Celebrate 50 Years Of James Bond With Activision Publishing's 007 Legends Video Game
Latest Installment in Esteemed Franchise Delivers A First-of-its-Kind Bond Video Game Experience with a Story Inspired by Five Classic Bond Films - Goldfinger, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Moonraker, Licence to Kill, Die Another Day - and the Upcoming Feature Film - SKYFALL
Today gamers can join in the celebration of 50 years of James Bond with the release of 007™ Legends from Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard Inc., (Nasdaq: ATVI). Available at North American retail outlets today, across Europe on October 19th, and in Australia on October 31st, 007 Legends is the latest installment in the esteemed franchise, delivering a first-of-its-kind Bond video game experience featuring a story inspired by five classic Bond films -- Goldfinger, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Moonraker, Licence to Kill, Die Another Day. Additionally, 007 Legends will feature a sixth mission based on this year's highly anticipated Bond film -- SKYFALL -- which will be available to unlock as downloadable content. Timed to the North American release of the feature film, PlayStation®Network subscribers will gain exclusive early access to the SKYFALL mission on November 9, 2012, and then on November 20, 2012, the mission will be available on Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network.
With each film hand-picked as they've defined Bond's personality over the years, 007 Legends explores Bond's gritty journey to his current status as the world's favorite secret agent. Each movie-inspired mission in 007 Legends features multiple levels filled with state-of-the-art spy gadgets, an arsenal of weapons, sleek vehicles, exotic locations, and intense situations that require Bond's quick wits, combat expertise, and stealth actions to take down notorious villains and their brutal henchmen.
"The team at Eurocom has really outdone themselves this time with 007 Legends, delivering a very unique and comprehensive Bond video game we're sure fans will enjoy playing," said David Oxford, EVP/General Manager, Activision Publishing. "Fans not only get to experience these great, defining moments from Bond's past that have made him the spy he is today, but they also get to become Daniel Craig's modern-day Bond, and play through an all-new, contemporary story mission based on the upcoming SKYFALL film that comes out as DLC. This really is the most robust and unique Bond video game experience to date."
"Eurocom, Activision, EON and Danjaq should be extremely proud of their collaboration to make the most diverse Bond video game to date," David G. Wilson, VP of Global Business Strategy, EON. "007 Legends pays great homage to the Bond legacy and is another way for fans to interact with the world's favorite spy as we celebrate the 50th anniversary."
007 Legends also features an impressive roster of past and present Bond film talent, including Daniel Craig's James Bond; Michael Lonsdale as the villainous Hugo Drax and Richard Kiel as his notorious henchman, Jaws, from Moonraker; Naomie Harris as Eve from SKYFALL; Toby Stephens as Gustav Graves in Die Another Day; and Carey Lowell as Agent Pam Bouvier in Licence to Kill.
Developed by Eurocom, under license from EON Productions Ltd. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. (MGM), 007 Legends is available now for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The Windows PC version, which will be available on Steam, will launch on November 2, 2012, and the version for Nintendo's Wii U™ system is planned to launch in December 2012. 007 Legends is rated "T" (Teen -- Blood, Drug Reference, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence -- content suitable for ages 13 and older) by the ESRB.
For more intel about 007 Legends, visit the game's official Facebook page -- www.facebook.com/007LegendsGame -- and the 007 Legends community -- www.007Legends.com.
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