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Activision Calls Lead Actors to Active Voice Duty in Game

To further immerse gamers into its gritty, first-person war-torn thriller CALL OF DUTY, Activision Inc. has enlisted Jason Statham and Giovanni Ribisi to provide their trademark voice talent in key roles. Additionally, writer/producer Michael Schiffer (CRIMSON TIDE, COLORS, LEAN OF ME, THE FOUR FEATHERS and THE PEACEMAKER) has added his touch to the game's action-filled script. CALL OF DUTY will be available in fall 2003 for the PC and is rated "RP" (Rating Pending) by the ESRB.

"From the start, CALL OF DUTY has been created to be the most authentic, intense and realistic battlefield experience as lived through the eyes of common soldiers," said Dusty Welch, vp of global brand management for Activision. "With Jason and Giovanni contributing their proven acting talents, we've added even more life and personality to our key characters. Combined with Michael's work on the screenplay, we've made sure that CALL OF DUTY fans have fun identifying with the characters and yet also become immersed in an enveloping storyline that surrounds the chaos of war."

Schiffer is making sure fans experience not only the action of a true WWII classic, but also closer identify with the characters caught up in surviving the chaos on the frontline. "I loved working on CALL OF DUTY said Schiffer. "I couldn't believe the graphics. I lived in France and thought I was back there. The feel of combat is incredible and we tried to give the soldiers real character and humor to make playing it even more intense."

CALL OF DUTY, created by Infinity Ward, is an intense first-person action game transporting fans into a gripping, movie-like World War II combat experience, as seen through the eyes of ordinary soldiers, enduring as a squad the chaos of battle. Infinity Ward is comprised of some 20 individuals, many ex-2015 talent, who developed MEDAL OF HONOR: ALLIED ASSAULT. Infinity Ward ( was founded in January 2002 and is located in Encino, California.

CALL OF DUTY places gamers in epic battlefield scenarios, featuring scores of soldiers and incredible special effects. Players journey through 24 devastating missions played out through three Allied forces U.S., British and Russian all fighting together to defeat the German-led Axis war machine. In addition to action, gamers experience the camaraderie and brotherhood of a squad, where each soldier has unique duties, personalities and roles to play as they take on Nazi Germany.

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