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The popular purple dragon returns this November in his greatest adventure ever!

PARIS (October 22, 2004) - Vivendi Universal Games International (VU Games Intl) announced today that Spyro®: A Hero's TailTM, the next installment in the popular video game franchise, has gone gold. The fiery purple dragon will land on retail shelves nationwide this November in his biggest adventure yet for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCubeTM. Developed by UK-based Eurocom Entertainment Software, the new 3D action platformer will feature five fully-playable characters and brand-new Spyro breath attacks, power-ups and moves.

"Without a doubt, A Hero's Tail is the biggest, boldest and greatest Spyro adventure to date," said Michael Pole, EVP of Worldwide Studios, VU Games. "Everyone's favorite purple dragon has allied himself with old friends and recruited new ones in a humorous adventure spanning lush dragon realms that gamers of all ages will certainly enjoy. Spyro is definitely back - and he's back in a big way!"

Spyro must save the Dragon Realms from the Evil Red Dragon who has planted light-sapping Dark Gems all over the Dragon Realms in an attempt to capture and control the world. With the help of his allies, Spyro must seek out and destroy all of the Dark Gems to return the lands back to normal and to save the Dragon Realms from the evil dragon's tyrannical control. Full of brand new dragon powers and abilities, gadgets, lush environments and playable characters, Spyro A Hero's Tail is the greatest Spyro adventure ever!

Spyro A Hero's Tail will be available on 12th November 2004 on PlayStation 2, Xbox and 19th November on Nintendo GameCube. For more information, customers can visit www.vugames-europe.com.

About Vivendi Universal Games

Headquartered in Los Angeles, VU Games is a leading global developer, publisher and distributor of multi-platform interactive entertainment. Its development studios and publishing labels include Blizzard Entertainment, Sierra Entertainment, Fox Interactive and Massive Entertainment. VU Games' library of over 700 titles features multi-million unit selling properties such as Warcraft®, StarCraft® and Diablo® from Blizzard Entertainment®; Crash Bandicoot®, Spyro The DragonTM, Ground Control®, Empire Earth®, Tribes® and Leisure Suit LarryTM.

'Spyro: A Hero's Tail' interactive game ® 2004 Universal Interactive, Inc. Spyro and related characters are ® and ® of Universal Interactive, Inc. All rights reserved. Published by Vivendi Universal Games International ® 2004 Sierra Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved. Sierra and the Sierra logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sierra Entertainment, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. "P" and "PlayStation" are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Microsoft, Xbox, and the Xbox logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or in other countries and are used under license from Microsoft. NINTENDO GAMECUBE AND THE NINTENDO GAMECUBE LOGO ARE TRADEMARKS OF NINTENDO.

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