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New Releases Featuring Mattel's Barbie(tm) And My Scene(tm) Brands To Provide Girls With Fantastical And Fashionable Fun This Autumn

All-new Adventures and Classic Favourites to Arrive this September for Windows® and Game Boy® Advance

READING (August 8, 2005) - Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) today announced its September line-up of interactive games based on the latest additions to Mattel's successful BarbieTM and My SceneTM entertainment franchises. Inspired by the animated movie releases "BarbieTM and the Magic of Pegasus" and "My Scene Goes HollywoodTM" arriving on DVD/VHS this Autumn, BarbieTM and the Magic of Pegasus CD-ROM, BarbieTM and the Magic of Pegasus for the Game Boy® Advance video game system and My Scene Goes HollywoodTM CD-ROM extend the fun of the films with imaginative interactive adventures.

Also shipping from VU Games this September is BarbieTM SuperPack for Game Boy® Advance, featuring Secret AgentTM BarbieTM: Royal Jewels Mission and BarbieTM Groovy Games. For the first time ever, girls can own these two BarbieTM favourites on one fun-filled Game Pack!

BarbieTM and the Magic of Pegasus CD-ROM

Girls let their dreams take flight in a magical fairy tale adventure to stop the evil wizard Wenlock, who has cast a spell turning the kingdom to stone. Girls join BarbieTM as Princess AnnikaTM, her pet polar bear cub, ShiverTM, and BriettaTM, a magnificent winged horse, on a fantastic journey to search for the magical Wand of Light - the only thing that can break the spell. Along the way, girls play fun games and solve challenging puzzles to avoid obstacles and uncover special items throughout four enchanting lands. Then it's off to find Wenlock and save the kingdom from his evil spell!

Availability: October 2005

Platform: Windows®

Ages: 3+ PEGI

BarbieTM and the Magic of Pegasus for Game Boy® Advance

In this magical adventure for Game Boy® Advance, the evil Wenlock has turned everyone in the kingdom to stone and girls must help BarbieTM as Princess AnnikaTM and BriettaTM, her magnificent flying horse, on a quest to break the wizard's spell. Girls play exciting mini-games, solve puzzles and avoid obstacles - throughout 20 fantastic levels and five charming locations of play - all in search of magical jewels to give the Wand of Light special powers to restore the villagers. In order to reverse the wicked spell and save the kingdom, it's up to BarbieTM as Princess AnnikaTM and BriettaTM to face the ultimate challenge - travel to Wenlock's Palace and defeat him once and for all!

Availability: October 2005

Platform: Game Boy® Advance

Ages: 3+ PEGI

My Scene Goes HollywoodTM CD-ROM

It's Lights, Glamour, Fashion!TM for the My SceneTM girls - BarbieTM, MadisonTM, ChelseaTM, NoleeTM, and DelanceyTM - as they work on their very own My SceneTM movie! The Girls sign on as production assistants for a movie studio. They'll help finish the script, design totally amazing sets and even create cool hair styles and fashions for the big production. Now it's time for ultra-fabulous fun as girls attend the premiere of the movie they helped create!

Availability: October 2005

Platform: Windows

Ages: 3+ PEGI

BarbieTM SuperPack for Game Boy® Advance

Girls experience two exciting BarbieTM adventures on one Game Pack!

Secret AgentTM BarbieTM: Royal Jewels Mission - Girls team up with Secret AgentTM BarbieTM, as she trails an international thief in this spy adventure filled with side-scrolling action and cool, hi-tech gadgets! Royal jewels -- including emeralds, rubies and diamonds -- are disappearing all over the world and the clues point to one mysterious villain. Players help BarbieTM stay undercover while she tracks the culprit through England, China, Italy and Mexico and unravels the perilous plot.

BarbieTM Groovy Games - Girls can choose from a collection of classic mini-games with a new BarbieTM style twist! Players will take a spin around town with BarbieTM, choose a location, and play up to nine popular games for hours of "on-the-go" fun. There are lots of cool places to go including a trip to the beach to play checkers, tic-tac-toe with blooming flowers and fluttering butterflies in the park, and even the disco to meet up with SkipperTM for a dance game. Girls can compete with BarbieTM and her friends or challenge their own friends to a match for multiplayer fun!

Availability: September 2005

Platform: Game Boy® Advance

Ages: 3+ PEGI

For more information, visit www.barbie.com and www.myscene.com.

About Mattel

Mattel, Inc., (NYSE: MAT, www.mattel.com) is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products, including Barbie®, the most popular fashion doll ever introduced. The Mattel family is comprised of such best-selling brands as Hot Wheels®, Matchbox®, American Girl® and Tyco® R/C, as well as Fisher-Price® brands (www.fisher-price.com), including Little People®, Rescue Heroes®, Power Wheels® and a wide array of entertainment-inspired toy lines. With worldwide headquarters in El Segundo, Calif., Mattel employs more than 25,000 people in 42 countries and sells products in more than 150 nations throughout the world. The Mattel vision is to be the world's premier toy brands -- today and tomorrow.

About Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games)

Vivendi Universal Games (www.vugames.com) is a global developer, publisher and distributor of multi-platform interactive entertainment. The company is a leader in the subscription-based massively multi-player online (MMO) games category, and also holds leading positions in the PC, console and handheld games markets. Its development studios and publishing labels include Blizzard® Entertainment, Sierra® Entertainment, Radical EntertainmentTM, Massive EntertainmentTM and Swordfish Studios. VU Games' library of over 700 titles features owned intellectual properties including Warcraft®, StarCraft®, Diablo® and World of WarcraftTM from Blizzard; Crash Bandicoot®, Spyro The Dragon®, Empire Earth®, Leisure Suit LarryTM, Ground Control® and Tribes®. VU Games also maintains strategic relationships with industry leading content partners, including Universal Music Group, NBC Universal and Twentieth Century Fox.

BARBIE, MY SCENE and associated trademarks and trade dress are owned by, and used under license from, Mattel, Inc. ® 2005 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Nintendo, Game Boy, and Game Boy Advance are trademarks of Nintendo. ® 2005 Nintendo. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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Vivendi Universal Games

Rob Donald

Rob.Donald@vugames.co.uk

01189 209146

Mattel, Inc.

Michelle Einkauf

michelle.einkauf@mattel.com

310-252-3520

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