SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 5 /TMRZoo.com/ — Activision Publishing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVID) announced today that Little League(R) World Series 2008 is now available for Wii(TM) and Nintendo DS(TM). Developed by NOW Production specifically for Nintendo’s platforms, the game 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,” said Dave Oxford, Activision Publishing. “This is a game that can be enjoyed by the entire family.”
Little League(R) 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, Pennsylvania from August 15-24. The Little League(R) World Series 2008 game will be on hand for players, fans, and press to take a crack at.
Little League(R) World Series 2008 is now available for $49.99 for Wii(TM) and $29.99 for Nintendo DS(TM), and is rated “E” for Everyone.
About Little League International
Little League International is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with nearly 2.7 million participants, led by more than one million adult volunteers, in all 50 states and more than 70 other countries. Founded and headquartered in Williamsport, Pa., Little League’s goal is to bring the sports of baseball and softball to children and their families, instilling the values of teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play. While thousands of Little Leaguers have advanced to become Major League Baseball players, with some attaining induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Little League’s purpose is to create good citizens first.
The use of “Little League,” “Little Leaguer,” “Little League Baseball and Softball,” “Little League World Series,” and “LL” are all registered trademarks protected by act of Congress and should never be used in a general or generic sense to reference any youth baseball or softball program other than that chartered with Little League International based in Williamsport, Pa.
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 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 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.