Activision Brings ''Dancing with the Stars'' Video Game to the Wii™
Get Off the Couch and Dance Like Your Favorite Celebs!
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATVI) announced today that they have teamed up with Disney-ABC Television Group’s ABC Entertainment and BBC Worldwide America to create the first ever “Dancing with the Stars” video game for the Wii™ home video game system. The “Dancing with the Stars” video game gives fans of the show and players of rhythm games exactly what they want – hours and hours of active family fun!
The gameplay in “Dancing with the Stars” for Wii is accessible for gamers of all ages and abilities. The Wii Remote™ and the Nunchuk™ is used to physically mimic elegant dance moves while at the same time allowing the player to add his or her own personal flair!
The game, studded with stars like Emmitt Smith and Stacy Keibler, is already quick-stepping into the marketplace with a nationwide promotional push. With this Activision, ABC and BBC Worldwide America partnership, get ready to let your inner dance star shine!
“Dancing with the Stars” for Wii will be available on October 30th, 2007 for $49.99 with a rating of “E 10+” for Ages 10 and up by the ESRB. It will also be available for PlayStation®2 and compatible with the PlayStation®2 Dance Pad on the same date for the price of $39.99. A limited-edition “Dancing with the Stars” dance pad bundled with the PlayStation®2 game will be available on November 13th, 2007 for $49.99.
About Dancing with the Stars
“Dancing with the Stars” airs Mondays at 8:00 p.m., ET and Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m., ET on ABC. Tom Bergeron (“America’s Funniest Home Videos”) hosts alongside special guest host and Season Two champion Drew Lachey, who is graciously filling in for Samantha Harris (“E! Entertainment”) while she is on maternity leave.
“Dancing with the Stars” is the U.S. version of the BBC smash hit series, “Strictly Come Dancing.” This version is produced in America by BBC Worldwide Productions. Conrad Green serves as executive producer and Rob Wade and Matilda Zoltowski are co-executive producers. Alex Rudzinski directs.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007.
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