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'Fantastic 4' stretches into stores

Movie-based superhero action game is available on the Xbox, PS2, GameCube, PC and GBA.

Comic book aficionados who can't wait for the theatrical release of 20th Century Fox's "Fantastic 4" can head to their local game retailer for a digital fix.

Activision on Tuesday announced that the multiplatform action game based on the film has shipped to North American retailers. The movie-based action game is available on the Xbox, PS2, GameCube, PC and GameBoy Advance.

Gamers will play as the titular quartet: Mr. Fantastic, The Invisible Woman, The Human Torch and The Thing, as they fight through a story penned by Zak Penn, screenwriter of "X2" and the upcoming "Spy Hunter." The superheroes will use their unique powers to battle their nemesis, Dr. Doom. Both a single-player game and two-player cooperative mode allow gamers to take the role of any of the Fantastic 4 and switch freely between them throughout.

The game features the voices of the film's leading actors: Jessica Alba as Sue Storm; Michael Chiklis as The Thing; Chris Evans as Johnny Storm; Ioan Gruffudd as Reed Richards; and Julian McMahon as Victor Von Doom/Dr. Doom.

Fantastic 4 is rated T for Teen, except for the GBA version, which is rated E-10+. The Xbox, PS2 and GameCube versions retail for $49.99 and the PC and GBA versions sell for $29.99.

Tim Surette reported for GameSpot.