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GAME hosts official midnight launch of Call of Duty®: Ghosts

GAME stores will be on duty at midnight on Monday November 4th2013, in preparation for the 5th November launch of Call of Duty®: Ghosts

GAME STRATFORD – 04 th November 2013 – GAME Stratford will be opening its doors at midnight on Monday 4 th November, ahead of the launch of the highly anticipated Call of Duty: Ghosts on Tuesday 5 th November.

To meet the massive demand, GAME across the country will be opening more than 300 stores at midnight on Monday 4 th November. Call of Duty fans will get the chance to be first in the queue to experience the long awaited next instalment of the biggest entertainment franchise in the world.

Those fortunate enough to make it down to GAME Stratford at Westfield for the midnight launch will also be in with the chance of meeting the legendary Tina Palacios, Senior Community Manager at Infinity Ward and avid COD gamer.

As well as this, customers planning to attend the GAME Stratford midnight launch are encouraged to get down to the store from 6pm to be in with a chance to win ‘money can’t buy’ entry into the Activision launch party happening at Indigo, 02. Customers at the store will be given raffle tickets upon arrival, with four lucky winners being drawn from the queue at 6:30pm, 7:30pm and again at 8:30pm and transported straight to the launch event where they will also be gifted with a copy of Call of Duty: Ghosts GAME Exclusive Free Fall Edition.

The franchise that has defined a generation of gaming is set to raise the bar once again with the all-new Call of Duty®: Ghosts.  Published by Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI),  and developed by Infinity Ward, the studio that created the original Call of Duty and the seminal Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® series, Call of Duty: Ghosts ushers in the next generation of the franchise.  The new title delivers a riveting all-new gameplay experience built on an entirely new story, setting and cast of characters, all powered by a new, next generation Call of Duty engine that redefines the series for the next generation.

As well as reimagining the single-player mode, Call of Duty: Ghosts has upgraded multiplayer mode in the biggest redevelopment since Modern Warfare. Players can now customise their soldier with up to 9,000 combinations and also experience seven new multiplayer modes such as Cranked, Search & Rescue and Blitz.

Charlotte Knight, Category Director at GAME, says: “The excitement around Call of Duty is always huge and the new Call of Duty: Ghosts is no exception. Our midnight launch at GAME will be a great chance for fans of the game to come down and experience the buzz. Our GAME Exclusive Free Fall edition has already been really popular and for those wanting the chance to play multi-player on an exclusive map, the Free Fall edition is for you!”

Call of Duty: Ghosts will be released on Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3, Nintendo® Wii U, PC, and next-generation platforms, from 5th November.  

For the latest information on Call of Duty: Ghosts midnight store launches, visit www.game.co.uk. Call of Duty: Ghosts is also available for pre-order in store and on the GAME website.

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About GAME

GAME Retail Ltd. is the UK’s leading high-street videogames retailer. Formed in April 2012, GAME is committed to delivering for the gaming communities of the UK online, in-store, on mobile and through their app. With a market-leading reward proposition, incredible exclusive content and great deals, GAME is the number one destination for all gaming needs. For more information, please visit www.game.co.uk.  

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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.

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