Tokyo, Japan, (Feb. 2, 2009) – Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix) today announced that Square Enix has signed with Activision Blizzard Pty Limited (Activision Blizzard), an Australian subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. to publish Activision Blizzard’s James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace™ video game in Japan, and that it will be released for PLAYSTATION®3, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360® and Wii™ on March 26, 2009.
In the increasingly consolidating video game industry, Square Enix has been implementing strategic initiatives to expand its product lineup and strengthen its presence as a global game publisher.
James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace is the first Activision Blizzard title Square Enix will be releasing in Japan. It is based on the popular James Bond movie series in which actor Daniel Craig (James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace, James Bond: Casino Royale) plays Bond, an agent working for the British Secret Intelligence Service. In the game, players control Bond as he appears in Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale; completing various objectives including covert operations, sniping, and heated gunfights, while exploring stages based on actual scenes from the films.
For more information about the James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace video game, Activision Blizzard and Square Enix, please see the followings.
About James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace (video game)
|Title :||James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace|
|Platform :||PLAYSTATION 3, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, Wii|
|Genre :||First-person / third-person shooter|
|Release Date :||March 26, 2009|
|Retail Price :||PlayStation 2/Wii : 6,800 yen (w/tax : 7,140 yen)|
|PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 : 7,800 yen (w/tax : 8,190 yen)|
|Player :||1 player|
|Online mode: 1 to 12 (PlayStation 3/Xbox 360), 1 to 4 (Wii)|
|Rating (CERO) :||C（Age 15 or above）|
James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace was developed using a modified version of the game engine used in Call of Duty®4, a game renowned for its high-quality graphics and stellar controls.
To immerse players into the world of James Bond, several types of exciting gameplay have been implemented. In addition to stealth-based action and tense sniping missions, Quantum of Solace also introduces exciting new features such as “cover action,” which allows players to attack enemies from the shadows while staying out of the line of fire; and “takedown,” which makes it easier to neutralize enemies in close quarters.
About Activision Blizzard
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a worldwide pure-play online, PC and console game publisher with leading market positions across every major category of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry. Activision Blizzard maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Romania, Australia, Chile, India, Japan, China, South Korea and the region of Taiwan. (www.activisionblizzard.com)
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