Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Alan Cumming and Shawn Ashmore will reprise their X-Men film roles and lend their voices to Marvel’s world famous mutants – Logan/Wolverine, Professor Charles Xavier, Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler and Bobby Drake/Iceman – in Activision Inc.’s X-Men: The Official Game.

The game catapults players into an original storyline that serves as a prelude to Twentieth Century Fox and Marvel Studio’s upcoming film, X-Men: The Last Stand, and allows them to command the distinct powers of Wolverine, Nightcrawler and Iceman as they face off against formidable enemies, battle through massive environments and embark on an epic quest to save mutant-kind.

“Having these actors renew their movie characters in X-Men: The Official Game immerses gamers in the X-Men movie universe,” said Will Kassoy, vice president of global brand management, Activision Publishing. “Players will experience epic battles and uncover the events behind Nightcrawler’s mysterious disappearance and the roles the X-Men and Brotherhood play in the upcoming film.”

Co-written by Zak Penn, one of the film’s screenwriters, and legendary comic book writer Chris Claremont, X-Men: The Official Game enables players to assume the roles of Wolverine, Nightcrawler, and Iceman as they wield and upgrade their signature powers and maneuver through unique environments designed to showcase their Super Hero abilities. Assisted by other Marvel X-Men mutants, players use an advanced control scheme to master and evolve the characters as they unleash Wolverine’s combat rage, experience Nightcrawler’s acrobatics and teleportation powers, and tear through the air on Iceman’s ice slide.

X-Men: The Official Game is being developed by Z-Axis for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox and Xbox 360 video game systems from Microsoft. The Nintendo GameCube version is being developed by Hypnos Entertainment; the Nintendo DS version by Amaze Entertainment; the Game Boy Advance version by Wayforward Technologies and Beenox Studios is developing the PC version.

The PC and console games are rated "T" (Teen - with violence) by the ESRB and the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS titles are rated "E-10+" for (Everyone 10 and older - with fantasy violence). X-Men: The Official Game will debut at retail outlets nationwide on Tuesday, May 16, 2006.

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