Call of Duty 4 gets the Game of the Year treatment
3/20/2008 12:35:00 PM
There's no doubt that Call of Duty 4 was one of the best games of last year so it's no surprise that Activision is going back to the well with the Call of Duty 4: Game of the Year edition. The new version is just the same game that was released last year but with the addition of the upcoming Variety Map Pack on the disc. If you already own the game you'll be able to download the four map combo pack when it's released later this year. What's interesting is that the maps are a 21 day Xbox Live exclusive so PS3 owners are going to have to wait to check out the new maps.
Gamers in New York and San Jose will get the chance to preview the maps on March 28th at local GameStops. Check the release for details.
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Santa Monica, CA – March 20, 2008 – Recruits and soldiers alike, get the Battle-Dress Uniforms ready, Activision, Inc., (Nasdaq: ATVI) and Infinity Ward are planning a new offensive with Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare™ Game of the Year Edition. Scheduled for release at all retailers nationwide in April, Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare™ Game of the Year Edition will feature a token to download the Variety Map Pack, a series of four new multiplayer maps exclusively for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The Variety Map Pack will also be available for purchase on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace in April, arming gamers with multiple ways to experience the newest multiplayer action from the blockbuster hit title.
As an early sneak peak on March 28, GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME), the world's largest video game and entertainment software retailer, will host the Variety Map Pack Challenge at two exclusive preview events, one in New York City and the other in San Jose, Calif., for gamers to be among the first in the world to play the new maps on Xbox 360 and meet members of the Infinity Ward team. The first 100 guests at each location will receive a free token to download the Variety Map Pack upon release, and the first 200 contestants will compete for prizing, including Gamestop gift cards.
Once released, the new downloadable Variety Map Pack for Xbox 360 will be available for download on Xbox LIVE Marketplace exclusively for 21 days.
The worldwide best-selling game in units of 2007, according to The NPD Group, Chart Track and The GFK Group, and winner of more than 50 editors’ choice and game of the year honors, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is rated “M” (Mature) by the ESRB for Intense Violence, Strong Language, Blood and Gore.
For more information on Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Game of the Year Edition and the Variety Map Pack Challenge, go to: www.charlieoscardelta.com or www.gamestop.com/playcod4.
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