Activision - News

May2012

  • News Pre-Order The Amazing Spider-Man to Play as Stan Lee

    Swingin' Stan

    If you’ve always thought Spider-Man would be a much better franchise with an elderly gentleman in the lead role rather than an anxious, sprightly youth, then the pre-order bonuses for Activision’s upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man should be right up your alley. Register your interest in the game at Amazon and you’ll snatch up the...

  • News New Modern Warfare 3 Maps Deployed on PS3 This Week

    Combat evolved

    Those of you still actively engaged in the art of shooting soldiers in the face will be pleased to learn that Activision is readying another Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 content drop for Elite subscribers on PS3 this week. The update will see the Sanctuary and Foundation maps added to the game. The former takes place in a monastery...

  • News Giggidy, It's a New Family Guy Video Game

    Open the Griffin door once more

    Fox's incredibly popular Family Guy series is getting another bite of the gaming apple this year with Activision's Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse. Currently only announced for 'consoles' — which you can bet means PS3 — it's set for release this autumn, though that's about all we know aside from the usual...

  • News Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Rides onto PSN Next Month

    Superman

    You know, we really respect Tony Hawk. The skating legend could so easily be a disinterested shill, but we really get the impression that he cares about the quality of his games. Such is his passion, that the Hawkster's prone to revealing the odd snippet of unannounced information from time to time. On this occasion he’s taken to Twitter...

  • News Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse Appears on Amazon

    Stewpendous

    Here’s a story that might catch you off guard: Activision is readying a Family Guy title for release on PlayStation 3 later this year. Well, that’s according to a retail listing for a game called Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse which mysteriously appeared on Amazon overnight. The listing is agonisingly light on details, but does...

  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops II Pre-Orders Outpace Predecessor

    Huge numbers incoming

    Call of Duty: Black Ops II is poised to become another blockbuster of epic proportions, if early indications from online retailer Amazon are to be believed. A report on MCV notes that early orders for the upcoming title are already triple those of the original Call of Duty: Black Ops which released in 2010. Amazon’s Graham...

  • News The Living Dead Return in Call of Duty: Black Ops II

    The hunt for brains continues

    The recently announced Call of Duty: Black Ops II may be taking a slightly different direction to its predecessor, but Treyarch’s trademark zombie co-op mode will still be present. It sounds like the developer is really aiming to flesh out the side campaign, describing it as the “most ambitious zombie effort...

  • News Black Ops II Campaign Goes Heavy Rain

    Dying is a part of life

    Call of Duty: Black Ops II wants to surprise you. For one, the campaign will offer branching paths and alternate endings, with the storyline changing depending on decisions you make. Should you fail select missions the story will still continue, with characters living or dying depending on your actions. While we're not...

  • News Call of Duty Still Gunning for Vita

    Not sure which "version" yet

    It’s been a long time since we got any kind of update about Call of Duty on Vita. Despite the title being announced alongside Sony’s new handheld, Activision’s said very little about the potential blockbuster. But in an off-the-cuff Twitter remark overnight, social media manager Dan Amrich hinted at the title’s...

  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Confirmed, Out 13th November

    Surprise!

    Activision's just confirmed Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for PS3 will hit worldwide on 13th November. The date accompanied a reveal trailer — published perhaps a little prematurely — that we'll bring to you as soon as it's up. It's so far only announced for PS3 but we know Call of Duty Vita is still on the way. Are you keen to take up...

  • Rumour Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Screenshots Leak

    Attack of the drones

    A couple of screenshots from the heavily rumoured Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 have leaked online. The assets appear to confirm a near future setting for the hotly anticipated sequel. The images — which first appeared on a Japanese website — focus on gun-toting aerial recon units, which also featured in leaked art assets posted...

April2012

  • Rumour Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Releases 13th November

    Plug the holes

    It's not particularly surprising to learn that Activision is readying a direct sequel to 2010's pretty good Call of Duty: Black Ops. The title has been heavily rumoured for months now, but was finally confirmed overnight via a sneaky photograph of a Target pre-order token posted on IGN. The card clearly shows the game’s logo, in...

  • News New Call of Duty to Debut Next Week

    Back ops

    It’s time to plot your pursuit of prestige all over again, as Activision readies the announcement of another Call of Duty title. As previously speculated, all will be revealed on 1st May. A countdown on CallofDuty.com notes that the title will be showcased during the basketball playoffs on US cable channel TNT. Seems like an appropriate...

  • News Activision Deploys "Content Collection #1" for MW3

    Patience is a virtue

    PlayStation 3 players without Call of Duty: Elite subscriptions can finally indulge in the first DLC drop for Modern Warfare 3. The drearily dubbed “Content Collection #1” is available now from the PlayStation Store for an eye-watering $14.99. To its credit the content does collate six new multiplayer maps and a pair of Spec...

  • News Grimlock Takes Centre Stage in New Fall of Cybertron Footage

    "Me Grimlock no bozo. Me king!"

    Grimlock might not be known for his brainpower, but the Dinobot commander is well regarded for his strength in battle – a trait which the upcoming Transformers: Fall of Cybertron appears to capture quite well. This brand new trailer shows off the dim-witted warrior in action, demonstrating his range of melee attacks...

  • News James Bond Returns in 007 Legends This Fall

    Shaken, not stirred

    As James Bond’s 50th anniversary nears, Activision has announced plans to celebrate the suave spy’s illustrious history with 007 Legends this Fall. The title — which is in development at GoldenEye 007: Reloaded studio Eurocom — aims to pull together missions from six classic Bond movies and fuse them into an “original...

  • News Tony Hawk Pitched HD Remake Years Ago

    Savvy skateboarder

    Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk pitched the idea of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD years ago, but publisher Activision turned the concept down. In an interview with IGN, the trickster revealed that the publisher felt it “wasn’t the right time” for an HD remake. It’s obviously changed its tune a lot since, with the classic...

  • News Call of Duty Sales Run into Resistance

    Series on a slippery slope

    Call of Duty isn't quite the infallible mega franchise it’s made out to be. Don’t worry, the series is still selling a ridiculous number of copies with each new iteration – but it appears its success has peaked. That’s according to analyst firm Macquire Equities, who believe that sales for the most recent outing...

  • Rumour Latest Call of Duty to Step Out of the Shadows in April

    Black Ops 2 in the works

    It’s about time major publishers learned: video game sleuths are really good at what they do. The latest accidental reveal comes courtesy of a group of Call of Duty fans, who decided it was time Activision told us a little something about 2012’s inevitable entry in the massively popular series. They found the image...

March2012

  • News High Moon Studios Talk About Transforming Fall of Cybertron

    Impressive... For primitive technology

    Transformers fans are a tough bunch to please, but we doubt anyone could be disappointed with Transformers: Fall of Cybertron’s latest footage. The anticipated sequel is looking prettier than Arcee stripped down to her core components, and that’s evidenced once again by this brand new behind-the-scenes...

  • News Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Rolls Out in August

    One shall stand, one shall fall

    Shape-shifting vehicles and dim-witted robotic dinosaurs return to PlayStation 3 in August with the release of Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. The High Moon Studios developed sequel is due out on 28th August in North America and 31st August in Europe. Check out the trailer below for a hearty helping of dubstep and...

  • News Call of Duty Creative Strategist Robert Bowling Exits Activision

    Four zero two

    Robert Bowling has announced that he has resigned from his current position as creative strategist of Call of Duty. The hype-man – who has become the face of the biggest gaming brand in the world over the past few years – announced his departure on Twitter overnight. He said: Today, I resign from my position as Creative Strategist...

  • News New Battleship Trailer Goes Behind the Scenes

    Two games in one

    If you thought making a movie based on a board game was weird, then spend a moment to consider the thoughts of those responsible for the video game tie-in. To their credit, the employees of Double Helix Games come across as genuinely passionate in this behind the scenes video for Battleship. And, to be fair, the game’s concept...

  • News Move Support Confirmed for The Amazing Spider-Man

    Moving through Manhattan

    Activision’s upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man movie tie-in will feature full PlayStation Move compatibility, developer Beenox has confirmed. Our friends over at iWaggle3D got suspicious when a boxart for the game uploaded to Amazon included a “PlayStation Move Compatible” bubble. This prompted Jonathon Grendon, PR...

  • News Activision Dates New Modern Warfare 3 Content for PS3

    Paving the path to prestige

    There are physics degrees that are easier to understand than Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’s DLC release schedule. Activision’s somehow managed to lock the DLC behind so many exclusivity windows that we’ve given up trying to understand it all. First there’s the XBOX 360 window, then there’s the Call of Duty...

  • News Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Heads Back to School

    Nothing to do with that Deftones song

    Activision’s released a handful of new screenshots for the upcoming Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD. The shots show a number of favourite levels from the original PlayStation Tony Hawk titles, including our personal favourite, the School. We’ve been craving some old-school Tony Hawk action for years, so we...

  • News Stan Lee to Feature in The Amazing Spider-Man

    Playable pensioner

    89-year-old comic book god Stan Lee is to cameo as a playable character in Beenox’s upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man movie tie-in. The Spider-Man creator confirmed the news himself during an awkward interview with Addict of Fiction at the London Super Comic Convention. Exactly how Lee will be integrated remains to be seen, but...

  • News Retailer Outs Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for November Release

    Drip drop

    Spanish retailer Fnac has attached a November release date to Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 – despite it not being formally announced by publisher Activision yet. This is the second European retailer to acknowledge the game, with Amazon’s French division causing a similar furore earlier in the year. Activision still hasn't commented on the...

February2012

  • News Call of Duty Gunning for PlayStation Vita This Year

    Game changer

    Love it or hate it, Call of Duty is the biggest gaming brand in the world right now. So naturally all eyes are on Activision’s already announced entry in the FPS blockbuster series for PS Vita. But when can we expect to get our hands on the title? “In the autumn,” according to Sony’s senior vice president of brand marketing, Guy...

  • Rumour Black Ops 2 Listing Uncovered on Amazon

    State the obvious

    In a move that will almost certainly surprise no one, a listing for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has supposedly been spotted on Amazon France. Local website, GameBlog.fr, captured a screenshot of the listing before it was swiftly removed, a development which has prompted something of a fallout between the site and Activision’s...

  • News Fresh Amazing Spider-Man Footage Swings Online

    Web slinger

    Spider-Man 2 is by far one of our favourite PlayStation 2 games. The open-world action title was phenomenally well polished compared to the production values of most other movie tie-ins, and so we’re hoping that Activision and Beenox’s upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man reboot can match up to the quality of its licensed predecessor. It...

  • News Get a Glimpse of Modern Warfare 3's Overwatch Map

    Taking it to the rooftop

    Skip past this trailer’s lousy attempt at humour and you’ll be rewarded with a first look at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’s latest DLC map. Dubbed Overwatch, the stage takes place in a construction site atop a New York skyscraper – which even the cynics have to admit sounds pretty neat. We’d love to give you a...

  • News Battleship Trailer Teases Game of Movie of... Game?

    We must go deeper

    On the back of yesterday’s announcement, Activision’s offered a sneak peek at Double Helix’s upcoming Battleship movie tie-in. The game – which is based on the movie of the, erm, board game – promises to combine fist-pumping first-person action with traditional seek-and-find gameplay. This whole thing strikes us as...

  • News Activision Announces Battleship Movie Tie-in

    You sunk my Battleship

    It’s news to us, but apparently Milton Bradley’s classic guessing game, Battleship, is to be transformed into a blockbuster movie. Weird, right? Unsurprisingly, Activision has a video game tie-in planned. Silent Hill: Homecoming developer, Double Helix, has been dumped on development duties, and is promising to combine aspects of the board game with first-person shooter..

  • News Skylanders Giants Features Giant Skylanders

    Pure and simple

    After the enormous success of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure last year, it's no surprise Activision is preparing more outings. The publisher just revealed Skylanders Giants today, and while it's compatible with all the toys from its predecessor it has a few tricks up its sleeve. For starters, the toys aren't just giant in name only:...

  • News First Modern Warfare 3 Maps Hit PS3 This Month

    Bang for your buck

    Microsoft’s irritating exclusivity period is over, and Activision’s taken to the PlayStation Blog to confirm that Call Of Duty: Elite subscribers will get their first taste of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 DLC before the month is out. As previously announced, the DLC will bundle two multiplayer maps named Liberation and...

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