March 24, 2009
SAVE THE PLANET AS ONLY A MONSTER
CAN IN ACTIVISION’S MONSTERS VS. ALIENS VIDEO GAME
When aliens attack, monsters fight
back in Activision Publishing, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Monsters vs. Aliens, the
video game based on the highly anticipated 3D feature film from DreamWorks
Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA), which will debut on March 27. Starting today,
gamers can experience heart pounding action and silly antics as they lead a
dynamic team of misfit monsters on a mission to protect earth from destruction.
“Monsters vs. Aliens allows players
to control the characters from the film and use their unique abilities to battle
alien enemies throughout the game,” said Rob Kostich, head of marketing for
licensed properties, Activision Publishing, Inc. “Players invite a friend to
grab a Wii Remote™ or controller and join forces at any time to help clear
enemies, collect monster DNA and overcome obstacles as their favorite monster
The Monsters vs. Aliens video game
calls players into action to battle against Gallaxhar and his alien robot army.
Taking on the roles of The Missing Link, the macho half-ape, half-fish; the
gelatinous, indestructible and always hungry B.O.B.; and Ginormica, the
49-foot-11-inch tall woman, gamers team up with the helpful genius Dr.
Cockroach, Ph.D. and Insectosaurus, the 350-foot tall grub to defeat the alien
invaders. Players master the unique and diverse abilities of each character as
they ooze, brawl, skate, puzzle solve, climb, crawl, jump and race through more
than 20 levels on Earth and through outer space.
Monsters vs. Aliens was developed
for the console and PC platforms by Beenox, Inc. and for Nintendo DS by Amaze
The game is available for the Xbox
360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii and the
PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system for a suggested retail price of
$49.99; the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and Nintendo DS for the
suggested retail price of $29.99 and Games for Windows® for a suggested retail
price of $19.99. The console and Game for Windows versions have been rated
“E10+” (Cartoon Violence, Comic Mischief); the handheld game has been rated “E”
(Comic Mischief, Mild Cartoon Violence) by the ESRB.
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