LOS ANGELES, May 8, 2006 - Vivendi Games ("VG") today announced its product line-up for the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Among the company's highly anticipated titles to be shown during E3 is Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft®: The Burning CrusadeTM, the expansion pack to the world's most popular massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG). Sierra Entertainment will also highlight exciting new titles, including ScarfaceTM The World Is Yours, which will be shown in a theatre that recreates the infamous mansion balcony shoot-out from the iconic film starring Al Pacino; EragonTM, based on the best-selling novel and upcoming feature film from 20th Century Fox, Eragon. Fox and Vivendi Games will be previewing exclusive footage from the movie and presenting the game in the Eragon Theater. Sierra will also debut F.E.A.R. TM 360, the critically acclaimed 2005 PC title being released on Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, as well as several other exciting Sierra titles.
"Vivendi Games has emerged as a leader in top quality interactive entertainment with the number one position in the MMORPG market, and leading positions in PC and console. We are thrilled to present a spectacular E3 roster of original properties and entertainment licenses, which reflect the creativity and innovation that are cornerstones of our work," said Bruce Hack, CEO of Vivendi Games.
Other major E3 releases from Sierra Entertainment include TimeshiftTM for Xbox 360, PC titles World in ConflictTM, CaesarTM IV, and F.E.A.R. Extraction Point, the expansion pack to F.E.A.R., and PSPTM (PlayStation® Portable) system titles 50 Cent: Bulletproof G Unit Edition and Miami ViceTM The Game. VG's new Sierra Online division will highlight FreeStyleTM Street Basketball, currently one of the most popular games in Korea, and Vivendi Games Mobile will showcase new mobile titles.
Listed below is additional information for the titles on display at Vivendi Games' E3 booth #1224, located in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Expansion Pack)
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade takes up where World of Warcraft left off, with the races of the Horde and the Alliance continuing to rebuild their lives among the shattered lands of Azeroth. Amid the fragile peace that exists between the factions come rumors that the Burning Legion's age-old war against Azeroth - the so-called Burning Crusade - has been rekindled and threatens to consume the world in another firestorm of war and strife. Additional news, including details on the highly anticipated beta-test and expected release dates for each region, will be announced in the coming months.
Sierra Entertainment, Inc.
Scarface: The World Is Yours
Scarface: The World Is Yours is an open-world action game that puts players in the epic role of Tony Montana. Featuring an unprecedented all-star Hollywood cast and an original script penned by renowned writer David McKenna, the creator of American History X and Blow, Scarface: The World Is Yours will bring Tony Montana to life in an authentic Scarface experience. Developed by Radical Entertainment. Expected Release: Autumn 2006; Platform: PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PC
Based on the worldwide literary phenomenon and the 2006 20th Century Fox film starring Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, Academy Award nominee John Malkovich, Djimon Hounsou, Robert Carlyle, Ed Speleers and Sienna Guillory, Eragon immerses the player in a magical world of dragon riders, destiny and adventure. Gamers will engage in intense battles with an unparalleled combo and magic-based combat system. Developed by Stormfront Studios and Amaze Entertainment. Expected Release: Autumn 2006; Platforms: PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360, Xbox, NGC, GBA, DS, PC
World in Conflict
World in Conflict represents the next-generation of strategy games, with completely destructible 3D battlefields, aggressive team-based multiplayer action and a focus on fast, hard-hitting battles. The game presents a chillingly authentic Cold War scenario created by noted author and Cold War authority Larry Bond. Developed by Massive Entertainment. Expected Release: Spring 2007; Platform: PC
The best shooter of 2005 comes to the Xbox 360 with brand new single player and multiplayer content. F.E.A.R. is a paranormal action thriller presented entirely in first person. It is an unprecedented adrenaline rush of close quarters combat seamlessly melded with the spine-tingling, shocking intensity of the unknown. Developed by Day One Studios. Expected Release: Q4 2006; Platform: Xbox 360
F.E.A.R. Extraction Point (Expansion Pack)
In the expansion pack for the critically acclaimed F.E.A.R. Extraction Point kicks off where the original title ended - with a bang. The First Encounter Assault Recon Team (F.E.A.R.) returns to battle the now free Alma and her deadly minions across a desolated city. Developed by TimeGate Studios. Expected Release: Oct. 2006; Platform: PC
Timeshift is a futuristic FPS that is all about controlling time. Using the Quantum Suit, players have the ability to slow, stop and reverse the flow of time for short periods to solve problems and take out enemies while remaining completely unaffected. Developed by Sabre Interactive. Expected Release: September 2006; Platform: Xbox 360, PC
Caesar IV advances, refines and updates the city-building gameplay pioneered by the Caesar franchise, while remaining true to its predecessor's proud legacy. In Caesar IV, players take on the role of an aspiring provincial governor. Developed by Tilted Mill. Expected Release: Sept 2006; Platform: PC
50 Cent: Bulletproof G Unit Edition
The gritty urban action game starring multi-platinum recording artist 50 Cent is now portable. 50 Cent: Bulletproof G Unit Edition is the ultimate fusion of music, gaming and video entertainment, offering more than a boxed-set of 50 Cent music, an exclusive G Unit documentary, 15 music videos and all new action-packed gameplay. Developed by High Voltage Software. Expected Release: August 2006; Platform: PSPTM (PlayStation®Portable) system
Miami Vice The Game
Inspired by the upcoming summer film from Universal Pictures, Miami Vice The Game puts players deep undercover as narcotics officers Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs in the decadent world of present-day Miami. Developed by Rebellion Studios. Expected Release: July 2006; Platform: Platform: PSPTM (PlayStation®Portable) system
FreeStyle Street Basketball
Freestyle is a fast-paced online basketball game where players meet on virtual courts to challenge each other in a dynamic pick-up game environment, featuring cutting-edge music, fashions and gravity defying basketball moves. Developed by JC Entertainment Corp. Expected Release will be announced.
Vivendi Games Mobile
Vivendi Games Mobile builds off of the company's current base of popular games sold by 70 mobile network operators across 40 countries, including the hugely successful Crash Bandicoot® franchise which has generated more than 1.5 million downloads to date.
Mobile games exhibited on the show floor include:
After Dark®: Flying ToasterTM: Expected Release: Q2 2006
Navy ChallengeTM: Expected Release: Q2 2006
Black Hawk Down®: Team Sabre: Expected Release: Q3 2006
Red Baron®: Expected Release: Q3 2006
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®, DarkwatchTM, TimeshiftTM, Ground Control® and Leisure Suit Larry®. Vivendi Games is also home to Vivendi Games Mobile, publishing games for the emerging 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 countries.
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