SIERRA ENTERTAINMENT PREPS FOR BATTLE WITH EMPIRE EARTH III DUE OUT IN FALL 2007
Player's Endure the Test of Time in a Quest for World Domination
READING (February 23, 2007) - Sierra Entertainment, a division of Vivendi Games, announced today that the third iteration of the multi-million unit selling real-time strategy (RTS) series, Empire Earth® is in development on PC.
Developed by Mad Doc Software, Empire Earth III builds upon the success of the popular PC Gamer and IGN Editor's Choice Award recipient Empire Earth II and redefines RTS games with a truly global approach to world domination.
"The Empire Earth series has been the recipient of much deserved praise from the media and fans alike, making it a multi-million unit selling franchise for Sierra Entertainment," said Cindy Cook, chief strategy and marketing officer for Vivendi Games. "Empire Earth III will take the series to the next level with its ability to capture the entire scope of the globe and give it to the hands of the player."
Empire Earth is the only RTS series that allows players to build and rule an empire from the ancient world to the distant future, battling it out across the globe through the eons in a bid for worldwide control. Unlike other RTS games that take away the spoils of victory, Empire Earth III will offer continuous free-form gameplay that will allow players to keep units from one battle to the next.
Empire Earth III will be available on PC in fall 2007. For more information, please visit the game's official Web site at www.empireearth.com.
About Mad Doc Software, LLC
Mad Doc Software, LLC ( www.maddocsoftware.com) consists of game industry veterans with experience in every aspect of game development and an unmatched expertise in Artificial Intelligence. An emerging force in the industry, Mad Doc was founded in 1999 by Dr. Ian Davis with the goal of developing AAA titles that expand the game playing experience and broaden the market through creative use of new Networking, Graphics, and AI technologies (Empire Earth II uses Mad Doc's Mad3D Game Engine and MadAI technologies). Collectively, the Massachusetts-based Mad Doc team members are responsible for over eight million units in the game market worldwide, earning the acclaim of players, critics, and publishers alike.
About Vivendi Games
Vivendi Games ( www.vivendigames.com) 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 role-playing games (MMORPG) category, holds leading positions in the PC, console, handheld and mobile games markets, and is an emerging player in casual online games. Vivendi Games' two principal studios and publishing labels include Blizzard Entertainment, headquartered in Irvine, CA, the creator of World of Warcraft®, Diablo®, StarCraft®, and Warcraft®; and Sierra Entertainment, headquartered in Los Angeles, which includes Radical Entertainment, Swordfish Studios, High Moon Studios, and Massive Entertainment. Sierra's IPs include Crash Bandicoot®, Spyro The Dragon®, Empire Earth®, SWAT®, Darkwatch, TimeShift, Ground Control® and Leisure Suit Larry®. Vivendi Games is also home to Vivendi Games Mobile, publishing games for the mobile market, and 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
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