Officially Licensed NPPL Championship Paintball Action Coming to PS2, PS3, Wii and X360

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Activision has another out-of-the-blue budget title lined up for a holiday season release alongside Secret Service. NPPL Championship Paintball 2009 is a first-person paintball shooter officially licensed by the National Professional Paintball League. It’s due to ship “in late 2008” for PS2, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 and promises to deliver the “most realistic next-generation paintball game ever.” NPPL ’09 will feature officially-licensed gear to outfit your paintballer with, an in-depth career mode, authentic tournament locations and field layouts from the NPPL, the Millennium European Paintball Series, and the XPSL, online multiplayer, realistic motion-captured player movements, and cutting-edge paintball ballistics.

“We appreciate the fact that the bar has been raised with extreme sports games, and that paintball enthusiasts demand an obsessive attention to detail. Our goal has been to over-deliver in a way that pleases both camps,” said Shawn Walker, NPPL President. “It’s been a long wait for next-gen paintball experience, but the work on NPPL Championship Paintball 2009 has paid off and the game is a huge step forward for the genre and the sport.”

“NPPL Championship Paintball 2009 captures the raw intensity of hardcore paintball in this new breed of extreme sports / first person action entertainment,” Dave Oxford, Activision Publishing. “The game represents our ongoing commitment to the sport and our goal to create the most realistic, competitive experience possible.”

13 screenshots from the Xbox 360 version located on the jump.

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