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Activision en Hasbro brengen Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark op zowel next gen en current gen consoles uit

ACTIVISION EN HASBRO BRENGEN TRANSFORMERS™: RISE OF THE DARK SPARK™

OP ZOWEL NEXT GEN EN CURRENT GEN CONSOLES UIT

Schiphol-Rijk – 17 februari 2014 – Activision Publishing, Inc. en Hasbro, Inc. kondigden vandaag aan dat in aanvulling op de film TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, die in juni uitkomt, de game TRANSFORMERS™: RISE OF THE DARK SPARK™ zal verschijnen. De third-person actiegame gaat verder waar de film ophoudt door de wereld die regisseur Michael Bay heeft geschapen te verbinden met die van de onverminderd populaire Cybertron. Strijdend om het veilig stellen van de Dark Spark kunnen spelers kiezen uit meer dan 40 playable personages uit de twee verschillende werelden. TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE DARK SPARK komt uit op Xbox One, PlayStation®4, Xbox 360, PlayStation®3, Nintendo’s Wii U™, Nintendo 3DS™ handheld en Windows PC.

TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE DARK SPARK vormt een brug tussen de planeten Cybertron en Aarde,” zegt Mark Blecher, SVP Digital Gaming & Corporate Development van Hasbro, Inc. “De onverminderd populaire TRANSFORMERS franchise bestaat in 2014 30 jaar en de game voegt absoluut iets extra’s toe aan het verhaal van TRANSFORMERS. Ik ben er zeker van dat fans het geweldig zullen vinden.”

TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE DARK SPARK is zowel de follow-up van de TRANSFORMERS film als van Activision’s TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON en TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON. In de game spring je van de ene wereld naar de andere en zo ontvouwt zich het verhaal van de jacht op een oude relikwie met eenzelfde kracht als de Matrix of Leadership: de Dark Spark. Gedurende de gehele single-player game kunnen spelers switchen tussen de helden van de nobele AUTOBOTS en hun tegenhangers, de doortrapte DECEPTICONS. Gameplay bestaat, net zoals dat het geval was bij de hoog aangeschreven CYBERTRON-serie van High Moon Studios’, uit een combinatie van fast-paced running-and-gunning combat, vol korte en wendbare actie, in combinatie met grootschalige conflicten op open slagvelden, die compleet met tal van voertuigen worden uitgevochten.

Spelers zien ook de return van de populaire multiplayer mode Escalation, goed voor online gameplay in survival-style voor maximaal vier spelers. Escalation biedt naast nieuwe afweersystemen die je kunt upgraden, uit het verleden herkenbare tegenstanders plús een uitgebreid aanbod aan playable personages uit heden en verleden. Dankzij een nieuwe leveling systeem worden single-player en multiplayer gecombineerd in een karakter-ontwikkelingstraject. Al spelend kun je interessante rewards en tactische voordelen in de wacht slepen, zoals nieuwe personages, sterkere wapens, speciale vaardigheden en andere extra’s – deze kun je in het hele spel gebruiken.

TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE DARK SPARK heeft momenteel de rating “RP” (Rating Pending) van de ESRB. De meest recente informatie over de game is te vinden op www.transformersgame.com.

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About Hasbro, Inc.

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company dedicated to fulfilling the fundamental need for play for children and families through the creative expression of the Company’s world class brand portfolio, including TRANSFORMERS, MONOPOLY, PLAY-DOH, MY LITTLE PONY, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF and LITTLEST PET SHOP.

From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative play and entertainment experiences, in a variety of forms and formats, anytime and anywhere. The Company’s Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for more than 180 markets around the world, and for the U.S. on Hub Network, part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK).

Through the Company’s deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the "World’s Most Ethical Companies" and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s "100 Best Corporate Citizens." Learn more at www.hasbro.com. © 2014 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s website, www.activision.com.

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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 release date 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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