Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is now available at retail stores

It’s time to gear up for all-out, high-speed action and epic combat, as Activision Publishing, Inc.
announced today that the most anticipated game of the
year, developer Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
2 has begun to unleash a new threat upon the world, putting gamers on
the front lines of an epic, global battle that has advanced onto American soil,
proving that no one is safe from an impending invasion. is now available at retail stores everywhere. Following a
record-setting number of North American midnight openings,

"From day one the goal was to bring our fans around the world the most
riveting and authentic experience we’ve ever created in Modern Warfare
2," said Vince Zampella, CEO of Infinity Ward. "Every design from the
smallest detail was crafted to place gamers in the center of their own epic,
action movie — with the suspense, excitement and adrenaline as if they were
starring themselves."

"By all indicators, we anticipate Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will
be the biggest entertainment launch of all time. As of today, the number of
pre-order reservations we’ve taken for the game is the highest for any title
we’ve ever sold in our 6,200 store network," said Tony Bartel, executive vice
president, merchandising and marketing, GameStop Corp.

Following an unprecedented number of pre-order reservations across the globe,
the sequel to the best selling first person action game in history kicked-off
its worldwide invasion earlier today with a series of midnight celebrations from
Sydney to London, Paris to New York. In the U.S., more than 10,000 retail
outlets opened doors precisely at midnight to sell the much sought-after

Picking up following the historic events of Call of Duty 4: Modern
Warfare, Modern Warfare 2 completely immerses players in one
of the most intense storylines, filled with unexpected plot twists and
death-defying battles set in exotic locales across the globe. As gamers fight to
save the world from annihilation, the soundtrack of Academy Award®, Golden
Globe® Award and Grammy® Award winning composer Hans Zimmer sets the dark and
ominous tone for a truly cinematic gaming experience. Modern Warfare
2 marks the first time that the legendary artist has scored a video

Delivering the complete package, in addition to the heart-racing intensity of
the single player campaign, Modern Warfare 2 also offers an
entirely new gameplay mode, "Special Ops," which supports 2-player co-operative
play via online or split screen dropping gamers into a surplus of time-trial and
objective-based missions. As players rank-up, ever challenging missions are
unlocked, including highlights from the single player campaign, fan favorites
from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and all new, exclusive missions.
While, the all-new Multiplayer mode raises the bar even higher from the
world-record setting online play from its predecessor delivering new
capabilities, customization, gamestates and modes, including customizable
killstreaks, accolades and new create-a-class features.

Modern Warfare 2 is rated "M" (Mature) by the ESRB for Blood,
Drug Reference, Intense Violence and Language and is available now for the Xbox
360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer
entertainment system and Windows® PC for a suggested retail price of $59.99.

Gamers have numerous options to enhance the Modern Warfare 2
experience with the Xbox 360 Limited Edition Console featuring a 250GB
hard drive, Xbox 360 headset, two wireless controllers and a standard edition
copy of the game. Xbox LIVE gamers will also be the first to get their hands on
two Modern Warfare 2 map packs coming first to Xbox 360. Also
available now for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 system are the Modern
Warfare 2 Collector’s Edition packages, including the Hardened Edition,
which contains a token to download Call of Duty® Classic, a
limited edition SteelBook case and the "Behind the Lines" collector’s
artbook, and the individually numbered, one-time only limited quantity Prestige
Edition, which includes the Hardened Edition plus a pair of fully functioning
night vision goggles and an individually numbered "Soap MacTavish" night vision
goggles collectors’ stand.

Also available today for Nintendo DS(TM) is Call of Duty®: Modern
Warfare®: Mobilized. Developed exclusively by n-Space, the DS title
delivers a unique storyline and an arsenal of handheld features. Call of
Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized is rated "T" (Teen) by the ESRB for
Blood, Mild Language and Violence with a suggested retail price of $29.99.

Additionally, for Wii fans Call of Duty: Modern Warfare® Reflex
Edition is also now available. A port by Treyarch of the record-setting
and award-winning, original Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, the title is
rated "M" (Mature) by the ESRB for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence and Strong
Language and has a suggested retail price of $49.99.

Modern Warfare 2 press kit assets are available for download at|en_US.
Players anxious to answer the call can visit for more
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