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Player X and Universal Studios team up for this summer's Miami Vice blockbuster

Mobile content publisher and distributor Player X has signed with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group to bring Miami Vice, the official mobile game based on the upcoming crime drama Miami Vice, and additional exclusive content to more than 450 million mobile worldwide subscribers.

Written and directed by Michael Mann (Heat, Collateral) Miami Vice stars Colin Farrell (S.W.A.T., The New World) and Academy Award® winner Jamie Foxx (Ray, Jarhead) as undercover detectives James "Sonny" Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs. Miami Vice comes to theaters July 28, 2006.

Player X will publish and distribute the mobile game, as well as produce exclusive mobile audio and graphics from the film. Player X has a distribution network of more than 70 global operators in Europe, Asia and the Americas with a potential reach of more than 450 million people.

"Player X is the new cool kid on the block in the world of mobile publishing. They've totally embraced Miami Vice from our first discussion about it, and that passion has translated into a fantastic mobile game that's a blast to play," said Jeremy Laws, senior vice president, Universal Mobile Entertainment.

"Player X's mobile expertise will augment the Miami Vice brand and take the movie content to mobile phone users all over the world," said Tony Pearce, Player X CEO.

The news follows Player X's recent publication of the exclusive mobile game of Oscar®-winning film Wallace & Gromit - Curse of the Were-Rabbit and the company's recent deals with legendary UK games publisher Codemasters and TV format-owner FremantleMedia.

For more information, please contact paul.munford@playerx.com or +44 (0) 7970 673695

About Player X

Player X publishes and distributes wireless entertainment content through global operators, retailers, internet portals and handset manufacturers.

Since its formation in 2004, Player X has already successfully published leading games, video and mobile entertainment content onto the largest mobile operators in the industry and rapidly achieved levels of distribution in the key territories around the world.

About Miami Vice

The cocaine cowboys of the '80s are gone, but Miami's Casablanca allure, the undercover cops and the attitudes of Michael Mann's culturally influential television series have been enhanced by time in the feature film version of Miami Vice.

Ricardo Tubbs (Foxx) is urbane and dead smart. He lives with Bronx-born intel analyst Trudy, played by British actress Naomie Harris (28 Days Later, upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean II and III), as they work undercover transporting drug loads into South Florida to identify a group responsible for three murders.

Sonny Crockett (Farrell) [to the untrained eye, his presentation may seem unorthodox, but procedurally he is sound] is charismatic and flirtatious until - while undercover working with the supplier of the South Florida group - he gets romantically entangled with Isabella, the Chinese-Cuban wife of an arms and drugs trafficker. Isabella is played by the Chinese actress Gong Li (Raise the Red Lantern, Memoirs of a Geisha).

The best undercover identity is oneself with the volume turned up and restraint unplugged. The intensity of this case pushes Crockett and Tubbs out onto the edge where identity and fabrication become blurred, where cop and player become one-especially for Crockett in his romance with Isabella and for Tubbs in the provocation of an assault on those he loves.

Miami Vice stars Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Gong Li, Naomie Harris and Ciarán Hinds and is written and directed by Michael Mann, who also produces along with Pieter Jan Brugge; Anthony Yerkovich serves as executive producer.

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