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Activision to Release “Little League Baseball World Series 2008” Video Game for Wii and Nintendo DS Game Systems

Activision to Release “Little League Baseball World Series 2008” Video Game for Wii and Nintendo DS Game Systems

Little League World Series 08 Game screenshot by Activision

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., and SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Activision, Inc., announced today the upcoming release of “Little League Baseball World Series 2008” for the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS. Players will have the ability to bat, pitch and field using intuitive controls developed exclusively for Nintendo’s platforms, Little League Baseball World Series is the perfect game to play with your friends and family. The game hits shelves Aug. 8, 2008.

“Young baseball fans simply haven’t had a video game made just for them, so our goal is to fill this niche,” Dave Oxford, General Manager for Activision Publishing, said. “Creating this game with the Little League organization has been a pleasure, and we look forward to paying homage to the three million Little League players around the world today.”

Little League Baseball World Series is the first officially licensed Little League video game to hit next-generation consoles. Bat, pitch and field your way from local sandlot slugger to Little League Baseball World Series Champion. Featuring eight U.S. and eight international teams, extraordinarily deep character customization, World Series Mode, and various skill based challenges, Little League Baseball World Series offers an exciting, authentic baseball experience. Motion-sensing controls on the Wii make it accessible for Little League players and parents alike, while the DS version gives players the freedom to get on the diamond anywhere.

“Activision has captured the essence of what makes Little League so wonderful for players and spectators alike,” Jud Rogers, Senior Marketing Executive for Little League Baseball and Softball, said. “We look forward to working with them in the coming months to help polish the game and bring it to Little Leaguers and fans.”

About Activision, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007.
Activision 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 and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at www.activision.com .