Activision confirms a date and introduces a new friend

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Today in Leipzig, Germany at GGC 07, Activision made several announcements, including the official release date of Call of Duty 4, an International playlist for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and introduction of a new James Bond.

The skinny is that Call of Duty 4 was confirmed for a November 5th release, the international playlist can be seen below in the release and the latest James Bond (being developed by Treyarch, Beenox and Vicarious Visions) will debut on next-generation consoles as well as Windows PC and hand-helds. See the full release below for all the details:
Activision Rocks German Games Convention

Company Reveals Worldwide Release Dates for Call of Duty(R) 4: Modern
Warfare(TM), International Track List for Guitar Hero(TM) III: Legends
of Rock, and New Details on Highly Anticipated James Bond(TM) Title

LEIPZIG, Germany, Aug 22, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATVI) kicked off German Games Convention 2007
today with the announcement of the worldwide release date for Infinity
Ward's Call of Duty(R) 4: Modern Warfare(TM), a preview of the
international song list for Guitar Hero(TM) III: Legends of Rock and new
details on Activision's James Bond franchise.

Listen up soldiers, on Monday, November 5, Call of Duty 4: Modern
Warfare will begin deployment to retailers worldwide. Armed with more
than 40 awards and honors from this year's annual E3 Business and Media
Summit including "Best Action Game" from the Game Critics Awards,
Infinity Ward's epic title is set to enlist gamers into the most
intense, thrilling action experience ever. Call of Duty 4: Modern
Warfare will be available on the Xbox 360(TM) video game and
entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer
entertainment system and Windows(R) PC. A Nintendo DS(TM) version will
also deliver the signature Call of Duty chaos of battle to handheld

Additionally, Activision revealed today an international track list for
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. As a testament to the widespread
anticipation of the hit franchise and global phenomenon, Activision's
newest music sensation will include a diverse assortment of hit songs
from across the globe, that include all master tracks from the following
original artists:

-- Minus Celsius (by Backyard Babies)
-- Hier Kommt Alex (by Die Toten Hosen)
-- In the Belly of a Shark (by Gallows)
-- I'm in the Band (by The Hellacopters)
-- Avalancha (by Heroes Del Silencio)
-- Take This Life (by In Flames)
-- Ruby (by Kaiser Chiefs)
-- Closer (by Lacuna Coil)
-- Generation Rock (by Revolverheld)
-- Mauvais Garcon (by NAAST)
-- Radio Song (by Superbus)

Activision also confirmed that the company's newest blockbuster
franchise, James Bond, featuring the world-renowned top secret agent
007, is in development by powerhouse studios Treyarch, Beenox and
Vicarious Visions for next-generation consoles, Windows PC and hand-held

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