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Activision Releases Little League World Series 2008 Video Game for Wii and Nintendo DS

Activision Releases Little League World Series 2008 Video Game for Wii and Nintendo DS


Activision, Inc., has announced that Little League World Series 2008 is now available for Wii™ and Nintendo DS™.

The game, developed for Nintendo’s platforms by NOW Production, captures the competitive fun of the most popular organized youth sport in the world.

“This is the first officially licensed Little League game for these platforms and the controls have been masterfully crafted for accessibility,” Dave Oxford, Activision Publishing, said. “This is a game that can be enjoyed by the entire family.”

Little League World Series 2008 features eight U.S. and eight international teams, extraordinarily deep character customization, World Series mode, and a full season mode that will challenge even the biggest Little League fan. In addition, six mini-game “Skill Challenges,” stat tracking, talent power ups, and a range of collectibles, give the title variety and depth.

The game arrives just in time for the real life Little League World Series, which takes place in South Williamsport, Pa., from Aug. 15-24. The Little League World Series 2008 game will be on hand for players, fans, and press to take a crack at.

Little League World Series 2008 is now available for $49.99 for Wii and $29.99 for DS, and is rated “E” for Everyone. A demonstration of the game can be downloaded here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjCRkAMVYJM.

About Now Production Now Production is a premiere videogame developer founded in 1986 and based in Japan. It has developed games for many major publishers, including Namco, Konami and Activision, working on games such as Katamari Damacy and Dance Dance Revolution and Little League World Series 2008. In recent years, Nowpro has started creating original, independent titles and is also involved with developing mobile software and online games.

About Activision, Inc. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

Activision Publishing maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan and South Korea. More information about Activision Publishing and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.

Activision is a registered trademark of Activision Publishing, Inc. Wii and Nintendo DS are trademarks of Nintendo. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners.

For more information on Activision or the Little League World Series 2008 video game, contact Shaun Norton at: 212-213-2452, ext. 226; or shaun@sandboxstrat.com.

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