Kung Fu Panda punches its way into stores

by: Chuck -
Ah the summer movie season, a hot bed of crummy movie tie-in games.  Normally I'd tell you to skip any game associated with a movie but after playing a build of the game I have to say that Kung Fu Panda isn't a bad game and it's something that younger gamers will eat up.  It's not going to set the world on fire but if you've got young kids who love the movie this game isn't a bad pick up or rental.
get ready TO experience KUNG FU “AWESOMENESS” with the release of ACTIVISION’S KUNG FU PANDA™ VIDEO GAME



Santa Monica, CA – June 3, 2008 – Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) is bringing a unique blend of humor and action to gamers with the release of Kung Fu Panda™, the video game based on DreamWorks Animation’s highly anticipated feature film. In order to become the Dragon Warrior and defeat the ultimate enemy, Tai Lung, players engage in kung fu moves and master the unique fighting style of unlikely hero Po the Panda and experience the legendary moves of Shifu, Po’s Teacher, and the Furious Five – Monkey, Tigress, Viper, Mantis and Crane.



“Kung Fu Panda gives kids the chance to experience first hand their favorite movie moments, as well as new levels and hilarious situations created specifically for the game,” said Kim Salzer, vice president of Global Brand Management, Activision Publishing. “The humor, lovable characters and non-stop action will deliver hours of fun that they can enjoy on their own or with parents and friends.”



Kung Fu Panda offers a distinct and exciting gameplay experience as players develop acrobatic kung fu combo attacks to defeat a number of villainous enemies, including the Great Gorilla, the Wu Sisters and the dark-hearted Tai Lung. Gamers will work to overcome dangerous obstacles and solve challenging puzzles as they navigate through diverse environments spanning air, water and land. By mastering the art of kung fu, players will utilize and upgrade the unique fighting skills of their favorite movie characters, unlocking new moves as well as a host of multiplayer characters and games. Additionally, players can team up or battle head-to-head in arena, puzzle or casual games, making the Kung Fu Panda video game an epic experience gamers of all ages will enjoy.



The Kung Fu Panda video game is now available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™ and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system for a suggested retail price of $49.99, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system for the suggested retail price of $39.99, Nintendo DS™ for a suggested retail price of $29.99 and Games for Windows® for a suggested retail price of $19.99. The console and Games for Windows versions are rated “E10+” (Fantasy Violence, Mild Language) and the DS version is rated “E10+” (Cartoon Violence) by the ESRB.



For more information on Kung Fu Panda and to download the demo, please visit www.KungFuPandaGame.com.



About Activision

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 $2.9 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008.



Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan and South Korea. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.
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