Having participated in the past 2 E3's (05, 06), I have to say I am really bummin' not to be there this week. And the more I hear about what's being debuted, the more I wish i was there. Below, Activision lays out what they've got to show of, and it's a lot of big names. Guitar Hero III
and Quake Wars
would be enough, but throw in Call of Duty IV
, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
, and the next incarnations of Tony Hawk and Spider-Man and you've got quite the lineup.
Activision's Game Line-Up Includes:
Call of Duty
Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars™
Guitar Hero™ III: Legends of Rock
- Fire up the fretboard, crank up the amp and get ready to rock like never before. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock drops you into the spotlight of the largest and most legendary rock concert ever. The star-studded soundtrack includes master tracks by such legendary artists as Guns N' Roses, The Rolling Stones, Beastie Boys, Muse and Pearl Jam. With added songs as made legendary by Kiss, Alice Cooper and Heart. Now drop that air guitar, tune your exclusive new Les Paul Guitar Controller and shred the night away with Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. (Xbox 360™ video game system from Microsoft, Wii™ home video game system from Nintendo, and PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems; not yet rated by the ESRB).
Spider-Man: Friend or Foe™
Tony Hawk's Proving Ground
- In the largest and deepest Tony Hawk game yet, gamers are now in total control of their skating destiny in Tony Hawk's Proving Ground. Set in the streets of Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., the title empowers players with the freedom to define their character, story, abilities and style based on the choices they make, the paths they select and the style of skating they want. The game delivers deeper customization than ever before, including a full-featured video editor to create epic skate videos and a completely customizable online Skate Lounge, where players can skate with friends in the ultimate pad. (Xbox 360™ video game system from Microsoft, Wii™ video game system from Nintendo, PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems and the Nintendo DS™; not yet rated by the ESRB). - Spider-Man: Friend or Foe challenges players to defeat and then join forces with notorious movie nemeses including Doc Ock, Green Goblin, Venom and Sandman, and other classic Spider-Man characters. Players will embark on a global quest to overcome an evil threat, by controlling Spider-Man™ and one of numerous Super Hero or Super Villain sidekicks, as they master unique fighting moves and styles while switching between characters to execute team combos and defeat foes. Spider-Man: Friend or Foe features a unique co-op mode in which a friend can join the game at any time and take control of Spidey's sidekick as they battle through the game side-by-side and replay favorite levels. (Xbox 360™ video game system from Microsoft, Wii™ video game system from Nintendo, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems, PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system, Nintendo DS™ and Games for Windows®; not yet rated by the ESRB). - Executive produced by id Software and developed by Splash Damage, Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars is the ultimate team and objective-based multiplayer experience. A first-person, strategic-action shooter set within the epic QUAKE® universe in the year 2065, Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars pits Earth's Global Defense Force against the technologically-advanced, alien Strogg invaders. Built on id Software's new MegaTexture™ rendering technology and featuring stunning battlefields inspired by locations around the world, persistent character promotions, offline gameplay with bots, specialized character classes and abilities, and the universe's most powerful weapons and vehicles, Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars transports players to the frontlines of an epic new war for Earth. (PC, Xbox 360™ video game system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system; the game is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB.): Modern Warfare™ - The new action-thriller from the award-winning team at Infinity Ward, delivers the most intense and cinematic action experience ever. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare arms gamers with an arsenal of advanced and powerful modern day firepower and transports them to the most treacherous hotspots around the globe to take on a rogue enemy group threatening the world. As both a U.S. Marine and British S.A.S. soldier fighting through an unfolding story full of twists and turns, players use sophisticated technology, superior firepower and coordinated land and air strikes on a battlefield where speed, accuracy and communication are essential to victory. The epic title also delivers an added depth of multiplayer action providing online fans an all-new community of persistent, addictive and customizable gameplay. (PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC; not yet rated by the ESRB). For handheld fans, Call of Duty® for Nintendo DS™, from n-Space, brings the signature Call of Duty chaos of battle to the DS in a parallel modern day storyline packed with intense combat action (not yet rated by the ESRB).