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Marvel and Activision's X-Men: The Official Game on Retail Shelves

Playing up to the release of Twentieth Century Fox and Marvel Studios' feature film, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, Activision Inc. sent out X-MEN: THE OFFICIAL GAME to retail outlets in the U.S. The game catapults players into an original storyline and enables them to command the distinct powers of Wolverine, Nightcrawler and Iceman as they battle classic Brotherhood villains, including Sabretooth, Lady Deathstrike and Multiple Man and traverse unique environments that showcase each character's abilities while trying to save mutant-kind.

X-MEN: THE OFFICIAL GAME is the first superhero game for the Xbox 360 and is available for a suggested retail price of $59.99. The PlayStation2, Xbox and the Nintendo GameCube versions are available for a suggested retail price of $39.99. The PC, Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance versions are available for a suggested retail price of $29.99. The console and PC games have been rated "T" ("Teen" violence) and the handheld games have been rated "E-10+" ("Everyone 10 and older" fantasy violence) by the ESRB.

"In X-MEN: THE OFFICIAL GAME, players will experience the events leading up to the 'X-Men: The Last Stand' feature film," said Will Kassoy, vp of global brand management, Activision Inc. "Co-written by Zak Penn, the screenwriter of the film, and legendary comicbook writer Chris Claremont, and featuring the voice talent of Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Shawn Ashmore and Alan Cumming, the game truly enables players to become a part of the X-Men movie universe."

The game lets players experience the powers of three popular superheroes from the X-Men movie universe by allowing them to take on the roles of Wolverine, Nightcrawler and Iceman as they wield and upgrade their signature powers and maneuver through unique environments designed to showcase their abilities. Assisted by other X-Men characters, including Storm and Colossus, players use an advanced control scheme to master and control the characters as they unleash Wolverine's combat rage, experience Nightcrawler's acrobatics and teleportation powers and glide through the air on Iceman's ice slide.

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With a library of more than 5,000 characters, Marvel Ent. Inc. ( is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies. Marvel's operations are focused on utilizing its character franchises in licensing, entertainment, publishing and toys. Areas of emphasis include feature films, DVD/home video, consumer products, videogames, action figures and role-playing toys, television and promotions. Rooted in the creative success of more than 60 years of comicbook publishing,

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Inc. ( is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia, Spain and the Netherlands