Activision is set to kick-off this year’s E3 with a blockbuster lineup, Starting 10th June, at the LA Convention Center, the company will debut a new era for the Call of Duty franchise with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, while showcasing the newest innovative title from the popular Skylanders brand with Skylanders Trap Team, and the highly-anticipated Destiny. Both Skylanders and Destiny will be playable on the show floor.
“This year’s E3 has been years in the making for us,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. “Each game we are showcasing is the result of our commitment to quality and innovation: our first 3-year development and our first new lead developer on the Call of Duty franchise in a decade with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Our biggest innovation since we invented the Toys-to-Life category with Skylanders Trap Team. And the result of over four years of passion, partnership and investment to bring Bungie’s vision for Destiny to life. I think this is the best slate in Activision’s history and I can’t wait for gamers to get a closer look.”
Activision’s E3 Slate Includes:
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Developed by Sledgehammer Games, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare delivers gamers an immersive and compelling narrative, jaw-dropping visuals and, for the first time in Call of Duty, exoskeleton gameplay that will redefine how people play the game. Players become the advanced soldier enabled with the power of the exoskeleton, an advanced arsenal of never-before-seen weaponry, new abilities and new gameplay mechanics. The first Call of Duty to benefit from a three-year development cycle, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is built specifically for the next generation consoles. The game takes place in a future setting that immerses players into an emotional journey with a new cast of characters poised to set a new bar for the franchise. The title is scheduled for release on 4th November 4 for Xbox One, the Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3.
From Bungie, the creators of Halo, and Activision, the next evolution in interactive entertainment and an epic adventure unlike anything players have experienced. Destiny delivers a new way to play first-person action games in a story-driven universe, with a saga that unfolds through grand tales and epic adventures that immerse players in a bold new world filled with cooperative, competitive, public, and social activities, all seamlessly connected. In Destiny, fans become Guardians of the last city on Earth, able to wield incredible power and explore the ancient ruins of our solar system from the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus. Gamers must battle humanity’s enemies and reclaim all that was lost during the collapse of mankind’s Golden Age. The game will be available on 9th September for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Skylanders Trap Team
Developer Toys for Bob, creators of the Toys-to-Life return with another exciting innovation with Skylanders Trap Team. The newest installment to the Skylanders franchise will reverse the magic of bringing toys-to-life, letting kids take characters out of the digital world and bring them into the physical world. In Skylanders Trap Team, Portal Masters seek out and defeat the most wanted villains in all of Skylands, pulling them out of the game and into living rooms by capturing them in Traps. Players can then send villains back into the game where they play as them to fight for good. Skylanders Trap Team will include the Traptanium Portal™, a new ring of magical energy that enables kids to not only bring their Skylanders to life, but also capture villains using the new Traps. Skylanders Trap Team introduces new heroes known as Trap Masters and will be available on 5th October in North America and 10th October for the UK for Xbox One and Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Nintendo’s Wii and Wii U. A completely unique adventure will be available on the Nintendo 3DS