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Activision Blizzard lose and gain known titles

Posted August 7, 2008 by admin in Gaming

Last week, video game giants Activision Blizzard announced it would be picking up five newly acquired properties as a result of the July merger with Vivendi Games: Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon, Ice Age, Prototype, and one unannounced game. But guess what’s getting dropped?

A number of high-profile Vivendi Games titles in development — including Ghostbusters, a big-budgeted action-adventure hybrid based on the movie of the same name, and Brutal Legend, a rock n’ roll fantasy epic created by famed designer Tim Schafer — will not see the light of day or must be shopped to another publisher.

Other Vivendi Games casualties of the merger include Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, Wet, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, World at Conflict: Soviet Assault, Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust and Zombie Wranglers, along with many Xbox Live Arcade titles.


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