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  1. 'Quantum of Solace' Game Debuts In Japan

    This past Thursday saw the release of Activision’s debut James Bond video game, Quantum of Solace, in Japan.

    Published by Square Enix, Quantum of Solace is available on the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Playstation 2 platforms. The 007 title can currently be ordered online from Amazon.co.jp:

    The original press release follows:

    SQUARE ENIX to Publish Activision Blizzard’s
    James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace for Japanese Market in March 2009

    'Quantum of Solace'

    Quantum of Solace

    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 007: 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
    • Suggested 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 (video game) Official Website

    Gameplay

    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)

    Quantum of Solace © 2008 Danjaq, LLC, United Artists Corporation, Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. 007 Gun Logo and related James Bond Trademarks © 1962-2008 Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation. Quantum of Solace, 007 and related James Bond Trademarks are trademarks of Danjaq, LLC. All Rights Reserved. “PlayStation” is registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Xbox and Xbox 360 are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in Japan and/or other countries. Wii and WiiWare are trademarks of Nintendo. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    Keep your eyes on the CommanderBond.net main page for the most up-to-date coverage of Activision’s Quantum of Solace.

    Devin Zydel @ 2009-03-28
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