Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 for Wii-1.052009-11-23 16:55:48Maura SActivision has announced today that Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5 for the Wii™ is now available in retailers across North America. The game, which is based on the hit Cartoon Network animated series, enables players to use battle-ready vehicles to defend earth from invading alien hordes and such like. The Battle Force 5™ of the title is actually an elite team of drivers who like to smash their way through Battle Zones in their bid to vanquish The Sark™ and The Vandals™. There are 12 playable vehicles in total, all of which can be used to perform extreme stunts and jumps. Each Battle Zone also contains a Battle Key, which players must find in order to seal the portal and prevent those pesky galactic predators from sneaking through when you’re not looking. You can also show off your battle skills against your friends in the multiplayer Battle Mode. “The TV show is packed with non-stop action, and the game puts players squarely in the middle of it all,” said David Oxford, Activision Publishing. “By enabling them to be a part of Battle Force 5, we are giving fans the interactive experience they’ve been dreaming of.” “Activision has done a phenomenal job replicating the crash and bash vehicular combat of Battle Force 5 into a thrilling video game that fans of the show will love,” said Barry Waldo, VP Entertainment Marketing, Mattel.