TONY HAWK’S® PRO SKATER™ 5 IS HERE

The First All-New Pro Skater Game in 13 Years
Heralds the Return of the Over-the-Top Arcade Style of the Series

Features 20-person Online Multiplayer
and the Ability to Create and Share Skateparks

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Sept. 29, 2015 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), has launched Tony Hawk’s® Pro Skater™ 5 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One. It evolves the fast-paced, combo-fueled fun of the Pro Skater formula with inventive cooperative and competitive online gameplay.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 balances an authentic skatepark experience with the franchise’s over-the-top arcade action and style, paying tribute to the classic games with timeless gameplay modes while introducing exciting new ways to play. Players will ollie, grind, kickflip and noseslide with tried-and-true Pro Skater controls through the game’s 100+ missions, stringing together astronomical combos and unlocking new content. With the introduction of 20-person online multiplayer, skaters can drop-in on their friends’ sessions for head-to-head competition or take on cooperative missions.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 seizes upon the social element of skateboarding,” said Tony Hawk. “Skating with your friends online is a blast, and doing it in a skatepark of your own design is even better. The possibilities are limited only by the community’s creativity.”

At launch, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 will include eight brand-new levels, with two additional stages and five bonus skaters coming in future updates — for free! Players can also build their own twisted skateparks from an arsenal of more than 250 ramps, rails, objects, and more, giving fans the tools to fully flex their creative muscles. Once finished, parks can be shared with the community through the cloud, giving skaters a steady supply of player-designed and curated content to enjoy.

Ten of the sport’s top athletes are featured in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5. Players can skate as Tony Hawk, Nyjah Huston, Riley Hawk, Aaron “Jaws” Homoki, Lizzie Armanto, Leticia Bufoni, Chris Cole, David Gonzalez, Andrew Reynolds, and Ishod Wair. Developers Robomodo and Disruptive Games have captured each skater’s distinctive techniques, giving the athletes a unique in-game style that mirrors their real-world swagger.

Longtime fans will also be happy to know that, true to Pro Skater tradition, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 has hidden characters, wacky outfits and a killer soundtrack with hits from Ratatat, Death from Above 1979, Death, The Orwells, Cloud Nothings, and dozens more.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 is now available on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One for $59.99 MSRP. It is rated T (Teen) by the ESRB. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 is expected to launch on Xbox 360 and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on Nov. 10 for $39.99 MSRP. For the latest news and updates, follow along on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyHawkGames and Twitter and Instagram@TonyHawkGames.

About Robomodo

Robomodo is a game development studio specializing in AAA games for all console and mobile platforms. Experienced in creating original IP and innovating on established franchises, Robomodo combines solid game design with distinctive artistic styles to create great products. Please go towww.robomodo.com for more information.

About Disruptive Games

Based in Berkeley, CA, Disruptive Games is an independent studio with a mission to create innovative and exceptional games. Disruptive specializes in connected experiences for all types of games, even genres that have historically been offline. Additional information about Disruptive Games can be found online at www.disruptivegames.net.

About Activision Publishing, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Activision maintains operations throughout the world. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s website,http://www.activision.com or by following @Activision.

©2015 Activision Publishing, Inc.  All rights reserved. “PlayStation” is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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World of Warships Official Launch Date Announced

Get ready for giant naval battles on the high seas on September 17

September 03, 2015 —Wargaming today announced World of Warships will officially launch on September 17. After dominating new ground with World of Tanks, and conquering the skies with World of Warplanes, World of Warships arrives, bringing thrilling naval warfare to players everywhere. The highly anticipated game of strategic naval combat will set sail with four classes of ships, a vast selection of historic vessels and endless strategic approaches to winning the fight for the high seas.

“Based on our Open Beta success with World of Warships, Wargaming is poised to launch our next big game,” stated Fred Menou, Head of Global Publishing, Wargaming. “With 2 million participants and the average player spending 3 hours a day in game we have an armada of sea captains ready to take the helm of the ultimate naval combat game.”

On September 17th, players will have four distinct classes of warships to command, featuring some of history’s most iconic vessels including legendary battleship Yamato and aircraft carrierMidway. Two full Tech Trees from the U.S. and Japan are available at launch, and several vessels from the U.K, Germany, and the U.S.S.R, including Warspite, Tirpitz, and Aurora also enter the fight. In total, there are currently over 80 historical vessels available, with more nations on their way this year.

The wait is over. Set course and take control of colossal vessels in epic World of Warships battles. Action Stations!

For the latest information, visit the official World of Warships website:

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About World of Warships

The highly anticipated World of Warships is the latest free, historical online combat game to be added to the Wargaming’s catalog. Command a massive naval fleet featuring history’s most iconic war vessels, level up important tech modules and prepare to dominate the oceans in World of Warships.

With four classes of ships, myriad upgrades, strategically designed environments the action never ends and every match is a unique experience.

Endless hours of strategy, tactical gameplay and pulse pounding combat await all who take the helm in World of Warships!

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About Wargaming

Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Founded as a privately held company in 1998, Wargaming has shipped more than 15 titles. Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to the mid-20th century warfare that will include the armored World of Tanks, the flight combat World of Warplanes, and the naval World of Warships. The three intertwined titles will form a common gaming universe integrated within the portal www.wargaming.net.

As part of its multiplatform line-up, the company has introduced World of Tanks on Xbox and World of Tanks Blitz on mobile and tablet. Launched in 2014 and 2015, World of Tanks on Xbox introduced epic tank-on-tank battles to console gamers and offers the first cross-platform gaming experience between Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The mobile MMO game World of Tanks Blitz has opened up Wargaming’s trademark team-based military IP to smartphone and tablet users worldwide.

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World of Tanks Update 9.10 Brings Reinforcements for the Japanese Nation

Artwork Japan tank

Tiers 2–10 vehicles bolster Japanese Tech Tree and new Rampage event

September 02, 2015 —Wargaming today announced that update 9.10 for World of Tanks is now live globally, bringing nine new Japanese vehicles and the next exciting stage in the Domination event: Rampage.

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This new branch of Japanese tanks sees Tiers 2 through 10 get some serious backup in a series of heavy-hitting vehicles, featuring medium and heavy tanks. Notable vehicles include the Type 91, a Tier 3, which is the first Japanese heavy tank in the game, with a high damage-per-minute output. Tanks from Tiers 6–9, featuring the Tier 6 O-I, Tier 7 O-Ni, Tier 8 O-Ho, and Tier 9 Type 4 Heavy, boast tough armor and powerful weaponry. Finally, the Type 5 Heavy at Tier 10 has thick armor and a devastating 140 mm gun.

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What makes this new tank line even more special is that Japanese company FineMolds provided World of Tanks with a 3D tank models based on the O-I. The blueprints were assumed destroyed, but by working together, FineMolds and World of Tanks were able to bring these vehicles to life in-game. The models helped designers construct the O-I-Experimental and continue Wargaming’s mission of historical accuracy in their titles. This collaboration continues with a series of World of Tanks plastic models for sale, starting with the Type 1 Chi-He, Type 4 Chi-To, and the Type 5 Chi-Ri medium tanks.

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Update 9.10 also brings Rampage event, containing Steel Hunt and Domination. Players can rent one of the three tanks to engage in the event: the AMX 50 B (D), the Object 140 (D) and the ?110?5 (D), as well as use their vehicles that comply with the rules. In Steel Hunt, players can command Tier 10 vehicles exclusively, with the ability to respawn in their battle to capture flags, earning the most Victory Points. In Domination, players can use their Tier 8–10 vehicles in furious 10 minute battles to destroy enemy tanks and transport captured flags to select zones to score Victory Points.

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Map availability has also been introduced. Now players will be able to battle across more maps as they work up the Tech Tree, unlocking more tiers. A new garage tutorial also makes it easier than ever for players, from veterans to new recruits, to familiarize themselves with game’s basics and discover useful tips. There is also the addition of a smaller game client, which lets players roll out in a more streamlined version of World of Tanks.

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For more information on update 9.10, visit the official World of Tanks website:

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About Wargaming

Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Founded as a privately held company in 1998, Wargaming has shipped more than 15 titles. Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to the mid-20th century warfare that will include the armored World of Tanks, the flight combat World of Warplanes, and the naval World of Warships. The three intertwined titles will form a common gaming universe integrated within the portal http://www.wargaming.net.

As part of its multiplatform line-up, the company has introduced World of Tanks on Xbox and World of Tanks Blitz on mobile and tablet. Launched in 2014 and 2015, World of Tanks on Xbox introduced epic tank-on-tank battles to console gamers and offers the first cross-platform gaming experience between Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The mobile MMO game World of Tanks Blitz has opened up Wargaming’s trademark team-based military IP to smartphone and tablet users worldwide.

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About World of Tanks

World of Tanks is the first and only team-based, massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with other steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes over 300 armored vehicles from United States, Germany, the Soviet Union, France, Great Britain, Japan and China, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.

For more information about World of Tanks and to download the award-winning, free-to-play action MMO, visit:

About FineMolds

From 1987, FineMolds is a plastic model manufacture witch has kept the strong company policy of “Search the primary sources, and work precisely for accurate model”. With its highly accurate WWII tanks and plane models, the company located in Aichi Japan, have spread its products not only in Japan, but throughout the world.

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Explore the Stars in New Master of Orion Dev Diary Video

Past and present developers discuss legacy and inspiration behind re-boot

August 11, 2015 — WG Labs today released the first in a series of Developer Diary videos focusing on their upcoming game Master of Orion, a modern re-boot of one of the most influential and critically acclaimed strategy games ever made.

In this first video, inspiration takes center stage as developers from the original version of Master of Orion discuss their experiences working on such a revered title.  Come along as developers past and present discuss the unique ideas that went into making Master of Orion a memorable gaming experience and one of the most enduring and in-depth strategy games ever released.

Bringing a classic title to a new generation of gamers takes careful thought and planning. The WG Labs team walks viewers through the process of updating the game, from its core gameplay mechanics, visual style and presentation, in-game lore, orchestral score and more.

For more information on Master of Orion, please visit:

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About Master of Orion

Master of Orion is a modern rebirth of the critically acclaimed sci-fi strategy game. The forerunner of the influential “4X” style, Master of Orion builds on the iconic explore, expand, exploit and exterminate gameplay that the original game pioneered. This reimagined title stays true to its legacy, delivering on the promise of deep strategy, hard fought battles, diplomacy, and exploration—all with a healthy dash of humor.

Players can expect a fresh set of unique races, each offering different styles of play, 20 galaxies to discover, over 70 types of technologies with hundreds of upgrades, and dozens of ships waiting to tested.

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About WG Labs

WG Labs is an organizational unit within Wargaming that acts as a breeding ground for new ideas and solutions. We believe that people and companies with great ideas should be given an opportunity to shine and those with talent should be nurtured.

WG Labs is aimed at testing and implementing innovative projects created within Wargaming or shared with us. It will generate, evaluate, and launch in-house products that go beyond the company’s paradigm, as well as support external development teams in game’s creation and publishing.

Here we experiment with new game mechanics, platforms, services, business models, and create new products at the company’s studios in cooperation with 3rd party developers.

Wargaming will work with internal and 3rd party studios worldwide, publishing games across a number of platforms. We believe that good ideas become great when working together and are open for collaboration.

To learn more about WG Labs and also submit your project, please visit:

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THE DEBUT CHAPTER OF KING’S QUEST™ FROM SIERRA™ IS NOW AVAILABLE

King’s Quest™: A Knight to Remember begins the new adventures contained within the five-chapter release

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. – July 28, 2015 – Today Sierra™, part of Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), released the first chapter in its new reimagining of one of adventure gaming’s most treasured franchises, King’s Quest™. Titled King’s Quest: A Knight to Remember, this debut chapter is now available as a digital download in North America for $9.99 on Windows PC via Steam. It will be available later today for the same price on the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems through the PlayStation®Store, as well as for Xbox One and Xbox 360 on the Xbox Games Store. It is rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and Up) by the ESRB.

Players may also purchase King’s Quest: The Complete Collection, a bundle containing all five chapters of the new King’s Quest along with an exclusive bonus playable story epilogue*, for $39.99 on the PlayStation®Store, Xbox Games Store and Steam. Alternately, those who buy King’s Quest: A Knight to Remember individually at launch can choose to purchase the King’s Quest Season Pass, securing their access to the remaining four chapters of the game once available, but not the bonus epilogue, for $29.99.

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Developed by The Odd Gentlemen, an independent studio with a talent for crafting fantastical tales, characters and worlds, the new King’s Quest rekindles the classic charm and curiosity that has captivated fans of this family-friendly series for over 30 years. As an aging King Graham looks back on a life of heroic adventure with his precocious granddaughter, Gwendolyn, players will be able to experience firsthand the unforgettable puzzles, places and personalities of his greatest untold stories. The first passage in a five-chapter journey, King’s Quest: A Knight to Remember unfolds on Graham’s early days as a bright-eyed teen in Daventry, competing in a contest of wits and valor for a knighthood in King Edward’s royal court.

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“Today is a new beginning, both for those of us who grew up with the King’s Quest games that Roberta Williams and Sierra Entertainment created, as well as for those who are visiting Daventry for the very first time,” said Matt Korba, President and Creative Director of The Odd Gentlemen. “We hope we’ve made something that feels special for everyone as we turn together to a new page in Graham’s legend.”

The second chapter of King’s Quest is expected to arrive later this year. For more news and updates until then, please visit www.sierra.com, and follow Sierra on Facebook and Twitter.

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*Subsequent chapters and epilogue may be downloaded in-game as available upon individual release throughout 2015 and 2016.

About The Odd Gentlemen

The Odd Gentlemen are a small team of gentlefolks based in Los Angeles. Founded in 2008, they create games that are humorous and charming with fantastical worlds, quirky characters, and compelling stories that highlight creative and innovative gameplay. Striving to create experiences that all ages can enjoy, they want to bring classic charm and wonder back into games. For more information or updates about The Odd Gentlemen, visit www.theoddgentlemen.com or follow them on Twitter.

About Sierra

Developer-led and player-focused, Sierra publishes highly curated titles that embody best-in-class efforts from indie developers. From providing development funding and deep first-party relations to marketing and retail distribution, Sierra caters to the individual needs of each indie studio. Sierra will primarily publish on digital distribution platforms including Xbox Live, PlayStation®Network and Steam for PC. For more information, please visit www.sierra.com.

About Activision Publishing, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Activision maintains operations throughout the world. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s website, http://www.activision.com or by following @Activision.

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 King’s Quest, 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.

©2015 Activision Publishing, Inc.  SIERRA, SIERRA with mountain design and KING’S QUEST are trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. All rights Reserved. “PlayStation” and “PS3” are registered trademarks. “PS4” and “PSN” are trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Celebrate the Lunar Landing with Out of This World Tank Combat

World of Tanks on console returns to the Moon
July 17, 2015 — Wargaming today announced that in celebration of the anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing, the wildly popular “Lunar Mode” has returned to World of Tanks on Xbox 360 for a limited time.
While more than 40 years ago man first set foot on the Moon in a bid for adventure and discovery, today marks a return to the lunar surface for the singular goal of combat. Starting July 17 and running through July 20, players who log into the game will receive the exclusive M24 Lunar, a Tier 9 medium tank built exclusively for combat in space. Equipped with a high-tech blaster, this tank is capable of distributing punishment of the laser variety, perfect for eliminating the opposition on unforgiving lunar terrain.
Players who choose to battle in the M24 Lunar will be transported to a lunar landscape complete with gravity one-sixth of that on Earth, providing ample opportunity for both out-of-this-world combat and huge tanks getting massive air. With Earth in the distance, players will need to battle hard to take back the Moon!
For more information about World of Tanks on console as well as details on special-in game promotions around the special Lunar Mode event, visit:
http://www.worldoftanks.com/xbox

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About Wargaming
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Founded as a privately held company in 1998, Wargaming has shipped more than 15 titles. Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to the mid-20th century warfare that will include the armored World of Tanks, the flight combat World of Warplanes, and the naval World of Warships. The three intertwined titles will form a common gaming universe integrated within the portal http://www.wargaming.net.
Official website:
http://www.wargaming.com

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World of Tanks on Xbox One Beta Live July 11 and 12

Free Exclusive Tank and 2X XP Bonus for Participants
July 9, 2015 — Wargaming today announced the free-to-play multiplayer game World of Tanks will hold a special two day Beta event running on July 11 and 12, with players able to download the beta build beginning July 10.
All players taking part in the two day Beta event will receive special bonuses, including the Premium American Tier 3 M22 Locust light tank for logging into the game. Those players who already own the tank will receive, instead, 180,000 in silver, as well as one garage slot. Wargaming will also be giving players extra experience during the Beta testing period. Between the hours of 11:00 to 14:00 PST on July 11–12, all players who login and play will receive a 2x XP bonus on all battles and a 2x Battle Operation to be used later.
Finally, all players who download the game prior to its July 28 release date will receive at launch a free Premium light tank, the American tier II T1E6-X1, emblazoned with an exclusive World of Tanks shield emblem, as well as an exclusive camouflage.
World of Tanks on Xbox One features hundreds of tanks painstakingly recreated in stunning and realistic detail, presented in pristine high-definition, pushing the technical capabilities of Xbox One to their limit. The title will also feature a number of firsts, including cross-platform gameplay-bridging battles between Xbox 360 and Xbox One players, shared progress and content between the two platforms through a single Xbox Live account, an all-new “Proving Grounds” Player versus Environment (PvE) mode, full social and streaming support offered by the Xbox One platform, and much more!
World of Tanks on Xbox One will be available as a free download for all Xbox Live Gold members*, and can also be experienced through a free seven-day trial for all other Xbox Live account holders.
For more information about World of Tanks on Xbox One and Xbox 360, including the Xbox One Beta Weekend, visit:
http://www.WorldofTanks.com/Xbox

*Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately) required. Additional in-game content available and sold separately.
About Wargaming
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Founded as a privately held company in 1998, Wargaming has shipped more than 15 titles. Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to the mid-20th century warfare that will include the armored World of Tanks, the flight combat World of Warplanes, and the naval World of Warships. The three intertwined titles will form a common gaming universe integrated within the portal http://www.wargaming.net.
Official website:
http://www.wargaming.com.

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