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Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo is Available!

November 27th, 2011 Comments off

Remember when I was talking about Moshi Monsters?  It’s been released!

 

Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo is Now Available for Nintendo DS

SANTA MONICA, Calif.,  — Fans worldwide are rejoicing today as they embark on a discovery of an entirely different side of Moshi Monsters, as a new type of gameplay within the Moshi Universe arrives with Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo from  Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and Mind Candy. Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo, based on the massively popular Moshi Monsters online social world (www.moshimonsters.com),  is now available for Nintendo DS in North America.

Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo extends the popularity of the online world’s Moshlings (“pets of pet monsters”), including brand new Moshlings and locations plus an intuitive format in which to interact with their favorite characters. Along the way, there are 52 Moshlings to collect from the common to the rare and even the elusive ‘ultra-rare.’ Children can also play new mini-games and educational style puzzles or even win awards and trophies to take back to their zoo!

Available while supplies last, a ‘Limited Edition’ copy of the game comes packaged with 1,000 free Rox (the in-game currency of MoshiMonsters.com) and an official trading card pack from Topps. These ‘Limited Edition’ copies of the game are available exclusively at Toys’R’Us.

“Throughout Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo’s development cycle we’ve been astounded by the passion of the fans of Moshi Monsters, and how quickly the property is growing,” said David Oxford, Activision Publishing. “Activision has embraced the spirit of what made Moshi Monsters so appealing to over 50 millions kids across the world. We can’t wait to see how our fans respond to a fresh Moshi experience on Nintendo DS!” said Michael Acton Smith, CEO Mind Candy (Moshi Monsters parent company).

Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo is available now for Nintendo DS at $29.99. This game has been rated E for Everyone by the ESRB. For more information please visit www.MindCandy.com or www.Activision.com.

Moshi Monsters coming to the DS

August 30th, 2011 Comments off

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 17, 2011 –The hit global children’s brand Moshi Monsters™ is headed to the Nintendo DS™ this fall in Moshi Monsters™: Moshling Zoo, collaborators Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and Mind Candy today announced.  Moshi Monsters (www.moshimonsters.com), a social online world for kids aged 6-12, launched in 2008 and has seen astronomical growth, currently boasting over 50 million registered users in over 150 territories worldwide, 15 million in North America alone.

“With an absolutely massive fan base, Moshi Monsters is clearly one of the fastest growing children’s entertainment brands in the world,” said David Oxford, EVP & General Manager, Activision Publishing. “We look forward to building on Mind Candy’s success as we work closely with them to extend the brand experience.”
“We’re really excited to expand the Moshi Monsters universe into video games for the very first time,” said Michael Acton Smith, Mind Candy’s CEO and creator of Moshi Monsters.  “The Nintendo DS™ is the perfect launch platform and we hope to build a lasting and successful relationship with Activision.”

Moshi Monsters
provides children with a new form of entertainment, combining adoptable pet monsters, safe social networking, games, stories, missions and educational puzzles.  One of the most popular elements of Moshi Monsters is the ability to collect “Moshlings” (pets for your pet monsters).

Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo
builds upon the popularity of the Moshlings and offers fans a fresh new take on the Moshi universe, including brand new content and a new way to interact with their favorite characters.  The game features new locations and an exclusive new Moshling – which is yet to be revealed.  There are 52 Moshlings to collect from the common to the rare and even the elusive ‘ULTRA-RARE.’  Children can also play new mini-games and educational style puzzles, plus win awards and trophies to take back to their zoo.

The joint endeavor, which will see Activision Publishing, Inc. distribute Moshi Monsters™: Moshling Zoo globally, represents Moshi’s first move into the video game space.  The brand is centered online, but has experienced great success with its real world offerings including best-selling toys, books, trading cards and the Moshi magazine.

Moshi Monsters™: Moshling Zoo
will be available this fall and has been rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.  For more information please visit www.MindCandy.com or www.Activision.com.

 

Wipeout 2 Announcement

August 18th, 2011 Comments off

 

Get Ready For More Thrills, Spills, and Fun With Activision’s Wipeout 2

 SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 18, 2011 — Based on the ABChit show Wipeout and continuing the tradition of wickedly entertaining family fun, Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and ABC Entertainment Group announced today Wipeout 2, the latest release in the hit video game franchise coming this holiday season for the Nintendo DS™, Nintendo 3DS™, Wii™ from Nintendo, Kinect™ for Xbox 360®, and PlayStation®Move for Playstation®3 computer entertainment system.

Wipeout 2 will offer updated, outrageous course designs across all platforms with obstacles and effects taken straight from the show’s summer and winter seasons.  Players must navigate around snow, ice, foam, and fan-favorite obstacles like the Sucker Punch Wall and Big Balls; which are making their triumphant returns alongside more than 50 others.  Extended gameplay on all systems encourages even more interaction and participation with family and friends.  Once again, all the wild and crazy action is narrated by the show’s hostsJohn Anderson andJohn Henson.

“I’m excited that the video game series is evolving just like our show,” saidMatt Kunitz, Wipeout’s Creator and Executive Producer. “Players will experience all the fun of the new winter and summer courses without being sore in the morning!”

Particular attention is being paid to making every platform experience unique with ramped up excitement that engages gamers like never before.  Freshly revised controls makes for intuitive and easy to use motion-based gameplay for Wii owners.  The PlayStation Move and Kinect for Xbox 360 titles will offer gamers the ability to taunt and toss paintballs and snowballs at family and friends while they run the course.  Handheld gaming will finally become a communal experience with pass and play ‘Hot Seat’ participation for up to 4 players with Nintendo 3DS players also seeing their graphics taken to a whole new dimension.  No matter how players choose to enjoy, the crazy and hilarious fun is taken to wild new heights with Wipeout 2!

“Working with ABCon the Wipeout titles has been a tremendous success,” said Nicole Armstrong, Activision Publishing. “Their integration of the game series into the show has been outstanding and their contributions to the game make it truly appealing for fans. We look forward to bringing more great Wipeout experiences to families.”

Wipeout 2 on Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, PlayStation Move and Kinect for Xbox 360 will be available this holiday season. The Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS versions have been rated E for Everyone by the ESRB. The Wii, PlayStation Move and Kinect for Xbox 360 versions have been rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and older by the ESRB. For more information, please visit www.activision.com.

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