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Activision wouldn't give a XXX for anything else

Publisher adds another movie license to their line-up

Activision has signed a deal to bring the forthcoming action movie XXX to the PC, all console and handheld platforms, and a small ferret called Gerald. Probably. The movie, directed by Rob Cohen and starring Vin Diesel of The Fast And The Furious fame / infamy, follows an action sports athlete (ah, so that explains Activision's interest) called Xander Cage who is recruited by the NSA to carry out the proverbial impossible mission. It's an odd premise, but it just might work. "Our game will let players experience the adrenaline rush of being an extreme athlete super agent", Activision's Larry Goldberg somehow managed to utter while keeping a straight face. "As the leader in action sports video games, XXX fits perfectly with our expertise and allows us to combine the tricks of an action sports game with the excitement and explosives of a spy thriller." Hopefully the result will be more Tony Hawk meets Agent Under Fire than Dark Summit meets Tomorrow Never Dies...

Source - press release