Activision Ships Lemony Snickets A Series of Unfortunate Events


EXPERIENCE THE PERILOUS ADVENTURES OF THE BAUDELAIRE ORPHANS IN ACTIVISION’S  LEMONY
SNICKET’S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS

 

Santa Monica, CA – November 9,
2004 – It’s time to discover a world drenched in imagination, ruled by invention
and strung together by a series of unfortunate events in the Lemony
Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
™ video game from Activision,
Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI).  Based on the best-selling book series and the highly
anticipated feature film launching in theaters on December 19 from Paramount
Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies, the game allows players to
experience the lives of the three Baudelaire orphans through 16 adventure filled
missions where they solve puzzles, build ingenious inventions and outsmart the
evil Count Olaf and his troupe of creepy cohorts.  Jim Carrey, Liam Aiken and
Emily Browning reprise their film roles as Count Olaf, Klaus and Violet
Baudelaire, while Tim Curry reprises his role as the narrator of the “Lemony
Snicket” books on tape.

 

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game system
from Microsoft and the Nintendo GameCube™ is available for a suggested retail
price of $49.99.  Both the Game Boy® Advance and PC versions feature unique game
play with their own adventures and carry a suggested retail price of $29.99
each.  The game has been rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB.

 

“The Lemony Snicket’s A Series of
Unfortunate Events video game allows fans to experience first hand the enigmatic
world, eccentric characters and darkly intriguing storylines from the popular
book series and feature film like never before,” said Kathy Vrabeck, president
Activision Publishing.  “From the moment they are faced with their first
perilous adventure, gamers will be engulfed in the captivating world of the
Baudelaires.”

“We’re thrilled with the video game
that Activision has created for the ‘Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate
Events’ movie,” said Stephen Youngwood, senior vice president, Nickelodeon Media
Products.  “Activision captured the essence of the movie, which is filled
with adventure, suspense and drama and turned it into a game that all kids will
enjoy.”
In the game, players switch between the three orphans – Violet the inventor,
Klaus the brave intellect and Sunny, the biting baby – and master each one’s
strengths to keep them one step ahead of Count Olaf, who will stop at nothing to
get his greedy hands on their family fortune.  Adventures take them through
such film locations as the Count’s mysterious mansion, Uncle Monty’s reptile
room and Aunt Josephine’s rickety house hanging over the dark waters of Lake
Lachrymose, as well as many other environments exclusive to the game.
 
Additionally, gamers must help the orphans gather objects throughout their
adventures in order to build inventions to help them solve tricky puzzles and
fend off enemies.  Inventions include the Brilliant Bopper to clear foes
from the orphans’ path, the Stable Stilts to maneuver through toxic goop and the
Baby Booster for jet-powered jumping. 
 
Working in conjunction with Nickelodeon Consumer Products, Paramount Pictures
and Nickelodeon Studios, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events was
developed by Amaze Entertainment. 
 
BradyGames’ Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events Official Strategy
Guide is available at electronics, book, and software retailers nationwide, and
online at bradygames.com.
 
About Activision, Inc.
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 United Kingdom, France,
Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia and the Netherlands.  More
information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s
World Wide Web site, which is located at
www.activision.com

 
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