Second Bond game added to Acti lineup

Quantum of Solace follow-up appears on publisher's 2009 slate; Prototype release narrowed to midyear.

The biggest publisher in the world is only getting bigger. Activision Publishing laid out its 2009 slate of game releases at a presentation for analysts yesterday, touting a lineup of 70 different SKUs in 15 different properties. (The same game appearing on three different platforms would be counted by retailers as three stock-keeping units, or SKUs.)

While most of the lineup was previously announced, there was one new title slipped into the mix. Specifically, Activison Publishing president and CEO Mike Griffith confirmed that James Bond would be returning to the gaming world in a follow-up to this year's Quantum of Solace.

While the Bond game won't have a new movie appearing alongside it, Activision is keeping up with a few other box-office blockbusters for 2009. Games like Transformers, Wolverine, Ice Age, and Monsters vs. Aliens will all be using new feature films for their source material.

Highlighting the rest of the announced lineup were a trio of new intellectual properties. Activision Publishing will premiere Bizarre Creations' "racing category killer" during the year, while Radical Entertainment's Prototype will finally make it to production and release toward the middle of the year. Rounding out the original IP will be Raven Software's sci-fi first-person shooter Singularity, which Griffith said had the "strongest concept appeal we've ever seen."

Regardless of how those titles do, Activision will still rely heavily on its established franchises. Griffith said the publisher's top six franchises alone account for more than $8 billion in annual revenues. The 2009 slate of familiar faces will feature Call of Duty, multiple Guitar Hero releases, a revamped Tony Hawk game, Wolfenstein, and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2.

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45 comments
jets78
jets78

evry body dont forget bio shock is hitting ps3 next month and it looks even better on the ps3 i might have to try it out.

jets78
jets78

to estavakia mercs 2, tfu, and unreal tournament is already out what u waiting for

jets78
jets78

i hope this game is exclusive to ps3.

sparkzofire
sparkzofire

I NEED PROTOTYPE SO BAD IT LOOKS AMAZING AS IT IS!!! GIVE IT TO US NOW

Estovakia
Estovakia

I can't wait for Prototype... Or Saints Row 2, Or Mercenaries 2, Or Tom Clancy's Endwar, Or Mirrors Edge, Ot Far Cry 2, Or Starwars The Force Unleashed, Or Unreal Tournament 3, Or Godfather 2! I Have a Long list, and i want them all equally badly...

acdrummer
acdrummer

PROTOTYPE BETTER HURRY UP!!!! i CAN'T WAIT FOR THAT GAME!

Leo_Colt
Leo_Colt

A second Bond game? We haven't even seen the first one so we know whether they can actually make a decent Bond game yet!

Leo_Colt
Leo_Colt

A second Bond game? We haven't even seen the first one so we know whether they can actually make a decent Bond game yet!

W00kie_Smuggler
W00kie_Smuggler

First prototype was coming out near the end of this year, then it was delayed until early next year, and now we find it's gonna come out more like mid year. I really want prototype but I'm getting skeptical that it may never come out.

MatzeEdend
MatzeEdend

Well I hope these Bond games are better than that lousy "Nightfire" Bond game... What we want is another Goldeneye, but chances are slim that we'll get it.

TVR_Fan
TVR_Fan

I cannot wait to see how the next Bizarre Creations racing game turns out. :D

Meko_Gear_Solid
Meko_Gear_Solid

please bond be great like you deserve to be... im not sure if i trust treyarch though even if they got cod4's engine... cod3 and spidey 3 where a big disapointment...

makemeweak
makemeweak

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pidow
pidow

I'm looking for Call Of Duty.

bgriffithsps3
bgriffithsps3

Good luck with that. After the dire lego star wars games we need less old franchises squashed together.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

I want a Bond game that spans the entire series; from Dr. No right through to Quantum of Solace. Just key points in each film. It should also contain a huge amount of unlockables e.g. character bios, costumes, playable characters, etc. Playing as Oddjob and flinging his razor hat through a ton of Blofeld's cronies would be ace! Also you could unlock minigames of the casino games he plays. I just really want the ultimate Bond game and no developer has delivered to this day! (Goldeneye 007 is the best so far but I want more)

DarkLordPJ
DarkLordPJ

@macabre190788 cod 5 comes nov they are talking about cod 6 for 2009 nothing has been pushed back

macabre190788
macabre190788

Bond games are awesome. I am so glad I got a 360, so I can play shooters properly. And is Call of Duty pushed back to 2009? I pre-ordered it yesterday and it said it would be out this November. Oh well, lots of other great games to get first.

friedweasel
friedweasel

I heard the next COD was gonna be a sci-fi. Has anyone heard this.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Sweet I always loved the bond games

Kh1ndjal
Kh1ndjal

i want a good tony hawk game for the pc wishful thinking, really

Skull-Fire
Skull-Fire

Another Tony Hawk game? They should have stopped after the first Underground...

OmegaGear
OmegaGear

Multiple Guitar Hero games? That already gives me the impression Activision has no intention of supporting World Tour all that much...

Henninger
Henninger

Lookin 4ward 2 Call of Duty, Wolfenstein, & Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2. Can't wait till Marvel UA2 comes out!

barrenkillakan
barrenkillakan

ive been waiting for this game for 2 years and it still hasnt come out :(

Shadow_Fire41
Shadow_Fire41

come the hell on, quit moving the god damn game back so much.

jazilla
jazilla

lol on the new GH as well. They put like 15 of the same songs in those as previous editions and charge regular pice. It's becoming as watered down as the Tony Hawk games. I guess money>art though for them.

uberjannie
uberjannie

CoD, Marvel UA 2 og wolfenstein =o) NICE!

jakob_187
jakob_187

I think a lot of people are neglecting to notice two things: 1. Bond games have been made by EA, a company who lacks experience in first-person shooters like crazy until recently, as well as mostly in third-person shooters. Their focus was always in sports and the rest was just whatever they could do. 2. QoS is being made by Treyarch, who handled Call of Duty 3...which wasn't a totally horrific shooter...as well as the new World at War...so they could very easily turn this into a worthwhile franchise for Acti-Blizz. The game looks like it plays a switch-off between first-person, third-person-over-the-shoulder, and straight third-person. I think it'll be an interesting game to check out. For those that want to compare it to GoldenEye...that game was miserably bad. Back then, sure, it was a saint...because it had 4-player split-screen. Nowadays, that game is horrific and a joke. Doesn't stand the test of time.

Lukemaneiro
Lukemaneiro

PC is missing a lot of great 3rd person shooters to consoles. I hope more 3rd person games come to our platform soon.

Dmg051793
Dmg051793

"Multiple Guitar Hero realeases." DAMNIT!

Tremblay343
Tremblay343

So if they're not tied to a movie plot-line, it might be nice to see what they can do with more freedom. I think QoS is 3rd person, and if that doesn't work out, will the next one be 1st person?

Richmaester6907
Richmaester6907

Isnt GH being milked enough why not more DLC that way they have to put less effort into production and more into improved a games set list hehe

MonkeyWrench127
MonkeyWrench127

Prototype yay:D More guitar heroes though... I think they're beginning to milk it too much. One guitar hero a year would be fine...

Zaatin
Zaatin

Ive been interested in Prototype for awhile, like Viral-venom13 said I hope it stands up to the hype its going to get :).

yodathewise
yodathewise

I'm looking forward to Prototype. I was hoping for an earlier release, though =( Oh well, all the more time to make it better.

aim49
aim49

well this game is not really niceif a game simillar to everything or nothing is coming then I will be excied

thenewau25
thenewau25

right why the add game just to add wait ti ll they sell first!

Viral-venom13
Viral-venom13

I am awaiting Protype, i just hope the completed product measures up to all the hype at the time it releases!!

werc96
werc96

Uhh, Another bond game? Will have to wait and see...So many dissapointments after goldeneye that the bond license has been wasted on. But....Heres hoping for a good 3rd person game.