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Activision Unleashes Fantastic Four

Before you see the movie, play the game. That’s what Activision is hoping you’ll do as its Fantastic Four game hits retail today. Based on Twentieth Century Fox’s highly anticipated live-action feature film, opening July 8, the team-based action adventure title puts the fate of the world in players hands as they control Marvel’s first family of superheroes.

The game promises to offer an interactive version of the movie, but will also feature a completely original storyline co-written by Zak Penn, who co-wrote the story for X2: X-Men United and is co-writing the screenplay for the upcoming third installment in the X-Men saga, also based on a Marvel comic-book series.

Through team-based combat and two-player co-op mode, gamers control all four team members and can dynamically switch between characters to wreak havoc in a variety of destructible environments inspired by popular comic-book locales. As Mr. Fantastic, fans use brainpower to hack computers, override security systems and outsmart their enemies as they deliver stretch attacks from a distance, squeeze into tight spaces and go where no one else can. Meanwhile, The Invisible Woman can be utilized for stealth moves and force fields as The Human Torch creates super nova fireballs and The Thing uses brute force to pick up heavy objects and savagely obliterate foes.

The movie’s five leading actors reprise their roles for the game. Jessica Alba (Dark Angel, Sin City) provides the voice of Sue Storm, Emmy award winner Michael Chiklis (The Shield) is Ben Grim, Chris Evans (The Perfect Score, Cellular) plays Johnny Storm and Ioan Gruffudd (King Arthur) portrays Reed Richards and Julian McMahon (Charmed, Nip/Tuck) is Victor Von Doom/Dr. Doom.

Fantastic Four was developed by Seven Studios for PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube, while the PC version was developed by Beenox and the Game Boy Advance title was created by Torus Games. More information on Activision and its products can be found at www.activision.com.

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