FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10th, 2007
Paris, 10 January, 2007: Vivendi Games Mobile, a division of Vivendi Games, today announced the release of a new mobile game title, Eragon, which is already available on most mobile network operator portals across Europe.
The mobile game launched simultaneously across Europe and the U.S. with the box office release of Eragon, by Twentieth Century Fox Film. Based on 16-year-old Christopher Paolini's fantasy novel, Eragon was one of the best-selling books of 2006, with 2.5 million copies sold to date worldwide. In addition to the mobile game, published by Vivendi Games Mobile, the Sierra publishing unit of Vivendi Games launched Eragon as a cross-platform game, available for consoles (PS2, XBOX-360, PSP (PlayStation Portable System), Nintendo DS, Nintendo Game Boy Advance) and PC.
The Twentieth Century Fox motion picture ERAGON has taken in over $200 million at the global box office since its worldwide debut on December 15, 2006.
The mobile version of Eragon: The Dragon Rider was developed in the true spirit of the novel and movie, and re-enacts the excitement of the epic dragon-riding adventure. A side-scrolling action game featuring both land and air combat, Eragon enables the player to become the story's hero, riding his dragon Saphira to conquer all states using multi-combos and special dragon moves. The gameplay is both easy and intuitive, thanks to simple controls, and very enjoyable to play.
Key product features:The player can choose multiple game paths while following the storyline Intuitive gameplay : the game uses a simple key-set control system that allows multiple combinations depending on the situation Character customization: the player can modify the statistics of his hero to improve his skills given a specific situation. For example, players can choose close combat-oriented skills, or focus on magic spells, or even combine the two. These choices are directly visible in the combat phases. Copyrights :
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TM & ® 2006 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. Twenty Century Fox; Eragon; and their associated logos are trademarks of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Fox Mobile Entertainment is a trademark of Twentieth Century Fox.
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Title: ERAGON: The Dragon Rider
Genre: Action / Adventure
Formats: Mobile, also available on PS2, XBOX-360, PSP [PlayStations Portable system], Nintendo DS and Nintendo Game Boy Advance
European release: December
Development Studio: Kaolink
European publisher: Vivendi Games Mobile
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About Twentieth Century Fox Film
Twentieth Century Fox is one of the major American motion picture studios and the creator of a wide genre of films from musicals and literary works to science fiction. In 1935, Fox Films and Twentieth Century combined to establish themselves as the present Twentieth Century Fox. From 1968 onward, many hit titles were born, starting with sci-fi epics such as Planet of the Apes, Alien, and Predator, and others such as Titanic, Die Hard, and Home Alone. The affiliated Twentieth Century Fox Television has created brilliant programming, such as the hit series 24, which received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2006 and a recent Golden Globe nomination for Best Dramatic Series.
About Vivendi Games Mobile
Vivendi Games Mobile, a division of Vivendi Games, is dedicated to publishing quality titles for the worldwide mobile games market. Headquartered in Paris, Vivendi Games Mobile has production studios in Paris (120 staff in Paris) and San Mateo, California (formerly the award-winning mobile games publisher Centerscore, acquired in September 2006), with further post-production staff in Los Angeles. The company publishes a diverse portfolio of action, strategy, casual and arcade games based on original IP, high-profile entertainment licenses and classic Sierra IP, distributed via over 90 operators and dozens of web portals in 60 countries around the world. Top-selling titles include: Black Hawk Down®, Crash Bandicoot® Tag Team Racing, Empire Earth®, Eragon®, Leisure Suit Larry® Magna Cum Laude, Spyro the Dragon®, Surviving High School, and SWAT® Force, For further information, visit www.vgmobile.com.
Vivendi Games is a global developer, publisher and distributor of multi-platform interactive entertainment. The company is the leader in the subscription-based massively multi-player online (MMO) games category and holds leading positions in the PC, casual online, console, handheld and mobile games markets. Vivendi Games' two principal studios and publishing labels include Blizzard Entertainment, headquartered in Irvine, CA, and Sierra Entertainment, headquartered in Los Angeles, which includes Radical Entertainment, Swordfish Studios, High Moon Studios and Massive Entertainment. Vivendi Games is also home to Sierra Online, dedicated to publishing casual games for online play and distribution on all platforms. Vivendi Games maintains strategic relationships with industry leading content partners, including Universal Music Group, NBC Universal, Twentieth Century Fox, and Ludlum Entertainment. The company has 16 offices around the world conducting business in 75 countries.