READING (OCT. 24, 2005) - Sierra Entertainment shipped Spyro® Shadow Legacy, the newest installment of the 17 million-unit-selling Spyro® franchise, to the Nintendo DSTM this week. Developed by Amaze Entertainment®, the action/adventure game introduces magical powers, role playing game (RPG) elements, and martial arts fighting to the beloved Spyro gameplay in a game that is fun for players of all ages.
"Spyro Shadow Legacy returns everyone's favorite video game dragon to gaming with more powers than ever before," said Philip W. O'Neil, Chief Operating Officer and President, North America for Vivendi Universal Games. "Spyro Shadow Legacy gives players a fun and engaging RPG that is jam-packed with action, exploration and adventure and is fun for all gamers, young and old."
Spyro Shadow Legacy introduces role playing elements to the Dragon Realms, offering Spyro fans an "RPG light" experience with all new gameplay features. By fighting and defeating creatures in the game, players will earn experience points that improve Spyro's strength and abilities. This RPG element will allow players to use their experience to build Spyro's new magical powers and martial arts combat abilities as the game progresses.
Spyro Shadow Legacy for Nintendo DS leverages all of the technical innovations of the Nintendo DS, including dual screen, touch screen, wireless capabilities and 3D graphics. With touch screen controls, players can draw symbols to cast spells or use the second screen as an overhead map. Players can utilize the Nintendo DS wireless capabilities to trade collectible creatures with other players nearby.
Spyro Shadow Legacy is now available at retail stores for a suggested retail price of $29.99 and an ESRB rating of 'E' for everyone.
About Amaze Entertainment
Amaze Entertainment® is one of the world's largest independent interactive game development companies in the world. The company consistently delivers world-class multi-platform video games and has earned a reputation as an ideal partner, especially for high profile product launches based on popular brands and franchises like Harry Potter® and The Lord of the Rings®.
Founded in 1996 the Amaze Entertainment now employs almost 200 talented interactive game creators and continues to deliver games that maximize the capabilities of PCs and all video game devices, from Nintendo's DS and Sony's PSPTM to the powerful and complex advanced console systems. The company is extremely skilled at producing titles that help build existing brands and franchises. This quality is highly regarded by clients who turn to Amaze Entertainment for assistance in expanding their prized mass-market properties.
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®, 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 WarcraftTM from Blizzard Entertainment; 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 and Ludlum Entertainment.
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