First World Series of Poker 2008 Info: Trailer, Screens, Box Art and Fact Sheet

Activision has sent along a massive update detailing its upcoming World Series of Poker 2008: Battle for the Bracelets game scheduled to ship next month for the PC, PS3, PS2, PSP, Xbox 360 and Nintendo DS. Below you can find the first game trailer, screenshots, box art and fact sheet info.

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Product Description:

The #1 poker video game franchise is back and stacked with even more intense poker action. With World Series of Poker 2008: Battle for the Bracelets you will enter the largest sporting event in the world – the World Series of Poker, with the challenge to Beat The Brat – Phil Hellmuth! You’ll need to build the bankroll and face off against some of the world’s top pros including Johnny Chan, Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, Mike “The Mouth” Matusow, Greg Raymer, Annie Duke, Phil “Unabomber” Laak, Humberto Brenes, Marcel “They Flying Dutchman” Luske, David “Devil Fish” Ulliott, and Shannon Elizabeth in your quest to win the championship bracelet for the $10,000 Main Event. With intense heads-up tournament action, more poker tutorials, more locations, and the most stacked list of A-list pros ever in a video game, this year’s game is upping the high-stakes poker action like never before!

What’s New/Key Features:

• More A-List Pros Than Ever Before – Your poker skills will be put to the ultimate test by over 30 of the world’s top poker champions – the most extensive collection of top pros in any video game ever produced. You’ll be expected to go all-in against the likes of Phil Hellmuth, Jennifer Harman, Scotty Nguyen, Clonie Gowen, T.J. Cloutier, Allen Cunningham, David Williams and many others! All pros have been digitally scanned to deliver the most realistic likeness and have provided voice-over and playing style traits for their in-game characters. Plus all the action once again will be called by the official WSOP commentating duo of Norman Chad and Lon McEachern.

• Learn from the Best – This year we’ve upped the ante on improving your poker skills. In their very own poker school setting, Phil Hellmuth, Chris Ferguson, and Mike Matusow will teach you their tips, tricks, and strategies that have solidified them as some of the world’s best poker players. But it’s up to you to learn them and to put them into practice at the world’s toughest poker stage – The World Series of Poker.

• More Extensive Unlockable Poker Tools – With successful wins, you will unlock valuable poker tools that will enable you to become an even more skillful player. Unlockables include the ability to instantly check your odds of hitting various hands at the pre-flop, flop, turn and river, check the ranking of your hand, and even check valuable statistics on your opponents’ style’s of play such as the percentage of flops each has seen or and percentage of pre-flop raises. You will also unlock sections of Phil Hellmuth’s Black Belt poker tutorial from

• More Locations – This year you can build your bankroll on the the famed Las Vegas Strip! Enter cash games at the famed poker rooms of Caesar’s Palace, Flamingo, Harrah’s, Bally’s, and Paris casinos. Plus, you can still test your skills at all the favorite locations of previous years such as Harrah’s New Orleans, Grand Tunica, and of course the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino.

Publisher: Activision, Inc.

Developer: Left Field Productions, Inc.

Release Date: Late Sept 2007

Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, NDS, PC

SRP: $49.99 X360/PS3, $29.99 PS2/PSP/NDS, $19.99 PC a-image148.jpg a-image152.jpg a-image55.jpg marketing1x360-image324.jpg marketing1x360-image472.jpg WSOP 360.jpg WSOP DS.jpg WSOP PC.jpg WSOP PS2.jpg WSOP PS3.jpg WSOP PSP.jpg

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