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Professional Basketball Players DeAndre Jordan, Nick Young and Anthony Bennett Experience the Next-Generation of Gaming at Exclusive Call of Duty®: Ghosts Global Multiplayer Reveal Event

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Professional Basketball Players DeAndre Jordan, Nick Young and Anthony Bennett Experience the Next-Generation of Gaming at Exclusive Call of Duty®: Ghosts Global Multiplayer Reveal Event

23:42 EDT Wednesday, August 14, 2013

LOS ANGELES (Business Wire) -- The next generation of multiplayer gaming is here, and professional basketball players DeAndre Jordan, Nick Young and Anthony Bennett got an early taste of the next generation of Call of Duty®, with Call of Duty®: Ghosts at the game's exclusive, invite-only multiplayer reveal event. Held today at the Event Deck at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles, the pro players were among the first people in the world to go hands-on with Call of Duty: Ghosts , along with nearly 300 gaming media enthusiasts from around the world. In addition to joining the attending media at the event, Jordan, Young and Bennett got to play alongside a handful of U.S. Marines and professional, competitive Call of Duty® players – all experiencing the new features in the next generation of Call of Duty , including game-changing dynamic map events, new tactical player movements, and an arsenal of new multiplayer maps, game modes and much more.

Professional basketball players DeAndre Jordan, Nick Young and Anthony Bennett attend the Call of Du ...

Professional basketball players DeAndre Jordan, Nick Young and Anthony Bennett attend the Call of Duty: Ghosts Global Multiplayer Reveal Event in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo: Business Wire)

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“It's crazy that I'm at this exclusive event," said Anthony Bennett, #1 overall draft pick of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Bennett continued, "Playing the game with the new features and new maps with the Marines has been very cool, and our team won both times so it's been a great opportunity.”

Call of Duty: Ghosts delivers an all-new world, setting and cast of characters, all powered by a new, next-generation engine. For the first time, gamers play as the underdog, fighting as part of a single squad against an enemy that has superior numbers and firepower. The single player experience opens with an unthinkable mass event. Weapons with immense force are released, destroying most of America and reshaping the world as we know it. As your home lies in ruins and everything around you is destroyed, you and your brother come across the remnants of a group shrouded in mystery, known only as the Ghosts. Together you not only must defend what's left, but take the fight to the enemy before they finish the destruction and end our way of life.

Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer delivers an unparalleled online experience, empowering fans with the greatest amount of customization and access to create your soldier, in your world and take wherever you go. Featuring thousands of possible character combinations, game-changing dynamic map events, new tactical player movements; 14 maps and seven new multiplayer modes out of the box, a new Squads mode for up to six-player co-op play, and much, much more, Call of Duty: Ghosts is the complete online experience on both next-gen and current-gen alike.

Published by Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI), Call of Duty: Ghosts will release on Xbox 360 game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PC and Wii U™ on November 5. Call of Duty: Ghosts will also release on the Xbox One, the all-in one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system later this year. Call of Duty: Ghosts is rated M for Mature (Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Strong Language) by the ESRB. For more information, please visit www.callofduty.com/ghosts, www.facebook.com/CODGhosts, or follow on Twitter @InfinityWard. To access the complete Call of Duty: Ghosts Global Multiplayer Reveal Presented by Xbox, visit callofduty.com/ghosts.

About Activision Publishing, Inc.

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

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, mainland China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Activision Publishing's expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including statements about the expected Call of Duty: Ghosts release date of November 5, 2013, are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause Activision Publishing's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include unanticipated product delays and other factors identified in the risk factors sections of Activision Blizzard's most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to Activision Publishing and Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Activision Publishing nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Activision Publishing or Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.

ACTIVISION, CALL OF DUTY and CALL OF DUTY GHOSTS are trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. Microsoft, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners.

Activision Publishing, Inc.
Kyle Walker
Sr. PR Manager
424-744-5677
kyle.walker@activision.com

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