The five leading actors from the upcoming Fantastic 4 film(Twentieth Century Fox and Marvel Studios) -- based on the Marvel comicbook series -- will also perform their roles in Activision Inc.'s upcoming FANTASTIC 4 videogame. Jessica Alba (DARK ANGEL, SIN CITY), Emmy award-winner Michael Chiklis (THE SHIELD), Chris Evans (THE PERFECT SCORE, CELLULAR), Ioan Gruffudd (KING ARTHUR) and Julian McMahon (CHARMED, NIP/TUCK) will portray Sue Storm, The Invisible Woman; Ben Grimm, The Thing; Johnny Storm, The Human Torch; Reed Richards, Mr. Fantastic and Victor Von Doom, Dr. Doom, respectively.
"We are incredibly excited to partner with the film's principle cast to bring the FANTASTIC 4 characters to life in the videogame," said Will Kassoy, vp of global brand management, Activision Publishing. "This game will let FANTASTIC 4 fans use the heroes' distinctive superpowers to battle evil in high-level action sequences from the film, as well as all-new dangerous living worlds exclusive to the game."
The FANTASTIC 4 game offers compelling single-player or two-player co-operative team based gameplay experience, based on the 20th Century Fox feature film. Authored by Zak Penn, who co-wrote the story for X2, the game follows the film's storyline and expands the adventures by letting players stretch, control fire and use invisibility and brute force to defeat evil super villains in new environments and familiar comicbook locales. Players must master the individual powers of each superhero and combine them to level even more devastating attacks in order to save the human race from disaster.
Seven Studios is developing the FANTASTIC 4 game for the PlayStation2, Xbox and GameCube. The PC version is being developed by Beenox Studios and Torus Games is developing FANTASTIC 4 for the Game Boy Advance.
The PC and console games are rated "T" (Teen - with mild language and violence) by the ESRB and the Game Boy Advance title is rated "E-10+" for (Everyone 10 and older -- with animated violence).
The FANTASTIC 4 game will release nationwide on June 28, followed by the feature film that will open in theaters nationwide on July 8.
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