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Posted on Nov 10, 2006 in Games PR

Civil War Ships to Stores


MINNEAPOLIS, Nov 10, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Get ready to experience the intensity and chaos of the war that divided a nation in THE HISTORY CHANNEL(R) Civil War from Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATVI). Gamers can relive history through the eyes of a Confederate or Union soldier and experience such famous battles as Gettysburg, Bull Run and Antietam. THE HISTORY CHANNEL Civil War has been rated "T" (Teen) by the ESRB and is currently available for the Xbox(R) 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for $49.99, the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system for a suggested retail price of $39.99 and the PC for $29.99.

"THE HISTORY CHANNEL Civil War gives gamers the chance to experience the defining moment in our nation’s history," said David Oxford, Activision Publishing, Inc. "We utilized reference materials from THE HISTORY CHANNEL like topographical maps and photographs, and did extensive research on combat methods, weaponry and more to ensure that players would have a unique and authentic Civil War experience."
"THE HISTORY CHANNEL is always looking for ways to make history experiential for our viewers, and gaming is a fantastic way to do that," said Carrie Trimmer, Director of Licensing, A&E Television Networks. "Activision has taken great care in recreating the wartime conditions that both Confederate and Union soldiers faced, and I think the game will deliver the type of authentic experience viewers expect from THE HISTORY CHANNEL brand."


THE HISTORY CHANNEL Civil War casts players in the role of a Confederate or Union soldier battling through 12 of the most famous battles in U.S. history. Each mission is introduced with a documentary video describing the historic moments in a battle, movements of armies, local fights, historical photos and battle statistics. Gamers will experience the intense conflicts of the Civil War in famous locations like Little Round Top and Lookout Mountain to the diverse landscapes of train yards, saw mills and military forts while using bayonets, sabers, the butt of a gun and even their fists to take down the enemy. A wide arsenal of rifles, multiple types of grenades, exploding artillery, revolvers, muskets and more are at the soldier’s disposal to set charges, place explosives, sabotage enemy lines, destroy buildings and more to complete mission objectives.