Activision sends word that gamers will be getting a double shot of Doom 3
love in April. Xbox owners who didn't have the horses to run the PC version of the game will finally be able to walk around the halls of the UAC Mars base while PC users will get a chance to explore more levels of hell in the Resurrection of Evil
expansion pack (which will hopefully add a few new tricks to what was a two or three trick pony.
ID SOFTWARE CONFIRMS NEXT DOOM 3 INVASION
SET FOR WEEK OF APRIL 4
Santa Monica, CA â€“ February 9, 2005 â€“ Make a date with death. id Softwareâ„¢ and Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today confirmed the week of April 4 as the worldwide release of never-ending evil, with the arrivals of both DOOM 3â„¢ for the XboxÃ’ video game system from Microsoft and DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evilâ„¢, the official PC expansion pack to what critics and gamers have raved is one of the scariest games ever created: DOOM 3â„¢.
â€œBrace yourself for a new breed of fear and excitement,â€ said Todd Hollenshead, CEO, id Software. â€œDOOM 3 for the Xbox brings gripping action, unparalleled graphics and sound, and a truly terrifying experience to the home theater. This is DOOM 3 built for the Xbox, including 480p and wide-screen support, full Xbox Live multiplayer, and the Xbox exclusive 2-player co-op campaign. For fans of DOOM 3 on the PC, Resurrection of Evil takes you to the undiscovered depths of the UACâ€™s Mars base and back to Hell itself for a vicious new battle with the forces of evil and the most ferocious demons imaginable.â€
Rated 10 out of 10 by XBN magazine, DOOM 3 for the Xbox brings the sci-fi horror masterpiece to console gamers everywhere. In addition to the most frightening and immersive single player game ever created, the heart-pounding title features a new co-operative campaign and exciting Xbox Live multiplayer action. The exclusive Limited Collectorâ€™s Edition also includes full versions of the original Ultimate DOOMâ„¢ and DOOM IIÂ® playable in single player, or split-screen co-op or deathmatch with 2-4 players on one Xbox. DOOM 3 for the Xbox is developed by Vicarious Visions and id Software.
Co-developed by Nerve Software and id Software, DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil continues the terrifying and intense action of the top selling, critically acclaimed and instant classic DOOM 3 -- awarded 94% from PC Gamer and five out of five stars from Computer Gaming World -- in an all-new assault on humanity. Resurrection of Evil picks up two years following the events of the original in a once forgotten and remote UAC research facility on Mars. Players wage a brutal war against an army of new demons and zombies including Hellâ€™s own Hunters, while utilizing incredible new weapons like the physics defying â€œgrabberâ€ and the return of the classic double-barreled shotgun. Featuring new locations, puzzles and mysterious powers like the ability to slow time, Resurrection of Evil will have players reloading for the bloodiest battle yet.
Both titles are rated â€œMâ€ for Mature (Blood and Gore, Intense Violence) by the ESRB.
About id Software
id â€“ Freud's primal part of the human psyche and one of the hottest game shops on Earth â€“ has been rocking the gaming world from Mesquite, Texas since 1991. As a renowned leader in the industry, id Software forged such frenetic titles as Wolfenstein 3DÂ®, DOOMÂ®, DOOM IIÂ®, QUAKEÂ® QUAKE IIÂ®, and QUAKE III ArenaÂ®. With intense graphics and mind-blowing action, idâ€™s games have helped redefine the modern video game, continually setting industry standards for technology and gameplay. And, in keeping with tradition, id Software has amplified the world of adrenaline pumping 3-D gaming with the release of their latest action titles, Return to Castle WolfensteinÂ®, and DOOM 3â„¢. id Softwareâ€™s advanced DOOM 3 engine is leading the next revolution in 3-D interactive games. Check out more about id Software at www.idsoftware.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, Spain 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.
Xbox (www.xbox.com) is the video game system from Microsoft that brings people together for the most exhilarating game and entertainment experiences. Xbox delivers an expansive collection of breakthrough games, powerful hardware and the unified Xbox Live online service. The new tagline, â€œitâ€™s good to play together,â€ captures the spirit of Xbox as the social hub of the new digital entertainment lifestyle. Xbox is now available in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia.