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Aspyr Media Inc. Ships Call of Duty: United Offensive for the Mac

Aspyr Media Inc. has shipped the expansion pack -- CALL OF DUTY: UNITED OFFENSIVE, which introduces 13 all-new single-player missions distributed among historical U.S., British and Russian campaigns, an expanded multiplayer experience featuring 11 new maps and three new modes of play, plus new weapons, player abilities and special effects. Developed by Gray Matter Interactive Studios, CALL OF DUTY: UNITED OFFENSIVE is licensed by Activision Inc.

CALL OF DUTY: UNITED OFFENSIVE allows gamers to experience more of WWII's most legendary conflicts through the eyes of Allied soldiers fighting for the liberation of Europe through 13 single player missions. Featuring three all-new campaigns, the game lets players join the U.S. 101st Airborne during the Battle of the Bulge, the British campaign as an airman shooting down German ME-109s from a B-17 bomber, and the Russian frontlines as a conscript in the crucial eight-day Battle of Kursk.

The expansion pack also features a handful of enhancements, such as new realistic WWII weapons, including the German Flammenwerfer 35 Flamethrower and Panzerschrek anti-tank weapon, American M1A1 Bazooka, Russian Tokarev SVT-40 Self-Loading Rifle, portable deployable machine-guns, smoke grenades and more. Furthermore, Gray Matter has added an entirely new special effects system to CALL OF DUTY: UNITED OFFENSIVE, providing realistic explosions, weather and particle effects.

Additionally, CALL OF DUTY: UNITED OFFENSIVE expands on the popular multiplayer experience. Players can go online for the ultimate battle between Axis and Allied powers, now including vehicle combat aboard tanks and jeeps as well as tank-and-foot-soldier combined arms action. The expanded multiplayer component offers 11 new maps and three new modes of play -- including Base Assault, Capture the Flag and Domination -- where squads must take control of key locations while preventing enemy troops from advancing. And, a newly added ranking system now lets players earn additional weaponry upon completion of objectives, call in artillery support and gain the respect of friends and foes alike.

The game is rated "T" (Teen -- Blood, Mild Language, Violence) by the ESRB and is available now at www.aspyr.com/games.php/mac/coduo/.

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 $948 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004. Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia and the Netherlands. More information can be found at www.activision.com.

Aspyr Media Inc., based in Austin, Texas is an established publisher of interactive entertainment software. Aspyr is a leading publisher of Macintosh, PC and Game Boy Advance games, as well as DVD and audio CDs. More information can be found at www.aspyr.com.

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