SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jun 26, 2008 -- Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today the Fall 2008 release of Dancing with the Stars TM : Get Your Dance On!, the sequel to last year's rhythm-packed Dancing with the Stars TM videogame. They have once again teamed up with Disney-ABC Television Group's ABC Entertainment and BBC Worldwide America to create this all new game for Wii TM and Nintendo DS TM . Players will engage in the battle of the ballroom with more stars, more dances, more intense competition - and more fun!
"'Dancing with the Stars' is an ongoing cultural phenomenon that appeals to people of all ages. It is mainstream entertainment at its best," said Dave Oxford, Activision Publishing. "We feel the game is the perfect opportunity to evolve the idea of 'active family fun'."
Dancing with the Stars TM : Get Your Dance On! features all-new stars such as Mel B, Apolo Anton Ohno, Joey Fatone and Jennie Garth. Players will be able to cha-cha with new professional dancers including Derek Hough, and his sister, two-time "Dancing with the Stars" champion, Julianne Hough.
The Wii TM version improves on the original with refined Wii TM Remote and Nunchuck controls to enact their favorite dances. Other additions include all-new special "flair" moves that will wow the judges. Dancing with the Stars TM : Get Your Dance On! for Nintendo DS TM brings a fresh take on the rhythm game genre, complete with the ability to change outfits and swap partners at the player's whim.
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Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, 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.
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About Dancing with the Stars
Hosted by Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Samantha Harris ("E! Entertainment"), the celebrities will perform choreographed dance routines which will be judged by renowned Ballroom judge Len Goodmanand dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.
"Dancing with the Stars" is the U.S. version of the international BBC smash hit series, "Strictly Come Dancing." This version is produced in America by BBC Worldwide Productions. Conrad Green serves as executive producer and Rob Wade and Matilda Zoltowski are co-executive producers. Alex Rudzinski directs.
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