the kind of large-scale battles usually found in comics and movies. Throw a punch at an opponent and send him through a window, then continue the fight into the next section. The action flows completely uninterrupted as levels, and the story, merge together seamlessly.• Expansive Fight Options – Gamers battle Bastion and his evil minions with the addition of thrilling aerial combat, wicked chain combos and 8-way movement. A super meter system is also accessible to players of all skill levels.• Epic Characters, Epic Story – Fans can fight as 20 of their favourite X-Men (plus four secret characters) as they weave through a story wrought with intrigue. A Versus Mode lets players set out of the story and fight one-on-one in arcade-style combat. May the best mutant win!


www.nintendo.com.au – GameCube

In X-Men Next Dimension, you can experience the epic superhero combat that until now you've only been able to see in the movie or read about in the comics. Leaving traditional arena-based fighting games in its wake, X-Men Next Dimension is the only console fighter game that carries epic super hero showdowns across expansive 3-D levels. Fighting has never been this intense or this much fun!


"Nintendo Winter 2002" promotional booklet - GameCube

X-Men: Next Dimension plunges players into a powerful enemy's plot to rid the world of mutants. Leaving traditional arena-based fighting games in its wake, X-Men: Next Dimension is the only console fighter game that carries epic super hero showdowns across expansive 3-D levels. Players fight as 24 different X-Men characters through interactive environments replete with combat-induced damage.



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