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Activision Press Release (September 25, 2007):

    World Series of Poker(R) 2008: Battle for the Bracelets Ships to Retail Stores Nationwide

    MINNEAPOLIS, Sep 25, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Raise the ante! World Series of Poker(R) 2008: Battle for the Bracelets has shipped to retailers nationwide from Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI). The game features Phil "The Poker Brat" Hellmuth Jr. -- owner of a world record eleven WSOP bracelets -- in a special "Beat The Brat" Heads-Up mode and thrusts players deep into the high-stakes world of tournament poker to face off against other A-list pros such as Johnny Chan, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, and Mike "The Mouth" Matusow on the quest to win the championship bracelet for the $10,000 Main Event and over $60MM in total prize money.

    "World Series of Poker 2008: Battle for the Bracelets allows gamers to challenge all of their favorite poker pros in one of the largest sporting events in the world," said David Oxford, Activision Publishing, Inc. "We are proud to deliver intense poker tournament action to gamers who want to experience the high-stakes competition of championship poker from the comfort of their homes."

    In World Series of Poker 2008: Battle for the Bracelets, the #1 poker video game franchise returns as players challenge over 30 of the world's top poker champions. With intense heads-up tournament play, expansive poker tutorials, and strategy clips from Phil Hellmuth's Ultimate White to Black Belt Course as produced by, players can learn from the very best in the industry and take on all opponents in real-world locations such as Las Vegas and New Orleans.

    World Series of Poker 2008: Battle for the Bracelets is available on the Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system for a suggested retail price of $49.99, the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, PSP(R) (PlayStation(R) Portable) system and Nintendo DS(TM) for $29.99, and the PC for $19.99. The game is rated "T" (Teen) by the ESRB. For more information on World Series of Poker 2008: Battle for the Bracelets please visit

    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 $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007.

    Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Scandinavia, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan 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

    This World Series of Poker game includes trademarks owned by Harrah's License Company, LLC. and used under license. All rights reserved.

    Contributed by Jeanne (76454) on Dec 19, 2010.

Company Line (per GameSpot):
    With World Series of Poker 2008: Battle for the Bracelets, the intense action you've come to expect from the #1 poker game franchise gets cranked up even higher as you enter the largest sporting event in the world - the World Series of Poker, with the challenge to Beat The Brat - Phil Hellmuth! Build the bankroll and face off against some of the world's top pros including Johnny Chan, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, Mike "The Mouth" Matusow, Greg Raymer, Annie Duke, Phil "Unabomber" Laak, Humberto Brenes, Marcel "They Flying Dutchman" Luske, David "Devil Fish" Ulliott, and Shannon Elizabeth in your quest to win the championship bracelet for the $10,000 Main Event. With heated heads-up tournament action, more poker tutorials, more locations, and the most stacked list of A-list pros ever in a video game, this year's game is upping the high-stakes like never before!

    • Your poker skills will be put to the ultimate test by over 30 of the world's top poker champions

    • Phil Hellmuth, Chris Ferguson, and Mike Matusow will teach you their tips and tricks in a poker school setting

    • With successful wins, you will unlock valuable poker tools that will enable you to become an even more skillful player Build your bankroll at all the favorite locations of previous years such as Harrah's New Orleans, Grand Tunica, Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino and new this year, the hottest poker rooms of the Las Vegas strip!

    Contributed by Jeanne (76454) on Mar 28, 2008.