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Retail Ready For F.E.A.R. – October 18, 2005

F.E.A.R. in stores everywhere Oct 18th.

READING, UK - (October 17, 2005) - Vivendi Universal Games' today announced that Sierra Entertainment's award-winning F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault Recon), one of the most anticipated games of 2005, has been shipped to retailers globally and will be available Tuesday, October 18, 2005.

"Consumers around the world will be able to get their copies of F.E.A.R. at the same time - October 18th," said Philip W. O'Neil, Chief Operating Officer and President of North America for Vivendi Universal Games. "The great feedback that F.E.A.R. has received in the media has helped create a huge demand, one that can be satisfied tomorrow."

Developed by Monolith Productions, F.E.A.R. is an intense first person close-quarters combat experience with rich atmosphere and an engaging, paranormal horror storyline. Already named 'Best Action Game of E3 2005' by the E3Critics, F.E.A.R. has been called 'Vivendi's classic-in-the-making' and 'the PC's top shooter' by PC Gamer US (September 2005) who also gave the title 92% and the 'Editors Choice' award. F.E.A.R has also received a score of 90% in PC Zone and 'Editors Choice' awards from GameSpot.com (9.1 out of 10) and IGN.com (9.2 out of 10)

To get more information on F.E.A.R., or to download the demo, please visit www.whatisfear.com.

F.E.A.R. has been rated 18 by the BBFC.

About Monolith Productions

Monolith Productions, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, located in Kirkland, Washington, employs over 100 people. Over the past 10 years, Monolith has risen to critical acclaim through an emphasis on delivering quality products such as the No One Lives Forever franchise and Tron 2.0

About Vivendi Universal 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, holds leading positions in the PC, console and handheld games markets, and is an emerging player in mobile and wireless games. Its development studios and publishing labels include Blizzard Entertainment®, Radical EntertainmentTM, Sierra® Entertainment, Massive EntertainmentTM and Swordfish Studios. VU Games' library of over 700 titles features owned intellectual properties including Warcraft®, StarCraft®, Diablo® and World of Warcraft® from Blizzard Entertainment; Crash Bandicoot®, Spyro The Dragon®, Empire Earth®, Leisure Suit LarryTM, and Ground Control®. VU Games also maintains strategic relationships with industry leading content partners, including Universal Music Group, NBC Universal, Twentieth Century Fox and Ludlum Entertainment.

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