X-Men game bags movie voice talent

by: Chuck -
More On: X-Men: The Official Movie Game
Activision has landed the voice talent of Alan Cumming (Nightcrawler), Shawn Ashmore (Iceman), Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), and Patrick Stewart (Professor X) for their upcoming X-Men: The Official Game. It is interesting to see that Alan Cumming signed on as Nightcrawler as he's not going to be in the upcoming movie (the game fills the gap between the second and third installments of the movie) but it is certainly a welcome addition.



Santa Monica, CA – April 24, 2006 – Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Alan Cumming and Shawn Ashmore will reprise their X-Men film roles and lend their voices to Marvel’s world famous mutants – Logan/Wolverine, Professor Charles Xavier, Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler and Bobby Drake/Iceman – in Activision Inc.’s X-Men: The Official Game.   The game catapults players into an original storyline that serves as a prelude to Twentieth Century Fox and Marvel Studio’s upcoming film, ‘X-Men: The Last Stand,’ and allows them to command the distinct powers of Wolverine, Nightcrawler and Iceman as they face off against formidable enemies, battle through massive environments and embark on an epic quest to save mutant-kind. 


“Having these actors renew their movie characters in X-Men: The Official Game immerses gamers in the X-Men movie universe,” said Will Kassoy, vice president of global brand management, Activision Publishing.    “Players will experience epic battles and uncover the events behind Nightcrawler’s mysterious disappearance and the roles the X-Men and Brotherhood play in the upcoming film.”


Co-written by Zak Penn, one of the film’s screenwriters, and legendary comic book writer Chris Claremont, X-Men: The Official Game enables players to assume the roles of Wolverine, Nightcrawler, and Iceman as they wield and upgrade their signature powers and maneuver through unique environments designed to showcase their Super Hero abilities.  Assisted by other Marvel X-Men mutants, players use an advanced control scheme to master and evolve the characters as they unleash Wolverine’s combat rage, experience Nightcrawler’s acrobatics and teleportation powers, and tear through the air on Iceman’s ice slide.


X-Men: The Official Game is being developed by Z-Axis for the PlayStationÒ2 computer entertainment system and the XboxÔ and XboxÔ 360 video game systems from Microsoft.  The Nintendo® GameCubeÔ version is being developed by Hypnos Entertainment; the Nintendo DSÔ version by Amaze Entertainment; the Game Boy® Advance version by Wayforward Technologies and Beenox Studios is developing the PC version.


The PC and console games are rated "T" (Teen - with violence) by the ESRB and the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS titles are rated "E-10+" for (Everyone 10 and older - with fantasy violence).  X-Men: The Official Game will debut at retail outlets nationwide on Tuesday, May 16, 2006


For more information on X-Men: The Official Game, please visit www.x-mengame.com.


About Marvel Entertainment, Inc.

With a library of over 5,000 characters, Marvel Entertainment, Inc. is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies.  Marvel's operations are focused on utilizing its character franchises in licensing, entertainment, publishing and toys.  Areas of emphasis include feature films, DVD/home video, consumer products, video games, action figures and role-playing toys, television and promotions.  Rooted in the creative success of over sixty years of comic book publishing, Marvel's strategy is to leverage its character franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world.  More information about Marvel can be found at www.marvel.com.


About Twentieth Century Fox

One of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, Fox Filmed Entertainment produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world.  These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of FFE:  Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox Animation.


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 $1.4 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005.


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.


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