ACTIVISION PUBLISHING, INC. SHOWCASES NEXT GENERATION LINEUP AT ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT EXPO 2014

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Monday, June 9, 2014

Activision has confirmed the games they will be showing off at this year’s E3. It contains exactly what you’d expect, as the publisher will be showing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Destiny, and Skylanders Trap Team. This is definitely in line with previous years, as Activision tends to show a handful of titles but chooses their biggest to highlight, though I do remain hopeful they might debut something new at E3 as well. Check out additional details below.

Santa Monica, CA – June 9, 2014 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is set to kick-off this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo) with a blockbuster lineup featuring the #1 and #3 videogame franchises of 2013 in the U.S., including toys and accessories, according to the NPD Group(1), and what could be the biggest new videogame IP of the year. Starting Tuesday, June 10, at the LA Convention Center, the company will debut a new era for the Call of Duty® franchise with Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare, while showcasing the newest innovative title from the popular Skylanders® brand with Skylanders Trap Team™, and the highly-anticipated Destiny®. Both Skylanders and Destiny will be playable on the show floor. Activision will be located in the South Hall, booth #1647.

“This is the best slate in Activision history. The games we’re bringing to E3 each deliver deep, engaging and immersive entertainment experiences,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. “We can’t wait to show fans a new era for Call of Duty with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, introduce the most innovative Skylanders yet with Skylanders Trap Team and provide hands on with a variety of the activities that Destiny has to offer. Whether you’re here in person, or following along at home, it’s going to be a great show.”

 

Activision’s E3 Slate Includes:

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Developed by Sledgehammer Games, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare delivers gamers an immersive and compelling narrative, jaw-dropping visuals and, for the first time in Call of Duty, exoskeleton gameplay that will redefine how people play the game. Players become the advanced soldier enabled with the power of the exoskeleton, an advanced arsenal of never-before-seen weaponry, new abilities and new gameplay mechanics. The first Call of Duty to benefit from a three-year development cycle, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is built specifically for the next generation consoles. The game takes place in a future setting that immerses players into an emotional journey with a new cast of characters poised to set a new bar for the franchise. The title is scheduled for release on November 4 for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC; not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information, visit: www.callofduty.com, www.facebook.com/callofduty, www.youtube.com/callofduty or follow @CallofDuty on Twitter and Instagram.

Destiny – From Bungie, the creators of Halo®, and Activision, the company that brought you Call of Duty, comes Destiny, the next evolution in interactive entertainment and an epic adventure unlike anything players have experienced. Destiny delivers a new way to play first-person action games in a story-driven universe, with a saga that unfolds through grand tales and epic adventures that immerse players in a bold new world filled with cooperative, competitive, public, and social activities, all seamlessly connected. In Destiny, fans become Guardians of the last city on Earth, able to wield incredible power and explore the ancient ruins of our solar system from the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus. Gamers must battle humanity’s enemies and reclaim all that was lost during the collapse of mankind’s Golden Age. The game will be available on September 9 for the PlayStation®4 system, PlayStation®3 system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Xbox 360. For more information, visit www.DestinyTheGame.com. For exclusive updates, follow the official Destiny social channels at www.facebook.com/DestinyTheGame and @DestinyTheGame on Twitter, and interact directly with the developers at www.Bungie.net.

Skylanders Trap Team – Developer Toys for Bob, creators of the Toys-to-Life™ phenomenon, return with another exciting innovation with Skylanders Trap Team. The newest installment to the Skylanders franchise will reverse the magic of bringing toys-to-life, letting kids take characters out of the digital world and bring them into the physical world. In Skylanders Trap Team, Portal Masters seek out and defeat the most wanted villains in all of Skylands, pulling them out of the game and into living rooms by capturing them in Traps. Players can then send villains back into the game where they play as them to fight for good. Skylanders Trap Team will include the Traptanium Portal™, a new ring of magical energy that enables kids to not only bring their Skylanders to life, but also capture villains using the new Traps. Skylanders Trap Team introduces new heroes known as Trap Masters and will be available on October 5 in North America for Xbox One and Xbox 360 games and entertainment systems from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 system, PlayStation®3 system, Nintendo’s Wii™ system and Nintendo’s Wii U™ system. A completely unique adventure will be available on the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system.

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