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'X-Men Legends' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Ships to Retail

by Judy on Sept. 21, 2004 @ 7:35 a.m. PDT

The mutant battle rages on to North American retail shelves with the release of Activision, Inc.'s X-Men Legends. An epic action-RPG featuring a compelling storyline written by former X-Men comic book writers.

The game allows players to pick and customize a team of legendary X-Men from the Marvel Universe to combat evil and protect the fate of mankind from certain doom. Developed by Raven Software, X-Men Legends has already received critical acclaim, earning an "Editors' Choice" award from IGN.com.

"X-Men Legends is the only game that allows players to fully customize and develop their ultimate dream team of 15 of Marvel's most popular X-Men characters," states Kathy Vrabeck, president, Activision Publishing, Inc. "The game's original storyline is full of plot twists and turns that will captivate players and enlist them in the most immersive X-Men quest ever."

X-Men Legends challenges players to master the attributes of their favorite X-Men characters by creating, customizing and controlling teams of four mutants in real time, as they embark on a quest to stop the extinction of mankind. Throughout the action-filled saga players assume the role of up to 15 popular X-Men characters, each with individual mutant powers and fighting skills, including Wolverine, Gambit, Nightcrawler and Storm. Gamers select specific X-Men characters depending on each mission and unlock new playable mutants and super powers as they battle the Brotherhood of Mutants and other Marvel villains in fully interactive and destructible 3-D environments. Along the way, players lead teams of mutants on a variety of challenging missions set in some of the most popular locations from the X-Men comics, including the X- Mansion, New York City and the infamous Weapon X facility.

Gamers can adventure alone or team up with friends to battle in up to a 4- player co-operative mode for dynamic Super Hero action.

X-Men Legends is powered by Vicarious Visions Alchemy middleware game engine.

The title is currently available for the PlayStation2 , Xbox and GameCube for a suggested retail price of $49.99 and carries a "T" ("Teen" - Blood, Violence) rating by the ESRB.

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